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Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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  • WD Only
  • 900 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Standard
This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17052 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - C17052

This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Round spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
  • Adjustable spring bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Grease zerks in the head assembly make for simple maintenance
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases hookup by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 800 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 2-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.


Selecting a Weight Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.


To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.


Forged Steel Spring Bars

The round spring bars are made from forged steel, giving them a distinct advantage over typical cast steel bars. Forging is a process where thermal and mechanical energy are applied to the steel, resulting in a finished product that is more resilient to impacts and is stronger in terms of shear strength. Simply put, these spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.


Built-In Grease Zerks

Built-in grease zerk on the Curt weight distribution system head assembly

The system's head features 2 built-in grease zerks so that you can easily lubricate the spring bars without having to remove them from the head assembly. The grease zerks are located on each of the shafts that encase the spring bars. Simply use a grease gun (sold separately) to inject grease into each of the zerks.



17052 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch



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Video of Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Weight Distribution - WD Only - C17052 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C17052. This is the Curt weight distribution system with a round bar design. It's going to have a gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 1,000 pounds. Now weight distributions systems are going to evenly distribute the weight over your axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer. It's really going to help improve stability and control which ultimately is going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This is going to feature a round spring bar design. The round spring bars are going to be constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability.

You can adjust the spring bar tension simply by switching the links here on the lift brackets. You have your left chains and the left brackets. The left brackets are going to be mounted to your trailer. They're going to work with trailer widths, trailer frames that have a width up to 3 inches. It's going to take up about 5 inches of space along the trailer frame.

To adjust the spring bar tension all you have to do is switch between the links right here on the chain. You can customize that depending on your particular application. You can also tilt the head as needed. It's going to come with all these spacers right here, or these washers. It's going to come with a spacer rivet. Spacer rivet is going to get installed inside the head unit.

The more tilt you need simply just accommodate that by reducing or adding to the amount of washers that you place on the rivet. That's going to help you gain the tilt or reduce the amount of tilt for you particular application. You can tilt the head as needed. The round bars are going to go up into the head unit in these two locations here. It's got a nice snapper design, so you push the spring bars up in there.

They snap into place. Now I did find an easy way to disconnect these from the head unit. Disconnect them form the left brackets, rotate the spring bar all the way back to about this position back here. They will automatically release from the head unit. With this system you can easily perform maintenance as needed. It's going to have the zerk fittings right here so that way you can pump grease in there. You can always keep that lubricated so that way it keeps working very safely and effectively. Again, if you stay up to date on the maintenance tips that are in the instructions, this system is going to last you a really, really long time. It's got the grease zerks and the head assembly, it's going to make for simple maintenance. You can adjust the shank. You can adjust the head unit along the shank. It has the adjustable shank. It's going to fit inside a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. Go ahead and flip that around so you can get a better look at that shank. From the very back to the very front it's going to give us an overall length of 12 inches. It can be used in the rise or drop position. You can see here today I have it installed in the rise position. Either one is available that way it can work with a variety of situations. It's also going to include your 5/8 inch diameter hitch pin and clip to secure inside your hitch on your vehicle. You go the adjustable shank, sold steel construction. Everything that has steel on here is going to be coded with a nice power coat finish on it. It's going to stand up really long against rust and corrosion. It's going to last a long time. This right here is going to be our snap up lever. This is included as well. It goes over the end portion here on our brackets. Again, our brackets get mounted to the frame of our trailer. Then we have the leverage bar, this is just our snap up lever. It's going to help with gain levers that we can, excuse me. That way we can gain leverage to engage or release the lift brackets when hooking up and unhooking. The system's going to come with everything that you see here on the table. It's going to include all the necessary hardware. Your hitch ball is going to be sold separately. The ball hold diameter on the head unit is going to measure an inch and a quarter. You can reduce that to an inch by installing the reducer bushing that comes with this kit. An inch and a quarter and it can be reduced to an inch. It's also going to have the two locations right here, this way you can install a ball mount for an anti-sway system. If you don't already have one, you can get one. We offer those here on our website. They are going to be sold separately. Again, the tongue weight on this unit is maxed out at 1,000 pounds, but it will accommodate anywhere from 800 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight. Maximum gross towing weight is 10,000 pounds. It's designed for 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitches that are rated for use for the weight distribution system. When it comes to the maximum rise and drop, I did mention earlier that we do have an adjustable shank here. Our holes are going to be separated on center by an inch and a quarter. The rise position, if we we're to put the head assembly all the way to the top position and take a measurement from the top of our shank to the top of our ball platform, it's going to give us a maximum rise of 6 1/2 inches. If we we're to do that same measurement in the drop position with this at the lowest setting, that's going to give us a maximum drop of an inch and a half. That's going to do it for today's review of part number C17052. This is the Curt weight distribution system with a gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 1,000 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17052

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.

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All that I can rate right now is etrailer's customer service and shipping. Both were excellent! 478064



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Looking forward to getting this out to my camper so get it set up. Looks like its a sturdy hitch setup. Love the Adjustable factor of it 340236



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I like the product very much still have them and will keep it as long as I have my new travel trailer I would highly recommend it 463433



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Product works great! It arrived in a timely fasion and the price is unbeatable. I will recommend this site to any one that needs parts for their R.V. or camper. 249649



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The equalizer hitch we purchased was more hitch than we needed to pull our ALiner, but we found that we were glad to have made this choice. We traveled though the Rocky Mountains, Oregon, Yellowstone Park and back home without any hint of problems. The hitch worked so well that we had little to no sway, went up mountain passes with ease, and were pleased with the weight distribution. We did have a learning curve on how to use the hitch, but we are novices on pulling anything. We found that it was very easy to use. 248736



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Two hours attempting to set this up and ultimately gave up and did not use it. It would not attach to my new trailer even with the pole tongue adapter. Worthless. 229538



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Easy to install . Distributes the weight like it's supposed to . Thank you 295218



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Thank you Etrailer! I haul trailers for a living and I wouldn't go anywhere else for my equipment. Arrived in two days! Thanks again. 577710



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Hitch looks great. Very fast shipping. Excellent customer service. Very friendly staff. Thanks etrailer!!! 524048



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I have done business with etrailer for many years. Be it trailer hitches, tow bars, brake controlers, mirrors - the list goes on and on. Everytime I do a new transaction with them their service, attention to detail and customer satisfaction reinforces to me the rightness of my decision to only do business with them. I have no idea what I will need next but I do know UNEQUIVOCALLY it will be with them! 491750



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Great product, great customer service, I wouldn't look anywhere else. 471937



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Great product, sales people are excellent, and fast fast service. 443728



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The weight distribution system is pretty much standard you should order a new ball with this item. Heavy duty putting it together if you don't have a one inch drive socket set you might consider taking it and your truck to a RV service center for setting it up. I have a 6000 lbs trailer and an F-150 works great. 424184



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No problems work perfectly. 2001 Yukon slt towing 2008 keystone passport travel trailer. 413319



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Works as should, excellent product, excellent quality 410367



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I bought this hitch to pull a 4000# camper with a half ton pickup and after a year it's still working great. It came with clear setup instructions so I knew I was using it correctly. 372497



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the products works great no problems with it at all. 364916



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The hitch and load bars are extremely well built and etrailers shipped it quickly. Very pleased with purchase. 350572



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Heavy duty load bars, well made by Curt Manufactering 305278



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Easy to use 297946



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Looks great, works great. Can't wait to get on the road. 297507



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Easy to install and setup using the instructions supplied. Also there are plenty of YouTube videos to help you along. Very solid construction that seems like it will last a while but only time will tell. Definitely helped out with rear end sag and greatly improved handling. 290926



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works fine.thahks 268523



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Just as described 254978



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Product was very good. Would have been nice if delivery was faster. 233718



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Haven't used it yet, easy assembly and fast shipping. I have ordered several products and every time my shipment has always been on time and has worked flawlessly. Thank You. 211598


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  • Comparing Curt Weight Distribution Hitch Systems C17002 and C17052
  • The two Curt weight distribution (WD) hitches you referenced, parts # C17002 and # C17052, are both round bar type WD systems that are intended for trailer tongue weights between 800 and 1000-lbs. Both include the same component parts (and both do NOT include a hitch ball or friction anti-sway mechanism). The main difference between them is that the MV # C17052 has grease zerks at the head to make it easier to lubricate that friction point. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt.
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  • Weight Distribution System Shank with At Least 6 Inches of Drop
  • To determine the correct rise or drop for a trailer you want to measure from the inside top of the receiver tube like you did. Then you want to measure from the bottom of the trailer's coupler to the ground. Both will need to be parked on level ground for a true measurement. Then you figure the difference. The shank that is included with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052 you have has a maximum drop of 2-1/2 inches. For a shank with 6 inches of drop # FA92-02-4214....
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  • Is Sway Control Needed with Weight Distribution System on Newer Ford Truck
  • Weight distribution alone is basically a form of "sway control". It will help reduce sway caused by cross winds or passing semi-trucks greatly. Going with additional sway control isn't always needed and since you have a the Ford sway control built into the truck already I would assume you would be totally fine without a sway control system.
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  • Can Curt MV Weight Distribution System Be Ordered with 2 inch Hitch Ball
  • We have a version of the Curt MV WD system part # C17062 that you referenced which doesn't come with a ball which then allows you to add the size needed to your order. For that you'd want the # C17052 and the Curt ball # 40038 which is a 2 inch hitch ball that also has the correct shank dimensions to fit this system. Then to add on the sway control unit you'd also want the part # 17200.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6300lb Trailer w/ 550lb Tongue Weight
  • Your first step in choosing a weight distribution system is to identify the tongue weight of your trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to tow. This tongue weight figure should also include the weight of anything stowed behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. These combined figures represent the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system you choose. I've linked...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer and 3,500 Pound Travel Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Like you said the 800 to 1,200 pound system you have is rated much too high for a tongue weight of 278 pounds. I recommend a system that maxes out at 600 pounds, # 17300, so that it will be effective and...
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  • Can Trailer be Backed Up With Curt MV Weight Distribution System Installed
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052 does allow you to back up, however it doesn't include sway control with it. To add that you would need a friction sway control unit like the Curt # 17200 but by adding this you wouldn't be able to back up without initially disconnecting the friction sway control. If you are looking for a chain style weight distribution (WD) system then we have the Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1006 which integrates the anti-sway so you don't have to worry about...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Palomini 180FB
  • If the trailer you are towing weighs more than half of the weight of the tow vehicle we recommend the use of weight distribution. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. You should note that the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle should be considered tongue weight as well. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out. Since your trailer has around 450 lbs of dry tongue...
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  • Do Install Instructions Come with the Curt Weight Distribution C17052
  • Yes, a set of detailed install instructions come with the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17052 that you referenced. I attached a link to them if you wanted to check them out now. I also attached a review video for this product and a couple other help articles on weight distribution.
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  • Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2018 Keystone Bullet Premier Ultra Light 30RIPR
  • It looks like your current system is a Curt MV like part # C17052 which is supposed to help with the distribution of weight but doesn't include any sway control. This is why you were having issues with the wind. There are friction sway control bars like part # 17200 that you can add to your system but they are not as effective as a system that has the sway control integrated into it. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution (WD) # C17500 does have integrated sway control so it will help...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailers with Gross Weight of 7,000 Pounds
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If the gross weight of each trailer is 7,000 pounds that would put the tongue weight range at 700 to 1,050 pounds. Based on that I recommend going with the 1,000 pound system # C17052 over an 800 pound system....
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  • How to Determine Tongue Weight of Trailer for Picking Out Weight Distribution System
  • To determine the tongue weight of your trailer when it is unloaded or loaded will require you to weigh it. For more info on that check out the link I attached. The tongue weight of a trailer isn't always listed. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on weight...
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  • Do Round or Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Systems Offer Better Ground Clearance
  • A weight distribution system with trunnion bars would definitely offer more ground clearance at the trailer coupler because the bars don't extend below the weight distribution head like they do on round bar systems. If you'd care to reply with the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your horse trailer, I'd be happy recommend a weight distribution system for you. I've linked you to an FAQ article that explains how to determine your trailer's tongue weight, as well as to...
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  • Weight Distribution System or New Shank with More Drop to Tow Trailer Level
  • We cannot open the packages and swap out the shanks so the best option is to either just replace the shank that you have or choose a system that doesn't come with a shank and shank separately. You don't have to get a whole new weight distribution system if you just need a shank with more drop. You can buy just a shank. Most shanks are interchangeable amongst the different manufacturers. If the head of the weight distribution system you have now mounts to the shank using 3/4 inch diameter...
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