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Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round Bar - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round Bar - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Does Not Allow Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reduces Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Bar Style
Keep your trailer in line with this system that uses a telescoping bar with friction pads to correct trailer sway. Built-in grease zerks in the head provide simple maintenance. Includes an adjustable shank and pre-torqued 2-5/16" hitch ball. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round Bar - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW part number C17063 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - C17063

Keep your trailer in line with this system that uses a telescoping bar with friction pads to correct trailer sway. Built-in grease zerks in the head provide simple maintenance. Includes an adjustable shank and pre-torqued 2-5/16" hitch ball.


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
  • Friction sway control reduces sway caused by winds, passing traffic, curving roads, or sudden maneuvers
    • Adjustable tension lets you set the perfect amount of control and resistance
    • Built-in lever engages and disengages the system
    • Easy to remove - simply unclip the bar unit from each attachment ball
  • 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, 2-5/16" hitch ball with 1-1/4" diameter shank, sway control bar, spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 14,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 2-1/2"
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Not for use on trailers with surge brakes. It is recommended that you remove this sway control unit before backing up/reversing and before towing in slippery conditions such as on wet, icy, gravel, or snow-covered roads.


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Torqued Chrome Hitch Ball
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control Unit
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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.


Friction Sway Control

The included friction-style sway control unit reduces trailer sway caused by winds, passing traffic, curving roads, or sudden maneuvers. As soon as your trailer begins to move out of line, the friction pads inside the unit touch one another and create resistance to help prevent further side-to-side movement. To install the unit, simply mount the ball-and-plate assembly to your trailer's frame with the included self-tapping screws, and attach the sway control ball to the head of your weight distribution hitch. Then attach the bar to both of the balls and secure it in place with the included clips.


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.



17063 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Complete Kit with Sway Control



C17063 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C17063 Installation instructions

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2017 - 2019 Eclipse Iconic TT Toy Hauler 2114SF

2019 - 2019 Forest River Sandstorm TT Toy Hauler 211SLC

2019 - 2019 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite TT Toy Hauler 211SSXL

2018 - 2019 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite TT Toy Hauler 211SSXL

2017 - 2017 Dutchmen Razorback Travel Trailer 2150

2007 - 2007 Coachmen Adrenaline Lite TT Toy Hauler 21FK

2014 - 2016 Forest River Shockwave TT Toy Hauler 21FQ

2017 - 2017 Forest River Shockwave TT Toy Hauler 21FQMX

2017 - 2019 Eclipse Stellar TT Toy Hauler 21FSLE

2017 - 2019 Forest River Shockwave TT Toy Hauler 21RQMX

2017 - 2019 Eclipse Attitude TT Toy Hauler 21SALE

2014 - 2019 Keystone Hideout TT Toy Hauler 21THWE

2019 - 2019 Forest River Sandstorm TT Toy Hauler 220

2011 - 2012 Forest River Shockwave TT Toy Hauler 22FB

2017 - 2019 Forest River Shockwave TT Toy Hauler 22FS

2009 - 2009 Skyline Malibu TT Toy Hauler 2311D

2009 - 2009 Skyline Mountain View TT Toy Hauler 2311D

2017 - 2019 Eclipse Iconic TT Toy Hauler 2314SF

2017 - 2019 Eclipse Iconic TT Toy Hauler 2315CB

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Video of Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round Bar - 14K GTW, 1.4K 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 With Sway Control - C17063 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution System With Friction Sway Control, this unit's going to help evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and the trailer which is going to offer improved stability and control. Ultimately, it's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. Now, the friction sway control is composed of this part right here, this plate and ball, serrated washers, the six screws and the two large clips, as well as the small ball here on the head assembly. This is going to feature adjustable tension, which is controlled by this bolt right here, more or less, so you have the indicators right here on the sticker, and then you're going to have this built in lever. This is going to engage and disengage the system. That sway control is going to help reduce sway that's caused by winds, passing traffic, curving roads or sudden maneuvers. The unit's easy to install, simply mount the ball and plate assembly to you your trailer's frame with the included self tapping screws, and then the sway control ball is already pre-installed here on the head of the weight distribution hitch. Then all you have to do is attach the bar to both of the balls and secure it in place with the included clips.

It's also easy to remove, all you have to do is un-clip the bar from each attachment ball. Now, the wight distribution system's going to feature round spring bars, these are constructed of solid forged steel for strength and durability, which is going to help them do a good job at keeping the trailer in line behind the vehicle, and you can adjust the spring bar tension. This uses a chain system here on the lift brackets, so to fine tune or to adjust the tension just switch the lengths at the connection point. Very easy to do. The lift brackets fit over the trailer frame, and then they tighten with the set bolt, here on the back. When it comes to tilting the head unit or the head assembly, that's easy to do as well. That's going to be achieved with a traditional washer design, so it's going to come with this spacer rivet, there's a small hole under here where the spacer rivet installs and then to add or reduce the amount of tilt you just simply add or remove washers to that spacer rivet to get the tilt you need. The unit's going to come pre-installed with a 2 5/16" hitch ball, so that's installed and ready to go.

The spring bars go up into the head assembly, and they snap together or they snap in place for a nice, tight, secure fit. Now, when it comes to maintenance of the unit, it's pretty simply. What Curt did is they put these built in grease zerk fittings, that way if you need to lubricate that, all you have to do is attach a grease gun, pump the grease in, it's going to lubricate that internal component here at the head assembly with the spring bars. The unit's made from a steel construction, it's got a black powder coated finish on it so it's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion. It's also going to come with a snap up lever. This is going help you gain leverage here at the lift brackets, so when you attach the chains and everything sometimes there's some tension applied, and to get them in place in the up position, that can be hard to do by hand, it's also not safe to do by hand.

Curt includes this snap up lever, helps you gain some leverage, that way you can get those chains in place and get everything tight, fully installed and secured the way it's supposed to be. The systems going to come with everything you see on the table, and it's going to come with detailed instructions and an owner's manual. When it comes to the ton weight of the unit, we're looking at a maximum of 1400 pounds, but this does have a rating of anywhere from a thousand pounds yo up to 1400 pounds. The maximum gross total weight is rated at 14,000 pounds. The unit is designed for a 2" by 2" trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with a weight distribution system. It does come with your pin and clip to get the shank installed inside of the hitch. Now this adjustable shank can be used in the rise or the drop position.

If you have the head assembly at the highest setting, with the unit in the rise position, this is going to give you a maximum rise of 7", that's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tip of your hitch, to the top of our ball platform. With this flipped over to the drop position and with the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of 2 1/2", taking those same measurements. The adjustable shank has a six hole design, and the head can be adjusted in increments of an inch and a quarter. That's the spacing we have center on center between the holes on the adjustable shank. The last thing I want to mention is right here at the lift brackets, these get mounted onto the trailer frame. These are going to give us a width of about 5", or an overall length of 5", and then the opening, this is the part that fits over the trailer frame, this is going to give us an opening measurement of about 3", and the of course you've got the set bolt back there to tighten everything up. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution System With Friction Sway Control.


Customer Reviews

Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round Bar - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW - C17063

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

Keep your trailer in line with this system that uses a telescoping bar with friction pads to correct trailer sway. Built-in grease zerks in the head provide simple maintenance. Includes an adjustable shank and pre-torqued 2-5/16" hitch ball.

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The shipping was on time, etrailer support and video tutorials are very useful. The product was excellent quality and paint coating. Instruction are clear and easy to follow. I recommend the product. 563455



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Free shipping!?! What? The box was so heavy, I can't believe shipping was free. Both items were exactly what I needed. I asked for some assistance with my ship tracking and got it right away. Thank you etrailer.com. 260912



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I am very pleased with the weight distribution hitch. The paint still looks good. The product performs just as described. I can haul six horses plus tack, hay and feed with no issues. I drive a ford lariat F150. 301067


Comments

I am still very pleased with the hitch. The clips that hold the brace bars up are not a very good design. I have rigged them up a couple times so I can use the load leveler.

Gregg M - 10/17/2017

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Load leveling hitch and ball was as advertised, at the lowest price I could find anywhere (online or locally). Super durable heavy weight construction that made pulling large trailers a breeze without swaying, and level with vehicle even while using a standard 1500 Suburban with eBrakes. Delivery was quick and painless.... I couldn't ask for anything more from an online purchase than what I got from etrailer.com I would definitely purchase from them again for any product I need. 466224



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Hitch works like it's supposed to, pulls our 12,000lb tag like a boss. 250961



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the manual was very helpful solving problems thanks . your tips were a welcome hit. did not get chance to install until this saturday. seems to work well and will know better after Labor day. thks again. installation easy . 286040



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Easy to install and works great. Set up on 1/2 ton pick-up puling a 7,000# travel trailer. E-Trailer has a lot of great information on how to choose the right product and install it. 546173



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Exactly what needed. Heavy duty setup that worked without worry. Bought a new travel trailer that had 1100 lbs tongue weight and 11K GVWR. This setup was perfect for our towing needs. First time out of the box was towing the trailer 1400 miles and it worked great. Hit 30mph sustained cross-winds for about 200 miles and the anti-sway setup did it's job; winds were barely noticeable and everything towed perfectly. Highly recommend. 386263



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Order came incomplete without the hitch, ball, and tube used to adjust the spring. Since this was needed urgently, I had to purchase this from a retail store for $***. Customer service was friendly and offered a full refund for my ~$*** purchase. 260020



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THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT AND I AM HAPPY ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT. IT IS VERY HEAVY DUTY. TODAY I AM MAKING MY FIRST JOURNEY WITH THIS HITCH INSTALLED. I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IT WILL WORK AS EXPECTED. I MAY NEED TO MAKE SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS AS I FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS, BUT THIS IS A GREAT QUALITY PRODUCT. 297571



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Ordered conventional old school WDH. Round spring bar "EzLift" type Hitch but bought CURT brand as it clearly showed grease fittings where others do not. Product just arrived today and my first email tonight is E Trailer asking for a Review. So far so good. Best price I found for the product that I wanted. Fairly easy to order online. Although the girl on the Customer Service Number could no help me with technical questions, I took the shot, made the order and got Exactly what I wanted in fewer days than even their Estimated date for my FREE delivery. 120 pounds so glad they paid for shipping. Did not have time or a place to unload it tonight but looks like it is all in the box and in good condition. If the new camper would get here from the factory EARLY like the WDH did I would be a happy camper, 242954



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I purchased this hitch before a very long road trip from Fl. up into Wy. I was mainly interested in the ability to adjust the height of the ball, and the sway control I was pulling a 29' travel trailer with a F-250 truck. I did try the load leveler bars but the truck only sagged a 1/2", so I didn't bother. If you have never used this type of leveler before they have a tendency on a bumpy road to make the ride worse and you can beat your trailer to death if the road is really bad. Now granted I did overdue it on the hitch, I could have gotten by with a 10k hitch, but my rig was just over 10k loaded, it would ride softer with the smaller leveler bars, the bars are FAT with this hitch. All in all the height adjustment worked great, and even though they recommend 2 sway control bars for trailers over 27' it worked great also. I was running 65-70 mph with a 20+ mph wind hitting us sideways and the sway bar worked great. I probably will order another sway bar and install it on the other side, they are designed to accept 2. The specs claim that you can't back up with the sway bar locked, well I was able too. I have had other construction trailers that you could not, in fact you can bend the frame if your not careful. I used the extremely easy to follow instruction and did as they said, which is to have a spotter watch the trailer as you SLOWLY BACK THE TRAILER INTO JACK KNIFE POSITION. All went well; so I just left it tightened up most of the time. This is a well built easy to use system and I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of a height adjustable, sway control and load leveler ability hitch. I towed over 6k miles in 4 weeks and have no complaints. 268751



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I purchased this hitch before a very long road trip from Fl. up into Wy. I was mainly interested in the ability to adjust the height of the ball, and the sway control I was pulling a 29' travel trailer with a F-250 truck. I did try the load leveler bars but the truck only sagged a 1/2", so I didn't bother. If you have never used this type of leveler before they have a tendency on a bumpy road to make the ride worse and you can beat your trailer to death if the road is really bad. Now granted I did overdue it on the hitch, I could have gotten by with a 10k hitch, but my rig was just over 10k loaded, it would ride softer with the smaller leveler bars, the bars are FAT with this hitch. All in all the height adjustment worked great, and even though they recommend 2 sway control bars for trailers over 27' it worked great also. I was running 65-70 mph with a 20+ mph wind hitting us sideways and the sway bar worked great. I probably will order another sway bar and install it on the other side, they are designed to accept 2. The specs claim that you can't back up with the sway bar locked, well I was able too. I have had other construction trailers that you could not, in fact you can bend the frame if your not careful. I used the extremely easy to follow instruction and did as they said, which is to have a spotter watch the trailer as you SLOWLY BACK THE TRAILER INTO JACK KNIFE POSITION. All went well; so I just left it tightened up most of the time. This is a well built easy to use system and I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of a height adjustable, sway control and load leveler ability hitch. I towed over 6k miles in 4 weeks and have no complaints. 268752



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Great hitch, works on both of my trucks. everyone towing a heavy load (skidsteer) should use one 639631



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Good product and great value for the mo ney. 625540



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Easy to install, makes towing much bett er. 617213



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amazing fast shipping, thank you 617099



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Product delivered quickly, good quality stuff, finding the shank with the proper drop was slightly confusing but probably due to my inexperience 576396


Comments

To determine the rise or you need, measure the height of the inside top of the receiver tube from the ground, then measure the distance from the underside of the level trailer to the ground. The difference between these two measurements is the rise or youll need. If the receiver is higher than the coupler, youll need a . If the coupler is higher than the receiver, youll need a rise.

-- Mike L - 10/23/2018

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Great price and fast shipping, Thanks 574237



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Excellent price and product. Easy installation . 550338



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Easy to install very strong and well made really stabilizes my camper have used it over a year now with no issues 543932



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Haven't used it yet, looks like it will work! 512060



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Easy to install works well Recommend to buy 494758



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Easy to find products, fast shipping, and great DIY videos. Saved me hundreds by skipping the dealership! 491474



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Great service and prices. I deal with etrailer for all my trailer needs 486755



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Great product, great service and very speedy delivery. I would use etrailer again in a heartbeat. 482069



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Fit great , performed strong. Just what I needed. I haven't installed the trailer brake yet, but plan on it this weekend. Delivery was quick and in good condition. The customer support was the main reason I ordered from etrailer.com. Will order again. 472460



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It tracks the 27 foot camper solidly, even in cross wind. It works, period. Free shipping is nice because they are stout! 470859



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great team, very professional, i received the items that i ordered in record time, this seller is top notched and great prices. Good job guys. I recommend them highly. 441902



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Took about 3 hours to install. Would have gone faster, but I had to modify the chain hook brackets to fit around the hydraulics box. 433756



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Worked great. Installed on an Escalade and pulled a car trailer coast to coast. 428592



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Easy hook up and works great 424163



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Everything looks Great the box was torn so I was a little worried that something might be missing but the way you put things together or in sealed bags made the big difference and I received everything I purchased and it looks good and well built I don't ever foresee a problem it will be a weeks before I buy my trailer then I will hook it all up 423897



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One year later our hitch has function without one "hitch". Love it! 411957



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To whom it may concern, Item is very well built , the spec range as described. This item retail over $500. I receive product email from etrailer.com and this item was under $240, price. Best online price, Thanks. 410277



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Package came a day early. Looks like it is in great condition. All parts a here. Will be putting to the test and will have photos here in the next couple of weeks. 408955



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Still working fine. Don't like that I always have to lift the weight dist bars to get them to the right height, but small price to pay. 389489



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Does what I purchased it for, and they had the best price. 379422



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Great people, very happy with product and price. Delivery was ahead of schedule, you need to order from this company. 376985



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Still working strong and in great shape. Pulled my TT to 23 + trips over the year. Never a problem. Never used the sway bar though. 345662



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Easy website and quick shipping? 343097



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If you are pulling a trailer then this is the combo to buy! It works well and doesn't cost a lot of money. Tim 329837



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OUTSTANDING, EACH PRODUCT I HAVE PURCHASED IS JUST WHAT I NEEDED, I BOUGHT A 29FT TRAVEL TRAILER AND ETRAILER IS THE ONLY PLACE TO GET WHAT YOU NEED TO PULL ANYTHING. 294720



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We purchased the hitch to haul our 30' travel trailer using our F150. I called and asked questions prior to purchase and the rep. was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and assisted in our purchase. Very happy with the hitch and the assistance I received and would definately purchase from etrailer.com again. Thanks 280750



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Good product and price 276424



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Very heavy duty hitch. Assembly was easy and it works great, Well built product and the price was good. 268907



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Price was Excellent, Delivery was timely, directions were more than SIMPLE to follow. Installed the parts in the right place, tightened everything down. Hooked up to the 38' Travel Trailer, and made a few stops to adjust the Sway Control bar. GREAT PRODUCT! 226472



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Great product. Less expensive than a generic brand and with a higher weight rating. Reduced my hitch weight by about 1000 lbs. 225371



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Very impressed with my e-trailer purchase. Quick delivery, free shipping, chains, hitch balls attached, all parts accounted for and the best price. Attached my curt weight distribution hitch with sway bar on trailer and got a very smooth, safer ride. 210350



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arrived on time 209047


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  • Weight Distribution for a 2015 Toyota Tundra and 6,300 Pound Dry Weight 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. We know that the minimum tongue weight will be 720 pounds. We also know that the truck maxes out at 9,800 pounds gross trailer weight. So the feasible range of the tongue weight is 720 to 980 pounds (assuming...
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  • Recommendations to Improve Ride While Towing 13,800 lb Boat Trailer with 2015 Ford F-350
  • I have a couple of options to improve your ride while pulling your boat trailer with your 2015 Ford F-350. If you want to try and use a weight distribution system, the only option will be to use a system along with a Pole-Tongue Adapter like the Reese # RP58393, because there are no weight distribution systems available with arms that will be long enough to reach your trailer frame. The adapter platform will provide mounting space on your trailer tongue for the lift brackets of a weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with 811 lbs Tongue Weight Dry
  • The Curt WD system part # C17063 would be rated a bit too high for your setup that has a dry tongue weight of 811 lbs. It would give you a pretty rough ride quality. Best solution would be the Reese kit part # RP66155 that has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs which would be perfect for your trailer. It also has friction sway control. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • How to Adjust Chains on Curt Weight Distribution System to Stop Grinding Noise
  • If you have a Curt Weight Distribution System with chains such as # C17063, there should not be grinding noises when turning coming from the chains and this can be adjusted by switching the links in the lift chains. You can adjust the head tilt for correct chain length. I've attached a photo that shows how the chains should be set up. This comes from the directions, which I've also attached for you to take a look at.
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Shank Work With Curt MV Weight Distribution System
  • Yes the Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17123 will work just great with your Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17063. The shank will give you 8-1/4 inches of drop or 11-3/4 inches of rise with the round bar system you have.
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  • Is the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17063 Compatible with a 2014 Ram SLT 2500
  • If you have a 2 inch hitch receiver installed on your 2014 Ram SLT 2500 then it is compatible with the Curt MV Weight Distribution (WD) System # C17063. Keep in mind that you will want to make sure that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of the 1,000 lb - 1,400 lb Tongue Weight (TW) rating of this Curt WD system. You can find the TTW of your setup by adding the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind...
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  • Spring Bar Length for Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17063
  • The round spring bars included in the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17063 referenced in your question measure 31.67 inches in length. The lift brackets on this system should be located a minimum of 33 inches from the center of the hitch ball. This friction sway weight distribution system will do a very nice job of evenly distributing weight over the axles of your trailer and tow vehicle, along with reducing sway caused by winds, passing traffic or sudden maneuvers. The system...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 10,500 Pound Tri-Axle Boat Trailer and Boat for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • Based on the weight of the boat and trailer you mentioned, the gross trailer weight will be around 10,500 pounds. Typically on a boat trailer the tongue weight is less than on a utility trailer or travel trailer. At most you are probably looking at 10 percent or 1,050 pounds. But you will want to be sure. I have included a link to a help article explaining how you can determine the tongue weight of the trailer. You also have to add to the trailer tongue weight the weight of anything...
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  • Recommended Curt Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 922 lb Tongue Weight
  • The tongue weight range of the Curt weight distribution system part # C17063 that you referenced is 1,000 to 1,400 lbs. If you are at 922 lbs you'd be too light for this setup. This would give you a pretty rough ride. The better option is the # C17062 which has a tongue weight range of up to 1,000 lbs. This will work well for you and will provide you with a much smoother ride quality.
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  • Which Curt Products Are Made in the USA
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and they informed me that all of their trailer hitches (excluding 5th wheel/gooseneck) and some of their ball mounts are made here in the USA. If they are made in the USA it will state it on the product page as well as have a USA flag which I have attached a photo of for you. If you have a question about a particular product please let me know what that is and I would be happy to let you know where it is made.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 9,700 Pound Travel Trailer and 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If the dry tongue weight of the trailer is 1,018 pounds then it would be around 1,350 pounds if the trailer is loaded to its max weight capacity of 9,680 pounds. This is a tongue weight of 14 percent of the gross trailer weight. 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...
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