Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Great for V-nose trailers because the short arms don't need as much clearance along the frame as standard arms do
  • Mounting points on both sides of head let you add on two friction sway controls, if needed
  • Trunnion bars offer more ground clearance than round bars

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Chains don't provide much tension or stability, so this won't do anything to keep your trailer in line
  • And there's no sway control included either
  • You'll need to buy the hitch ball separately
Perfect for your short-tongue trailer, this heavy-duty 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. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number C17330 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution - C17330

  • WD Only
  • 500 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

Perfect for your short-tongue trailer, this heavy-duty 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. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Trunnion spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
    • Bars are shorter than those in standard systems to accommodate your short-tongue trailer
  • 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
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases installation 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:

  • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 7-3/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Spring-bar length: 28-3/8"
  • 1-Year warranty


Included w/ C17330Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a 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.



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Customer Reviews

Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - C17330

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for your short-tongue trailer, this heavy-duty 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. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.

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  • Is Curt 1,000 Pound Weight Distribution System Rated too High for 6,250 Pound Boat Trailer
  • Curt weight distribution system # C17322 is rated for 800 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight so it would be overkill for your trailer unless you also have weight behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle that increases the tongue weight to at least 800 pounds. There is a similar Curt system, # C17330, rated for 500 to 600 pounds tongue weight and another, # C17331, rated for 600 to 800 pounds. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the...
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  • Short Arm Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for V-Nose Trailer
  • You'd need to go with a Short Arm Curt weight distribution system like the part # C17330 which has a 600 lb tongue weight max, the # C17331 for if you need an 800 lb max TW rating, or # C17332 for if you need a 1,000 lb tongue weight max system. The bar of this kit are only 28-3/8 inches long which would work well with your frame clearance that has the V-nose at around the 32 inch mark.
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  • Are Shorter Spring Bars Available for the Reese SC Weight Distribution Systems
  • We do carry weight distribution systems with shorter spring bars, however, all of the spring bars for the Reese SC weight distribution systems are the same size. Unfortunately, they do not make shorter spring bars for this system. Instead, I recommend looking at the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution Systems. These systems are available with tongue weight capacities of 600 lbs, # C17330, 800 lbs, # C17331, and 1,000 lbs, # C17332, and they each have a maximum towing capacity of 10,000...
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  • Weight Distribution And Sway Control Recommendations For 2014 Toyota Tacoma Towing A Trailer
  • In order to use weight distribution and sway control on your trailer, we will have to come up with a couple of things. To make the system perform properly, you will want to mount a weight distribution system with shorter arms due to the lower frame on the trailer. A typical WD system requires the chain holder brackets to be mounted 30 inches from the trailer ball. On your trailer, that is an issue. I recommend the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank, part # C17330. This...
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  • Adding a Trailer Hitch and Sway Control Only to a 2005 Toyota Tacoma
  • There isn't a good way to use sway control on the bumper on your 2005 Toyota Tacoma so the best solution is a frame mounted trailer hitch # 75236. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver. Then you could add sway control bar # 83660 and you would need bracket # RP26003 to be able to use just the sway control. Since all you really need is sway control this is the best set up.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation For 2007 Toyota RAV4 Towing A Trailer
  • When you are towing your trailer with your 2007 Toyota RAV4, there are a few things to consider. You stated that the tongue weight is 345 lbs. Make sure you measure you trailer tongue weight when it is fully loaded with supplies, water, propane, equipment just as when you are towing, including anything that would be stored behind the rear axle of your RAV4. Since your trailer is more than 50 percent of your vehicle weight, weight distribution is recommended. I have included a helpful article...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2011 Toyota Sienna and Jayco 154bh Trailer
  • First, make sure that you can use weight distribution with your Toyota Sienna by consulting the owners manual. Also, you will need to determine the maximum tongue weight capacity of the van. If the van maximum tongue weight capacity is 500 pounds then there is no reason to go with a 600 pound system. 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...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution And Brake Controller For 2014 Chrysler Town And Country
  • When you are considering towing with your 2014 Chrysler Town And Country, there are a few things you need to consider. The first thing is the towing capacity of your vehicle. You can check your owner's manual or with your dealership to see what the towing capacity is for your Town & Country. You should never exceed the towing capacity listed by the manufacturer. If the fully-loaded trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the towing vehicle weight, a weight distribution system is recommended....
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  • Determining Correct Weight Distribution System for 2,500 Pound Boat Trailer
  • Anytime a trailer's weight is more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, a weight distribution system will likely provided some benefits. Based on my research, it looks like your 2018 GMC Acadia has a curb weight of around 4,000 pounds. Since your loaded trailer weight of 2,500 pounds is more than half of this, a weight distribution system might be a good idea. If you are still unsure, there is no issue with simply taking your loaded boat trailer out for a couple of rides with...
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  • What Weight Distribution System for 2010 Town and Country Pulling Coleman Utah Pop-Up Trailer
  • First it is important that you confirm your vehicle towing capacity. The LX version of the 2010 Town and Country has a tow rating of 1800-lbs; the touring/limited version has a maximum tow rating of 3800-lbs. Your owners manual or local dealership can give you confirmation of the towing capacity for your vehicle. When a trailer weighs more than 50-percent of the tow vehicle a weight distribution system may be called for. The 2010 Chrysler Town and Country has a curb weight of 4335- to...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System
  • You're going to be cutting it very close with the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17330. The brackets will sit about 29-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch ball. This can vary a little bit but not much since the chains need to be as vertical as possible. The other measurement, from the to of the frame to under the spring bar is about 14-3/4 inches at its longest point.
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  • Weight Distribution System for Towing a Snowmobile Trailer with a Minivan to Eliminate Ups and Downs
  • We have just what you are looking for. You would need to install a pole tongue adapter, # RP3280, on the long straight tongue on your snowmobile trailer. Before using a weight distribution system be sure to check your vehicle owners manual and trailer hitch to make sure they are compatible with weight distribution. Once you have the adapter installed, you will be able to select a weigh distribution system that is compatible with your snowmobile trailers tongue weight and gross trailer...
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Hitch # C17330 Fit a 2012 Casita 17 Travel Trailer
  • The key to choosing the best weight distribution system is to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the vehicle when loaded and ready to tow and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Please consult the owners manual of your Pilot. We have found that on many Honda vehicles, Honda does not allow the use of weight distribution. The Curt system, # C17330, is rated for up 600 pounds tongue...
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  • Weight Distribution Setup Recommendation for Trailer w 400 lbs Tongue and Limited Frame Clearance
  • 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 determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Since you need shorter spring...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 3300 Pound Car Hauler Trailer with Short 30 Inch A-Frame Arms
  • I have a great recommendation for you but the Curt short-arm system # C17330 isn't going to be the best option. The issue is that the bars are only about 1-1/2 inches shorter than other systems and the lift brackets would still likely interfere with something on the trailer and would not be allowed to install where they need to. What I recommend solves that problem. Take a look at Reese Steadi-Flex system # RP66559. The narrow brackets on this system can be mounted from 27-32 inches...
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  • Availablity of 600 lb Curt Short Arm Tongue-Weight Weight Distribution System
  • We do carry the Curt Short Arm weight distribution for 600 lbs of tongue weight. For that you would want the part # C17330. The spring bars are 28-3/8 inches long and whereas other bars are around 31 inches. For a 2 inch ball you would want the part # A-90 or 2-5/16 inch part # 19286.
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  • Availability of a WD System with Short Spring Bars
  • We do offer some Short-Arm Weight Distribution (WD) options from Curt, like part # C17330, which you can filter through on the linked page. All of these options offer spring bars that have a length of 28-5/8 inches. If you have a Reese WD system then you can use the Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP58305 which bolt on to the side of the frame and can accommodate trailer A-Frames that have limited room on the top for a bracket. These will work great with a system...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used with a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Before you do anything else, consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Honda to determine if weight distribution can even be used on your 2005 Honda Pilot. On many Honda vehicles, weight distribution cannot be used because of the uni-body construction of the vehicle. If it can be used then to determine where the brackets will be on the trailer you will measure from the center of the cavity in the coupler where the ball goes, back along the frame rail 28 inches. This is where the center...
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  • Length of Bars on Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System
  • The Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution Systems have trunnion bars which measure 28-3/8 inches, according to the manufacturer; this is quite a bit shorter than the 33 inch trunnion bars on the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution # RP66073, for example. The Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System comes with a number of different tongue weight options which I'll list so you can choose the correct one. - Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 6,000 lbs...
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  • Using Weight Distribution Shank to Place Trailer Ball at Correct Height for Vintage HiLo Trailer
  • By the phrase 'too tall for my trailer' I'm assuming you mean that the weight distributing shank won't place the trailer ball low enough for the trailer to be towed level (if not, please email me back and clarify). There are weight distribution shanks available that should allow you to place the trailer ball at the perfect height for your trailer. To determine how much drop you'll need, measure the distance from the inside top of the hitch receiver on the vehicle to the ground. Then...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System Be Used on Aluminum Frame Trailer
  • Thank you for the photo of your enclosed trailer's tongue area and the measurement of your frame access for using a weight distribution (WD) system. Often trailers like yours that use aluminum construction for less weight are not recommended for use with WD systems since the steel WD hitch can apply too much force on the aluminum frame. Before installing any WD system on your trailer I recommend you check with the manufacturer using the trailer VIN. In some cases a specific aluminum...
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball and Sway Control Bar For Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System
  • The Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # C17330 only requires a hitch ball. For a 2-5/16 inch ball, I recommend # 19286. For a 2 inch ball, I recommend # A-90. I recommend adding the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems # 17200 for sway control assistance. This will bolt right on and give you assistance on trailers up to 26 feet long. I've attached an article to assist.
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  • Should Weight Distribution be Used for Towing 3,500 lb Trailer with 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • A weight distribution (WD) system is recommended anytime the trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. Since this is the case with your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and your SA cargo trailer I highly recommend using a WD system. The WD system, when properly rated like the Curt # C17330 you referenced, takes the tongue weight of the loaded trailer and distributes it between all of the axles involved in the towing setup. This means that your whole towing setup will...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Recommended for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Towing a Jay Feather Hybrid
  • Weight distribution is recommended any time a trailer exceeds 50 percent of the tow vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or if your vehicle sags. Sway control would be a good idea as well, but may not be necessary if you are not experiencing sway issues. Before choosing a weight distribution system, be sure to check your trailer hitch to make sure it is rated for use with weight distribution system. If it is a factory hitch, the information should be listed in the owners manual,...
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Work with a 2006 Nissan Xterra and Starcraft Pop-Up Camper
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is check the hitch and the owners manual to make sure that each can be used with weight distribution. If so then next you will need to determine the total tongue weight before choosing a weight distribution system. The total tongue weight is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and then adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If that comes out under...
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  • Cost Effective Weight Distribution System for a Jayco 3,500 Lb Camper
  • If you are just looking for a cost effective replacement then the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System part # C17330 will do a fine job for this. The Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System as the name states has trunnion style arms which you will need because they offer more ground clearance than the round style which you could get away with on taller trucks but not lower sitting SUV's. The max 600 lb tongue weight range would then give you plenty of breathing room even...
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