Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion 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 Duty
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 - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17332 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Curt Weight Distribution - C17332

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.


  • 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


  • Maximum tongue weight: 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 drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
  • Spring-bar length: 28-3/8"
  • 1-Year warranty

Included w/ C17332Required - 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.

17332 Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - Short Trunnion

C17332 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C17332 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17332

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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.

- C17332

Product was received the next day. Packaging looks good. It is for someone else so hasn’t been opened yet. He will use it for anew trailer he bought to haul his duck decoys. Thanks for speedy shipping. 448946

- C17332

Had a chance to try this out several times on a 25' aluminum car hauler, work's great, total control. Thank you! 383564

- C17332

This has worked well over the year. Very satisfied. 331353


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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Used on an Aluminum Frame V-Nose Trailer
  • In order to see how the brackets install on a CURT weight distribution system, I have included a link to part # 17302. The bracket installation will be the same on the # C17332 system that you have referenced. As far as clearance, I spoke with my contact at CURT and he stated that on the C17332 you will need 28 inches from the center of the ball down each frame rail to allow the brackets that hold the chains to fit. If you find that your trailer does not have enough open space, there...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Snowmobile Trailer with Short Tongue
  • Weight distribution systems usually install such that their A-frame-mounted spring bar lift brackets are between 26 and 32-inches to the rear of the hitch ball. As an example, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET, which works for trailer tongue weights from 600- to 1000-lbs, has brackets that need to be positioned between 27- and 32-inches from the hitch ball center. But we do offer the Curt Short Arm # C17332 which needs 28-inches. Trailers that have a straight pole...
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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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  • Weight Distribution for a V-Nose Trailer with 850 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • You can use weight distribution on a V-nose trailer but you may need alternate hangers if there isn't enough space available on the frame for the regular hangers. But first, when determining tongue weight, also factor in the weight of anything loaded in the towing vehicle behind the rear axle. You will want a system that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight plus the weight of cargo behind the rear axle. A Reese system, # RP61009, has a wide range of 600...
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  • Curt Trunnion Weight Distribution System Recommend V-Nose Trailer with 1,100 lbs Tongue Weight
  • For V-nose trailer you have to use a set of bolt-on chain hangers. This allows the brackets to install on the frame underneath the V-nose of the trailer without requiring clearance above the frame. If you went with a Curt system like what you referenced you would want the part # C17005, or if you went with a Reese system you would need part # RP58305. Since your tongue weight is 1,100 lbs the # C17332 that you referenced would not be the correct system to use since it is for a 1,000...
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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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  • How to Use a Curt Weight Distribution System on a V-Nose Trailer
  • The spring bars of the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17062 that you referenced are 30-5/8 inches in length. A better solution for you might be the Curt Short Arm System part # C17332 that has the same weight rating as the system you referenced except the bars are 2 inches shorter. Otherwise you may have to go with chain hangers that bolt to the side of the trailer frame like part # RP58305. These don't require any clearance above the trailer frame for install so they should work well.
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  • A Frame Trailer Lacks Clearance For Weight Distribution Snap-Up Brackets to Operate
  • You will want to measure from the middle of the lift bracket. If you need short spring bars because the brackets that fit on the trailer frame would interfere with something, then there is another solution. Typical spring bars, round or trunnion style, are going to be around 30 inches long, give or take an inch. The exception is the Curt system, # C17332, which has bars that measure about 28-5/8 inches long. Another option would be to switch out the lift brackets for alternate chain...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Limited Access to Tongue Area
  • Curt offers their Short-Arm Weight Distribution System # C17332 that is rated for trailer tongue weight in the range of 1000-lbs. This system's spring bars are 2-1/4-inches shorter, at 28-3/8-inches, than most other bars and so they can be the best option when there is limited space at the trailer tongue. All you need to add is a hitch ball, either 2-inch # A-90 or 2-5/16-inch # 19286. If your trailer nose blocks access to the side of the trailer frame where the spring bar brackets need...
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  • Can Short-Arm Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Systems be Used on a 2006 Jayco Travel Trailer
  • A short-arm weight distribution system such as Curt system # C17332 can be used on any trailer that will accept the lift brackets but was designed for short frame trailers. Please note that the arms are shorter, but not by a large margin. The Curt short arms are 28-5/8 inches long, only a couple inches shorter than standard arms. If the frame is occupied by a jack or propane tanks roughly 30 inches back from the center of the ball cavity in the coupler then you would have to use alternate...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a V-Nose Trailer
  • On a trailer with a V-Nose you cannot use the standard weight distribution systems with the chain hangers for the spring bars that go over the top of the trailer frame, but a simple bracket switch, and you can use a weight distribution system. Traditional chain hanger brackets go over the top of the frame, but a V-Nose trailer cabin sits on the top of the frame where the brackets need to go. What you will need to do is get a Reese weight distribution system like the Reese Strait-Line...
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  • Availability of a Short-Armed Weight Distribution System for a V-Nose Trailer and 2010 Toyota Tundra
  • The weight distribution system we carry with the shortest arms is going to be a Curt system like # C17332. The spring bars measure 28-5/8 inches long. Despite the short length I believe there is a better solution for you. I recommend going with a Reese Strait-Line system, # RP66088, and replacing the lift brackets with chain hangers, # RP58305. The chain hangers go through the side of the frame rather than over the top like the lift brackets. If using the chain hangers, you must use...
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  • Short Arm Curt Weight Distribution System Spring Bar Length
  • The Curt Short Arm weight distribution systems do have the shorter length spring bars that are 28-5/8 inches. The # C17500 uses the full length spring bars. For the Short-Arm equivalent you would want the part # C17332 instead. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution System Help Reduce Sway From Crosswinds While Towing
  • Since the sway happens in cross winds a weight distribution system would be exactly what you would need. If your loaded tongue weight falls in the range of the # C17332 this would be a great solution. This would be ideal for if your tongue weight falls between 500 and 1,000 lbs. Which your trailer most likely would. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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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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