Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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  • WD Only
  • 700 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Standard Duty
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. Pin-style trunnion bars. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number C17341 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - C17341

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. Pin-style trunnion bars. 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
    • Solid, forged steel for strength and durability
    • Held in place with sturdy pins for a strong, durable setup
  • 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, pin-style 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: 800 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 8,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Shank length: 8"
  • Maximum drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
  • Spring-bar length: 30-1/2"
  • Bracket width: 4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Included w/ C17341Required - 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.



17341 Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - Pin Style Trunnion



C17341 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C17341 Installation instructions


Video of Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 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 System with Shank Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Weight distribution system with Shank. With an 8,000lb gross trailer weight and an 800lb tongue weight. Part number C17341. So you've decided you need a weight distribution system. This Curt weight distribution system is a nice entry level set up. It comes with almost everything you need. The adjustable shank, the adjustable head, the spring bar, the lift bracket and the lift bracket tool. You will, however, need to purchase your own hitch ball, make sure it has an 1" diameter shank. One thing that sets this weight distribution apart from the rest is it's ability to accept bar style friction sway control on either side of the head.

Curt Friction Sway Control is available with part number 17200. It features three adjustable points on the shank, and the head tilt has 5 adjustable positions. The spring bar tension is adjusted with a chain and the lift bracket. The lift brackets are easy to install, there is no drilling required. They simply sit on top of your trailer A-frame and tighten down with the included hardware. Our spring bars measure 28" and our bracket width measures 4". Our shank offers a maximum drop of " and a maximum rise of 7".

Our hitch pin and clip are included. Let's take a look at how weight distribution helps us out. I've gone ahead and disconnected, let's get a stock height measurement of our vehicle. Here at the rear we're going to measure from the ground up to the underside of the wheel well, we've got about 39". Here at the front we've got about 38". We want to be sure and write these measurements down because these are the measurements we want to get back when we engage and get our weight distribution hooked up. I've got my trailer hooked up without any weight distribution at all, here in the rear we're squatting about 1" from our stock measurement and here in the front we've tilted up about ".

This can cause handling issues, traction issues, and tire wear. All in all, less than desirable. With our weight distribution hooked up, we're in for a much more enjoyable ride. We're back to stock height here at the rear, and we've only got " tilt here at the front. The weight distribution does just that, it distributes the weight evenly between the axles of your trailer and your tow vehicle. Lets take a closer look on how it's installed. The shank can be installed in either the rise or drop position. The head height is set with the included bolts and lock nuts and the head tilt spacer locks in our tilt.

Increasing head tilt will allow us to apply more tension to the bars, giving us more lift. Our bars are attached to the head with the included pins and clips. Our bars are attached to the lift bracket with the reinstalled chains. The fewer the links, the more tension you'll have. Though you won't want to drop below 5 links. Finally our lift bracket is secured to our trailers A-frame. There's no drilling required, it has all the hardware included though you may have to relocate your battery box, or your propane tanks. That's going to complete our look of the Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank, with an 8,000lb gross trailer weight and a 800lb tongue weight. Part number C17341.


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Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - C17341

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 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. Pin-style trunnion bars. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.

- C17341

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The wd hitch was very easy to install and it works great. I like the fact my headlights no longer point at the sky when I have my trailer connected. 593102



- C17341

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This Curt W/D hitch was very easy to install and greatly improved the ride of my Traverse with my Fleetwood Evolution E3 pop-up camper. When loaded, my trailer is approximately 3800 lbs with a tongue weight of 450 lbs. The only downside is that I was unable into install the shank in the upright position due to the position of the hitch in relation to the license plate, bumper facia and the angle support on the shank. If the shank were about 1 inch longer, it would have been perfect for me. Other than this issue, specific to the Traverse (and its siblings, I assume) I am completely satisfied with this W/D hitch system. 345247


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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 600 lbs Tongue Weight
  • For a tongue weight of 600 lbs the Curt WD System part # C17341 would be a better option. This system has a tongue weight max of 800 lbs so it would be a better fitting system. For a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball you would then want the part # A-6. The part # C17322 would technically work, but since it is rated a bit too high you would end up with a harsher ride quality than the # C17341. Both systems will allow backing up. You could weld on a 1/2 inch spacer to your trailer and the frame...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with GVWR of 5,200 Pounds
  • You are correct that a weight distribution system that is rated too high for what you need can cause a rough ride for you. On the other hand if it's rated too low it won't be able to do its job. If your trailer is fully loaded you'll likely have a loaded and ready to tow tongue weight between 500 and 600 pounds. You also need to add in the amount of weight behind the rear axle of your 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. With that being said you're probably looking for a system rated in the...
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  • USA Made Weight Distribution System Recommendation
  • The Equal-I-Zer brand weight distribution systems like the part # EQ37100ET are made in the USA, but the Curts you mentioned are not made in the USA.
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  • Choosing a Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • In regards to selecting the correct weight distribution system, the loaded tongue weight of the trailer is not the only figure that goes into this. The weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle needs to be added in as well. Also, the systems are for a range of total tongue weights with the first number you see usually being the max. Therefore, the 10,000 lb systems you are seeing most likely have a weight range of 6,000 to 10,000 lbs which is suitable for your Sequoia....
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank to Lower Tailgate Without Hitting Trailer Jack
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro shank, part # BXW4001, measures 12 inches long from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment holes and it'll work just fine with the Curt system, part # C17341, you have. You didn't mention how much longer you need exactly this Blue Ox is 4 inches longer that what came with the system. It gives you a little more rise at 8 inches which you said you don't need but it's pretty close to the same. It also keeps your capacity since it's rated up to 15,000 pounds towing.
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