Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Tension in head only activates when needed, so the ride's not as rigid as it can be with other 4-point setups
  • Everything's included, even a pre-torqued hitch ball
  • Head tilt adjustment makes this one of the easiest systems to set up

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • It's a newer system that hasn't yet been proven effective over time
  • L-brackets and pins are pretty flimsy compared to those on similar systems
  • You can't just switch out the bars if you get a heavier trailer
Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number C17499 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution - C17499

  • WD With Sway Control
  • 600 lbs
  • 700 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt.


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
  • Integrated active sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Spring-loaded ball bearings in system head rest in detents, applying constant pressure to help trailer stay centered
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Steel-on-steel friction helps to correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
  • Spring bars work with brackets to transfer tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle
    • Constructed of forged steel
    • Secure in system head with easy-to-use snap pins
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets mount directly to your trailer frame
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved using adjustable head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • Grease zerks in trunnions make for simple maintenance
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, active sway control brackets, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 500 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 8,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 4" - 6" in from end of spring bar
  • Maximum trailer frame dimensions:
    • Height: 6"
    • Width: 4"
  • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6"
  • Shank measures:
    • 8" From the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 7-1/4" From the center of the pin hole to the closest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
    • 9" From the center of the pin hole to the furthest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
  • Spring bar dimensions: 35-9/16" long x 1" wide
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shankn/a

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.


Integrated Active Sway Control

The TruTrack weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved primarily thanks to the specially designed system head.


TruTrack Spring-Loaded Ball Bearings in Detents

On top of the trunnions, there are spring-loaded ball bearings that rest in detents built into the underside of the head. As you travel down the road normally, these ball bearings help to keep the trailer in a straight line by applying pressure inside these detents.


TruTrack Spring-Loaded Ball Bearings out of Detents

When sway occurs, the trunnions move inside the head, causing the ball bearings to come out of these detents. When this happens, the ball bearings ride along internal grooves in the head as they work to return to the detents to snap the trunnion back in place. This action effectively returns your trailer to center.


TruTrack Spring Bar Bracket

Additional sway control is created by the spring bar brackets. Most traditional weight distribution systems have spring bars that are suspended by chains. Although this ensures that the system is not so rigid as to create bounce in the trailer, it also permits a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Allowing the spring bars to hang freely also minimizes the tension described earlier. This limits your system's ability to hold your trailer in line behind your tow vehicle.


Not only do the brackets on the TruTrack work to constantly hold your trailer in line, but they also supply friction to force it back into place should any sway occur. The concept is similar to the way in which an add-on friction sway control device functions. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. The resistance created by this action limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.


Forged Steel Spring Bars

The TruTrack's 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, the TruTrack's spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.


Simple Spring Bar Setup

TruTrack Spring Bar Install

The support brackets of the TruTrack easily clamp onto your trailer frame to provide the attachment points for the weight distribution spring bars. To position the spring bars on the brackets during hookup, simply use the included snap-up lever to lift each bar onto an L-shaped bracket. Then secure the bars in place with the included L-pins and clips.



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Video of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 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 - WD With Sway Control - C17499 Review

Speaker 1: inaudible 00:00:01 Speaker 2: Today, we're taking a look at the CURT TruTrack Weight Distribution System with integrated sway control. Now this system is designed to evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer. It offers improved stability and control, and ultimately, it creates a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer.It does feature integrated active sway control, which is designed to limit side to side movement of your trailer as it's being towed behind your vehicle. Here at the head assembly, we have spring loaded ball bearings in the head that rest in detent. So, that design allows the unit to apply constant pressure which in turn, helps keep the trailer centered as it's being towed behind the vehicle. And then also these brackets here.

These keep the spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line. There's no lift chains so that eliminates unwanted movement of the spring bars. And it uses the steel on steel friction, which helps to correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers.The spring bars work with the brackets to help transfer ton weight evenly to the tow vehicle. They are constructed of forged steel construction and they secure in the head assembly with the included pins and clips. These brackets right here, these are no drill clamp on brackets that mount directly to your trailer frame.

When it comes to getting the tilt needed here at the head assembly, desired tilt is achieved using the adjustable head. So it does not use that old traditional washer design where you have to stack on washer after washer. It actually uses this solid piece washer design, which allows the unit to adjust easily. You have three different positions. You lock that in, tighten the hardware, and that's all there is to it.

So it's really easy to adjust your tilt to get it where you need it.Also, at the back of each spring bar socket, there's a grease zerk, which allows for easy maintenance. So the grease zerks and the trunnions are there for easy maintenance. All you have to do is attach a grease gun, pump in the grease, keep those moving parts lubricated as needed. It does come pre-lubed so it's ready to go once you have it assembled. It also comes with detailed installed instructions that help with the initial setup process and the installation.

It walks you through that whole process, step by step.We're looking at a nice, durable steel construction throughout and everything's coated with a black powder coated finish. It's very durable. It's rust and corrosion resistant. This system has a ton weight capacity of 500 pounds to 800 pounds, with a maximum gross towing weight capacity of 8,000 pounds. The shank is designed to fit into a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, that's rated for use with weight distribution systems. The brackets will fit a maximum trailer frame measurement of 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. So they do have that nice, adjustable design to fit a variety of trailer frame sizes out there.When you have this installed with the head assembly at the highest position, with the shank in the rise position, it's gonna give you a maximum rise of up to 6 inches. That's from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you have it installed at the lowest setting, with it in the drop position, it gives you a maximum drop of a half inch. The adjustment holes on the shank are separated on center by an inch and a quarter. Hitch ball not included. This hitch ball hole will accept an inch and a quarter diameter shank on the hitch ball. So that measures an inch and a quarter.The product's also covered with a 10 year limited warranty. And it comes with the hitch pin end clip and it comes with your lift bar, which allows you to get the proper leverage needed to get the spring bars in place. That's gonna do it for today's look at the CURT TruTrack Weight Distribution System with integrated sway control.


Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - C17499

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt.

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Heavy duty quality product at a great price. Following the direction it will take between 30 minutes and several hours to get setup for the first time. After that its ready to go in a just a couple minutes. 572393



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Seems like a quality product, but do have a few issues. 1. The ball detent angle should be adjustable such that the bars center in alignment with the trailer frame. Each change results in about a 15 degree total angle change, so what happens is the left and right bar forces are working against each other with both balls out of detent while driving straight. The system needs finer adjustment so the balls can be in detent while driving straight. 2. Would be nice to have more than one bar choice, especially for a car hauler. Being able to swap out bars would allow setup running heavy and light without doing a head adjustment. With solid mounted bar hangars, it would be nice to be able to add some more spring tension without breaking out an impact. Due to this issue, I would say this sway control system is more suited to a trailer running a constant weight (travel trailer) rather than a trailer with a wider weight range (car hauler). Option B would be to give a second, lower tension shelf for the bar to be put on while running lighter. I may end up modifying my bar mounts to do this. 613256



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Installed it this past Saturday morning, for a new, larger/longer trailer that swayed a bit with my older chain-link equalizer system. Like doing anything the first time, it took awhile longer, figuring things out and having tools laid out. It would go much faster next time! Good instructions, got the set-up pretty good the first go-round (height and weight distribution and vehicle/trailer proper levels), did have to adjust it two more times to get it perfect. I do mean perfect. Got to the point adjusting height and loading on the equalizing/sway bars only took 15 minutes start to finish! Fine product, out on the road it worked great. The sway I had with the old chain-link equalizers was all but gone. Glad I spent the money for better safety! 542189


Comments

Has worked as expected, performed well. I pull a 31 travel trailer with a 2018 Dodge Durango The match-up of pull vehicle to travel trailer is on the edge of acceptable and this set-up keeps it where it belongs, and on the very rare occasion, pulls it back where it belongs. 1000s of miles with no issues. I WISH they made a product that maintained friction and reduce some of the noise when turning sharp.

CAMny - 07/16/2019

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The Reese Straight line Weight Distribution system is great on cornering and with dual cam forms of sway control, they are quieter than standard bar and L bracket style weight distribution. For a similar tounge weight capacity as your curent Tru Track system you would want to check out the # RP6607. It is rated for up to 10,000 pounds and about 800 pounds of tongue weight. Depending on your trailer though you will need to select the correct size, adjustable shank, and trailer ball for this set up, either a 2 inch or 2-5/16.

-- Rachael H - 7/19/2019


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Just installed my curt weight distribution system on my truck. My truck use to slump terrible, where actually my chains would drag the ground and with my curt weight distribution system it is now perfectly level. Iā€™m pulling 4600 pounds with my tractor and 20 ft trailer. Could not be more happy with the system and etrailer gets a big thumbs up for their help in getting me the right system and for their excellent customer service. 526940



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This item was easy to install. It solve the sagging at the hitch. 717872



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Just installed a week ago. Went on easy but instructions could be better. Etrailer videos made install a snap and only took 40 minutes. Make sure your hitch ball has a 1 1/4 ā€œ shank as anything smaller will need an adapter. Makes my 33ā€™ trailer sit and ride like a dream. 706295


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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with Loaded Tongue Weight of 700 lb
  • 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. If your loaded tongue weight is 700...
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  • Best Way to Reduce Noise With Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • The Sway Bracket Jackets for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems # EQ95-01-5150 are only designed for use with the Equal-i-zer systems such as the Equal-i-zer Weight # EQ37100ET and should not be used with your Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499. Friction-on-friction systems are always going to have some noise, but the best way for you to minimize the noise is to use the Equal-i-zer High-Performance Lubricant # EQ91-00-4250. According to Curt, using this type of...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Camper Trailer Towed by 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • We can help you select a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) set-up for your camper trailer that has a dry hitch weight (or tongue weight) of 450-lbs. And we have both systems with separate friction-style sway control units like Reese # 83660 and systems with integrated anti-sway such as the Fastway Trunnion Bar system # FA92-00-0800. The integrated type of anti-sway typically performs a lot better than the separate friction units and they also allow you to back up the trailer; friction...
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  • Recommended Parts For Towing a Trailer With Brakes Using a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country
  • I have attached for you below the parts that I recommend you use to tow your trailer behind your 2016 Chrysler Town and Country. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75579 T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118534 7-Way RV Upgrade Kit for Trailer Brake Controller Installation part # ETBC7L Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 2" Hitch Ball part # A-90 or 2-5/16"...
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  • Choosing Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for Trailer with GVWR of 6,243 Pounds
  • You upgraded your weight distribution from the Curt short-arm system, part # C17322, to the Curt TruTrack, part # C17500, which is much better system but it's still rated too high most likely. It all depends on the loaded trailer's tongue weight. Both of those systems are rated for 800 to 1,000 pounds of tongue weight. So you want the tongue weight of your loaded trailer added to the amount of weight you add behind the rear axle of your two vehicle to be between 800 and 1,000 pounds....
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  • Best Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 400 Pound Tongue Weight
  • When picking out a weight distribution system it's important to make sure your setup's total tongue weight, which includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle, falls comfortably within its weight capacity range. If your trailer's loaded tongue weight will be around 400 pounds the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500, which has a tongue weight capacity of 800 to 1,000 pounds, will definitely...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System to Tow a 2015 Forest River Wolf Pup 16BHS with a 2013 Toyota 4Runner
  • A weight distribution (WD) system with sway control (SC) is always recommended when the gross weight of the loaded trailer is at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. Since this is the case with your 2015 Forest River Wolf Pup 16BHS and 2013 Toyota 4Runner I highly recommend using a WD/SC system to keep the trailer's tongue weight (TW) from negatively affecting your front axle steering and braking performance. To determine the best WD/SC for your towing setup you first need to...
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  • Correct Sway Control Bracket Mounting Location for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • The ideal location for mounting the sway control brackets on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 that you referenced is around 28 inches from the hitch ball. There is a little wiggle room with this particular system, so you will have no issue installing them 28-1/2 to 29 inches back from the ball. When determining if a weight distribution system is properly rated for your setup, the most important factor to consider is your total tongue weight. This number includes...
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  • Choosing Correct Weight Distribution Hitch for 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Travel Trailer
  • Trailer weight distribution hitches (WDH) such as the Curt TruTrack systems # C17499 and # C17500 do come in varying weight capacities. Selection of the correct one for any given towing setup is based on the actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW). It is true that using a system rated for much more than your actual TW will cause poor ride quality. In the case of a WDH more is not necessarily better. All you need to do to select the right setup is measure your fully-loaded trailer's actual...
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  • Weight Distribution System For 7-1/2 Tall I-Beam Trailer Frames
  • I do have an option for you but I can't recommend you weld the brackets of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 to your i-beam trailer frame as this will not allow the system to function properly and it would be very difficult to line up the spring bars with the vehicle. However, you will not need to weld the TruTrack brackets to the frame as there is a set of TruTrack brackets available that will work on trailer frames up to 8" tall and for that you will want...
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  • Why isn't 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Rated for Weight Distribution If Hitch that Fits It Is
  • Weight distribution systems put a bit more torque on the hitch and frame of the vehicle due to the spring bars pulling up pretty hard on the head of the system. Not every vehicle/hitch is going to be heavy duty enough to allow this and not potentially damage anything. We have trailer hitches for your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas that are rated for weight distribution like the Draw Tite part # 76176 but if the manufacturer of the vehicle says you can't use a WD system we cannot recommend it either....
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  • Weight Distribution System and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2012 Toyota Highlander
  • Yes, a weight distribution system like the Curt TruTrack part # C17499 that you referenced does take the place of a ball mount. For a 5,000 lb trailer this system would work well since it has a tongue weight range of 500 lbs - 800 lbs which matches up very well to what the tongue weight of your trailer would most likely be. The Prodigy P3 brake controller part # 90195 that you referenced would be a great choice for a brake controller. This is our best selling controller because of how...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Best Sway Control for Cargo Trailer Frame
  • For your cargo trailer/toy hauler conversion with a 5,000 lbs tongue weight I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66084 which will fit well on your trailer frame and will also give you a total tongue weight of your loaded trailer tongue and cargo behind the rear axle between 600 and 1200 lbs. This will work well if your tongue weight stays as desired or gets heavier during the conversion (usually tongue weight ranges between 10 and...
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  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Setup
  • When using the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17499, which is a great system for your trailer weight and vehicle, you will initially setup your system just like you would a ball mount. So you will measure from level ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler when the trailer is sitting level to the ground. Then you will adjust the hitch ball height on your trailer to correspond to that measurement at the base of the platform the hitch ball rests on. I've...
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  • Where to Install the Mounting Brackets of the Curt TruTrack # C17499 Compared to the Hitch Ball
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt who said that the ideal location for the brackets is 28" on your frame from the hitch ball for the Curt TruTrack # C17499. He did say that they designed this Weight Distribution (WD) system so that you have a little more freedom in where you mount the brackets due to propane tanks or other accessories so there is a little wiggle room in the exact location.
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  • Where to Mount Spring Bar Support Brackets on Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 that you are installing on your trailer. He said that you can install the support brackets 6 to 6-1/2 inches from the end of the spring bar without issue. This is perfectly fine to do. The ideal bracket position is 4 to 6 inches in from the spring bar but going a bit over the 6 inches is much better than going below the minimum because as you mentioned, you can start to run into the risk of...
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  • What is Ideal Tongue Weight for Use with Curt Weight Distribution System # C17499
  • 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. Using the Curt kit part # C17499...
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  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for Winnebago Minnie Drop 170S Travel Trailer
  • The Minnie Drop 170S has a dry weight of 2800-lbs, dry hitch weight of 315-lbs and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 3800-lbs. Its 31-gallon water tank when filled will add 258-lbs. Based on the GVWR of 3800-lbs your loaded TW should fall between 400-lbs and 570-lbs so using 500-lbs TW for the trailer plus your cargo load of 150-lbs you'll end up with an effective total TW of 650-lbs. The Curt TruTrack weight distribution and sway control system # C17499 is rated just right for...
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  • Which Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System is Best for a 2019 Keystone Passport GT 2210RB
  • For your 2019 Keystone Passport GT 2210RB, I recommend using the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 which is rated for 800 lbs - 1,000 lbs over the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which is rated for 500 lbs - 800 lbs. The reason for this is that in addition to the loaded tongue weight of the trailer you also need to add the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. When choosing a weight distribution system, it is always...
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  • Will Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Work for 4,000 lb Travel Trailer?
  • A Curt TruTrack weight distribution system would work, but to get the correct part you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify it by using a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 8K Trailer with Limited Bracket Location Spacing
  • Weight distribution is not simply based on towing capacity, but more so based on total tongue weight. The total tongue weight is the loaded trailer tongue weight along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. That combination will give you the total tongue weight that you need for your system. Based on your information. I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560. This system is rated for total...
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  • The Proper Set Up of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System on 2007 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The goal of a weight distribution system such as the Curt TruTrack # C17499 is to ensure a level setup with the tow vehicle and trailer; you do not need to get back to the unloaded factory stance of your 2007 GMC Sierra 1500. Before using any weight distribution system it is important that you get the correct one. To determine the right system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the...
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  • Will Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Work on R-Pod Trailer With 300 lb to 400 lb Tongue Weight
  • To choose the best weight distribution system what you need to know is your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go R-Pod plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The ideal system would be one in which your TTW falls somewhere in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity. Since you mentioned you have a tongue weight of between 300 lbs and 400 lbs, if you had 150 lbs or so of cargo...
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  • What Would Using Weight Distribution with Trailer with Varying Weights Be Like
  • If you use a weight distribution system on a trailer that will see varying weights you'll end up having to set the system up from scratch every time the weight changes to get the full benefit of the system. This will take some time to do everytime, but it will give you a great towing setup. If the goal is to reduce sag when towing a more easy solution would be an air bag suspension enhancement kit that would easily allow you to adjust the rear suspension support. I'd need to know what...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 4,500 Lb Fleetwood Pop-Up Camper
  • The Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17341 would be a good choice for your Fleetwood Pop-Up Camper in regards to the weight range capability but I recommend you go with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 instead. The reason for this is because the TruTrack has integrated trailer sway control and prevention as well which will help you maintain your trailer at highway speed in the event of crosswinds or a semi passing. The spring bars are also typically easier...
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  • Can the Curt TruTrack or Equal-i-zer Systems Be Installed On a V-Nose Enclosed Trailer
  • Yes, you can use both the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17499 and the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems like part # EQ37100ET on an enclosed trailer with v-nose. In order to do this however you will need to change up the installation a bit using one of the three options I have outlined for you below. Please note, the main difference between the TruTrack and Equal-i-zer is that the Equal-i-zer has a forged head and will be more durable than the TruTrack...
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  • Will Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution fit on 3 inch Wide Trailer Frame
  • The Curt weight distribution system part # C17500 that you referenced can fit a trailer frame that is 3 inches tall or wide. It has max frame dimensions it fits of 6 inches of height and 4 inches in width. A C-channel that is 3 inches wide or tall wouldn't be a problem. For your trailer though this is probably rated too high as it has a tongue weight range of 800-1,500 lbs and you want the trailer's tongue weight to fall in the middle of the range. Most likely the better fit would be...
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  • How to Set the Bracket Height on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Part # C17499
  • When the instruction manual for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 states to set the bracket height closest to the spring bar position set with the jack earlier, they are referring to the when you raised the front of the trailer and back of the tow vehicle approximately 3" with the tongue jack. This then simulates the spring bars engaged and level to the trailer frame.
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