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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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Product Expert Lindsey S's Opinion

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
  • Head tilt adjustment makes this one of the easiest systems to set up

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • L-brackets and pins aren't quite as heavy duty as those on other similar systems
  • It's a newer system that hasn't yet been proven effective over time
  • You need to buy the hitch ball separately
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 hitch 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 Hitch - C17499

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

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:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (219 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.

- C17499
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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



- C17499
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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



- C17499
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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

57871

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


- C17499
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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



- C17499
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Curt Weight distribution and anti sway hitch arrived a day before scheduled delivery. It was doubled boxed, and there were no missing parts. Good job etrailer. Some reviews reported missing parts because of the heavy weight breaking the box. 751646



- C17499
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This item was easy to install. It solve the sagging at the hitch. 717872



- C17499
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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



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Great product easy to install really happy with the purchase 454214



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Very Heavy Duty and works just like advertised ! 461029



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Excellent web site and service, fast delivery, Thanks 574241



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


We ordered a Curt hitch. With the hurricanes messing up delivery's. We had a narrow time frame to pick up our new trailer. Terry (a real gem) bent over backwards to help us out. It all worked out and we picked up our new trailer on time. Don't waste your time shopping for trailer stuff, just contact etrailer and they will do everything needed to make sure to are satisfied. 433132



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


I bought the C17501 weight distribution hitch and due to others saying they had holes in their boxes I inspected mine carefully and took pictures before opening. The box mine came in seemed surprisingly durable, but there was a hole in the box on one end. After prying open the box and inspecting everything, I realized that although all the nuts and bolts were there, there were no spring bars in the box! My guess is that someone stole them....I find a 3 foot pole falling out of the box a little hard to imagine unnoticed by anybody. I called etrailer and they sent me a form to email them pictures and the next day the spring bars were shipped out! etrailer rocks at service! I now have all the parts and am looking forward to setting this bad boy up and towing my trailer. I'll try and come back and edit after I actually use the product. So far this things is looking nice though. 459085



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


WOW , THIS IS ONE HEAVY DUTY HITCH ASSY, BUT THERE WAS A MAJOR PROB, THE BOX CAME TODAY AFTER ONLY TWO DAYS FROM ORDERING, ONE OF THE TRUNION /SPRING BARS AND THE LIFT HANDLE, ALONG WITH THE PLASTIC BAG OF PARTS FOR THE ATTACHMENTS OF THE SPRING BARS WERE MISSING , TWO LARGE HOLE'S AT EACH END OF THE BOX, CALLED IMMEDIATELY AND TALKED WITH STACEY, SENT HER A COUPLE OF PIX'S OF THE BOX AND WITH IN 2 HR,S, I HAD A NEW TRACKING NO FOR THE PARTS THAT WERE MISSING AND NOW ALL READY SHIPPED , PRETTY GOOD DARN SERVICE IF YOU ASK ME. 569509



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Used my weight distribution w/sway control about 10 times last year. I pull a 36' camper travel trailer thats 12,500 # and 1,300 # tongue weight with no problems. Love that there is less to hook up with the built in sway control. Very heavy application. Built strong as exspected from Curt. Like to say i would buy another but won't need to because this is built to last for sure. Very Happy Camper !! 487559



- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Having never used a weight displacement hitch before. This made a huge difference in towing a large trailer. I will never tow without one again. This unit is well made. The instructions are straight forward. Installation is as the instructions show. I highly recommend this unit. Price was affordable, and shipping was fast. 478072


Comments
This is a very well built hitch system. I would highly reccommend it to anyone towing a trailer.
Patrick - 02/23/2019

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- C17501
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Could not use it on my v nose trailer 561868


Comments
The frame brackets need to mount to the trailer frame about 4 inches forward of the end of the spring bar, which ends up to be approximately 30 inches rearward of the trailer ball. If that particular point of the trailer frame isnt accessible, a standard chain-suspended system using brackets that bolt to the side instead of around the trailer frame are recommended.
-- Mike L - 09/06/2018

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- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Ordered online and then made a second order. Called first thing in a.m. to have orders combined in order to save on shipping. Customer service was excellent. 3 to 5 Day Shipping arrived in 4 business days. Curt Tru Track works great. I cant believe the difference in towing. Smooth and straight as an arrow! The product was easy to put together and instructions were simple. I started putting it on at dusk and finished by the light of streetlight with no big issues. Easy to adjust! I installed this unit after talking to some professionals. They said going up on tongue weight is not a big issue. The Tru Track is rated for 1000lb GTW. My application is on Jeep Grand Cherokee with 500 lb tongue weight capacity and 5000lb Gross Tow Capacity. Havent tried all competitor brands but very happy with the product! 383101



- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


First off etrailer.com had a ton of information and the website was able to answer all my questions. My weight distribution hitch showed up fast and as described. Hitch was easy to install and worked exactly as described. I tow a 4000 pound camper with approx 400-800lbs of tongue weight depending on bed and camper load. I have a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. This hitch is easy to adjust and leveled the load. This hitch also allows backing up and that was a major selling point. 191299


Comments
I will be towing up to 5500lb with my 2016 TRD OFF ROAD DC auto, Do you recommend this hitch Thanks Tom C.
-- comment by: Tom C - 10/24/2015

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- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Really like the way it keeps my vehicle and travel trailer level. Pretty easy to set up and use. I give 3 stars because the hardware that sets the angle bent after 6 months of use on a 3000 lb travel trailer. I torqued them all to spec, so not sure how it happened. I was able to order the replacement parts, but for the amount paid it should last. This is no fault of etrailer, they were great. 627971



- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


Changed from a chain type WD this bar/bracket system. Rating very close to the same. This c17500 is MUCH better. I can backup and drive off pavement with this sytem and it works great! The tow vehicle and trailer are level and other than the extra weight behind me slowing acceleration, it rides great. 1500 Avalanche towing 6000lb loaded small toy hauler. 570474



- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is the first time I have ever done any review about anything but I felt compelled to let everyone know about etrailer.com. First thing was the easy web site navigation and the help looking at my towing needs. Im a first time travel trailer owner. After finding my proper hitch and ordering it, it arrived 3 days later from UPS but the package was broken open and 3 parts were missing. I called etrailer.com and explained the problem and let them know I had a group camping trip planned in 7 days. They sprang into action and started the claim with UPS. I watched the tracking on line through their web site but it never left e trailer so I called on Monday and talked with another customer rep and explained my situation about leaving on Wed. with the group. She looked into it and said it was e trailers fault that somehow it didn't get shipped but she would get it out ASAP. This was Monday around 3 pm. By 8 pm I received an e-mail with a order number saying it was being shipped next day so I would have time to install it and make the trip on Wed. I have never been so impressed with a companies customer service in my life. A big THANK YOU to Chelsey, George and Im sorry I don't remember the last gals name but you did give me your desk phone number and said to call direct to your desk if I had any more problems. As for the product I haven't used it yet but its built with solid steel and I cant imagine it not working but if it doesn't I know e trailer will take care of me. Thank you again etrailer.com !!! 421445



- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


I like this little weight distribution system. I bought it mostly for the anti-sway features but the weight distribution system works well. I pull a 7 x 14 enclosed tandem axle trailer loaded with two motorcycles, all my camping gear, bicycles, motorcycle clothing, tools, canoe, motor etc. I pulled the load from Utah to Montana and back and didn't even know the trailer was back there. I'm very pleased and the price was $500 less than a local distributor wanted for a similar system. As always, etrailer service was outstanding. I'll try to post photos later. 216240


Comments
Im still very pleased. I did find a way to dent my trailer by turning too tight but thats not the fault of the equipment. Everything Ive purchased from E trailer has worked perfectly.
Dan D - 08/01/2016

19858

- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


I use this WDS to pull a Surveyor 32RLTS with a 2014 Ram 1500, HEMI with 3.92. The TT is 7800lbs, and It feels great with no sway even with the trailer being 36 feet long. I really enjoy the ability to be able to adjust the hitch head unit to level out the truck and trailer. It took me 20 minutes for the initial installation and another 15 minutes to get everything leveled. Make sure you have a 1" 1/16 socket and 1"1/18 wrench to make the process easier. I'm glad I was able to research WDS before I purchased my TT. If I would have purchase the WDS at the RV dealership, I would have paid 200 dollars more for the same of most likely lower quality. Another great product provided by etrailer at a great price. I placed my order with short notice and to my surprise we received it two days later ready for a 600 mile trip. As always, I make my purchases last minute, but once again etrailer and UPS always bail me out and my me look like a hero.! 367322



- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


I am disappointed by the weight of the hitch head. When I spoke with e-trailer, I was looking for a lighter head than my Husky (40 pounds). This one is a full 60 pounds and is a brute to lift and maneuver. No way can I lift into storage compartment or back of my truck. I am figuring out a shoulder harness system-but be warned-it is VERY heavy. I did not want to pay the restocking fee or shipping back, so am giving it a try. If it proves to be too much for me to handle, I will sell it and get something with a lighter head It came very well packed and totally intact, but I was told 2 boxes and it was one box 118 pounds. That was a big challenge! Instructions are good and it was easy to get the ball to the correct height-again the head is very heavy as you are trying to get the correct hole on the shank. Extra hands would be helpful but I'm doing this on my own. In the process of installing on trailer and had to move relays and other stuff out of the way to mount the brackets. Picture shows what I had to move. It's about 34-35" back so keep that in mind. I have a narrow frame and the bolts provided are about 1.5" longer than needed. I went and got shorter bolts because they need to be removed when adjusting brackets for a different tow vehicle. Of course you will need deep sockets, and 2 large (1 1/8 I think) for the head I haven't used it yet but heading out on long trip so it will be tested. I'm rating it before testing-one star off for the weight and difficulty moving it. Not for anyone weak! 646483



- C17500
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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution Hitch


First: I attest under penalty of RV hell that this is not a paid endorsement of either the product or etrailer...lol Word to the wise. Before we installed this product, we installed an electric tongue jack and a cordless impact drill for $70 from Harbor Freight. Both of these helped the quality and efficiency of the install of this system...it would have been a lot more work cranking up and down on a manual jack and then also cranking up and down to fine tune the weight distribution system. Now, on to the review: This product was easy to install and has almost totally negated the visible swag on the rear suspension of our tow vehicle. I was anticipating having to purchase E-rated tires and air bag suspension for a 1/2 ton pickup. This equalizer works well enough that the tow vehicle looks fine. I realize this is the intent of the product...but have to say that it probably saved over $1000 in further modifications. I must also really brag on your installation video. We were not certain about installing it ourselves...but with the video combined with the great instructions, it was easier than we ever thought would be possible(this also saved us at least $150 on installation costs for what would have been an inferior product). I considered putting the pics of the trailer hooked up without the system, but am afraid I would be laughed off the internet for what could have passed for an episode of "Sanford and Son". Trust me, it made a big difference. I'm inspired enough from this install to try and install a brake system for the same trailer. Looks to be a great video for it as well. We purchased it from etrailer and combined it with a wiring harness to fit my exact make/model of vehicle and I'm hoping it will be as good of an experience as the sway control system. Great job etrailer and kudos to your video crew(s)! 213179


Comments
Product is still working great. In fact, we moved up to a one ton vehicle and had to transfer it. Obviously the height is different, so we used the same video for the install to adjust it to the new vehicle. Works great!
Cody W - 07/19/2016

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weight
    Thank you for all of the info on your trailer setup! Yes you can install a weight distribution system similar to the Curt TruTrack part # C17499 on a V-nose trailer like yours but the trick is to use a system that has chains on the spring bars so you can use a set of bolt on hangers like the part # C17005. The bolt on hangers can fit under the V-nose of the trailer unlike ones that require clearance above the frame. So since you are running 820 lbs tongue weight you will want a system...
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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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  • Does Weight of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Hitch 17499 Need to Be Factored In
    When doing your math on trailer tongue weight (TW) you do NOT need to include the actual weight of your selected weight distribution hitch, such as Curt's TruTrack # C17499, because this weight is essentially suspended between the vehicle and trailer. The TruTrack is rated for total TW of 500 to 800-lbs so it would be ideal for an actual effective TW of 650-lbs, which is in the middle of its effective range.
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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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  • How Much Drop Does the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Offer
    The shank included with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 indeed only offers up to a 1/2" of drop when used with trunnion spring bars. If you need more than this then you would also need the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 which offers up to 3-3/4" of drop when used with trunnion spring bars. Unfortunately, the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System cannot be ordered with a different shank which is why you need to purchase the Curt Weight Distribution...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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