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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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  • 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
  • Standard Duty
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

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:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (183 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



- 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



- 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. I’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



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Excellent web site and service, fast delivery, Thanks 574241



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Performed as needed, fairly easy to use. Made towing trailer possible where a regular hitch would have failed. 564381



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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

43270

- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


A little delay in delivery but when it arrived all equipment was delivered with a little damage on the box installed in about an hour real easy to install after several test rides and a few adjustment all good excellent product for heavy travel trailers would definitely recommend to other campers looking for a safe and affordable product. 488883



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


I needed a weight distribution system and quickly realized that Curt was the best around. You get what you pay for so why not get the best!? Very simple to install and with the correct routine maintenance this will last forever, Shipping was fast and box was In good shape when it arrived. 400440



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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


etrailer is great received the Curt hitch on Wednesday following a Sunday evening order. Had to wait a week to install and set-up the hitch on my GMC 2500 for our new Fleetwood Mallard camper,because of rain, but it was a snap. Just took about a hour and a half to get it set, instructions were so good i had it right on the first test drive. Good by swaying camper. Only thing is the weight, I did not realize how heavy it would be, no extra sway bars to contend with so great. Curt makes great products this is my family's 4th Curt product. 452423



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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


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



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


WOW is all I can say. I have a 2017 Ram 2500 pulling a 31ft bump pull Hideout travel trailer. I had the old style WD hitch that use the chains. Last weekend we had 20-40 mph winds coming home from camping. I could not get over 45mph with fear of losing the trailer and my truck. I had done a lot of research on C17500. All the reviews were great. So then it came down to who I was going to buy it from. etrailer was the last place I had found who sold them and I could not believe the price. It was cheaper then anyone I could find. I order it on Monday night and it was at my door Friday morning. I put it on today Sunday the 18th of February. It took me about a hour from start to finish. I got it to less then 1/2 in of sag on the back and about 1/4 of rise on the front. Now was the moment of truth. Taking back to it storage home during the week. I took the hwy to get a idea of how well it worked. Almost immediately I could tell it was everything and MORE then I hoped. 75mph later and not a wiggle or movement of my truck or trailer. Passing 18 wheelers with out a worry in the world. I was TOTALLY amazed how well it worked. If you are looking for a Sway control WD Hitch look no further. Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. You will not regret it. 476910



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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


Etrailer does it again. Best price on the Internet and shipped in 2 business days. The curt hitch system was as good as promised and the videos included on the product page was a big help. Have a hand truck or a friend ready when deliveried this thing is a handful to move. Will buy from etrailer and curt again. 207861


Comments

Thanks for reaching out to me. I have used the weight distribution hitch many times over the last year. One thing i was surprised with is the lake of durability in the paint on the load arms. I re-read the instructions and it says they need to be well greased but thats not easiest things to do with exposed metal components nor is it fun to take grease covered load bars off once I reach camp. Having that been said the greasing i think is not necessarily a Curt problem but something I noticed. Overall I think it was well worth the money and would buy again in a second. Thanks again for reaching out to me.

Mike B - 07/22/2016

19602

- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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


Two parts are bent or damaged. the a frame bracket that holds the bars and the head tilt spacer. Clled e trailer and now attempting to call Curt tech support. Seems a 10,000 lbs. trutrack distribution hitch cant handle a 7,500 lbs. travel trailer. 210700



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


eTrailer Order Processing - excellent! Very capable staff. Curt Product - rugged looking, good instructions, but they need some supervision in the powder coating dep't, acts more like spray lacquer than powder. Finish was chipping off spring bars when I removed them from the carton; after 2-3 test fits, finish was flaking off the the bars and blistering off the tow head after height adjustments from theguide washer pressure. I realize this won't affect product performance, but a disappointment. Welds look great. 206940


Comments

Product working well after 1 yr.

Jon C - 06/23/2016

18904

- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Good trailer hitch. I was using the basic chain weight distributing hitch with added sway control. This is much better. 465796


Comments

Yes good hitch. Works good no problems with it.

Norman - 01/21/2019

48745

- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


I did some extensive research & I believe that this product was a great value for what it was capable to do for me. I received the Curt TruTrack on time. The installation was simple to follow. e-trailer has good how-to videos as well as Curt's site. When I pulled my 1st load with the Curt using my 2014 Tundra the ride was much smoother & zero sway. The weight distribution was incredible! Before installation I checked the ride height on front & rear. Without the Curt installed my Tundra did have 3" more sag in the rear. With the Curt system installed now I only have 1" sag in the rear. This was a quick fix to evenly distributing the weight & stability towing 11,500lb GCW total. 334471



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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

19500

- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


The box arrived on perfect condition and in 3 days. Looks like etrailer reinforces the box possibly? Either way everything was there and no issues. Have not installed or towed with the hitch yet but will be in a few weeks. Quality of the hitch is pretty amazing, coating is solid. Hope to have a fully review soon on our 2017 F150 and 37 ft travel trailer. 384546



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Etrailer once again delivered the great service that brought me back, arrived within two days. The hitch set up was very easy to set up to the trailer. I had a Equalizer brand hitch for my 30 foot travel trailer and sold it with the trailer, so I wanted a "all in one" set up for this car trailer. This set up is less than 1/2 the cost of the equalizer and it was easier to set up. So far, towed approx 2500 miles with it and to date, it does a great job. This trailer used to have a reese chain and snap up bar set up, HUGE difference moving to this set up. I have already recommended this to a few friends. 241848



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


This isn't necessarily a review of the product, more of etrailer.com poor packaging/shipping. Anyhow, it looked the the item was returned but there were a bunch of 6- inch holes in the box when it was delivered. etrailer had placed my brake controller and harness in the box with the TruTrack and the harness must have fallen out because it never made it here. Neither did one of the brackets to connect the bars to my trailer. Of course I didn't realize this until I was picking up my trailer. So my choice was to buy a whole new system from the Trailer dealer or scavenge mismatched parts from their garage. I scavenged and found a random set that work for weight distributing but not so much for sway control because there is too much space for the bars to provide tension. The product seems great but the etrailer experience is a fail due to their poor shipping and handling. 407082



- C17500

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Love this thing! Got to reading about towing liability after an accident. I bought this to take out my liability because Toyota requires a WDH after 5K. It has built in sway control. Towing my Jeep JKU to go off road is no longer a white knuckle tow. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 302028



- C17500

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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


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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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I bought this to replace an older style equalizer hitch (with the chain bars) and needed to add anti sway, which my old hitch did not have. Adding an anti sway bar to the old hitch would have cost a couple hundred $$ with welding and ball installation, so I opted to just start over. My application is a 24' (box length) 10000GVW toy hauler that was wagging from time to time. I have many years of towing experience with pull behinds and fifth wheels so I knew what I was looking for while shopping. I have had Curt hitches before and know that they are a quality product. The Equal-i-zer hitch was considered but it was more in cost. In the end, the mechanics of the Curt hitch were superior to the Equal-i-zer for less money. Installing the hitch was easy and took less than 2 hours. One adjustment was necessary to get the proper tension on the bars and adjust them to no more than 4" hangover on the bar tray, as well as level towing with the equalizer factor. There is no option but to get it installed correctly, so if you don't have any or limited experience with installing hitches, get help from a friend who has or get professional help. You don't want your camper flailing down the road or in the ditch because of improper hitch installation. First trip out on winding mountain roads with very windy conditions was excellent...no more wagging trailer...very impressed Backing the trailer in the campsite with relatively tight jack-knife potential angles was not a problem with no issues with the bars. I watched closely with these tight angles to make sure no problems were awaiting me, and no problems at all. Instructions recommend removing the bars with tight turning angles and that would be a good idea if the angles were were getting to extreme. So, I highly recommend this hitch for load equalization and anti sway. The Good: Easy to install Performs as expected The Bad: No torque specifications that I found for the bolts, so I just rompt on it with a breakover bar to get it tight. Installations instructions were about a C+ Hitch head itself is VERY heavy so be prepared to grunt and swear as you remove or reinstall it from your truck hitch. 436382



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


I've owned this weight distribution hitch for a year now. Hauling travel trailers and 5th wheels professionally, I needed a unit that was dependable and one that would hold up to the rigorous demands of a professional hauler. Although the shipping box took a real beating during transit, miraculously everything was there. I would highly recommend this unit to all who pull a travel trailer to their vacation destinations. This unit will give you a stress free experience with no white knuckles while passing the big rigs on the highway. The trailer will follow a straight, true track behind you. Enjoy your driving experience. 312360



- C17500

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Outstanding service from eTrailer.com as usual. The product I purchased from eTrailer.com was priced a little higher than the same product at another distributor. No problem, eTrailer matched the lower price plus a little more. The refund was completed within a short period of time. While I will not be using this product right away, I am familiar with how it works and fully expect it to be as advertised. It is always a pleasant experience when buying from eTrailer.com. I always look on their website first when looking for products related to my truck and other towing needs. Thank you Katie! 323441



- C17500

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I bought and installed this hitch so my brother could pull my trailer across country. Installation was the Curt Tru track C17500 WDS on my 2017 Coachman Catalina Legacy Edition travel trailer, being pulled with a Ford F-150. This is the first experience I've had with installing and using a WDS. Instructions were clear and simple to follow, and after about 3 hours and going through various hitch tilt settings to get enough weight on the front axle, we were ready to go. I would have given a higher rating, but I did encounter a problem with the A-frame placement on the trailer tongue. With my tongue, it was impossible to place the A-frames at the required 4" from the end of the spring bar due to the cross support angle iron that holds my battery. At first, I tried placing the A-frames behind the angle iron, but that put them at only 3" from end of spring bar, causing the spring bar to slip out of the L-bracket on a tight turn. I ended up having to cut part of the angle iron away in order to move the A-frames far enough forward to keep this from happening. I'm just curious if others have had this same problem and if etrailer and/or Curt are aware of this potential issue, or if possibly I was sent the wrong hitch for this particular trailer. Seems to me that the spring bars should be a couple inches longer for this particular setup, to keep this from being an issue. We were on a tight schedule, so I didn't have time to contact customer service to help resolve this matter...so I just went ahead and modified the trailer as needed. Other than that, the system seems like it is going to work just fine... my brother left out today hauling the trailer from GA to AZ. We'll see how it goes. 486868


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Weight distribution systems are only specific to the tongue weight of a trailer, not to the design or the trailer make and model. Unfortunately, the sheer numbers of trailer makes and models would make it impossible to fit guide them correctly to provide fit information for specific trailers.

-- Mike L - 03/20/2018

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- C17501

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It was great working with etrailer. Ordering the Curt 17501 weight distribution hitch was very straight forward. Was very happy with the price but I ran across another company advertising the same hitch $40 cheaper. etrailer immediately refunded the advertised 110% difference and put $45 back on my card. Also, when they found out I was needing to get the hitch by a certain day they made sure it was shipped promptly. The hitch arrived right on time and was very well made. All in all, I am very happy with my purchase. 411678



- C17500

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Some clip adaptations to my trailer didn't quite yield the load leveling I was hoping for, but it definitely makes a difference. I added air lifts to my Tahoe as well and between the two, i am good. I only wish i had a source for the little L shaped clips that hold bar in place horizontally. Those are the only "spare" parts i could use.... Overall I am happy with this, glad I bought it.... 359515


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Thanks for your business and your review, Jim! I have good news! The L-brackets to which you refer are available as a replacement part C17508. I hope this helps!

-- Laura E - 04/03/2017

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Hitch is terrific. As I mention in my post, I would love a pair of those tiny L clips that hold the torsion bars in place. Mine bent up early on and while Ive sorta straightened they would work more safely if I could get new. Thoughts on how I can get those?

Jim N - 04/02/2018

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Thanks for the follow-up and reply. We have the complete replacement L-pins as part # C17513
Replacement L-Pins and Clips for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Qty 2
$14.17
, which included 2 L-Pins and 2 clips. Additionally the frame brackets and installation hardware available as part # C17508
Replacement Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control
$50.95
if you happen to need those as well.

-- Rachael H - 4/3/2018


- C17500

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I had a unique issue in that my new trailer has a five foot "V" nose which extends well into the tongue of the trailer. This did not allow for conventional sway/weight bars to be used. After much research I decided upon these bars as a solution and upon arrival installed the unit following the instructions. Modifications needed to be made to the floor of the "V" nose of the trailer but as a solution for a unique issue this product was exceptional. Etrailer was also more than I could have expected with quick shipment, all parts present, and reasonable cost. And the free shipping was the icing on the cake. Thank you/ Trygve Stout 284265



- C17501

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I ordered my hitch and L pins and surprisingly I received all within 3 or 4 days. The box they came was in good shape. This is the first time I've ordered from etrailer but I would recommend etrailer for all trailer parts. 394314



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Look good and very sturdy feeling. Great price on thus product. Dealer wanted to charge over $500 for similar WD hitch. This one look like it would be easier to make adjustment and can't beat the price. I love doing business with etrailer.com. Every time I order something, it was delivered on time or earlier than expected. Never have any problem with anything I ordered from etrailer, also very easy installation. 312635


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Still love the Curt true track with antisway WDH. Couple of problems. One the L brackets got bent but replaced with L brackets from Equalizer. Head tilt adjustment pins got bent and warped so ended up welding the whole thing so no more making adjustment. Work great towing 8500 lbs 35 feet long travel trailer.

SONEPHETH S - 11/01/2017

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- C17500

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We bought a new SUV that we could haul our small bumper pull with and my husband had to have this to go with it. Well he hooked it up easily. I hauled two horses with it this weekend and it worked great! I was impressed and how well it worked even with the wind. 440850



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Did a fair amount of research for towing with a Weight Distribution Hitch. Chose the Curt C17500 as best for my needs. Contacted etrailer since I needed this in a very short time. Talked with Susie and she was so helpful and professional. She really took the time to understand my needs and was clearly the person who took the personal lead to ensure I got the hitch on time. She confirmed the hitch would work for my truck/boat application including Surge brakes, etc. Time was of the essence and I had to decide between getting this locally at much higher price or taking a delivery risk with etrailer. In fact even before placing the order Susie had delivery pegged to an afternoon and was spot on when it arrived. I will certainly look to etrailer for my future needs. Thanks for a great experience etrailer and Susie. 245586



- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


Super heavy duty construction and pretty darn heavy as well (114lb shipping weight) I've seen photos of broken units from other companies and looking at this thing I doubt that will ever be a problem with this unit. Have put many miles on this type in the past and have been very pleased with performance. 388028



- C17500

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Prior to using this product I only had a WD system for my 30' Coleman. My initial 3 hr drive home seemed to have little wind yet my trailer was all over the place. A week after installing this system I drove from central KS to Pikes Peak. For most of that drive I had a 17-21 mph head/cross wind. I fullly expected to still have sway issues from the wind as I was warned ahead of time about that. This system was able to keep the amount of effort needed on my part less than that initial drive. Once I was out of the wind I could barely tell the trailer was causing me any sway at all. I would say this did an excellent job at preventing the sway all together. 385095



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


I have had this weight distribution setup on my 2005 Silverado 2500HD and 19 foot toy hauler for a year. Trailer wait loaded is about 7,000lbs. This product has been amazing and works every time. Once the setup of height and a ball angle were done the install/removal is easy. Backing up (even at pretty serious angles) has never been a problem but I now remove the bars before I backup whenever possible just to be safe. The ball mount is very heavy duty and came preassembled but has required grease (zerk fittings). The sway control in heavy winds has been amazing also. I highly recommend it. **Tip - install the bars while you have the trailer on the tongue jack right after you secure the ball and the bars go on without the tool or any pressure. Then when you lower the tongue jack and put the weigh/squat on the truck the bars will become loaded as they level out** 355795


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Two years of regular use. I have used this hitch setup with three different trucks and it has worked perfectly in every configuration. Toy hauler loaded with Polaris RZR and truck bed full of firewood. Steady as a rock with now swaying.

Tom M - 03/20/2018

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- C17501

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


1500/15,000 weight capacity. Received items a week or so ago and just now put it on my RV. Box was together no complaints. Very easy to atach to trailer and receiver hitch to truck. ( I had a previous hitch just upgrading). Pull Rv down the road for several miles at different speeds with great results. Thank You! 568431



- C17500

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I put the Curt hitch on a Tundra to pull a 25’ travel trailer with a hitch weight of 890 lbs.. The hitch has exceeded my expectations. There are several adjustments on the hitch to fine tune the final setup. The final result is a level rig with no sway. High quality product 575997



- C17501

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I purchased this WDH to pull a 29-foot travel trailer behind my F-150. Other than the fact that the hitch head is heavy, hitching and unhitching are simple and the hitch has worked as expected. 566330



- C17500

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Happy with it. 561966



- C17500

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We have about 2000 miles on the travel trailer using the Kurt tru-track hitch system. I have used it on a 2014 f150 and a new 2018. Both are MAX tow models. It works well in all my driving conditions so far. No complaints at all about. I grease the fittings every time( ok maybe not every time) but I ensure the parts that need it are lubricated. Would buy another one today if I needed to replace mine. My TT weighs has about 750 lbs. of tongue weight. Only suggestion is to purchase one of those hitch holders so when you remove it from the truck it will not give you a hernia. 559474



- C17500

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The product is easy to set up when following directions. It's way too much for what I need it for. I wish I wouldn't have gotten a smaller one. The hitch is extremely heavy and bulky. 558248


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Pro Series # 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;...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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