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Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 900 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 has 5 preset adjustment options to choose from so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17500 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - C17500

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head has 5 preset adjustment options to choose from so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included.


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 preset positions on system head - no more piling on washer after washer
    • 5 Preset adjustment points to choose from
  • 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, chrome hitch ball, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 800 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 4" 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:
    • Round bar system: 2-1/2"
    • Trunnion bar system: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise:
    • Round bar system: 6-1/2"
    • Trunnion bar system: 7-1/2"
  • 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
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 35" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Torqued Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
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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.


Head Tilt Adjustment

TruTrack Head Position

The TruTrack's unique head adjustment method sets it apart from traditional washer-style setups by taking the hassle and guesswork out of finding the correct tilt. The main drawback with the washer method stems from the need to add or remove washers to determine the proper tilt. So each time an adjustment is required the hitch head must be disassembled so that the washers can be either removed or stacked on, and then reassembled. Not only is this time consuming, but the trial and error necessary to determine the precise number of washers can be frustrating.


The TruTrack simplifies the entire process by giving you 5 preset adjustment points to choose from. As a result, you can quickly and conveniently achieve the proper tilt without ever needing to disassemble the head or keep track of washers. To fine-tune the system simply start out in Position 1, which is the lowest head tilt setting. This setting applies the least amount of tension to the spring bars. As you continue to adjust the head tilt, more tension will be applied to the spring bars. Work through the positions in order until the correct tilt setting is determined. Once your tow vehicle is level, use the oblong washers in conjunction with the shank bolts to secure the head to the shank in the desired position.


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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C17500 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C17500 Installation instructions


Video of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Review

Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System with Sway Control. This uses trunnion style arms. It offers a 10,000 pound gross trailer weight rating and a 1,000 pound tongue weight rating. Part number on it is C17500. The one thing that's really going to set this TruTrack system apart from all the other ones out there on the market. We're going to view our anti-sway design. As we're headed down the road sometimes our camper will want to start swaying on us.

If you look right here we've got a small ball bearing. That's designed to sit right in the detent as it is now when our vehicle is in it's straight line position. As our trailer starts to sway that ball is forced up by a spring.that ball gets pushed down and that ball bearing runs in a track that goes around the outside, as we straighten out that ball bearing sits right back down into it's original location in the detent and it holds our trailer straight. As we're heading down the highway and that typical sway that we'll have this helps to prevent that and from the odd chance that it does ever start with this system it fights to get it right back into its original location. Something else that is really nice is gonna be your quick release arms here. Just a simple bail pin and clip once removed that will allow us to slide out our torsion arms.

With this style anti-sway control it virtually eliminates the need for any of the friction style add-on brackets that you see on a lot of campers and our torsion bars these are going to be a forged steel material. It's not a cast steel, so they're going to be much stronger and offer us much more spring. Our torsion bars are held in place by the small L bracket that you see here. That's held in place by a small clip, so really easy to unattach here. We're not dealing with the chains where we gotta lever them up and hope we're in the right link or something like that. It's gonna sit right on top of our L bracket and additionally this L bracket provides additional anti-sway control by creating a little bit of friction, as we turn left, as we turn right it's going to give us a little bit of friction as we're heading down the road to prevent any of that swaying from starting to occur. Now right here at the front is another secret to the success of this weight distribution system.

We're going to have 5 adjustable locations all the way through this hitch to determine at what point or at what angle our ball mounts actually sitting, so the more angle we have the more weight distribution effect we're going to have. This can easily be changed from one vehicle to another. It's not often you're going to have multiple towing vehicles, but if you do it's just as easy as loosening up our two bolts, adjusting it into the setting 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and then tightening those bolts right back down. Another great feature that you'll see, the grease inserts here on the rear of both of our trunnions is going to allow us to lubricate these and keep them working great for a long time. Curts going to stand behind their product as well and they offer you a 10-year limited warranty. The Curt TruTrack is designed for a towing weight of 800 pounds up to 1,000 pounds.

The Curt TruTracks offers a gross maximum tow weight rating of 10,000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight rating of 1,000 pounds. Designed for use in 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. Now we've gone over the specifics about what makes the Curt TruTrack very unique and been very handy to have, but the main goal that we get after with the weight distribution hitch is that sometimes the capacities on our tongue or the tongue weights are really high for our vehicle and it causes the rear of our vehicle to squat down. While it doesn't look too hot going down the road, but that's also going to put excessive wear and tear on the rear suspension components of your vehicle and can also lift the front of your vehicle up slightly causing you not to have as much pressure pushing down on those front wheels. Of course on normal dry pavement maybe not no big deal, but once it starts to get a little wet or get a little slippery that may cause us some issues. What the weight distribution hitch does.you see it's tilted back on an angle here. That angles our bars downward. Once we get it hooked up here we bring our bars up, put them in our catches and that's going to distribute, since it's a weight distributing hitch surprise surprise, it's going to distribute the weight that we often have right here equally across all axles of our vehicle and also our camper. So ultimately what we're going to wind up with is a much more level riding vehicle with equal weight being transferred over that front and rear axle. Where at least a closer to a factory weight being transferred to that front and rear axle and also levels out our camper. You've seem them before the back of the trucks tilted down and the front of the campers tilted down and looks like at any moment it's going to catch the ground. We'll have our adjustable shank bar here. This gives us plenty of adjustment room up and down to get the right height set. We're going to have our hitch head here with the trunnion connection points here on each side. We're going to have our spring trunnion bars. Those are made to slide right in and we're also going to have the bracket that those trunnion bars are going to fit in. This is made to go right around our trailer, as you can see we're going to have some adjustment here with our bolt removed. This will slide up and down here to give us the proper ride height. The larger bolts, nuts, and tilt head spaces are all going to be what are going to hold our adjustable shank bar to our hitch head. Now we're going to get the ride height on our truck figured out. To do that we're going to measure from the ground right to the top edge of the bumper here. It's going to be about 29 and an eighth. We'll do the same on the front bumper here. It's gonna give us about 26 and 3/4 and we'll write both of those down in our instructions as well. As you can see this is just going to slide in to begin our assembly. We're going to secure that with the pin and clip, which are provided. Then we're going to set our head in place using the adjustments to get this as close as possible to our target ball mount height. Now that heights going to be determined by taking your cupler height measurement, which in our case was 19 and a half inches give or take. Then we add one inch per 100 pounds of tongue weight. Now this trailer offers about 300 pounds worth of tongue weight, so we want to go 19 and a half to 20 and a half, 21 and a half, and 22 and a half. We want the top of our ball here to be about 22 and a half inches off the ground. We'll take one of our bolts here, this is the 4 inch bolt. There is also a 5 inch bolt, that goes in the top hole. The 4 inch is going to go in the bottom hole, so let's get it lifted up here. Slide that through to hold it in place. We're also going to slide our second one in, but let's give it a quick check and see where our height is. That works out well, that's between about 22 and a quarter and 22 and 3 quarter, so we should be able to find that happy medium in our adjustment height there. Now for our initial setup we're going to push our bolt through and we're going to leave it in its highest tilt setting for now. That'll be from that hole down to that one. Now we'll place our nuts on both bolts. We'll bring our bottom one down hand tight and we're going to tighten the upper one just enough to where it's going to hold our spacers in place. As you can see we've got it so it'll hold the plates in line and not so tight that we won't be able to adjust it. We're now going to slide the torsion bars into place and we'll orient the hole here inside where it'll line up with that pin. Just like that and same thing here on the passenger side of the hitch. Now with our bars in place we're going to lower our cupler down onto the ball mount. Now with our cupler connected here we're going to raise the front of the trailer up and also the rear of our truck about 3 inches. Now as you can see we've measured four inches up from the end of our bar and we've made a mark right there on the trailer to indicate where we need to put our brackets. We're going to do that here on the driver side and on the passenger side as well. Now we'll bring our 3 plates and we run the carriage bolt through the top hole on all three of those. Just thread on your nylon nut to kind of hold it in place. The double wall side we want on the outside and as you can see the thinner one will go towards the trailer, the thicker one will go here on the outside. We'll then take the L shaped bracket, see it slid up right between both of those. You've got several different settings in there to choose from both for the thickness of trailer frame rail and for the height you want your torsion bars to sit at. For ours we know that we want it on the top setting here for our L bracket and on the lowest setting so we know it sits on our trailer frame properly. Then slide that in and put a nut on the back of that hand tight as well. We'll bring that up, center it over our mount location, tighten our nuts down and then we'll want to torque them down to the specifications listed in the instructions. Now we can go to the passenger side and to that exact same thing. Now we're going to use our helper tool here. It goes right in the top and we'll just pry our bars right up into place. Now once we've got that supported by the L bracket we'll bring through our keeper. Slide that into place and secure it with our clip. Now let's go over and get that passenger side taken care of as well. Now that we've got our bars in place we're going to lower the cupler and vehicle down and see how it's riding. Let's grab our tape and check our measurements. We're going to measure here in the same location as before. You see right now we're sitting right about 25, so we really need about 4 inches to get our truck back to its normal height. To make our adjustment we'll raise the trailer back up. We've raised the trailer back up and you can see we've taken a lot of the tension off of our bars, so we'll pull our clip and then kind of guide these down. On both sides we'll need to release those. The nice thing about making the adjustment on the TruTrack here is we just have to loosen up one bolt and then our spacers are going to let us pick from 5 different locations, so I'm just going to loosen the top bolt here. Remember we tightened that up just enough to hold our spacers in place earlier and now we're going to loosen it just enough for our spacers to free up again. Now we'll slide those out on our bolt slightly and then just reposition our spacers accordingly. For the room that we need we're going to go right to position 5 and see how that does on the truck. If it's a little bit too high or it's giving us too much lift we'll just lower it back to that number 4 position. Now let's snug our nut back down to hold our spacers in place and we'll recheck. Now with that secure let's lift the vehicle up just like we did the last time. We'll repeat the process of getting our bar in place here on the rear. Slide that one in and then get our other side taken care of. Now we'll lower it back down and measure our height again. The rear edge of our trucks down to about 28 and 3/4, so that's going to be well within that 1 inch range that we've got. Now we'll also get a measurement here in the front with the TruTrack all hooked up and it looks like we'll be right back where we started at about 26 1/4. With our settings right where we want them we're going to tighten down our two bolts and then torque them to specification. Check the instruction manual it's going to give you your torque specs that you need to set these to. We're going to do that for both the top and the bottom bolt. Now with these secure our setups ready to use any time we need it. All we'll really have to deal with from this point forward would be putting in our arms, lifting them into position and securing them. Now of course before you head down the road hook up your safety chains, break away cable, and any wiring you might need to operate your lights as well. With our truck back closer to it's factory ride height that's going to complete today's look at the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System with Sway Control. Part number C17500. .


Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17500

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (181 Customer Reviews)

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head has 5 preset adjustment options to choose from so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included.

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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



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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



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The Kurt weight distribution hitch with sway control was fairly easy to install. The instructions were easy to follow. The only time you might need help is when installing the hitch head bolts while holding the hitch head at the correct height. The only suggestion I would make is that you try to put something on your trailer frame to protect it when you are installing the hangers. I scratched mine up pretty good. I also had to move my battery box over about 2 inches as the hanger bolts were very long. I guess they have to be to fit other trailer frames. All in all I am very satisfied with the results. 556994



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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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I purchased this a year ago. It is a great product but the hitch assembly is heavy so be careful. I use a 4 wheel dolly to bring it out to the truck when I am going to put the hitch on just to save my back. It is a solid piece of steel. It took some time to adjust the hitch to right height so the trailer and truck is level but after that it is fine. Follow the directions by periodically tightening the bolts especially the brackets on the trailer. The only thing I would warn about is when backing and you have to turn sharp. Take the rods off as I had the rig turn while backing and the rod came partially off the bracket on the trailer. When I straighten up I bent the little "L" bracket. But since then I have not had any issues. The company, Curt, was great. They sent me a new set of "L" brackets at no cost. 406445


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2 years later and the product works great. I had a tire blow out on our last trip earlier this month which caused the trailer to sway a little but then it settled down. It was either the product or my driving that stopped the trailer form swaying or both. Anyone who pulls a large trailer needs to have one of these. I am happy with the integration of the weight distribution and sway control. I am still satisfied with this purchase and confident while driving on the interstates there is control over the sway. On another note pertaining to the tire blowout, I would also recommend going to better load rating tire than what was put on by the manufacturer. I just replaced all the tires with an E rating including the spare. I only used the spare for less than 100 miles after the blowout and the tread was already separating.

Jeff M - 07/16/2018

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Product arrived in one piece. Appears to be sturdy as it is heavy. Instructions are straight forward, easy to install. Curt puts a label on the bar ends for making the necessary mark on the frame (my mark placed the brackets at the battery box, so I had to install them inside if that, I hope there are no issues due to that). The fit and finish of the components appear top-notch. You’ll need deep sockets for the brackets (3/4”), 1 1/8” and 1 1/16” for the other bolts, and a 200 ft/lb torque wrench. Grease the zerks and ball bearings and your done. Just beware of he ball bearings, as they will snap the bars into their correct positions; so hold on to them while you positions the bars where you want them or they will get out of your grip. I haven’t used it yet as my trailer was just delivered. My rig is 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 CTD and 2019 Open Range 3310BH TT. I’ll have to update after use. 542057



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Happy with it. 561966



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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



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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



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Installed the hitch, made spring bar angle adjustments. Then pulled my 6500 lb RV 425 miles. WOW what a difference compared to my old chain link spring bar and friction type sway control hitch system. Should have purchased the Curt C17500 system long ago. Plus excellent etrailer service. Buy this Curt system from etrailer you won't be disappointed. 391267



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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

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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



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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



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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



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Very smart design with much thought put into it. Adjustments are a breeze, setting it up was fairly easy, maintenance is easy with zerk fittings to grease it. I'm using it for a 3500lb trailer and couldn't be happier. It's heavy-duty and durable, so it's a bit on the heavy side, but still manageable to take on and off. Came with a pre-torqued 2-5/16 ball. 542109



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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



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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


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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

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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



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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


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Product working well after 1 yr.

Jon C - 06/23/2016

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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


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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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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



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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
$7.95
, 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
$57.98
if you happen to need those as well.

-- Rachael H - 4/3/2018


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I am very satisfied with the performance of this hitch!

DAVID S - 08/21/2018

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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



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I pulled a 25' travel trailer weighing 5500lbs loaded with a Tundra and 4 occupants for the first time. The hitch worked great!! The first time requires some time to setup correctly but thereafter it is quick and easy. No problem with tight turns in my cul-de-sac or the RV park. The reinforced box arrived from UPS on-time and complete. Great hitch, I wouldn't tow without it!!! 256850



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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



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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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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



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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



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Built well and easy install. Have used more than 4,000 miles so far without any troubles what so ever. 410044


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Still working great!

John N - 07/24/2018

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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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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



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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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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



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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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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



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Works very well, online how to video was extremely helpful. Would buy again. 541488



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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



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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



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Great Product, no complaints. Would buy again from etrailer. 406225


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Product has been working great, no complaints after a few years of use.

Kendall S - 07/13/2018

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Great service from e-trailer, ordered Wed. afternoon and received the hitch on Friday evening. Hitch is heavy and appears to be well made. Very disappointed to discover the hitch was made in China. 396870


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Sway controll seems to work fine but weight transfer is doubtful on my 3/4 ton pickup. Definitely would not buy again due to the Chinese mft.

John H - 06/22/2018

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This weight distribution system does allow for a change in the angle of the head of the system, there are 5 preset options integrated in the head using the oblong washers on the shank. The first setting has the lowest tilt to the head, and has the least weight distribution to the vehicle, and setting 5 has the highest amount of distribution. The adjustment of this annble can be see at about the 8 minute mark of the video that I have linked.

-- Rachael H - 6/22/2018


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Ordered several items from etrailer.com, all were shipped promptly and arrived quickly. All of the products I ordered were exactly as described on the web site. This has to be one of the best sites I have used, items are described very well and thoroughly and the site has a great variety of items to choose from. I will definitely use this site for all of my trailer, travel trailer and my vehicle needs in the future. 228837



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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



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I had to sell the hitch to someone else. Never used it, The bars were to short. The propane tank mounts and electrical prevented me placing the bar supports close enough to the head. I think the grease sealed Trunnions are good but the hitch is heavy and difficult for me to lift in place. 303130



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Product arrived quickly. Very heavy built hitch. Solid cast steel, no hollow tubes. Very good construction. Easy to install, but follow dirctions and ensure you have level pad to take measurements and level your trailer also. Tools needed listed on the outside of box would be nice as I took all the tools I thought I needed up to 15/16" and once assembling found that I needed 1 1/8" and 1-1/16" to tighten the 2 bolts to mount the head to the reciever adapter. Takes about 2 hours to assemble and adjust. 291647



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Was easy to install and adjust. Felt a difference with my trailer right away, the integrated sway control really helps. Quite heavy and adds to tongue weight but I guess it's necessary to make it as sturdy as it is. 520727



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I'm pleased with the product. Quality is excellent and it works well. My trailer is aluminum and has very deep beams (frame rails) on which the bar brackets are installed. So, I had to determine the appropriate setting for the brackets and weld them together. That took the adjustable feature of the bracket away. However, since the welded brackets are properly set for my vehicle, it works well. To maintain the adjustable feature of the brackets, they would need to be longer to accommodate the deep frame rails. 259098


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My hitch has been working well. Have towed from Iowa to Chicago and also to southern Texas with absolutely no issues. Very nice to have the anti-sway feature detents built right in. No regrets on my purchase. etrailer staff has been great.

Terry M - 06/08/2017

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Nice hitch. I replaced my ez-lift and sway control with this. Works well towing a 32' car trailer with a 3/4 ton ram. 519010



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Upgraded from a husky hitch to this Curt what a differance no more white knuckles. Liked it so much had my brother get one also 517320



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Pulling a 29' trailer and getting very little sway even in cross winds. The down side is getting it on and locked in. It's a tight fit and a hammer is needed to get the lockout pins in place. 510722


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  • What is the Difference Between 2-Point and 4-Point Sway Control
  • Weight distribution systems that have 2-point sway control generally have sway control just at the ends of the springs bars on the trailer side. On the Fastway systems for example the L bracket that secures the bar to the frame bracket can be tightened or loosened to adjust the amount of sway control tension on the bars. A system with 4-point sway control such as Curt # C17500 or Equal-I-zer hitch # EQ37100ET has the 2-point as mention above and then also sway control where the spring...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2015 Toyota Tundra and 6,300 Pound Dry Weight Travel Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. We know that the minimum tongue weight will be 720 pounds. We also know that the truck maxes out at 9,800 pounds gross trailer weight. So the feasible range of the tongue weight is 720 to 980 pounds (assuming...
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  • Curt TruTrack, Blue Ox Sway Pro or Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems for 27 Foot Airstream TT
  • The Curt TruTrack # C17500 would work best on trailers with tongue weights between 700-1000 lbs, while Equal-i-zer and the Blue Ox SwayPro offer different systems for different trailer tongue weights. From a warranty standpoint, the Equal-i-zer and the SwayPro offer a limited lifetime warranty versus a 10 year limited warranty for the Curt. Equal-I-zer has focused primarily on weight distribution for a long time and they are an industry leader when it comes to weight distribution and...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs 7,500 lbs
  • 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. Since your trailer is 7,500 lbs...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System Be Used on Aluminum Trailer Frame
  • Not all aluminum trailer frames are strong enough for use with a steel weight distribution (WD) system. It is possible that the stronger steel WD components could put too much stress on the frame. If your trailer has an aluminum frame you'll first want to check with the manufacturer. Locate your trailer's VIN, model number and manufacturer information and contact the maker. They will ask you about your typical weight loads and other details about your towing application. They will be...
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  • Choosing Between Fastway e2 and Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for 2015 Grey Wolf 26RL RV
  • The Curt TruTrack # C17500 and the Fastway e2, part # FA92-00-1000 are very similar. Both are rated for up to 1000 lb of tongue weight or 10,000 lbs of gross trailer weight. Both are covered by a 10 year warranty. The Curt TruTrack includes the 2-5/16 inch trailer ball, while the Fastway system would use a # EQ91-00-6100 ball that's sold separately. If I had to choose between the two, I'd pick the TruTrack because the tilt of the ball is easier to adjust, and because its weight distributing...
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  • Difference Between Equal-i-zer and Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET and the Curt TruTrack # C17500 referenced in your question are very similar systems that will do a very nice job of controlling sway and evenly distributing weight between the axles on your trailer and tow vehicle. The primary difference between the two, which is important for your application, is their specific sway control design. The Curt model uses a standard 2-point system, which will have sway control at just the ends of the...
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  • Comparing the Curt # C17500 and Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET Weight Distribution Systems
  • Both the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET and the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 are compatible with underslung trailer couplers. I have contacted both manufacturers and received confirmation of this. Both options do allow you to back up without disconnecting anything as well. In this case I recommend going with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET since it has the greater Tongue Weight (TW) capacity range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 27-Foot 7800-lb Trailer with 680-lb Dry Hitch Weight
  • The key to selecting a weight distribution (WD) and sway control system for your 27-foot trailer is to measure your fully-loaded ready-to-tow tongue weight (TW) using a scale like the Sherline # 5780 or by one of the methods shown in the linked article. You also need to add in the weight of anything in the truck that sits behind the rear axle, such as a generator or loaded cooler. You want this total TW to fall into the middle of the operating range for a WD system so that it can move some...
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  • Comparing Curt C17500 and Equal-i-zer EQ37100ET Weight Distribution Systems
  • Both the Curt # C17500 and the Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET weight distribution systems share key features. Both are compatible with electric and hydraulic surge brakes, both include a shank and hitch ball, both allow backing up the trailer and both use fairly small frame brackets for their spring bars and this can make them easier to install than other systems whose brackets could take up as much as 5 or 6-inches of space on the trailer frame. What distinguishes these two systems is their...
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  • Difference Between Curt Weight Distribution Systems C17500 and C17501
  • The difference between the two systems is that the Curt TruTrack # C17500 has a tongue weight capacity between 800 lbs and 1,000 lbs with a maximum gross towing weight of 10,000 lbs while the Curt TruTrack # C17501 has a tongue weight capacity between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs with a maximum gross towing weight of 15,000 lbs. This is important because in order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 16-Foot Tandem Axle Enclosed Trailer
  • Selection of a suitable weight distribution (WD) system requires you to know your trailer's actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW). Gross weight is not enough. You'll want to measure your trailer's fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) and add to that the weight of anything in the tow vehicle that will sit behind the rear axle, such as a generator or loaded cooler. With this total TW you can choose a system rated high enough to move some TW forward onto the front axle without being so stiff that...
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  • Comparing Weight Distribution Systems With Sway Control When Towing 32-Ft Travel Trailer
  • Based on your trailer weight the tongue weight when the trailer is loaded and ready to tow may be at the high range of the three systems you referenced. You really want to have your tongue weight fall right in the middle of the system range, so if your tongue weight is 1,000 lbs you may want to check out systems that can handle up to 1,200 lbs like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, part # RP66074. This system can handle tongue weight between 600 and 1,200 lbs. The...
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  • Weight Distribution Carrying Case Recommendation
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 that you referenced should have no problem fitting in the Classic Accessories Tow Bar and Weight Distribution Tote # CA80113 that you also referenced. The WD system that is used in the product pics for the tote is a Reese system that is very similar in size as the Curt. In fact the frame brackets may actually be smaller. You would not need to remove the hitch ball.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Highly Effective Sway Control Capabilities
  • A weight distribution system isn't a one size fits all proposition. W/D systems are available with spring bars of various capacities, you'll want to choose the system based on the fully loaded tongue weight of your trailer. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the cargo area your Grand Cherokee behind the rear axle. I've linked to an...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2 Horse Trailer Weighing 3,200 to 4,200 Pounds
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 t0 15 percent of the gross trailer weight (but could be more). For a trailer weighing 3,200 pounds to 4,200 pounds the tongue weight range should be around 320 to 630 pounds....
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  • Comparing Reese Strait-Line and Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Systems
  • We sell more Reese dual-cam (Strait-Line) weight distribution systems than Equal-I-zer systems. But we have also carried Reese products since etrailer began and haven't had Equal-I-zer as long. The thing about Equal-I-zer is that they have brand recognition. People know who and what Equal-I-zer is which is why they are so popular. Their systems do work but like any friction type of sway control system they make a lot of noise and components can wear out faster than non-friction systems....
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  • Weight Distribution for an 8,000 to 10,000 Pound Grand Design Reflection Travel Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The 795 pounds is the dry tongue weight and is at a little over 10 percent of the 7,895 pound dry weight of the trailer. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight so if loaded...
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