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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
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Includes Shank
  • 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.



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


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  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • 900 lbs
  • Curt


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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   (112 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.

- C17500

by: Gary N09/25/2017


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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by: Cody W.07/20/2015


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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by: Bob W08/08/2017


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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by: Mike B.06/28/2015


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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by: AlW07/17/2017


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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by: Dan D08/02/2015


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


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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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by: David C.10/31/2016


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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by: Jon C.06/24/2015


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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by: Jamie Canuck05/20/2017


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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by: Tom Mc03/19/2017


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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by: Jeff M.07/16/2017


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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by: Steve04/16/2016


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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by: Joe H.05/07/2015


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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by: Nick05/26/2017


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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by: Trygve Stout08/16/2016


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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by: craig s03/26/2016


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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by: Steve H.12/08/2016


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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by: Bruce W.02/05/2017


This hitch is considerably more substantial than any that I have used in the past. The bars have a more positive action and there is none of the popping chain sounds on tight turns and backing up. It is a little more labor intensive to hook up than the old chain type in that the bar is heavier to lift. Next time I will lift the hitch higher to start. That will solve the problem. Be sure to put a 6X6 under the jack foot so you can take the weight off. The jack was fully extended and teh bars were pretty heavy. I am sure I will be happy with this hitch. 339059



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by: JeredK05/24/2017


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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by: Steve S.11/16/2017


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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by: Terry M.06/08/2016


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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by: Marc09/06/2016


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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by: TJA09/06/2017


Arrived on time but was missing the trunion bars and the bracket hardware. Appears the top of box tore and some parts slipped out during shipping. I would recommend shipping this in 2 boxes as these parts are very heavy. Or at least reinforcing all sides of the box and placing the items in the middle of the box, not on top. etrailer has excellent customer service and took care of the problem promptly. Unit looks like a high quality hitch, very heavy duty. Will update once used on the road. 429426



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by: Dudley H09/30/2016


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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by: Emily M10/09/2017


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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by: Cesar10/18/2016


I have used this weight distribution system now for a year and it works fantastic. My truck sits level and I get a lot less bouncing around when hitting bumps or a rough road. As far as the sway control, I'm assuming its working because I don't have any sway. Hooking up to the trailer is pretty easy. The hardest part is picking up the hitch and sliding it into the receiver, its pretty heavy, but it needs to be heavy duty. I'm very happy with the product. 308221



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by: Bill L09/30/2016


The anti sway properties of this unit are out standing. Before I installed it I would get blown all over the road every time I was passed by any large vehicle. After the easy install all I would get was a little push before the unit regained control. My only complaint is the packaging. When UPS delivered it the box was torn open exposing the contents. Fortunately the components were individually wrapped so nothing was missing or damaged. 301871



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by: SONEPHETH SOMBAT11/01/2016


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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by: Joe B.10/01/2015


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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by: Jim N03/28/2017


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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by: Mark W01/15/2017


Hitch works great. Make sure that you follow the instructions and set the brackets in the right place. Even a inch to far back will cause it to bind and fall of going around a tight corner. I learned this the hard way. My fault not the hitches fault. Other then that the hitch is noisy but I wouldn't expect it to be quiet with that much metal on metal contact. A little grease on the bars helps. 332674



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by: Mark H.06/04/2016


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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by: Jason B08/19/2016


Curt did an excellent job on this with having the sway assist built into the hitch and allows the arms to move left and right when backing up and making turns allowing them to disengage from there detent so that it doesn't put so much stress on the trailers hitch and arms themselves. Etrailer has excellent customer service and shipping times are good to. 285419


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Performing well yet.. very nice hitch and does help with sway control.

Jason B - 08/24/2017

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by: David06/09/2017


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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by: Kevin J07/19/2017


This is more of a customer service review than a product review. My original order of the Curt 17500 hitch arrived damaged (by UPS) and missing the trunion bars. I called your customer service and within a few minutes had arranged for new parts to be sent out. I was very pleased and impressed at the speed at which everything was taken care of. 408799



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by: Brian B.08/30/2016


This is an outstanding hitch and the assembly and setup instructions were spot on! It also helps to view the CURT U-Tube video available on line. This hitch is incredible sturdy, easy to install and its multi-settings allowed me to get my trailer perfectly level. I like the fact that I do not need a sway bar as this hitch does it all! 289195



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by: Damon05/17/2016


This hitch allows me to drive without the bounce you normally have after hitting a bump in the road. My trailer fully loaded is at my trucks max towing limit and this hitch really does make a difference. Customer service was also great and enjoyed the videos they have on the site to help install the item properly. 250568



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by: Mike S02/02/2017


I saw the C17500 WDH on etrailer website. Description, installation video and reviews were very helpful. Ordered it with 3-5 day delivery and it was delivered on 3rd day. Received an email from etrailer rep confirming delivery. Will be using it this coming weekend. Thanks for the quick service 337948



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by: Paul S.10/04/2016


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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by: James08/04/2015


Curt's C17500 is an awesome weight distribution/sway control hitch. It is a little beefier than I needed for my 4400 lb. travel trailer but performed extremely well and did not make any noise in tow like my buddy"s hitch. Great product and made very well. Etrailer.com had the best price, too. 216759



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by: Nick H06/27/2017


My review is he did not even acknowledge the email I sent telling him how badly the package was damaged, we we're lucky all the parts were still there. I also told him we needed a new installation instruction manual because it was torn so badly we could not read parts of it, and nothing. 399635



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by: B. Murphy07/30/2017


I'm a Big Fan of Curt products, and this item is no different! Easy install with the correct tools (larger than usual and deep well sockets help). After a few adjustments, my truck and trailer are both level going down the road. etrailer had the lowest price anywhere!!!! 412577



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by: John C09/15/2017


Great service. Fast shipping. Hitch is a big improvement on towing. 432773



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by: Dave I06/25/2016


Easy to install and ajustable. Weight distribution is based on height setting, no more than that. Sway bar control seems ok but will respond when I get down the road at 70. Of you are set up on your truck with proper hieght I'm not sure this would help you 265114



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by: Pat F03/01/2017


I have used this hitch on my 2014 Toyota Tundra. I'm towing a 26' travel trailer and a 14' dump trailer . It has work well with the equalizing and sway control .I have recommended to other people who have asked about it .It is a well built product.Pat F 347026



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by: Bill Yoakum07/10/2015


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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by: Rob04/14/2017


This unit is amazing. Period. The day I installed it wad the day we picked up our camper (34' TT, 7500lbs, 900lbs tongue weight). It was super windy as well. The hitch leveled out the ride and did a superb job of minimizing sway. 367279



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by: Rick07/02/2016


I never do this so here we go. Hitch was perfect was delivered in a timely manner easy to assemble and price was right. Company even messages me to make sure I received it and if I had any questions. Good old fashion service. 267417



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by: Doug T04/21/2017


Prodduct is very nice. I like not having to stack washers for the tilt. Inventory your shipopment. UPS dropped my box and lost a bracket. They had wrapped packaging tape all around it. etrailer replaced my part in 2 days. 372079



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by: Arnold W08/19/2017


The Hitch arrived today which is 2 days before I had expected it and in good condition. I have not had a chance to install it yet, but everything is there. I recommend "etrailer" and will be using them in the future. 422676


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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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  • 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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  • Comparing the Weight of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems # C17501 and # C17500
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 has a shipping weight of 100 lbs and the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 has a shipping weight of 112 lbs. Their weight is similar but you would be able to tell a difference. Keep in mind that when choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system that you will want to choose one based off of the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup. This includes the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along...
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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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  • What is the Difference Between 2-Point and 4-Point Sway Control
  • Weight distribution systems that have 2-point sway controller generally have sway control just at the ends of the springs bars on the trailer side. On the Curt TruTrack system # C17500 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 Equal-I-zer hitch # EQ37100ET has the 2-point as mention above and then also sway control where the spring...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Reduce Sway with 31-Foot 6600-lb Trailer Towed with WD System on Dodge Pickup
  • Proper trailer loading is important whether or not you're using a WD system. Your TW should always be in the range of 10 to 15 percent of the trailer's gross weight. Too little TW and the rear of the trailer will tend to sway more. You can use the Sherline scale # 5780 to make sure you have the trailer loaded so that your TW is in the proper range. A weight distribution (WD) system's spring bars need to be "tuned" to the trailer and vehicle total tongue weight (TW). This is a combination...
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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for Curt Weight Distribution
  • I would strongly recommend you go with a shank that offers more drop than the one that comes with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 that you referenced if your trailer is sitting nose high by about 2-1/2 inches with the included shank. The part # C17123 should be perfect as it offers about 5 more inches of drop than what you currently have. Since your loaded tongue weight is right around 800 lbs this system should work very well for you once you get the correct...
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  • Is Curt TruTrack # C17500 Weight Distribution System Good for Car Hauler with 1000-lb Tongue Weight
  • All weight distribution (WD) systems like the Curt TruTrack # C17500 work over a tongue weight (TW) range of several hundred pounds. This particular system works with TW from 800 to 1000-lbs and ideally the total TW should fall right in the middle of the system's operating range. A trailer's TW will usually be about 10 to 15-percent of its gross weight; this TW value tends to deliver the smoothest handling with the least trailer sway. At 8000-lbs gross trailer weight your TW could be...
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  • Does Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution and Equal-I-Zer Have 4 Point Sway Control
  • 4 points of sway control can refer to a few different configurations but essentially it means there are 4 components the work to prevent sway. The Curt TruTrack part # C17500 has an indent in the trunnions that works to bring the bars back to straight as well as friction sway control in the hangers between them and the spring bars so that is where the total of 4 points comes from. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET also has 4 points but instead is friction at the...
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  • What is the Minimum Tongue Weight Capacity for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500
  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 is rated for 800 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight so 800 pounds is the minimum. A total tongue weight of 600 to 700 pounds including any cargo carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle would be too light. If the tongue weight is 600 to 700 pounds I recommend Fastway system # FA92-00-0800 rated for a maximum of 800 pounds tongue weight and 8,000 pounds gross trailer weight. The only other part needed is a ball, # 63840. I have linked...
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  • Comparing Curt TruTrack and Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution for a 2007 GMC Sierra Classic
  • The Curt TruTrack weight distribution system # C17500 functions the same way as the Equal-I-Zer brand systems. So far the Curt system has had positive customer reviews and that is to be expected because this design is very simple yet effective. The advantage that Curt has is price. The Equal-I-zer systems cost more but are made in the US and have a limited lifetime warranty compared to the Curt 10 year warranty. But if it were me I would try out the Curt because they do make some...
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  • Weight Distribution for a V-Nose Trailer
  • If you were to place the brackets that hold the spring bars too close to the front of the trailer the system would not be effective at distributing weight. But I do have a recommendation for a system that should work much better for your V-nose trailer. The Curt bars are 28-3/8 inches long so the brackets would be mounted 24-3/8 inches back. If this is not going to work there could be another option. First though to determine the correct system you need to go by the total tongue weight...
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  • Correct Specs for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control
  • The measurements on the spec sheet show the maximum rise from the top of the shank to the highest bolt hole in the rise position is 5-1/2 inches. The maximum drop top of the shank to the lowest bolt hole in the drop position is 7-1/2 inches. To get a 7-1/2 inch drop you will want a shank like # C17124. I went out to the warehouse and pulled these two parts and measured this shank on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 and from the top of the shank to the top of the...
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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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  • Weight Distribution for a 2015 Ram 2500 and 2013 Forest River Wildwood Travel Trailer
  • Weight distribution is recommended when the gross trailer weight is at least 50 percent of the vehicle weight or if the rear of the vehicle sags when the trailer is connected. If loaded to capacity your new trailer will weigh approximately 7,396 pounds. This is likely more than 50 percent of the weight of your 2015 Ram 2500. 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,...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Travel Trailer w/ 300-400 lb Tongue Weight
  • The Curt Tru-Track Weight Distribution System you mentioned, part # C17500 is an excellent unit, but it works best on trailers with a fully loaded tongue weight that falls into the 800-1000 lb range. Since your trailer's tongue weight is so much less, there wouldn't be enough weight for the spring bars to work and you'd have a terrible ride. You'd be better off using a similar product, the Reese SC Weight Distribution System # RP66151, which is effective on trailers with tongue weights...
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  • Can You Back Up with a Curt Weight Distribution System Installed
  • You can back up with the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17500 that you referenced as long as you are backing mainly in a straight line. Some systems are more strict on this than others, but basically you don't want to end up in a jack knife situation with a WD system installed as it will bind up the bars so bad that something can break or the bars will fall out. For a similar system that does not come with a hitch ball so that you can install and use a 2 inch ball like part...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country and 5,500 Pound 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. There are a few figures to look first. Your 2014 Chrysler Town and Country owner's manual shows that the maximum towing capacity of the vehicle is 3,600 pounds with 2 people and luggage and the tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for a C-Channel A-Frame Aluminum Horse Trailer
  • You are going to first need to contact the manufacturer of your horse trailer and ask if a weight distribution system is recommended. Sometimes aluminum trailer frames can be used with a WD, and sometimes it is not recommended. Also, you will need to ask about drilling into the frame of the trailer for the installation of the frame bracket. Due to the nature of your trailer frame there is no way to attach brackets to the side of the frame without drilling. The best way to pick out...
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  • What are the Sizes and Torque Ratings for the Bolts in Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW Item # C17500 uses standard bolt sizes, not metric. The 3/4" bolts that hold the head to the shank get torqued to 200 foot pounds each. The nuts for the bolts to hold the frame brackets to the trailer get torqued to 25 foot pounds each. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you and a video review.
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch Ball For Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • You sure can replace the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 2 inch ball on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System, part # C17500. I recommend part # A-90. This hitch ball has an 1-1/4 inch shank and the shank length is 2-5/8 inches. This will work great with the C17500 system.
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  • Sway Control Brackets Interfere with Frame Mounted Accessories
  • The recommended position of the sway control brackets on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control part # C17500 is 4" in from end of spring bar. If you moved the sway control bracket 3" in from end of spring bar, you risk the chance of the spring bar falling out while making a tight turn. If you moved the sway control brackets closer to the ball mount, you risk minimizing the performance of the system and it's ability to evenly distribute weight. Therefore I cannot recommend...
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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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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a North Trail 22FBS
  • 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 like you mentioned. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, but it does not include factory equipment like the spare tire. 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...
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  • Compatibility of Curt TruTrack # C17500 Weight Distribution System with 9,000 lb Trailer
  • Weight distribution systems are classified by the range of tongue weights they can handle. The Curt TruTrack, part # C17500 is rated for tongue weights ranging from 800-1000 lbs. Trailer tongue weights are usually from 10-15 percent of the loaded trailer weight. If you load your trailer to 9000 lbs, at 10 percent, you'd be at 900 lbs of tongue weight that would work just fine with that weight distribution system. Worst case, if you're closer to 15 percent, you could be overloading the system,...
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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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