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Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 1400 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Heavy Duty
Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW part number C17501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - C17501

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 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 adjustable head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • Grease zerks in trunnions make for simple maintenance
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, active sway control brackets, chrome hitch ball, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 15,000 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: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6"
  • Shank measures:
    • 8" From the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 7-1/4" From the center of the pin hole to the closest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
    • 9" From the center of the pin hole to the furthest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
  • 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.


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.



17501 Curt True Track Weight Distributing Hitch with Sway Control - Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 15K



C17501 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C17501 Installation instructions


Video of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Curt Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - C17501 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt TruTrack weight distribution system with integrated sway control. This unit does allow backing up and it's electric brake and surge brake compatible. Now this weight distribution system's going to evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control, which is going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and your trailer. Like I mentioned before it does feature integrated active sway control, that's going to limit the side to side movement of your trailer. Here at the head assembly we're looking at spring loaded ball bearings in the system head. These are going to rest and detents, what that does is it applies constant pressure, which is going to help the trailer stay centered at all times.

That's on both sides, that's a really nice design. For instance if you we're to try to push these bars closer together, you can actually feel that spring effect and it pushes them back out. That's always going to fight to keep the trailer in line, which is going to help prevent sway. The brackets are going to keep the spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line. It's going to feature steel on steel friction, which is going to help correct any sway that may occur. Now the spring bars are going to work with the brackets to transfer tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle.

The spring bars are constructed of a forged steel construction. They secure in the system head with easy to use snap pins. The unit's also going to feature a snap up handle. This allows you to get the proper leverage needed to actually get the bars in place on the brackets. These are no drill clamp on brackets. They mount directly to your trailer frame.

Here at the head assembly, when you need to get that desired tilt or that angle that you need for your application, you can do that using the two included adjustment rods. You'll use one or the other. It's going to come with a short and a long adjustment rod to get the angle you need. The short rod can be used with the included washers. The unit's also going to feature a set bolt at the bottom of the head assembly that you can tighten to kind of secure that angle or tilt in place.

Located at the back of the sleeve here, I'm calling this portion a sleeve, that's where the bar slides into. At the back of that is a grease zerk. That's going to be one grease zerk located on each side. The grease zerks at the head assembly make for easy maintenance. You can just attach a grease gun on there, pump the grease in that you need when you're ready to maintenance the system. We're looking at a steel construction. Everything is going to have a really nice black powder coated finish. It's very strong and durable. It's also highly resistant to rust and corrosion. The other thing I want to mention is that the head assembly does come with a pre-installed 2 and 5/16 inch hitch ball. The maximum tongue weight capacity for this unit is 1,500 pounds. The maximum gross towing weight is 15,000 pounds. It does come with the shank that goes inside the receiver tube of your hitch. It's going to come with a hitch pin and clip to get it secured in your hitch. It is designed for a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution systems. The sway control bracket positioning needs to be about 4 inches from the end of the spring bar. What I like is here on the sticker it's got a line there that says 4 inches. It has that built in indicator. That just makes for easy positioning and it makes positioning quick and easy. Now the adjustable frame brackets, they're multi hole design, hardware's included. All the necessary hardware you need to get it installed is included. These are adjustable frame brackets that fit trailer frames up to 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. You can use the shank in the rise or drop position. If you have it in the drop position and the system head at the lowest setting, it's going to give a maximum drop of about a half of an inch. That's measured from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you have it in the rise position, with the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give you a maximum rise of 6 inches doing those same measurements. I did those measurements with the system head as square as possible with the shank. Now the shank does feature 6 adjustment holes. Those are going to be separated on center by an inch and a quarter. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt TruTrack weight distribution system with integrated sway control.


Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - C17501

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (183 Customer Reviews)

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

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Excellent web site and service, fast delivery, Thanks 574241



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



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



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Could not use it on my v nose trailer 561868


Comments

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

-- Mike L - 09/06/2018

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



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



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



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



- C17501

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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I use this product for a 34' enclosed trailer. And it keeps the trailer from swaying and transfer the tongue weight to the truck good. 557924



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Nice product, works well and pretty easy to install. I would have given five stars if it wasn`t for the shipping problem. The box was destroyed!!! and there are pieces missing!!! Luckily I had purchased a different shackle set up (longer) and that took care of the missing parts. 552478



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Good price works well.very easy install 541040



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Fit and works perfectly. 540536



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Used on a 20' V-front enclosed snowmobile trailer to help eliminate some weight distribution and sway issues. This hitch has been a night and day improvement in towability and drivers comfort when using this hitch on my trailer. It was reasonably priced, featured the way I needed and has worked perfectly. I completed the install myself, paying close attention to the instructions - which were clear and complete. Most important factor is to accurately determine loaded hitch weight. I would absolutely recommend this hitch for someone looking to improve the towing experience with their trailer. 598269



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Overall this is great system for the price. We have it on our 25 ft toy hauler and use it at least once a month for the last year. Never used any system like this previously so there was a bit of a learning curve, but we’re pros at it now. Knocked off a star for the so-so installation instructions and cheap pin quality, but it does the job! Would definitely recommend. 581211



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Package came missing part and Judy helped me get the final piece overnighted! 523855



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Great system! One of our 24’ enclosed trailers swayed bad no mater how it was loaded. It was easy to install and fixed the issue 100% 523088



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I have a 32ft, 11k camper and have been very pleased with the ease of use of the curt Tru track. It tows great. You can make tight turns without disconnecting. Really happy with the hitch. Bang for the buck best deal out there! 501732



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Overall quality looks excellent. Meets the needs of towing our 11K crawler being our TC. 491528



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Shipped and received very quick. As heavy as it is there was no damage to the box from shipping because it was packaged very well. Didnt get to use it yet because our camper has not arrived yet but looks of excellent quality but will post how it works when we get to use it 488415



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



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Worked well the 1 year we used it. We moved on to a 5th wheel. 475312



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Hitch did not perform as expected. It was supposed to be an upgrade from the round bar -chain type. It never worked out. I had to switch back. I would try something else, no Curt product. Poorly made. Etrailer did try to help me out. 474246



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great communication and feedback from etrailer, even on a Sunday. fast shipping and delivery. other companies could learn from your online sales business. thanks 473774



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Very Heavy Duty and works just like advertised ! 461029



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Great hitch at a great price. 100% satisfied with the product. 459806



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Great product easy to install really happy with the purchase 454214



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Fast shipping. Very heavy duty. Built to last! 405252



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This hitch is far better than the one I had before. I am impressed of the quality and strength of the equalizer sway bars. I was satisfied with the ease of setup and installation, instructions are easy to understand, and as in previous products purchased from etrailer the service is unbeatable. It's a pleasure to do business with you. 397192



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Surprised everything is in the box UPS beat it up pretty bad !!! I should be able to set it up this weekend....thanks 390208



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On my first order UPS damage the box and part of my order fell out of the box. I called and you and your team replaced the item quick and without any delays. Thank you for the job well done. 374610



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The box weight 120 pounds and this hitch is heavy duty. The hitch and and stabilizer bars are solid steel, not hollow. The instructions are simple and I am ready to tow our 32 ft travel trailer with great control. The hitch shipped free and arrived in 3 days. This is a great product and i received great service from etrailer. 367294



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Haven't been able to install and use, since it is freezing outside, but am looking forward to getting it all set up and using it. Seems pretty heavy. 338508



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Great product and fast shipping. Best company to order from. This company stands behind their products 100%, with great customer service. 329360



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Great quality hitch excellent price. Instructions were clear and well thought out. Installation was quick, even in the rain! eTrailer is always a great source for my towing needs. 329122



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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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


Comments

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

Dan D - 08/01/2016

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- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



- C17500

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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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



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Review from a similar Curt TruTrack in Weight Distribution


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  • Eliminating Trailer Bounce When Towing And Using Weight Distribution System
  • Normally, the tongue weight should be somewhere between 10 and 15 percent of the loaded trailer weight. For your trailer it would mean somewhere between 780 and 1200-lbs. The # C17501 system is designed for tongue weight between 1,000 and 1,500-lbs so it may be a little bigger than you really need. You can try shifting some weight in the trailer forward to add some tongue weight and that would help eliminate some of the bounce you are experiencing. Also, make sure you are towing...
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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 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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  • Does Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Shank have the Rise/Drop to Tow Trailer Level w/2016 F-250
  • Given that your 2016 Ford F-250 is a 4x4 and has large tires on it there is a good chance that the shank included with Curt weight distribution system # C17501 doesn't have enough drop to tow your trailer level. First we need to figure out how much drop (or rise if the trailer coupler is taller than the hitch receiver) is needed. With the truck and trailer on level ground but not hooked up to each other there are a couple of measurements needed. Measure from the ground to the top of...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trutrac System Digging Into Brackets
  • Based on your photo, the system was not setup correctly so the bars that should be applying friction to the brackets evenly is only hitting on that inside edge of the bar. That will not carry the weight correctly and definitely can cause scary sway. The head of the system needs to be positioned correctly and so do the brackets for proper function. I highly recommend you correct the alignment of the system and replace the brackets with the Replacement Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack...
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  • How to Select Properly-Rated Weight Distribution System
  • All weight distribution/sway control systems like the Curt # C17501 operate over a range of trailer tongue weight. The ideal situation is that your total effective tongue weight - the combination of the loaded trailer's actual measured TW plus the weight of any cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle - falls right near the middle of that range. Trailer TW can be easily measured with the Sherline scale # 5780. If your total TW is below the system's range you could experience...
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  • How Far Back Will Frame Brackets of Curt Trutrack Weight Distribution Install on Trailer Frame
  • You are on the right track in that you do need a weight distribution system with a higher tongue weight rating than what you currently have due to the weight of your trailer. The Curt system part # C17501 is basically an Equalizer clone so if your current Equalizer is working well this would be an excellent option. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the frame brackets can be installed on the frame between 28-1/2 inches and 31-1/2 inches from the center of the ball...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 8 Inch Trailer Frame
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, you want to go off the total tongue weight. This total tongue weight includes the loaded weight of the trailer tongue that you stated along with any cargo behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. For the size system you need, I only have one recommendation that includes sway control that will fit on your trailer. For your application, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 17,000 lbs GTW,...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 12,000 Lb Trailer
  • I am not sure what you mean by "extended tongue" but if you can send me a photo of your trailer I would be happy to see if and how a weight distribution system would be affected by this feature. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17501 is designed to be used in applications in which the total tongue weight (TTW) of the truck/trailer is between 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs. TTW is calculated by adding the loaded ready to tow tongue (TW) weight of the trailer by any cargo stored...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing 6,000 lb Travel Trailer
  • 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 of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify it by using a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining...
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  • Weight Distribution System For Hauling a Dump Trailer
  • In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. To determine TW you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining TW I've linked for you. The ideal system would be one in which your TW would fall somewhere...
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  • Bracket Extensions for Curt Weight Distribution Hitch
  • We do have those bracket extensions, # C17515. They are for frames up to 8" and will fit with a pair of Curt's weight distribution systems, the # C17500 which has a 1,000 lb tongue weight limit, and # C17501, which has a tongue weight rating of up to 1,500 lbs. The price of these extensions can be found on the linked product page. As for the difference between weight distribution systems (WDS), the reason you may not notice much of an aesthetic difference is because the spring bars...
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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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  • What is the Correct Weight Distribution System to Use With a Empty Tongue Weight of 1270 Lbs
  • If your travel trailer will have a unloaded tongue weight of 1270 lbs, then the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System, # HT32218 will be too small for your application. When choosing a weight distribution system it is best to have your total tongue weight (the loaded and ready tow tongue weight) fall in between the tongue weight range that the weight distribution system is rated. Total tongue weight will also include any cargo that you will have loaded in your vehicle that is located...
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  • Curt or Equalizer Weight Distribution Recommendation for 30 ft Camper
  • Equalizer weight distribution systems are regarded by many to be the best systems around. I recommend them quite a bit and it would be what I would recommend for you. The part # EQ37120ET would be the better option. The Curt systems like the part # C17501 aren't terrible systems but they are essentially Curt trying to copy the Equalizer design. We have also had a few issues with the frame brackets of the systems bending so we don't recommend them as high as the Equalizer. To install...
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  • Recommended Shank with 4 Inch Drop for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • You can certainly use a different shank than what is included with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 referenced in your question. If you are needing at least a 4 inch drop, I recommend looking at the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank # C17123. This is an adjustable shank that can have up to a 6-1/4 inch drop with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System. It features 10 adjustment points/holes that are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center. I have attached...
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  • Measuring for Drop or Rise on 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • To determine if the shank on Curt TruTrack # C17501 will provide you with enough drop on your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 you will need to take a couple measurements. Ensuring your Ram and trailer are on level ground, measure from the top of the receiver on your Ram to the ground. Then measure from the bottom of your trailer's coupler to the ground. Assuming the Ram is higher, the amount the hitch is higher by is the amount of drop you will need to account for. Should you end up needing a shank...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2004 Coachman Cascade 30TBS Travel Trailer
  • It sounds like you already know how to find the a correct weight distribution system by using your trailer's loaded tongue weight added to the weight behind the Ram's rear axle. That's a great start. Since your trailer's gross vehicle weight rating is 8,720 pounds it's likely going to have a loaded tongue weight between 900 and 1,300 pounds. If it's loaded to its max weight. The 720 pounds tongue weight you mentioned is its dry tongue weight. Once your trailer is loaded and you...
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  • Frame Brackets for 8 Inch Frames on Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • There is a simple solution for you to use your Curt TruTrack # C17501 on a trailer frame that is 8 inches. What you would need to do is use the Frame Brackets for 8" Frames # C17515, which is designed to work with your system and clamps onto trailer frames up to 8" without drilling. I've added a link to a video review of this part for you to take a look at.
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  • Difference Between 4-Point Sway Control of Equal-i-zer and Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
  • Thanks for your question. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - 15K system # C17501 you mentioned is a 4 point sway control system. The four points consist of the 2 points where the trunnion bars meet the frame brackets and the other 2 points are near the head where the trunnion bars integrate. There is a spring loaded ball bearing that is another point of friction on each bar giving you the other two friction points. I've attached a photo to assist. This...
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  • Comparing the Curt MV # C17057 and # C17063 WD Systems
  • The Curt MV # C17057 system and the Curt MV # C17063 system that you referenced are actually the same WD system. The only difference is that the part # C17063 comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball and a friction sway control whereas the part # C17057 doesn't come with either option. I recommend going with part # C17063 because you will need a hitch ball anyways and the sway control will help to reduce sway that you would experience from wind and passing vehicles. Please note that the sway control...
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  • Solution for Installing Curt Weight Distribution System on Trailer with Frame Clearance Issue
  • Curt offers a chain hanger that is designed to bolt to the side of a trailer frame, part # C17005. This is designed for applications like yours where there isn't access above the trailer frame where the hangers need to be. These will work great with the part # C17501 that you have.
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  • How to Choose Correctly-Rated Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Replacing your friction-style sway control device with a weight distribution system that includes integrated sway control will give you a substantial jump in handling quality. The best integrated systems actually prevent sway, instead of trying to only react to it like the friction bar systems do. The ideal is to have your total effective tongue weight (TW) - the combination of the loaded trailer's actual measured TW plus your behind-the-axle cargo weight - right near the middle of the...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Sway When Using Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • Installing Timbren springs shouldn't cause your trailer to sway. If your truck and trailer are already level then I would guess the sway is caused by the trailer being overloaded or not properly loaded. Or your weight distribution isn't rated high enough. I researched your trailer and the maximum loaded weight is just under 9,000 pounds and your maximum tongue weight is a little less than 1,100 pounds. You will want the majority of a trailer's weight to be in the front of the trailer....
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  • Is there a Difference in Installation for the Different Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
  • The only difference between Curt TruTrack weight distribution systems # C17501 and # C17500 is the capacity of the spring bars. Installation will be the same for both so you can use the video for C17500 as a guide to supplement the instructions that come with # C17501.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2013 GMC Sierra Towing Car Hauler
  • 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. Once you know your tongue weight...
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  • Total Tongue Weight Range of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Part # C17501
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17501 will work perfectly with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C14002 you have installed on your Ford F-150 as long as the total tongue weight (TTW) of your loaded ready to tow trailer plus any weight stored behind the rear axle of your truck is between 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs. If your TTW is not within this range please let me know what your TTW is and I would be glad to recommend a weight distribution system better suited for you...
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