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Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

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  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • WD Only
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Standard
This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW part number C17057 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - C17057

This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.


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
  • Round spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
  • Adjustable spring bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Grease zerks in the head assembly make for simple maintenance
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases hookup by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 14,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 2-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

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.


Forged Steel Spring Bars

The round 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, these spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.


Built-In Grease Zerks

Built-in grease zerk on the Curt weight distribution system head assembly

The system's head features 2 built-in grease zerks so that you can easily lubricate the spring bars without having to remove them from the head assembly. The grease zerks are located on each of the shafts that encase the spring bars. Simply use a grease gun (sold separately) to inject grease into each of the zerks.



17057 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

Alternate 17007



C17057 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C17057 Installation instructions

Video of Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 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 Only - C17057 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Roundbar Weight Distribution System. This system's going to help evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer. Which ultimately is going to help improve stability and control. It's going to create a more leveled ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This particular unit's going to feature that round spring bars, these are constructed of solid forge steel for strength and durability. Which is going to help them do a great job at keeping the trailer in-line behind the vehicle.

When it comes to the spring bar tension that is adjustable, this is a chain system so all you have to do is switch the lengths in the lift chains. It's a fine tune detention, and then the head of the unit is this portion right here. This can be tilted to achieve proper tilt for you application. When it comes to tilting the unit, there's going to be small hole under here. What you can do is you can install this spacer rivet. Then it's got a washer design, so if you need more tilt, or less tilt you just add or remove the included washers to get the tilt that you need for your particular setup.

Also, on the unit, here at the head, the spring bars, they go up into the head and they snap into place. They're going to be held in there pretty tight, but it does allow them to move. Now when it comes to maintenance, you're going to notice that there's a grease zerk fitting on each tube. That's simply going to allow you to attach a grease gun and pump in grease to lubricate to make sure that that's moving in there very smoothly. Maintenance is very easy with the unit with the included and pre-installed grease zerk's in the head assembly. The entire unit's made from a steel construction, it's going to have a really nice black powdered coated finish on it.

Which is going to do a great job in resisting rust and corrosion. The other thing I want to point out that it comes with, when installing these, you're going to need to get the lift brackets in place on the trailer frame. Sometimes when tension is applied, that can be difficult to do, so they include this right here. This is a snap up lever, it's going to ease hookup by reducing lifting that would be required by the trailer jack. It goes over this portion here, and that's going to help you get the unit fully in place with the tension applied to the chains.

Then also, when you're disconnecting, that can come in handy as well. That is included, that's just a snap up lever to help gain some leverage. This system are going to come with everything that you see here on table as well as some included instructions that are pretty detailed as well as owner responsibilities that are detailed in those instructions as well. It's going to include your head assembly, it does come with the adjustable shank. It can be used neither the drop or rise position. You're going to get the spring bars, the lift brackets, the chains, the snap up handle. You're going to get the pin and clip to secure it inside your hitch. You're going to get the space to rivet and the washers and you're going to get the reducer sleeve for this area right here. Now, the only thing that you'll need that's sold separately is going to be your hitch ball. This does require 1 1/4" diameter shank, unless you use the reducer sleeve. That can go in there and it reduces that down to a 1" diameter shank on the hitch ball that would be needed. That's included as well. Also I want to point out that here on the head assembly, it's got a small hole located on each side. That's for if you want to add a sway control system, so you can install it on either side of the head assembly which would allow you to install on either side of your trailer. When it comes to the tongue weight capacity for the unit, the maximum tongue weight is 14,000 pounds, but it's rated from anywhere from a 1,000 to 1,400. The maximum gross towing weight is 14,000 pounds. The unit is designed for a 2" by 2" trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution systems. When using this in the rise position, if you adjust the unit at the highest setting. The head assembly is going to be held on here with two large bolts, and then you're also going to have a set bolt down here that you can tightened. If you move this to the maximum rise position, all the way up, that's going to give us a maximum rise of 7". That's measuring from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. With the shank in the drop position at the lowest setting, it's going to give us a maximum drop of 2 1/2" doing that same measurement. A few other measurements I want to mention, right here on the left brackets, these attach to the trailer frame, its got the set bolts on here to tightened everything up. I just want you to know how much space this is going to take up along the trailer frame. These are going to give us a width of pretty close to 5". Then the opening right here, that's going to measure about 3" wide. It's also going to come with the clips right here to hold those on the up position as well. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt Roundbar Weight Distribution System.


Customer Reviews

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW - C17057

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Fast Delivery and Exactly as discribed, works great Thank you so much! 483237



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Product was packaged nicely with high quality foam used. When not in use I plan on storing in the original box. Product is exactly as pictured, good quality powder coating and nice welds. Great price and very fast shipping. 431785



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Very good quality, Great delivery time, I would recommend this product. C17057 is cheaper and the review said there was no difference. 187664



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Staff was helpful in helping me select product and accessories I needed for my Installation. My trailer has a tool box where the load hangers needed to be. A different mount solved the problem. Both etrailer and load equalizer get 5 stars. I’m on their mailing list and they carry an extensive line of products, many that I was totally unaware of. This opens new possibilities for future purchases. I use my truck to tow a 14,000 GVWR trailer and needed an equalizer hitch for towing heavy loads. I pulled the trailer heavily loaded for over 2000 miles while bucking 20 to 30 mph headwinds and crosswinds. It tracked like it was on rails and strong wind gusts were hardly noticeable. etrailer also has great articles regarding towing and other products they carry. 475547


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Have used the hitch quite a bit in the past year with some pretty heavy loads. It has performed flawlessly and I couldn’t be happier. Would purchase this hitch again.

Richard M - 02/13/2019

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Fast Service at a great price. Box arrived is great shape. Heavy duty parts for sure, almost 90 lbs. Did not install it yet, still building shelving in the new trailer so we have not got the final load in it to adjust the spring bars. Will get back when we get the trailer loaded. 221593


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It has been a Year since putting this hitch in service, all is working perfectly. It did take an hour to set it up properly the first time for the height of my truck. You have the height and the tilt to get the spring bars the proper tension. All is good. Great Product at a great price.

Frank R - 08/24/2016

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I've waited to write his review until I could comment on both etrailer's service and the hitch's performance. First the service: I couldn't believe how quickly this 100 lb. box arrived--two days! Everything was intact and nothing was missing. The customer support of these folks is just incredible. Their prices were as low as I found anywhere, and with their quality service I bought everything I needed here. Now the hitch. I bought the Curt C17057 WD hitch which has 1400# round bars, plus a pair of Husky friction sway bars for my 25 foot Airstream towed with a 2013 F-150 CrewCab. It's a really nice hitch/TT/TV combination. It controls sway really well, is virtually noise free and transfers weight appropriately, plus isn't nearly as heavy as the ProPride/Hensley hitches. I selected the Curt, in part, because it has grease zerks on the head, while some other candidates didn't. I couldn't be more satisfied! 237091


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One year later, the Curt weight distribution hitch is performing perfectly.It does a good job of transferring weight to the tow vehicle, is quiet and was relatively easy to dial in exactly for my vehicle trailer combination.I coupled it with two Husky anti-sway friction bars, although I have only installed one of them because that has proven enough for my 25 foot trailer. An Eaz-Lift Husky anti-sway bar combination was suggested for me by AndyThomson of CanAm RV, but I substituted the Curt because I liked the greasezerks on the Curt. The Curt is a really well-made unit. Id buy it again,as well as the Huskys, which Ive found to be quiet and effective.

Biplaner - 03/12/2017

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Purchased a weight distribution kit and it was shipped and delivered within a couple days. Customer Service was excellent and their products are of good quality. I really like their website as they carry a lot of useful products. I have and will continue to recommend etrailer. 653019



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I received the beat up but we'll taped packed with all the parts included. I bought a new travel trailer recently. This weight distribution hitch restored my tow vehicle front axle weight to it's original unhitched weight and also to it's unhitched front axle wheel well height measurement. I also was able to load 300lbs of cargo to the front of the travel trailer and only measured a 1/2 inch of increase to the front axle wheel well height. 633552



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we require 25.00 credit for all surveys 633111



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Works well. Simple and inexpensive option that gets the job done nicely. Thumbs up! 628679



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Very heavy duty assembly is easy all holes line up as they should quick delivery 627821



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Hitch working with no issues. I have a 24 ft enclosed race trailer and I haul with a yukon. This hitch makes hauling easy and smooth. 619661



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The parts arrived quicker than I could imagine. I will post more when I use them. I will definitely do business with etrailer. 617473



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The Curt weight distribution system with round drop down spring bar worked to solve trailer frame clearance issue I had with old style sprig bar. 604275



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Best hitch I've ever owned! I previously bought and used extensively a Curt 5th wheel hitch which was perfect. Both have been great performers...I tow without hitch problems or worries. 597095



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Easy to assemble, complete, just add Ball. Very happy. 584486



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Since we bought a new travel trailer that weighs twice as much as our old one, it occurred to me that our old weight distribution hitch might be too light. I ordered this 14,000 lb rated hitch and it truly is stout. It arrived in a couple of days, securely packed with great instructions on its use. This hitch is similar in design to our old one, except that its much heavier steel and this hitch has a height adjustment for different height trucks/trailers. The price was awesome. I really couldn't be happier. 581316



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For the money its a great hitch. 539985



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Great quality, delivered ahead of schedule and at a great price. The powder coating is done really well. Happy. 517078



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Everything is as described. Fast delivery and packaged well.Will use etrailer again. Thanks 490665


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Still very happy with my Curt Weight Dist bars hitch system. After a year of commercial use hauling Travel trailers and 5th wheel trailers,I am extremely happy with the performance, lack of extreme wear and functionality of the system in general. The bars have withstood some heavy use without showing much sign of metal wear or fatigue on the high wear points where they snap up into the mounting slots. Locking spring system for the bars are still tight,and chain brackets show little wear along with being extremely simple to install on a variety of different trailer models. Very happy with all my Etrailer products and their fast delivery and helpful communication through all my purchases.

Patrick - 03/31/2019

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Product looks great!!! Exactly what I needed. Unbelievably fast shipping. 479864



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works awesome, use it for my 35 foot boat trailer. pulled it on a 1200 mile trip the first use and it was a world of difference when i hooked it up! Thanks! 474035



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The product I received was everything I was expecting and hoping for. Amazingly I received my Curt hitch and torsion bar leveling system within 36 hours of placing the order. Very pleased with my experience. 463096



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I bought this to use on my Chevy 2500 HD for towing a 11,000 lbs. travel trailer with a 1300 lbs. tongue weight (dry weights). You always want to buy one rated a little higher than what you should need. I used it once so far, towing the trailer roughly 200 miles. It works perfectly keeping the trailer and truck level, just as it should. I found it very easy to assemble and use, with very clear instructions. (Hint: read completely through the instructions before you begin assembly. Bolts will not be tightened until later to allow for adjustments). 449214



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Great service, quick delivery. Just what I ordered. Thought it came with a 2-5/16 ball but it didn't. Will change it from my 800lb hitch and go on with what I needed the new hitch for. 420395



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Great product, fast shipping, great price... What more could you ask for? They got my business 407307



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Product worked as advertised. It was easy to install and very heavy duty. I'm very pleased with the purchase. 368842



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Great easy to use product. Etrailer was very helpful, i had some issues with my credit card and they jumped through hoops to help me. Shawn. B followed up with me extensively on phone and through email. Great support staff. 340652



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Purchasing this product from e-trailer was very professional and pleasant. The product was shipped out in a very timely manner at a very minimal expense and arrived at my door as stated it would. The price was unbeatable for the product and is a very good quality weight distribution hitch. All parts were there with instructions how to install. I would recommend anyone looking for trailer parts to go to e-trailer for their next purchase. 287921



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Great product and great price 286031



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FIT AND WORK'S GREAT. 265597


Comments

Still working fine good quality for the price etrailer is about the best place to buy trailer needs

RANDAL S - 06/27/2017

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can not get any better than this excellent valve, fast shipment down right GREAT 264803



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A good product and a good price 258537



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The hitch was exactly what I needed to even out my suspension sag and help my van ride and control better 218048



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All I can write about right now is the shipping, Fast and Furious at the house in no time. AAA on shipping. I have not seen it yet when I get home I will inspect everything and submit a proper review. 182791



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great hitch and even better price 179789



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this was the exact product I was looking for and at a reasonable price. this will distribute the load the way it should be. 175855



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I'm a new user of WD hitches. So, I was a little apprehensive that I would not be able to install and set it all up. But, the instructions were clear and it ended up being no problem. 150640


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  • Best Weight Distribution System for C-Channel Trailer Frames
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17057 is not ideal for c-channel trailer frames. You could still use this system on your trailer but you would want to weld steel places on the frame rails where the frame brackets of the Curt MV sit. A better option for you would be to use a system that clamps around both sides of the frame like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37140ET. The Equal-i-zer system works with trailers that have a total tongue weight (TTW)...
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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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  • Rear End of 2011 Ford F-150 Still Sags Even with Weight Distribution
  • The problem that you are experiencing is a common issue with 1/2 ton trucks like your 2011 Ford F-150. The rear suspension on 1/2 ton trucks will still allow some sag even when using weight distribution. While making some adjustments to the set up of the weight distribution system might help ultimately you will likely need some rear helper springs to eliminate the sag. The helper springs don't have to be air bags. You could use Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System Item # TFR1504D...
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  • Weight Capacity of Replacement Lift Bracket for Curt Weight Distribution Systems.
  • The replacement lift bracket, part # C17008, isn't specifically rated for a weight capacity. It's a direct replacement for Curt weight distribution systems, like the MV # C17057 which is rated for 14,000 pounds so it'll handle over 12,000 pounds. As long as you have a Curt system that uses this type of bracket it'll handle the weight capacity. If you have a different system that this isn't designed for then I don't recommend using it. Let me know which system you have and I'll see...
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  • Backing Trailer When Using Curt C17057 Weight Distribution System
  • The primary weight distribution scenario where you'll need to be very careful about backing the trailer is if you were using a friction sway control unit like part # 83660. Because jackknifing the trailer would damage the unit, it's recommended that a frictions sway control unit be disabled or better yet removed from the trailer while backing. Any W/D system can be damaged if you should jackknife, but the friction unit is the most susceptible. If you're not using a friction sway control...
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  • Distance from Hitch Ball to Chain Hanger Bracket When Installing Curt Weight Distribution
  • The inside width of the frame channels of the Curt Hangers part # C17057 that you referenced are 3-3/16 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch ball to the center of the frame hanger will be 31 inches. If either of the two dimensions I listed would pose a problem for installing the # C17057 on your trailer you have the option of using the bolt on brackets part # C17005 which will bolt to the side of the trailer frame. This will get around the problem of a trailer frame...
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  • Are There Grease Zerk Fittings in the Husky Towing Replacement Head for Round Bar Systems
  • My contact at Husky confirmed that there are not grease zerk fittings on the # HT31516 Husky weight distribution head. Between the two system you referenced, I recommend the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17057. The grease zerk fittings will easily allow for lubrication of the round bars to maintain the system. This weight distribution system will require a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank, like # 40038. What you've heard about using a heavier-duty system is partially true....
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Tow Hauler with Tongue Weights from 500 to 1,500 Pounds
  • Since the tongue weight of your trailer will vary from around 500 pounds up to 1,500 pounds I recommend getting one system and an additional set of spring bars so that you can cover that whole range. There isn't a system that covers that whole range with just one set of spring bars. I recommend starting with Reese Strait-Line system # RP66083 rated for 400 to 800 pounds tongue weight for when the trailer is empty and your tongue weight is around 500 pounds. Then, when the tongue weight...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2005 Chevy Colorado Towing Enclosed Trailer
  • 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. The Curt part # C17057 that you...
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  • Difference Between the Curt Weight Distribution Systems C17007 and C17057
  • I checked with Curt and there isn't a difference between the Curt Weight Distribution systems part # C17007 and # C17057 that you referenced. Either part number will be for the same system. It's hard to say exactly what angle will cause problems for a WD when backing up, so the best recommendation I can make would be that if the trailer is being backed up mainly in a straight line you would be fine. But otherwise, I would recommend removing the spring bars.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Curt # C17057 Round Bar Weight Distribution System
  • The spring bars used in weight distribution systems will work over a range of tongue weights. The Curt # C17057 round bar weight distribution system has a maximum capacity of 14,000 gross trailer weight/1400 lbs tongue weight. That's the maximum, but the system is effective on trailers with tongue weights ranging from 1000 to 1400 lbs. In order to choose the correct system, you'll need to find the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. You'll also need to include...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Jayco Eagle with 1,290 lbs Unloaded Tongue Weight
  • 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 tongue weight unloaded...
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  • Does 2-1/2 inch Weight Distribution Shank C17128 Work with MV Curt WD # C17057
  • Yes, the 2-1/2 inch weight distribution shank part # C17131 will work with the Curt MV weight distribution system part # C17057 which will allow you to not have to use a hitch reducer.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For 2016 Passport Trailer With 1,200-lbs Tongue Weight
  • When selecting a weight distribution system, you will want your total tongue weight to fall close to the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your trailer in its fully-loaded ready-to-tow condition added to the weight of any cargo you have behind the rear axle of your towing vehicle. When dealing with a tongue weight about 1,200 lbs I recommend using a weight distribution system along with sway control. Sway control...
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution Brackets be Used with Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Systems
  • The Curt weight distribution brackets # C17208 are chain hanging brackets like in system # C17057. The Equal-I-zer systems do not use chains. So if additional brackets are needed you would need to use the Equal-I-zer brackets # EQ95-01-5600. If you are talking about the similar bracket set # C17508 then I cannot say that they and the Equal-I-Zer spring bars are compatible because they are not tested together making compatibility and capacity unknown. The other issue is that on the Curt...
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Hitch # C17057 Fit 2 inch Hitch of 2013 Ford F-150
  • The Curt weight distribution system part # C17057 that you referenced is designed to fit a 2 inch trailer hitch like what you have at the rear of your 2013 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed. That doesn't necessarily mean your vehicle is going to safely be able to tow a trailer with that much weight though. You'll need to check your owners manual or with a Ford dealer to find out what your towing capacities are.
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Ball for Curt 1,400 Pound Weight Distribution System
  • The Curt weight distribution system # C17057 includes a bushing to use a ball with a 1 inch shank. The bushing reduces the ball hole diameter down to a 1 inch opening for ball # 40038. You don't have to use the bushing though. For a 2 inch ball that does have a 1-1/4 inch shank I recommend # A-90. I have linked videos for both balls for you. Please note that the A-90 2 inch ball has a maximum capacity of 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. And ball 40038 has a 12,000 pound capacity....
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  • Can a Weigh Safe Ball with Scale be Used in a Curt Weight Distribution System
  • No, you would have to use a regular ball with Curt weight distribution system # C17057. There isn't enough space for the scale part of the Weigh Safe ball to fit in the lower part of a weight distribution system head and also the ball is not designed for use with weight distribution. You could instead get a separate tongue weight scale, # 5780. For a ball that will fit the Curt system you can use # 40038 for a 2 inch or # C40030 for a 2-5/16 inch.
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  • Spring Bar Length of Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057
  • The spring bars of the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057 that you referenced are 31.67 inches in length. The lift brackets on this system should be located a minimum of 33 inches from the center of the hitch ball.
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  • Shank Recommend for Curt Weight Distribution to Allow Trailer to Sit Level Towing V-Nose Trailer
  • I can help you with both issues. What you need to allow your trailer to be towed level is a longer shank like the part # C17123 which allows for a drop of up to 8-1/4 inches which is much more than what comes with the # C17057. Then to fit the chain hangers around the V-nose of the trailer you'd want the # C17005. These can bolt underneath the V-nose on the trailer frame in the location needed so that you can hang the chains in the right location.
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  • Curt WD Hitch Head Compatibility with Curt Spring Bars With Lesser Capacity for Different Trailer
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057 uses the Replacement Head for Curt MV Weight Distribution Systems # C17075. That head is compatible with the Replacement Spring Bar for Curt MV Weight Distribution System - 800 lbs TW # C17072 you referenced, so you can simply change out the spring bars for your lighter trailer.
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  • Chain Hanging Bracket Placement for Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057
  • Curt does not specify bracket placement for MV Weight Distribution System # C17057. But we have found that the distance from the center of the hitch ball to the center of the frame hanger will be approximately 31 inches. I have linked a video review of this system for you. The system comes with every thing except for a ball. For a compatible 2-5/16 inch ball you can use # 19286.
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