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Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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  • WD Only
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • Pro Series
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Standard
Enjoy a smoother, more controlled towing experience by distributing the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer. This weight-distribution system includes an adjustable welded shank and round spring bars. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Pro Series. Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number PS49583 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Pro Series Weight Distribution - PS49583

Enjoy a smoother, more controlled towing experience by distributing the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer. This weight-distribution system includes an adjustable welded shank and round spring bars. Hitch ball sold separately.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Round, tapered spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • 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
  • Clamp-on brackets secure in place with clips
  • Welded steel shank offers adjustable height
  • Fabricated head is compatible with friction-style sway-control systems (sold separately)
  • Powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, snap-up brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 1-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Spring bar length: 31-1/2"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ PS49583Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a 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.



49853 ProSeries Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar



PS49583 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details PS49583 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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2009 - 2009 Skyline Nomad Aluma-Bond Travel Trailer 1811

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2010 - 2010 Skyline Nomad Aluma-Bond Travel Trailer 1811B

2009 - 2010 Skyline Weekender Travel Trailer 1811B

2016 - 2016 Skyline Nomad Dart Travel Trailer 188RB

2015 - 2015 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer 188RB

2011 - 2016 Keystone Springdale Summerland Travel Trailer 1890FL

2019 - 2019 Heartland RV Sundance Ultra Lite Travel Trailer 189MB

2018 - 2019 Heartland RV Prowler Lynx Travel Trailer 18LX

2010 - 2010 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer 190

2018 - 2018 Cruiser RV Shadow Cruiser Travel Trailer 193MBS

2018 - 2018 Cruiser RV Shadow Cruiser Travel Trailer 195WBS

2009 - 2010 Skyline Weekender Travel Trailer 197

2011 - 2012 Starcraft Autumn Ridge Travel Trailer 197FBH

2015 - 2015 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer 198BH

2014 - 2014 Jayco Jay Flight Swift Travel Trailer 198RD

2012 - 2017 Keystone Bullet Premier Ultra Lite Travel Trailer 19FBPR

2019 - 2019 Keystone Premier Travel Trailer 19FBPR

2010 - 2012 Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer 19FLB

2010 - 2018 Keystone Hideout Travel Trailer 19FLBWE

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Video of Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank, rated at a 10,000 pound gross trailer weight and a 1,000 pound tongue weight, part number PS49583. So you've decided you need a weight distribution system. The Pro Series RB3 system is an economical choice for you. It comes with an adjustable weight distribution shank, the head assembly, though you will have to provide your own hitch ball, you'll need to make sure that it has an inch and a quarter shank. It also comes with the round spring bars, a length of chain, the snap-up brackets, and the tool to use with the snap-up brackets. The pinning clip for the shank is also included. It comes with seven washers.

A little tilt here at the head provides a lot of tilt here at the spring bar. Each washer added to the head lowers the spring bar by an inch and a half. The lower our spring bar, the more tension we add to our system. This system feature 9 switch links to help us further fine tune our tension. The round tapered spring bar is going to flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a more controlled and smooth ride.

It's a no-drill installation. Our snap-up brackets simply clip onto our trailer's a-frame with the included hardware. The head is compatible with a Pro Series Friction Sway Control. If you'd like to add that you'll need to pick it up separately with part number 83660. It's made with a welded steel construction with a powder coat finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion.

As with all weight distribution systems it evenly distributes weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer for more stability and control. For stability and control we want our tow vehicle to remain as close to stock height as possible. I've gone ahead and disconnected my weight distribution system. Let's go ahead and take a measurement. Here in the rear, I'm going to measure from the ground up to the underside of the wheel well, and I've got about 39 and 3/4 of an inch. Here in the front we've got about 38 and 3/4 of an inch.

Now, we'll want to record these measurements so we have something to compare it to when we do hook up our weight distribution. Now, I've got my trailer hooked up with no weight distribution. Let's go ahead and take a look. Here in the rear I'm squatting almost 2 inches. Here in the front we've raised up almost an inch. All this extra weight can cause issues with your handling, traction, and tire wear. Weight distribution will help with that. Let's go ahead and hook it up. Now with our weight distribution hooked up, let's go ahead and check out measurements. Here at the rear we're back to stock, which is great. We'll want to see that or at least fairly close. Here at the front we're also back at stock. Now, let's walk through the setup. First thing we need to do is make sure our trailer is fully loaded and level and our tow vehicle is fully loaded. Next we'll want to install our adjustable shank. It can be installed in either the rise or drop position. Then we can install our head with the included hardware, and we'll need to make sure our ball is no more than an inch higher than the top of our leveled trailer's coupler. Then we can install our spring bars and that's going to help us determine our location for our snap-up brackets. We'll want to make sure that our chain runs vertical to our snap-up brackets, as you see here, and also that our snap-up brackets don't interfere with our propane tanks or our battery boxes. If it interferes with either of these they may need to be relocated. Now, we can install enough washers on our spacer rivet so that our spring bar runs parallel with the bottom of our trailer's a-frame. When hooking up our chains to our snap-up brackets we'll want to make sure and use no less than five links. Then we can put in our safety pin. Now we're ready to head on down the road for a smoother, more enjoyable ride. And that's going to complete our look at the Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank, rated at a 10,000 pound gross trailer weight and a 1,000 pound tongue weight, part number PS49583.


Customer Reviews

Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - PS49583

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (92 Customer Reviews)

Enjoy a smoother, more controlled towing experience by distributing the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer. This weight-distribution system includes an adjustable welded shank and round spring bars. Hitch ball sold separately.

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This is a replacement for one that we were using with mismatched bars. Towing with the new and balanced system install has made a Hugh difference especially at freeway speeds. 311270



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The hitch does a very good job of redistributing the hitch weight. I have an extended (12") shank so I can open my tailgate, and the hitch helps overcome this. The only problem is disconnecting the spring bars. The retaining pins for the spring bars have a very small flange to grip when pulling the pins to release the spring bars, and it can be hard to manipulate. Other than that, I am very satisfied with the hitch. 265515



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I've always received great service from eTrailer and this transaction was no different. Having owned 5th wheel trailers in the past I had no experience with weight distributing hitches. I had a sales rep from Hensley trying to convince me I needed their $1700 set up but I liked the price of the RB3, however the adage, "You get what you pay for" was nagging me. My wife was also nagging me about spending $1700 on a hitch and since I like sleeping indoors, I went with the RB3. Tow vehicle - 2000 Ford Expedition 4x4 Eddie Bauer. 5.4l and factory towing package. Rated for 6800lbs Trailer - 2014 Dutchman 275. 27.5' no slides, empty weight 4618lb, gross 7800lbs, average towing weight 6000lbs I contacted the eTrailer techs to figure out what I needed capacity wise and placed my order. Hitch was shipped promptly and to my surprise was very well packaged. The cardboard box was robust. It was taped, stapled and strapped well beyond UPS's ability to destroy. Inside the parts were secured in fitted foam pockets so the paint was not damaged. All the parts were well painted and fit together correctly. The RB3 is stout and well designed. My only brief scare was the owners manual. The part number on the manual indicated I had received the lighter duty hitch however when I double checked the part numbers on the components, I had received the correct product. The instructions were clear and I had the hitch assembled and set up in about 2 hrs. Hitching up is simple once all the settings are dialed in. We went on a 900 mile maiden voyage that involved freeways with brutal cross winds, very steep mountain passes and narrow winding forest service roads with huge washouts. The hitch performed perfectly and I was impressed how well the Expedition-Dutchman combo performed. I didn't order the optional anti-sway and one time on the trip for about 5 miles we had an extreme crosswind that pushed us around and I had to slow down to 40mph. I blame that more on my Load range C tires on the Expy than the trailer pushing us. In checking on the Expedition forums, the consensus was Load range E tires would fix the sway problem. 210210



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Can't speak highly enough of eTrailer.com's customer service. I had accidentally ordered the incorrect product spec for my setup (2015 F150 towing a 8.5x20 ATC toy hauler) and they were able to get me the correct product within the same week and provided an easy process for returning the incorrect hitch. Regarding the hitch itself, installation was a breeze, though I had to get a couple new tools due to the standard sizing of the nuts bolts, rather than metric. It would be very helpful if the instructions posted online would have a required tool listing with specific sizes required so you can be prepared ahead of time. After installing the hitch and taking initial measurements, it was very easy to fine-tune to get the setup perfect. Before installing the hitch, my truck would sit nearly 1.5 inches higher up front and 3 inches lower in the back with the trailer hooked up compared to stock, with very light steering feel when going down the road. With the hitch installed and dialed in, the front sits back at the stock height and only 1.75 inches lower in the rear, creating an essentially flat ride profile, and the trailer itself is perfectly level. Riding down the road the difference in feel is amazing. Much better steering response without the "light" feeling, tracks much more planted when going down the highway, and bumps and undulations in the road surface are absorbed much more smoothly now that both the truck and the trailer are sharing the workload. 322233


Comments

Thanks so much for your business and review, Ryan. The required tools for installation are listed in the upper left-hand corner of the instructions.

-- Laura E - 12/09/2016

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Great WD hitch - Great price- Prompt Shipping. Instructions were easy to follow, worked perfectly the first time. Night and day Towing experience. 2003 Suburban towing 21' keystone Hideout 3750 lbs, with tw of 600lbs the truck has soft OEM spring set up, and sits low already. First added air shocks to get rid of the sag, but the addition of the WD hitch made all the difference, before WD had to run 140lbs of pressure just to maintain ride height, now I only run 40lbs in shocks now and she sits perfect, not to mention Steering is normal and all the jerky pushing and pulling is gone its nice and smooth now. 185252



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Always works, take the time to adjust h [email protected] 619970



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The system was relatively easy to install (read the instructions!). We have a Toyota Tundra which we use to tow a travel trailer. First used it with a 21 ft Micro Minnie (ca. 4,000 Lbs), and now we use it with a 27-ft Airstream, which weighs around 6000 Lbs. It makes a world of difference! The trailer tracks very well, and we have no need for additional sway control. Great investment! 564218



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Installation is so much easier than other brands. Has made it easier for me to decide to hook up and hit the road. No more back pains. 542039



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I recently installed a new trailer hitch on my 2002 Tundra Limited. I needed a receiver for the hitch as I intended to tow a 5000 lb boat and trailer combo. I was unsure of the drop needed for the trailer (which I had not yet seen) and felt the PS 49683 receiver was just the ticket! This setup is HEAVY DUTY! Proper height and drop setup is a breeze. Well made and should provide years of service. George from etrailer is excellent with his email communication and has kept me advised of the order status throughout the entire process from order to delivery. 541609



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Great product , easy to assemble with a little help. Everybody needs one if pulling an rv . 493435



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This was what I wanted and more! 474903



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Easy to install and tow with 430436



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Hitch came a day early which was awesome. The package had been abused quite well, however I don't think it was e trailer but from the shipping company. Anyway everything was there in mint condition. Went together like a fine oiled machine with no issues. 422172



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Great product fast shipping excellent c ompany 414607



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This is my first experience with a weight distribution hitch. I was very impressed with the improvement in the ride while pulling my travel trailer. It greatly reduced the bounce and increased stability. I use this hitch with a friction "swag" bar that I had purchase previously. 408165



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So far so good, only complaint was a missing nut for the bolt to hold hitch on.....but I did get an extra cotter pin. Although I replaced these with the much friendlier snap pins. Now my camping adventure can continue in a safer fashion?? 378886



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Everything was packed very well and everything was right and everything was what I ordered 366172



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The order was quick and the delivery was faster that I expected. I have not used the unit yet but used similar in the past so don't expect any surprises. The price was best I found anywhere for the same unit and the service/delivery was top notch. I will look here 1st for any future products. Thanks etrailer. 353737



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All that I ordered was excellent quality no problem with the order would definitely recommend buying their products 347726



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Just received product fast delivery .haven't had a chance to install the hitch. Will let u know at later date .how it works on my trailers. And send pictures thanks 342771



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The only problem I encountered on the installation of the head was getting the washers on the rivet. Fingers too big and area too small, plus having to take the thing apart several times to get what seemed to be the best position for the spring arms in relation to the trailer tongue. Will be making a two thousand mile trip beginning tomorrow, hope is all works as good as advertised. 324726



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I can say nothing but good about this hitch. It is easy to put together and mount. There are enough adjustments so that the trailer can run level regardless of the weight on the truck. 320487



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I am very happy with your products! 313027


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They work great. Just like advertised!!!

David B - 11/02/2017

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Shipped same day and had it 4 days later. Great product 295761



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Fine tuning for my SUV was important to maintain proper balance and this hitch system works great. As I upgrade trailers and vehicles, I will still be able to use this. 291173



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I cannot express enough the Quality of the unit we received, as well as attention to keeping you informed of where the product is and customer service it's excellent, I would highly recommend etrailer and this product to anybody very high quality exceptional service 288360



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Worked very good made the heavy loads seem like they weren't thier 286023



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Definitely worth the money. Made a big difference in towing our 30 foot camper. 273754



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Received in a timely manner, instructions were easy to follow. Installed easily, and works great. We took a trip out west. totaling 6700 miles round trip. The trailer pulled straight and true, with minimal sway. 2012 Ford F150, pulling a Rockwood Mini Lite, 26' trailer 273383


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It is still working great, shows no signs of wear.

John J - 07/19/2017

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To get this assembly positioned properly I have to use my farm jack to push each arm up to link the chain high have the arms level. There's no way I can do this apart from taking a jack with me. 270930



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Seems well built, plan to tow a 28' camp trailer but have not done so yet. Time will tell. 267485



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This was a good value. The hitch was easy to assemble and adjust, and works perfectly. Thank you for a great product at a good price. 256145



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I haven't used it yet but it appears to be very well made and easy to use. I plan on using to to pull new RVs from the factories to the dealers all over the USA. 254742



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very good product---- installed very well and worked as it was designed to.. very happy ... thank you d c greene 247639



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Love it, works great... 241401



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Looks good. All parts there and instructions easy to follow. Very heavy duty. 237383



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I couldn't believe the delivery time , it only took 3 days to receive the trailer hitch . Man I could not believe the quality it is outstanding to say the least ,Boy I can't begin to tell you how happy with this product . I have told several of my friends and relatives and they are looking at buying one .Thanks again , I would recommend this product to everyone . 236730



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Works well, easy assembly 232626



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good job 232178



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Great price, great product, fast shipping, great customer service, what more could you ask for? 226892



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Great prices and quick service 226092



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Great prices and quick service 226091



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exaclity what i was expecting 221468



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Fast friendly service 213114



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Set up perfectly! Had a trunion set up previously. Like these bars much better. 212102


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Has worked flawlessly.

Brian S - 07/15/2016

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Product was shipped very quickley and was as advertised! My only complaint is that the equalizer said made in China. I PREFER ALL AMERICAN PRODUCTS. YES...I WILL DO BUSINESS WITH YOU AGAIN AND THANK YOU! HAVE A HAPPY 4TH. 209071


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Good to see a company that follows up on their product!!!That means a lot to me!!

Lynn R - 07/02/2016

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Received my products in three days , easy instructions and works great . would recommend to anyone 203726



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Received product promptly and in excellent condition. Seller was courteous and to the point. Would buy again and recommend to a friend. 188490



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Very well made and easy to adjust. 183115



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For ten years I was an RV delivery driver and used etrailer for equipment. Now I'm an RV owner and in retirement, again using etrailer. We have downsized from our dually diesel to an F150 EcoBoost and no longer pull monster 5th wheels, but have a nice Airstream. From experience I would never pull anything without a weight transferring hitch and again from experience this Pro-Series is one of the best. Great equipment, great prices, great fast delivery etrailer always gets our business. I've already ordered again. 182637


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