Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW

Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 600 lbs
  • Pro Series
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Does Not Allow Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reduces Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Standard Duty
Featuring friction sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank, and its flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Pro Series. Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW part number PS49902 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Pro Series Weight Distribution - PS49902

Featuring friction sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank, and its flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes tongue weight to the axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Friction sway control reduces sway caused by winds, curving roads and sudden maneuvers
    • Adjustable tension lets you create the perfect degree of control and resistance
    • Integrated handle engages and disengages the system
    • Removable - just release 2 spring locking pins
  • Round, forged steel spring bars are tapered for superior flexibility
    • 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 of head and system is achieved by adding washers to a rivet inside the weight-distribution head
  • Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, round bars, lift chains, pin and clip, friction sway control, 2-5/16" hitch ball and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 550 to 750 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with a weight-distribution system
  • Shank length: 12-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Lift bracket width: 5"
    • Lift brackets are centered on trailer frame 30" from center of hitch ball
  • Hitch ball dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2-5/16"
    • Shank length: 2-1/2"
    • Shank diameter: 1-1/4"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ PS49902Optional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball
  • Additional Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Note: This weight-distribution system cannot be used on trailers with surge brakes. The sway control must be removed when you are going in reverse.


Pro Series Weight Distribution diagram

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.



Unique Features of Pro Series Round-Bar Weight Distribution

Pro Series Weight Distribution adjustable head from top and side

To adjust your weight-distribution head assembly to the correct angle, insert the included rivet and up to 8 washers into a 1/2-inch hole in the "U" on your head assembly. Use the smallest number of washers necessary to achieve the correct downward angle for the spring bars. Each washer lowers the chain ends of your spring bars by approximately 1-1/2 inches. Once the correct angle is reached, use the included bolts, serrated washers and nuts to lock the unit into place.


Pro Series Weight Distribution round spring bar locking devices

The round spring bars of this system slide up into the weight-distribution head and are secured with built-in, spring-bar locking devices for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and forged steel construction, these bars flex to ensure a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer.


Friction Sway Control

Pro Series Weight Distribution friction sway control installation on trailer framePro Series Weight Distribution friction sway control installation on hitch head

The integrated friction-style sway control of the Pro Series system reduces trailer sway caused by winds, winding roads and sudden maneuvers. As soon as your trailer begins to move out of line, the friction pads inside the unit touch one another and create resistance to help prevent further side-to-side movement. To install, simply bolt the sway-control ball plate to the A-frame of your trailer and attach the other end to the included ball, which mounts on the head of your weight-distribution hitch - drilling required. The ball plate mounts to the side of the trailer frame so it will not interfere with gas tanks, toolboxes or generators.



49902 Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW



PS49902 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details PS49902 Installation instructionsPS49902 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions PS49902 Installation instructions


Video of Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Pro Series Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - PS49902 Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at part of our PS49902, this is the Pro-Series Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control. It's rated at 10,000 pounds of Gross Trailer Weight and 750 pounds maximum tongue weight. This unit is going to evenly distribute the tongue weight to the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control. Ultimately it's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. Now this one comes with the Friction Sway Control, that's going to reduce sway caused by winds caused by winds, curving roads and sudden maneuvers. This is going to be the main portion of the Sway Control System. You're going to have the adjustable tension bolt that's going to let you create the perfect degree of control and resistance.

You're also going to have the integrated handle, this is going to engage and disengage the sway control system. It's easily removable. It's going to be held on in two locations. You have got the socket on this end, this is going to connect to the ball right here and it's going to be held in place using the clip. Then you are going to have the socket on this end, this is going to engage the ball right here and this plates going to be mounted onto the trailer frame.

That's going to be held in place with the other clip. The bracket's going to be held in place using these six screws right here. It's a really easy system, so that way when you need to remove it, all you have to do is release the two spring locking pins and simply remove the friction sway control system from your setup. Now, as soon as the trailer begins to move out of line, the friction pads inside the system are going to touch one another and it's going to create resistance, that's going to help prevent further side-to-side movements so it engages automatically and right off the bat. You can control the level of intensity by setting the screw right here and you can disengage and engage the system by using the lever. It's also going to come with the round forged steel spring bars, these are going to have a tapered design for superior flexibility, they are very strong and durable. The bars are going to flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a nice, controlled, even ride.

You can adjust the spring bar tension by switching the links in the lift chains to fine tune the system. These are going to be called the Lift Brackets, that's what that lift chains are connected to and that's going to attach to the frame of the trailer as well. It's got the set-screw on the back, that way you can easily get it installed on the frame. One other thing I want to mention is the head right here. This is the head of our weight distribution system. Our spring bars go up in here and they engage.

That also allows for easy maintenance because on each side you are going to have a grease fitting, so you can pump that with grease and that way it's always going to keep the system operating as it should. You can also tilt the head of the system by adding washers to a rivet inside the weight distribution head. The rivet's right here, it simply goes in, there's a small hole that the rivet sits in . I didn't install it because I wanted you to be able to see it and it's got all the washers right there. Each washer is going to lower the chain ends of the spring bars by approximately an inch and a half, so once you have the correct angle for your particular set-up, all you have to do is use the included bolts. There is going to be one right here and two right here that hold the distribution head onto the adjustable channel, or the adjustable shank. Tighten everything down once you get the correct angle and it's going to hold everything in place to best suit your application. That's also going to come with a solid steel shank, this is neat because it's an adjustable shank - solid steel construction. It's going to be powder-coated for rust protection. The other thing it's going to come with is this bar right here, this is our lifter handle. This is going to help gain leverage to engage or disengage the lift bracket adjustments. Once tension is applied, it can be really hard to adjust the tension and get the brackets in position, so they include this bar for leverage, it goes over that portion, that way you can engage or disengage the lift bracket adjustment and position up or down. A few specs with this unit: The tongue weight is going to be 550 pounds to 750 pounds, that's the max. Gross towing weight is 10,000 pounds. The adjustable shank is going to fit into a 2 inch x 2 inch trailer hitch receiver that's rated for use with the weight distribution system. Our shank length is going to measure about 12 and a half inches. When used in the "rise" position, it's going to give you a maximum rise of 6 inches and a maximum drop, in the "drop" position, of 2 inches. The lift bracket width is going to take up 5 inches on the frame of your trailer. They're going to need to be centered on the trailer frame 30 inches from the 2 and 5/16 inch hitch ball. This 2 and 5/16 inch hitch ball is going to have a 2 and a half inch shank length and a shank diameter (that's just the threaded portion) of an inch and a half. A couple things to keep in mind with this system is that the weight distribution system cannot be used on trailers with surge brakes and the Friction Sway Control unit must be removed when you are going to go in reverse. It's going to come with everything you see here on the table. This is the only piece I haven't talked about. This is the shim that can go in between here to take out any additional room you may have. Sometimes it's used, sometimes it's not, it's just going to be dependent upon your particular application. That's going to do it for our review of part of our PS49902, this is the Pro-Series Weight Distribution System with the Friction Sway Control. .


Customer Reviews

Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW - PS49902

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)

Featuring friction sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank, and its flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.

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I would have given it 5 stars if the installation instructions were more thorough. I watched the videos on the website and that made it easier. Everything was included for installation. Not many people will have 11/8" sockets which are necessary for the main bolts. I am going to drive it a while before deciding about the sway control. Our trailer only weighs 4500 # empty so should be fine behind a Silverado 1/2 ton 4x4. 523895



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Installed easy and made towing the trailwrsafer and easy to control. 574872



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I was surprised 100 lbs. could fit in such a small box. The packaging of this unit was amazing. This was even more sturdy than I thought it would be. The help I received from their CS rep saved me from buying the wrong hitch. Their videos are excellent and the instructions thorough. This was my second purchase from Etrailer and they had the best deals that I could find online. Free shipping and no tax(for me) made this a great buy. The quality of craftsmanship was excellent even though it came from China. GREAT BUY! 112254


Comments

Still doing great. I really like the way the torsion bars snap into place when you go to hook up the hitch.

Paul D - 01/12/2015

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I bought this unit a little over a year ago and it is great. I acquired a used camper that already had a similar set up. However the last owner never gave me the hitch portion of it so it was useless. It made me feel unsafe with my family in the truck so, I looked at RV stores and could not believe the prices they wanted for the setups they had. When I saw this one at this price I was sold. Camper does not swing from side to side like it was before. I don't have a picture of the setup but here we are in Maine using this unit. 24' camper over 3000 lbs a little over 9' tall with the AC on top. 285378



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Good product, great price and free shipping. The kit is very high quality and works as advertised. My rig went from looking like the "before" picture to the "after" picture on the website after installing this kit. The setup instructions are a little vague, but the online videos answered all my questions. 138773


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Couldnt be happier! I also used the Friction anti-sway in the kit for the first time on a long tow last month and it significantly improved the towing experience. I haul a 6500lb trailer with a 1/2 ton 4WD Chevy and it is super stable!

Paul D - 07/02/2015

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Very easy to install after watching video. Just tried everything out this weekend and everything worked perfectly! Great product and even better customer support! We even used your videos to help install our brake controller. Thanks! 121020


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Still working great!

Priscilla H - 03/17/2015

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Used the sway control & load balancer for a 700 mile trip with a new-to-me trailer; all went smoothly! Great product, great shipping. Thanks! 563355



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I pull a 26' TT with a 2005 Chevy Tahoe Z71. I called Etrailer and the tech helped me decide on this WD system. It took me an hour or so to get it installed correctly, but it has worked great since day 1. I also got the sway bar and I can tell a huge difference with it. Great product and great service! 603861



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Seems to be very high quality will known after the 4th of july will take trailer out for a trip this hitch was easy to assemble and set up would recommend it for any one looking for a load leveling trailer hitch shipped fast also 526575



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The WD system is doing what I wanted it for so far. I haven't had it on for very long but I can tell it made a huge difference. The sway control is still waiting for me to attach the mount but I think it'll be a-ok as well. 522323



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To date, this trailer hitch has performed flawlessly over approximately 5500 miles. It will be on the road again in a couple of weeks for a short trip up to Las Vegas to visit friends & celebrate our grandson's 21st birthday. I would recommend this hitch, or its bigger brother if your trailer is heavier, to anyone. It is currently used to tow our 25' Apex trailer. Sorry I don't have any pictures. 493235



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Hitch is great quality with super service to back it up 491332



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This is my second order from etrailer.com and I have had very great experiences. I highly recommend the for anyone’s trailer needs. 491105



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Very satisfied 483649



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This was our first experience with a pulling a camper. Everyone said we needed this. Bought it and it was easy to install with your very well made videos. This hitch works great. Since then i have purchased mirror extensions and a complete wiring harness. Your videos are great. Keep up the good work. I tell everyone to go here for any trailer needs. Thanks again 478213



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It is my first time hauling a trialer this size. The instructional video is fantastic made it easy to hook up, had it hooked up and driving home with our new trailer in less then an hour. 430771



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Product installed easy, looks to be heavy duty. I will find out in a few weeks when we take it on the road.etrailer has been a great company to order from. 425783



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I just got the WDHitch system installed today, but I haven't taken it for a test drive yet. Once I got the trailer on level ground it took me almost 2 hours to get it installed correctly, and I'm still not 100% sure I've done that. I will say that it would be helpful if the videos or product page included a section in the beginning outlining all the various tools you will need to do the job. He does mention some of them in the video, but not all. For instance - if there is a certain kind of drill/bit that will drill through the trailer metal better than others. Also the size of the rachet needed for the screws that mount the friction ball to the frame. He mentions it throughout the video, but it would be nice to have a checklist up front. Overall I am very pleased so far. 421059



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I have been using this for a year now. Once you have it setup correctly it is a great WD hitch. I have had no problems with it and I am sure I will be using it for many seasons! 361031



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Box real heavy 359129



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This product has worked very well for me. I originally ordered a hitch that was too heavy duty for my trailer. Etrailer was great and worked with me to make sure I got a new hitch that would work for my needs. No I have the product that I needed. Thanks! 338390



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i have used this weight distribution system time after time and would recommend it to anyone to get one. It makes your control so much better. 332482



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Very well presented on line for sale and all information about this product was accurate. Easy to install and use. 306006



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Everything worked great. The equel hitch video was a saver. No way i could have done it without video. 304902



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I have minimal use with the product since I purchased it, however, I have had absolutely no problems with it at all. It has performed perfectly in the few instances I have had to use it. I would have no issues with recommending it to a friend. 296481


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Still working flawlessly! Well pleased with this product.

Pat - 09/19/2017

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After shopping around, reading and so forth, this was a great purchase. Perform's flawless! 293482



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Great product. Never used one before. Drove to Virginia from South Carolina and bought my first RV camper. I put it together in the parking lot and pulled the camper back to SC with no problems. I have been using it for a year now with absolutely no problems. 279016



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The self-leveling hitch showed up 4 days after I ordered it .was a lot heavier Duty then it looked followed the instructions in my truck sits a inch lower with a 7000 lb. rv trailer on it now. with no sway . By far the best bang for your buck 277028



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Ordered the hitch on Saturday afternoon and it arrived on Tuesday. I did pay the 3 day shipping price, but it was cheap and was well worth the $15. Hitch was packaged nicely and easy to follow directions. Will be using it this weekend and it works just great with my trailer. 274318



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Etrailer was great to deal with the video on the website showed how to install the load distribution bars it took me about 45 minutes to install it. I would highly recommend buying any RV products from etrailer.com 267995



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I was in a hurry for my new hitch! I ordered the one I wanted and was informed by email that they did not have that one in stock. A little while later a nice and extremely knowledgeable lady called me and started asking questions about my truck and the trailer that I intended to use the hitch on. She found me a hitch and shipped it fast. After watching the video on how to install the hitch it only took about an hour to install! The hitch worked perfectly 255020



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Arrived when expected and in good condition. Used the hitch for the first time and worked great. I did have the dealer perform the install but using the hitch was very easy. Very good product and no need to pay for the other hitches. The dealer even liked it alot and stated it was good. This is my 3rd purchase from etrailer and will continue. 254368



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My fourth time ordering products from etrailer, love the prices, the quality, and the fast shipping. The customer support is awsome! 251335



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Have installed and used the hitch-load leveler with my Nash 22 foot trailer and love the way it works. Product was great and the customer service outstanding. I will recommend this product and E-trailer to all my friends. Thank you. 251040



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I researched long time before pulling the trigger on this purchase. This is by far the BEST hitch you will find anywhere, and at a very good price. 250044



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Have taken 2 major vacations, 20,000 miles total in the past year. Unit installed fairly easily. The kit looked complicated but the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I was amazed how level the truck remained even after I hitched to the fully loaded trailer. Adding a power tongue jack made the hookup a breeze. Based on price and performance I would highly recommend this weight distribution kit. 247594



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Works as advertised. Pull a 30 foot camper. Controls the weight appropriately 243730



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Not offen we get exactly what we want, on said time, for said cost. What a great company with friendly service- I bet when things go wrong they make it right. 242415



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Excellent product, fast install, super fast shipping. Thanks Etrailer 239470


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Working great no issues what so ever. Fantastic service and product

Ethan - 03/13/2017

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Great business great product would buy from again 225419


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Still working great

Jarren p - 09/13/2016

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Once I figured it out and got it installed correctly it worked great. Read the instructions before starting. It made a world of difference getting down to the coast. 224895


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Still working great

KEVIN M - 09/16/2016

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Very easy installation! Watch the the video first. took maybe an hour. This works like a dream, hardly knew my 30 foot 7000 lb trailer was behind me. best investment i've made in a long time 224383



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Quite impressed with the quality. Made all the difference in the travel trailer's towing stability and peace of mind. Highly recommend this product. 218101


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Still riding strong!

Mark H - 08/15/2016

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It came on time and was easy to assemble. Wonderful product. Thanks. 214413



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Arrived quickly and in good shape. The box had seen better days but I didn't buy a box I bought a hitch. The instructions lack some clarity but the video on the web page is plenty of information. I haven't been able to road test it yet but I cant see why it wont function just fine. 202803



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Best price around. And fast shipping. I was surprised how fast i got this heavy package and shocked anyone could even lift it. Complete bumper hitch, stabilizer bars, ball. Will be ordering a electric lift so i dont have to crank it up. 202705



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Easy to put on works very will. Good instructions easy to follow. 202563



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I've had other equilizer hitches and this is almost identical ... EXCELLENT VALUE!! I must also say whatever hitch you choose Etrailer is absolutely a top notch e-commerce site ... all the care and efficiency we hope for when buying on line actually is found here (and no they didn't pay me for the comment - LOL) back to the hitch - it's awesome!! already used it today!! 200726



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I have purchased Load leveling hitches before and they are required to do a good job of towing when the auto are truck springs cannot support the hitch weight of your trailer. I pulled my present camper for years with and off road truck with stiff springs and did not require a load leveling hitch The 800 pounds hitch weight did not drop the rear of the truck more than 1/2 inch. Not so with the new light truck we purchased the rear drops 3 inches and in my opinion requires a hitch of this type. I expect this product to give us excellent towing for years to come. 199285



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Easy to install and worked great. Would recommend this to anyone towing a camper 198293


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It has worked great.

Chris M - 06/04/2016

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  • Weight Distribution for a Rockwood Roo 233S with Dry Tongue Weight of 585 Pounds
  • When choosing a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Based on the information you have provided the trailer will weight 6,205 pounds if loaded to capacity. This could make the tongue weight of just the trailer between 585 and 930 pounds (up to 15 percent...
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  • Where To Measure the Hitch Height on a Trailer When Setting Up Weight Distribution
  • In the video you referenced Joe (the installer) first gave the height of 24 inches when he measured from the ground to the top of the coupler on the trailer. When he later mentions 22 inches he is referring to the the distance from the bottom of the coupler to the ground. I realize that's a bit confusing but that is why the two numbers are stated. Typically when determining hitch height for ball mount selection you want to measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. Either...
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  • Can a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder Safely Tow a 4,850 Pound Trailer
  • When properly equipped your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder can tow the trailer just fine. I do recommend the use of weight distribution if both the hitch and owners manual for the vehicle say that you can. If we can look at the numbers for a second, you mentioned the gross combined weight rating is 11,133 pounds. If we subtract the weight of the trailer and the vehicle from that you are left with 1,833 pounds you can still carry on the trailer and in the vehicle. So as long as the fuel, cargo,...
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  • Weight Distribution for a Jeep Grand Cherokee and 5,000 Pound Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Since the Jeep is rated for a maximum of 6,500 pounds gross trailer weight that is what you are limited to. So towing a 5,000 pound trailer with the appropriate weight distribution system will work but you...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2005 GMC Yukon Denali Towing a Jay Feather Ultra Lite Trailer
  • Ultimately you want the fully loaded tongue weight of your 5,000lb Jayco Jay Feather Ultra lite camper to fall within the tongue weight capacities of the weight distribution system you select. Remember that any cargo you load behind the rear axle of the Denali needs to be added to the trailer tongue weight, so you should leave room for that weight also when selecting a weight distribution system. I would recommend going with the one of two systems for use with your trailer and your Denali....
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 7,000 Pound Aluminum Car Hauler Trailer
  • I am glad you mentioned that the tag states you can use weight distribution. With aluminum frame trailers people often have to call and ask if such a trailer can be used with weight distribution. But we can skip that and get to the next step. When calculating tongue weight for weight distribution you will also need to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Typically trailer tongue weight is 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. On a 7,000 pound...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Weight Distribution for 2007 Toyota Tacoma Towing 3500 lb Pop-Up Camper
  • I did some research on the Coleman Evolution, and it appears that a typical weight distribution system would work just fine with the layout of the tongue. If you have propane bottles on your pop-up, they might interfere with the chain hangers that fit around the top of the trailer frame. You could use a bolt-on hanger, part # RP58305 if this is the case. Due to the additional leverage that a weight distribution hitch places on the receiver, a bumper mounted receiver like # E-3S is NOT...
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  • What Happens if Trailer Tongue Weight is 500lbs and Weight Distribution System is Rated For 1000lbs
  • Some weight distribution systems have a tongue weight capacity range and if the tongue weight is in that range it will still be effective. If the system is only rated for 1,000 pounds and there is no range and you have 500 pounds on it you will experience a stiffer ride and it will not be as effective as it could be. In extreme cases the trailer can get damaged because the spring bar tension is so great compared to the weight of the trailer. But you should not be concerned about that...
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  • 2015 Ford F-150 Sags at the Back When Coupled to Trailer with 550 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • Sag at the rear of a vehicle such as your 2015 Ford F-150 can happen from 1 of 2 ways. First, weight in the actual truck bed can cause sag. Second, the tongue weight from a coupled trailer can cause sag. The ways to deal with the sag are different. When sag is caused by a trailer the recommended solution is weight distribution, not helper springs. Weight distribution will more evenly distribution the force of the tongue weight to all of the axles on the tow vehicle and trailer so it...
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