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
  • Bar Style
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



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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   (98 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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Trailer hitch was well packaged and delivered quickly. High quality. Installed quickly. Plan on using it soon. As a side note, I just ordered another product that was priced at 1/3 of the cost on the big website that sells everything for the exact same product. Can't wait to get it. It is a connector/conversion set in order to use a portable grill with my RV. 633584



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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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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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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


Comments

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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takes time and patience if u never installed this before . Now that it is installed real easy to hook up ! 198001


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  • Weight Distribution with or without sway control
  • First of all, thank you for your service. If is recommended to use a weight distribution (WD) system and sway control if your trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. On bigger pickups you could probably get away without needing either but since you are using a 2007 Chevy Colorado I do recommend with having a device to combat rear sag in your pickup and trailer sway. Unless you will be making a really sharp turn to park your trailer you should be able to use...
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  • Which Pro Series Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Unloaded Tongue Weight 480 lb
  • Since your unloaded tongue weight is 480 lbs you'd pretty easily get over the 550 lb tongue weight capacity of the Pro Series WD system part # PS49901 which means you'd want the part # PS49902 instead which has a range of 550 to 750 lbs.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 9,000 Pound Trailer and 2000 Ford Excursion
  • Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # PS49902 is very much under rated for the tongue weight of your trailer. Considering that your measured tongue weight is 1,044 without water and other things even the 1,200 pound system # PS49904 might not be enough once loaded and ready to tow. I recommend going to a 1,500 pound system such as Curt Weight Distribution System # C17333. The only other part needed is a ball. The ball you...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2004 Chevy Tahoe Towing Camper
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Once you know your tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Trailer w 545 lb Tongue Weight
  • For your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe with a hitch rated for weight distribution like the Curt part # C13153 or # C13152 that it sounds like you have based on the capacities you listed, and for your trailer that has an unloaded tongue weight of 545 lbs the Strait Line System part # RP66083 would be a perfect solution. It has a tongue weight range of 400 to 800 lbs which would work well plus it has the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Expedition and 8,600 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. A trailer that weighs 8,600 pounds max would have a tongue weight in the neighborhood of 860 to 1,290 pounds not counting anything behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For this weight I recommend Reese...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a Trailer with 270 lbs Dry Tongue Weight
  • The Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit # 49586 actually could very well be the correct fit for you. When you are choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you want to use one that has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup falls in the middle of. You can find your TTW by adding the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Nissan Xterra, like a cooler. Keep...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Towing A Tent Trailer With A 2014 Town And Country Van
  • When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system, the tongue weight (TW) is most important when choosing a system. 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. When choosing a WD this is the formula that we use: Tongue Weight (for weight...
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  • Why Do Some Weight Distribution Systems Allow Backing
  • The weight distribution systems that use a simple friction-bar for sway control, such as the Pro Series # PS49902, cannot be backed up until you either release the tension on that friction arm's hand control or simply disconnect it entirely. These simple friction devices can help with trailer sway because their friction works to stop the swaying motion of the trailer. Better weight distribution systems use other methods for sway control and sway prevention and these other systems (that...
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  • Advice For Towing a Larger Camper with 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and did see that it has a maximum trailer weight of 7,200 pounds. I just recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's manual, as it's possible that you have a different model. With this in mind, you can safely tow a 29 foot camper with a dry weight of around 5,500 pounds, assuming that the loaded weight does not creep over the Jeep's 7,200 pound limit. If you are worried about sway when...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 560 lb Tongue Weight
  • I looked up the towing capacity of your 2007 Nissan Pathfinder and it appears to have a 6,000 lb towing capacity. Which a 4,140 lb trailer would have no problem with.The Pro Series Weight Distribution System part # PS49902 that you referenced would be a great option too since it has a tongue weight range of 550-750 lb and your tongue weight is 560 lb. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Recommended Way to Measure a Trailer to Determine the Tongue Weight
  • Typically, tongue weight will be 10-15 percent of the gross trailer weight. There are several ways you can measure: Tongue weight scale, bathroom scale or commercial scale. We currently offer is the Sherline trailer tongue weight scale # 5780 which has a 2,000 pound capacity. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight. The Pro Series # PS49901 and # PS49902 referenced will have the same gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds. The # PS49901 will have a tongue weight up to 550 pounds,...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 22 FT Wolf Pup Trailer with 550 LB Tongue Weight
  • Thanks for the detailed information on your trailer! As you know a key component to choosing the correct weight distribution system is knowing the trailer's exact tongue weight. Tongue weight is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The weight of the weight distribution system would not be included in the calculation. The ideal situation is to have...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2017 StarCraft Travel Trailer
  • The Pro Series # PS49902 system you mention likely has the necessary capacity for your needs, but utilizes a sway control system that's best for combatting minimal trailer sway. The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution Recommendations for a 2009 Lexus GX470
  • For your 2009 Lexus GX470 I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75155. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver and is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight (limited to the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle if lower). This hitch is a great option for use with a cargo carrier. If your cargo carrier fits a 2 inch hitch receiver you won't need anything else. But if it fits a 1-1/4 inch hitch then you would need to use a reducer sleeve, # HT02. When using this reducer the tongue weight is limited...
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  • How to Install a Weight Distribution System on a V-Nose Trailer
  • With V-nose trailers the best solution for installing the chain hangers is to use the bolt on brackets like part # RP58305. This will bolt to the side of the trailer frame and won't require vertical clearance above the frame like the included hangers of the # PS49902.
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  • Weight Distribution for a Trailer with Varying Tongue Weight from 400 to 1,500 Pounds
  • No worries, I can help you out with this issue. It is a common question, a varying load. There are weight distribution systems that have a tongue weight capacity range. The widest range is 600 to 1,200 pounds. There is also an 800 to 1,500 pound system. Considering that you can potentially have 1,500 pounds tongue weight you will need a system that goes at least that high. There is a Blue Ox system, # BXW1500, that is rated for up to 1,500 pounds tongue weight and requires a minimum...
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