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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 4K GTW, 400 TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 4K GTW, 400 TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Friction material makes for quieter towing than systems with plain steel brackets
  • Easy-to-adjust head makes setup simple

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Friction blocks can loosen up over time, and eventually the material will wear
  • You need to buy the hitch ball separately
Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Reese. Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 4K GTW, 400 TW part number 66557 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution - 66557

  • WD With Sway Control
  • 100 lbs
  • 200 lbs
  • 300 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reduces Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


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
  • Integrated sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Automotive-grade friction material lines brackets to help correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
    • System head provides frictional resistance to limit movement of spring bars
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Desired head tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Included lift handle eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • Steel shank has corrosion-resistant powder coat
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, trunnion spring bars, sway control brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 250 lbs - 400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 4,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Maximum trailer frame width: 1-3/4"
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 25" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Shank length:
    • 7-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 8-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 6-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 12" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
    • Maximum drop: 2-3/4"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1" Diameter Shank
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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.


The flat spring bars of this system slide into the weight-distribution head for quick, easy installation. These bars offer superior flex, ensuring a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer.


Integrated Dependent Sway Control

The Steadi-Flex weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved in 2 ways. First, the system head is designed to firmly hold the spring bars in place to provide tight resistance and help ensure that your trailer tracks behind your vehicle. Second, the spring bar brackets that mount on your trailer's frame produce friction with the bars whenever any side-to-side motion occurs. This keeps the bars from moving, also helping to hold your trailer in a straight line.


System Head with Steel-on-Steel Friction

System Head

The head of the Steadi-Flex system firmly holds the spring bars in place at the hitch point. This tight hold helps to keep the bars from moving, which in turn helps to ensure that the trailer is held firmly in place behind your vehicle. If any sway or side-to-side movement does occur, the spring bars will move only slightly inside of the system's head. This steel-on-steel contact produces frictional resistance to limit further side-to-side motion of the bars, limiting the motion of your trailer in the process. The Steadi-Flex head is wider than most weight distribution heads. This design allows for greater surface area for the spring bars to move against. This makes it easier to produce the friction that resists sway.


Sway Control Brackets with Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Friction Material Brackets

The spring bars attach to the trailer frame with fixed, sturdy steel brackets. They sit on top of the brackets instead of being suspended by chains like the bars that are on traditional weight distribution systems. Chain suspensions typically allow a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Because the Steadi-Flex has brackets in place of chains, that unwanted movement of the spring bars is eliminated. This helps to keep your trailer in line behind your vehicle. In addition, these brackets create friction to limit any side-to-side movement that may occur. When each spring bar on the Steadi-Flex system moves within the bracket, it rubs along the surface of the bracket, creating friction. This resistance limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.


Most systems with sway control brackets use bare steel brackets to create friction with the steel bars. Steel-on-steel friction typically causes a much louder ride, and it can result in wear and tear on the brackets themselves. The Steadi-Flex brackets, on the other hand, are lined with automotive-grade friction material. This material is more abrasive than bare steel, which allows more friction to build up faster and easier. The long-lasting friction material also reduces the banging noise created by the bars hitting the inside of the steel brackets. This provides a quieter ride while towing.


Fast, Easy Installation

The Steadi-Flex system is easy to install and set up. On the trailer side, simply clamp the spring bar brackets around your trailer's frame. Then prepare your vehicle by sliding the included shank into your 2" x 2" hitch receiver, and bolt on the head. The system head can be easily adjusted to achieve the proper angle and optimum leverage for your specific setup. No drilling is required to install this weight distribution system.


Head Tilt Adjustment

The Steadi-Flex system uses the traditional washer-style adjustment method to achieve the perfect tilt. Controlling the head tilt helps you to fine-tune the leverage and maximize the amount of tension in the whole system. To adjust the tilt, simply slide washers onto the adjustment pin and insert the pin into the head assembly. To increase the angle, add a washer. To reduce the angle, remove a washer.


Tapered Spring Bars

Spring Bars

The spring bars of the Steadi-Flex system slide into the weight distribution head for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and hot rolled steel construction, these bars offer superior flex to evenly distribute the weight between your tow vehicle and your trailer.


The bars easily pin into place inside the system head - no need to torque or re-torque any trunnion bolts to adjust the tension. With fewer parts to manage, installing and maintaining the Steadi-Flex is simple.


Adjustable, Clamp-On Brackets

Adjustable Brackets

The spring bar brackets simply clamp around your trailer's frame - no drilling required. These brackets are designed to be positioned 27" to 32" back from your coupler and they can fit a wide range of frame sizes and can even be used on a trailer with a bottom-mounted coupler.


While other brackets use relatively thin L-pins to secure the spring bars in place on the brackets, the Steadi-Flex system uses steel pieces that are almost as wide as the brackets themselves to secure the bars. These retention brackets easily pin into place once wrapped around the spring bars. As a result, you can have greater piece of mind knowing that the spring bars are secure and less likely to rattle around inside of the brackets.



66557 Reese Steady Flex Light Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW

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Video Transcript for Reese Light Duty Weight Distribution System Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look a the Reese Light Duty Distribution System with sway control. With a six thousand pound gross trailer weight, in a six hundred pound tongue weight, part number RP66558. It's also available in a four thousand pound gross trailer weight and a four hundred pound tongue weight, part number 66557. You've decided you need a weight distribution system. The Reese Light Duty Weight Distribution System is perfect for an SUV and a small travel trailer set up as you see here. The sway control is going to help reduce the movement caused by wind, curving roads or sudden maneuvers. As with all weight distribution systems, it going to evenly distribute weight over both the tow vehicle and the trailer's axles.

This is going to provide a safer, more stable ride with less tire wear, better braking and handling. The spring bar hangers have integrated friction pads to help prevent sway. The hangers themselves do not take up very much space, making it perfect for smaller size trailers. It's a no drill installation with all the hardware provided. The kit even comes with weight distribution shank that you hook up with your own hitch ball.Speaker 2: As you can see with our hook up crosstalk 00:01:04 here at the rear.

crosstalk 00:01:10 raised up about an inch.crosstalk 00:01:06 In hitch ball, those require one inch diameter shank. The spring bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a more controlled ride. The whole thing is coated in a black powdered coat so it's going to be corrosion resistant and it's going to stand up to the elements. Now that we've gone over some features, I'll go ahead and show how we got it set up. First thing we'll want to do is take some measurements on our vehicle.

From the ground up to underneath our wheel well, we've got 36 inches. We'll want to write that down. In the front, we've got 34-1/2 inches. These are the measurements we want to get back to when we engage our weight distribution system. For comparison, we're going to hook up our trailer without weight distribution and take those same measurements. As you can see with our trailer hooked up without weight distribution, here at the rear, we're squatting about 2-1/2, 3 inches and here at the front, we're raised up about an inch.

You can see the problem that we're having. The front of our vehicle is tilting upward. We'll want to take note of those measurements that way we have something to compare it to when we get our weight distribution hooked up. Then, when we re-engage our weight distribution and get it hooked back up, we're within a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of our stock measurement. That's where we want to be. Now, if the front wheel height is higher than previously measured, the head tilt angle must be increased. That's tilted downward. If the front wheel well height is substantially lower than originally measured, an inch or more, the head tilt angle must be reduced. That's tilted upward. The next thing you want to do is make sure your trailer is level. The easiest way to do that is to raise or lower your tongue jack so that you have the same measurement in the front and in the back. We've got it. Keep in mind when setting up your weight distribution system, you need to make sure that your trailer is fully loaded and ready to go. The next thing we'll do is take a coupler height measurement. the reason we're going to do this is it's going to help us determine the correct ball height. We've got 22. We'll need to take note of that. We've gone ahead and swapped out our old ball mount with our new weight distribution shank. We've previously adjusted our ball height. I'll go ahead and show you how we did that. First, we got close to the desired height by selecting a mounting location for our bolts. First, to help us set the tilt of our head, we installed several of the included washers as spacers. The number of washers you will use will vary depending on your set up. Then to get the approximate height of your ball, you'll want to install your shank in the rise or drop position and then choose the desired location to put in your bolts. With the approximate ball height set and loosely installed, lets go ahead and line up our coupler with the ball. Now, with our ball attached to our coupler and our trailer back to level we can bring in our spring bars to help us determine the location of our frame brackets. We'll bring it in. You'll need to grab the pin and the clip. We're going to insert it between the head there. Drop the pin in when it's lined up and put the clip in on the bottom. Here's where it gets tricky. You want to be sure that your brackets are between 25 and 32 inches from the center of your coupler and you want to make sure that there's nothing interfering like your propane tanks or your battery box. You also need to position them so that your spring bar extends at least 3 inches beyond the bracket. With our bracket location determined, we can go ahead and install it. We'll then install our L-bracket and leave it loosely installed. We can repeat that same process for the other side. With our bracket torqued down and our L-bracket loosely installed, we'll need to be sure that our spring bar is 4 inches from the bottom of our L-bracket. That's for the six hundred pound system which is what we have here. For the four hundred pound system, it needs to be 3 inches from the bottom of the L-bracket. Now, if for some reason that didn't work out, you'll need come back to the tilt of your head and add or subtract washers. If you run out of washers, you may need to adjust the height of your L-bracket. The next thing we need to do is lock in the tilt of our head by torquing it down to the manufacturer's specifications. Now, we're ready to take our included tool and put our spring bars into place on the L-bracket. To make it easier, we can raise our tongue jack. How the tool works is it goes underneath the spring bar and hooks into the L-bracket. You want to stand off to the side to avoid injury. Because we left our L-brackets loosely installed, they have adjusted to accommodate our spring bars. Now, we can install a tension bracket to keep our spring bar in place. With that in place, we can now torque down our L-bracket bolts. With everything installed, let's go ahead and lower our jack. Once you get to your destination, in order to disconnect, you want to raise your tongue jack all the way up and this is going to make it easier to safely remove your spring bars. We can go ahead and remove our tension bracket. Now, we can just remove the spring bar from the L-bracket. We'll just repeat the same process on the other side. With our spring bars disengaged, we can go ahead and take them off. Now, we can just lower it back down, uncouple it and we've got it. That's going to complete our look at the Reese Light Duty Weight Distribution System with sway control at six thousand pounds gross trailer weight and six hundred pounds tongue weight, part number RP66558.


Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 4K GTW, 400 TW - 66557

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (137 Customer Reviews)

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.

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I've used this for about 20,000 miles with my 3000 lb camper trailer and found it to work well. I use an electric trailer jack to hook and unhook. I am able to pull at higher speeds, e.g. 70 MPH and with crosswinds. Made my pulling experience much more pleasant! 383041



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Haven't had a chance to tow our R-pod180 with our 2015 Jeep JKU Wrangler yet, but the installation went smoothly. Read and understand the directions first, and you shouldn't have any issues. You'll need a BIG torque wrench (or a BIG breaker bar) to properly tighten the hitch bolts. Take the time to set everything up according to the directions. Overall, this appears to be a quality product. I'll update the review after we've put a few hundred tow miles on it. 254854



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The Reese 66447 is just right for my single axle 3500# GVWR utility trailer. My slope mower is right at the maximum allowed net weight and the trailer is maximum allowed width. So sway and wander on these twisty WV back roads is not acceptable. This hitch restored my tow vehicle front height to normal and there was no sway or wander in the mountains. The install was easy and removal/replacement was quick. Very well made for a light application like this. In slow maneuvers the friction pads are LOUD, but when cruising I did not notice them. The delivery and follow-up from etrailer.com was first rate too. 388491


Comments

It still deserves the 5 star rating.

Rooster - 06/03/2018

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I bought the 4,000 lb Reese weight distribution system for my 3,500 lb GVWR pull behind trailer. I did install it myself and it works just like it says it does. It does make a loud noise when turning that is annoying. So I would recommend getting the chain type and not the friction one. But then you need the sway control arm. I did have the same problem another writer posted about that the brackets that hold the tension arms were the wrong ones and the holes did not line up but etrailer sent replacements right away that where the correct one. The hitch does not come with a ball so I brought it to a local trailer company that installed my trailer brakes and bought a ball from them for $11 and they installed it for free. It takes a thin wall socket and 140 foot lbs of torque! Otherwise it was simple to install myself. As long as you have a 3/4 in socket 1/2 in drive. Also, be aware that the trailer tongue arms dimensions must be no more than 1 1/2 in wide and at least 3 1/2 in tall or it will not fit. I would recommend calling the company to insure to get the correct weight distribution system so if you have a problem later they will have to honor it. 471076



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Yes, everything has worked out great! I attached a picture of the race car trailer hooked up to my 2011 Tahoe PPV. Made several trips this summer of at least 3 hours or more,fully loaded, and it towed perfect. The only thing I ended up having to do, was modify the solid drop hitch. Had to shorten it by 2" because it would bottom out occasionally. You guys have always given me great service, technical advice, and selection of products to work from. 583287



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Etrailer folks very helpful in getting right parts. 655080



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Perfect solution for my tow vehicle and trailer combo. The ride is much better with no sway not even when passing tractor trailers. 617108



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Works great. I tow a 3,500 lb bayside pop up camper with my 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. Without the weight distribution and sway bars the system would be unsafe to tow at freeway speeds. With the system it is solid and I have felt comfortable even on winding mountain roads. Installation was straight forward and took 1-2 hours. I would absolutely get a system like this that is backup capable. The brake pad material is holding up well after 1 year. 505033



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Just as I expected. 486674



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Quick shipping. Clear directions. etrailer is a well organized seller. As with other Reese products, top quality. If your level trailer has a top-of-the-ball height of 13" or so, be aware that the weight distribution system may put the hitch pretty close to the road (perhaps a clearance of 6"). OK for us on the Interstates, but would be a problem if you are hauling over uneven terrain. 462576



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I'm very happy with this weight distribution/antisway hitch. Hopefully I will be able to find some new friction pads when they wear out. It was very noisy at first, but now that it is broken in the friction pads don't make so much noise. 371484



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Awesome product variety and great communication! Will shop here again 332206



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I have used it several times to pull a 3000 lb travel trailer and it has worked very well. My tow vehicle stays level and swaying is damped. The setup is straight forward but takes a little time. I did it in a flat paved parking lot. I added an electric jack on the trailer tongue. This makes attaching and detaching much easier. The only issue I have is that the pads the springs rest on have pieces broken off. I ordered a new set but one side chipped off the first time I used them. 311487



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We like the end result of using this hitch with our travel trailer. However, there are some quality issues. I have attached a photo that shows how the holes in two of the frame bracket assembly pieces did NOT line up. The holes in the other two pieces did align. Also, we had to replace the friction pads, after only one trip, and are still having a problem with one side having more tension on it than the other side. BUT, we are still very glad we are using the hitch, it has made such a difference in traveling with the trailer. 229267



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Product itself is very good. Instructions and phone support are terrible if you are new to this stuff. Eventually figured it out through trial and error. Helps to have the right tools and a second set of hands. Works great! 152409



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Good price ,in stock, and easy to install, etrailer makes finding the right hitch easy 662327



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


When I upgraded my trailer, I was told the Pro-Series #800 hitch, with a separate sway control would be fine. I apparently don't set the sway control tightness the same everytime, so I experienced various levels of sway and bouncing with that hitch. So, I did some research and I bought the Reese Steadi-Flex 1000# w 6 point sway control. It was a night and day difference. No more anxious moments and my confidence even grew when the trailer behaved in gusty cross-winds and when the big trucks would pass. I had to do some running around to complete the assembly, since I didn't have all of the right sized tools; But, so happy with the results. 688166



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Very heavy duty. Well made and easy to assemble. It “groans” a bit in tight turns until you shoot the trunnion bars with lube at the hutch end. Otherwise a really nice piece of equipment for the price. Does a terrific job stopping bounce and sway. 638561



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


easy to install and can back up with this hitch 405982


Comments

great

jim c - 07/15/2018

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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Placed my order on Wednesday and Received it on Friday. And everything seems to be just as expected. Thanks 340816



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


I have always towed my trailers with my Ram 2500 on just the ball hitch, recently we decided to take a trip that involved a lot of highway travel and I thought I might like to have some sway control. After comparing many different types of sway controls I found this to be the most simple and efficient. We traveled several thousand miles with out any sway problems at speeds up to 80 mph. This product works exceptionally well and was very easy to install and store. I had no trouble with tight turns or backing up. I would recommend this hitch for anyone who intends to tow a large trailer on a major highway next to large trucks. Awesome hitch, you won't be disappointed. 542540


Comments

Still working, great product

Ray - 07/17/2019

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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Very happy with performance of this setup. Easy to setup, easy to hookup and QUIET! 625391



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


This hitch worked amazing! Not the easiest to install, but worked really well!!! Definitely leveled the truck and made the load easy to tow! 636348



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Made installation of the P3 brake controller a breeze in my Nissan Frontier. 487001



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Easy to install. No sway. Easy hookup and disconnect . Love being able to back up without unhooking the bars. I get positive impressions from fellow campers. You need to lmprove packaging. It arrived in a jumble of torn up cardboard and parts. Fortunately all the parts were thier. 480037



- RP66560
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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


This equalizer/anti-sway hitch was a tremendous improvement over the Pro-Series that I previously used. This greatest advantage was the ability to drop the hitch 4" over the 3" drop of the Pro. This put less pressure on the bars to place them into the slide brackets with the tool. I was not trying to pull the truck down to make it level. 438066



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


I purchased a Reese Load Distribution Hitch #RP665161 from etrailer. The hitch was delivered as promised within a week. I have assembled the unit in my garage and will install it next week when my 29 ft. toy hauler trailer arrives. It appears to be very well made and very sturdy as advertised. It arrived with all the parts and pieces in good condition and the price was very fair. I will write another review after installation as to how well this hitch performs. I am very satisfied with etrailer and their service. Paul P. 440196



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Thanks for the technical help and advise on selecting the proper hitch for my application. The hitch arrived on the date you promised-thank you again. It came in what appeared to have been a box at one time (lol) completely destroyed and open. Thankfully all parts appear to be there. I am very happy with the quality of the Reese Steady Flex hitch RP66559 and look forward to many years of towing. E-Trailer is anyones BEST on line source for your equipment needs. Thanks very much- Bob Sac 290567



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


I got this particular Load Distributing / anti sway hitch for my 2016 Jayco Octane 222 toyhauler because it was one that would fit on the tongue with the rack. This Year of the 222 has a large rack behind the propane tanks that holds a generator and 2 batteries. This makes the space avail for the brackets that fit on the trailer frame / tongue a bit small/narrow, and the distance from the ball to these brackets is not very adjustable. I think it was about 27 inches. This Hitch has worked FANTASTIC. The drop shaft is VERY adjustable, and the ball angle is VERY adjustable. Trailer pulls fantastic no issues with sway. The Jayco Octane 222 is not a terribly large trailer, but even in windy conditions minimal mvt from the trailer. The one downside is the shank and ball portion of the hitch are heavy. The sway/load dist bars come of easily with a pin, so it makes moving the hitch easier, but she's got some mass. I would recommend this hitch, and I think if we ever sell our current trailer, I'll keep this hitch for the next one. 452149



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Purchased this Reese Stedi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control to use on our 2016 Silverado pulling our new 26' Winnebago Travel Trailer. Just returned from a 300 mile round trip and really enjoyed the way it handled as we drove both flat ;land and Arizona mountains with steep grades and curves. Really handled well. Hook up with the spring bars was a snap and feel rally safe with this system. This was the first trip with our new trailer and we were most delighted with the way that the truck and trailer worked together. Always knew Reese made good products and would happily recommend this system and etrailer. Thank you -- 549909


Comments

Working good however, I get some up & down bounce in the front of the truck. Checked with customer service and determined that I needed to change the head angle to put more weight on the front of the truck. Made that change but have not yet pulled the trailer. Will in about two weeks and then will know if I helped it or not. I feel sure that I have made the right adjustment., Thanks etrailer for your help.

Victor - 08/04/2019

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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Very helpful, thanks so much! 501761



- RP66560
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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Provides great stabilization, I have never felt a bit of sway. Bars need to be lubricated every time where they rub on the head or they make a ton of noise when making low speed turns. Also have had to tighten the pads on the frame multiple times they seem to loosen up. Other than that I’ve been very happy with the system. 489481


Comments

Still need to tighten pads a lot. Only uses rear pads and that pad has crumbled quite a bit. Used a heavier duty grease on the bars where they move on the head and it seems to cut down the noise and having to do it every time.

Vince - 03/26/2019

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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Tow bar works great - towing a 35 'travel trailer and have had no issues. Tracks great with very little sway. Takes a vew extra minutes to hook up, but well worth hte time. 448452



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Excellent customer service and helpful installation video online. I was disappointed in the quality of the product (not etrailer's fault) due to poorly tapped holes and paint in the holes that made assembly slightly more difficult than should have been required. Just be aware of this so you don't cross thread any bolts and strip out the threads! 497723



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This system has preformed very well in a lot of different conditions. Easy hook up and unhooking. The only reason I didn’t give it Five stars is it continues to be a little noisy when turning which is not an issue for me . It could be for others. 472950



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I bought this hitch to tow our family's Coachmen Catalina 22FBS with an early 2000s Ford Expedition. Prior to this hitch we just had a ball and friction sway bar. Rightly so, it is night and day difference between the two. My wife and I both take turns towing and the sway bar never really made either of us comfortable due to bucking and sway next to other large vehicles on the highway. With this hitch there is no more bucking and very little sway. What sway there is corrects/dampens itself very quickly. On smooth or gentle hills The two vehicles feel like one and you don't really notice the trailer when towing. I was hesitant about spending the money on this hitch which is why we tried the sway bar first, but now that I have it I absolutely love this hitch and we're both extremely happy to have made the switch. I still have some learning and adjusting to do to get the tow vehicle at the right angle which is something that I think is a bit of a pain to zero in, but I can't really say it's related to the hitch and is more my issue of figuring it out. I'm assuming when I bought this hitch in early 2016 it was new because etrailer was one of the few places I found that was selling this hitch. The price at the time was much cheaper than anywhere else online or locally and the shipping was decent. I live within two hours of the etrailer facility so I can't really provide feedback for shipping long distances. I've never used any other type of weight distribution hitch so I can't speak of comparisons, but I found this to be easy to understand the installation instructions and the use instructions too. 330481



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Ordered Reese Stedi-Flex w/sway control on Monday evening and received it Friday morning of the same week. It will be a bit before I can set it up as my trailer is on order, but i will definitely be a return customer. I appreciated the follow up on the delivery and service. 425262



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Although I won't actually get to use my new Reese RP66560 WDH for a couple more days, I will provide some feedback regarding the assembly at this point and will update my comments after first use.......All went well during assembly, except you WILL need a 1 7/8" socket and appropriate breaker bar/torque wrench to install a hitch ball on the draw bar head assembly. Hmmm....I didn't have a socket that large in my tool box, so I ordered one. Problem was, the new socket was simply too large to fit in the "pocket" where the trailer ball mounting nut is. So, it really helps if you have an excellent set of tools to conquer this challenge. Not sure how I'll handle this one just yet. I also want to add that shipping was ultra fast, so I know the team at Etrailer has their act together. I am going to need additional trailer items, and will be sure to order those from Etrailer as well! A word regarding customer support.......It is all too common these days to see so much critical feedback (mostly justified, I am sure) all over the internet. But at the same time, positive feedback just isn't provided as often as it should be. On that note, I would like to provide some EXCELLENT feedback for Etrailer customer agent Heidi M. Not only did she immediately understand my dilemma in selecting the right weight distributing hitch for my trailer, she was quick to make knowledgeable suggestions of potential hitches that would meet my towing needs. I settled on one of her recommendations that not only fit the bill now, but would also provide room for growth into a larger trailer in the future if needed, all while not breaking the bank. THANK YOU, Heidi M., for being so helpful! 549142



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I can't review the actual use yet since I do not have the trailer yet, however I can review the purchase and delivery. I purchased on a wed evening, needing it for a Monday pickup of my trailer. The standard free delivery stated Monday before 8pm and I was afraid that would be too late, so I paid for 3 day knowing I could at least intercept at UPS and pickup at UPS location. UPS delivered on Saturday so no need. The box was extremely beat up with one flap open. I was afraid a part might have slipped out. I just inventoried every part against the packing list and all is there, The box is extremely heavy weighing about 90 lbs. I took pictures of the box and contents in case I had to claim a missing part but all looks good. If I can edit this review after I pick up my trailer, I will. I am giving 5 star for etrailer shipping and UPS delivery, As a former UPSer I know a box this heavy is bound to be beat up. The packing was really not sufficient to keep the integrity of the box. the contents slipped around loose, I believe that is the manufacturer's lack of proper packing and nothing with etrailer. 544606



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I installed this hitch while my trailer was in winter storage. The instructions were very good, and it was not difficult to install. A few weeks ago I got the trailer out of storage and was able to verify the measurements of the setup were exactly correct. I then towed my 25 foot travel trailer more than 2000 miles and could not be happier with the ease of hookup, unhooking and towing. The weight distribution was perfect and sway control was much better than with the old pro-style chain and torsion bar system I had used for about 30 years. I wanted a hitch that required less physical exertion to hookup and unhook, and I wanted better sway control. This hitch is the answer. It makes some noise at slow speeds, sometimes sounding almost like a horn or a low-pitched squeal, but I believe it is less noisy than other similar products, and it less noisy than my old system. I bought this hitch after doing considerable research, then talking with a very helpful salesperson at etrailer. When I called back with a followup question a couple of hours after I placed the order, I talked with a different salesperson who was equally as helpful. I received the hitch within days of the order. I then sent an email to etrailer with a question. Within about a day, they replied with a message from the manufacturer that answered my question. Over the years, I have purchased several items from etrailer and have always been pleased with their service. I strongly recommend this Reese Steadi-Flex hitch and etrailer. 489150



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Package arrived on time and intact. Instructions adequate. Installation w/o problems, good quality hardware. Hooking up took 1/2 hour the first time, now down to about 15". My 28ft TT pulled by a 2016 F150 ext. cab w/ 3.5l eco engine was much more stable than with my old wt distributing hitch and one friction bar sway control. Felt passing trucks and crosswinds a lot less. Can actually use the cruise control. Glad I bought it, highly recommend it. 425873



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Received by hitch in a timely manner and in an intact box. I opened it to make sure all parts where delivered. This thing is built like a tank. No doubt that it will do the job come towing time. 609232



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Outstanding Job to the etrailer team on communication, all the way from receiving my payment to hitting my doorstep they let me know where my order was. I was impressed with the hitch setup the way it’s designed. Now the only thing I was disappointed about was the way the Ball nut sets up into a cavity and if you don’t have a socket to get to it , you better round one up before it gets delivered. I think that information needs to be added to the description. 476071


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Joe, A 1-78” socket and torque wrench capable of manufacturers specified torque is needed for assembly. If needed, your nearest body shop or RV dealer will have tools necessary for hitch ball assembly. A fee may be applicable.

-- Heather A - 02/16/2018

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- RP66560
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For the most part this has been an easy WD system to live with. I tow a 25' travel trailer with a '12 Ram 1500 and it tracks straight even in strong cross winds. I was also suprised at how turning radius doesn't seem to be affected with it attached. My only complaint is how the covers for the ends of the weight distribution bars are secured. The little pins are placed so far to the end that a small movement in the cover allows them to be completely ineffective at securing the cover. This is important because these covers keep the WD bars from slipping off their resistance pads. Thankfuly so far I haven't had a cover slip or bounce open allowing the bar to release its tension after slipping off the pad. I can't imagine that would end well at highway speeds. I've traveled about 5,000 miles with this hitch and so far so good. Hopefully it stays that way. Lastly if these were designed this way on purpose, it would have been nice to have had a note about it in the manual to ease ones concerns. 409535


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The hitch is still performing well, but the bar covers continue to concern me.

Allen K - 07/23/2018

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- RP66558
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Working well for my Boat Trailer with surge brakes. I'm happy I went with this 600/6000 LBS version instead of maxing out the 400/4000 LBS version on my 380/3700 LBS rig. I'm now towing legal again since down-sizing my tow vehicle to a 2015 Ford Flex, AWD, V6 EcoBoost, Even with the factory tow package the Flex is only rated for 200/2000 without WDS, but 450/4500 with WDS. I did a couple trips to my local lake before WDS (30 mile round trip via 45 MPH roads) and the Flex felt safe for that distance/speed, but it had a lot more trailer jolt and was not quite as stable as my old GMC Envoy XL. The WDS has improved the towing stability and ride well beyond my expectations, and is now even better then towing was with buddy's full-size Pickup. I did have to use a Pole-Tongue Adapter (RP58393), and customize the adapter mounting to my trailer, but I can already tell this added hassle and expense will be well worth it for the long-haul trips I do a few times a year. 228117



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I installed this on my 2011 Jayco 32BHDS hooked to a 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD single rear wheel. I’m in love with this set up. It has superior sway and bounce control compared to the other style that uses the L shaped weight distribution bars with separate sway control. My only complaint is that this hitch is excessively noisy when making tight turns through the campground or turning at intersections. If the noise exists at highway speeds, it is not even noticeable. I still gave this hitch a 5 star rating though, because it does a perfect job of weight distribution and sway control, and the noise doesn’t have anything to do with that part. It does what it promises. The noise is acceptable due to the great performance. 557551



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Good fast service, haven't had a chance to install yet but appreciate the fast delivery 344237


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So far no problems. Really like it.

Patrick K - 02/21/2018

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- RP66560
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I was able to select the proper hitch, on the phone, with the help of a product expert. This on phone help was available on Sunday afternoon. My application involved a 10,000 lb, "V" nose trailer with limited space for the frame rail brackets. The selected hitch allowed the brackets to be mounted as close as 27" to the hitch ball. This worked with the reduced space of the "V" nose of my trailer. The hitch also incorporated sway control without a separate sway control friction device. This eliminated bolting additional hardware to the trailer tongue. The hitch was delivered, when I needed it ,the following Wednesday at a modest delivery charge premium. The installation went smoothly and the first tow experience was very satisfactory. 305135



- RP66559
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Fast delivery, easy, straightforward installation and setup. This is a nice hitch! My only gripe is that it can't be ordered without the shank, which was too short to let me open my F150 tailgate and had way too much drop, which would have required cutting off. (Luckily a friend had a longer shank with less drop and we were able to swap.) 548206


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