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Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank and hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW part number RP66022 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66022

  • WD Only
  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Shank Not Included
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Reese

High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank and hitch ball sold separately.


  • 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
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
    • Curved ends are designed for use with dual-cam sway control (RP26002 - sold separately)
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved with serrated-washer design - no more piling on washer after washer
  • Forged, raised ball platform on head eliminates need for raised hitch ball
  • System includes head assembly, lift brackets, trunnion spring bars, lift chains, and all necessary hardware
    • Adjustable shank and trailer hitch ball sold separately
      • Ball requires threaded shank with 1-1/4" diameter


  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on a trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Included w/ RP66022Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Adjustable Shank
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • Dual-Cam Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight-distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.

Selecting a Weight-Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.

To determine the proper weight rating for a weight-distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight-distribution system.

Serrated Washer System

Unique Features of Reese Trunnion-Bar Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese system make adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. This is a huge improvement over the standard pin-and-washer method, which involves piling washers - one on top of another - onto a difficult-to-access pin. The serrated-washer system lets you easily loosen, adjust and tighten a single washer and nut on either side of the head for simple, secure positioning.

The trunnion spring bars of this 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, ensuring a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. In addition, these specially designed bars have rounded, hooked ends, making them the only kind of spring bars that can function with Reese's active-style, dual-cam sway control (sold separately).

66022 Reese Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66022 Installation instructions

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Video of Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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

Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution - WD Only - RP66022 Review

So today, we'll be reviewing part number RP66022, this is the Reese weight distribution system, without a shank. It is trunnion bar design. It's going to offer a gross towing weight 12,000 pounds with a maximum tongue 00:00:13 of 1200 pounds. This system is designed to evenly distribute the weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and your trailer for stability and control. It's going to create a more level ride for the both the tow vehicle and the trailer. The trunnion bar spring bars are hot rolled and taped for superior strength and flexibility. The bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride.

It's also going to feature the curved ends that are designed for use with dual cams sway control systems, part number RP26002 and that is sold separately. We flip it around here, I just want to show you the head of the system. So right here, the desired tilt that sometimes we need can easily be achieved with a serrated washer design, so there's going to be no more piling on washers after washers. You see here that we have the serrated teeth on the washer itself, as well as the serrated teeth along the actual head and that's going to allow this piece to slide back and forth. The serrated portions are going to grab into that and then you can just tighten it using the bolt that comes with the lock washer and the nut. So you can get that in place, that's going to be a great design. Right here, this is the hole for the hitch ball.

That is going to measure an inch and a quarter in diameter. It's also going to come with a sleeve or an adapter that can fit in there so that way you can use a hitch ball with a one inch shank as well, so that's what that is. It's got the forged raised ball platform on the head that's going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. So the systems going to include the head assembly, the lift brackets, the churning spring bars, the lift chains and all necessary hardware. The adjustable shank and trailer hitch ball, that's going to be sold separately. You can find that right here at www.etrailer.com. You can also adjust the spring bar tension just by switching the links in the lift chains to fine-tune.

Everything that you need to know is going to be included with the instructions that come with the system. So you can see here that these are easily adjustable. These can easily be installed and removed. It's actually going to feature a grove here on the head and then the bottom portion actually sits in the collar down here, so you can just slide that in here and then it just seats into position, a really easy to use, really easy to get in place. This is going to offer a tongue weight of 600-1200 pounds with a gross towing weight of 12,000 pounds. It is designed to fit a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver that's going to be rated for use with weight distribution system. So you want to make sure that whatever adjustable system that you choose, that it is designed for a weight distribution system. When it comes to the lift bracket positioning, you want to mount about 30 inches back from the hitch ball.

It's going to require approximately five and a half inches of space along the trailer frame. Optional mounts can be in place. We do offer some of those and they're going to be sold separately at www.etrailer.com and those optional mounts are just designed to take up less space along the frame of your trailer if you don't have as much space available. Keep in mind that this will not fit trailer frames wider than two and a half inches. So right here, you're going to have the bolts needed to secure this portion here to the trailer frame that's got the mount hole here in the back. You're also going to have the tension bar. So once you get this setup, and you get your chains connected, the chain is going to apply a lot of tension and so you're going to need help getting this portion up into place as it's in place right now in the position shown. So when it's down, all you have to do is remove that clip. So when it's down or when you're installing it, it's actually going to be in this position here. This bar is going to help you just lift this portion up and get it into place. So that's just an easy assist bar thats going to help with the tension. Once it's in place, you can just install the nice little safety pin here. Goes in there and it's just going to ensure that everything is going to be held in place correctly. So to determine the proper weight rating for a weigh distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight and then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle and then combine those two measurements and that's going to make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system. That's going to do it for today's review of part number RP66022. This is the Reese weight distribution system. .

Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW - RP66022

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank and hitch ball sold separately.

- RP66022

Updated my weight distribution hitch from 800lb to 1200lb. Vanessa helped me get what I needed. It was shipped and delivered quickly and at a fair price. 656367

- RP66022

Package arrived today ahead of schedule and in good condition. Product is as specified and packaged well. Looking forward to getting it setup and working. Don't forget to order a hitch ball and bar if you don't already have one. 578547

- RP66022

Product arrived a day early. ETrailer has excellent shipping. I haven’t installed the hitch yet, however I opened the box right away. All of the parts were there and it was wrapped up very well. No scratches or chipped paint at all. Looks like a very good product. Can’t wait to use it. Thanks ETrailer. 574910

- RP66022

These guys and there product are awesome, prompt delivery was great. Hitch for my van and torsion bar setup for my camper works great 500858

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The purchase experience with etrailer was great. The product arrived in good condition, and I appreciate the security considerations for on-line orders. 496629

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Fast shipping 427801

- RP66022

This is my second weight distribution hitch, which was made by Reese and the first one was used from 1993 to 2017. Although I bought the trunnion bar hitch, as it was the same type as my first hitch, there are changes in the design of the hitch, which I believe will be improvements over the older design. I'm ready to get on the road with this Reese hitch pulling my travel trailer. 422720

- RP66022

Converted from a Reese Round Bar 10000 to this Reese 12000 Trunnion Bar. Great Customer service! 381764

- RP66022

Works great 348265

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Works as advertised. Wouldn't tow car trailer without one 311523

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Excellent product. Very good quality. Couldn't be more satisfied. 307065

- RP66022

Great hitch. Easy to use. works perfectly. Love etrailer. Will use you again. 280726

- RP66022

Over satisfied with the Reese Straight Line hitch!! It does everything it says it will with no question!! I had a regular Reese equalizer and got a lot of sway with my 34 foot Springdale behind my 2016 Ram 1500 ecodiesel, and the Reese Straight Line eliminated ALL of it!! The installation process is a little tricky but with the instructions and the video etrailer has on YouTube, it worked out just great!! Completely satisfied with the help and knowledge from etrailer!!!! 269095

- RP66022

Truck ended up in the shop. Blown engine. We cancelled the order for the time being. Sales rep was very helpful both in helping to order the hitch and canceling the order as a result of the engine problem. I will seriously consider reordering a hitch from etrailer. The rep was very helpful on helping us purchase the right hitch. It was delivered at the approximate time as promised. Unfornately we had to return it as the truck is in the garage. 264722

- RP66022

The product was all it was advertised to be. Easy assembly very heavy duty. I have not towed my 33ft toy hauler camper yet but know it will be satisfactory. I would recommend this product. 222588

- RP66022

Exactly as ordered. Haven't installed yet, but expect no problems. 220211

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Will like say it looks good everything was in the box and I will tell my friends that you are a good company to buy from and it was very fast shipping thanks ted 191209

- RP66022

I received box from UPS and look good. I checked up all parts and last year I bought new travel trailer They installed cheap EAZ elite and drive not safe sway. I decide to replace to new reese.Reason I would like put dual Cam High Performance in new Reese Rp66022 parts that I were ordered few parts in past and I read lot about your company that I like to read Tech experts Q & A. I felt to trust your company, lot feedback and show video and instructions.I knew your company make sure customer happy with it. I not put in hitch my truck for set up and drive yet . Here is snow and cold so I will install in soon. 170723

- RP66022

This was my first encounter with etrailer and I have to say it was hands down the best service I have ever received! Really.. And no I don't work for etrailer!!!!!! We use to live in a country where good service was just a way of life. Today, lets face it, service is terrible! But not etrailer.. I placed an order for this product online and selected the normal shipping method by ground. I immediately got the normal email "thank you for your order". But then I got another email from an actual person, George.. George let me know the product was in their distribution facility and will ship in 24-48 hours.. To my surprise, the order shipped the same day and I received another email from a Frank stating they took the liberty of upgrading my shipping to 3 to 5 days express shipping instead of the normal 5 to 7 days at no charge to me! So my response to this was "wow great service thank you!".. Again to my surprise I received an email from a Nikki who thanked me for my positive feedback. On a side note can you believe, they actually put their direct phone with extension along their email address on the bottom of their emails so you can actually get in touch with them? I didn't think this type of stellar service existed anymore.. Kudos to etrailer.. Ok, I think I almost forgot to write about the actual product.. The product was made very well, hooked up with no issues, and when I had questions on adjustments, you guessed it, i called and emailed folks at etrailer and they actually helped me!!!! They could have sent me a box of cracker jacks and I would have given then an excellent review! :) Keep up the great work etrailer... I won't shop anywhere else for my trailer needs.. 122287

- RP66022

We have used this product in the pas and it works for our application. It will be used for Towing a trailer with implements on it. 121963

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Hitch received in great shape and on time. Quality of material appears very heavy duty. 92425

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Great products, great service and fast shipping. Free shipping saved me $ too. 50099

- RP66022

Lighting fast shipping!! Just received my hitch, and installed it last night. Straight forward instructions really took about an hour and a half by time I had it all adjusted and fit right. It seems to be well made and very heavy duty. I am super pleased with E-Trailer; their customer service is top notch (Andi Rocks!!). I highly recommend E-Trailer for any hauling help.. Ray Z. 47774


Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Can You Backup With the Reese Weight Distribution System RP66022 Installed
    The Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66022 will allow you to backup but if you find yourself needing to do so at too sharp of an angle, that is when you must disconnect the spring bars but if you are just doing so straight back or just slightly angled then you don't need to unhook anything. Please note the above does not come with a shank but you can reuse one you already have or you can obtain the Reese Weight Dist Shank part # RP54970 so long as the 2" of drop is enough.
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  • Is the Reese Weight Distribution RP66022 Too Stiff for 790 lbs of Total Tongue Weight
    The Reese Weight Distribution # RP66022 that you currently have actually isn't too stiff for your application. If your loaded Tongue Weight (TW) is 590 lbs and you have 200 lbs of gear behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle then that means you need a system with a TW range that your 790 lbs (of what we call Total Tongue Weight) falls in the middle of. Since the Kit # RP66022 has a TW range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs you are actually right where you need to be. Keep in mind that the TW...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 1,000 lbs Tongue Weight and 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    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. For an economical option that...
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  • Determining if 2018 Toyota Tacoma Can Pull McKenzie Starwood LE 28SKS Trailer
    Based on my research it looks like the 2007 McKenzie Starwood LE 28SKS has a dry (unloaded) weight of 5,168 pounds and a GVWR (the most it can weight when fully loaded) of 7,800 pounds. I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Toyota Tacoma and found that the towing capacity for the Double Cab can vary between 3,500 pounds and 6,700 pounds depending on your exact model. Because of this large range I highly recommend visiting a local Toyota dealer with...
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  • Which Spring Bars Would be Best 600 lb or 800 lb For Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 and Starcraft Hybrid Antiqua
    When determining the correct spring bars for your trailer you will need to take into account the weight of gear loaded behind the rear axle of the truck and the additional tongue weight loaded in the camper. I believe larger is better but in your case the 1,200 pound bars are too stiff if they are causing the ride to be uncomfortable. I would go with the 800 pound spring bars, item # RP22225, since you will have gear behind the rear axle and gear to load into the camper. With 350...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 GMC Acadia Behind an RV and Carry 4 Bikes and Kayaks
    Weight carrying is the gross trailer weight capacity of the hitch. Weight distribution is a device used to better distribute the tongue weight from a trailer to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. It produces more stress in certain places on the trailer frame and tow vehicle. As such some vehicles/hitches are not rated for use with weight distribution. Dinghy towing means flat towing or towing a vehicle with all of its wheels on the ground. So basically your trailer hitch is rated...
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  • 1,500 lb Tongue Weight Trailer Setup Weight Distribution System Recommendation
    Since you already have a weight distribution system you couldn't also install a second one like the part # RP66022 that you referenced that does have a 12,000 lb total trailer weight capacity. A couple things you should note are that the best way to fight trailer sway is with proper trailer loading. If you can get the tongue weight of your trailer to be 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight you will have the best chance at preventing sway. Also, you said that your loaded tongue...
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  • Adjusting a Weight Distribution System for Best Performance
    The Reese Weight Distribution System, # RP66022, has several points of adjustability depending on your application. The head unit can be tilted toward or away from the trailer which will raise or lower the spring bars. The head can also be adjust vertically and the spring bar chains can be adjusted. What you are looking for is a level trailer with the spring bars parallel with the trailer frame or pointed down slightly. Ideally, you will want 5 chain links between the spring bars and hanger...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2005 Toyota Tacoma Towing a 4,500 Pound Trailer
    First, a trailer tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight when loaded and ready to tow. For a trailer that weighs 4,500 pounds, you are looking at a tongue weight between 450 and 675 pounds. You can use a tongue weight scale, # 5780, to get the tongue weight of the trailer. Once you know the tongue weight, you also have to add in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the Tacoma. If you had 100 pounds of gear in the truck bed behind the rear...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 towing Travel Trailer
    The thing about air bags is they do not distribute any of the weight of your trailer onto the front wheels. However, air bags will help keep your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 riding level when you are towing a trailer. For that reason I would still recommend you get a weight distribution system such as the Reese Weight Distribution System # RP66022. This system should work well with the weight of your trailer that you listed. I attached installation instructions for you to check out. Since trailer...
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  • Safety of Towing Without Weight Distribution System
    You have 3500 lbs to play with here, so towing that trailer should not be a problem. You do not need the w/d system to extend the towing capacity of the hitch, but the systems do have other benefits. Because a w/d system removes some of the tongue weight from the rear axle and transfers it to the front axle of the tow vehicle, using the system can increase performance in steering, traction, and stopping while also decreasing trailer sway. You have a fairly long trailer, and I am not...
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  • How to Identify Weight Rating of Weight Distribution Springs Bars
    Unless there is obvious damage to your weight distribution spring bars - rust, chipped-off material, or a clearly inappropriate bend - they should still be functional. On a trunnion style bar like Reese # RP22225 there is a bend at the trailer end of the bar which engages with the dual cam sway control. On a round bar system there are bends at both ends. The thing is you need to know the tongue weight they are rated for. Spring bars can look very much the same but be rated differently....
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  • How to Flat Tow a 2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI Behind a Motor Home
    To determine if your specific model 2014 Volkswagen Gold turbo diesel can be flat towed you will need to consult the owners manual. If it can there are at least 5 items that you will need. First you will need base plates for the Golf. Roadmaster base plates # 521235-1 will fit 2.0 liter TDI models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Next you will need a compatible tow bar. I recommend the Falcon 2, # RM-520. This is the most popular compatible tow bar...
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  • When Flat Towing a Vehicle How Much Tongue Weight is on the Trailer Hitch
    There are 2 different capacities independent of each other though related. Tongue weight is the downward force or weight on the trailer hitch. So it is pushing down at the back of the vehicle. The gross trailer weight is the weight of whatever it is you are towing. So for your motor home, at most you can tow 4,500 pounds gross trailer weight. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. However, when flat towing a car there is almost no tongue weight because...
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  • Will Using a Weight Distribution System Increase Towing Capacity of Vehicle
    An equalizing hitch or weight distribution can sometimes increase the capacity of the receiver hitch, but the vehicle manufacturers stated towing capacity or rating will always be the final determination of how much the vehicle can tow. Any towing system will only be as strong as its lowest rated component. I would urge you to abide by the stated towing capacity of your truck. Failure to do so can cause the hitch to fail or damage drive train components on the vehicle.
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  • Weight Distribution System for Towing a 20 Foot Enclosed Car Hauler With Different Loads
    When determining the correct spring bars for your trailer you will need to take into account the weight of gear loaded behind the rear axle of the truck and the additional tongue weight loaded in the trailer. I believe bigger is better and safer so I would go with a 1,200 pound spring bar rated system, item # RP66074, for the trailer you are describing. By the time you are loaded and ready to travel your trailer tongue weight will most likely be approaching the mid range weight capacity...
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  • Correcting Sway on 24 Foot Camper Towed By 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    For trailers exceeding 25 or 26 feet in length, using two friction sway controls with one being installed on each side of the trailer is recommended. Since you are so close to that length, going with two units would certainly help. However, when the short (relatively speaking) wheel base of your Grand Cherokee is considered, I do not believe friction sway control will solve your issue. A friction unit will resist sway once it has started. The dual-cam approach actually forces the trailer...
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  • Can I tow a 30 ft Dutchmen Travel Trailer with a 2003 Ford Explorer
    To determine if you can tow your 30 ft Dutchmen travel trailer with your 2003 Ford Explorer, you will want to find the towing capacity of your Explorer and compare that to the loaded and ready to tow weight of your trailer. I did some research on your Explorer and found that the Explorer will have different maximum tow ratings depending on how it is equipped. For 2WD models, if you have the 4.0L SOHC engine without a tow package, then the maximum towing capacity of your Explorer...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 6,000 lb Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If your trailer weighs in at 6,000...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for 22 Ft Enclosed Trailer Weighing 6500 Lbs Fully Loaded
    Determining the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer is very important when selecting a weight distribution system. I have attached an article which gives you step by step instructions on ways to determine the tongue weight of your 22 foot enclosed trailer. Since a trailer's tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the trailer's weight, according to the loaded weight that you have given, I am going to assume that your tongue weight will be between 650 and 975 pounds. If your...
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  • Choosing Weight Distribution System for 21 Foot Trail Lite Travel Trailer Towed by 2006 Honda Pilot
    Take a look at the rating sticker on your hitch. If your hitch is capable of using a weight distribution system, two different weight capacities will be listed. A GTW (gross trailer weight) and TW (tongue weight) capacity will be listed, as well as a GTW and TW amount for weight distribution. All of the Class III hitches we offer for the 2006 Pilot are capable of being used with weight distribution. According to my research, the Pilot is rated by Honda for a 3500-4500 lb towing capacity...
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  • Truck Sags from Trailer Tongue Weight with Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch
    It sounds to me that you may simply have a weight distribution system that is not rated high enough for the tongue weight (TW) of the loaded trailer. Since your truck is a recent model year I would not expect there to be an issue with its suspension. It is simple enough to measure the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight using scale # 5780. Also keep in mind that if there is any cargo in the bed that sits behind the rear axle, such as a generator or big loaded cooler, this cargo weight...
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  • How Much Weight Can a 2003 Ford Explorer V6 Tow With a Reese Weight Distribution Hitch
    You will need to check with the vehicle manufacturer or your specific vehicles owners manual to get the GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating) for your 2003 Ford Explorer V6. Once this is located you will need to subtract the gross weight of your vehicle fully loaded from the GCVWR and that will give you the total amount of weight the manufacturer allows for towing. You will also need to determine the weight ratings of the hitch on your Explorer, and whether it is designed for...
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  • How To Keep Trunnion Bars From Coming Out Of Hitch Head On The Reese Weight Distribution, # 66022
    The trunnion bars on your Reese Weight Distribution System, # RP66022, should not fall out of the head assembly when driving down the road or during normal turns. When backing the trailer or turning very sharply the bar could come loose especially if the spring bars are not very tight. You should check the weight distribution head and trunnion head for damage and replace them if needed. You should also review your set-up instructions and make sure the attachment is correct. I would...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 5800 Pound Trailer and 2013 Ford F-150 with Tow Package
    When choosing a weight distribution system you will need to go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight so for a 5800 pound trailer the range would be 580 to 870 pound tongue weight (if the truck bed is empty). If you find that you will be inside of that range then a system rated for 600 to 1200 pounds tongue weight, #...
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  • Can 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude With factory Tow Package Tow 3900-Lb Trailer
    Since you have a 4,500-lb towing capacity on your 2016 Cherokee, you sure can tow a 3,900-lb trailer as you asked. If you do not have a trailer hitch I recommend part # 75998. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. Since you plan on towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch...
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  • Trailer Coupler is Getting Stuck on the Hitch Ball
    There are a couple of things that could cause the ball to get stuck in the coupler when trying to uncouple from the truck. First, it could be bound up in there. Moving the tow vehicle and trailer slightly forward or backward can release the tension and allow the ball to come out as intended. If using weight distribution, disengage the spring bars before uncoupling the trailer. If that isn't the issue then there could be a problem with the coupler. Something may need to be adjusted, cleaned,...
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  • Why Do the Knobs of Trunnion Spring Bars on a Weight Distribution System Wear Out
    Metal to metal friction especially in something that has as much torque and spring bar pressure as a weight distribution system will eventually cause wear. For replacement bars for the part # RP66022 you would want the part # RP66009 as this is the same bar that comes with it.
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  • Should Weight Distribution Trailer Frame Brackets be Able to Move on the Trailer Frame
    The chain hanging brackets on a weight distribution system, such as # RP66022, should be fixed and not able to move. The bars will still be able to move since they hang on chains. So basically, the movement should be at the bars and not the brackets. I have included a link to the right to our informational article on weight distribution and sway control for you.
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  • A Frame Trailer Lacks Clearance For Weight Distribution Snap-Up Brackets to Operate
    You will want to measure from the middle of the lift bracket. If you need short spring bars because the brackets that fit on the trailer frame would interfere with something, then there is another solution. Typical spring bars, round or trunnion style, are going to be around 30 inches long, give or take an inch. The exception is the Curt system, # C17332, which has bars that measure about 28-5/8 inches long. Another option would be to switch out the lift brackets for alternate chain...
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