Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW

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Product Expert Lindsey S's Opinion

Why would I buy this?

  • Because it doesn't just rely on tension to control sway, you won't get a really rigid ride
  • Tends to track better during turns and swerves than 4-point systems
  • If you need a bigger drop or rise, you won't be wasting money by getting a standard shank that you won't end up using. But...

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Premium features carry a premium price tag
  • Bars popping in and out of cams can create a lot of noise, especially when turning
  • You do have to buy the shank separately, so there is that extra step.
Featuring dual-cam sway control to stop trailer sway before it begins, this weight-distribution system has flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars that create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW part number RP66073 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66073

  • WD With Sway Control
  • 500 lbs
  • 600 lbs
  • 700 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Shank Not Included
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Dual-Cam

Featuring dual-cam sway control to stop trailer sway before it begins, this weight-distribution system has flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars that create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control works in a variety of situations
    • Straight-line movement - cams lock in position to hold trailer steady despite crosswinds
    • Cornering - cams automatically unlock and slide to allow full-radius turns
    • Sudden swerving - cams seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize trailer
  • Sway control bolts onto A-frame trailer tongue and attaches to lift brackets via chains
    • No U-bolts or platforms to interfere with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
    • Sway-control cams provide attachment point for spring bars
  • Head assembly has a forged, raised ball platform - eliminates need for raised hitch ball
  • 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
  • System includes sway-control cams, head assembly, lift brackets, 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


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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 trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66073Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Cams
  • Spring Bars
  • Adjustable Shank
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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Note: Dual-cam sway control cannot be used with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III and Class IV hitches only. Should not be used with aluminum trailer frames.


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 Strait-Line Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese Strait-Line 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 the Strait-Line 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. 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.


Weight Distributing Hitch

Dual-Cam Sway Control

Reese's dual-cam sway-control system stops trailer sway before it begins. This is a significant improvement over traditional friction-style controls, which help to correct sway only after it has already begun. This specially designed system uses unique sliding devices called "cams" to suspend the spring bars of your weight-distribution system. One end of a cam bolts onto your trailer's frame, and the other end attaches to the lift bracket via the lift chain. The rounded, hooked ends of the spring bars then sit in these cams. The controlled placement of the spring bars keeps your system secure while still allowing enough movement for free, easy interaction between your trailer and your tow vehicle.



Dual-Cam Sway Control Turning

During basic, straight-line towing, the cams lock in place and hold the trailer steady by applying constant, consistent pressure to both sides. This keeps the trailer from swaying in crosswinds. When you go into a turn, the cams unlock and slide to allow a controlled, full-radius maneuver. If you swerve suddenly, the cams will give to accommodate the movement while still working to obtain a straight angle, thereby maintaining control of the trailer.




66021 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar



RP66073 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP66073 Installation instructions


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Video of Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Review of Reese Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - RP66073

Today we're going to take a look at the Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution with the sway control. Has a 10,000 pound gross towing weight capacity and an 800 pound tongue weight capacity. Now this high performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution and sway control, with an easy to adjust forged head, nice raised ball platform, the flexible powder coated steel trunnion spring bars, and the dual cam sway control to stop your trailer's sway before it begins. Now the tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. So if the bars of the system you choose are rate it too high for your setup, that'll create a rigid ride which can result in a bouncing trailer. And on the other hand, if the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.So to determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight and then add the weight of the cargo that'll be behind the rear axle of your towed trailer.

So these two measurements combined will make up the tongue weight rating for your weight distribution system. Now this will evenly distribute the weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and your trailer for stability and control. Creates a nice, level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. And the automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control right here will work in a variety of situations. In a straight line movement, these cams right here will lock in position and they hold the trailer steady despite any crosswinds.

In cornering, this cams will automatically unlock and slide to allow full radius turns, and in sudden swerving the cams will seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize your trailer.This sway control does bolt onto your A-frame trailer tongue and it attaches to the lift brackets via have these chains right here. So there's no u-bolts or platforms to interfere with your frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, tool boxes, generators. Now the trunnion spring bars right here, these are hot rolled and tapered for Nice superior strength and flexibility. The bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain to give you a controlled, even ride. And the curved ends right here, you can see these are designed to be used on the dual-cam sway control.

This weight control cams provide the attachment points for your spring bars. And you can adjust the spring-bar tension by just switching links in these lift chains right here. You can just fine-tune it by putting in the correct link you need.Now on the head here, it uses a forged raised ball platform on the head, eliminates the need for a raised hitch ball, and you can get your desired tilt of your head by just using the serrated washer design. These two blocks right here, they have serrations on it that'll match it on the head here and you just loosen that, tilt your head in the correct tilt you need, tighten that bolt down and it'll hold it in the correct position you need for your application. A lot of the systems keep piling on washers to the correct tilt.

You don't have to do that with this system.Now this system will include everything laid out here on the table. The head assembly, the trunnion spring bars, the lift chains with the hardware, the lift brackets, the snap-up handle, which should be used when you hook up your chains and then you'd go to lift the bracket up you can put this handle in there to put it in the correct position, because you will need a little pressure to pull it up on. And then the pin's right here to lock it into place. And it also comes with the sway-control cams with the hardware to install those.Now the adjustable shank and the trailer hitch ball is sold separately. The ball will require a threaded shank diameter of one and a quarter inches. Tongue weight capacity on this is 400 pounds to 800 pounds. Gross towing weight capacity is 10,000 pounds. This will fit either a two inch by two inch or two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution systems. And the lift brackets right here, the positioning on those, these will mount about 30 inches back from your hitch ball, and it requires about five and a half inches of space along your trailer frame to mount these to. Now if there is a problem with space on your trailer frame, they do offer optional mounts we do sell separately on a website, that will take up less space on your trailer frame. And this will not fit trailer frames wider than two and a half inches. It does come with a nice set of detailed instructions that will describe how to set everything up.But that should do it for the review on the Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution with sway control. 10,000 pound gross towing weight capacity, and 800 pound tongue weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW - RP66073

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Featuring dual-cam sway control to stop trailer sway before it begins, this weight-distribution system has flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars that create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately.

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Reese RP 66073, install on a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Used a drop shank because my truck (stock) hitch sits at 19”. Bought this product for a 7’X18’ V-nose trailer, system has a “standard” neck and this system is essentially perfect, had concerns at first. System is understandably overkill at first thought. I plan on pulling in the neighborhood of 9000lb from the coast of GA to Colorado Springs. I did not want to revisit this later on or part way through my trip! So getting this system should prevent any of the sway and weight sag during my haul. First day of install, system seems to work very well! Had concerns about the trunnions staying on at full turn but a full day of in town driving with and without load and zero issues. My setup is not a “forget it’s back there” configuration but a noticeable difference in pulling quality and stability overall! Finding something in the realm of 450’ pounds to torque the hitch ball is hard to do unless your in a specialty field. An install video online claims the rivet helicoils are 9/16, the system I received calls for an 11/16 hole for the helicoils. Local hardware stores skip right over 11/16 so if your at a lowes or the like, you will have to go with a unibit if this is the route you choose to take be very careful because going to the 11/16 setting will make for a loose fit for the rivets!! If you have the option I would suggest a 5/8” bit and file to get that snug fit that is required to ensure engagement on closed frame trailers! Other than that install was relatively painless. Lots of pulling and tightening if your having to install this manually!! 567887



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The hitch itself is great. Took some time to dial it in. My trailer sits 28” high the Instructions only go up to 26”. So it took some time to get it to work. But once I got it dialed in everything else was easy. 683708



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This is one of the best hitches I've used. We took a trailer to Burning Man last year, traveling 2100 miles each way from Florida. Up hills, down hills, 6% grades and all. If a truck passing managed a bit of a sway in our 21' trailer, touching the trailer brakes, using the brake controller, set it back in line. Set the trailer level and it works great! 679306



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This hitch is much easier to set up, hook up and unhook than the hitch it replaced! I have been around Reese Hitches for 50+ years. They are hard to beat! 664493



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Received my order in record time. Everything was well packaged and arrived in good condition. The assistance and recommendations I received were very helpful. I have ordered numerous items previously from etrailer and have always been well satisfied with the products and the price. The etrailer folks are my choices for trailering parts and supplies. 601779



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A little noisy, but excellent control of trailer; fully adjustable 524645



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Made a huge difference in how the travel trailer handled crosswinds and passing larger trucks. Great recommendation! 492349



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Better Price than my normal distributor and they had it in stock. quick delivery. will order again and again! 325467



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Excellent customer service, great product. I can't imagine driving down the road without it. 276627


Comments

Thanks for following up. Im still using the product without any issues whatsoever. We are getting ready to take a trip up into the mountains of NC and wouldnt want to haul the camper without it.

Jon - 01/06/2018

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Hi Guys, Again you have delivered exceptionally! I've received my order correct and in full! I have ordered from you guys a number of times now and have never received a bad shipment. Thank you so much for your great service and keep up the great work! Ryan 185805



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Very good service and excellent product. 162139



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Good price, timely shipping, knowledgeable people. Thanks! 144077



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We just returned from our first trip from Oregon to Montana. It was extremely windy and gusty both ways. This hitch is amazing. the wind and passing trucks never once caused the trailer to sway. It sometimes caused the trailer and SUV to move sideways slightly but always as a unit and always kept the trailer in a straight line with the SUV. It is easy to hook up. I recommend it. 45095



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What a great company to work with. I had some trouble determining which hitch I needed. One phone call and they explained everything I needed to know. I have already made more purchases from etrailer. Thanks guys, 27292


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