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Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Shank Not Included
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Heavy Duty
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 - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW part number RP66074 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66074

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: 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 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
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66074Required - 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 use with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III and Class IV hitches only.



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.




66074 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar (66022 and 26002)



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Video of Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - 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 RP66074 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number RP66074. This is Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control. It is a trunnion bar design. This system is created to evenly distribute the weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control, which ultimately is going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. It's going to feature automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway controls. It's going to work in a variety of situations, such as straight-line movement. In that situation the cams are going to lock in position and they're going to hold the trailer steady despite crosswinds.

It's also going to work in a situation such as cornering, where the cams are automatically going to unlock and slide to allow full radius turns. It's going to work in those situations where you can't help but encounter sudden swerving, and the cams are going to seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize your trailer. The sway control system is this system here. It simply just bolts onto your A-frame trailer tongue and its going to attach to the lift brackets using the hardware and the chains. You don't have to worry about any U-bolts or platforms that are going to interfere with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, tool boxes, or generators. Now the trunnion spring bars are hot-rolled and they're going to taper for superior strength and flexibility. These bars are actually going to flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a nice, controlled, smooth, even ride.

The sway control cams are going to provide attachment points for the spring bars. You can see here how the spring bars just sit on top of the sway control system. The spring bar tension is adjustable. All you have to do is twist the links in the lift chains to fine-tune your system. You can see that there.

You can set it to whatever is best going to work for your application. I'm going to turn this around and look at the head assembly real quick. The head assembly is going to feature a forged, raised ball platform. That's going eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. Now desired tilt is going to be easily achieved. This system is going to feature a serrated washer design.

That's going to allow the head to pivot as needed, so you don't have to worry about piling on washer after washer just to achieve the desired tilt that's best going to suit your application. This system is going to include the sway control cams. It's going to include the head assembly, your lift brackets, your spring bars, your lift chains. It's going to include a snap-up handle as well as all necessary hardware for a complete installation. The snap-up handle is assist on this. It's going to help you gain leverage. Whenever you want to fine-tune your system, there's going to be a lot of tension on your chains, so the snap-up handle is going to allow you the release the chains to a down position so you can fine-tune your system. Then, again, when you connect the chains there's going to be tension, and the snap-up handle is going to allow you to raise the bracket up into place to install your pins to hold it into position. So that's just a great feature to have. It's really going to help you during your installation, or when you choose to uninstall, or when you choose to fine-tune your system. So it's just a great accessory to have. Again, it's just a leverage bar to help you make it easier on you to adjust, or install, or uninstall. Now it is going to require an adjustable shank and a trailer hitch ball. Those are going to be sold separately. You can find them right here at etrailer.com. When choosing the hitch ball, the ball's going to require a thread shank with a inch-and-a-quarter diameter. If you must use a 1-inch shank ball, then you need to use the included bushings to reduce the hole size in the ball mount. Again, that is going to be included. It's going to fit in there. It's going to reduce that opening from an inch and a quarter to a 1-inch hole. You're also going to get an included shim kit. This shim, it's optional to use, and it only needs to be used to fill any gap between the weight distribution head and the hitch bar on the adjustable shank. It's going to go in there. Again, it's just going to take out any slack or any gap that you may have. That is completely optional, but they do include that for you. This system is going to offer a tongue weight of 600 pounds to 1200 pounds, with a gross towing weight of 12,000 pounds. It is designed to work with a 2-inch by 2-inch and a 2 1/2-inch by 2 1/2-inch trailer hitch receivers that are weighted for use with weight distribution systems. You just need to remember that that adjustable shank is going to be sold separately. When positioning your lift brackets, you want to mount them about 30 inches back from the center of your hitch ball. They are going to require about 5 1/2 inches of space along the trailer frame and they will not fit trailer frames wider than 2 1/2 inches. They have the set bolts back there. That way you can get it tightened and positioned down. Again, you're also going to get all the hardware that's necessary to fully install the sway control brackets on your A-frame trailer tongue. This is made from a nice steel construction. It's also going to feature a black powder-coated finish on it, so it's going to stand up really well against rusting and corrosion. That's going to do it for our review of part number RP66074. This is the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control. .


Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW - RP66074

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (42 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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I have been using this hitch for about 2 years now on my 20' flatbed trailer. It has been done everything I expected and excels at what it is designed to do. I have had my trailer loaded up to it's max weight (12k) on more than one occasion and this hitch keeps everything nice and level. I have never experienced any sway, but I am careful to load the weight on my trailer correctly. I had to use a drop shank #RP3344 since I have a 6" lift and 35" tires. My trailer sits perfectly level. etrailer is awesome - fast shipping and top notch customer service!! 121781



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Wow-this fixed my issue. I have a Silvarado 2500 and pull a 36ft Puma camper. Weight distribution was not an issue with my truck but my trailer swayed a lot. After installation no sway issues at all. 25-30 mph winds on interstate no issues at all. No sway!!! Great product!!! Glad I did not go with the friction sway control. The system allowed me to back up with no issues. Even had to do a tight u-turn inside the camp with no issues. No noise. Can not believe what a difference this makes in pulling my camper. I still think I can make a few adjustments to make it better. Installation: took about 4 hrs-but most of that time was finding another drill bit after drilling 3 holes the bit chipped. So really could have installed within 2-1/2 hours. Very easy to install. If I had watched the video first I could have installed even faster. You will need some heavy duty tools but my in-laws had the tools. 292196



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I got this to pull a trailer from Virginia, through Canada, to Alaska. After almost 6000 miles, I highly recommend this, in the appropriate weight rating of course, for anyone pulling a heavy load. My loaded trailer was right at 9000 lbs. I first visited the recommendation page and decided on this particular hitch. The route wasn't easy and mostly mountainous, and the Alaskan Highway is nothing to sneeze at. We hit several unmarked rough patches pretty fast. Never once did I have any issues. The truck rode perfectly level, and the trailer never swayed, not one bit. Set up wasn't the easiest, but just read through the instructions a couple times, then find a video covering it. Once you have it set up, hooking up takes just a minute or two longer than just hooking straight to the ball, but not any more difficult. Highly recommend. 398721



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This is a quality product from Etrailer.com. It does everything they claim it is supposed to do. I have used it three times now since having it professionally installed by my local RV Dealer. It has eliminated the sway problems that I had been having at different times on different trips with my 31 foot Rockwood Ultralight 2701SS. Very happy with this product and even more satisfied with the quick and outstanding service from etrailer.com. You wont go wrong with this combination. 231511



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Products: Excellent quality, well built and easy to use/adjust. Installed on a 18ft Enclosed car hauler. Installation: Instructions were easy to follow. Took about 2.5 hours to complete. Be prepared to take a trip to the hardware store if you don't own large wrenches or large metal drill bits. Customer Service: By far one of the best customer service departments I have ever talked with. Took the time to explain all the different products available. After talking with customer service for about 45 mins, decided to go with this setup for my 18ft car hauler. Etrailer.com will be my first stop whenever I need to buy anything for my trailer. 224236



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Awesome weight hitch! I pull a 28" camper with this hitch and its really nice not having to stop and break down the hitch before backing up the camper. I have about 3k miles on this setup and absolutely love it. Its also easier to store when not in use because the chains stay attached to the cams on the a frame of the trailer and not attached to the bars. So the bars arent as heavy. Thanks again etrailer 395414



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Installed this on a 2016 Silverado 1500 2wd dbl cab pulling a 2016 northland 30ft travel trailer. I was having the typical sway issues with crosswinds and passing big rigs etc. I am very pleased that this hitch solved the problem. Good quality product. I installed it myself and I had to buy about $100 in larger wrenches and a good quality step drill bit. 294010



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I had this style of hitch on our previous travel trailer and absolutely loved it . We bought a big fifth wheel RV and are finding that not all parks accommodate these big rv's , so we are going back to a travel trailer again , but I will not pull without this hitch . Etrailer did a great job getting this to me without hassle , but on my error of not reading the description fully , I ordered the trunion bar instead of the round bar set , guess it pays to read everything before you purchase ! 562727



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Installed the Reese Strait-Line Dual Cam hitch a day or so after it was received and everything went very well! Had to make one call to tech support to clarify an instruction on drilling the frame for bracket bolts, and the phone help was great. My advisor knew about the hitch, how it went together and easily answered my questions, giving me the confidence it would be right. Love the hitch, got it in two days, love the service, and the price was fantastic! Thanks to all! 205780



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My local installer didn't adjust the new hitch correctly. The hitch has to be "pointed down in the back" some to adjust the spring tension correctly (this is in the instructions...) Anyway, after readjusting this myself it's GREAT. Much more stable with the strait-line, the chain tensioners don't slide around on the trailer chassis and truck is level. I've recommended this hitch to several other trailer owners. Tundra 5.7L 4x4, Arctic Fox 25Y. 487428



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This weight distribution hitch works s great. however make sure the people you have install it know what they are doing, once installed properly I have had ne issues with it. 332680



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I recently made my second purchase from Etrailer. I was again amazed how quick I received my order. I ordered the trailer weight distributor and the other necessary parts. The parts were heavy duty and were exactly as described. I tow a tandem axle trailer with a payload of 7K, plus another 1K in the bed of my truck. I couldn't be happier with the performance! 234603



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I currently own a WD system with round bars and sway control, which is about 15 years old. This newer system, with trunnion bars and cam sway control, is far superior. And etrailer.com offered the best web price, including free and quick shipping and excellent customer service. I gave been a customer of etrailer for many years! 19177



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Here is my completed setup Everything went nice and smooth, thanks to your installation videos. Thank you! 502552



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etrailer.com was so easy to work with, I would not hesitate to buy from them again. I was disappointed that Reese is now using China to manufacture its products. Prefer to buy American, but the hitch is fine. It installed easily and was shipped quickly by etrailer.com I will buy from them again. 185468



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Have towed 50' rowing shell trailer over 10000 miles so far with this system. Great stability, even better tracking capability. Was a little tricky to set up originally because of non -standard trailer. Got excellent help from trailer expert to get setup dialed in, have had no problems. 348138


Comments

25000 miles, still going strong

Roger P - 03/05/2018

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25000 miles, still going strong

Roger P - 03/05/2018

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I just installed a Reese straight line hitch. Instalation was easy. It took me about 5 hours to install. The instructions included were easy to follow. Some tools needed are large and may need to be rented or borrowed. I'm looking forward to pulling my camper with this new hitch. 53650



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Originally installed this kit on 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing 2015 Summerland 267BGHS TT. Vast improvement over the friction style sway control system that was installed when I bought the TT. Now installed on 2004 Silverado and sway is completely gone. 250873



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Shipping was very fast, and well packaged. Pricing was great and free shipping for such a heavy product, was a big plus. Won't get to install and try this until spring, will review product then. Thanks for a great transaction. 476473



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Fast delivery, great price, cant ask for more? This was to upgrade from 800 to 1200 TW, easy install since I only removed old and replaced new. Takes time to adjust properly but once done no more adjustments needed. 555078



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This product is an addition to peace of mind when I'm towing my camper. The installation was easy - although in all fairness I'm a toolmaker machinist and am well versed with these types of mechanical assemblies. 276797


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Very, very well. Ive had no problems with sway. Follow the setup instructions and youre on your way!

Very H - 07/27/2017

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An excellent weight distribution hitch for pulling a 9500 pound toy hauler. Easy to install and great weight carrying capacity. The anti-sway control really does what it is supposed to do. STOPS the sway! 366114



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This hitch is excellent, I installed it myself in about 1.5 hours. Just follow the directions and do a careful job of measuring. easy to hook up after the initial set up is complete and pulls like a dream. 295138


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Still loving this set up! Have to explain it to some folks, but do so happily

Dave P - 09/15/2017

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The support ETrailer gives is amazing. I had a ton of questions on what hitch to buy. Then I had more when I installed it. They emailed and talked on the phone to support me. Great hitch and great company. 9119



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I was able to speak to a knowledgeable person who answered my questions. Package was delivered quickly. Hitch works great. My truck was really sagging before the hitch but sits about flat now. 182245



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I ordered the reese straitline 12,000 # hitch, and received it three business days later. I have not used this hitch yet, but had an 800# for a previous travel trailer and they work awesome. 336891



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Very fast shipping! Very good instructions, looks to be simple to install and set up. Now I just need to pull the camper to a level area to complete the adjustments. 357270



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i pull a jayco 22fb with a 2007 toyota tacoma and have the dual cam trunion bar sway control system. it has been great! would highly recommend it. 24532



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This is my second purchase of this item. Takes a bit longer to setup, but time invested at the install equals many miles of worry free towing. 373862


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The products are still working hard for me without failure. Great product!!

Hank H - 04/29/2018

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This hitch is outstanding. It totally eliminatedall my sway issues. Installed in about 4 hours. Just take your time. 568047



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Awesome product. Took our camper out for a test drive and this product is perfect. Great shipping and delivery. 138152



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Fast shipping got order in three days. Price was less then I pay from the the suppliers we deal with. 175406



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The hitch was shipped quickly and in good order. I would not hesitate to use etrailer again. 491075



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This hitch system works great and was a great price and fast shipping! Highly recommend. 475256



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The hitch does exactly what it is supposed to do. Haven't had any issues with it. 301110



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Haven't installed yet but delivery time was great and was happy with the price. 364784



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Great setup, easy to install with a little knowledge and the right drill bits 365046



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What a difference with the bars connected , you barely notice the trailer 283384



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Great help, not sure why hitch was twice as expensive as Reese 504317



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Made a huge difference. I barely know I am towing 10000 lbs. 57195



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Very fast service. I have not tried yet. 232164



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Excellent service and quick shipping 226056



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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution


I bought the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW for my 18 foot trailer used to haul just under 10,000lbs of Tractor and implements on winding Tennessee roads with my 2014 Double Cab 4.6 liter Full Bed Tundra. The product works great; I almost don't realize the trailer is there. Everything is level with no drop at the front and 1/2 to1 inch drop at the back depending on what's loaded. There is normally about a 3-4 inch drop in the back. Be aware that the box will be delivered at just over 90 pounds. The installation is not technically difficult, but you will need more tools than the instructions indicate to get everything together. The high torque bolts and as well as the 450 ft/lbs ball torque require some specific large wrenches and sockets. If you go through the instructions and pieces for the actual size of the bolts required, it will save you some running around to find tools. Invest in a step drill bit and it will save some hunting. With everything in place and ready to go, this was a solid 8 hour install with a lot of low to the ground squatting and bending which you will feel the next day. If I were older (46 now), I would have a professional install this. If you do, they will need a fully loaded trailer to finish which you will also need to finish the install. There is one piece in the instructions for installing the optional 1/2" x 1.00" SELF TAPPING SCREW into the snap up braket First, this is not really optional, but the instructions indicate to drill a 9/16" hole for this 1/2" screw which is incorrect and will cause you to not be able to tighten the screw down. The whole should be 1/2". Don't be tempted to put these in before the very last step after everything is hooked up or you will be very unhappy. The snapup brakets get moved around several times between the WD and Sway Control sections. The only negative (if it is negative) is that for my trailer height of 16", the trunnions are only 5 1/2" of the ground which can make speed bumps and the like an interesting experience as the do contact the road as the trailer wheels go over those bumps. If you are converting from a normal ball hitch off the back of the truck to this for the first time, your break away wire and safety chains will now be too short to connect to the truck (in all likely hood). You will likely need to either add to or replace those as well. All in all, the system works great, is technically easy to install with all the correct tools and sufficient time. 193724



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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution


I had experience with towing travel trailers before, but it had been a while. When we decided to buy a new trailer, the hitch setup the trailer dealer proposed just didn't seem right for the job. Doing some research on my own, I came across the etrailer.com site. From the information that was available on the site I was able to focus in on what I thought would be the best fit for my F-150 towing an 8,000 lb + trailer. When I called with questions, I was fortunate that I talked to Wayne--one of etrailer's product specialists. This was like talking to a trusted brother. We discussed a few different brands and the pros and cons; but in the end decided the Strait-Line RP66084 would be the best fit. After that conversation, I did some more research on my own and--besides discovering that Wayne's advice was fantastic and spot on--found that the Strait Line system proposed was top ranked. The features I was looking for: (1) Leveling (weight distribution) capabilities (2) Sway control (3) Safety (4) Tracking (holding the trailer steady behind you when taking curves (5) Ability to back up without having to get out of truck and manually release a brake bar and (6) simple enough to install for a shade tree mechanic. The Strait-Line fit the bill and I'm very appreciative that etrailer.com has experts--rather than sales-focused pushy people--to help you make the right decision. I've pulled my trailer with ease and the Strait-Line has lived up to every expectation. And etrailer.com's price was great and the shipping had it delivered sooner than expected. It's rare when you can say you are COMPLETELY SATISFIED with a product, service, quality, and price--but I can that about my purchase of the Strait-Line RP66084 from etrailer.com 199001


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Greattowed trailer through wind and hail on way to Floridasure glad I had this hitch setup!

Ken W - 06/01/2016

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I can't vouch for the product as yet, because I haven't installed it. I can however comment on the service & etrailers excellent way of updating the progress of the transaction. It was very efficiently & fast. I ordered the hitch on Sunday night and UPS drove up in front of the house on Wednesday about 1:30 pm and delivered it. That is great service by any ones standards. I've read the instructions some & it looks like it will take some time to install this unit. There are a number of tools that are needed to accomplish the task & not all of them are in just everybody's tool box. (unless you are a heavy equipment mechanic) which my son-in-law is, so I had access to everything I needed. A friend also bought this hitch & purchased all the tools needed to do the job so I am all set to strike out and install the hitch, as soon as it takes a turn for the better weather wise. The hitch is a massive heavy duty unit that looks to be able to handle the job with ease. When I get it installed & use it awhile I will repost a review concerning it's use & installation info including the quirks & all the things needed to measure & drill, etc. to put it to use. I again want to thank etrailer for their attention to every detail of the transaction & the prompt service & almost miraculous delivery in such a short time right to my door & in a complete state. (nothing missing) it was very well packaged to stand up to the rigors of shipping.Kudos Etrailer... 59938


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After using this hitch for a year it has performed as well as I could have expected

Dave R - 05/24/2014

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Ive been using the Reese Straight-Line system since 2006, its the best performing distribution hitch Ive owned. I had a traditional round bar set up w friction sway control on my previous trailer. The straight-line gives you an extremely solid

-- comment by: Steve - 06/14/2014

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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 sway control and load distributing hitch seems to work very well. My only gripe would be that the installation manuals for the combo kit (load distributing AND sway control system) are really nothing more than one manual for the one part and another manual for the other part. The problem is that if you start installing the load distributing part first, you realize eventually that you should have stopped at one point and switched over to the other manual. Someone at the manufacturer could definitely do a much better job with writing the manual (and making a single, comprehensive manual for this combo system). That's my only gripe. Because of that (and having a tube frame aluminum trailer with some wiring in my way...which required a couple of minor additional steps, the entire installation took roughly 4 hours) 224503


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Its so hard to remember a year ago, but everything Ive purchased is inserviceable condition. The complete kit load distributing and anti-swayrig is very good. Installation was pretty straight-forward and it seem towork well, though....its tough to tell because I changed work trailers atthe same time as I changed trucks...so the scientific experiment part onlychange one variable went right out the window on that one.no complaints...thats a good thing in my book. :

Modern Y - 09/14/2016

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Company Rep ( Tommy C) was amazingly helpful in doing rapid research with Reese company and determining that my existing system although still functional contained obsolete parts and should be replaced to accommodate second trailer needs. New pets order was immediate and I received all necessary parts on 3rd day from order. Exceptional! Now a design complaint regarding mounting the Reese Sway Control brackets to trailer frame tube (2"x6"-1/8" ) with press in "nut rivets". This frame is not adequately thick enough to accept this attachment procedure unless these items are welded in place to keep them from "stripping out". Holes in frame were correctly drilled per instruction. My machine shop, one of the most respected in Illinois, that this is a very common situation which can only be remedied by a skied welder. This is something that Reese and you should address. Hope this will assist others. Thanks for your excellent service. 196491


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System works perfectly, as expected. Thank you for following up on this issue.

Jim a - 05/26/2016

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I purchased my hitch just before making a trip from the Seattle area to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (about 750 miles each way). I pull a Timber Ridge 250RDS travel trailer (31', 6200 lbs dry weight) with a RAM 2500, and could not be happier with this hitch. It is spendy, but you definitely get what you pay for. 1) It does an excellent job of preventing sway and provides a solid feel, making mefeel comfortable towing at speeds over 70 MPH. 2) I have noticed very little noise coming from the hitch compared to others that pop, creak, and groan. 3) It is very easy to hook up and disconnect, compared to others that involve kicking, prying and loud noises when installing or removing the WD bars. I called etrailer and placed my order over the phone with Karen, and she made sure the order was shipped that day. Excellent service! The only disappointment was that the product had previously been opened, and some mounting hardware was missing. So, when I went to have it installed, the technician had to improvise. Not a big deal, but I wish that had been checked to make sure all of the pieces were there, since it had been previously opened. 200973



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I bought two 66130 weight dist. and sway sytems one was put on 3/4 diesel and the other on 3/4 gas bought worked great had no problems with installation,only thing I needed was the shim #58207 for the head assy. and shank if you have a gap. Called Sequent products which is part of reese and drawtite,sent me the shim and all was great 31850


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  • What is the Best Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for a 8,200 Pound Travel Trailer
  • We will plan for the maximum gross trailer weight of 8,200 pounds. The dry tongue weight, 910, is right around 15 percent of the 6,300 dry weight. We can then estimate at 8,200 pounds trailer weight our tongue weight is 1,230 pounds. Since your tongue weight will be somewhere between 910 and 1,230 pounds, Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution system, part # RP66074, would work perfect for you. It has the Dual-Cam Sway Control System which is the best system for a larger trailer, especially...
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for an Eaz-Lift Weight Distribution System
  • The Eaz-Lift weight distribution systems use independent friction-style sway control, also known as bar-style sway control like the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Bar, # 83660. Since your trailers GTW is over 6,000 lbs, we recommend using two sway control units. One on the driver side and one on the passenger side. Two sway control units are also recommended for trailers that are 26 ft or longer. To install these units, you will bolt the ball plate to the side of the trailer frame....
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  • Which is Better Round Bar Weight Distribution or Trunnion Head
  • The difference between the two systems is basically the attachment point. One is not better than the other except that the trunnion bars are a little easier to install than the round bars that require a clip to hold them into the head. For the round bars it is easier to adjust the angle of the ball mount to get the system in the correct position for towing and weight distribution. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch, item # RP66074, is an excellent system that controls sway before...
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  • Weight Distribution / Sway Control System That Will Fit A V-Nose Trailer
  • Yes, the Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch System can be adapted to a V-Nose style trailer. You would need to use an alternate mounting system for the chain hanger brackets. The Bolt on Chain Hanger Kit, item # RP58305, will bolt onto the side of trailer frame. Once installed the chains are attached by raising the trailer tongue and rear of vehicle with the trailer jack. Tubular frames cannot be wider than 2-1/4 inches with this hanger kit, so you will need to be sure and measure before...
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  • Why Can't You Back Up with Friction Sway Control Bars
  • Friction sway control bars are designed to work fine going forward when turning or not but not designed to turn when backing up (backing up straight is fine). It can and likely will damage them because apparently the force being applied to them is different when going in reverse. there is some physics involved that, admittedly, is over my head. I don't know how your EAZ-Lift system is set up but in order to use a second friction sway control bar the head on the weight distribution system...
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  • Can an F-150 Tow a Travel Trailer that Weighs 6,900 lbs
  • There are many factors that affect towing capacities of vehicles. Nearly every component in the power-train and suspension is a factor for the overall towing capacity. The distance between the axles will make a difference also. The longer the wheelbase the less the front suspension of the vehicle will unload when there is weight on the rear of the vehicle. With that being said, the easiest way to determine if your vehicles are capable of towing your 6,900 lb travel trailer would be to...
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a Truck with a 6 inch Lift
  • 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 an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Once you figure out the loaded tongue weight of your setup check out the link I attached to see all of the systems we carry. You will need to select your tongue weight from...
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  • How to Adjust Hitch Head Angle of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch # RP66074
  • The complete installation instructions for the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch # RP66074 are attached for your reference. While these do provide complete adjustment instructions for the hitch head angle the chart you referred to (from page 2 of the instructions) is also provided in the linked photo. The chart includes images of several coupler styles and provides the spring bar height (dimension Y) based on the coupler style and measured coupler height. You might refer...
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  • How To Disconnect Tow Vehicle From Camper with Weight Distribution System After Camper is Parked
  • If you are going to unhitch your tow vehicle from the camper and you have a weight distribution system on your vehicle, you will want to unhook the weight distribution from your tow vehicle. First, make sure the trailer is level and chock the tires so they will not roll. Then, disconnect the electrical connection and safety chains. If you have a breakaway cable, disconnect it also. Next, raise the tongue of the camper with the jack high enough to take most of the weight off of the spring...
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  • How to Ease Attaching and Removing Spring Bars on an EAZ Lift Elite Weight Distribution Hitch
  • The easiest way to take tension off the round spring bars in your EAZ Lift Elite weight distribution hitch is to use the trailer tongue jack to raise the coupled trailer and hitch ball. By using the jack to support much of the tongue weight there will be less force applied to the spring bars and they will be easier to move in and out of position on the lift brackets. For reference I have included a link to our main product page for trailer jacks.
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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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  • 30 Foot Jayco TT Equipped with Friction Sway Control Still Has Sway Problem
  • For a trailer of that length and width, a friction sway control would not be my first choice. Using two sway control units like part # 83660 (one per side) is recommended for trailers exceeding 25 feet in length. A friction sway control unit will resist trailer sway once it begins, but it isn't the most effective solution available. Given its 7000 lb weight, your fully loaded and ready to tongue weight would likely be in the 700-1100 lb range. I'll link you to an FAQ article that shows...
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  • Can Sway Control Be Used on a Trailer that Uses a Pintle Hitch Set Up
  • The only way to use sway control on a trailer that uses a pintle hitch set up is to use the Tuson electronic sway control system # 335TSC-1000. The trailer has to have electric brakes to use this though. When it senses sway it will apply the trailer brakes accordingly to reduce or stop the sway. I have included a link to a video review for you. The only other option is to switch from a pintle set up to a regular ball coupler. Then you could use friction sway control bars or, even better,...
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2-1/2 Inch Class V Trailer Hitch
  • If your Class V trailer hitch has a 2-1/2 inch receiver, then you can use the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, # RP66075. I have included a link to the installation details below. You will also need shank # RP54977, and a properly sized ball like # 63840. According to one of our installers. You could use # RP66074 that you have referenced in a 2-1/2 inch receiver, you would just need the 2-1/2 inch shank, # RP54977. I have included a link to an FAQ article on weight distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a Chevy Silverado 2500 and Keystone Cougar
  • When choosing a weight distribution system you will want to go by the tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then choose a system with a tongue weight capacity range that puts that total weight in the middle of the systems range. If the loaded trailer weighed 8,200 pounds and you had nothing behind the rear axle of the truck, the typical tongue weight would be 10 to 15 percent of the...
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