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

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

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  • 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 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.




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 - WD With Sway Control - 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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (205 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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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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Comments

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This hitch is the perfect hitch for my 32 foot travel trailer. It practically eliminates sway and of course distributes the tongue weight! I highly recommend this hitch of you are having sway. I tried a few others prior but they simply didn't do the job! 614840



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My order came in a timely manner. The free shipping was nice because the hitch set was heavy. It was well packaged too. The hitch had some paint chips and whatnot, likely from banging around during shipping. The directions were crumpled up and mixed inside, but they were fine just had to flatten out. Overall this was the best price on the internet and I’m completely satisfied with my purchase. Will definitely buy from e trailer again 608292



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Im able to pull a 24+2 V Nose loaded with a racecar, 4-wheeler, tools and misc stuff for the track with my half ton. 604055



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I haven't yet used the new hitch but I would like to comment on the etrailer staff and service: the knowledgeable and professional personnel are a pleasure to deal with and they really do help get the order quickly and correctly handled. My compliments to them and to etrailer. 602830



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Great support on product shipments! I owned this hitch previously and it works awesome enough I am getting a second one. 600340



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Very robust construction and the coatings on everything look great. Cannot wait to pick up a Bronco with this system on my hauler now. 594577



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I use this product to pull my 6000 lb Arctic Fox trailer with a Dodge Ram 2500. I received an incredible amount of help from etrailer as to the set up and adjustment of this hitch. Without their expert advice I could never have done the set up correctly. The adjustments are critical to proper performance of the hitch. Etrailer was clearly more knowledgable and more willing to answer questions than was the manufacturer. My trailer pulls perfectly. All is perfectly level, the truck steering is positive with front wheels firmly on the road, the anti sway feature is in great in windy conditions, the trailer tracks and follows my truck in nicely turns, and there is no "bounce" from the trailer loading down the truck. This is a great hitch and etrailer is there to help - and you'll need it! 582744



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



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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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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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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


Comments

Works perfectly as described, i feel very comfortable while towing.

Tim - 02/16/2019

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



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



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



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



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



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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


Comments

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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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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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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Very fast service. I have not tried yet. 232164



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Excellent service and quick shipping 226056



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



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



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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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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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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution


I've had this product installed for about a year. I race motorcycles and installed this on a 35' toy hauler that use at least once a month. Hooking it up to the truck is simple with the sway bars, and it helped to greatly reduce the sway travelling down the road. Toying something that large without a system like this is a safety issue, and I feel much better toying now with it on. 588723



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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution


Everything was delivered as expected. Great company. 5++++ 301757


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  • I looked up your 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 (nice trailer) and I noticed a couple of things about it that could affect the fit of a weight distribution system such as # RP66074. First I noticed that on the frame behind the propane tanks it looks like there is a metal structure welded to the bottom of the frame. With the weight distribution brackets in place on the frame that extra piece on the trailer frame could make contact with the spring bars. The brackets mount 30 inches back along...
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  • Recommended Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution Hitch for Car Hauler With 7,000 lb GVWR
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