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Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 17K GTW, 1,700 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 17K GTW, 1,700 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 hitch from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 17K GTW, 1,700 lbs TW part number RP66075 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66075

  • WD With Sway Control
  • Prevents Sway
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 1400 lbs
  • 1500 lbs
  • 1600 lbs
  • Shank Not Included
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Reese

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
  • Heavy-duty system is ideal for commercial and industrial use
    • Designed for heavy-duty towing with 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • 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: 1,000 lbs - 1,700 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 17,000 lbs
  • Fits: 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) take up less space on trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66075Required - 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.




66006 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66075 Installation instructions


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Video of Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 17K GTW, 1,700 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 - RP66075 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number RP66075. This is the Reese Weight Distribution. It's going to be a Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control, that's going to be a Trunnion Bar design. This right here are going to be the sway control, the dual-cam sway control system. The entire system is designed to evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer for stability and control. It's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. It's going to feature the automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control, it's going to work in a variety of situations. When it comes to straight-line movement, the cams are actually going to lock in the position to hold trailer steady despite the crosswinds. When you're cornering, the cams will automatically unlock and slide to allow full-radius turns and then when you have those moments where you can't avoid a sudden swerve, the cams actually seek a straight line angle to help stabilize the trailer. The heavy-duty system is ideal for commercial and industrial use.

It is designed for heavy-duty towing with 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers. The sway control system is going to bolt onto an A-frame trailer tongue and it's going to attach to the lift brackets using the chains. So real quick, you can see how this portion would swing up, it's going to attach to your trailer frame. It's going to have a set screw at the back and then it's going to have two screws right up here on the other side of the bracket, so on the outside portion of the frame of your trailer. All the hardware that you need to get the sway control system installed is included in the bag and so it has everything that you're going to need to get it installed to the trailer. It's also going to feature the lift brackets so one end of the chain is going to be on the lift bracket, the other end is going to be attached to the dual-cam sway control system and again, it's going to be the same on both sides. The sway control again, is going to bolt on to the A-frame trailer tongue. It's going to attach to the lift brackets using the frame.

Great thing about this system is this is not going to use any U-bolts or platforms, so that way you don't have to worry about it interfering with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators. The trunnion bars are a hot rolled designed and are tapered for superior strength and flexibility. So the bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride and then the sway control cams are going to provide attachment points for the spring bars, so you can see how it sits over the dual-cam sway control system because it has that tapered in. The head assembly is going to feature a forged, raised ball platform that's going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. The adjustable spring-bar tension is very easy to take advantage of. All you have to do is just change out the links in the chain so you can adjust it as needed; that way you can make those tuned adjustments simply by increasing or decreasing the links that you have set right here. I had it set like that and if I need to increase the tension or make some adjustments, I can simply just take the chain and I can switch the link that I have hooked on to the lift bracket. Another great feature about this system is you can easily get the tilt that you need with the serrated-washer design here at the head assembly, so you don't to worry about piling on washer after washer.

It's going to feature two washers right here. They have teeth in them that dig in to the teeth on the head assembly. Its going to allow you to get that angle and tilt that you need very easily. Real quick while we're back here, it's also going to come with a shim; you can use this when you need to fill any gap between the head and the hitch bar. It would slide right in here, you'd run the bolts through the holes and you'd get that to line up right in the .. there's a lot of detailed information on that in the instructions that comes with the weight distribution system. The system is going to include the sway control cams, the head assembly, the lift brackets, the spring bars, the lift chains.

It's also going to feature a snap up handle that way you can get the chains up in the place. It just goes over that portion right there. It's going to allow you to lift it up into place that way you can attach the pins that I already have installed. Then when you need to disengage the chains, you can use that leverage handle to bring the chains back down and easily disconnect them from the life brackets. The adjustable shank and the trailer hitch ball are going to be sold separately. This is going to use a hitch ball with threaded shank and it's going to need to be 1-1/4" in diameter. This is going to offer a towing weight of 1,000 lbs to 1,700 lbs; with a gross towing weight of 17,000 lbs. Again, it is designed to fit a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers thats rated for use with the weight distribution system. When choosing the shank, we offer a couple of great suggestions underneath the related products, on the right-hand side of this product's product page. You can check those out, that way you can get the appropriate shank that you need to get the weight distribution head attached to it if you don't already have one. When positioning the left brackets, you're going to want to position them about 30" back from the hitch ball, so you'll do that measure on each side of your trailer frame. The brackets are going to go over the frame and then you're going to tighten down the set bold back here and get it nice and secure up against the frame of your trailer. Keep in mind that it's going to require approximately 5 1/2" of space along the trailer frame to get the lift bracket positioned and it will not fit trailer frames wider than 2 1/2". Once again, all the hardware that you need to get this installed it's going to come with it so you don't need to purchase anything separately to get it mounted. The only thing it doesnt come with is it does not come with the hitch ball or the adjustable shank. Everything is made from a nice steel construction, very heavy duty. It's going to last a long time. It's got a really nice powder coated finish on so it's going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion, for riding you many years of use out of the system. That's going to do it for our review of part number RP66075. This is the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with the Sway Control. .


Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 17K GTW, 1,700 lbs TW - RP66075

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (229 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.

- RP66075
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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



- RP66075
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Outstanding Company. 503419



- RP66075
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Performing better than expected. No sway at all with 12,000 lb. trailer. 356930



- RP66074
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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



- RP66084
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Works great. Had problems with product being defective but costomer service handeld it with perfection. Couldn't be happier! 673729



- RP66074
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The hitch does exactly what it is supposed to do. Haven't had any issues with it. 301110



- RP66130
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Ordered on line. Got order in a couple of days. Everything was good. Nice people to do business with. 569331



- RP66084
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The product was not only a perfect physical fit for my truck and travel trailer, but it it works so well I no longer drive with white knuckles. The etrailer support team worked with me to figure out my real needs versus my preciously rookie "wants" which were somewhat uninformed wants. My Trunion Bar WD Hitch with Optional sway control makes ZERO noise in use or backing up, nor does it impart any felt knuckling. 691354



- RP66074
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I was disappointed that the drop bar was not included . That should be stated in that specifications. When I get the missing drop bar I may write more. 669114


Comments
The adjustable shank and hitch ball are not included with this weight distribution system. We do mention in the description, in a chart just be low the specs, and as options linked as related items.
-- Rachael H - 07/19/2019

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- RP66084
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Timely shipping was important to me. Every part of this transaction worked flawlessly. I was scheduled to leave on Monday and my order arrived on Friday as Judy had told me. I seldom find customer service as good as I experienced from e trailer. Thank You 186878



- RP66074
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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



- RP66074
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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

35410

- RP66084
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I purchase a used trailer recently and have made several purchases from etrailer to include a Straight-Line Weight Distribution Hitch (RP 66084), 2 5/16 Ball (19286), RV Generator Plug (CAM 55333), Aqua Hose, sealing trim for roof and side seams etc... All of the products have arrived on time and are of high quality. The trunnion bar holes on the RP 66084 were missed drilled so I called etrailer(Laser) and he shipped me out replacement bars which arrived sooner than expected along with a return label for the miss-drilled bars. Products are quality, service is quality and inventory is exceptional. It is a pleasure doing business with them. 403322



- RP66088
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I have currently ordered one of these and I have a fleetwood 24'bounder motor home with a 16' 7000lb electric brake trailer carring my 2006 Ford mustang convertible with 6150watt generator and winch . I had a 30+ travel trailer pulled by my 2004 chev avalanche and had one of these system which I let go with the trailer not knowing I would need one for my mustang carrier and it worked great never had a problem so when I get it installed on motor home I will send pictures of the whole thing ..... 50884



- RP66084
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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



- RP66082
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have a 21 foot travel trailer that I pull with a Nissan X-Terra. Before getting the Strait-Line Weight Dist. System, the back of the X-Terra and the front of the trailer would be too low, creating a "V" at the hitch connection. In addition, out on the highway, the trailer would sway, particularly on the down hills, and at times would get so intense I was afraid the sideways energy created would force me into oncoming traffic or off the road to the right. After installing the Strait-Line system, the X-Terra and trailer are leveled out and the sway problem has been completely eliminated. I could not be happier with the results. I would recommend this product to anyone having these problems. Do your research to make sure you get the proper size for the unit you are pulling. 447176


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A couple of months ago I purchased a 2017 Ford F150 with the built in sway control. The new truck pulls the trailer much more easily than my Nissan X-terra did. Although hooking up the trailer to just the ball hitch on the new truck is much easier than having to use the Strait-Line Weight Dist. System, I do find that the trucks built-in sway control, although adequate, does not work as well as the Strait-Line system does. The trucks built-in system can get overwhelmed by excessive sway and must rely on an automatic deceleration system to correct and control the sway, which can at times be a bit of a challenge until you get comfortable with it.
Charles - 11/15/2018

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- RP66084
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This thing works well, as advertised. It did boost the rear end of the truck up immediately and seemed to have a positive affect on sway. I was able to back up with it as advertised. The issue I had with it and what prevents me from scoring higher is despite the fact that I followed the instructions to the letter, the lower brackets are installed by drilling out holes and hammering in "blind" or knurled nuts. I was leery of their longevity and for good reason. After 1500 miles they wallowed out the holes and made one of the lower brackets loose. My solution was simply to weld the lower brackets directly to the frame and its vastly superior to the install methods they advise and works great. However since not everyone is comfortable/set up to MIG welding these on and will rely on the foolish blind nuts I can only give it 3 stars. 447030



- RP66074
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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



- RP66084
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OK, I waited to write this review until I had an opportunity to really use this product. We just completed a 950 mile camping trip around Colorado. We went up and over mountains, around curves, and traveled in the interstate. All I can say is, WOW! I wish I had purchased this years ago. We pull a 7000# travel trailer with a new F150 EcoBoost. Before installing this we were pushed around in windy canyons, semis and dealt with sway descending the mountains. This product is the real deal. I can safely travel on the interstate at speeds up to 75 MPH thanks to this product. 50034


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I have a 33 TT towing with an ecoboost. I think the hitch I have is too week. My TT never gets loaded over 6,500 yet I still get a bad front end drift? I think its the WD I currently have. Does this hitch really solve that problem? My TV is a super crew lariat off road package with c rated tires
-- comment by: Josh - 08/08/2014

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Weight distribution can help handling and steering when properly set up. This system also has an integrated sway control system also improves handling and stability. With your travel trailer loaded and ready to go, having about 650 pound of tongue weight, this system is rated appropriately for your needs. If you are experiencing too much front end sway you may need to make some adjustments to place more of the load on the front axle These adjustments can be made at the angle of the head. Please see your specific installation instructions for more details.

-- Rachael H - 8/12/2014


- RP66083
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I had this hitch installed at a local RV specialist shop as I didn't have access to a large enough flat and level area. The cost was about $225. When I picked up the truck and trailer for a test drive, the trailer tracked true behind the truck and I never felt any sway. The load leveling feature helped keep the truck level and I always felt I was in complete control. The only down side to this product is the noise it makes when taking sharp turns. The metallic popping noise are scary at first but I was expecting them. Overall I am very pleased with the performance of this hitch and would recommend it. 281068


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No problems, hitch still performs as I described in my write up a year ago.
AL W - 08/07/2017

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- RP66084
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is a great product, so glad I installed on our 28' travel trailer! When hooked up to the truck, the truck and trailer feel like one unit. Plan on adding the side sway mechanism next summer. 449187



- RP66082
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This system works incredibly! Beyond my expectations, stress free towing. The single best accessory we have purchased for our rig. Highly recommended, we won’t leave home without it. 480331



- RP66074
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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



- RP66083
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The hitch worked wonderful. I was scheduled to have it installed by others but when they saw the unit they got scared, I think. So, having read and re-read the instructions myself by this time, I decided to go it myself. It took all of 4 hours and the following day we left on a five week trip to the northwest US. It performed really well. We had taken two shorter trips without it and I can really feel the difference it makes in windy conditions and weight distribution. 216549


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Flawlessly.Just returned from a 5-week, 5,600 mile trip. No problems with it.
Richard P - 08/04/2016

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- RP66073
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Review from a similar Reese Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Toy Hauler Tongue Weight 1,400-1,500 lbs
    The Strait Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66075 will be the better choice for your tongue weight range of 1,400 to 1,500 lbs. This system has the best sway control design on the market which fights to prevent sway before it starts. It does require some frame drilling though which I can understand is something you'd rather not do, but once it's done you'd be good to go. The holes do not affect the integrity of the frame either as the bolts being tightened where the holes are drilled...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2-1/2 inch Hitch with a Ford F350 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    Based on the capacities of your hitch and the weight of your trailer you will have to use a WD system designed for a 2-1/2 inch hitch. There are no Blue Ox options so you would have to use a Reese like the part # RP66075 that you referenced. You would need a shank to go with this as well like part # RP54977. You will like the Reese WD Straitline system much more than you would the Blue Ox. The Straitline features the only sway control on the market designed to prevent sway before it...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Travel Trailer that has Tongue Weight 1,365 lb
    Looks like the higher towing capacity number your truck has of 19,000 lbs of trailer weight is if you use the hitch as a 2.5 inch hitch and a weight distribution system. Since your trailer has a loaded tongue weight of 1,365 lbs the Strait Line system part # RP66075 that you referenced would be exactly what you'd want as it has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,700 lbs. You'll also need a shank for this system to fit the hitch and WD head. For that you'd want the Reese shank part # RP54977...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 1200 To 1500 LBs Tongue Weight Capacity
    The best thing for you to do is to use a system like the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution, part # RP66075. This system handles tongue weight from 1000 lbs to 1700 lbs. This would work for you because you would not need to worry about upgrading at a later date and making sure the system matches. Any system 1,500 lbs and higher will require a 2-1/2 inch receiver. To make sure everything is level i recommend the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank, part # RP54977. This shank is designed...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution With Sway Control To Pull Trailer With 2017 Dodge Ram 2500
    In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 towing setup, you need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. To make this easier, I recommend using something like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer.  After...
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  • Shank for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch to Use Reese 1700 Pound Weight Distribution
    Reese weight distribution system # RP66075 does not come with a shank so if using it with a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch you just need the appropriate shank. You can use # RP54977 with a 5-3/4 inch drop or 8-1/4 inch rise. You will also need a ball that has a 1-1/4 inch shank diameter such as # C40085.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control System For 13,800 Lb Toy Hauler
    To choose the best weight distribution system that will work for you, you will need to know the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. Add that to the weight of any cargo placed behind the rear wheel of your Ram. That will give you the tongue weight you need to use when choosing a system. You will want to try and find a system where your tongue weight falls near the middle of the system range. If you find your tongue weight is around 1,400 lbs I recommend...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 36-foot Toy Hauler Travel Trailer
    Some weight distribution systems are offered with the L-shaped steel shank portion included, such as the Curt shank # C17124. This is what installs in your hitch and holds the head assembly. Others allow you to choose your own based on the amount of height rise or drop you need to keep your trailer level when it is hitched. The Curt unit I referenced is intended for use in the drop position and provides up to 13-1/2-inches of drop to work with a truck whose hitch ball is substantially higher...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System And Ball Mount For 2017 Ram 2500 SRW
    If your 2017 Ram 3500 has a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 to give you an accurate read of the trailer tongue weight. This is a very durable hitch that is corrosion resistant and easy to use. I recommend the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06 to secure your investment to your vehicle and let you use one key. To...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2015 Ford F-250 and Trailer with 1,600 Pounds Tongue Weight
    Based on the amount of tongue weight your trailer has (1600+) the Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system, # RP66075, is one option. It is rated for 1,000 to 1,700 pounds tongue weight so as long as you stay within that range this system will work. To get to that maximum capacity you will need a 2-1/2 inch shank with the system, # RP54977. And for a ball you can use # 63840. Another option is the Blue Ox SwayPro system # BXW2000 which is rated for 1,500 to 2,000 pounds tongue...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control for 2007 Weekend Warrior FSC 3200
    The most important thing to consider in choosing a weight distribution system is your total tongue weight. This will include the trailer tongue weight which is usually 10-15% of the total weight of the trailer, and any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. I've attached some articles for you. My recommendation for a weight distribution system with sway control for your 2007 Weekend Warrior FSC 3200 is the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1600 lb Tongue Weight
    For your weight distribution system with sway control, you have arrived at my favorite system for sway control in the Reese Strait-Line. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66075 is the system you want and it will allow for total tongue weights between 1,000 and 1,700 lbs. That includes the loaded trailer tongue weight and any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The issue you will find is the 12 inches of drop. That is a lot, so you must...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 Towing 11.5k Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a trailer that weighs 11,500...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1,300 lb Tongue Weight
    The weight distribution system I highly recommend for you is the Reese Strait-Line, which does not control sway, but prevents it by using a cam system that controls the spring bars by applying pressure to each of them. Other weight distribution systems simply help control the sway, but the Strait-Line actually prevents it, which is why I often recommend it, particularly with larger tongue weights. Choosing the right system will depend on your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue...
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  • Best WD System for Towing a 2018 Forest River Salem 32BHI with a 2012 Ram 2500
    I spoke with a rep from Forest River who said that the 2018 Salem 32BHI travel trailers come with a 2-5/16" coupler so you need a hitch ball of the same size. For safe travel we recommend using a Weight Distribution (WD) system if the trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. Since this is the case for your 2012 Ram 2500 it would be beneficial for you to use one. You want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW)...
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  • Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control RP66075 Shank Recommendation
    Basically any weight you add to front of a trailer in front of the axles is going to add to the tongue weight. So yes, the weight you added in the master bedroom of your trailer will need to be considered as tongue weight. The tongue weight of the # RP66075 is 1,000-1,700 lbs so if your setup has a tongue weight that falls in that you still would be good. For a shank that is designed to fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch like what you have the part # RP54977 would be a great option. For a...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2017 Stryker Toy Hauler
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Considering the weight of your...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Trailer With 1,100-lb Tongue Weight
    It is good you are concerned about the total tongue weight before selecting a weight distribution hitch. The best way to find the right system is to get the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully-loaded and ready to tow. Then add the weight of the cargo placed behind the rear axle of your Ram. You want to find a system where the total tongue weight is near the middle of the WD system tongue weight range. Selecting a system with too low of a capacity means the system is essentially...
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  • How to Find the Correct Weight Distribution System for Eagle Travel Trailer
    In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go Eagle travel trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Ram 3500. The ideal system would be one in which your TTW would fall somewhere in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity. So if the tongue weight of your trailer is 1,700 lbs when loaded and you...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 40-Foot Travel Trailer
    Thank you for the photo of the tongue area of your 40-foot Park travel trailer. The presence of the propane tanks does potentially affect the selection and installation of a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system since all such setups require installing spring bar brackets on the frame a specific distance back from the hitch ball. As you review available options you will want to note the required mounting point for those brackets which is in the range of 26- to 32-inches rearward...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Catering Trailer Weighing 9,000 lbs
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Since your trailer is going to...
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  • Will Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Work with 2014 Ram 3500 Towing 11,000 lb Trailer
    Thank you for sending the photos they are very helpful. Based on the measurements in your photos, I think the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Dual Cam Sway Control, # RP66075, will work for you. The snap up brackets should fit between your junction box and battery box. The center of the snap up brackets will sit between 31 and 32 inches from the center of the ball on the A-frame. There is only a small tapered portion of the snap up bracket that extends down the inside...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with over 1,200 lbs Tongue Weight
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If the tongue weight unloaded...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Sway on 2014 Keystone Impact 301 Toy Hauler with Reese Weight Distribution
    The most important thing about picking the right weight distribution system for a setup is the loaded tongue weight of the setup as it will be towed. Also, having it properly set up for the trailer is very important. With that being said, if the tongue weight of your setup is going to fluctuate within the range of the weight distribution system quite a bit you will have to set it up differently based on that. I attached the installation instructions for the Reese Weight Distribution...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Recommendation Towing 2019 Grand Design 315RLTS TT
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Since your estimate is very near...
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  • Can Friction Sway Kit be Added to Reese Strait-line Weight Distribution System
    Yes, you can add a friction sway control unit like the part # 83660 to the Strait Line system part # RP66075 that you have as the head of the WD system has a tab with a hole for the ball of the system to attach to. Normally the Strait Line's proactive sway control is enough but if you like the peace of mind of having a friction system as well it would fit and work great.
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  • How to Select Correctly-Rated Weight Distribution System for Work and Play 30WRS Toy Hauler
    Selecting an appropriately-rated weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system for a trailer like the Work and Play 30WRS tandem-axle toy hauler requires knowing the actual tongue weight (TW) of the trailer when it is fully loaded, with all gear and supplies in place, water and propane tanks filled, etc. Dry hitch weight alone can get you in the ballpark but you really need the actual TW with all of your items in place, to which you will add the weight of any cargo behind the rear...
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  • Determining Correct Weight Distribution System for 11,000 Pound Trailer
    As you referenced in your question, determining your towing setup's total tongue weight is the most important factor when choosing a properly rated weight distribution system. The total tongue weight will be the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip) plus any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Dodge Ram. Ideally, your total tongue weight will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. Using...
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