Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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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
  • You can easily switch out spring bars if you get a lighter or heavier trailer - no need to buy a new setup

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
Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number RP66083 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66083

  • WD With Sway Control
  • 500 lbs
  • 600 lbs
  • 700 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Dual-Cam

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.


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 and adjustable shank included
    • Forged, raised ball platform eliminates need for raised hitch ball
    • Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
  • 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, adjustable shank, lift brackets, spring bars, lift chains, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Shank length: 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 5-1/4"
    • Maximum rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
    • Maximum drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66083Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Cams
  • Spring Bars
  • 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.




66541 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar



RP66083 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP66083 Installation instructions


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Video of Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 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 - RP66083 Review

Today well be removing part number RP66083. This is the Reese Straight Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control. It is going to be a Trunnion Bar Design and its going to include the shank as well as all necessary hardware including your 5/8th inch pin that comes with a clip. Now this system is going to evenly distribute the weight over the axles of the towed vehicle and trailer for stability and control and thats just going to help create a more level ride for both the towed vehicle and the trailer. Its going to feature the automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control thats going to work in a variety of situations. The sway control system is basically this system right here. Youre going to have one on each side of the system so youre going to have one on each side of your trailer frame.

Now in straight line movement, the cams are going to lock in position to hold the trailer steady despite crosswinds. When you go around corners, the cams automatically unlock and slide to allow full radius turns and then when you have those situations when you cant help but have to swerve, the cams are going to seek a straight line angle to help stabilize your trailer. Now the sway control is going to bolt onto the A-frame trailer tongue and attach the lift brackets using the chains. When you get the sway control system, you can see that the Trunnion Bar sits over the portion down there. It just lays on top of there. Then you have this bracket that attaches and then with a little U bolt, its going to hold the chain on there and its going to attach to the lift bracket and the lift bracket also attaches to your trailer frame. The good thing about this system is you dont have any large U bolts or platforms to interfere with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, tool boxes or generators.

The Trunnion Bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility, so the bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a nice controlled even ride and then the sway control cams are going to provide attachment points for the spring bars. Again, theyre going to attach using those chains. The head assembly and the adjustable shank are included. The head assembly is going to feature a forged raised ball platform so thats going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. Then here on the shank, its going to feature a nice solid steel shank powder coated finish so this is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. The spring bar tension is adjustable.

All you have to do is switch the links and the chains where it connects to the lift brackets. Thats going to allow you to fine tune your system. Another great feature is that you can easily get the tilt that you desire with the serrated washer design which you have one on each side. The serrated washers have little teeth in them that dig into the teeth or the grooves on the head assembly. Thats going to allow the head to get the tilt that you need for your particular application. Its also going to eliminate the need to have to pile on washer after washer to get the desired tilt that you need again for your towing application. The system is going to include the sway control cams, the head assembly, the adjustable shank, the lift brackets, the spring bars.

Youre going to get the lift chains. Youre going to get the pin and clip and youre going to get all necessary hardware. Now theres a few things in here that you dont necessarily see in our description that youre going to get. Youre going to get a snap up handle. This is basically to be used as a leverage device. Once you get the chains on the lift brackets, sometimes its really hard because of the tension to get the lift bracket back up into position, so the snap up handle allows you to gain some leverage, put it over that portion there and then youre going to be able to push it up into position. Once you have it up into position, you can easily attach and secure using the included pins. Its going to be same for each lift bracket. Its also going to come in handy to bring the bar of the bracket back down. That way you can remove the chains or you can adjust the links in the chains to fine tune your system. The hitch ball is also going to be sold separately. Now this one does require a threaded shank with an inch and a quarter diameter. It is going to come with a reducer sleeve. That way you can use a threaded shank with an inch diameter so that reduces it from inch and a quarter down to an inch. Thats optional to use, but keep in mind that if you do get a hitch ball with an inch shank diameter that that will only work with a reducer sleeve in the appropriate slot. Youre also going to get the shim. This is provided. Its designed to take out any gap or slack that you may have between the shank of this portion right here and the bracket of the weight distribution head. It would slide in there again to take out any slack. Its got the two holes in it. That way you can run the larger bolts through there and get it nice and secured. Its going to offer a tongue weight of 400 to 800 pounds with a gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds. The shank is designed to fit a 2 inch x 2 inch trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution systems. Now the lift brackets, they simply just go over the trailer frame, this portion here, and its got the set bolt on the back. You just tighten that up. Its going to apply pressure to the inside portion of your frame of the trailer and its going to hold the bracket in place. This is going to approximately take up about 5-1/2 inches of space along your trailer frame and it will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2 inches. Youre going to position the lift brackets about 30 inches back from the hitch ball so youll do that measurement on each side to make sure that you an accurate installation of the life brackets. Now the shank length, were going to take a closer look at that real quick. You can see there that it has two different pinholes. It has one thats set a little bit further back, thats where I have the included the 5/8th inch pin installed. Then it has one thats set a little bit more forward. If we take a measurement from the center of the hitch ball back to that closest pinhole location, thats going to give us a measurement of about 14 inches and then to the further back pinhole location, its going to measure about 15 inches. The total height adjustment that youre going to have along the shank is going to measure 5-1/4 inches. The maximum rise that youre going to be able to get out of this system is going to be 6-1/2 inches and the maximum drop is going to be inch and a quarter. Thats measuring from the top of the hitch receiver opening to the ball platform. Everything is a steel construction. It has a really nice black powder coat finish on it so its going to stand up really well against rusting and corrosion and its going to provide a really long life for everyday use. Its a great system to have. Again, its all about safety and creating a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. Thats going to do it for our review of part number RP60083. This is the Straight Line Weight Distribution System from Reese. .


Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - RP66083

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.

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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


Comments

Flawlessly.Just returned from a 5-week, 5,600 mile trip. No problems with it.

Richard P - 08/04/2016

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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


Comments

No problems, hitch still performs as I described in my write up a year ago.

AL W - 08/07/2017

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Works great on a older 28 ft. 6000lb. restored Airstream with a F150 4x4 with anti sway electronics. Without we could only go about 55 mph and the trailer would sway. The truck would warn us to slow down. The install was a bit complex we were not too sure of the angle of the hitch but we followed directions and it works. We traveled about 6k miles on two trips. It stopped the sway even at 70mph . Many a giant truck flew by at 80+ it started to sway but the bars prevented it. Backing and tight turns are no problem. Adjusting the chains require some work and disconnecting, reconnecting a pain. would highly recommend to any one . 287015



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Install the reese after fighting with a blue ox hitch. The reese worked well on my 8k , 3 month trip from Maine to California. 675370



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I purchased my second one in 2018 after having this system on my previous trailer. I love the function and how well my travel trailer is balanced with pull and weight distribution. The biggest change is in a tubular installation. The "press in" nuts have no tolerance for drill hole sizing error. I use the drill bit sizes and methods describe by the manufacturer. Yet, the nut would spin free during assembly. I had to use a creative solution just to get my system installed. I gave 4 Stars instead of 5 due to installation is not user friendly for a tube frame trailer. 661155



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I think the setup is great. The installation was a little tricky since I’ve never installed anything like it before, but there are plenty of installation videos out there to watch first (and to reference during install). When I’m towing I sometimes forget my 30’ camper is back there. As far as sway, I have get to be effected by any. I would recommend this hitch and I would buy it again if needed. 644262



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Works great no problems had a question customer service was great 623229



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Installed it to take 30 ft Springdale trailer to Yellowstone from Pa and back, best trip with camper in 10 yrs we have owned it. No sway or sag. Pulled with 2005 2500 Suburban. Makes loud creaking when turning sharp, but i've heard they all do. 608555


Comments

The creaking noise you describe is caused by the spring bars sliding over the sway control cams, and is unfortunately unavoidable. As you mention, all weight distribution systems that depend on some kind of friction to provide the sway control function are going to make some kind of noise.

-- Mike L - 02/27/2019

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I have used this setup on 3 different trailers with good results. K 603698



- RP66083
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Still working like a charm! 526034



- RP66083
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This Reese weight distribution and sway control unit is actually my second one. My experience installing the unit and then towing a 34 foot travel trailer with the first one was excellent. When I purchased a large enclosed car hauler, it was a "no brainer" to order a second one. The installation took approximately 4 hours although it could take less time if you aren't OCD like me. The trailer tows beautiful and etrailer has been very nice to work with... 476947



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Great product. Not too bad of an install. Works great. Thanks etrailer.com 414094



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we love it what a difference it made while towing our camper!! 410062


Comments

Awesome! What a difference it makes wouldnt travel without it!!

John W - 07/24/2018

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The new weight distribution hitch exceeded my expectations Pricing was excellent, Customer service was second to none! 407528



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Have not opened up the two packages yet. My friend has one exactly like this one and he likes it very much and said he is getting no sway from Florida to Michigan. I believe we will be very happy with this hitch. 379922



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product was shipped very fast and was as described, will definitely be doing business with this company again in the future!!! 231021



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I'm extremely impressed with ETrailer. The order was processed, shipped and delivered within 4 days...if it hadn't been for the weekend, it would have been sooner. The free shipping was a plus! I plan to install the system this week and will share pictures when finished. I would not hesitate to recommend ETrailer! Thank you! 225503


Comments

Very, very well! I would not hesitate to recommend this product. Im still impressed by the service given by E trailers.

Gerald O - 09/13/2016

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The equalizer hitch arrived. It is really a heavy duty piece. unfortunately we will not get to road test it for a few more weeks when our new trailer arrives. 218195



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Already have this product on a heavy trailer . Works great . Drove all day in 50 mph wind gust and was able to keep it straight. 210588



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Great product. Fast Shipping. Night and day difference from my previous trunnion bar friction style hitch. 209222



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The delivery was very quick and on time. It took about three hours to install. Once installed works very well. 184842



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Took me about 8 hours to get it setup perfectly, but it was well worth the time spent. I pull a 20 foot v-nose trailer behind a 2014 F150 5.0. Its about 6,000 lbs with my race car in it. It used to sway a bit in the wind and not track great. This hitch really makes driving down the highway easier. No sway now, and tracks much better. I think it is well worth the time and money and would recommend this hitch to anyone. 174821



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Great service tracking web page, the hitch was delivered on time with no problems. 173408



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Easy to follow instructions. Quality product. Haven't towed TT w/ setup as of this date. 171581


Comments

Works great, fairly easy pactical removal when going of road. No problems.

Dave - 01/28/2016

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  • We can help you choose a correctly-rated weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) hitch setup for your Silverado that will be towing a 4400-lb loaded 21-foot travel trailer. The right way to choose a system is to load your trailer for a trip, with all your usual gear and supplies in place, and to measure the actual loaded trailer tongue weight (TW). Sherline Scale # 5780 makes this process easy and easily repeatable. Plus, using the scale regularly means that over time you will learn...
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  • Are there Restrictions on Turning, Backing Up, or Hills for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution
  • When using a Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system such as # RP66083 you can drive, turn, back up, go up and down hills the same as you would when not using the system. I have not heard of anyone yet breaking a spring bar or damaging anything else from a steep grade. The bars are meant to flex and are designed and built with traveling and movement in mind so its up to the task for sure! I have linked a review video and some additional helpful links for you to view. All you...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation with Sway Control for 600 lb Tongue Weight
  • For a loaded tongue weight of 600 lbs the Strait-Line system would be the part # RP66083 which has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs and has the dual cam system and trunnion bars. The dual cam setups are the only and best style designed to fight sway before it starts. This system is also capable of the 6 inches of rise you need too with it's included shank. For low ground clearance situations the trunnion systems are the clear winners. You'll need a hitch ball with this as well with...
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Needed for Ford Expedition with Factory Tow Package
  • Depending on the vehicle and trailer hitch model, a weight distribution system can indeed increase the maximum trailer weight you can safely tow, as is the case with your 2008 Ford Expedition. With that being said, increasing the towing capacity is not the main benefit or purpose of a weight distribution system. You will most likely see the benefits of a weight distribution system anytime the trailer weight is more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, regardless of the type...
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  • Can a 2017 Ford F-150 Tow a 7,500 lb GVWR Trailer Safely
  • As long as the weight and tongue weight of your trailer does not exceed what is posted on your 2017 Ford F-150 then you are good to go. You will just need to take your GCWR (12,200 lbs) and subtract the curb weight of your F-150 (4,051 lbs - 5,238 lbs) as well as any added weight (like luggage, people, or hitch hardware) and that will leave you with the amount of weight your trailer can be. The GVWR of your F-150 is the max amount of weight that it alone can be loaded up with while...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 700 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 you think the highest you would...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for 6 x 12 Single Axle V-Nose Cargo Trailer
  • I recommend going with the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution with Sway Control System (see part numbers below). This is a dual-cam sway control system that's going to help eliminate swaying before it begins as well as helping distribute the weight of your trailer evenly between all of the axles involved in the towing setup. This weight distribution system also won't need to be disengaged when backing up, for added convenience of use. You'll need to know your trailer's tongue weight-...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing an R-Pod 190 with a 2019 GMC Canyon
  • I highly recommend using the Reese Strait-Line # RP66083 for your R-Pod 190 because this is one of the few systems that fights sway before it starts instead of correcting it after it already starts. This gives you a much better ride quality and since this uses chains it will be a little quieter than a system that mounts solely with brackets. You just need a hitch ball like the 2" # A-90 or the 2-5/16" # 19286 to complete your towing setup. The lift brackets need to be mounted about 30"...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 29 ft Sprindale Trailer Towed by a 2012 Ford Expedition
  • The key to purchasing the correct weight distribution system and sway control is choosing a system that is compatible with the tongue weight of your trailer. So it is important to know the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. With that being said, I have attached an article on determining trailer tongue weight for you to review. If the tongue weight of your trailer is greater or less than the tongue weight range on your weight distribution system,...
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  • Recommended Parts for towing a 2,500-4,500 lb Trailer with a 2004 Toyota 4Runner
  • If you are debating on which trailer hitch receiver and what brake controller to use on your 2004 Toyota 4Runner, I can make some recommendations for you. For a Trailer Hitch Receiver, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75155 since it has a higher weight capacity than that of the Curt # 13445, which is your only other option for your 4Runner. Even though the Draw-Tite has a max Tongue Weight of 600 lbs (730 lbs when using a Weight Distribution system) and a max Gross Trailer...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution And Anti-Sway For Travel Trailer With 500 lb Tongue Weight
  • If you already have a weight distribution system with a chain style, you can add the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch # 83660. This friction sway bar will help trailers up to 26 feet long. With this system, I recommend the Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts - Class III and IV # RP26003. If you do not already have a weight distribution system, then I highly recommend we go that route and get a system with integrated sway control....
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  • Weight Distribution System For Small 2,000 Pound Trailer
  • Just to be accurate, when referring to tongue weight, it is the tongue weight of your loaded trailer plus the weight of the cargo that sits behind the rear axle of your vehicle. When measuring trailer TW the best way is to use a tongue weight scale # 5780, TW is typically about 10 to 15 percent of the Gross Towing Weight. I want to make sure that your 2,000lb trailer is fully loaded and the 450lb TW is accurate to ensure a safe tow and the correct recommendations are being made. If...
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