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Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 15K GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 15K GTW, 1,500 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
  • 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 - 15K GTW, 1,500 lbs TW part number RP66130 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66130

  • WD With Sway Control
  • Prevents Sway
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 1400 lbs
  • Shank Not Included
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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 your tow vehicle and your camper or 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: 800 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 15,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66130Required - 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 your camper or 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.




66131 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66130 Installation instructions


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Video of Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 15K GTW, 1,500 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 - RP66130 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number RP66130, this is the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with a sway control unit. This is a Trunnion bar design. The system's going to evenly distribute the weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and 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 that's going to work in a variety of situations. Whether you're moving in a straight line the cams will lock in position to hold the trailer steady despite crosswinds. When you're going around corners or when you're cornering the cams will automatically unlock and slide to allow full radius turns.

Then, when you encounter the situations where you can't help but have sudden swerving, the cams actually seek a straight line angle to help stabilize the trailer. So, these two things right here, that's going to be your sway control system. It easily attaches to the wright distribution system via the chains. So, you don't have to mess with any U-bolts or platforms to interfere with the frame mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes, or generators, it just connects using the chains. Then, it will require drilling into the frame of your trailer. All the necessary hardware to get the sway control system installed is included, so keep that in mind.

The Trunnion bars are going to be hot rolled and tapered here on the ends for superior strength and flexibility. The bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride. Then, the sway control cams provide attachment point for the spring bars. They just sit over that portion right there of the sway control arm and so it's got that nice curved edge. It fits the contour of that really well and it's a perfect fit. The head assembly is going to feature a forged, raised ball platform that's going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball.

It's also going to allow you to get the desired tilt that you need. It's got the serrated washer design. So, here on each side where the shank goes, it's going to feature a serrated washer that has teeth that digs into the teeth on the head assembly. That's going to allow you to get the tilt that you need. That's also going to eliminate the need to have to use any spacers or piling on washers like you used to have to, to get the desired angle.

You can adjust the tension here on the spring bar all you got to do is switch between the different lengths to get the tension that you need depending on your application. This system is going to include a sway control cams, the head assembly, the lift brackets, the spring bars, the lift chains. It's also going to include the leverage bar and all necessary hardware. The leverage bar goes over that portion there of the bracket. It's going to allow you to get some leverage to lift up the chains in the position or to lower them, that way if you ever need to disconnect. It's just a really neat feature to help ease installation and removal. The frame brackets here are going to attach to the frame of your trailer and all you got to do is thread in the set screw, that's a really tight fit so you would need to use the appropriate tool to get that on there. So, once you have that on there you just tighten the set screws, that's going to push against the trailer frame. It's going to hold that bracket firmly in place. The adjustable ask and trailer hitch ball are going to be sold separately. This unit is going to require a hitch ball with a threaded shank with a 1 1/4 inch diameter or you can use the spacer right here, the reducer sleeve that goes in the hitch ball hole. You're going to be able to use a hitch ball with a threaded shank with a 1 inch diameter, so keep that in mind that is included.The system's going to offer a tongue weight of 800 pounds to 1500 pounds of tongue weight and then gross towing weight is going to be rated at 15,000 pounds. This system is designed to work with 2-inch by 2-inch and 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch receiver that would be rated for use with weight distribution systems. Again, that shank system is going to be sold separately. inaudible 00:04:03 in the mounting point for the lift bracket assembly, you want to mount this about 30 inches back from the hitch ball which would be this portion here, measuring in a straight-line angle 30 inches back on the trailer frame. Here at etrailer.com, you can find some optional mounts that take up less space on the trailer if you need to. These are going to require about 5 1/2 inches of space along the trailer frame. See there they got the nice opening in the bracket it's going to fit around a frame, this will not fit trailer frames wider than 2 1/2 inches. So, here on the sway control system, this portion is going to bold right onto the trailer frame, again all the hardware you need is included. You definitely want to refer to the instructions to make sure you get correct placement and to double check and make sure you have everything hooked up appropriately. Really simple system to use and to install, attached in just a few minutes. You shouldn't have any problem with getting that set.Now, when it comes to selecting a weight distribution system, the tongue weight rating is the most important factor into determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you use are rated too high for your setup they'll actually cause a rigid ride which could result an imbalancing trailer. Then on the other hand, if the bars are not rate high enough the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight. To determine the proper weight rating, all you have to do is determining your trailers tongue weight and then add to that the weight of cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The two measurements combined will make up the tow weight rating for your weight distribution system and then you can choose from a variety of options once you get that measurement figured out. That's going to do it for our review. Part number RP66130 this is the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control. .


Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 15K GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - RP66130

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.

- 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



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



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Purchased this hitch to replace my 14k equalizer hoping it would be a little quieter wich it is from the few blocks I have towed with it. Two complaints I have are one it comes with two sets of instructions if you get the dual cam version you want to make sure you start with those instructions and two the hook up brackets that mount to the trailer have verry poor rivets that the bracket hinges on , one was so bad that in the up position I couldn’t get the keeper pin through and had to replace it, I did get a replacement from etrailer and it is way better , pretty sure I will have to replace the other bracket as well as there is a ton of play in its rivots as well but for now I can at least get the keeper pin in 577503



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The entire package is awesome , did as promised and fixed sway of trailer. I am pulling a 33' Weekend Warrior Toy Hauler. The trailer is heavy 11.500 lbs. and has a heavy tongue weight as well. Air bags on a 3/4 ton Denali diesel and this trailer pulls straight and true. Should I purchase another tag along this will be the hitch I go with again. Researched Hensley and a few other anti-sway hitches in detail and this is what has worked. A lot to set up for every trip but does as promised and creates a level of safety comfort for me the driver. 328580



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We recently purchased a larger travel trailer and decided to upgrade our weight distribution system. After reading Etrailer reviews and going with the suggested setup we bought the Reese Strait-Line system RP6613. Setup was time consuming and very finicky. Unfortunately getting the system setup so the cams ride in the bars properly was extremely difficult and frustrating. The weight distribution part worked great as advertised. The sway control on the other hand seems nonexistent. Equalizer WDS setup, adjustment and performance are far above the Reese systems. 151055



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Does what It suppose to . That said there are some weak spots. Rivets instead of bolts on chain clamp (drill out & replace w/ bolt ). Metal quality weak on chain plate & tension bar rest . 718815



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I have a 12000 lb on my camp trailer, but needed a 15000 for my equipment trailer. 707035



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Works great as long as it is set up correctly. We traded our trailer in on a new one and the dealer did not set it up correctly and the weight distribution bars kept coming off the cams. The noise and shake made me think I hit something. once adjusted all is good. Still a popping noise I need to track down but not creating any issues. I bought this particular one because of the wider tongue weight range it supported which came in handy. Our new trailer has a dry tongue weight of 944 lbs and the previous trailer was 560. 635690



- RP66130
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If etrailer sells it - that's where I shop. Pleasant, knowledgeable, professional, accurate delivery schedule!! Steve helped me get my hitch a day early, He deserves a paid day off lol!! I love the people here - they have earned my trust - in this day & age most businesses just talk customer service etrailer delivers!! 582312


Comments
2 cross country trips using the hitch on 2 different trailers. Hitch worked perfect on all trips, no worries about trailer fishtailing. This is the only weight distribution hitch I will use.
Tim L - 11/14/2019

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- RP66130
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In the process of installing the quantity of the castings leaves a lot to be desired usually China does a better job. Sand casting is very rough instructions seem to be good, no problem so far. I have been towing trailers 40 years 520872



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Preston and Ian were outstanding to work with and get the proper fit for my truck and trailer. Very detail oriented and everything they told me was spot on. Thanks guys! 511871


Comments
Very happy with the towing system and have put over 20k miles with them.
Paul - 05/22/2019

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So impressed with how easy it was to find and order what I needed. Time on it coming was amazing. At first I thought it would be weeks before receiving my items. Nope, I was wrong. I recommend etrailer.com to anybody looking for any kind of item when it comes to braking systems and distrabution hitches. I will use them for all my needs and what they provide. Thank you etrailer.com !!!!! 509629



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product works great 445514



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The weight distribution hitch and dual cam sway control were installed on a 2005 F250 pulling a 2003 Jayco "toy hauler". The instructions were very easy to read and understand making assembly and adjustments easy. The only complaint I have...A $500 hitch shouldn't have chips of paint missing and all "scuffed" up when it arrives! 400506



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work great for pulling my 16' X 10' inclosed trail 369483



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This made a big difference in towing my 13000lb Trailer 359489



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Hitch arrived in two boxes which were in good shape considering the weight. On opening all parts were received. Not having time to install yet, but having tested the placement of hitch, the most time needed will be checking measurement and drilling the frame of the trailer after that its straight forward bolting together. This could be a hard project if it was my first time, but can be done easily if you have the right tools The Reesee strait line hitch looks like a well design hitch witch should handle the weight and sway. Will write again when installed and towing. 316168



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



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This is one stout WD hitch system! Pretty straight forward installation instructions which is aided by watching a video on it. Looking forward to using it soon. E-Trailer service is not to be compared to any other....it is outstanding! 265027



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All very helpful and polite.thanks for all the help.my unit was very easy to install.will use this company again.thanks 181333



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The system worked great on our 1600 mile trip. I had no issues with it. I pull a 38 ft. travel trailer with a 2014 Ford F-250. I especially enjoyed the increased control when tractor trailers would pass. I would definitely recommend this system to other RV'ers. Well worth the price. 180513



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I recently purchased the straight line dual cam hitch with sway control. I've dealt with etrailer in the past and have always been very satisfied with not only the product but also the company. When I called etrailer I had some concerns as to whether I was looking at buying the correct hitch (12000 lb.) or needed the 15000 lb. I spoke with Nik and voiced my concerns. He was knowledgeable and we agreed that the 15000 lb. would be a better fit for my application. Within a few days UPS delivered the hitch. Really quick service. Now, I hate calling a company to order anything. It always seems you get the hard sell to by other items and it is very irritating. Not so with etrailer. We had a pleasant conversation with no hard sell. Just what I was looking for and that was it. I haven't had the opportunity to install the hitch yet but I'm sure if I need any help it's just a phone call away. Thanks Nik and etrailer. 159581



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etrailer provides excellent service and fast shipping. I ordered the Reese strait line for my new 34 foot toy hauler. The instructions provided by Reese are not the best; however, etrailer has videos and made things much easier. Once installed I went for a test drive. The sway I was getting from the friction bar set up was gone. I Could cruise at freeway speeds one handed and not fight the trailer. I definitely recommend this product, and purchase it from etrailer if you want great service. 159409



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Product arrived quickly and as always etrailer was a big help. I watched one of the installation videos for the product I ordered. The video was much easier to understand and way more helpful than the written instructions. Thanks again for the professional and knowledgable service. 63597



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Customer service is very helpful and knowledgeable with their products. Shipping was very fast and the price can't be beat. 39419


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Best Weight Distribution With Sway Control for Trailer With 1,100 lbs Total Tongue Weight
    The BlueOx SwayPro # BXW1506 is a good system but I recommend the Reese Strait-Line # RP66130 over it. While both systems will be less noisy than the Equal-i-zer you referred to, the Strait-Line has the advantage because of its sway control system. The SwayPro uses a 4-point sway control system like the Equal-i-zer but the Strait-Line uses a dual cam system to prevent sway. This system's spring bars are suspended by this cam system (see accompanying photo) which ensures that the Strait-Line...
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  • Things To Consider When Changing from a 3/4 Ton to 1/2 Ton Tow Vehicle
    There are a few things you need to consider when switching from a 3/4 ton like your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 to a 1/2 ton like a 2018 Ford F-150. For starters, the 3/4 ton is going to have a stiffer suspension than the 1/2 ton. This means that although the 3/4 ton did not squat while towing your trailer, that's not to say that the 1/2 won't even though it may still have a higher towing capacity. Also, the 3/4 ton will be more geared towards towing while means it likely has upgraded...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Ford F-150 Towing 35-Ft Travel Trailer
    Thank you for the photo of your weight distribution hitch head assembly. We do not have any way for you to add the Reese dual-cam sway control to this hitch setup but we can help you choose the correct system for your trailer, one that will both equalize your axle load AND prevent sway issues. The modern systems we offer include ones with integrated anti-sway, rather than just the add-on friction bar type you had, and these will deliver far superior performance. The key to choosing a...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for 2018 Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS
    We have just what you need. The Reese Strait Line part # RP66130. This system has a tongue weight range of 800 lbs - 1,500 lbs which will be perfect for your 2018 Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS. This also features the only sway control system that works to fight sway before it starts. Not all systems have sway control but this is the best option available. For a hitch ball you'll want the part # C40030, for a shank part # RP54970 if you have a 2 inch trailer hitch or part # RP54976...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Travel Trailer with 1000-lbs Tongue Weight
    The ideal situation for using a weight distribution hitch is that the towing system's total tongue weight (TW) falls in the middle of the hitch's operating range. Total TW consists of the fully loaded trailer's actual measured TW (measure with scale # 5780) plus the weight of cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle. For the best towing performance this combined figure should fall near the middle of the system's range. Please refer to the article and video for more details. The...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation with Best Sway Control for Jayco Travel Trailer
    The Reese Strait Line systems like the part # RP66130 that you referenced has the best sway control over any other WD system including the Camco you have. It's the only one that works to fight sway before it starts. You will see a reduction in sway with this kit. Also keep in mind that if you can move any of the trailer's cargo forward to add more tongue weight you'll also see a reduction in sway. For a hitch ball you'd then want the part # C40030 and for a shank part # RP54970.
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution/Sway Control System
    The Reese Strait-Line weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems, such as # RP66130, and the Curt Tru-Track # C17501 are unique in that they work to prevent trailer sway before it starts, rather than try to correct the problem after the fact. Between the two our installation team prefers the Strait-Line system's performance, although the smaller lift brackets on the Curt will be preferable in certain installations where space on the trailer frame is limited. If that consideration...
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  • Installation of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130
    Changing the placement of the cam arm assembly on Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130 by the 2-inches you suggest may reduce the effectiveness of the system. The system's capacity to redistribute the trailer tongue weight forward on the tow vehicle depends on staying near the intended geometry of the set-up. A 2-inch change to placement of the cam assemblies may allow you to complete the installation but might diminish the results. The chains on the lift brackets need...
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  • What Does the 900-1500 lb Capacity of the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control Mean
    Yes, the range of 900 lbs to 1,500 lbs that you see on the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130 that you referenced represents the tongue weight range the spring bars are designed to work on. I attached an FAQ article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well as an FAQ article on weight distribution systems for you to check out also.
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  • Weight Distribution System/Suspension Enhance Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The RAS system part # RAS4611 would provide your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with suspension support to help level it while you are towing, but I have a much better option for you to consider if your trailer happens to be a bumper pull trailer. If you have a fifth wheel trailer then the RAS would be the perfect choice. A weight distribution system will level your truck as well, but since it does this by distributing some of the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the...
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  • Can Equalizer Weight Distribution Shank Be Used with Reese Head Assembly
    We do not recommend mixing different brands of components within a system, whether it be a weight distribution hitch or a 5th wheel hitch set-up. While it may be possible to do so in some instances, since the different manufacturers will not have tested their items with those from the other maker, there could be an unknown overall capacity resulting from the mixing of components or slight variances in fit. My technical contact at Reese advised that their weight distribution shanks, such...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 10,000 Pound Trailer
    As you alluded to in your question, the most important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer, along with any added weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Ideally, you will want this number to fall around the middle of the system's tongue weight capacity range. Even though you are not sure of the trailer's tongue weight, we can make some...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Towing 1,100 lbs Tongue Weight Trailer with a GMC 2500
    We do have a selection of Weight Distribution (WD) systems that are compatible with the 2-1/2" hitch receiver on your GMC 2500. I recommend going with a Reese Strait-Line system as it has received great reviews and is one of the few systems that has an integrated sway control that fights sway before it starts as opposed to correcting it after it starts. You will want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in...
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  • Preliminary Ball Mount Setup Instructions for a Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    No you would not need to add 2 inches to the Y dimension for the initial setup of the Strait-Line Weight Distribution # RP66130. Because the snap up brackets actually go on top of the frame and the measurement for the B couplers is relative to the coupler and not the trailer frame height. Check out the picture I attached of the two different style spring bars. Basically a non-integrated cam spring bar will look completely flat and an integrated cam one will have a curve at the end of...
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  • How to Determine if I Have the Correct Weight Distribution System
    Since there is such a drastic difference between the weight of your Grandfather's trailer and your trailer I really don't think that the Reese Weight Distribution (WD) system that you are currently using is rated high enough. You could maybe try using 4 chain links instead of 5, but if it was rated high enough you should be seeing a level setup once it is installed. You will want to make sure that your WD system has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Heavy Boat Trailer with C-Channel Frame
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Based on the weight of your trailer you will need a higher rated system, something like the # RP66130 could work as long as your tongue weight fell within it's range, 800...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution WD System be Used with Air Bags
    Some Weight Distribution (WD) systems allow you to utilize air bags on your vehicle but if you have a properly rated WD system your sag should not be an issue. You want to make sure your WD system has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle....
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  • Effects Of Tilting Trailer Ball Mount On Weight Distribution System
    When you tilt the ball of a weight distribution system rearward on your hitch (toward the trailer) you are changing the physics of the system and therefore also the tension on the rear of the trunnion spring bars. Tilting the head rearward will take more of the weight off the rear axle of the towing vehicle by shifting it to the front axle. I have attached a video that shows a weight distribution system being installed and how the measurements should be taken to determine correct adjustment. A...
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  • How to Determine Total Tongue Weight for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    That's a great question and the 755 lb tongue weight for your 2016 Keystone Cougar X-Lite 25RDB is the dry tongue weight - which means it is the tongue weight of your Cougar X-Lite when it is completely unloaded. To choose the right Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system you will need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go Keystone Cougar plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2008 Ford F-250. Tongue...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 28 Foot Haulmark Enclosed Trailer
    If the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your Haulmark Enclosed Trailer is 10,000 lbs then I can estimate that the tongue weight will be at most between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs if properly loaded . You are also going to want to add the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle when choosing a weight distribution system. Therefore, I recommend taking a look at the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control part # RP66130 which is rated for a total tongue...
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  • Best Weight Distribution for 2014 Ram 2500 and Trailer with 1,322 Pound Tongue Weight
    To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. An 800 pound system is rated much too low for a tongue weight at 1,322 pounds. You will want a system that is rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds such as # RP66130 that you have referenced. This system also comes...
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  • Choosing a 15K-Rated Reese Trunnion Style Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch
    If your Ford Excursion has a suspension lift you can use a weight distribution/sway control system that includes an adjustable shank to allow you to match the heights of your trailer and truck for level towing. First you will want to take a precise measurement of the trailer tongue weight when it is fully loaded, just as when you will be on the road (full water tank, full propane tank, and with all usual gear and supplies loaded). A weight distribution hitch must be matched to a trailer...
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    When choosing a weight distribution system, you will first want to make sure that it will be properly rated for your towing setup. The most important factor to consider when looking at systems is your total tongue weight. This includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any added weight coming from behind the rear axle of your 2014 Ram 2500. You will want this number to fall somewhere around the middle of the weight capacity range on the weight distribution system...
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  • What Weight Distribution System is Right for 1,250 lbs Tongue Weight?
    If your total tongue weight - the weight of the cargo behind your rear axle plus the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer - is 1,250 lbs, you would need a system that has a tongue weight capacity which 1,250 lbs falls in the middle of to give you the best performance and ride. For example, the system I recommend, the Reese Strait-Line # RP66130 has a tongue weight capacity between 900 lbs and 1,500 lbs with a gross towing weight of 15,000 lbs. It features automatically self-adjusting...
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  • Best Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Puma 30 ft Tow Hauler
    You would want the Reese Strait Line part # RP66130 which has a tongue weight range of 800-1,500 lbs and features the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a shank you would also need the part # RP54970. For a hitch ball you would then want the part # C40030 which is a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball.
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  • Can I Tow a Wildcat 5th Wheel Trailer Weighing 8415 Pounds Dry Weight with a 2008 Toyota Tundra 5.7L
    Your slider hitch such as Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch # PS30094 has a slider hitch that moves the hitch and king pin 10-inches closer to your tail gate. You will need to measure from the back of your cab to the center of your hitch, plus another 10 inches (how far the slider hitch moves) and then another 4-inches to equal at least 52-inches. The greater the space between the cab and 5th wheel trailer allows for greater turning clearance. With that example, you would need at least...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and Trailer with 1400 Pounds Tongue Weight
    A weight distribution system rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds is certainly enough for 920 pounds of tongue weight. But you also have to factor in what the tongue weight would be with the trailer loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of your 2014 Silverado. That could push it over that 1,200 pound capacity. A safe bet would be to go to a system rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds, such as # RP66130 that you mentioned. Given you estimate a tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Camper with 1250 lbs of 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 an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Assuming that your 1,250 lb figure includes the weight of cargo behind the rear axle I would recommend the Strait Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66130. Your tongue...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System And Suspension Enhancement For 2017 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab 4x4
    It sounds like you may need a different weight distribution system for sway control as well as suspension enhancement for your 2017 Ram 1500. For a weight distibution system, based on the weight of your camper's dry weight and taking some educated guesses at total tongue weight (which included loaded trailer tongue weight and any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your truck like coolers) I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 15,000 lbs GTW,...
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