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Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Compatible with dual cams if you decide you need high-performance sway control down the road
  • Flexible, well-made trunnion bars offer a smooth ride and more ground clearance than round bars
  • Easy-to-adjust head makes setup simple

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Chains don't provide much tension or stability, so this won't do anything to keep your trailer in line
  • You'll have to buy a hitch ball separately
  • Low tongue weight compared to other 10K setups, so you're more limited on the size of your trailer
High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number RP66540 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66540

  • WD Only
  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Reese

High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank included. Hitch ball 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
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
    • Curved ends are designed for use with dual-cam sway control (RP26002 - sold separately)
  • 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
  • Forged, raised ball platform on head eliminates need for raised hitch ball
  • Solid steel shank has corrosion-resistant powder coat
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, trunnion spring bars, lift chains, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 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 a 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/ RP66540Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • Dual-Cam Sway Control

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 Trunnion-Bar Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese 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 this 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. In addition, 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 (sold separately).



66540 Reese Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66540 Installation instructions


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Video of Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution - WD Only - RP66540 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Reese Weight Disruption system. This weight distribution system has a maximum tongue weight capacity of six hundred pounds and a gross towing weight capacity of ten thousand pounds. It is designed to fit a two inch by two inch trailer hit receiver that's rated for use with a weight distribution system. It's going to be covered with a limited lifetime warranty. Now a weight distribution system is going to help evenly distribute weight over the axles over the tow vehicle and trailer, which is going to offer better stability and control. Ultimately it's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer, and it's also going to correct tow vehicle sag and it's going to improve steering and stopping. Now this system is going to feature trunnion spring bars that are hot-rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility.

These bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for controlled, even ride. The curved ends on the bars are designed for use with dual-cam sway control, part number RP26002. That is sold separately. The system will also work with friction style sway control, something like part number RP26660. It's got the attachment point right there for a system like that. The spring bar tension can be adjusted.

All you have to do is switch the links and the lift chains to fine tune the system. It's going to come with the snap up lever, which is going to help get the lift brackets in place. Once the chains are connected, that's going to help reduce the amount of lifting required by the trailer jack, so this just allows you to get the proper leverage needed to get those up and in place. The lift brackets, they're going to take up about five and a half inches along the trailer frame, and they will not fit trailer frames wider than two and a half inches. It's going to come with the set bolt.

It's a clamp-on design. No drilling required. You place this on, and then you tighten this down until it makes contact with the frame of your trailer and then give it another quarter of a turn, to fully secure that. Then in the up position, it's going to be held in place with these clips. Here at the head assembly, it does have a tilting feature. The desired tit or pitch is easily achieved with a serrated washer design, so no more having to pile on washer after washer to get the required tilt for your application.

It's going to have a washer located on each side, here on that upper piece of hardware, and the washers is going to have serrated teeth, and then on the head assembly are going to be grooves. Those all match up once the hardware's tightened. That's going to be what secures the head assembly into position that you need it to be in for your application. It's also going to have a forged, raised ball platform on the head, which is going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. Now everything is going to be steel construction, nice powder-coated finish to resist rust and corrosion. The shank right here is included. This is an adjustable shank that can be used in the rise or drop position. The shank is made from solid steel with that durable, powder-coat finish on it as well. The shank is going to feature a six hole design for adjusting the head assembly. The distance between those adjustment holes on center is going to be an inch and a quarter. It does come with your hitch pin and clip to get your unit installed inside of your hitch. Then here, it's going to have two hitch pin holes. You can simply just choose whatever one works best for your application. The distance that we have from the center of those hitch pin holes to the center of where the ball would mount, is going to be around fourteen inches. The system does come with everything that you see on the table. Your hitch ball sold separately. This is designed to accept hitch ball with an inch and a quarter diameter shank, or you can choose the hitch ball with the one inch shank diameter, but you will have to use the included reducer sleeve, to reduce that opening size. It's going to come with a shim, that's this right here. This is designed to be used if you notice a gap between this portion and the head assembly. It's got the holes in there that lines up with the two bolts for the mounting hardware of the head assembly to the adjustable shank. You would just place that in there and again, that's designed to fill the gap between the head assembly and the mounting points on the shank, if needed. Now with the system fully installed on your application, you are able to back up your trailer. This is compatible with electric brakes. It's also compatible with surge or hydraulic brakes, but please keep in mind, that's only when used without any sway control device. You always want to be sure to maintenance your system according to the included manual and instructions. To make it easier, there are two oil holes right here at the top of the head assembly on this top plate to lubricate the upper portion of the trunnion bars. Now I talked a little bit earlier about the lift brackets. There are optional mounts that take up less space on the trailer frame. Those are available, they're sold separately. They can be found here at etrailer.com. With the unit in the rise position and head assembly at the highest setting, we're going to have a maximum rise of about six and a half inches. It's measuring from the top of our shank, where the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch, to the top of the ball platform. With it in the drop position, with the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give us a maximum drop of about an inch and a quarter. That's going to do it for today's look at the Reese Weight Distribution System. Again, this has a maximum tongue weight capacity of six hundred pounds, and a gross towing weight capacity of ten thousand pounds.


Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - RP66540

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Ordered this on Monday and received it today. Looks like it is well made and will be ready to tow my Rockwood 2280 2016 year with my 2015 Sienna minivan. I was originally going to tow using only the standard hitch and ball but after doing further research decided the weight distribution system was the way to go, particularly because the Sienna rides low to the ground normally. 620173



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Easy to follow directions for a first time user. 509288



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PERFECT! It has made pulling the trailer much smoother and easier. Item was delivered as described. Believe we had help in ordering the part(s) for this we were very grateful. 456890


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EXCELLENT - its doing its job and we are very pleased.
Cathy L - 12/03/2018

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I have owned a my Reese distribution hitch for a year now and am extremely happy. The product and tech department where very knowledgeable and help me pick the right setup without any hassle. I would recommend etrailer to anyone. 304989



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The assistance by Ashley in selecting the proper load leveling unit for my application was excellent! The unit arrived extremely fast and in excellent condition with all of the components well packaged. The installation proceeded exactly as shown on the installation video shown on their product website.This is definately company I will continue to do business with as the need arises. 246598



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The best: website, service, S&H time, videos and product was exactly as needed. Thanks 58608


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a Trailer that Weighs 3,700 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 an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You want to pick a system that has a tongue weight range that your loaded tongue weight falls right into the middle of. If your trailer weighs 3700 lbs when loaded that means...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a Casita Camper Trailer
    Since your tongue weight is right at 350 lbs I would recommend going with the Reese SC Weight Distribution Hitch part # RP66540 which would be an excellent choice. This system uses trunnion bars which will give you better ground clearance when compared to a round bar setup. To determine if your propane tanks will interfere you will need to measure 29 inches from the center of your coupler back on the trailer frame. Thats where the spring bar hangers will need to be installed, so if there...
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  • Why are Some Trailer Hitches Rated for Weight Distribution and Others Are Not
    Weight distribution systems are quite helpful for towing but not every hitch can be used with them. The issue is that the spring bar tension that the system puts on the vehicle and hitch can be too much and could potentially damage either. It's not that the vehicle itself wouldn't benefit from a WD system it's that the torque the system puts on the attachment points for the hitch and/or vehicle just would be too much. The Hidden Hitch part # 87626 that you referenced is rated for...
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  • When to Use a Weight Distribution System when Towing 3,500 lb Trailer
    If the trailer you plan on towing weighs more than half of the weight of the tow vehicle we recommend the use of weight distribution. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. You should note that the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle should be considered tongue weight as well. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out. A system like the part # RP66540 should work...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed For 2007 Ford Expedition Towing a Titan 3,000-Lb Loaded Trailer
    A good rule to follow when deciding whether or not to use weight distribution is to remember that weight distributing systems should be used any time the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicles weight. So with the trailer at almost 2,000 pounds, and 1,000 pounds loaded on it, you are looking at about 3,000 pounds total trailer weight. Since the 2007 Ford Expedition can weigh as much as 7,700 pounds, a weight distribution may not be required for your setup, but you would...
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  • Does 2015 Toyota Tundra Need Weight Distribution Towing 2016 R-Pod 179
    I wouldn't think so to be perfectly honest, but weight distribution will give you a better towing experience, maybe not a huge difference but it will make an improvement. I looked up the towing capacity of your truck and it looks to have a capacity of around 10,000 lbs which means towing a 3,200 lb trailer loaded would not be an issue at all. The benefits you'll gain though will be better braking and handling especially in an emergency situation. If I were you I'd tow the trailer without...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Hyundai Santa Fe that Sags When Towing Trailer
    For suspension sag from the weight of a trailer a better solution than suspension enhancement is a weight distribution system. A WD system will not only level the suspension of the tow vehicle, but it will also distribute some of the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle so that braking and handling is improved. 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....
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  • Comparing Reese # RP66540 Weight Distribution System to Pro Series # 49585
    The Reese Weight distribution system # RP66540 is very similar to the discontinued Pro Series 49585. Both will serve the same purpose, you just have different styles of trunnion bars and the tilt adjustment function. The Reese System uses a serrated-washer design and the Pro Series System uses the stacked washers of traditional systems. The chain hangers # RP58305 can be used with either system. You will also need hitch ball # A-90 for a 2 inch ball or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for 2013 Ford Flex Towing a TrailManor 3023
    To actuate the brakes on your Trailmanor camper, you would indeed need to install a brake controller. If the factory tow package on your Flex includes the OEM 7-way on the back bumper, the install would be plug-and-play, using the # 22292 Brake Controller Wiring Adapter. The wiring adapter would plug into the connector located under the dash pretty much directly below the steering column as shown in the photos I have edited for you. You can't go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2012 Honda Pilot
    Any time your tow vehicle is towing a trailer that weighs more than 50 percent of the total weight of the trailer it is recommended that a weight distribution system be used. The part # RP66540 would be an excellent option as it has a tongue weight range of 200 lbs - 600 lbs which should be perfect for you. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286. It's not a common practice to bring temporary trailer lights in case the trailer's fail. If...
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  • Spring Bar Recommendation for Use with a Vintage Reese Dual Cam Sway Control System
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and he informed me that the newer bars that have the curves at the end will work on every generation of sway control. If you need trunnion style spring bars I would recommend you get Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Spring Bar Kit, part # RP22225, based on the 440 lbs of tongue weight of your 1967 Airstream Tradewind trailer that you would be towing with your 2011 F150. If you need a round spring bar I would recommend a Replacement Round Spring Bar...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 3500 GVWR Pop-Up Camper Towed by Toyota Tundra
    Anytime the fully loaded and ready to tow trailer weight is greater than 50 percent of the weight of the tow vehicle, using weight distribution should be considered. When you get the pop-up, hitch it to the vehicle and pay special attention to the front and rear ride height of the truck. If the rear end sags more than a few inches when the camper's hitched up, your headlights will be aimed incorrectly and braking and steering response can be negatively affected because of the sag at...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2004 Dodge Dakota Towing Trailer with 350 lbs Tongue Weight
    If the trailer you plan on towing weighs more than half of the weight of the tow vehicle we recommend the use of weight distribution. A weight distribution system would be a good idea for the weight of your trailer and the capacity your truck would have. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. You should note that the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle should be considered tongue weight as...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for Keystone Travel Trailer with 705 lb Tongue Weight
    If that 705 lb tongue weight figure that you mention represents a fully loaded trailer that will never have more weight than that, the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 will work perfectly for you. If the tongue weight would approach or exceed the 800 lb limit when fully loaded with gear, part # RP66084 would be a better choice for you. This system works well for trailers with tongue weights ranging from 600-1200 lbs. I have included a link to the installation details...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria and 1968 Airstream Trailer
    First you will need to verify the towing capacities of the 2009 Ford Crown Vic by checking the owners manual. If you already have a trailer hitch then make sure it is rated for use with weight distribution. There should be a sticker on the hitch that lists the capacities using weight distribution if the hitch is compatible. If it is not then you would want to add a different hitch such as # 13707. This hitch is rated for 400 pounds tongue weight and 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a Horse Trailer
    I am not sure I know what you mean as I have never heard of the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 being better for a horse trailer. I would however agree that a weight distribution system with sway control has more benefits than a weight distribution without sway control. For a great weight distribution system with sway control, I recommend taking a look at the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System like part # FA92-00-1000. These systems are excellent options as they have...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser and 2,900 Pound Trailer
    Anytime the trailer weight is at least 50 percent of the vehicle weight OR if the vehicle sags at the back with the trailer connected, you would benefit from a weight distribution system. To determine the correct system for your application you will need to know the total tongue weight. The total tongue weight can be calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, then add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander and Jayco 23B Trailer
    Checking the owners manual is always a good first step. There may also be information in the manual regarding the use of weight distribution so I would take a look through the towing section again to determine if there are any specific recommendations from Toyota. To use weight distribution you will need to have a 2 inch hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution. This information could be in the owners manual and there should also be a sticker on the hitch with capacity...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 400 lbs Tongue Weight
    The Reese Trunnion Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 would be a great choice. It has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and is a simple yet effective design. It also will allow backing up as long as it's mainly in a straight line. This is the case for basically all weight distribution systems though. As long as you aren't jackknifing the trailer you can leave the spring bars connected. Otherwise you'll need to disconnect them.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation For 2011 Jeep Liberty And Boat Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system the most important thing to know is the tongue weight. The tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded trailer in its ready-to-tow condition added to the weight of any cargo you are going to load behind the rear axle of your towing vehicle. I do recommend a weight distribution system with sway control. Sway can be caused by high winds or large passing trucks. You want to select a system where the tongue weight falls in the middle...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Tundra Towing a Camper
    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 weight distribution system...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Pulling 3500 lb Trailer
    First of all, I'd confirm your Santa Fe can handle a 3500 lb trailer. I tried unsuccessfully to determine the towing capacity of your vehicle online. Keep in mind that the vehicle's capacity is the final word when it comes to the capacity of the trailer you can pull. A weight distribution system will NOT allow you to pull more than what the tow vehicle is rated for. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch is Still Causing Rear End of 1996 Chevy 2500 to Sag
    You may need to adjust the angle of the head to change the tension on the spring bars. If you have not tried that give it a shot. If you continue to have problems then it could be that the system is not rated appropriately for the tongue weight or it could also mean that the trucks rear suspension is starting to get worn.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2012 Honda Odyssey Towing a 3,500 Pound Trailer
    The first thing you will want to do is check the vehicle owners manual to make sure it can be used with weight distribution. We have recently determined that Honda states many of their vehicles cannot be used with weight distribution because of the uni-body frame. If it can be used with weight distribution then based on the weights you have listed I recommend a system rated for 200 to 600 pounds tongue weight, # RP66540. With this system you will just need to add a properly sized ball,...
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  • Recommendation for WD/Sway Control for 2007 Fleetwood Saratoga and 2010 Ford Flex
    Tongue weight will depend on how you load it. I would check the Flex owners manual to see what the weight distribution capacity of the vehicle is. Some vehicles cannot use weight distribution systems. I am not sure on the Flex, but to be safe, I would strongly recommend checking the owners manual. Some of the aftermarket hitches we have do allow use of weight distribution system and some do not. The ones that do, do not allow an increase in tow capacity. So I would imagine if your factory...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2006 Keystone Zeppelin 291 and 2005 Ford F-250
    Weight distribution is recommended any time the trailer weighs at least 50 percent of the vehicle weight or if the vehicle is sagging at the back when the trailer is connected. Sway control would be a good idea in general. From the research I did I found the weight of a 2006 Keystone Zeppelin 291 is 4520 pounds. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight so that would be 452 to 678 pounds. You would then add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Lifted 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
    For your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited if you went with the Curt Hitch part # 9883544 you'd be able to use a weight distribution system like you mentioned. Since you have a lifted vehicle though you'd need to go with a drop shank so that you trailer can be towed level. So you'd want to go with a system that does not have a shank and then use a drop shank like the part # C17124. Then for a weight distribution system we have the part # RP66540 which would work well for you since it has...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Hitch Rating and Rating When Used with Weight Distribution System
    As you mentioned in your question many trailer hitches will have a higher weight rating when used with a weight distribution system. This is simply because a weight distribution system will distribute some of the tongue weight to the front axle of the vehicle, taking that load off the rear axle and thus allowing the hitch to handle more trailer weight. The difference between a hitch's rating and its weight distribution rating is typically only specific to the hitch itself and not necessarily...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 and Coyote Trailer
    To determine the best weight distribution and sway control to use with your Coyote trailer and 2010 Ford F-150, the most important thing to consider is the tongue and gross trailer weights of the trailer. Also, check to make sure your hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system. If your trailer weighs 4,500 pounds and has a 380 pound tongue weight, you will need a system that encompasses that range. The Reese Weight Distribution System, # RP66540, is in that range. This...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for Fleetwood Americana Santa Fe TR3878 Pop-Up Camper
    Your Fleetwood Americana Santa Fe TR3878 pop-up camper has a gross vehicle weight (GVWR) of 3000-lbs so when properly loaded its tongue weight (TW) will typically fall between 300-lbs (10% TW) and 450-lbs (15% TW). Since the Fastway weight distribution system # FA92-00-0800 works for TW from 400-lbs all the way up to 800-lbs I would have to agree that this system is rated too high and would result in jumpy handling from the trailer. The better choice for your trailer is their e2 system...
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