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Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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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 from Reese. Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW part number RP66542 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66542

  • WD Only
  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible

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: 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 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/ RP66542Required - 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).



66542 Reese Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar



RP66542 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP66542 Installation instructions


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Video of Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution - WD Only - RP66542 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number RP66542. This is the Reese Weight Distribution System. It's going to include a shank as well as the hitch pin and clip to get the shank secured inside of your hitch. This system is designed to evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control. It's going to creates a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and trailer. It's going to feature the trunnion spring bar design, so these are going to be hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility. The bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a nice controlled, even ride. It's got the curved ends as well that are designed for use with the dual-cam sway control system.

It's going to be sold separately with part number RP26002. The spring-bar tension can be adjusted, simply by switching the links in the lift chains. That's going to allow you to fine-tune the system for your particular application. You're also going to be able to get the desired tilt that you need, with the serrated-washer design here on the head assembly in the hardware. I'm going to flip it around, let me show you that real quick. You got the two large washers up here.

They have teeth on the inside of them. That's going to allow to dig into the teeth of the head of the weight distribution system. That's going to allow it to tilt, and you're going to be able to get the desired angle for your particular towing application. Then once you got the angle that you need, all you got to do is to tighten up the hardware. Those teeth are going to interlock with one another. It's going to hold it in place.

That's going to eliminate the need to having to pile on washer after like washer like you use to have to to get the desired tilt that you need for your particular application. That's a great system to have in place. It's also going to feature the forged, raised ball platform on the head. That's going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. It's going to come with that solid steel shank. It's got a nice black powder coat finish to it.

It is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. It's a solid one piece steel, so there's no welds, no cuts on it. It's going to be very strong and very durable. This system is going to include the head assembly, the adjustable shank. You're going to the lift brackets, you're going to get the trunnion spring bars, the lift chains, all the pins and clips that you need. You're also going to get the sham, you're going to get a hitch ball shank reducer sleeve. You're going to get the snap up handle. Now, when you're setting this up, this portion right here is actually going to be dropped into a lower position. Just like that, it's going to allow you to connect the chains. Now, because of the tension that the chain set, it's really hard sometimes to get that back up in the position by hand. They include this nice snap up handle for leverage. All you got to do is use that, it's going to make that a little bit easier to get back up in the position. Once you have it up there, you can secure the lift bracket or the chains in place by reinstalling the safety pin in that and that's going to hold the chains up. It's going to keep it from being able to come back down. It is going to require a hitch ball. That's going to be sold separately. In our description you'll see that it requires an 1 1/4" diameter shank. You can also use one with a 1" diameter shank but in that case you will have to use the included reducer sleeve that goes in there. It reduces that hole from 1 1/4" diameter down to a 1" diameter. This system is going to offer a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs to 1,200 lbs with a gross towing weight of 12,000 lbs. The shank is designed to fit a 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver, that's rated for use with weight-distribution systems. When positioning the lift-bracket, you want to position them about 30" back from the hitch ball. You'll do that measurement on both sides of your trailer frame. That's the location where you're going to mount this. It's got the est bolt on the back so all you got to do is tighten that down. It's going to apply pressure to the inside edge of the trailer frame. Which is going to hold the lift brackets in place. The brackets are going to requires approximately a 5 1/2" of space along the trailer frame. Keep in mind that they will not fit trailer frames wider than 2 1/2". Here at the shank, you're going to have a shank length of about 14". That's from center of hitch pin holes to center where the ball mounts. Here on the shanks, it's going to have multiple hole design. The holes are going to be separated by an 1 1/4". If you look in there, I can count the holes for you real quick. Bringing you 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. The shank is a 6 hole design. Center on center these holes are going to be separated by an 1 1/4". That's going to offer a maximum rise of 6-1/2" or a maximum drop of 1-1/4". It's already have to set in the lowest position. It can be flipped over in using the rise position if you need to for your particular application. I did mention that it comes with the sham, the sham is optional to use. It's originally designed to take out any gap that you have between the shank and the bracket face here on the weight distribution head. You can slide that in there, the holes are going to line up with the big bolts. That way it's just going to take out any gap or any slack that you may have. Now, when it comes to selecting the weight distribution system. You want to be sure that you select the one that's going to be appropriate for your application. To determine the proper weight rating for a weight-distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. That's going to be an important factor. Then you'll add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Combine those two measurements, that's going to make up the tongue weight rating for a weight-distribution system. It's going to help guide your decision and make that a little bit easier. Everything is a solid steel construction. It has a really nice black powder coat finish on it. The entire unit is going to stand up really well against rust and corrossion. Providing a pretty long life. You're going to get many years of use out of this system. That's going to do it for our review of part number RP66542. This is the Reese Weight Distribution System including the shank and all the hardware that you need. .


Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW - RP66542

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (27 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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We're first time horse trailer owners and took the recommendation of EquiSpirit as to where to purchase the necessary equipment. We have been very satisfied with your service, your speedy delivery and no delivery charge on the heavy items. 703403



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PROMPT FAST SERVICE 576601



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Good price, fast free shipping 569996



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Great product!! 529198



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I bought this to use with my Jayco Jayflight 21QB, works great! Easy to hook up. 510399



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works as designed 489724



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This has made hauling our trailer a lot easier. The trailer is a 24 ft enclosed, used mainly for racing. 486898



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Very fast service and its just what I was looking for, Thank You 469187


Comments

Holds a load very well and keeps my truck on track going down the road!

Merle - 01/24/2019

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The hitch is plenty heavy duty and worth the money. Makes a big difference when driving with a heavier trailer when compared to a conventional hitch. Delivery of the hitch was fast too!! 450937



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The product, for how much steel it consists of came to my front door step completely unscathed. The packaging was flawless. After the cursory inspection, I began laying out the parts readying myself for assembly. The instructions were thoughtfully crafted and easy to follow. Once mounted and setup, I took the trailer for a test pull. My trailer is a 26' enclosed car hauler. I put my wife's car in the trailer (her car is relatively small and probably only ways 2500 lbs give or take) and pulled 5 miles of curvy roads and about 10 miles of freeway. The system is confidence inspiring! I would whole-heartily recommend this product. It arrived quickly mounted easily and inspires confidence. What more could you ask for? 417491



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Exactly what I needed. Good quality , everything was included with complete instructions to install. 357407



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Perfect and great price 349157



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Another great Reese Product. Installed on a Tundra towing a Flagstaff Tent Trailer with a toy deck. I was having problems with the load sinking my truck and trailer. With the distribution system installed it is now towing very nicely. I had to increase the length of the chain by 1 link due to the way that the hitch on the trailer was built. I would buy and use another one with NO hesitation. 294712



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Appears to be good quality and easy to install - just need some time and don't rush the process. Have only used it once on a short trip and seems to be good. I noticed that the ride seems stiffer than with the curve bar type that I had prior - the bars are bigger and at a different point and do not appear to flex much. Shipping was faster than I expected for a heavier package. I will know how it performs after taking a longer trip. 277310



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We ordered the the weight distribution kit and hitch for a new camper on May 20th. We were going camping on the 26th of may and still had not received confirmation of shipping on the 23rd. My wife called and spoke to Sandy who advised that the online order dept was very backlogged but that she would check into getting it shipped right out for us. We received the hitch on the 25th and were able to get it hooked up and ready to go for the memorial weekend camping trip. Excellent product but more importantly to us was the above and beyond customer service we received. 255811


Comments

Great product!!!Very well built.

mark o - 06/21/2017

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Great product instructions easy to follow, easy to install. It was a backordered product but came in a week earlier that expected. Packaged well though box was ripped in during shipping, watch out for the shim (optional shim Kit) that comes with the kit, almost threw it out was stuck loose in the bottom of the box. 221971



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Just installed looks like it will do the job. 184585



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purchased this to replace my old load leveler. when I bought a new bunkhouse w/ a tipout the old 8000# wouldn't handle it. it was easy to put together and the hook is a breeze. the price was excellent and delivery was very quick. 183090



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Product came in with no problem packaged perfect on time also thank you will buy from your place again 168356



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I am very happy with the Reese Weight Distribution System that I purchased from E-Trailer. Even more... I got exceptional customer serviced from the staff and Technical Experts that I contracted. I have included some installation tips in the attachments & a photo of what it is all about! 165429



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works great 158937



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Excellent quality, forged not cast. Quick shipping, knowledgeable sales staff. I would highly recommend e trailer. 100113



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Excellent delivery speed, unfortunately we had to wait until last week to have the trailer delivered. Used the hitch 3 times and are very pleased with the ease of installation. Enjoyed the heavy duty bar to over center the distribution bar. Used the same trick I used on previous hitches - place a bicycle handlebar grip on one end of the bar - much more comfortable. First time with trunnion bars - I'll never go back to the bent bar type with the snap pins and flexible clips - I've had to replace them several times - a real pain to drill out the rivets and find new ones. Very satisfied with hitch. Pulling a 24' Outdoor RV - "Timber Ridge" - 8000 GVW with 900 lb tongue weight with a Ford F250 Diesel. Pulls like a dream! 95618



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Product appears to be of top quality and is very well built. I am hoping that it will shift more of the weight to the front of the truck and level it out. I will find out this spring when the towing season starts. 63137



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I ordered a Reese Weight Distribution Hitch from etrailer and it was shipped the same day. It arrived in great shape, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The online price at etrailer was substantially less than what it would of cost locally. 57021



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Very fast shipping and excellent product. I will definitely do business with etrailer.com again. Thanks. 9487



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I just received a reese weight dist system and works great good quaility heavy metal wood recamend at a good price 9020


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  • Weight Distribution Drop Shank Recommendation for Trailer being Towed by Taller Truck
  • You definitely need a shank with more drop than what you currently have. Most likely the part # FA92-02-4315 would give you the amount drop you'd need as it has ability to provide up to 7 inches of drop but you'd want to first determine the amount of drop you'd need. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct drop. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the...
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  • Replacement Head Bolts or Shims for Weight Distribution Head
  • For the Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank # RP66542 you asked from, if you have 1/32 inch back and forth giving you 0.0625 inch of play, then it is recommended to use the Replacement Shim Kit for Heavy Duty and High Performance Weight Distribution Systems # 58207. However if you only have 1/32 inch movement in one direction, then the shim will be too large at 0.042 inch when 1/32 inch is 0.0312 inches. If the shim fits it is recommended to use it. If it does not fit, then the...
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  • Can Reese Weight Distribution System for 2 inch Hitch be Used in a 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • If you have a Reese weight distribution system that fit a 2 inch hitch you can easily swap out just the shank of it and it will be able to install in your new 2-1/2 inch hitch. For that we have the part # RP54976 which can do up to a 1-1/4 inch drop or the part # RP54977 which can do up to a 5-3/4 inch drop.
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  • Reese Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 1,050 lbs of Tongue Weight
  • If your loaded tongue weight is 1,050 lbs then the Reese Weight Distribution system part # RP66542 would work well as it has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs which would work well for you. The only setup that would be better would be the Strait Line part # RP66084 as it has the same tongue weight range but has a sway control system that stops sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for 5,800 lb Trailer
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The loaded tongue weight for a...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Towing Multiple Trailers
  • Finding the correct weight distribution system for multiple trailers can be a difficult task because weight distributions systems must be chosen based on the fully loaded tongue weight of the trailer. For your situation, I would recommend Weight Distribution System, # RP66542, that you referenced. This system will be more effective on trailers with heavier tongue weights which is where sway and weight distribution will be more of an issue. One thing that you should keep in mind when...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation Towing 7,500 lb Trailer
  • If you use the Reese Elite hitch extender part # RP45292 in your 2-1/2 inch hitch at the 24 inch length with a weight distribution system you'd have an 8,000 lb capacity. That would be the only way to get an extension with the needed capacity. For a properly rated weight distribution system then you'd need the Reese Steadi-Flex kit part # RP66560 which has integrated sway control and you'd be set.
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution Spring Bars for 1000 Tongue Weight
  • The parts that you have referenced have been obsoleted by Reese and they were unable to identify what you have. The closest weight distribution system currently produced by Reese is the # RP66542 which is rated at 12,000 lbs GTW and 1,200 lbs TW. The replacement arms for the # RP66542 is Reese # RP66009 and the chains that you need is Reese # RP55630. You will need to order 1 chain set for each arm. My technical contact at Reese let me know that the new design of the springbar and...
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  • How Far Back on Trailer Frame Do Frame Brackets Mount in Reese Weight Distribution System RP66542
  • On Reese Weight Distribution System # RP66542 the frame brackets will actually be back the furthest on the frame. Measured from the center of the trailer coupler ball cavity back along the frame to the edge of the bracket closest to the trailer body will be 32-1/4 inches. For a compatible ball for this system use # 19286.
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  • Reese Round Bar and Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution System Compatibility
  • I see that you have purchased the Reese trunnion weight distribution system # RP66542. This installs on a trailer so that the chain lift brackets are centered about 30-inches back from the hitch ball. With the 10K round bar Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66086 the lift brackets are positioned the same distance from the hitch ball. But note that if the other system is the Strait-Line, it must be installed using the appropriate cam arm assemblies, either part # RP58435...
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  • Choosing Firestone or Timbren Suspension System for Towing 3-Horse Trailer
  • Given the choice between the Timbren system ( # TFRTT1502D for 2wd or # TFR150D for 4wd models) or the Firestone # F2350, I'd choose the Timbrens because although the springs won't have any effect on the vehicle ride when there isn't load being applied, they'll get progressively stiffer as more weight is added. The Timbrens have a 6K capacity, but you'll be limited by the payload capacity of your truck. The Firestone springs don't carry a weight capacity, per my contact at Firestone. If...
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  • How to Pick out a Weight Distribution System for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a 35 ft Travel Trailer
  • The most reliable way to get towing capacities on a vehicle is to check the owners manual. There can be a lot of contradictory information floating around the internet so I would recommend you either check your owners manual or contact a Dodge dealer. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of a setup. Once you know that you can pick out a system that will work the best for you. You should note that any weight from cargo behind...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed On A 2003 Chevy 3500 Towing A 7,500 Lbs. Wildwood Trailer
  • Weight distribution systems should be used anytime the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the vehicles weight. So I would recommend a weight distribution system for your 2003 Chevy 3500 Dually towing a 7500 lb. trailer. In addition to eliminating the squat experienced when the trailer is attached, a weight distribution system can lead to performance increases in steering, traction, and braking while also decreasing trailer sway. Weight distribution systems are rated by the tongue...
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  • What is the Torque Rating for the Bolts on the Head of Reese Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution 66542
  • The Reese weight distribution system # RP66542 uses 3/4 inch bolts to hold the head to the shank. The instructions, linked for reference, state the torque rating. The instructions that are linked are always going to be the most updated version so even if the manufacturer changes something in them you will still be able to see the latest version using that link. Torque specs are currently on page 2 of the linked instructions.
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  • Compatibility of Reese Strait-Line # RP66084 with Ford F250 Towing Travel Trailer with 800 lb TW
  • As long as the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer (plus the weight of anything stored in the bed or cargo area of the tow vehicle behind the rear axle) is between 600 and 1200 lbs, the # RP66084 would be an excellent choice. The # RP66084 is indeed a combination of the 66542,54970 and 26002. The # 19286 trailer ball you referred to is compatible with the RP66084. The Strait-Line system is the best sway control system we offer. Instead of reacting to sway once...
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  • Determining if Weight Distribution System is Being Overloaded
  • I'm a bit confused by the description of your set up. You mention that the Eaz-Lift set up is rated at 14000 towing/1400 tongue weight, but then go on to say the bars are rated at 600 lbs. If your spring bars are rated at a maximum of 600 lbs, it means that the tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of anything stowed behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle cannot exceed the rating of the spring bars. It's vitally important that you're aware of the total tongue weight of your...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation For 2001 Ford F-250
  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your 2001 Ford F-250 and trailer, you will want to choose the best system you can. I recommend getting a system that also has sway-control. Together, these systems will provide a smooth, level ride and stop the sway caused by crosswinds and large passing trucks. I have attached a couple of helpful articles that explain weight distribution and determining tongue weight you can check out. I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for a 2010 Ford F-150 with Electronic Sway Control
  • Yes, I do agree with your assessment that mechanical sway control would be a plus if needed. I would start off with a weight distribution system that is capable of having a dual cam sway control system added to it. This way you and get the weight distribution system installed and set up properly for your truck and trailer and then take it on a test run to see if sway control is needed. If it is not needed, you do not have money invested in the extra parts. If needed you can then add...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendations for 10K Capacity 6x10 Bri-Mar Dump Trailer
  • We've got you covered. In order to choose the properly-rated system for your needs, we'll need to know the tongue weight of the trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to tow. The weight of anything carried in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle also needs to be considered tongue weight. Assuming that at times you load the trailer right to its capacity, a system like the Reese # RP66542 trunnion bar system with its 1200 lb tongue weight capacity would be perfect. The system includes...
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  • Is Weight Distribution/Sway Control Needed for 2013 Subaru Tribeca Towing 2500-lb Trailer
  • A weight distribution (and/or sway control) system is worth considering under several conditions. One is if your loaded trailer weight (GTW) is more than 50 percent of your vehicle's weight (GVWR). According to my research your Tribeca has a curb weight of 4214-lbs. With your loaded trailer weight being about 2500-lbs you are right at the point where weight distribution may help trailer and tow vehicle handling. You might refer to the linked article on weight distribution. If you find...
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  • Can 2015 GMC Acadia AWD Use Weight Distribution and will It Increase Towing Capacities
  • What you need to do is check the hitch or owners manual on your vehicle. There will be towing capacities listed, and if you see a second set of towing capacities when using a weight distribution system that will tell you if you have the ability to A. use a WD system, and B. know if you have higher capacities when you use one. The hitches we offer like the Draw Tite part # 75528 are rated for weight distribution. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs when used with a weight...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with Tongue Weight Between 600 and 800 lbs
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Based on that the part # RP66542...
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  • Should Weight Distribution Spring Bar Chains be Tight When the System is Installed
  • On a weight distribution system that has spring bars hanging from chains, once you engage the spring bars and lower the jack the chains will be tight. It does sound like some adjustments need to be made though since you should have about 5 chain links from the hanger to the spring bar. You should be able to back up without remove the bars on a system like # RP66542 so it does sound like it is either a little too tight and needs to be adjusted or the system is not rated properly for the...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 7,000 lb V-Nose Trailer
  • For V-nose trailers like you have the solution for attaching the chain hangers is to go with ones that bolt onto the side of the trailer frame like the Reese brackets part # RP58305. 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...
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  • In a towing setup you always have to use the lowest rated component as the overall towing capacity. The Curt Hitch part # C15323 that you referenced has much higher capacities than what your vehicle has. All that means is that the hitch portion of your setup wouldn't fail if you went above your capacity, but your vehicle would most likely. If the max capacity with weight distribution for your vehicle is 1,200 lb tongue weight and 12,000 total weight that is the max you could do with...
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution Head for 18 Year-Old Reese Trunnion Spring Bars
  • The weight distribution heads and the trunnions on the spring bars have gone through several evolutionary changes over the years, so the # RP58167 almost certainly wouldn't be compatible with spring bars that are 18 years old. However, I can get try to get some confirmation or attempt to find something compatible if you could provide the part numbers from your existing spring bars. If you can't find any numbers on your bars, honestly your best course of action would be to go with a new...
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  • Best Complete Towing Setup for a 2003 Chevy Suburban 1500
  • First thing you need to do is check your owners manual to determine if your vehicle has the capacity to tow 8,000 lbs. Let's start with a hitch. For that I will recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 41930. This would have more than enough capacity. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8...
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  • For that much tongue weight there's really only one way to use a hitch extender on your 2000 Ford F-250 short bed. For that you'd want the Torklift Super hitch part # TLF1002 with a Super Truss hitch extender part # TLE1524 with a weight distribution system like part # RP66542.
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  • My information shows that the maximum towing capacity of the 2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4wd with 4.7 liter V8 engine and 3.55 rear end gear ratio is 4,100 lbs. This means that if you were to tow a travel trailer with a dry weight of 3800 lbs you would only be able to add 300 lbs of gear to the trailer, including water, propane, trailer battery, and all of the other equipment you will need. You should check your specific vehicle max towing capacities in your owners manual or consult the vehicle...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 1,000 lbs Tongue Weight
  • Spring bars for weight distribution systems are not known for wearing out. As long as the system doesn't get damaged in any way you can use the same spring bars for as long as they are properly rated for your trailer setup. If you are right at 1,000 lbs the 1,500 lb Blue Ox system part # BXW1500 would be too high rated in my opinion. You would end up with a setup that would provide you with a harsher ride quality. Now when picking out a weight distribution system you also have to...
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