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

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 Nissan Pathfinder and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both Nissan Pathfinder 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 Nissan Pathfinder 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 Nissan Pathfinder 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 Nissan Pathfinder. 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 Nissan Pathfinder 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


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   (26 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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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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