Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point
Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Reese. Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW part number RP66559 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66559

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


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
  • Integrated sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Automotive-grade friction material lines brackets to help correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
    • System head provides frictional resistance to limit movement of spring bars
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved using preset positions on system head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Included lift handle eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • Corrosion-resistant powder coat is long-lasting
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, trunnion spring bars, sway control brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 500 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Shank length:
    • 8-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 13" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum drop: 4"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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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.


Integrated Dependent Sway Control

The Steadi-Flex weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved in 2 ways. First, the system head is designed to firmly hold the spring bars in place to provide tight resistance and help ensure that your trailer tracks behind your vehicle. Second, the spring bar brackets that mount on your trailer's frame produce friction with the bars whenever any side-to-side motion occurs. This keeps the bars from moving, also helping to hold your trailer in a straight line.


System Head with Steel-on-Steel Friction

System Head

The head of the Steadi-Flex system firmly holds the spring bars in place at the hitch point. This tight hold helps to keep the bars from moving, which in turn helps to ensure that the trailer is held firmly in place behind your vehicle. If any sway or side-to-side movement does occur, the spring bars will move only slightly inside of the system's head. This steel-on-steel contact produces frictional resistance to limit further side-to-side motion of the bars, limiting the motion of your trailer in the process. The Steadi-Flex head is wider than most weight distribution heads. This design allows for greater surface area for the spring bars to move against. This makes it easier to produce the friction that resists sway.


Sway Control Brackets with Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Friction Material Brackets

The spring bars attach to the trailer frame with fixed, sturdy steel brackets. They sit on top of the brackets instead of being suspended by chains like the bars that are on traditional weight distribution systems. Chain suspensions typically allow a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Because the Steadi-Flex has brackets in place of chains, that unwanted movement of the spring bars is eliminated. This helps to keep your trailer in line behind your vehicle. In addition, these brackets create friction to limit any side-to-side movement that may occur. When each spring bar on the Steadi-Flex system moves within the bracket, it rubs along the surface of the bracket, creating friction. This resistance limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.


Friction Material

Most systems with sway control brackets use bare steel brackets to create friction with the steel bars. Steel-on-steel friction typically causes a much louder ride, and it can result in wear and tear on the brackets themselves. The Steadi-Flex brackets, on the other hand, are lined with automotive-grade friction material. This material is more abrasive than bare steel, which allows more friction to build up faster and easier. The long-lasting friction material also reduces the banging noise created by the bars hitting the inside of the steel brackets. This provides a quieter ride while towing.


Fast, Easy Installation

The Steadi-Flex system is easy to install and set up. On the trailer side, simply clamp the spring bar brackets around your trailer's frame. Then prepare your vehicle by sliding the included shank into your 2" x 2" hitch receiver, and bolt on the head. The system head can be easily adjusted to achieve the proper angle and optimum leverage for your specific setup. No drilling is required to install this weight distribution system.


Head Tilt Adjustment

Head Adjustment

The head of the Steadi-Flex can be easily adjusted for the best possible angle for your towing setup. Adjusting the head lets you fine-tune the system's leverage so that you can get the best distribution of weight possible. Traditional head tilt adjustment methods require that the head be disassembled so that stackable washers inside the head can be either removed or added on. But with the Steadi-Flex, there are external, toothed washers on either side of the head that make it easy to change the tilt. Simply position the head in one of the preset angles based on your hitch's tongue weight, then bolt it in place, tightening the washers as you do so. Once the head is sitting at the correct angle, tighten the internal adjustment bolt to secure the platform in place.


Tapered Spring Bars

Spring Bars

The spring bars of the Steadi-Flex 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 to evenly distribute the weight between your tow vehicle and your trailer.


The bars easily pin into place inside the system head - no need to torque or re-torque any trunnion bolts to adjust the tension. With fewer parts to manage, installing and maintaining the Steadi-Flex is simple.


Adjustable, Clamp-On Brackets

The spring bar brackets simply clamp around your trailer's frame - no drilling required. These brackets are designed to be positioned 27" to 32" back from your coupler and they can fit a wide range of frame sizes and can even be used on a trailer with a bottom-mounted coupler.


Adjustable Brackets

While other brackets use L-pins to secure the spring bars in place on the brackets, the hinged Steadi-Flex brackets close completely around the spring bars. As a result, you can have greater piece of mind knowing that the spring bars are secure, all without the hassle of using and possibly losing L-pins and any extra hardware.



66559 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW



RP66559 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP66559 Installation instructions

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2010 - 2010 Skyline Nomad Aluma-Bond Travel Trailer 1811B

2009 - 2010 Skyline Weekender Travel Trailer 1811B

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2015 - 2015 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer 188RB

2011 - 2016 Keystone Springdale Summerland Travel Trailer 1890FL

2019 - 2019 Heartland RV Sundance Ultra Lite Travel Trailer 189MB

2018 - 2019 Heartland RV Prowler Lynx Travel Trailer 18LX

2010 - 2010 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer 190

2018 - 2018 Cruiser RV Shadow Cruiser Travel Trailer 193MBS

2018 - 2018 Cruiser RV Shadow Cruiser Travel Trailer 195WBS

2009 - 2010 Skyline Weekender Travel Trailer 197

2011 - 2012 Starcraft Autumn Ridge Travel Trailer 197FBH

2015 - 2015 Skyline Nomad Travel Trailer 198BH

2014 - 2014 Jayco Jay Flight Swift Travel Trailer 198RD

2012 - 2017 Keystone Bullet Premier Ultra Lite Travel Trailer 19FBPR

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




Video Transcript for Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control Test Course

We have a trailer hooked up to our truck and weighted down with several thousand pounds of weight. First we'll take it on our test course without weight distribution. We're only travelling at 20 mph, not the excess sway and lack of control. Not with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System engaged, we will take it on the course again. Note how the system corrects the trailer sway, and we now have more control of the vehicle. Let's take a side by side look. And now slowed down to 50%..


Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW - RP66559

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (120 Customer Reviews)

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.

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Made installation of the P3 brake controller a breeze in my Nissan Frontier. 487001



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easy to install and can back up with this hitch 405982


Comments

great

jim c - 07/15/2018

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Easy to install. No sway. Easy hookup and disconnect . Love being able to back up without unhooking the bars. I get positive impressions from fellow campers. You need to lmprove packaging. It arrived in a jumble of torn up cardboard and parts. Fortunately all the parts were thier. 480037



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Thanks for the technical help and advise on selecting the proper hitch for my application. The hitch arrived on the date you promised-thank you again. It came in what appeared to have been a box at one time (lol) completely destroyed and open. Thankfully all parts appear to be there. I am very happy with the quality of the Reese Steady Flex hitch RP66559 and look forward to many years of towing. E-Trailer is anyones BEST on line source for your equipment needs. Thanks very much- Bob Sac 290567



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Outstanding Job to the etrailer team on communication, all the way from receiving my payment to hitting my doorstep they let me know where my order was. I was impressed with the hitch setup the way it’s designed. Now the only thing I was disappointed about was the way the Ball nut sets up into a cavity and if you don’t have a socket to get to it , you better round one up before it gets delivered. I think that information needs to be added to the description. 476071


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Joe, A 1-78” socket and torque wrench capable of manufacturers specified torque is needed for assembly. If needed, your nearest body shop or RV dealer will have tools necessary for hitch ball assembly. A fee may be applicable.

-- Heather A - 02/16/2018

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Package arrived on time and intact. Instructions adequate. Installation w/o problems, good quality hardware. Hooking up took 1/2 hour the first time, now down to about 15". My 28ft TT pulled by a 2016 F150 ext. cab w/ 3.5l eco engine was much more stable than with my old wt distributing hitch and one friction bar sway control. Felt passing trucks and crosswinds a lot less. Can actually use the cruise control. Glad I bought it, highly recommend it. 425873



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All product was shipped incredibly fast. Every item was in perfect condition. I will be ordering from etrailer for my future purchases. 473675



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Fast delivery, easy, straightforward installation and setup. This is a nice hitch! My only gripe is that it can't be ordered without the shank, which was too short to let me open my F150 tailgate and had way too much drop, which would have required cutting off. (Luckily a friend had a longer shank with less drop and we were able to swap.) 548206



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Great service . Looks like a great product will install after rest of parts arrive. Packaging no too good 457978



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I installed this hitch while my trailer was in winter storage. The instructions were very good, and it was not difficult to install. A few weeks ago I got the trailer out of storage and was able to verify the measurements of the setup were exactly correct. I then towed my 25 foot travel trailer more than 2000 miles and could not be happier with the ease of hookup, unhooking and towing. The weight distribution was perfect and sway control was much better than with the old pro-style chain and torsion bar system I had used for about 30 years. I wanted a hitch that required less physical exertion to hookup and unhook, and I wanted better sway control. This hitch is the answer. It makes some noise at slow speeds, sometimes sounding almost like a horn or a low-pitched squeal, but I believe it is less noisy than other similar products, and it less noisy than my old system. I bought this hitch after doing considerable research, then talking with a very helpful salesperson at etrailer. When I called back with a followup question a couple of hours after I placed the order, I talked with a different salesperson who was equally as helpful. I received the hitch within days of the order. I then sent an email to etrailer with a question. Within about a day, they replied with a message from the manufacturer that answered my question. Over the years, I have purchased several items from etrailer and have always been pleased with their service. I strongly recommend this Reese Steadi-Flex hitch and etrailer. 489150



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Showed up when promised although the box was torn up a bit but I don't think that's avoidable considering the weight of this thing! This hitch is very impressive! I'm sure with the history that Reese has backing them this will perform as stated. I love how simple it is to assemble and the setup is very streamlined and intuitive.....thanks etrailer for the free shipping too..... I'm sure with the weight of this hitch it would cost more to ship than the actual price of the product through "other companies"! I will definitely be back to buy more goodies for my new trailer.....keep up the good work!!! 473962



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We have yet to install but ordered the trailer brake controller (which is now installed) with this distribution sway control system. We are headed to Jackson, pulling an Avion trailer for the eclipse so we will add photos and text once we put the whole package in use. The website at etrailer was easy to use and helpful reviews made ordering a breeze. Good follow-up from customer service. Look forward to ordering from etrailer again. 417471



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The Reese Steady-Flex is far and away better than the others based on the following: 1. This hitch was up and running in less than 30 minutes. 2. It does NOT require a ton of measurements like a lot of other hitches do. 3. NO chains to have to hook on, and 6 point sway control, not 4 like the others. 4. Automotive friction pad are the resting place of the most heavy duty built sway bars I have ever seen bar none. 5. Reese built....what more can you say. This hitch is by far the best built I have ever seen, simple to install, and just plain out works fantastic. If you never seen on in action, here's the link that help sell me on it and is very descriptive in showing you hands on how it's done.Buy one, install it, and never look back. 415145



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This product does exactly what it is supposed to do. Would not tow my travel trailer without it. Distributes weight evenly and controls sway. 575588



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Purchased this Reese Stedi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control to use on our 2016 Silverado pulling our new 26' Winnebago Travel Trailer. Just returned from a 300 mile round trip and really enjoyed the way it handled as we drove both flat ;land and Arizona mountains with steep grades and curves. Really handled well. Hook up with the spring bars was a snap and feel rally safe with this system. This was the first trip with our new trailer and we were most delighted with the way that the truck and trailer worked together. Always knew Reese made good products and would happily recommend this system and etrailer. Thank you -- 549909



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With this hitch I now feel safe towing my 6k lb, 26' travel trailer with my 1500 pickup truck. Just finished a 2200 mile trip. Also I like the fact the new hitch puts the trailer a little further behind the truck because I can open my tailgate fully when hitched. Like another fellow, I had to drill out the hole for the spring bar cover pin. 483295



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The item arrived with a large hole in the box. One of the pieces to the hitch was missing. I called up etrailer and spoke with Noah and he was great. I had the part in 2 days. Thank you etrailer for wonderful customer service!!!! 641773



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This product works very well, I have used several different types of distribution systems in the past. The integrated sway and weight distribution saves time and effort. Once set up into place there is no sway and the distribution really helps to make pulling our camper much more pleasant. 638372



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This hitch worked amazing! Not the easiest to install, but worked really well!!! Definitely leveled the truck and made the load easy to tow! 636348



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Took some time to install and set up but very happy with how it works in preventing trailer sway 617076



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I Read the manual twice and was able to install the hitch without any problems. All the parts went together great. The hitch grip carrying tool came in handy. Im 74 years old and weigh only 150lb. so I would highly recommend the hitch grip if you plan to buy a hitch for WD with sway correction. In the future if I need a truck or camper item I will check first to see if E-trailer has the part, if they have it that's who I wii purchase it from. E-trailer shipped my parts to me fast-had a great savings in cost and provided me with more information about the items than any other company ever did. I also give E-trailer 5 stars. I hope this review helps you decide on your items. 613743



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Awesome product!! Even better service specially after the purchase when parts were missing. The staff at etrailer took care of it immediately! 612976



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I purchased the Reese Steadi-Flex WD w/ sway control system about a year ago. I towed my 6500# 31ft camper on 18 trips covering over 3200 miles. The hitch performs flawlessly, its easy to install, and easy on/off. The connection process only takes a few minutes and a few people that have helped me hitch or unhitch the camper have commented on the hitch about how easy it is to use. The brake pad material has flaked off a bit, but I don't see this as a flaw, rather as a function of the design. Again, the hitch is fantastic and allows the camper to tow like a dream with my 2013 F150 Super Cab. I would recommend this hitch to anyone. 608642



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Works extremely well on a 20' enclosed trailer pulled with a 2007 GMC short bed half ton. I have never owned a trailer where one of these was needed, so this was a first experience. Read the instructions before I picked up the trailer and did the measurements carefully before and after hook-up at the dealer. After hook-up, truck and trailer sat perfectly level. Now for a 2-hour (empty) road test. Almost felt like the trailer wasn't back there. Normal creaking around slow, 90 degree turns in town; no noticeable sway on the highway. At home, after unhooking, I noticed the bars were only touching the back edge of the brake pads and starting to chip the edge slightly. Loosened the frame brackets and tilted them bottom-forward as far as the bolts would allow. Didn't need much. Another test run, and the bars lay perfectly parallel to the brake pads. Made two trips at highway/freeway speeds last summer, not quite fully loaded. Still, absolutely no unnecessary sway to speak of, even while passing or being passed by tractor trailers. Quite stable and never felt dangerous or unsafe at all. Brake pads are no longer chipping at the rear; appear to be wearing evenly as they should. My trailer dealer was impressed with it enough he asked for the model number so he could consider stocking them himself. 603924



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Trailer was great to work with they had a question about delivery location called me on same day to resolve the issue also ups delivery was great brought right to my door not like fed ex leaving my stuff out side in rain not even trying to to bring to my door. Thanks again great service all around 596032



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Very quick delivery, although as mentioned in other reviews, the packaging leaves something to be desired. Everything survived and arrived, but pretty scuffed up, but hey, its a hitch...Excited to get it on the the truck and trailer Will install this week and provide a review later. 591878



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Installed items below and loaded car according to instructions, drove three hundred miles on three different occasions with tractor trailers going by and 30 mph wind without any sway, hardly felt like trailer was not even hooked up. awesome products! RP66559 10K Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System 19286 12K 2-5/16 Hitch Ball 591837



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Producct great! The installers at the central rv kept commenting how easy and good the installation and hitch. Thank you. And Meghan was fantastic! 578629



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Setup was as expected. Easy to hook up and definitely helps with sway. 568716



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Works fine - relatively easy install 565063



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Arrived in excellent shape. Quality pro duct 556392



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good costumer support 551526



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Great customer service again. Hitch came without fasteners to put it together. They sent them out the next day with expedited shipping. Everything else I ordered was correct and on time. 551191



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This system has preformed very well in a lot of different conditions. Easy hook up and unhooking. The only reason I didn’t give it Five stars is it continues to be a little noisy when turning which is not an issue for me . It could be for others. 472950



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Out of the box the item appeared well made and stout. A year later the product still looks and works great. The product works as described. In addition, etrailer was excellent to work with. 467701



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I am very pleased with the quality. I was helped making my selection by Lisa D. she was very knowledgeable and helped me get a far superior product from what I had initially selected. Thank you Lisa D ?? 464907



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Easy install, my new 28' enclosed car hauler now pulls easier than my old 16' did. Very pleased! 440133



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Great price, and delivered 2 days later. I'm looking forward to installing this weight distribution hitch using the excellent instructions and on line instructional video. 317357



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Very happy with performance of this setup. Easy to setup, easy to hookup and QUIET! 625391



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Received by hitch in a timely manner and in an intact box. I opened it to make sure all parts where delivered. This thing is built like a tank. No doubt that it will do the job come towing time. 609232



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Placed my order on Wednesday and Received it on Friday. And everything seems to be just as expected. Thanks 340816



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Provides great stabilization, I have never felt a bit of sway. Bars need to be lubricated every time where they rub on the head or they make a ton of noise when making low speed turns. Also have had to tighten the pads on the frame multiple times they seem to loosen up. Other than that I’ve been very happy with the system. 489481


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Still need to tighten pads a lot. Only uses rear pads and that pad has crumbled quite a bit. Used a heavier duty grease on the bars where they move on the head and it seems to cut down the noise and having to do it every time.

Vince - 03/26/2019

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Very helpful, thanks so much! 501761



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Tow bar works great - towing a 35 'travel trailer and have had no issues. Tracks great with very little sway. Takes a vew extra minutes to hook up, but well worth hte time. 448452



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Excellent customer service and helpful installation video online. I was disappointed in the quality of the product (not etrailer's fault) due to poorly tapped holes and paint in the holes that made assembly slightly more difficult than should have been required. Just be aware of this so you don't cross thread any bolts and strip out the threads! 497723



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I have always towed my trailers with my Ram 2500 on just the ball hitch, recently we decided to take a trip that involved a lot of highway travel and I thought I might like to have some sway control. After comparing many different types of sway controls I found this to be the most simple and efficient. We traveled several thousand miles with out any sway problems at speeds up to 80 mph. This product works exceptionally well and was very easy to install and store. I had no trouble with tight turns or backing up. I would recommend this hitch for anyone who intends to tow a large trailer on a major highway next to large trucks. Awesome hitch, you won't be disappointed. 542540



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Awesome product variety and great communication! Will shop here again 332206



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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


This equalizer/anti-sway hitch was a tremendous improvement over the Pro-Series that I previously used. This greatest advantage was the ability to drop the hitch 4" over the 3" drop of the Pro. This put less pressure on the bars to place them into the slide brackets with the tool. I was not trying to pull the truck down to make it level. 438066



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Ordered Reese Stedi-Flex w/sway control on Monday evening and received it Friday morning of the same week. It will be a bit before I can set it up as my trailer is on order, but i will definitely be a return customer. I appreciated the follow up on the delivery and service. 425262



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I can't review the actual use yet since I do not have the trailer yet, however I can review the purchase and delivery. I purchased on a wed evening, needing it for a Monday pickup of my trailer. The standard free delivery stated Monday before 8pm and I was afraid that would be too late, so I paid for 3 day knowing I could at least intercept at UPS and pickup at UPS location. UPS delivered on Saturday so no need. The box was extremely beat up with one flap open. I was afraid a part might have slipped out. I just inventoried every part against the packing list and all is there, The box is extremely heavy weighing about 90 lbs. I took pictures of the box and contents in case I had to claim a missing part but all looks good. If I can edit this review after I pick up my trailer, I will. I am giving 5 star for etrailer shipping and UPS delivery, As a former UPSer I know a box this heavy is bound to be beat up. The packing was really not sufficient to keep the integrity of the box. the contents slipped around loose, I believe that is the manufacturer's lack of proper packing and nothing with etrailer. 544606


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  • Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 800 to 850 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • When choosing a weight distribution system you want to choose one that your total tongue weight falls right in the middle of the system's range. That's the reasoning behind the options to choose. So if you are to filter by 800 or 900 pounds tongue weight you'll come with the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66559 rated from 500 to 1,000 pounds and the # RP66560 rated from 600 to 1,200 pounds. I know it can be kind of confusing. Since your trailer's tongue weight is between 800 to 850 pounds...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 6,400 lb Trailer to Replace Andersen System
  • The Andersen system you have now is pretty quiet but it's downside is that anything over 500 lbs of tongue weight is too much for the system to help. So your trailer being a total of 6,400 lbs means your tongue weight would be most like between 640 lbs and 960 lbs if you were loaded to the absolute max. That means the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66559 would be a great choice as it has a tongue weight range of 500-1,000 lbs. Spring bar systems are much more effective...
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  • Recommended Light Weight and Easy to Use Weight Distribution System
  • To determine the correct weight distribution system for your trailer you'll need to find its loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. Add that to the amount of weight you'll add behind the rear axle of your F-150 and you'll have the total tongue weight of your setup. You want that number to fall within the range of the system you choose. From my research the Dutchmen Aspen Trail's maximum weight is a little under 10,000 pounds which means the tongue weight is likely between 1,000 to...
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  • Does Using Weight Distribution Increase the Tongue Weight of a Trailer
  • Weight distribution spring bars simultaneously pull down on the trailer ferame, which increase the weight on the hitch ball, and lift up the weight distribution head that the ball is on, which basically cancels out any additional weight that was put on the ball. When the system is set up properly the tongue weight of the trailer should stay roughly the same though it will likely be a little higher. Provided that the tongue weight is within the capacity of the hitch to start with you...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with a 2017 Ram 1500
  • To choose the correct weight distribution system you'll need to find your total tongue weight. This is your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight added to the amount of weight stored behind the 2016 Ram 1500's rear axle. You want the total tongue weight to fall somewhere in the middle of what the system is rated for. With a trailer between 7,500 and 8,000 pounds you'll likely need a system rated for 1,000 pounds of tongue weight. If this ends up correct I suggest the Reese...
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  • How to Figure Out Which Weight Distribution Hitch to Use With 2017 Rockwood Mini Lite 2104S
  • A Reese Steadi-Flex such as # RP66559 is a high-quality system that uses friction within the brackets to keep sway to a minimum. The brackets simply clamp on so you will not have to drill in your trailer frame, and the head unit can be tilted much easier than other systems due to its use of preset positions (as opposed to the traditional method of adding washers). To choose the correct Steadi-Flex weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW),...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Quick Installation at Trailer Dealership
  • The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66084 is absolutely a personal favorite with the anti-sway being far more effective than other systems. This system will only take a little longer than others based on layout, but I understand your concern. For quick mounting and yet a really good system with sway control, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66559. This system uses automotive grade friction material that the...
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  • Recommeneded Weight Distrubution System For 24 Foot Forest River Wildwood 24QBXL Camping Trailer
  • The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66559 is a very good option for your application. With weight distribution, you want to go off the total loaded tongue weight of your trailer as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. The listed tongue weight you gave of 499 is most likely the dry load rating as you stated and the loaded tongue weight is typically between 10-15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer, then you add the cargo...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2014 Ford F-150
  • For your 2014 Ford F-150, you will not need to modify your factory hitch to use a weight distribution system with the travel trailer you mentioned. When looking at weight distribution, you want to consider the loaded weight of your trailer tongue as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck to determine the total tongue weight. You want that total tongue weight to fall as close as possible to the middle of the tongue weight range of your weight distribution sysem. With the...
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  • Recommendation for Towing a Trailer with a Hitch Extension
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15809 is a great option for your 2011 Ram 2500 as long as you are okay with a 24 inch hitch extension like # C45048. This will give you a gross trailer weight of 8,000 lbs when used with weight distribution, so a weight distribution system would be required. Your other option is to use the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - Dual 2" Receivers # TLD1102 instead...
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  • Weight Distribution System Needed for a 22' Travel Trailer with 3,800 lb Dry Weight
  • When looking into purchasing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you want to find one with 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, which you can use part # 5780 for, along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15%...
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  • Choosing a Weight Distribution System for 2017 Jayco Jayflight Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you need to find the trailer's loaded and ready to go tongue weight. The best way to do this is to use a tongue weight scale, like # 5780, and weigh it when it is loaded and ready to tow. Then you'll need to add in the amount of weight you have stored behind the rear axle of your 2013 Ford F-150. This total is what you'll use to determine the correct system. You'll want your total tongue weight that you figured to fall somewhere in the mid range...
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  • Is It Okay To Use the Reese 12K Steadi-Flex On a Trailer Under 12K
  • Yes, you can use a weight distribution system that is overrated for the trailer you intend to use it with. However, the best performance will come from a system that matches the total tongue weight of your towing setup. In order to find the total tongue weight of your towing setup you will need to calculate the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Wiring, and Weight Distribution for 2013 Nissan Armada 4x4
  • For your 2013 Nissan Armada, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13188. This will be able to tow your trailer with 1 horse without weight distribution, but you will most likely need the weight distribution system for 2 or 3 horses. It will also help with sway control, so I would use it no matter the number of horses. For your wiring, if you don't have the factory 7 way, I recommend the Upgraded Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Kit with 4 Pole Trailer Connector # 119147KIT...
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  • Recommended Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 800 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • Your numbers are logical but if you'd like to find the exact tongue weight once you have the trailer you can use a tongue weight scale, # 5780. To determine which Reese Steadi-Flex system to use you'll want to take your loaded trailer's tongue weight and add it to the amount of weight you have stored in your F-150's bed behind the rear axle. This will give you your total tongue weight. If your loaded trailer's tongue weight is about 800 pounds then the 1,000 pound system, # RP66559,...
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  • Does the Head of the Reese Steadi-Flex Need Adjusted for Different Loads
  • The head tilt adjustments on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System are used to apply different amounts of tension to the spring bars. The tension on the spring bars will need to be adjusted accordingly to the trailer's tongue weight. Since the tongue weight of the trailer will change when you add or subtract your motorcycle(s), you will need to adjust them each time to ensure you are receiving the best performance from the system. Please keep in mind that a weight distribution...
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