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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
  • Standard Duty
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


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


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




Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - RP66559 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Reese Steadi-FLEX Weight Distribution System with built-in sway control. This is an all-in-one sway control and weight distribution system that evenly distributes weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer, which is going to offer better stability and better control. It ultimately creates a more level ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. This particular weight distribution system is going to feature a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 pounds. It's going to feature a gross total weight capacity of 10,000 pounds. It can be used with top mount and bottom mount trailer coupler's, as well as trailers that have surge or hydraulic brakes.

It does not have to be taken off when backing up your trailer. Just make sure that you avoid sharp turns and jack knife situations. Now this unit is going to feature multi-point friction style sway control. That's really going to help limit side to side movement of your trailer. It is designed to control sway as soon as it starts. These brackets here are a unique design.

They are going to keep the spring bars in place for a nice rigid system that holds your trailer in line. This unit does not use lift chains, so that eliminates unwanted movement of your spring bars. Now I do want to point out that it's going to use automotive grade friction pads. If I undo the clip here, the bracket rotates up and out of the way. You can see that the bar is going to sit on these 2 large friction pads. As you turn or as sway occurs, the friction between the bar and the pads really helps maintain or keep the trailer in line.

That's a really nice design of the unit. These are going to be located on each bracket, so you have the friction pads located on each side of your system. Then also here at the head assembly the system head is going to provide frictional resistance, which is also going to limit movement of the spring bars as well, so we got the unique design of the head assembly. Once leverage or tension is applied to the unit, these spring bars are like pinched inside the head assembly, which again is going to keep those in line, which is going to keep your trailer in line so between the component here of the friction sway control and the components here of friction sway control, the units going to be a really nice design when it comes to preventing trailer sway and again, it corrects trailer sway as soon as it begins, so it's a really nice design of the unit. Multi-point friction style sway control with this unit. Again, it is built in, nothing additional is needed for sway control, it's all built into the unit. Now these steel spring bars, these are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility.

These bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain offering a nice, controlled even ride. The bars are going to attach in the head assembly with a pin and then a clip on the bottom side. Now the unique design of the head assembly and the style of the bars really allows the unit to have the most or maximum of ground clearance as possible. Now I do want to bring you in a little bit closer here on the head assembly, so we're going to scoot this up and then we're going to zoom in on it. A couple unique features about the head. Right here, you're going to see an elongated washer design. That's going to be located on each side, so desired tilt is easily achieved using an elongated serrated washer design. This design allows for quick and easy adjustment of the head assembly, which is going to allow you to increase or decrease tension on your spring bars. Adjustment of the head assembly is very important in weight distribution systems. This design simply makes making those fine tune adjustments much easier, more simple and that's just going to help ensure a safe, more enjoyable towing set up or situation. Now located right there you can see that there is a bolt that spins. There is going to be an adjustment bolt inside the head assembly that can be set once the proper tilt of the head assembly has been achieved. This is going to be rotated until it makes contact with the front face here of the shank on the unit. Now the brackets that mount to the trailer frame, these are no-drill clamp on brackets. They can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame mounted items, such as your battery boxes, gas tanks, tool boxes or generators. These brackets can be positioned between 27 inches and 32 inches from the center of your trailer coupler from the center of the ball. The brackets are going to attach to the trailer frame and then you can see here, like this bracket attaches to the inside edge. This bracket attaches to the outside. Once you have those installed, this piece right here slides onto this bar and so when you're setting up or when you're taking it off, it's very quick and easy to do so. It comes with all the necessary hardware to get the unit fully installed. It's also comes with your adjustable shank that goes inside your hitch. This is going to give the unit plenty of adjust-ability. This can be used in the drop or rise positions. It's going to offer 7 vertical mounting holes and those holes are going to be separated on center by 1 1/4. If you have this in the rise position with the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give you a maximum rise of 8 3/4 of an inch. That is measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tip of the hitch to the top of the wall platform. With it in the drop position and with the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of 4 inches. Now Reese designed this system so that it does not need constant adjustment like other weight distribution systems meaning, once you have it installed and installed properly, you'll be set to go for a long time. There is no need to drop or to stop after a certain amount of miles and to get out and re-tighten or check. Once it is installed, you should be set to go for awhile, so that's a really nice design of the unit. Now it's going to be a steel construction, it's going to have corrosion resistant powder coated finish on it. Very long lasting, it's going to resist rust and corrosion. You will need to pick up a hitch ball. Hitch balls are sold separately. This unit is going to require a hitch ball with 1 1/4 diameter shank, but again, it does come with all the necessary hardware for your installation. It's going to come with a couple of shims right here, that can be used to ensure a tight fit between the head assembly and the adjustable shank and it's going to come with your lift handle, which eases the installation by reducing the amount of lifting required by the trailer jack. It goes under the bar, gives you leverage to get the bar up in place on the frame brackets. This is designed for a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver that's rated for use with weight distribution systems. It's going to fit trailer frame heights because of the unique style of bracket from 4 to 7 inches tall. It's going to fit trailer frame widths from 1 1/2 to 2 inches. The distance from the center of the hedge pinhole out to the center of where the hitch ball would mount is going to measure around 13 inches when the unit is square and straight and Reese is going to cover this product with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the Reese Steadi-FLEX weight distribution system with the built in sway control.


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



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



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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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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


Comments

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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easy to install and can back up with this hitch 405982


Comments

great

jim c - 07/15/2018

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



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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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Very helpful, thanks so much! 501761



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



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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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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


I searched many different companys on line. I kept going back to Etrailer for many many questions regarding various other hitches and weight issues. They were extremely helpful with all my questions and very patient. Plus once I placed the order I received my order two days early. They are the best in customer service and price. I would differently use them again. 497932



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Good fast service, haven't had a chance to install yet but appreciate the fast delivery 344237


Comments

So far no problems. Really like it.

Patrick K - 02/21/2018

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Review from a similar Reese Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution


Although I won't actually get to use my new Reese RP66560 WDH for a couple more days, I will provide some feedback regarding the assembly at this point and will update my comments after first use.......All went well during assembly, except you WILL need a 1 7/8" socket and appropriate breaker bar/torque wrench to install a hitch ball on the draw bar head assembly. Hmmm....I didn't have a socket that large in my tool box, so I ordered one. Problem was, the new socket was simply too large to fit in the "pocket" where the trailer ball mounting nut is. So, it really helps if you have an excellent set of tools to conquer this challenge. Not sure how I'll handle this one just yet. I also want to add that shipping was ultra fast, so I know the team at Etrailer has their act together. I am going to need additional trailer items, and will be sure to order those from Etrailer as well! A word regarding customer support.......It is all too common these days to see so much critical feedback (mostly justified, I am sure) all over the internet. But at the same time, positive feedback just isn't provided as often as it should be. On that note, I would like to provide some EXCELLENT feedback for Etrailer customer agent Heidi M. Not only did she immediately understand my dilemma in selecting the right weight distributing hitch for my trailer, she was quick to make knowledgeable suggestions of potential hitches that would meet my towing needs. I settled on one of her recommendations that not only fit the bill now, but would also provide room for growth into a larger trailer in the future if needed, all while not breaking the bank. THANK YOU, Heidi M., for being so helpful! 549142



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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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Hitch works great. Sometimes use it without sway bars (for short trips), but noticeably less sway and bobbing with sway bars attached. Used with Ram 1500 and Lance 1995 trailer. After a few trips, one of the friction pads cracked and separated. Etrailer was very helpful getting it replaced quickly. No problems in the subsequent trips. 240305



- RP66560

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I’ve pulled my 28ft travel trailer over 5000 miles using the steadi-flex and have not had any problems or issues with it. Great product from a great distributor. 464564



- RP66560

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I drove through an unexpected blizzard in western New York and then the mountains in Pennsylvania with a heavily loaded trailer. I passed a dozen cars off the road but felt like I was on dry pavement. This hitch probably saved my life 451534



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I was able to select the proper hitch, on the phone, with the help of a product expert. This on phone help was available on Sunday afternoon. My application involved a 10,000 lb, "V" nose trailer with limited space for the frame rail brackets. The selected hitch allowed the brackets to be mounted as close as 27" to the hitch ball. This worked with the reduced space of the "V" nose of my trailer. The hitch also incorporated sway control without a separate sway control friction device. This eliminated bolting additional hardware to the trailer tongue. The hitch was delivered, when I needed it ,the following Wednesday at a modest delivery charge premium. The installation went smoothly and the first tow experience was very satisfactory. 305135



- RP66561

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I got this particular Load Distributing / anti sway hitch for my 2016 Jayco Octane 222 toyhauler because it was one that would fit on the tongue with the rack. This Year of the 222 has a large rack behind the propane tanks that holds a generator and 2 batteries. This makes the space avail for the brackets that fit on the trailer frame / tongue a bit small/narrow, and the distance from the ball to these brackets is not very adjustable. I think it was about 27 inches. This Hitch has worked FANTASTIC. The drop shaft is VERY adjustable, and the ball angle is VERY adjustable. Trailer pulls fantastic no issues with sway. The Jayco Octane 222 is not a terribly large trailer, but even in windy conditions minimal mvt from the trailer. The one downside is the shank and ball portion of the hitch are heavy. The sway/load dist bars come of easily with a pin, so it makes moving the hitch easier, but she's got some mass. I would recommend this hitch, and I think if we ever sell our current trailer, I'll keep this hitch for the next one. 452149



- RP66560

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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



- RP66560

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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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For the most part this has been an easy WD system to live with. I tow a 25' travel trailer with a '12 Ram 1500 and it tracks straight even in strong cross winds. I was also suprised at how turning radius doesn't seem to be affected with it attached. My only complaint is how the covers for the ends of the weight distribution bars are secured. The little pins are placed so far to the end that a small movement in the cover allows them to be completely ineffective at securing the cover. This is important because these covers keep the WD bars from slipping off their resistance pads. Thankfuly so far I haven't had a cover slip or bounce open allowing the bar to release its tension after slipping off the pad. I can't imagine that would end well at highway speeds. I've traveled about 5,000 miles with this hitch and so far so good. Hopefully it stays that way. Lastly if these were designed this way on purpose, it would have been nice to have had a note about it in the manual to ease ones concerns. 409535


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The hitch is still performing well, but the bar covers continue to concern me.

Allen K - 07/23/2018

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I bought this hitch to tow our family's Coachmen Catalina 22FBS with an early 2000s Ford Expedition. Prior to this hitch we just had a ball and friction sway bar. Rightly so, it is night and day difference between the two. My wife and I both take turns towing and the sway bar never really made either of us comfortable due to bucking and sway next to other large vehicles on the highway. With this hitch there is no more bucking and very little sway. What sway there is corrects/dampens itself very quickly. On smooth or gentle hills The two vehicles feel like one and you don't really notice the trailer when towing. I was hesitant about spending the money on this hitch which is why we tried the sway bar first, but now that I have it I absolutely love this hitch and we're both extremely happy to have made the switch. I still have some learning and adjusting to do to get the tow vehicle at the right angle which is something that I think is a bit of a pain to zero in, but I can't really say it's related to the hitch and is more my issue of figuring it out. I'm assuming when I bought this hitch in early 2016 it was new because etrailer was one of the few places I found that was selling this hitch. The price at the time was much cheaper than anywhere else online or locally and the shipping was decent. I live within two hours of the etrailer facility so I can't really provide feedback for shipping long distances. I've never used any other type of weight distribution hitch so I can't speak of comparisons, but I found this to be easy to understand the installation instructions and the use instructions too. 330481



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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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First time using etrailer. Ordered hitch and was delivered in 2 days. Very quick. Box was opened and re closed prior to getting to my home. All the large parts were in the box but the small parts, nuts, bolts, washers and pins were missing for assembly. Contacted etrailer and their customer service jumped right on it. Kudos to Ahren J at Etrailer for the quick fix. They got the vendor to overnight the missing parts. Used the hitch for the first time pulling a 32 foot travel trailer from NC to Indy. Lots of hills and moderate rain all weekend. Great hitch with weight dist/anti sway. Best hitch I have used. 376061



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The Reese Steadi-flex was shipped to me in a timely manner and the product was in good shape upon arrival. The instructions were clear and there were no surprises. Leave some time to dial in your trailer load, tongue weight, measuring the wheel wells etc. I had my adult sons help out and made it a family project. Finding a large torque wrench was our biggest hurdle. The hitch performed well in traffic and 30 mph winds at highway speeds with no problems. We put on just over 5,000 miles towing our 30 ft. toy hauler around this season. I really like the easy hook up and removal. It does make some noise on small town turns and in campgrounds but most do. I have been very happy with this hitch and would recommend this set up if it fits your truck and trailer. 490219



- RP66561

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I purchased a Reese Load Distribution Hitch #RP665161 from etrailer. The hitch was delivered as promised within a week. I have assembled the unit in my garage and will install it next week when my 29 ft. toy hauler trailer arrives. It appears to be very well made and very sturdy as advertised. It arrived with all the parts and pieces in good condition and the price was very fair. I will write another review after installation as to how well this hitch performs. I am very satisfied with etrailer and their service. Paul P. 440196


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