Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 700 lbs
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  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Heavy 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 - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW part number RP66560 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66560

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: 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
  • 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.



66560 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW



RP66560 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP66560 Installation instructions


Video of Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K 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 - RP66560 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 your tow vehicle and your trailer, which is going to offer better stability and better control. Ultimately it's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and your trailer. Now, this particular system is going to feature a tongue weight capacity of 1,200 pounds and a gross towing weight capacity of 12,000 pounds, and it can be used with top mount and bottom mount trailer couplers, 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 to avoid sharp turns and jackknife situations. Now this unit's going to feature a multi-point friction-style sway control that's going to limit side to side movement of your trailer.

It's designed to control sway as soon as it starts, and again, one of the biggest key features about the unit is that the sway control is built into the unit. It's nothing additional that you have to purchase or anything additional that you have to install. It's all built in. We're going to have these brackets right here, that are going to keep the spring bars in place for a nice, rigid system. That's going to hold the trailer in line. The unit does not use lift chains, so it's going to eliminate unwanted movement of the spring bars.

If we undo the clip right here and flip this up, you can see right here these are going to be the automotive grade friction material, or friction pads. This is going to create that friction that's needed to really help control the trailer sway. These correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers. These brackets and the pads are going to be located on each side, and then the other thing that you're going to have is right here in the head assembly. It's a very unique design. The system head is going to provide frictional resistance, which is also going to limit the movement of the spring bars as well, which again, limits the amount of sway that we experience, so this head assembly, once tension is applied to it, once these are fully installed, the head actually pinches the bar.

That prevents the bar from moving, which in turn prevents trailer sway. Again, multi-point friction-style sway control with this unit, and it's built into the unit. Nothing additional is needed. Now, these are going to be steel spring bars that are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility. These bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a nice, controlled, even ride. The bars are going to attach in the head assembly with a pin and clip.

Now, the unique design of the head assembly and the style of the bars really allows for maximum ground clearance with this unit. I want to bring you in a little bit closer here on the head assembly. There's a few key features that I just want to talk about real quick. It does come with the hitch pin and clip to get it secured on your hitch. The shank is included, but right here at the head assembly it's going to use a unique design when it comes to achieving the amount or pitch of the head assembly, the tilt. It's going to use this elongated washer design. Hardware's included. The washer has teeth on it and the head assembly has teeth on it, so those two go together. It's located on each side of the unit, and so the desired tilt is easily achieved using an elongated, serrated washer design. This design allows for quick and easy adjustment of the head assembly, so that way you don't have to deal with the old style, which is all those washers and a spacer rivet. To get the tilt, it's all accessible here from the outer part of the head assembly. You don't have to get internal with it. It's really nice, especially when it comes to making those fine tune adjustments. It makes those very simple, which is going to help ensure a safer, more enjoyable towing setup and situation. Now, there's also an adjustment bolt inside the head assembly that can be set once the proper tilt of the head assembly has been achieved. You just bring that out until it makes contact with this portion right here of the shank. Really nice design. The other thing I want to point out are the no-drill, clamp-on brackets. These can adjust along the trailer frame, so that's going to be these right here. These are going to adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items, such as a battery box, your gas tanks or propane tanks, toolboxes or generators. These brackets can be positioned between 27 to 32 inches from the center of the trailer coupler. Now, these brackets are going to attach to the trailer frame, so you're going to have the inside portion of the bracket, outside portion of the bracket, and then when you're ready to install, or even remove the weight distribution system, this portion right here slides on and off this bracket, and then once you have it set to what you need, you just secure it in place with the included hardware. All the necessary hardware to get the unit fully installed is included. Now, the adjustable shank, again, this is included. This is going to give you plenty of adjustability. This can be used in the drop or rise positions. It's going to offer 7 vertical mounting holes and those holes are separated on center by an inch and a quarter. With the unit in the rise position and the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give you a maximum rise of 8 3/4 of an inch. That's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of your ball platform. With it in the drop position and the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of 4 inches. Now, Reese also designed this system so it does not need constant adjustment like other weight distribution systems. Once you have it set, once you have it installed properly, everything's set to go. You don't have to worry about getting out and checking it or re-torquing or anything like that. It's all going to be set and ready to go. It's going to last a long time, and again, it does not require you to have to constantly get out and make adjustments or check everything. It's going to be a steel construction. It's going to have a powder-coated finish, which is long-lasting, corrosion resistant design. Now your hitch ball, you will need to pick one of those up. That is sold separately. It's going to require a hitch ball with an inch and a quarter diameter shank, but again, it does come with all your necessary hardware for your installation. It's also going to come with these shims right here, that can be used to ensure a tight fit between the head assembly and the adjustable shank. It's going to come with your lift handle, which eases the installation by reducing the lifting required by the trailer jack. This goes around the bar, gives you enough leverage or the proper leverage needed to get those bars in the brackets. Now, this is designed for a 2-inch by 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. It's going to fit trailer frame heights from 4 inches to 7 inches tall. It's going to fit trailer frame widths from an inch and a half to 2 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole is going to be around 13 inches when the unit is square and straight, and Reese is going to cover this with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the Reese STEADi-Flex Weight Distribution System with built-in sway control.


Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW - RP66560

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (84 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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Placed my order on Wednesday and Received it on Friday. And everything seems to be just as expected. Thanks 340816



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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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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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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



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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



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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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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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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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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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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 would definitely recomend this hitch 1) the ease of installing the hitch 2)hookup is a breeze and 3) towing is very comfortable. I was concerned when I took us-131 thru the "s" curves in Grand Rapids Mi. as I had some issues with my previous hitch,but it was trouble free. This is a good product. Jeffrey F. 568375



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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



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this was the best thing i did!!!! it With my 2008 ran 1500 it pulls my flagstaff Super-Lite 26 FS with no movement at all from Gilbert Sc To Versailles Mo. and back And Gilbert Sc to South Branch Mi. Thank you-all very much HAPPY CAMPER Jimmie R 510248



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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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Hitch was received very quickly and was packaged very well. etrailer packaged the OEM box inside another for added protection. All parts arrived as ordered. Installation was straight forward, although I recommend reviewing the manual for required tools including the torque wrench for the hitch ball before ordering. Also, verify the trailer frame dimensions before ordering as mine is 6" high and I maxed out the clamping bar. Any taller frame and a different style hitch would have been required. I liked the style of this hitch in that no drilling is required for installation. I purchased this to pull a 29' travel trailer with a 2016 Silverado 1500. Trailer pulls very smooth with little to no sway and the towing vehicle is now perfectly level with this weight distribution hitch installed. 418098



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My experience with the RP66560 Steadi-flex was not what I expected. Following the setup instructions the sway control was satisfactory, but the hitch caused significant bounce. I also did not like the weight as I have a bad back. I sold the hitch for half of what I paid and purchased an Andersen No-sway. I tow a 35 ft. Rockwood tt with a Ram 3500 dually. 440482


Comments

When your setup is bouncy that is an indicator that the weight distribution system WDS is rated too high for your setup. In order to choose the correct WDS for your setup, figure out the loaded tongue weight. This is the tongue weight of the trailer when it is all loaded with cargo and ready to be towed. You should also include the weight of anything you may have behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The loaded tongue weight of your setup needs to be in the middle of the range of tongue weights the WDS supports.

-- Heather A - 10/11/2017

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Used it once for a 110 mile trip, since installation. Seems like a good system. The shipping box needs ALOT OF WORK ! The tapered arms came out of the box and all of the components are chipped or scratched! They need to hire a good box engineer...... 429532



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Every thing arrived today and will take me some time to get it installed. This will work perfectly for pulling my enclosed trailer with my GMC 1500 pickup. Now I only need to find a [spec] torque wrench to tighten the ball. Would be nice if the hitch came with the ball installed. Would also like to see better packaging as the box was destroyed luckily no parts are missing. 362991



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I installed this on my 2011 Jayco 32BHDS hooked to a 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD single rear wheel. I’m in love with this set up. It has superior sway and bounce control compared to the other style that uses the L shaped weight distribution bars with separate sway control. My only complaint is that this hitch is excessively noisy when making tight turns through the campground or turning at intersections. If the noise exists at highway speeds, it is not even noticeable. I still gave this hitch a 5 star rating though, because it does a perfect job of weight distribution and sway control, and the noise doesn’t have anything to do with that part. It does what it promises. The noise is acceptable due to the great performance. 557551



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Easy to put together, works great on my camper. 560316



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One year later and I am still extremely pleased with the quality and overall performance of this system. The installation instructions were clear and concise which made set up a breeze. The Reese sway control system works so well you sometimes forget you are towing a trailer. Selecting the right sized system is key so be sure to determine your exact tongue weight. 553884



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Great customer service, Sal was very helpful in picking correct hitch. I had a husky round bar and this hitch was a great replacement, easy to install and instructions were very easy to follow. Great dealings with etrailer 553107



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This product works great. It is easy to setup and hookup my trailer. My only issue with it is that it is incredibly noisy. I know that is typical for weight distribution hitches, but this is definitely exceptionally noisy. It does a wonderful job of spreading the load and reducing sway, so it is a price I am willing to pay. 590258



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After one year of towing a 10,000 lbs, 24' trailer, with this hitch, it still looks and functions wonderfully. I towed over 5,000 miles before I bought a weight distributing hitch, and this has made a world of difference. My truck rides level, and I don't get tossed around by tractor trailers when passing them. 586242



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Excellent product!! Very well built and the installation was straightforward. Solved my problem with getting the truck to balance out!! Be aware you will need a thin wall socket to tighten and torque the hitch ball. 576783



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received my order in just 3 days using free standard shipping!!! I have ordered from etrailer before and will continue to use them as they also have great customer service and very reasonable prices.thanks again 493014



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I live 300 miles from etrailer HQ. I placed the order around 10 am and received the hitch (all 119 lbs of it) in 24 hours - 10 am the following day with free shipping! More importantly, Natalie directed me to the best hitch for my needs, and not the one I thought I needed. Wow she saved my bacon!! This service is typical for etrailer. They have the absolute best people who know everything about any part, not to mention their expertise in the particular application. Fantastic business run by fantastic people. As Arnold says, "I'll be bak" 490913



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I would say the product as been great. I need have some issues with the packaging when I first received the item. Box was destroyed, parts everywhere but did seem to have all of them. It is really a great hitch, much easier then using the chain type hitches. I would highly recommend.. 458037



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Polls our 34ft TT wonderfully. 7+ trips, usually around 200 mi's each time. Never any sway. 442697



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Very good unit, it doe's exactly what it is supposed to do and that's to keep the trailer in a straight line, even if winds are blowing hard. It was easy to set up with great directions. I would recommend this without a doubt. 433722



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Ordered The Reese steadi flex sway system etrailer was great with the order. Fast Even called me to confirm my delivery address I found a lower price at a different supplier afterwards and they quickly refunded the difference plus some- 386492



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ive not had a chance to use the reese rp 66560 hitch yet but dealing with etrailer is the excellent part . they know their product the price is right and shipment bar none 297826



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Tows excellent & no hint of sway in crosswinds. Also backs up very easily with no changes to setup. 286289



- RP66559

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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



- RP66558

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Very helpful, thanks so much! 501761



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



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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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No issues with this product. Using it all the time and works great. 419758



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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