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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

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Product Expert Lindsey S's Opinion

Why would I buy this?

  • Friction material makes for quieter towing than systems with plain steel brackets
  • Easy-to-adjust head makes setup simple
  • Fully enclosed frame brackets look clean and streamline on the trailer

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Friction blocks can loosen up over time, and eventually the material will wear
  • You need to buy the hitch ball separately
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 hitch from Reese. Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW part number RP66561 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66561

  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Prevents Sway
  • Bar Style
  • Includes Shank
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Reese

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: 700 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 14,000 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:
    • 9-1/2" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 10-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 14-1/4" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 2-1/4"
    • Overall height: 10-1/2"
    • 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

System Head

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.



66561 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Installation Details RP66561 Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - RP66561 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Reese Steady Flex Weight Distribution System with built in sway control. This is an all-in-1 sway control and weight distribution system that's going to evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer, which is going to offer better stability and better control. Ultimately, this unit's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and your trailer. This weight distribution system has a tongue weight capacity of 1,400 pounds and a gross towing weight of 14,000 pounds. 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. 1 of the most unique features about this weight distribution system is the built in sway control.

It's going to use friction style sway control. It's going to have 6 point sway control. When it comes to those different points, we're going to have 1 point here at the end of each bar on this side, 1 on this side, and then we're going to have a total of 4 here in the head assembly, 2 on top, 2 on bottom. These brackets are designed to keep the spring bars in place for a nice, rigid system. That's going to hold your trailer in line. The unit does not use lift chains, so it eliminates unwanted movement of the spring bars.

If we undo this portion right here, you can see that the bars are going to sit on these nice, thick friction pads. These are going to be automotive grade friction material in the brackets that help correct sway that may occur due to the winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers. It's a really nice design of the unit. We're going to have those friction pads located on each side. Here at the head assembly, the system head is going to provide frictional resistance to limit movement of the spring bars as well. 2 points of sway, here at the brackets, 1 on each side and then 4 points of sway control on the head assembly, 2 on top, 2 on bottom. The steel spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility.

These bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain, which is going to offer a nice, controlled, even ride. This design allows for maximum ground clearance as well. You can see that we have a nice low profile design here at the head assembly. Just with the steady flex bars and the brackets, we're looking at maximum amount of ground clearance possible. When it comes to tilting the head assembly, that's easily achieved. It's going to use an elongated, serrated washer design.

Here, on these washers, I'm going to flip this around. Actually, I'm going to scoot it up and then I'm going to bring you just closer in on the head assembly. This unit's going to use an elongated washer, that's this portion right here. Then, there's going to be teeth on 1 side and there's teeth in the head assembly. Those grooves are going to line up. That's going to allow you to adjust the tilt, or the pitch of the head assembly. This design allows for quick and easy adjustment of the head assembly, which is going 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 those fine tune adjustments very simple, which is going to help ensure a safer more enjoyable towing situation. There's going to be that elongated washer on each side here on that top connection point. There's also an adjustment bolt inside the head assembly. You have your hitch ball hole right here. Go straight back. Right here is an adjustment bolt. What you can do is once you have the desired tilt achieved for your situation, you can simply rotate that bolt until it makes contact with the front face here of the adjustable shank of the unit. Sometimes that might be difficult to do. What you can do is you can simply just take a flat blade screwdriver. It's got ridges on that bolt. You can just push it in and then rotate it over until it makes nice firm contact with the front face of that shank. These brackets right here, these are no drill clamp on brackets that can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame mounted items such as battery boxes, gas tanks, tool boxes, or generators. The brackets are going to be positioned between 27 inches to 32 inches from the center of the trailer cup, or from the center of the hitch ball that's being used on the system. These brackets are going to attach to the trailer frame. This piece goes on the inside of the trailer frame. This piece goes on the outside of the trailer frame. You attach this to your trailer frame. When you're ready to set up your system, you slide this portion right here over this bar. It's got the grooves that line up. Then you can adjust it however you need to for your particular situation. It comes with all necessary hardware to get everything installed and fully assembled, installed, and tighten down. That way you're set and ready to go. Really nice design. I also want to mention that it's going to come with the adjustable shank. That's going to be this portion right here. This slides into the trailer hitch receiver on your vehicle and then it provides the attachment point for the head assembly. The adjustable shank is going to give the unit plenty of adjustability. This can be used in either the drop or rise positions. It's going to offer 7 vertical mounting holes. Those holes are going to be separated on center by an inch and a quarter. The maximum rise that you can get with this unit's going to be 7 inches. That's measuring with the system straight and squared off, so no tilt. 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 7 inches. That's from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. With it in the drop position, with the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of around 2 1/4 inches doing those same measurements. One of the other neat things about the unit is that Reese designed the system so that it does not need constant adjustment like other weight distribution systems. Once you have everything tightened and installed properly, you'll be set to go for a long time. The unit's going to feature steel construction. It's going to have a really nice corrosion resistant powder coated finish over the entire unit. Your hitch ball is sold separately. This does require a hitch ball with a inch and a quarter diameter shank. If you're in need of a weight distribution hitch ball, you can find those right here at etrailer.com. It does come with all your necessary hardware for installation. It's also going to come with these shims right here. These can be used to insure a tight fight between the head assembly and the adjustable shank of the unit. It can slide down right there. It's got the holes for the mounting hardware to still pass through. That's going to allow for some more stability, or a tighter fit right there. This is going to also come with the lift handle. This is going to ease installation by reducing the amount of lifting required by the trailer jack. This simply has a groove and it just helps get the spring bars up into the brackets. This is designed to fit an 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 brackets. It's going to fit trailer frame heights anywhere from 4 inches tall to 7 inches tall. It's going to fit trailer frame widths from a inch and a half to 2 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole right here on the shank to the center of the ball hole is going to be around 13 1/2 inches when the unit is square and straight. Reese also covers the unit with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the Reese Steady Flex Weight Distribution System with the built in sway control.


Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW - RP66561

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (137 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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Very heavy duty. Well made and easy to assemble. It “groans” a bit in tight turns until you shoot the trunnion bars with lube at the hutch end. Otherwise a really nice piece of equipment for the price. Does a terrific job stopping bounce and sway. 638561



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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


Comments
Still working, great product
Ray - 07/17/2019

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



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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



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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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I am pulling a 35 foot travel trailer with a Ford F250 diesel single rear wheels. I like it. I usually drive about 65 mph. Most of the time I don't even feel the 18 wheelers. Once I got it adjusted it is easy to hook up. I had a good experience dealing with the people at etrailer. So I am a happy camper. 708208



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Greater capacity then my current round bar type. The round bars on mine keep falling out and I decided to get another type with higher capacity. You can not go wrong with etrailer.com. 679018



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it was the right part, fast shipping, fair price, I always shop e-trailer. 628959



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Reese did a great job with this design. The installation took a little trial and error to get adjusted correctly but once I was satisfied with the install we took it out on the road and it worked like a dream. 560987



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The hitch works great the only downfall is the break pads come loose from there mounts. 513324



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



- RP66559
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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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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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Good price ,in stock, and easy to install, etrailer makes finding the right hitch easy 662327



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Product worked perfectly 691249



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When I upgraded my trailer, I was told the Pro-Series #800 hitch, with a separate sway control would be fine. I apparently don't set the sway control tightness the same everytime, so I experienced various levels of sway and bouncing with that hitch. So, I did some research and I bought the Reese Steadi-Flex 1000# w 6 point sway control. It was a night and day difference. No more anxious moments and my confidence even grew when the trailer behaved in gusty cross-winds and when the big trucks would pass. I had to do some running around to complete the assembly, since I didn't have all of the right sized tools; But, so happy with the results. 688166



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


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  • Can the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 be Connected at an Angle and Technical Bulletin Explanation
    When installing any weight distribution (WD) system, like the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 that you referenced, you will need to connect straight-on and not at an angle. The reason being that there is already enough tension when installing the WD system straight-on, if you were to connect at an angle this would mean even more tension would be needed to properly install. It would be difficult to know if you had everything situated properly. Please note that you will also need a hitch ball...
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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for Weight Distribution on a Lifted Truck
    Most likely yes, the shank that comes with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution # RP66561 that you referenced can only do a drop of 2-1/4 inches. You are going to need a shank that can do much more drop. First you will need to determine how much drop you will need though. To do that check out the help article I attached on the subject. If you need a drop near 8-3/4 inches you would want the Curt Shank part # C17124, or for more around 5-5/8 inches part # 17120.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 9,500 Pound Pole-Tongue Boat Trailer
    For your pole-tongue boat trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution with Sway Control # RP66561. To fit this weight distribution system to your trailer, you will want the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems # RP58393. The Reese system uses spring-bar hangers with integrated friction pads to help reduce trailer sway. The trunnion bars help distribute the load of the trailer while providing better ground clearance than more traditional-style round...
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  • Will the Reese Steadi-Flex System Fit a Jayco Eagle HT 272RBO With Top Mounted Coupler
    Yes, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # RP66561 can be returned if there is an issue with your top mounted coupler but you would be responsible for return shipping. That said, we have had several customers use the Reese Steadi-Flex on a Jayco trailer with top mounted coupler so we can confirm you will not have clearance issues. If you take a look at the attached review you will see a customer who uses this very same system on a 2016 Jayco Octane Super Lite which has...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Towing a 14,000 lb rated 25 Foot trailer behind a Motorhome
    We have 3 options for you to choose from. I will list them below. Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, item # RP66130, up to 1500 lbs Tongue Weight Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System w Sway Control, item # BXW1500, up to 1500 lbs Tongue Weight Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution w Sway Control, item # RP66561, up to 1400 lbs Tongue Weight I would select the option that you chose, Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution w Sway Control, item # RP66561, if your trailer...
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  • Is There a Reese Weight Distribution System That is Compatible with Surge Brakes on a Boat Trailer
    There are weight distribution systems available that are compatible with trailers that have surge brakes. When selecting a weight distribution system, you want one that will want to match the Gross Tongue Weight (GTW) of the trailer to the tongue weight capacity of the weight distribution system you choose. The tongue weight of the trailer should be weighed when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. If your trailer tongue weight is 1000 lbs or higher with the boat fully loaded and ready...
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  • Comparing the 1,400 lb Steadi-Flex # RP66561 and the 1,200 lb Steadi-Flex # RP66560 WD Systems
    That is an excellent question. When you are trying to determine what Weight Distribution (WD) system to use, you need to add the Tongue Weight (TW) of your loaded and ready-to-go trailer, and any weight that is behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The best way to figure this out is to load everything up as if you were getting ready to go on a trip and then choose a WD system based off of that. Another thing to keep in mind is that you want the TW of your loaded trailer plus the...
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  • Will Weight Distribution and Sway Control Help a 2007 Toyota Sequoia tow 3100 lb Boat Trailer
    Anytime your overall trailer weight is more than 50 percent of the total capacity of the tow vehicle weight distribution is recommended. Since your boat empty is close to that I would imagine that you would benefit using weight distribution. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider is the loaded tongue weight of the setup. Check out the FAQ article I attached that shows how to determine this. It is very important that you determine this when...
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  • Availability of 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Reese Weight Distribution System
    We do have weight distribution shanks available that are designed to fit 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers like what is on your Silverado 2500. For the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66561 that you were looking at, you will just need to add a shank like the Reese Titan # RP54977. This shank is compatible with 2-1/2 inch receivers and will provide up to a 8-1/4 inch rise or 5-3/4 inch drop. You will also want to make sure the weight distribution system you choose is properly...
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  • Recommended Hitch Balls for the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # RP66561 requires a hitch ball with a 1-1/4" diameter shank. Therefore, for a 2" trailer coupler you will want to use part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16" trailer coupler you will want to use part # 19286. The measurements you provided are both inline with the Technical Bulletin: TB17-01 as you can see in the attached photo.
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  • Installing Hitch Ball On Reese SC Weight Distribution System
    The installation of a the hitch ball on the Reese SC Weight Distribution system is best done with a socket on a torque wrench. The installation instructions for the Reese SC # RP66561 state to torque the hitch ball to 450 ft-lbs.
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  • Correct Weight Distribution System Needed for an Outback 240URS with 7,500 lb GVWR
    If the GVWR of your Outback is 7,500 lbs and you are already at that prior to loading up your quad then you either need to leave some cargo behind or leave the quad behind. If the full 7,500 lbs that you are estimating includes the weight of the quad then you should be okay. To measure your tongue weight (TW) you need to load your trailer up and us either a TW scale like part # 5780 or a method highlighted in the attached helpful article. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will...
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  • Comparing Reese Steadi-Flex And Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Systems
    The Reese Steadi-Flex system # RP66561 was introduced last year so there are not a lot of reviews available yet. The system works really well to help prevent sway with the sway control built into the head and the brackets. Some of the features like the adjustable head makes this system attractive. This system is designed for tongue weight between 700 and 1,400-lbs. The hitch ball is sold separately for this system. For a 2-inch ball I recommend part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball I recommend...
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  • Weight Distribution and Powered jack Recommendations for a Trailer with 1,100 Pounds Tongue Weight
    When choosing a weight distribution system you will want your trailer tongue weight, when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, to be near the middle of the system range. For a tongue weight of 1,100 pounds, you would want to go with # RP66561, 700 to 1,400 pounds tongue weight capacity. For a 2-5/16 inch ball use # 63840. I have included a link to our FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control for you. For a jack,...
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  • Can the Equal-i-zer Shank Be Used With the Reese Steadi-Flex 14K WD System
    Yes, you can use the Equal-i-zer weight distribution shank # EQ90-02-4700 with the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 that you have. This shank is rated for up to 14,000 lbs so it doesn't take away from the use of the Steadi-Flex. Review videos have been linked for you to check out.
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution Hitch for Trailer with Loaded Weight from 5000- to 6100-lbs
    Weight distribution/sway control hitch systems like the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 that you looked at are best selected based on the trailer's loaded tongue weight (TW), with all your usual gear and supplies in place. This can be easily measured using TW Scale # 5780. To this you want to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the truck, say a generator or a big loaded cooler, since this acts like trailer TW. Once you know your total TW you can choose a system. The best case...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing Trailer with 1,200 Pounds Tongue Weight
    To determine the correct weight distribution system you'll need to add the 1,200 pounds of tongue weight of your loaded trailer to the amount of weight you have stored behind your Chevy's rear axle. That figure needs to be within the range of the system you choose. Once you add those together the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561, rated for 1,400 pounds of tongue weight, is a great option. It uses automotive friction pads for sway control. For a hitch ball use # 19286. Another great...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2006 GMC Yukon Towing a Travel Trailer
    From the figures you have given me, I am going to figure that when loaded, the tongue weight of your trailer will run around 1000 lbs, which will fall right in between 10 and 15 percent of the trailer weight. This weight figure will also account for any cargo in your Yukon that is loaded behind the rear axle. It is this figure I am going to use to base my recommendation. I would go with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution, # RP66561, that you have referenced. The main benefit...
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  • Weight Distribution and Pole Tongue Adapter Recommendation for Boat and Trailer Weighing 8,800 lbs
    Since it sounds like you have a pole tongue on your trailer you would need a pole tongue adapter like part # RP58393. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Typically tongue weight is 10-15 percent of the total...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System on 9,150 Boat Trailer with Aluminum Frame
    You can indeed use a weight distribution system on boat trailers like yours that feature a straight pole tongue. The only potential issue may be with its aluminum construction. I just recommend contacting the trailer manufacturer to ensure a weight distribution system can be used, as not all aluminum frame trailers can handle the stress of a weight distribution system. Then, when selecting a weight distribution system, the most important factor is the total tongue weight of your setup....
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  • Will 2-1/2 inch Weight Distribution Shank part # RP54977 Fit the Reese SC part # RP66157
    Yes the Reese Steadi-Flex System part # RP66561 will work with the 2-1/2 inch shank part # RP54977 that you mentioned as well. There are a few fit exclusions for this shank like Curt systems and ones that use washers for head angle, but the Steadi-Flex works just fine. This would be your best option and would work well for you.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailers With Surge or Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    It is important to know the exact tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo that is loaded behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle when choosing a weight distribution system. You will want to choose a system that can handle the tongue weight of your towing setup. I have attached a link to an FAQ article on how to determine your tongue weight. I have attached a link to our weight distribution systems that are compatible with both surge brakes, and electric over hydraulic...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Toy Hauler With 1,012 lb Tongue Weight
    For your new toy hauler with 1,012 lb tongue weight, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # RP66561. This system is rated for a total tongue weight (total loaded trailer tongue weight and cargo weight behind rear axle) between 700 and 1400 lbs. This system has clamp on brackets and uses trunnion bars along with automotive grade friction material for sway control. For a hitch ball, I recommend the 2-5/16 inch # 19286. Your...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Loaded Trailer Weighing 8000-lbs
    The best way to choose a weight distribution system is to know your total tongue weight. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of the trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow added to the weight of any cargo placed behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. Tongue weight is normally between 10 and 15 percent of the loaded trailer weight. If you have a tongue weight around 1000-lbs and you add about 150 or 200 lbs behind the rear axle you are around 1,200 lbs. You want...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For 2006 Ford F-350 With Lift Kit Towing Trailer
    Thank you for the photo of the trailer you are planning on towing. Since you plan on towing a trailer that size I recommend using a weight distribution system with sway control. This would keep the trailer level and the sway control will help keep the trailer steady on the road when passing large trucks and in high winds. The most important thing you need to know when selecting a WD system is the tongue weight and also the trailer weight. Tongue weight is the tongue weight of the trailer...
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  • Recommendations To Reduce Sway On 14K Trailer Towed By 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
    The weight distribution system that you selected, Reese Weight Distribution, part # RP66561, is a friction sway control system. A friction sway control will help to stop trailer sway, but does not start working until the trailer has already begun to sway. I would recommend going with a dual-cam sway control, like the Reese Weight Distribution System, part # RP66130. Dual-cam sway control acts to stop trailer sway before it starts. I have a friend who towed a car hauler with friction...
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  • Installing a Weight Distribution System on a Trailer with a Bottom Mount Coupler
    I believe the problem you are experiencing is due to the fact that the trailer has a bottom-mount coupler. You will need to have the weight distribution shank in the drop position with the head low and probably tilted towards the trailer in order to get the proper height for your trailer. The spring bars should be close to being parallel with the trailer frame. If you make these adjustments and the system still is not properly mounted, this weight distribution system probably is not...
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