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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Riverside RV 285FK Retro
  • Hitch weight and tongue weight basically refer to the same thing...the vertical weight that is present on the hitch of the tow vehicle from the trailer. This figure is the figure to use for picking out a weight distribution system. Since your tow vehicle has a tongue weight limit of 920 lbs and your trailer appears to have that as a tongue weight the best system then will be one that has a tongue weight range that has that number right in the middle of the range. For that we have...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Camper with 640 Pound Tongue Weight
  • Thank you so much for all the information on your camper's tongue weight. It really sounds like you have done your homework! For the 640 pound tongue weight you calculated using the bathroom scale method the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System # FA92-00-0800 will work perfectly. This system features a tongue weight capacity of 400 to 800 pounds, giving you a comfortable safety margin in either direction. Just keep in mind that you will also need to add in any additional cargo weight...
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  • How to Reduce Trailer Sway When Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I believe you are referring to your 5th wheel trailer swaying by the "axle whip" term you were using. If you have electric brakes then we do have the electric sway control unit # 335TSC-1000 from Tuson which is compatible with trailer that have up to 4 axles. Aside from this there isn't really anything you can add to your 5th wheel trailer to reduce the sway but I do have some pointers that you can follow. Start off by making sure your 5th wheel trailer is evenly loaded side-to-side...
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  • Is Second Friction Sway Control Needed for 28 foot, 7,000 lb Trailer
  • While it isn't an absolute necessity to use two friction sway control units with your Reese weight distribution system like # RP66542, it is highly recommended that two are used with any trailer longer than 26 feet and more than 6,000 lbs. What you can do to add a second Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 is have the Sway Control Tab # 3442 welded onto the side of the head of your Reese weight distribution system.
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  • How to Re-Install the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit Part # 83660
  • I have attached the installation and owner's manual of the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit part # 83660 to this answer for you. If you have any questions please let me know. It is not recommended to reuse the mounting hardware so I suggest using the Self Tapping Screw for Sway Control Ball Plate Assembly part # 3403 when you remount it. You will need six of them. We also have the Reese Sway-Control Bracket part # RP26003 if you no longer have your old one.
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  • Are Gen-Y Weight Distribution System Brackets Clamp On
  • The brackets of the Weight Distribution System for Gen-Y Ball Mounts with 2" Receivers # 325-GH-302 are a clamp-on style. If you take a look at the accompanying photo you can see a bolt on one side of the bracket; all you do is tighten this bolt which clamps the system onto your trailer's frame.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Towing a 1985 Lance Camper with a 2018 Nissan Titan XD
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET that you referenced is actually a great choice for towing your 1985 Lance camper with your 2018 Nissan Titan XD. It features a 4-point sway control that will definitely improve the sway feeling that you get when getting passed by semi trucks or other larger vehicles as well as help improve any squat that you may have in your towing setup. This system comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball so the only other thing you need for the installation...
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  • Can Friction Sway Control Unit Install On Either Side of Trailer
  • You can install a friction sway control unit like the Curt # 17200 on either side of a trailer by simply flipping the insert of the system around 180 degrees and reinserting it. Once you do that it will fit on the opposite side of the trailer.
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD
  • The trailer coupler on your Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD is a top mount otherwise known as an overslung coupler. With that being said, due to the limited amount of space you have on your tongue, I really don't think the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-0800 is the best option for you. In order for the Fastway e2 to work, you need space available on the frame 27" - 30" back from the center of the trailer coupler. The best option for you with limited frame space...
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  • Can You Back Up a Trailer with a Weight Distribution System Like Fastway e2 Engaged?
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0450 does allow backing up when installed. Many of the systems from various manufacturers allow this on the systems that don't simply utilize the hanger and chain style bars. The older style systems like that do not allow backing with the system installed because the bars will not track with the trailer frame in the same way. The friction sway control systems also do not allow backing up with the friction bar engaged...
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  • How to Determine the Best Weight Distribution With Sway Control for Trailer
  • Since you are having difficulty with sway I strongly recommend a weight distribution system with sway control. In order to choose the best weight distribution system for your trailer with three quads on it, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Towing 2019 Jayco 145RB
  • A weight distribution system is recommended basically whenever the trailer weighs over half the weight of the tow vehicle or the suspension of the vehicle is experiencing significant sag. You'd be over the 50 percent weight capacity so a system would be recommended. I'd recommend the Strait Line part # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and features the best style of sway control that works to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part...
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  • Socket Recommendation for Installing Nut on Hitch Ball of Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • To install the hitch ball of the Fastway Weight Distribution System part # FA94-00-0600 that you referenced requires a thin walled 1-7/8 inch socket like the # EQ70-00-4800.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2015 K-Z Sportsmen Classic 18RBT
  • For starters, the tongue weight figure of 336 lbs that you listed for your 2015 K-Z Sportsmen Classic 18RBT is the dry tongue weight. When the trailer is loaded it will likely be more. You also need to take into consideration any weight stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. With that in mind, I suspect the total tongue weight of your towing setup will exceed the 400lb capacity of the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # 66557 therefore, I recommend upgrading to...
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  • Gen-Y Weight Distribution System for Different Tongue Weights and Compatibility with Torsion Hitch?
  • For your Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1024 the Weight Distribution System for Gen-Y Ball Mounts with 2" Receivers - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # 325-GH-302 will fit but is rated for 1,000 to 1,400 lbs total tongue weight. That total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The issue with this particular pairing is the limitation of your 10K receiver as you stated. The solution is either...
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  • Upgraded Replacement Pin Recommendation for Curt Friction Sway Control # 17200
  • For a replacement pin for the Curt Friction Sway Control part # 17200 you can use our part number # 55515. This would be a step up from what came with your kit as it has two indentions that the pin would have to overcome to fall off unlike what came with the # 17200 which only had one. If you wanted a twist style from your local hardware store that would work well too.
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  • Removing Pro Series Weight Distribution System Spring Bars from the Hitch Head
  • It sounds like you are having trouble getting the round spring bars out of the hitch head. The locking device in the hitch head needs to be pulled out to release the spring bar. If this isn't an easy process, then I recommend adding grease to the integrated grease zerk on each side and moving the spring bars around to allow the grease to lubricate that locking pin. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Air Bags or Weight Distribution for Towing a Flagstaff Epro with a 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • When it comes to leveling out or supporting a trailer towing setup a weight distribution (WD) system is almost always the recommendation when compared to air bags. The reason being that air bags will help to level the towing setup, but a WD system distributes that tongue weight between all axles (both tow vehicle and trailer) which not only helps to level the towing setup, but it also improves handling. The only time that air bags would really be recommended over WD is if the pickup is...
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  • Trailer Hitch Tongue Weight Capacity Loss When Using a Hitch Extender
  • Most manufacturers simply state that using a hitch extender will reduce the tongue weigh of your hitch's capacity by 50%. There is a formula you can use because the standard ball mount about 11 inches, so you will determine the length difference of the hitch extension and that will determine the leverage on the hitch itself. I've attached a couple photos to assist. Manufacturers either explicitly state the reduction or they defer to the 50% capacity drop as a blanket statement. You...
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  • Troubleshooting Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System With Welded Trailer Frame Tray
  • For your Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On # BXW1500 the lift bracket positioning is as you stated 29 inches back from the hitch ball. If you choose to use this system the manual recommends "Remove or relocate any obstructions on the trailer tongue framework if necessary". If you want to move to a different system, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37120ET which can have the lift brackets positioned between...
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  • How Do Spring Bars of Husky Centerline Weight Distribution Secure to Head of System
  • Do you have pins holding the spring bars to the trunnions of head of the assembly like you see in the picture I attached? I can't see how they would fall out if they were installed. How are they falling out?
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  • Can Airbags be Used with a Weight Distribution System on a 2018 Ford F-150
  • Yes, airbags should help to level the truck even further which will then bring down the front end to stock height or very close. A weight distribution system like your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37100ET is not necessarily designed to completely level the vehicle, it is designed to help you gain back around half of what you lost while coupled to the trailer which is why suspension enhancements like airbags are sometimes used in unison with a weight distribution system. For...
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  • Determining Towing Capacity and Best Weight Distribution System for 2018 Jeep Wrangler
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and it lists a number of possible towing capacities for the Wrangler JK depending on its engine size, axle ratio, and particular trim model (Sahara, Sport, etc). The capacities range from 2,000 pounds to 3,500 pounds. Since your 3,000 pound trailer is right in the middle of this range I highly recommend verifying this information by checking your copy of the owner's manual. You can also visit your local Jeep dealer...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Arising V-nose Trailer
  • Thanks for all the information. The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0450 will be at the top of the capacity, so I recommend going with the 600 lbs # FA92-00-0600 instead. This will still allow for your 410 lb tongue weight and any additional cargo weight that may end up added to the trailer or the Jeep behind the rear axle as it is rated for 250-600 lbs. For a 2 inch ball, you will want # EQ91-00-6080 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # EQ91-00-6100. For...
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  • How Does a Weight Distribution System Work
  • The way that weight distribution works is that it uses the tongue weight to put tension on spring bars that essentially then push upward at the ends to better distribute the weight. The tongue weight is still there and only marginally affected. It isn't a huge drop like some people believe. I often use the example of a spring placed between two blocks with a weight hanging from the spring. The weight is always there. The physics aren't exactly the same but that is generally what is going...
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  • How to Install Chain Hangers of Weight Distribution If There is Frame Interference
  • One solution that allows people to mount chain hangers for the Strait Line weight distribution systems like the part # RP66074 that you mentioned on a trailer that has interference above the frame where the frame hanger would normally mount is to use bolt-on style hangers like the part # RP58305. These bolt to the side of the frame and do not require clearance above it they work great for people with propane tanks or V-nose style trailers.
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  • Difference Between Fastway Weight Distribution Systems # FA94-00-0600 and # FA92-00-0600
  • The difference between the two Fastway weight distribution systems you mentioned is the bar style of either. The Fastway part # FA92-00-0600 uses trunnion bars which many prefer as you get more ground clearance with them and the part # FA94-00-0600 is instead a round bar setup. Whenever available I recommend going with the trunnion bars. In general they are considered to be more heavy duty and due to the ground clearance like I mentioned too.
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  • Is Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System Sway Control Better than EAZ Weight Distribution
  • The 4 point sway control of the Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution systems like the part # EQ37100ET is superior to the sway control of an EAZ kit like you have. It would be much more effective handling the sway caused by a passing vehicle. Going to this kit will give you additional sway prevention. I'd also try moving as much cargo weight forward as possible in your trailer as that's typically the best way to prevent sway.
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  • Weight Distribution System Compatible with 2018 Jayco Octane 273 Travel Trailer
  • Your 2018 Jayco Octane 237 does not require the short bar length of 28-5/8 inches the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank # C17333 you referenced offers. However, it will also not be an issue. I recommend hitch ball # 19286 with this hitch for a 2-5/16 inch ball to match your coupler. If you want a weight distribution system that also has integrated sway control, I recommend the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Active Sway Control # C17501 which will also...
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  • Weight Distribution for Winnebago Micro Minnie 1706FB
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA94-00-1000 should work for your Winnebago Micro Minnie 1706FB and for installation we strongly recommend using 1-7/8" thin walled socket # EQ70-00-4800 to make installing the unit's hitch ball a much easier process. The other thing you will need is the hitch ball itself, either 2" Hitch Ball # A-90 or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 19286. The way to choose the correctly rated weight distribution system is by knowing your total tongue...
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  • Is Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System a Vehicle Specific Fit
  • Weight distribution systems such as your Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET are not vehicle-specific fits so you can use it with your 2015 Audi Q7 but this system is likely not rated correctly for a 3,300 lb fully loaded trailer. The reason for that is the # EQ37100ET is rated for total tongue weights of between 600 lbs and 1,000 lbs and a trailer that weighs 3,300 lbs is unlikely to meet that criteria. A better fit could be the Equal-i-zer # EQ37060ET which has a total tongue weight capacity of...
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  • Why Would New Trailer Tire Cause Trailer to Sway
  • Since the only thing that's changed is the tires and now you have sway it's to think it would be anything else. I'd verify that you have the tires inflate to the max psi and also make sure the tires are ST rated. I believe there has to be something off with them. With trailer tires you have to make sure you keep them always at the max pressure otherwise the load capacity is diminished. The sidewall would also get weaker and possibly flex.
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  • Hitch Ball is Stuck in Trailer Coupler
  • The first step you are going to take if you have not already done so is release the latching mechanism which could be either a thumb latch or hand knob. The thumb latch flips up and the hand knob turns (righty tighty, lefty loosey). You may need to adjust the jack's height or bounce up and down on the bumper a few times to loosen the mechanism. If you still can't get the trailer uncoupled then you may want to try and spray some lube inside the coupler on the hitch ball and tap the top...
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  • Can Husky Weight Distribution System be Used on Trailer Frame with 3 inch Dimension
  • The frame hangers of the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System part # HT32216 that you referenced can fit trailer frames that are at a minimum of 2 inches wide and a max of 8 inches tall. If you have 3 inches in either height or width the brackets would easily fit. Since you didn't specify which measurement referred to 3 inches that's about as specific as I can be. For trailer frames that are I-beam we've recommended people have the frame boxed so if you had to modify the frame you'd...
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  • Troubleshooting Persistent Sway Towing 2005 Forest River Cherokee
  • If you are having persistent sway that starts at 55 mph the issue is not related to, nor could it be fixed by a weight distribution system. Persistent sway is almost always related to the trailer not having enough tongue weight. If your trailer's tongue weight isn't 10 to 15 percent of the total trailer weight then it will sway. The other possibility is worn out trailer suspension. So first thing you need to try is move as much cargo weight forward in the trailer to see if that fixes...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System With Sway Control for Jayco Hummingbird 17FD
  • Since you mentioned your Hummingbird's GVWR was 3,700 lbs we can estimate that, depending on the amount of cargo you have have your tongue weight will be anywhere from 500 lbs to 700 lbs. That can be a tricky weight in terms of a good system but the best option is going to be from Equal-i-zer. The Equal-i-zer # EQ37060ET is for total tongue weights between 200 lbs and 600 lbs so it would be the better option if you were on the lower end of the tongue weight scale while the Equal-i-zer...
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  • Will Longer Shank Reduce Effectiveness of Weight Distribution System
  • A longer shank for your weight distribution system will not reduce the system's effectiveness so long as you get a shank rated for the correct total tongue weight. For example the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4600 is 18 inches long, offers up to 8 inches of rise or 4 inches of drop and is for total tongue weights between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs. This is the longest weight distribution shank we offer and so long as the shank has the correct ratings for tongue weight...
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  • Will the 7-Hole Blue Ox Weight Distribution Shank Fit my 2017 Ford F-250
  • When measuring for the correct weight distribution shank, you need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside edge on your truck's trailer hitch receiver, not the bottom. With that being said I can assume that the above distance on your truck is around 20-1/2". Therefore, you need a weight distribution shank with a rise of 3/4". The 7-hole shank included with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1000 has up to an 8" rise so there won't be any issues....
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  • Weight Distribution for 9,000 Pound Airstream Trailer
  • If the total tongue weight of your set up is 1,000 pounds when loaded and ready to tow then you would need to go with a weight distribution system that puts that tongue weight in the middle of a system's range. So in this case, between a 1,000 pound system and a 1,200 pound system you would need the 1,200 pound system. But to choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer,...
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  • Husky Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for 3500 lb Trailer
  • If you use a weight distribution rated too high for the loaded tongue weight of a trailer you will have a very harsh ride quality. You will want a system that has a tongue weight range that your trailer's loaded tongue weight falls right into the middle of. You should note that the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle counts as tongue weight too. The Husky Center Line system part # HT32216 would most likely be your best option as it has a tongue weight range of...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Controlling Sway of a 4,000 Pound Trailer
  • For the best weight distribution system I recommend going with an Equal-i-zer system. Their 4-point sway control is top-notch and since they don't use lift chains installation is easier. The brackets clamp to the trailer's frame without any drilling. They also include everything you need except maybe a thin-walled socket like part # ALL643216. The most important factor in choosing a properly rated system is the trailer's loaded tongue weight combined with the amount of weight stored...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Used on 2015 Ford Edge with Class III Hitch
  • Yes, as long as your towing setup keeps your total loaded trailer weight within the limits of both the truck itself and the hitch that is installed on it you can use a weight distribution system so long as the hitch's safety sticker says it is approved for use with WD. The Class III hitches we offer for your 2015 Ford Edge include both models that are rated for use with WD, such as Draw-Tite # 75234, and ones that are NOT rated for this application, such as Curt # C13234. All 2-inch...
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  • Economical Weight Distribution System for 3,000 Pound Trailer
  • When picking out a weight distribution hitch the most important factor to consider is your total tongue weight. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer plus any added cargo you have stored behind the rear axle of your Jeep Wrangler. Ideally this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. You mentioned a tongue weight of less than 350 pounds and a total trailer weight of less than 3,000 pounds. If these weights...
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  • Dimension of Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET from Hitch Ball Center to Hitch Pin
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37100ET has a measurement of 8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes and then the head # EQ90-02-1000 has a center of hole to center of hitch ball measurement of 4-1/4 inches. So your total length will be 12-1/4 inches from the center of the ball to the center of the hitch pin hole.
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  • What is the Best Solution to Stop Trailer Sway While Towing with a New Ford F-150
  • The best solution for you to help prevent and eliminate trailer sway while towing at speed is to use a weight distribution system even if the truck does not sag while coupled to the trailer. The reason for this is that most weight distribution systems have integrated sway control built-in. Also, the truck may still be sagging slightly even if it is not noticeable and that could be the reason one truck pulls a trailer better than the other. The two main reasons one truck would pull a trailer...
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  • What is the Best Solution to Stop Trailer Sway While Towing with a New Ford F-150
  • The best solution for you to help prevent and eliminate trailer sway while towing at speed is to use a weight distribution system even if the tucks does not sag while coupled to the trailer. The reason for this is that most weight distribution systems have integrated sway control built-in. Also, the truck may still be sagging slightly even if it is not noticeable and that could be the reason one truck pulls a trailer better than the other. The two main reasons one truck would pull a trailer...
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  • Choosing Between the 600 Lb and 1,000 Lb Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET (90-00-0600) is rated for a total tongue weight of 200 lbs - 600 lbs whereas the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37100ET (90-00-1000) is rated for a total tongue weight of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. I did some research on your Heartland Mallard M27 and seen that is has a dry hitch weight of 475 lbs. This means that the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37100ET (90-00-1000) is going to be the best system...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer With Frame Channel Close to Coupler
  • Looks like the frame channel of your trailer would interfere with the base of the Steadi-Flex # RP66561 since it has such a wide base. You'd need to go with a weight distribution system that wouldn't interfere with that like the Reese Strait Line part # RP66084 which is rated similarly and actually has a much nicer sway control system. This kit has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lb. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Can Dual Cam Sway Control # RP26002 be Used on Trailer with Underslung Coupler
  • The Dual Cam sway control part # RP26002 that you referenced can be used on a trailer with an underslung coupler without any issues.
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  • Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2017 Impact Toyhauler
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Since your tongue weight is 1,200...
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  • Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution Recommendation for Towing Mallard Trailer that Weighs 5,400 lb Dry
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The part # EQ37060ET that you referenced...
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  • Determining if 2018 Toyota Tacoma Can Pull McKenzie Starwood LE 28SKS Trailer
  • Based on my research it looks like the 2007 McKenzie Starwood LE 28SKS has a dry (unloaded) weight of 5,168 pounds and a GVWR (the most it can weight when fully loaded) of 7,800 pounds. I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Toyota Tacoma and found that the towing capacity for the Double Cab can vary between 3,500 pounds and 6,700 pounds depending on your exact model. Because of this large range I highly recommend visiting a local Toyota dealer with...
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  • Trailer Still Sways when Using Fastway e2 Weight Distribution with 2014 Ram 1500
  • It is possible that your total tongue weight is exceeding the capacity of your Fastway weight distribution system. For weight distribution tongue weight consists of the tongue weight of the trailer when ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. So if your propane tanks, food, clothes, and 50 additional pounds can all be counted towards the tongue weight that 720 pounds turns into 930 pounds. That 930 pounds is within the capacity of the...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2002 Jeep Liberty for Use with Weight Distribution
  • Here's what I would recommend. Since your trailer will be on the heavier side of the towing capacity of your 2002 Jeep Liberty you are going to want to be able to use weight distribution if at all possible. To accomplish that you can replace the Curt hitch you have with the Draw Tite hitch part # 75128 which is rated for weight distribution and would be a great solution. This way you don't have to return anything and you'll have the best towing setup available for your 2002 Jeep Liberty.
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  • Could Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution Be Used on Travel- Lite Falcon F-20
  • I looked up the Travel-Lite Falcon F-20 and it has a dry tongue weight of 260 lbs. The way to pick out a weight distribution is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the trailer including any weight behind the rear axle from cargo in this figure. So the Reese Steadi-Flex kit part # RP66558 would most likely work great for you as it has a tongue weight range of 400-600 lbs but you do need to determine what your tongue weight will be loaded first. For a 2 inch ball you'd then want...
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  • Recommended Easy to Use Weight Distribution System for 2012 Jayco Jay Flight 33RLDS
  • I looked up your 2012 Jayco Jay Flight 33RLDS and the dry hitch weight is 1,060 lbs. For your 2008 Ford F-350 and this trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion # RP66561. This system is an easy installation and is rated for total tongue weights between 700 and 1,400 lbs. This tongue weight range is for the loaded trailer tongue weight plus any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This weight distribution system will work...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank for Rise Needed for 2012 Chrysler Town and Country and Trailer
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # HT32216 comes with a shank that has a total rise of 6-1/2 inches that is from the top of the receiver, so based on your measurements that would put the hitch ball platform at 20 inches. Twenty-three inches seems really high for the bottom of the coupler, but I do have an option for you if that is correct. You can use the Curt # 17120 shank which will give you that rise and will work well with the Husky system. This combination...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2,700 lb Trailer
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. So for a trailer that weighs 2,700...
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  • Best Weight Distribution for Towing a 2017 Jayco 28BHBE
  • The only difference between the 2 units you mentioned is that part # RP66074 doesn't come with a shank while part # RP66084 does. A properly rated weight distribution (WD) system will have a tongue weight (TW) range that the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. You can find TTW by adding the loaded TW of your trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2012 Cadillac Escalade. A properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is...
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  • Weight Distribution for Towing a 7K Trailer with a 2018 Ford F-150
  • It looks like you need a weight distribution (WD) system. We recommend using a WD system whenever the trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle, in your case a 2018 Ford F-150. When looking for a WD system you want to find one with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer, which you can use...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Towing a Variety of Trailers with a 2015 Lexus GX 460
  • When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system you will first need to determine your total tongue weight (TTW) and then make sure that this number falls in the middle of the tongue weight (TW) range of your WD system. You can find your TTW by adding the loaded TW of your trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Lexus GX 460. A properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the weight of the loaded trailer. Since you will be using a variety...
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  • Installation of Hitch Ball on Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System Head
  • The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # 66557 is not able to come with the hitch ball installed and torqued. You would then need the 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs # 63845 which would need to be torqued to 250 ft/lbs as stated in the product description. It is a 1-1/2 inch nut so you can use a socket or wrench like # C20001. Most torque wrenches don't go to that spec, so you simply need to make sure the lock washer is completely...
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  • Tension Adjustment on Pro Series Friction Sway Control Bar 83660
  • On a friction-type trailer sway control mechanism like the Pro Series # 83660 and the similar Curt item # 17200 the tension control bolt (noted in the linked photo) can be re-set to a "neutral" position most easily if you remove the entire arm from the trailer and vehicle mounts. Counter-clockwise rotation reduces the friction pad tension. Rotate the bolt until you can manually slide the inner arm in and out without noticeable resistance. These items are intended to be adjusted for...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Tug Boat Trailer
  • I did some research and your F-150 with the combination you have is the 11,600 lbs if you have the max towing package. If you do not it drops to 10,600 lbs. The upgrades you have done to your truck are really nice so I can see why you don't want to change vehicles. What I recommend is keeping your current hitch, upgrading your weight distribution system to the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # RP66561 because it will work...
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  • How to Choose a Weight Distribution System to Tow a 7x18 Trailer with a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • As far as fitment goes, the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66559 that you referenced should fit your application just fine. The brackets will fit a trailer frame up to 6" tall and they can be adjusted 27" - 32" from the center of the hitch ball. The hitch ball is sold separately so you would need part # A-90 for a 2" hitch ball or part # 19286 for a 2-5/16" hitch ball. For some reason your pictures didn't come through so I am not sure about the height of the unit in relation the height of the...
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  • Will the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System Fit a Commercial Trailer
  • The electronic sway control devices we carry like the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System part # 335TSC-1000 are excellent options to both help maintain and prevent trailer sway issues but they only work on trailers that have electric brakes. If you are referring to a commercial trailer like that on the back of a lorry/semi then odds are you have air or hydraulic brakes which means we would not have an electronic sway control device for you. However, if by some chance you do have electric...
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  • Does Friction Sway Control Unit 83660 Need to Be Disconnected to Reverse Trailer
  • Friction sway control units like # 83660 do need to be either disconnected or to have their tension control released when you reverse the trailer. Otherwise the unit is likely to be damaged. In normal operation these devices will make some grinding noise since they use metal on metal friction to control trailer sway. If your anti-sway device makes a popping noise or anything other than a grinding sound (from that friction) then it may have been damaged if you left it in place while reversing...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a Lance 1685 Travel Trailer
  • If the dry tongue weight of your Lance 1685 Travel Trailer is 345 lbs and you have 120 lbs of batteries with two 40 lb propane tanks on the tongue that gives you a tongue weight of 605 lbs as a 40 lb propane tank weighs around 70 lbs. The 40 lb name does not refer to the overall weight. With that being said even when weighing the total tongue weight I do not believe you will be between the 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs of the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66084. Therefore, I recommend...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used to Tow a Trailer with a 2012 Honda Ridgeline
  • According to he owner's manual for your 2012 Honda Ridgeline the reason a weight distribution system is not recommended isn't because of the frame. It states: A weight distributing hitch is not recommended for use with your vehicle, as an improperly adjusted weight distributing hitch may reduce handling, stability, and braking performance. It doesn't say that you can't use one and what they do say is true for any vehicle not just the Ridgeline. If you would rather not use a weight...
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  • Recommended Electronic Sway Control for 2001 Chevy 2500 Towing a 2016 Forest River Wildwood
  • The Tuson Electronic Sway Control System for Electric Trailer Brakes - 1 to 4 Axles # 335TSC-1000 will apply your trailer brakes side to side as needed to help combat sway. It mounts along the center of your trailer between 5 and 10 feet from the coupler hitch ball and splits the braking circuit into two separate circuits. It does require wire like # 12-1-1 sold by the foot to complete the system. This system will absolutely help your weight distribution system to control the sway....
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  • Equil-l-zer Weight Distribution System for 2018 Rockwood Roo 19
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a hitch weight at 434 lbs like...
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  • Absolute Best Weight Distribution System for a 36 Foot Travel Trailer
  • If you are interested in the very best weight distribution system on the market then look no further than the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System. The Strait-Line has a four point sway control system which will reduce and prevent trailer sway better than any other system. It also comes with a lifetime warranty so it will be the last weight distribution system you have to purchase. In order to make sure you get the correct one for your trailer you will need to calculate total...
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  • Determining Weight Distribution System Appropriate for Trailer Tongue Weight and Vehicle Cargo
  • Thanks for the question. The cargo weight behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle will apply weight that does have an effect on the weight distribution hitch. It is weight that will impact the level transport of the truck and trailer, so distributing that weight is needed so you don't have additional sag at the hitch. The total tongue weight you are describing is the loaded tongue weight of the trailer as well as that cargo weight. That combined weight needs to be within the...
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  • How to Reduce Rear Sag on 2018 Toyota Tundra When Towing Trailer
  • When rear vehicle sag is a result of tongue weight from a trailer the best solution is a weight distribution system. A properly rated system will evenly distribute weight over the axles of both the trailer and your 2018 Tundra to create a more level ride for your setup. Many systems also feature integrated sway control that will help keep the trailer in line during travel. When choosing a system the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number...
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  • Weight Distribution Needed for Towing a 5,600 lb Camper with a 2014 Ram 1500
  • I believe the video you were referring to the linked video of the Fastway e2 # FA94-00-1033. Although the system is rated similarly to the Fastway e2 # FA92-00-1000 that you referenced, this video was shot more for demonstration purposes than anything. Personally I prefer the trunnion style bars like what you referenced as they have better ground clearance than the round bar systems. To determine the best Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup you will first need to find...
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  • Weight Rating of Blue Ox Spring Bars With Two Dots
  • Springs bars from Blue Ox that have two dots (sometimes called dimples or notches) are rated for up to 750 lbs of tongue weight. What you have are the Spring Bars for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW4006.
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  • Recommendation for Sway Control Only that Allows Backing Up
  • I may have a solution for you, however there is not a standard friction bar available like the Pro Series # 83660 that allows for baking up without first removing the bar. For a sway control only system that you won't have to worry about when backing up the trailer, I recommend taking a look at the Tuson Electronic Sway Control # 335TSC-1000. This will mount on the trailer about 5 to 10 feet behind the hitch ball and be wired to the brakes and tow vehicle. The system senses when the...
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  • Can 2 inch Hitch Ball Be Swapped into Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System
  • For a 2 inch ball to swap into the Equal-i-Zer weight distribution system part # EQ37100ET that you referenced you'd want the part # EQ91-00-6080 and you'd be set. To install the hitch ball will require a thin-walled socket like the part # ALL643216 and you'd be set.
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  • How Far Back From Center of Ball Hole Does Chain Hanger of Pro Series Weight Distribution Mount
  • When installing the Pro Series Trunnion weight distribution system # 49587 the chain hangers will mount on the trailer frame 30 inches back from center of ball hole. Or, if that is not an option you could install Reese Chain Hangers # RP58305. These will install onto the outsides of the trailer frame and would not interfere with anything above the trailer frame. The included hangers of the Pro Series kit are designed to fit frames that are 2 inches wide.
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  • Should Axle Locations of Tandem Trailer Get Moved If There's Not Enough Tongue Weight
  • When the trailer is sitting level the weight between the two axles will be equal to each other assuming the cargo weight of the trailer is loaded properly. That's what the equalizers are designed to do and why they are important to trailer suspension. When positioning axles on a trailer you want to have them located so that the tongue weight of the trailer ends up being 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight. I attached a picture that will help you figure out how far you'd have to...
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  • Comparing Trunnion and Round Bar Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution Hitches
  • The biggest differences between round bar and trunnion are ground clearance and capacities. Trunnion bars offer much better ground clearance and have higher capacities typically. The round style bars have grooves on the bar and just twist in from the bottom of the hitch head. The bend of the bar is where the reduced ground clearance comes from. The trunnion style bars slide into the head from the side or back which makes it easier to hook up then the round bar system. I'd recommend the...
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  • Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball to Use with Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System # HT32216
  • It sounds like you are looking for an adjustable shank to use with the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System # HT32216 that you referenced. This particular system actually includes the needed shank, although it is not constructed of aluminum. We do not currently have any aluminum weight distribution shanks available. The shank included with this system will provide you with a rise of up to 6-1/2 inches or a drop of up to 1-1/4 inches. The system does also included a 2-5/16 inch...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a Triton UT16 Aluminum Trailer
  • Before you begin choosing a weight distribution system you would need to contact the trailer manufacturer to make sure this is allowed as aluminum frame trailers can be limited in this application. The frame brackets for a weight distribution system will attach to the angled side rails, not the straight tongue. In order to make sure you select the correct system for you needs you will want to tally the total tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer and...
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  • Should Vehicle Sway Control be Shut Off When Using the Curt # 17200 Friction Sway Control
  • From what I have researched in the past, when a vehicle is equipped with a sway control feature you can still use a sway control unit, like the Curt Friction Sway Control # 17200, as well without disabling the vehicle sway control.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2019 Wolfpup BHS with Tongue Weight Near 600 lb
  • The tongue weight range for the Fastway Kit part # FA94-00-0600 that you referenced is 400 to 600 lbs. It sounds like you'd be pretty close to that but you'd have to verify to be certain since you are pretty close to going over. The next higher range is the part # FA94-00-0800 which has a range of 400-800 lb.
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used on Vehicle with Air Suspension
  • When using a weight distribution system on a vehicle with air ride or air suspension you want to inflate the air system first and then adjust/set up the weight distribution system. The other thing you need to do is make sure that your weight distribution system is rated for the tongue weight of your trailer. If the system is rated too low it won't be effective and if it's too high the ride quality will be very rough. I attached a help article on weight distribution and tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution for 14-Foot Jayco Travel Trailer
  • A weight distribution/sway control hitch system (WD/SC) is required when the loaded trailer weighs half as much (or more) as the vehicle towing it. You will compare the trailer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) to the tow vehicle's curb weight to determine if the trailer weighs half or more as much as the vehicle. If so, then you will get important benefits from using a WD/SC hitch, both restored front axle steering and braking performance as well as reduced trailer sway from passing...
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  • Can Weigh Safe 2 Hitch Ball w/ Built-In Scale be Used With Weight Distribution
  • The Weigh Safe 2" Hitch Ball w/ Built-In Scale # WSUN-2 cannot be used with a weight distribution system no matter what bars it has but if you need to determine your tongue weight there is a scale you can use, the Sherline # 5780. I've also added a link to a help article for you on other methods to determine tongue weight.
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  • Sway Control Needed for a 2018 Audi Q7 That Doesn't Use a Friction Bar or Weight Distribution
  • It is correct that the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 does need to be disengaged when backing up to avoid damaging the product. There is another sway control option that doesn't use the friction bar or a weight distribution system. This is the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System # 335TSC-1000 and it helps control your sway by activating your trailer brakes to counteract any sway that begins to happen. This is compatible with trailers that have 1 - 4 axles and I have attached...
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  • Can Fastway e2 # FA92-00-0450 Weight Distribution System Fit Trailer with 3 inch Tall Trailer Frame
  • The spring bar brackets that mount on the frame of your trailer that come with the Fastway e2 part # FA92-00-0450 that you referenced are compatible with 3 inch tall frames. The mounting holes have enough options for that frame height. Based on the towing capacity of your 2011 Honda Odyssey and the assumption that your trailer is compatible with that this system would fit and work well since it has a tongue weight range up to 450 lbs.
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  • Best Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Skyline Koala Super Lite 26SS
  • I would have to agree that the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37100ET would be the best system for your 2015 Skyline Koala Super Lite 26SS. You made a great choice for a weight distribution system as well. In order to make sure this system is correct you will need to load the trailer like you would when ready to tow and weigh the tongue. Once you know the tongue weight of the trailer you can then add the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle...
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  • How to Prevent Rear End Sag While Towing with a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2011 Honda Pilot 4x4, the maximum tongue load will vary from 450 lbs to 100 lbs depending on the number of occupants you have. If you have two occupants then the maximum tongue load is 450 lbs but if you have seven occupants then the maximum tongue load is 100 lbs. In order to prevent the potential rear end sag you have two options, suspension enhancements or a weight distribution system. Suspensions enhancements will be a one time only install...
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  • Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Kit Recommendation for FunFinder 189 FDS
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The Equal-i-Zer kit part # EQ37060ET...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2018 Dodge Durango Towing 2018 Flagstaff T21TBHWSE
  • For a trailer with loaded tongue weight of 400-420 lbs the Equal-i-Zer kit part # EQ37060ET would be a great option as it has a tongue weight rante of 200-600 lbs. You should keep in mind too that any weight from cargo behind the rear axle of the vehicle counts as tongue weight too for choosing a weight distribution system. When setting up the WD on a vehicle with self-leveling suspension what you need to do first is set the tongue weight on the trailer hitch so that it will start to...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Trailer with 350-400 lb Tongue Weight
  • 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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a loaded tongue weight of 350...
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  • Things To Consider When Changing from a 3/4 Ton to 1/2 Ton Tow Vehicle
  • There are a few things you need to consider when switching from a 3/4 ton like your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 to a 1/2 ton like a 2018 Ford F-150. For starters, the 3/4 ton is going to have a stiffer suspension than the 1/2 ton. This means that although the 3/4 ton did not squat while towing your trailer, that's not to say that the 1/2 won't even though it may still have a higher towing capacity. Also, the 3/4 ton will be more geared towards towing while means it likely has upgraded...
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  • What are the Differences Between the Fastway # FA92-00-0800 and the Husky # HT32217
  • A weight distribution (WD) system is always recommended when the loaded weight of the trailer is at least half of the curb weight of the vehicle. Since this is the case with your travel trailer and Ram 1500 I do recommend using a WD system. The biggest difference between the Fastway e2 # FA92-00-0800 and the Husky Center Line # HT32217 is that the Fastway has a tongue weight (TW) range of 400 lbs - 800 lbs while the Husky only has a TW range of 600 lbs - 800 lbs. Aside from that the...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a Horse Trailer
  • I am not sure I know what you mean as I have never heard of the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 being better for a horse trailer. I would however agree that a weight distribution system with sway control has more benefits than a weight distribution without sway control. For a great weight distribution system with sway control, I recommend taking a look at the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System like part # FA92-00-1000. These systems are excellent options as they have...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for a Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD
  • For your Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD, I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET which is rated for a total tongue weight of 200 lbs - 600 lbs. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of the loaded and ready to tow trailer added to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System is considered to be one of the best systems on the maret. It has a four point sway control system which is unlike...
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  • Can the Fastway e2 # FA94-00-1061 be Used for a Loaded Trailer Tongue Weight of 700 lbs
  • If your loaded tongue weight plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle is within the 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs tongue weight range of the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System # FA94-00-1061 then yes, it is right where you need it to be. Just be mindful that if you will be upgrading to a trailer that is quite a bit bigger then you may be better off going with the trunnion bar system # FA92-00-1000 instead. This will allow you to simply swap out the bars with part...
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