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  • Longest Shank Available for the Reese Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, you can use a longer weight distribution shank in order to obtain more clearance for your tailgate. The longest one we offer is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 which measures 14" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment hole. This should give you an additional 2-1/4" of clearance. It will also give you more room for vertical adjustment if needed. There will be no issues using this shank with your Reese Weight Distribution System part...
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  • Troubleshooting Sway Control Issue with Fastway e2 System
  • The Fastway e2 system you have should not need any additional sway control and won't work with any additional bars. The biggest issue when you experience sway with a system like the # FA92-00-1000 is either an underrated system or a poorly adjusted system. An underrated system doesn't account for the total tongue weight which includes the loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any additional cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I've attached the installation instructions to...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 19 Foot Long Airstream Trailer
  • The weight distribution system I recommend for your Airstream is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution part # EQ37101ET which is rated for a total tongue weight of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. This will give you room to add more weight to your Airstream or tow a heavy trailer if the need arises. Also, the tongue weight range for a weight distribution system includes both the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Equal-i-zer...
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  • How to Properly Setup the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
  • I am not sure I understand what you are asking. The frame brackets on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # 66557 can be positioned between 25" - 32" back from center of coupler. This will then allow a minimum of 3" between the end of the friction pad and the end of the spring bar which will be needed to ensure that the spring bar does not fall out when turning. If you take a look at the attached install instructions this will then give you all of the info that you...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Hitch Compatible with Leveling System on 2018 Nissan Armada
  • Yes you can use the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0450 on your 2018 Nissan Armada with the air-leveling system. What you will want to do is connect your trailer, allow your Armada to auto-level and then set up the Fastway e2. This system is rated for a total tongue weight of up to 450 lbs; total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your loaded and ready-to-go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your Armada. I have added...
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  • Can Reese Weight Distribution System for 2 inch Hitch be Used in a 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • If you have a Reese weight distribution system that fit a 2 inch hitch you can easily swap out just the shank of it and it will be able to install in your new 2-1/2 inch hitch. For that we have the part # RP54976 which can do up to a 1-1/4 inch drop or the part # RP54977 which can do up to a 5-3/4 inch drop.
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  • Is the Reese Steadi-Flex Compatible with an Underslung Trailer Coupler
  • Yes it can! If you check out the attached picture from the installation instructions for the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 you referenced you can see that it is compatible with underslung couplers. You simply need to install the adjustable frame bracket so that the mounting bolt is fastened to one bolt hole below the bottom bolt on the frame bracket. Please note that the hitch ball is sold separately for this weight distribution system. For this application I recommend the Curt 2-5/16"...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Travel Trailer with 1000-lbs Tongue Weight
  • The ideal situation for using a weight distribution hitch is that the towing system's total tongue weight (TW) falls in the middle of the hitch's operating range. Total TW consists of the fully loaded trailer's actual measured TW (measure with scale # 5780) plus the weight of cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle. For the best towing performance this combined figure should fall near the middle of the system's range. Please refer to the article and video for more details. The...
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  • Correct Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for 2011 Coachmen Catalina 21BH Tandem-Axle Trailer
  • Thank you for providing the weight specs for your 2011 Coachmen Catalina 21BH tandem-axle travel trailer. The trailer's empty/dry hitch weight of 563-lbs suggests that when you have it loaded for a trip, with water and propane tanks filled and all your supplies and gear loaded, the actual loaded tongue weight (TW) will be more like 800 to 900-lbs. This loaded TW is what you want to use to select a weight distribution system. The linked article may be useful to you. The easiest way...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 9,000 Pound Trailer and 2018 Ford F-150
  • For your 9,000 pound trailer I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider is your total tongue weight. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. Using a tongue...
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  • Do Spring Bars of Curt Weight Distribution System C17323 Remove When Uninstalling
  • The spring bars of the Curt weight distribution system part # C17323 do remove when you uninstall the system. You'd lower the bars first and then you'd pull the pins out of the trunnions and slide the bars out.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for a 9-1/2" Rise with Pro Series Round Bar System
  • Just about every weight distribution (WD) shank out there is compatible with other WD systems so we have exactly what you are looking for! The Curt Weight Distribution Shank # 17120 gives round bar WD systems like your Pro Series # PS49902 a max rise of 9-1/4". Since this is only 1/4" difference this is perfect for your towing application! Attached is a review video and photo with dimensions of this WD shank for you to reference.
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  • Recommended Sway Control for a 1,390 lb ProLite S Trailer
  • If you are anticipating high wind situations when towing your 1,390 lb ProLite Plus S trailer then adding a sway control system to your towing rig is a really good idea. Typically we recommend using a weight distribution (WD) system that has integrated sway control if your trailer weight is at least half of the weight of your towing vehicle. Since this trailer is pretty light though a WD system may not be necessary. We do have stand-alone sway control units available that install directly...
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  • Are Draw Tite and Pro Series Sway Control Units the Same
  • The Draw Tite friction sway control unit part # 3400 is a great product, but the Pro Series part # 83660 is basically the exact same unit. They are both made by the same company and after messing with both the consensus here is that they are the exact same just labelled differently.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Work and Play 21VFB Toy Hauler
  • Nearly all weight distribution shanks were made to the same dimensions. Shanks like the Curt part # C17100 fit nearly all brands of weight distribution heads. As long as the holes of your old shank are 3/4 inch in diameter and are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart the Curt shank you mentioned will fit. 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...
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  • Replacement 1 Inch Square Spring Bars for Weight Distribution System with Sway Control
  • If you are looking for weight distribution trunnion bars, we do have replacement options. Because you specified square bars that narrows down your system to an Equal-I-zer. We have the Replacement Spring Bar for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-0499 which are 35-1/2" long x 1" wide. If you want the set, we have the Replacement Spring Bars for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - Qty 2 - 400 lbs TW # EQ90-01-0499. Those are the only bars that...
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  • Why is a Weight Distribution System Not Recommended on a 2018 Land Rover Discovery
  • The 2018 Land Rover Discover has an integrated air system that is designed for trailer stability so they recommend not using the Weight Distribution hitches because their integrated system is designed to help with vehicle sag. You can use your current weight distribution shank and head without the spring/sway bars if desired. That is what I'd do and save the additional cost. If you end up having some sway issues because you aren't able to use your weight distribution system with...
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  • Best and Easiest Weight Distribution System for 5,200 Pound Trailer
  • With regards to ease of use, safety, and performance with your particular setup the best weight distribution system between the options you mentioned is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET. The 3 weight distribution systems that you referenced, the Equal-i-zer, Fastway, and Husky Center Line, all pretty much install and setup in the same manner. They use no-drill easy clamp-on brackets that attach to the trailer frame and traditional washers for head adjustments....
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  • How Much Tongue Weight Does Weight Distribution System Distribute to Front Axle
  • This is a really great question, but unfortunately there isn't a way to get you an exact figure. I've asked our weight distribution manufacturers how much weight gets redistributed and they can't give an exact figure. If you think about it though it should be somewhat close to 50 percent of how much tongue weight is on the hitch of the trailer since the front suspension ends up getting compressed a relatively same amount as the rear suspension does. It essentially balances the tongue weight...
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  • Can the Fastway e2 10K Weight Distribution System Be Used with Under 600 Lbs Tongue Weight
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-1000 is an extremely versatile system that can accommodate a varying degree of tongue weights from 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. If you are under the 600 lb rating then you are perfectly fine though it might not perform as well as when you are right in the sweet spot which is about 800 lbs for this particular system. I would say that at around 400 lbs I would either A remove the spring bars or B install a set better rated for the weight of...
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  • Replacement 14K Pro Series Square Spring Bar with Friction Sway Control
  • I would love to help but I spoke with my contact at Pro Series and they informed me that the replacement spring bars you are inquiring about have been obsolete for quite some time which means replacements are no longer available. Unfortunately, the only option I have for you would be to switch to a new system. For this, we have the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66131 without sway control or the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66130 with sway control which are both...
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Required for a Trailer Over 20 Foot Long with a Nissan Armada
  • I looked in the owner's manual for a 2017 Nissan Armada which should be the same for a 2016+ and it did not have any restrictions for towing a trailer over 20' long. The only restrictions I had seen in regards to what the trailer must have is in regards to brakes and weight. If the trailer is over 3,500 lb then it must have a braking system. It is also recommend that a weight distribution system be used if the trailer is over 5,000 lbs. With that being said I cannot say I have heard of...
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  • Troubleshooting Rear Sag With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Connected on 2006 Ford F-250
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET may or may not be set up correctly. You'd be surprised by how many systems are not installed correctly at dealers. I'd double check your setup first and then if needed address the truck sag. I've attached the installation instructions to assist. A weight distribution system should not only help your trailer to sit level but should also reduce the sag of your truck. If your truck sees very little difference...
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  • Can Sway be Reduced by Adding Additional Sway Control Bar
  • Adding weight to the rear of your 2016 Ram 1500 will not truly simulate total tongue weight (the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer plus any weight behind the rear axle of your truck) in regards to sway. If you are having sway issues with your Haulmark weight distribution system and you already have one sway control bar I recommend adding a second one with the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. I took a look at a Haulmark weight distribution system and the head unit...
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  • Weight Distribution for a Micro Minnie 2108DS Travel Trailer
  • I took a look at several pictures of the 2108DS Micro Minnie trailers and they have a regular coupler and not a bottom-mount or underslung style coupler. Your particular model has a 7,000 pound gross trailer weight and dry it weighs 3,900 pounds. The dry tongue weight is 410 pounds meaning it is 10.5 percent of the gross trailer weight. Going by that same 10.5 percent the tongue weight can be as much as 735 pounds. The goal is to use a weight distribution system that puts the tongue...
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 7,800 lb Trailer
  • For a trailer with a loaded tongue weight of 900 lbs the Blue Ox SwayPro system you'd want is the part # BXW1000 as it has a tongue weight range of between 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs. Your coupler is not underslung too which means the # BXW1000 is a fit. I attached a picture of what an underslung coupler looks like for you to check out as well. 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....
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  • Can Spring Bars of Pro Series Weight Distribution System be Upgraded to Higher Rating
  • Looks like you have a Pro Series weight distribution system like the part # PS49902 and are wanting to upgrade the spring bars to a higher rated set. To do that we have the part # PS58441 which will fit the head you have and give you a tongue weight range of 750-1,000 lbs.
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  • How Does Spring Bar Tension of Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System Adjust
  • The spring bar tension of the Equal-I-Zer systems like the part # EQ37100ET you referenced is adjustable but since the adjustment is made using the angle of the head of the system it wouldn't be ideal for quick adjustments. I attached a picture that shows how the adjustments of this system are made. A setup that uses chains instead and allows you to use different link lengths may be more ideal for you like the Reese # RP66542 which is similarly rated at 600-1,200 lb tongue weight.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250 towing 7,700 lb Trailer
  • You are on the right track as it sounds like you know that the tongue weight figure is what you base a weight distribution system on. Since you have a trailer with a few non-standard accessories I'd recommend finding out exactly what your tongue weight is as it would be hard to estimate. You should also consider that any weight behind your truck's rear axle needs to be counted as tongue weight too. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out. Or you can use...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Drop Shank for Pro Series Round Bar System
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control # PS49904 you mentioned only has a maximum 2 inch drop with the shank that comes with the system. You most definitely need a longer shank for the height of your truck compared to your trailer coupler height. I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 12-1/2" Rise 7" Drop - 1.2K TW # FA92-02-4315 which will give you the drop needed and will also accommodate the tongue weight of your system. You can...
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  • Is the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System Compatible with a Redarc Brake Controller
  • Fantastic news for you! The Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775 is compatible with your Redarc brake controller. I have included a link to a video covering the features of the Sway Master system for you.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2014 Ram 1500
  • For a loaded tongue weight of 1,000 lbs a weight distribution system is a great idea. The Pro Series kit part # 49587 is a great choice for you as it has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and the key to selecting a system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the trailer. Since you have a generator platform above your frame where the brackets normally slip over you'll need a set of chain hangers that bolt to the side of the frame like the Reese brackets part # RP58305....
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  • What is Towing Capacity of 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 When Using Weight Distribution
  • Your assumption is absolutely correct. Your truck has two sets of weight capacities. One set for if you are not using a weight distribution system and another set that is higher for if you are using a weight distribution system. 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...
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  • Picking Out Fastway Weight Distribution System for Trailer that Weighs 6,000 lbs
  • With weight distribution systems you want to go with the system with a tongue weight range where the loaded tongue weight of your trailer falls right in the middle. So since you have a dry tongue weight of 600 lbs you'd at least need the # FA92-00-0800 which has a range of 400 to 800 lbs. But that's assuming your loaded weight is very close to the dry tongue weight. When loaded you may be better off with the part # FA92-00-1000 which has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. I'd...
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  • Could Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System be Installed on Angle Iron Trailer Frame
  • To install the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66561 on a trailer frame that is made of angle iron will require you to take the trailer to a welder and have them box the frame where you need to install the hangers of the kit. They'll be able to weld pieces of metal in place on the frame so that it's square and compatible with the hangers of the # RP66561.
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  • Will Any Reese Spring Bar Work with the Strait-Line Weight Distribution Systems
  • Yes, the spring bar that you have attached a photo of will work with the dual cams part # RP26002 on the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Systems like part # RP66084.
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  • Is Tuson Electronic Sway Control Compatible with 2018 Ram 2500 OEM Controller and 30' Travel Trailer
  • The Tuson Electronic Sway Control System # 335TSC-1000 has been confirmed to work with Dodge OEM brake controllers (verified by Tuson) and is compatible with 1 - 4 axles. Since you have an OEM controller on your 2018 Ram 2500 and your 30' travel trailer only has 2 axles this sway control system will work great for you! Attached is a review video and the written instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Are Trunnion Bars for Reese Strait-Line 800 lb and 1,200 lb Systems Interchangeable
  • Yes! The trunnion bars for the 1,200 lb and 800 lb Reese Strait-Line weight distribution (WD) systems use the same head unit so they are interchangeable. I recommend going with the 12K system # RP66074 since it already has the tongue weight (TW) range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and then getting the 400 lb - 800 lb TW bars # RP22225 when you need them. Please note that the trunnion bars come in a single unit so you need to purchase a quantity of 2 for your WD system. The cams that come with...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1,175 lb Dry Tongue Weight Trailer
  • With your tongue weight at 1,175 lbs when loaded, you also need to account for any cargo weight behind the rear axle as well to get the total tongue weight rating. I've attached an article to assist. You are correct that your current system is underrated for your application. My recommendation is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET rated for total tongue weights between 1,000 and 1,400 lbs. You want your total tongue weight to fall in the...
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  • Shank Recommendation for Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution for Additional Drop
  • Yes there are weight distribution shanks that give you the additional drop you'll need so that your trailer can be towed level. Since you most likely have the # EQ90-02-4500 which is what comes with the Equal-i-Zer kits the shank we offer that would give you a few more inches of drop would be the part # EQ90-02-4300 and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Ram 1500 and Enclosed Car Hauler
  • With the information on your vehicle provided, you will have a towing capacity of 10,350 lbs. Your 1995 Tahoe has a curb weight of 4,780 lbs, so when you add the weight of your enclosed trailer, I do recommend using a weight distribution system, but you will be fine to tow as long as you are under that max towing capacity. Based on that information, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37120ET. This system will work well for total tongue weights...
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  • Can a 2011 Ram 1500 Safely Tow a 2018 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 267BHS
  • Since the max trailer rating of your 2011 Ram 1500 is 7,600 lbs and the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of your trailer is 7,000 lbs that means with your trailer loaded to max capacity you will still have 600 lbs of capacity on your pickup. This is a great margin to have so you will be good as far as the trailer goes. You do need to be sure not to exceed the GCWR (gross combined weight rating) of your pickup as well. The GCWR includes the weight of your loaded Ram plus the weight...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 could very well be correct for your utility trailer. However, in order to confirm this we would need to estimate your total tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer in addition to the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. A good rule of thumb is that the tongue weight of the trailer will be around 10-15% of its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). If the above figure...
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  • 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 3.6L V6 Weight Distribution for Lance 2185 Trailer
  • The most your trailer could safely ever weigh is 6,000 lbs according to the specs I found on your Lance 2185. This is under the weight capacity of your truck but a weight distribution system would be a very wise choice to help you tow safer. 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...
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  • Will Ram 2500 Truck Still Benefit from Using Weight Distribution
  • 1,100 lbs of tongue weight is quite a bit of tongue weight even for a 2500 series Ram truck. Some people probably get by without WD in your situation but your best towing experience will be to use the system you have. One thing that makes using the systems a bit easier is a powered A-frame jack. What you can do is jack the tongue of the trailer up with the powered jack while the trailer is connected to the hitch ball and this will make getting the springs bars onto and off of the hangers...
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  • Should Weight Distribution be Used for Towing a 10K Trailer with a Class A Motorhome
  • Weight distribution (WD) systems are really only needed when the weight of the trailer is at least half of the weight of the vehicle towing it. Since this isn't the case with your Class A motorhome pulling your 10K trailer I doubt you really need a WD system but you could benefit from adding some sway control. Typically we recommend using a WD system with integrated sway control but since the WD isn't needed you can just use one of our standalone sway control units. Another thing to note...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Best Sway Control for Cargo Trailer Frame
  • For your cargo trailer/toy hauler conversion with a 5,000 lbs tongue weight I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66084 which will fit well on your trailer frame and will also give you a total tongue weight of your loaded trailer tongue and cargo behind the rear axle between 600 and 1200 lbs. This will work well if your tongue weight stays as desired or gets heavier during the conversion (usually tongue weight ranges between 10 and...
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  • Can a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Tow a 1988 Sea Ray 268 Sundancer
  • The towing capacity of your 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 is going to vary drastically based on options such as engine size, transmission type, axle ratio, and bed length. If you can provide me with these bits of information then I would be happy to look up the towing capacity of your vehicle but if not you will need to take a look for yourself starting on page 4-71 in your owner's manual. If it turns out that the weight of the boat and trailer (while loaded) is under the towing capacity of...
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  • Which Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System is Best for a 2019 Keystone Passport GT 2210RB
  • For your 2019 Keystone Passport GT 2210RB, I recommend using the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 which is rated for 800 lbs - 1,000 lbs over the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which is rated for 500 lbs - 800 lbs. The reason for this is that in addition to the loaded tongue weight of the trailer you also need to add the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. When choosing a weight distribution system, it is always...
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  • Compatibility of Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution and Trailer Valet 5X on a 2019 Airstream Trailer
  • When using an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control like # EQ37100ET, the Trailer Valet 5X # STC-V211 will not be able to be completely installed at the same time. However if you look at the attached dimensions of the Trailer Valet 5X system you may find that there is enough room behind the trunnion bars and bracket on the Equal-I-zer to keep the mount installed. If there is enough room for the mounting bracket to be installed and not come in contact with the...
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  • How Do You Know If There is Too Much Tension on the Curt Friction Sway Control Bar 17200
  • If you have too much tension on the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems part # 17200 then the trailer is going to feel very stiff and it would most likely making a popping sound. Starting with the factory preset tension, road test the sway control. If this is not enough sway control, then adjust the break tension screw 1/4 turn clockwise. Road test again and repeat (if necessary) until proper sway control is achieved.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 300 lb Tongue Weight
  • A weight distribution system with a tongue weight range of 800-1,200 lbs (I am assuming that's what you meant) is going to be very harsh on a trailer that only has 300 lbs of tongue weight. You will need a much lighter rated system. Ideally you get a system where your tongue weight falls right into the middle of the systems tongue weight range and you'll get the best overall towing experience. The Reese weight distribution system part # RP65509 would be a great option as it has a tongue...
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  • Determination of Total Tongue Weight for Selection of Weight Distribution System
  • It sounds like you are asking about the tongue weight (TW) calculation for selection of a trailer weight distribution hitch (WD) like the Curt TruTrack # C17500. The weight of any cargo items behind the rear axle in the bed of a truck needs to be added to the TW of the loaded trailer when selecting a weight distribution hitch. This means cargo weight that is on the tailgate side of the rear axle. Often this will an item like a cooler or a generator. The total TW of a towing system...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 6,000 Lb. Trailer
  • If you were using the standard tongue weight percentage rule which is 10-15% of the trailer's weight then you would need a weight distribution system rated for 600-900 lbs. You would also need to add to this any weight stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. To be on the safe side, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control part # RP66084 which is rated for a total tongue weight of 600-1,200 lbs. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System is one of...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for Winnebago Micro Minnie with GVWR of 7,000 lbs
  • For a weight distribution system, you want to make sure your total tongue weight falls within the range of the system. Total tongue weight is not just the unloaded hitch weight, but is the completely loaded and ready to go hitch weight (tongue weight) as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This total tongue weight needs to fall in the range of the system. For instance, the Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 2019 Lance 1685 Travel Trailer
  • The best weight distribution system we have for your 2019 Lance 1685 Travel Trailer and 2017 Toyota Tacoma is the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66083. The Strait-Line has a dual cam design which is going to hold the trailer steady during crosswinds, slide to allow full-radius turns, and hold a straight-line during sudden swerving. The trunnion spring bars also offer the best ground clearance. The Strait-Line does however require drilling into the trailer frame but this...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 GMC Yukon Denali and 800 Pound Total Tongue Weight
  • You've done your research! For your towing setup that has a total tongue weight of around 800 pounds I highly recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET. Your total tongue weight falls right in the middle of its 600 to 1,000 pound tongue weight capacity range and the Equal-i-zer systems are considered by many to be the best on the market because of their superior 4-Point Sway Control. It uses two points of pressure within the hitch itself and two friction points...
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  • Does the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Count as Tongue Weight
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1006 weighs around 95 lbs. It will actually become part of the vehicle's frame once installed therefore does not count towards tongue weight capacity. Please keep in mind that this system is designed for a total tongue weight of 750 - 1,000 lbs. The total tongue weight of a towing setup is calculated by adding the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle.
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  • Can Hayes SwayMaster Weight be Used with Weight Distribution System
  • The Hayes Swaymaster part # HA81775 can be used on trailers that are using a weight distribution system like the E2 kit that you have. It would only help and could be considered a form of insurance like you mentioned.
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  • Difference Between 4-Point Sway Control of Equal-i-zer and Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
  • Thanks for your question. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - 15K system # C17501 you mentioned is a 4 point sway control system. The four points consist of the 2 points where the trunnion bars meet the frame brackets and the other 2 points are near the head where the trunnion bars integrate. There is a spring loaded ball bearing that is another point of friction on each bar giving you the other two friction points. I've attached a photo to assist. This...
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  • Weight Distribution for 5,000 lb Trailer and Brake Controller Recommendation 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • I looked up the towing capacity of your 2012 Silverado 1500 with a 6.0 that is Flex Fuel compatible and it looks like it has a capacity of 10,200 lbs so a 5,000 lb camper would be no problem at all. 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...
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  • Can Friction Sway Control # 83660 be Used with Pro Series Weight Distribution # 83660
  • Yes, the Pro Series Weight Distribution system part # 49587 that you referenced is designed to be used with the Friction Sway Control system part # 83660 that you mentioned as well. The tabs or "wings" on either side of the hitch ball are designed for mounting the ball of the # 83660.
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  • Anti-Sway Needed for 7K Aluminum Trailer Towed by 2015 Ram 2500
  • To determine the best weight distribution (WD) system for your towing application you need to add the loaded tongue weight (TW) of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Ram 2500. Once you know the total tongue weight you will then need to choose a WD system that has a TW range this number falls in the middle of. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW of 10-15% of the weight of the trailer. With this in mind you will likely be...
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  • Can Curt 2-1/2-Inch Shank C17128 Be Used with Fastway Weight Distribution FA92-00-1000
  • You can use a different brand of shank with a weight distribution system. Fortunately these parts are standardized for hole size and hole spacing which allows them to be swapped out when necessary. We cannot swap out components in the Fastway kit but you can certainly purchase and use the alternate shank. The Curt 2-1/2-inch shank # C17128 can be used with the Fastway weight distribution system # FA92-00-1000 if you want to avoid using a hitch reducer sleeve like # C45405.
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  • Can Curt TruTrack Bars be Upgraded for Heavier Tongue Weight
  • I spoke with a representative of Curt who told me that if you needed a weight distribution system with more capacity than the # C17500 you would have to part ways with it and replace the whole system with the TruTrack # C17501, which has a total tongue weight capacity of between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. Replacement trunnion bars alone would not upgrade the capacity of your TruTrack.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Camping Trailer
  • The most important thing to know when selecting a weight distribution system is your total tongue weight, which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ram 1500. Your total tongue weight needs to be in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity in order for the system to work effectively. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET has a tongue weight capacity between 200 lbs...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used on Jeep Cherokee with GC Air Suspension System
  • A weight distribution system like the Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET can indeed be used on your Jeep Cherokee that features the air suspension auto-leveling system. What we recommend doing when installing the weight distribution system is first hooking your trailer up to the Jeep (with it fully loaded) and letting the Jeep level itself. Only after the leveling is complete will you want to set up and install the system. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution systems are a great choice and are...
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  • Weight Distribution Availability with Ice Castle Fish House
  • The only thing that could potentially work with the pole tongue on your Ice Castle fish house is the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter with a weight distribution (WD) system like the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 which has a tongue weight range of 700 lbs - 1,400 lbs. As long as your loaded weight is 8,800 lbs and your loaded tongue weight is within the recommended 10-15% tongue weight range then you just need to confirm with the manufacturer that this is okay to use for your application. The...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Riverside White Water Retro 150
  • The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control that you referenced is a great system, but as you mentioned it does require drilling. There may also be issues with certain size trailer frames. Therefore, it may not be the best option for your Riverside White Water Retro 150. Instead, I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System which also has four point sway control like the above but does not require any drilling into the trailer frame and it is much more accepting...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System When Loaded Trailer is 50% of Tow Vehicle Weight
  • Yes. With your trailer loaded, if the weight is 50% or more than your vehicle's weight (GVWR) then you would benefit from utilizing a weight distribution system. I've attached an article on weight distribution systems to assist. You want to choose a system based on the total tongue weight of the trailer which is the loaded tongue weight along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This total tongue weight range needs to fall in the middle of the weight range of the weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Palomino Palomini 181FBS
  • Based on my research the 2019 Palomino Palomini 181FBS has a GVWR of 4,408 pounds. This is the most it can weigh when fully loaded. A weight distribution system will be beneficial anytime the trailer weight is more than half of the tow vehicle's weight. Since your 2014 Silverado 1500 weighs around 4,800 to 5,200 pounds I definitely recommend using a weight distribution system. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET referenced in your question features a tongue weight...
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  • Does Weight of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Hitch 17499 Need to Be Factored In
  • When doing your math on trailer tongue weight (TW) you do NOT need to include the actual weight of your selected weight distribution hitch, such as Curt's TruTrack # C17499, because this weight is essentially suspended between the vehicle and trailer. The TruTrack is rated for total TW of 500 to 800-lbs so it would be ideal for an actual effective TW of 650-lbs, which is in the middle of its effective range.
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  • Could Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution System be Used on Featherlite 4910 Trailer
  • I wasn't able to find the specs for your trailer online, but if the loaded tongue weight of your trailer is between 600 and 1,200 lbs like what your Reese Strait Line kit part # RP66084 is designed for this kit would fit and work well. Judging by the size of the trailer that sounds about right, but it also really depends on how much weight you plan on towing. 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...
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  • Can 2009 Nissan Titan with Towing Package Pull 2016 Keystone Outback 325BH Travel Trailer
  • The 2016 Keystone Outback Super-Lite Series M-325 BH travel trailer has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,500-lbs. This figure is the sum of its dry weight (8325-lbs) and its carrying capacity (2175-lbs) and is the most this trailer can safely weigh when loaded. I checked the online edition of the owner's manual for your 2009 Nissan Titan and the very most the best-equipped version of this truck can tow is 9500-lbs (this is for the 2WD King Cab XE and SE versions with short...
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  • Replacement Suspension Components for Keystone Bullet Premier with Dexter 13-148 Equalizer
  • To change your equalizers on your 2013 Keystone Bullet Premier we don't have the exact equalizer you are seeking. Your premier I believe has the 42 inch on center axles which is a wider stance than standard, so changing other components like leaf springs and shackle straps will be required if changing your equalizer. I'm happy to assist with getting you a system that will work for you, but I will need to know your hanger measurements from center of hole to center of hole, the eye to...
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  • How to Prevent Truck From Sagging When Towing
  • The best way to prevent a vehicle like your 2018 Toyota Tacoma from sagging is with the use of a weight distribution system. What happens when you tow is that weight gets transferred to the rear axle of your tow vehicle which causes it to sag. A weight distribution system will transfer that weight to each of the axles on your trailer and tow vehicle, stopping it from sagging and greatly enhancing your towing experience due to improved handling from your tow vehicle and the sway control...
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  • Can Arms of the Reese Steadi-Flex be Installed by Hand
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he said that depending on how much the trailer weighs you may or may not be able to lift the arms of the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 without the tool. Even if you were able to lift the arm in place by hand this isn't advisable because you could potentially injure your hand doing so. I'm not sure what you mean by "reasonably high" but the instructions recommend raising your tow vehicle/trailer up about 4" with your trailer jack. If that puts you close...
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  • Can a 2-5/16" Hitch Ball be Installed on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66559 is compatible with a 2-5/16" hitch ball as long as it has a 1-1/4" diameter shank like the Draw-Tite # 19286.
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  • Can 1,000 lb Tongue Weight Equal-i-zer System be Used for an 8,000 lb Dry Weight Travel Trailer
  • Ideally you want the loaded tongue weight (TW) of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle to fall in about the middle of the TW range of your weight distribution (WD) system. If your system is rated too high then your towing will be stiff but if it isn't rated high enough it won't be very effective. If the dry TW of your trailer is 890 lbs then you definitely need to upgrade to a higher rated system. This allows you to use larger propane tanks...
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  • Clamp-On Weight Distribution System Needed for a Variety of Trailer Sizes
  • We do have a weight distribution (WD) system that will fit your various trailer size needs, but if your current trailer hitch/ball mount is already hitting the ground during some of the driveways you have to turn in to I'm not sure if adding a WD system to the mix is a good idea. The shank and head unit will hit the ground and if your driveways are steep enough I doubt the bars are meant to flex that much. If you still need the WD system then the Blue Ox SwayPro systems have clamp-on...
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  • Best Weight Distribution With Sway Control for Trailer With 1,100 lbs Total Tongue Weight
  • The BlueOx SwayPro # BXW1506 is a good system but I recommend the Reese Strait-Line # RP66130 over it. While both systems will be less noisy than the Equal-i-zer you referred to, the Strait-Line has the advantage because of its sway control system. The SwayPro uses a 4-point sway control system like the Equal-i-zer but the Strait-Line uses a dual cam system to prevent sway. This system's spring bars are suspended by this cam system (see accompanying photo) which ensures that the Strait-Line...
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  • Information for Understanding Towing Capacities of 2016 Ford F-150
  • Towing capacities are a combination of several factors including but not limited to: hitch capacity, frame strength, braking power, suspension capacity, cooling system capacity etc. Ford states that your tongue weight capacity is 1,150 lbs and the total trailer weight capacity is 11,500 lb (which is a lot for a 1/2 ton truck) then you have to stay under both numbers. If the trailer weighs 10,000 lbs but the tongue weight capacity is 1,300 lbs you should not tow that trailer. The hitches...
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  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for Winnebago Minnie Drop 170S Travel Trailer
  • The Minnie Drop 170S has a dry weight of 2800-lbs, dry hitch weight of 315-lbs and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 3800-lbs. Its 31-gallon water tank when filled will add 258-lbs. Based on the GVWR of 3800-lbs your loaded TW should fall between 400-lbs and 570-lbs so using 500-lbs TW for the trailer plus your cargo load of 150-lbs you'll end up with an effective total TW of 650-lbs. The Curt TruTrack weight distribution and sway control system # C17499 is rated just right for...
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  • Strait Line Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 1,500 lb Tongue Weight
  • If your tongue weight is 1,500 lbs you'll want the Strait Line system # RP66075 which has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,700 lbs. Ideally you get your tongue weight to fall as close to the middle of the range of the system. The # RP66075 would work great for 1,500 lb of tongue weight. If you went with a system that had 1,500 lbs as the top of the range you'd be at the max and the system wouldn't be as effective. If you have a 2 inch hitch you'll then need the shank part # RP54998....
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  • Can Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control be Used with Tekonsha RF Brake Controller
  • From your vehicle's trailer wiring connector you'd want to plug in the Prodigy RF part # 90250 and then you'd plug the Hayes Swaymaster # HA81775 into that and from there your trailer's wiring. I attached a link to the RF brake controller instructions as well as a picture that covers how the Sway Master installs.
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  • Spring Bar Length of Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057
  • The spring bars of the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057 that you referenced are 31.67 inches in length. The lift brackets on this system should be located a minimum of 33 inches from the center of the hitch ball.
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  • Solution for EAZ Powered Jack that Foot Plate Drops and Fuse Blows
  • We don't carry the EAZ brand of powered a-frame jacks so it's a bit harder to speculate. But if the foot plate keeps dropping and the fuse keeps blowing it sounds like the jack has seen better days and is in need of being replaced. My favorite powered jack to recommend is the Husky Jack part # HT87247 as it has bearings in the screw which allow it to operate quicker and smoother. It also shuts off automatically before topping or bottoming out. Other jacks will allow you to go too far...
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  • Can Friction Sway Control be Used with the Torklift Superhitch Everest Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, the head of the TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000 has ball holes for allowing you to two friction sway control units to it if you wanted like with the Pro Series kit part # 83660.
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  • Recommended Shank Replacement for Reese Steadi-Flex System with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The shank on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560 requires a flat front for the head adjustment so the Reese # RP54977 will not work. You can alternatively use the Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/4" Rise - 3-3/4" Drop - 15K # C17128 for compatibility.
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  • Can the 600 Lb Spring Bars Be Used on the Fastway e2 800 Lb System
  • Yes, if the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System you have now has trunnion spring bars like part # FA92-00-0800 then you can use the Replacement Trunnion Spring Bars part # FA92-01-0699.
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  • How Much Does a 26 Foot Long Jayco Travel Trailer Weigh
  • There are several, most likely hundreds of different Jayco travel trailers that measure to be 26' long so the answer to your question is going to be dependent on the year and floorplan of the trailer. There is not a standard dry weight for all 26' long Jayco travel trailers. For example, a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight 21QB is around 26' long and has a dry weight of 4,455 lbs whereas a 2019 Jayco Jay Feather X23E is around 26' long and has a dry weight of 5,105 lbs. If you do not know the year...
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  • Weight Distribution with Sway Control Recommendation for 7,500 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. For a dry weight of 940 lb tongue...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Laredo 335MK Travel Trailer
  • If you think your tongue weight is going to be between 1,400 and 1,500 lb the Strait Line system part # RP66075 would work great as it has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,700 lbs. You'll need a shank to go along with this too as part # RP54976. Then for a hitch ball you'd want the # 19286. 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...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Race Trailer with Loaded Weight 13,000 to 14,000 lbs
  • For your race trailer with weight between 13,000 and 14,000 lbs, the total tongue weight is normally between 10 and 15 percent of that when fully loaded and including cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. My recommendation is the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW2000 which is rated for tongue weights between 1,500 and 2,000 lbs. Then you will use hitch ball # 63847 to work with your trailer coupler. This system has brackets that are utilized for sway control....
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  • Should Bars/Arms on Weight Distribution System be Bent When They are Not Under Load
  • Weight distribution systems, like other towing equipment, will wear down over time. If you have been using the same kit for 11 years then it is very likely that your bars are worn out. Typically you don't see the arms/bars bending unless they are under a load. If you let me know what system you have I can see if we have the correct replacement arms for you.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Shank for Lifted Truck Compatibility
  • We do not offer a swap of shanks in our weight distribution systems, but we do offer different shank sizes separately. The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # PS49904 is a very nicely priced system, so I do understand the draw if we were able to simply swap the shank for a better price. I recommend using the Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 5" or 7" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW # C17121 or # C17124 for the correct...
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • 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 your trailer would most likely...
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  • Forest River Flagstaff 25BDS Weight Distribution System Recommendation
  • It looks like you have been doing some research on weight distribution (WD) systems as the 10K Equal-i-zer System # EQ37100ET would be right at the max 15% TW of your loaded trailer. Since WD systems do include the weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle it would seem that the 12K System # EQ37120ET would be better, but if you ever plan on towing your Forest River Flagstaff 25BDS empty this will cause your towing rig to become stiff as the low end of the TW range of this system...
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  • How to Obtain the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System with a Longer Shank
  • The best option for you to use the Equal-i-zer 1,000 LB Weight Distribution System on your lifted 2004 Ford Excursion is to purchase the system without the shank using part # EQ37101ET and then choose the correct shank for you which should be the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4300 as it offers up to a 6" drop. They don't offer this system already packaged with this shank so this will be your best option. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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  • Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 11.4k Trailer and Lifted Truck
  • Based on the tongue weight you listed having and needing a larger drop shank the Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution system you'd want is the part # EQ37141ET which has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lb to 1,400 lbs. For lifted trucks like yours a larger drop shank like the part # EQ90-02-4400 would be your best option as it allows you to do drops up to 9 inches which is about right for a truck like yours with a 2 inch lift.
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