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  • Sway Control That Works With Curt 17301 Weight Distribution System
  • There is an anti-sway bar you can use along with the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System # 17301. The Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems # 17200 will work and attach to the hitch ball on the weight distribution system. You will need either 2" hitch ball # A-90 or 2-5/16" hitch ball # 19286. I've attached a link to a video review of the sway control unit for you to take a look at as well as a link to the instructions.
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  • Is There a Weight Distribution Hitch for a 400 lb Tongue Weight?
  • There are a number of high-quality weight distribution hitches that will work with a 400 lb tongue weight such as the Equal-i-zer # EQ37060ET, which is rated for total tongue weights between 300 and 600 lbs. However, in order to choose the best weight distribution system, 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 2012 GMC Sierra. To determine...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System to Control Sway on 7800 lb Travel Trailer
  • For your 7800 lb travel trailer, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37120ET. The typical tongue weight when loaded of a trailer is 10-15% of its total weight. Then you also for a weight distribution system need to account for any cargo behind the rear axle of the Suburban. This will give you a system rated for that combined total tongue weight between 800 and 1200 lbs. Ideally when loaded you want to be in the middle of that total tongue...
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  • Recommended WD System for a 17,000 lb GVWR Trailer Towed by a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • When choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will 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 along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the loaded weight of your trailer. Since...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Tongue Weight for a 2005 Ford Explorer Limited V8
  • The towing capacity of your 2005 Ford Explorer Limited V8 is 3,260 lbs. The tongue weight according to your owners manual should not exceed 15%, so your absolute maximum tongue weight is 489 lbs. With that weight on your trailer, I definitely recommend using a weight distribution system with sway control. This will give you a smoother ride and keep the crosswinds and uneven lanes from causing you to panic. I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control #...
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  • How to Determine if Dual Cam Sway Control Can be Added to Reese Weight Distribution System
  • If the spring bars of your Reese weight distribution system have curved ends like what you see in the attached picture you'd be able to upgrade the setup to include the Dual Cam sway control part # RP26002 that you mentioned. Adding sway control would be a great idea in your situation. Especially the dual cam style which works to fight sway before it starts.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Trailer Tongue Weight of 2194 lbs.
  • When you use a weight distribution system, it does not add more weight to the ball or the coupler, It disperses the weight across the frame so the trailer will handle better. This doesn't mean you can use a coupler rated for less weight than what your trailer can handle. Couplers aren't normally rated for tongue weight, so are you sure it doesn't specify 21000 lbs towing capacity versus 2100 lbs tongue weight capacity? Either way, you know your loaded tongue weight is 2194 lbs so if...
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  • Hitch Ball Size for Arctic Fox 25Y Travel Trailer and SwayPro Weight Distribution
  • The required ball size for your Arctic Fox 25Y travel trailer will be stamped on the coupler. Based on the specs I was able to find it looks like you will need a 2-5/16 inch ball for your SwayPro weight distribution system. You can use # 19286.
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  • Weight Distribution with Sway Control Recommendation for Trailer with 425 lbs of 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 tongue weight of 425 lbs...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Short A-Frame Trailer Tongue
  • It seems like you have the basics of choosing an effective weight distribution system down, but just to be thorough it bears repeating that in order to choose the best weight distribution system, 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 2017 Nissan Armada. Since your trailer weighs 4,550 lbs fully loaded, depending on how much weight you...
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  • Length of Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution Bars Compared to Other Standard System Bar Length
  • The Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 15K GTW, 1.5K TW # C17422 has bars that are 28-3/8 inches long. Other standard weight distribution systems have bars between 32-33 inches long.
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  • Length of Spring Bars on Curt Weight Distribution System # C17342
  • The spring bars on the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17342 feature a length of 28 inches. This is a very nice system that will do a great job of evenly distributing weight over the axles of your trailer and tow vehicle for added stability and control. It has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,000 pounds and the adjustable shank is included. You will just need to add a compatible hitch ball like the 2 inch # A-90 or 2-5/16 inch # A-6. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Forest River Travel Trailer with 5436 GVWR
  • For your Forest River RV with a 5436 GVWR, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37100ET. This weight distribution system recommendation is based on your total tongue weight. Most trailers have between 10 and 15 percent of the total weight as the tongue weight, then you also need to add any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your truck to your loaded tongue weight. This gives you the total tongue weight for your weight distribution system...
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  • Where Do Brackets Mount to Trailer Frame on Curt Weight Distribution System C17500
  • Bracket location is essential if you have items mounted on the frame near the same location. For Curt weight distribution system # C17500 the bars are 35 inches long so subtracting 4 inches places the brackets at 31 inches back. Measure from the center of the ball cavity on the trailer coupler back 31 inches and that is approximately where the center of the frame brackets will be. I have linked a video review of this system for you.
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  • Replacement Drop Shank for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Part # C17500
  • The shank included in the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 has a 7-1/2" rise and a 1/2" drop while using trunnion spring bars. Therefore, if your current needs require a 5-1/4" drop in order to keep the trailer level with your tow vehicle then you will need to replace the shank with one more inline with your rise/drop needs. I do have an option for you but the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 only has a 3-3/4" drop while using trunnion spring bars. For...
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  • How to Reattach a Weight Distribution System to a Trailer
  • There are a few different weight distribution systems so in order to give you exact instructions I would need to know which system you have. However, the process to reattach the system to a trailer is fairly similar for most of them. If your system uses link chains to connect the spring bars to the frame brackets then in order to reattach the system to the trailer you will need to first install the head and shank back into the trailer hitch. Once the head and shank are in position you...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 7,600 Pound Maximum Weight
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number will include both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if you are loaded up and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, you will want this number to fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range on the system you choose. Using a tongue weight scale like the Sherline...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 9,990 Pound Aluminum Trailer with 7 Inch Tall Frame
  • Since the trailer you are wanting to tow has a frame height of 7 inches, the best option is going to be a chain hanger system like the excellent Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130. As you mentioned in your question, there is not a clamp-on/bolt-on system currently available that is rated for your trailer's weight and will fit a 7 inch frame. The Reese Strait-Line system features a tongue weight capacity of 800 to 1,500 pounds. When picking out a system, you will...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Grand Design Reflection
  • So with weight distribution systems you can back up with them with the spring bars connected, but you have to make sure that you don't get anywhere near jackknifing the trailer. If you are backing up mainly straight you'll be fine. If you end up really needing to get the trailer in a tight turn the bars will have to come off. Since you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch you will want to use the right size shank ideally. The sleeve adapters can work but sometimes they introduce a bit of movement...
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  • Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Towing 2018 Catalina Trailblazer 26TH
  • 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. You said the tongue weight when...
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  • Reese Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution System for Trailers Up to 15,000 lbs
  • The weight distribution system referenced in the video is the Pro Series SC Weight Distribution part number 49579 which has since been discontinued. This weight distribution system was rated for 14,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) and between 600 and 1,100 lbs. of tongue weight (TW). For a similar weight distribution system by Reese that is rated for 15,000 lbs. GTW and between 800 and 1,500 lbs. of TW, I recommend using the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66131. You will...
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  • How to Identify Capacity of Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution Spring Bars
  • I spoke with my contact at Pro Series regarding your RB2 Weight Distribution System. She stated that there should be a capacity listed with a sticker, located near the end of the spring bar. If the label/sticker is not present, then there should be a part number stamped into the bar itself. If you can provide me with this part number, I can then confirm its weight capacity for you. In order to choose the correct capacity spring bars to use on the system, you will want to determine your...
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  • How to Determine the Best Weight Distribution System
  • A single weight distribution system is not set up to handle all different kinds of weights; if that is the case you would likely need multiple systems. The reason is, in order to choose the best weight distribution system, 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 Ram 3500. To determine your trailer's loaded tongue weight you can use a scale...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Travel Trailer with 300-Lbs Tongue Weight
  • A trailer weight distribution hitch can include sway control, sway prevention, or neither. The Curt system # C17345 does not address sway. Simple friction-style anti-sway bars like # 83660 are also available as stand-alone products or they can added to a WD system but these do not compare to integrated setups that do both. The most effective sway solution comes from using a weight distribution system that incorporates built-in sway prevention, such as one of the Equal-I-zer systems like...
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  • Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer with 800-lb Tongue Weight
  • An entry-level weight distribution hitch like the Pro Series # PS49903 can help level your tow vehicle but a really good one can also deliver improvements in handling/ride quality that are worth the extra cost to upgrade. I recommend an Equal-I-zer system that has built-in sway prevention. System # EQ37100ET is perfect for 800-lb tongue weight and it has 4 points of sway prevention instead of a simple friction bar that can only react to sway once it starts. The shank and 2-5/16-inch...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Pole Tongue Trailer that Weighs 5,400 lbs
  • 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. A system like this can be used with...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2017 GMC Yukon Denali and ATC Enclosed Car Trailer
  • For your 2017 Yukon Denali and 24 foot ATC enclosed car trailer, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ37141ET. This will come with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball needed, but not the shank. The shank I recommend to go with this system is the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment # C17123 which combined will give you a 6-1/4 inch drop. You will only need a thin walled socket like # ALL643216...
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  • Weight Distribution System Needed with a 6-1/4" Drop for 6,000 lb Trailer
  • I do have a solution for you to check out. The Reese Weight Dist Shank # RP3215 features a Drop of 6-3/4" when used with a round-bar Weight Distribution (WD) system like part # RP66087. This WD system comes with a shank but you can sell it to help offset the price of the shank that you need for your application. A hitch ball, like part # A-90 or part # 19286, is sold separately. You will want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW)...
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  • Reese Round Bar and Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution System Compatibility
  • I see that you have purchased the Reese trunnion weight distribution system # RP66542. This installs on a trailer so that the chain lift brackets are centered about 30-inches back from the hitch ball. With the 10K round bar Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66086 the lift brackets are positioned the same distance from the hitch ball. But note that if the other system is the Strait-Line, it must be installed using the appropriate cam arm assemblies, either part # RP58435...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for 2012 F150 4x4 Supercrew Ecoboost
  • In regards to your 2012 F-150 4x4, I recommend a weight distribution system. Weight distribution systems are recommended if the vehicle is pulling a trailer that weighs more than 50% of the tow vehicle. The systems improve braking and handling while increasing the towing capacity of some trailer hitches. I took in consideration your tongue weight and gross trailer weight to pick out an appropriate system for you. Also because of the cargo that your're carrying, I factored in sway control...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for Weight Distribution System
  • There really should not be any movement if your Equal-i-zer hitch such as # EQ37100ET is properly set up so I recommend ensuring that you have both the properly rated system and one that has been installed correctly. There is not an immobilizer specifically designed for Equal-i-zer systems.
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  • Recommended WD System for Towing a 4,300 lb Jayco Trailer with a 2012 Nissan Frontier
  • When looking at a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will want to choose 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 along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2012 Nissan Frontier. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the loaded weight of your trailer. If...
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  • Installation of Fastway Weight Distribution Hitch
  • It sounds like you are referring to a Fastway weight distribution hitch like system # FA94-00-0800 which is rated for trailers with loaded tongue weight (TW) of 400- to 800-lbs. It is not unusual for the first spring bar to be easier to install than the second. You can make this process easier by jacking up the trailer tongue (while it is hitched to the tow vehicle). This lowers the tension on the setup. This lets you install the bars and then lower the trailer. If you are concerned...
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  • Is a WD System Required on a 2018 Nissan Armada with Self-Leveling Towing a 5,500 lb Trailer
  • Whenever the loaded weight of the trailer will match or exceed half of the weight of the tow vehicle (like your 2018 Nissan Armada) a Weight Distribution (WD) system is recommended. A self leveling system is great because it can help to make your towing setup level, but it will not take all of the stress put at that coupling point and distribute it among all of the axles like a WD does. This helps to extend the life of your suspension and make your towing setup much more safe. Just...
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  • Recommended Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Dry Tongue Weight of 505 lbs
  • The Andersen system isn't bad, it just hasn't had the same amount of testing in the market for that newer design. The Blue Ox system has been around for a while and has shown that it is a durable and reliable system. Based on your trailer tongue weight of 505 lbs which is the dry tongue weight, I recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 8,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # BXW0750. When looking for a weight distribution system, you want to account for...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 14,000 lb Dump 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. Most likely the part # RP66006...
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  • Choosing the Best Weight Distribution System for 2010 Keystone Hideout
  • Thank you for the info; it is possible to make a guess on the best weight distribution system for you, though in order to choose the correct system, 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 2008 Toyota Tundra. To determine your trailer's loaded tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Nissan Armada with 6000-7000 Lb Trailer
  • If the gross trailer weight (GTW) of your trailer is more than 50% of your gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), the use of a weight distribution system is recommended. In order to be sure you are choosing the correct weight distribution system, you will want to find the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup by adding the tongue weight of both your loaded ready to tow trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The average TW rating of a trailer is typically...
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  • Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2018 Mallard M245 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. From the research I did on your...
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  • Recommended Equlaizer hitch for 2018 Lance 2375
  • 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. 600 lbs of tongue weight is hard...
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  • How to Uninstall a Weight Distribution System like the Equal-i-zer System # EQ37140ET
  • When you are using a Weight Distribution (WD) system, like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET, you will want to extend the trailer jack on your trailer to lift up some on both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This will relieve the pressure put on the arms and should allow you to swing them out easily. Please keep in mind that you will want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System # C17422 be Interchanged with 2 1/2 Shank?
  • We contacted the manufacturer to answer the question, will the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System # C17422 work with a 2 1/2 inch hitch opening? We also checked to see if the shank was interchangeable. Their reply was yes, part number # C17128 is the 2 ½” shank for the weight distribution hitches and will work with the # C17422 hitch.
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  • How to Choose a Weight Distribution System for Fun Finder Camper With 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • In order to choose the best weight distribution system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go Fun Finder plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2014 Toyota Tacoma. To determine your trailer's loaded tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. From there,...
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  • Recommended Best Weight Distribution and Sway Control for NuCamp Tear Travel Trailer
  • Thanks for all the weight information. Based on the total tongue weight of the loaded trailer and gear behind the rear axle, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # EQ37060ET. This system has the 2 inch hitch ball as well as the total tongue weight range between 200 and 600 lbs. This will put you in the middle of that range to be an ideal fit. This system uses metal on metal friction in 4 places to reduce sway for...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Anti-Sway for 14 KZ Sportsmen Classic 250
  • For your weight distribution system with sway control for your 14 KZ Sportsmen Classic 250 trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW # RP66559. This will account for the loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your Ram truck. That combination is referred to as the total tongue weight and this system is rated for that total tongue weight between 500 and 1000 lbs. You ideally want...
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  • Can Brake Controller Be Used with the Hayes Sway Master # HA81775
  • The Hayes Sway Master part # HA81775 that you referenced is designed to work with brake controllers like the Reese you have installed in your 2005 Chevy Suburban so this would work well for you. Basically it allows the brake controller to work as it needs to and then this activates when needed as well. Typically when the brakes of a trailer are applied the sway begins to correct itself. So you wouldn't have to worry about the brake controller diminishing the effectiveness of the Sway Master.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Travel Trailer that Weighs 3,500 lb
  • For your trailer the best weight distribution system we have for it would be the Strait Line part # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and features only sway control on market that works to try and prevent sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • 1,400 lb Tongue Weight Range Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
  • At this time Reese is not offering the Steadi Flex spring bars as replacement parts so you'd have to replace the entire system with part # RP66560 if you need the tongue weight range to be as high as 1,400 lbs.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2013 GMC Sierra Towing Car Hauler
  • 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. Once you know your tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution System when Towing 32ft RV with 1999 GMC YUKON?
  • To determine the correctly rated system for your trailer, you need its loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. Then add that to the amount of weight stored in the back of your Yukon behind the real axle. Any weight behind the rear axle effects a weight distribution sysyem just as tongue weight. With that number, you can find an appropriate system. The best Curt weight distribution system is the TruTrack. If your tongue weight plus the weight behind the Yukon's rear axle is over 800 pounds...
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  • Info Needed to Pick Out Weight Distribution System for Lifted Truck
  • There is a way to use a weight distribution system with a lifted vehicle by using a drop weight distribution shank like the # C17124 which can do a drop of 7-1/2 inches. But basically we first need to know a few things to get you the best setup. We need to know the tongue weight of your trailer as it's loaded (including the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle) and the amount of drop you need. This will allow us to find you a weight distribution system that is properly rated and...
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  • Towing a Jeep on a Car Hauler with my 2002 Silverado 2500 HD do I need WD?
  • All towing components such as your hitch ball have a maximum weight capacity. This value is usually displayed on each piece of equipment. All of your components should be rated at a higher capacity than the heaviest trailer you will tow. Some parts have more than one capacity. For example, hitches are usually rated for maximum weight capacity and maximum tongue weight capacity. The maximum weight value represents the heaviest trailer the hitch can pull, and the maximum tongue weight represents...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4 and Grand Design Trailer
  • The Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System I recommend for your 2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4 with 3.5L Eco Boost and your Grand Design 297 travel trailer is the Equal-i-zer # EQ37120ET based on the weights you gave. The WD system is rated based on total tongue weight which is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This system is rated properly to accommodate your truck and your trailer within the max towing capacities of your...
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  • Can Sway Bar Be Used Without Weight Distribution System?
  • Though Husky Center Line weight distribution systems have spring bars which are interchangeable, there are not Center Line spring bars that are available for a 300 lb tongue weight. Instead, you can use a sway bar setup like you asked about; the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. You would also need sway control bracket # RP26003 if your trailer had a Class III or Class IV, 2" x 2" ball mount or bracket # RP26005 for a Class II, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" ball mount. I've attached links...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 600 Pound Tongue Weight
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET that you referenced is a truly excellent system that features a tongue weight range of 200 to 600 pounds. If you stay under the 600 pound tongue weight capacity, this system will be perfect for your Tacoma and Coachmen trailer. With that being said, if you think there is a possibility that you will exceed the 600 pound limit, which it seems might be the case, I recommend going with a slightly higher-rated setup. The issue with having...
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  • Compatibility of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW0556 with 2016 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2018 Rockwood Mini Lite 1905, the unloaded tongue weight is 418 lbs. When you fully load your trailer, this tongue weight will increase and will add to the total tongue weight which also includes any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Toyota Highlander. As long as your total tongue weight is under 550 lbs, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 6,000 lbs GTW, 550 lbs TW # BXW0556 will work well. It is rated for 350 to 550 lbs total tongue weight....
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  • Recommended Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for a 7,500 lb Travel Trailer
  • A weight distribution system will need to be based off of the total tongue weight (TTW) of your loaded ready to tow trailer plus any weight stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehcile. If the 1,050 lb tongue weight rating you provided is correct then the proper system for you would be the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control part # EQ37120ET which is rated for 800-1,200 lbs of tongue weight. I have attached a review video of the above system for you as well.
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  • Recommended WD System for a 2008 Nissan Xterra Towing a Casita Spirit 17 foot Travel Trailer
  • When looking at a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will want to choose 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 along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the loaded weight of your trailer. Since...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
  • Thank you very much for your question, helping our customers to prevent sway and providing the correct weight distribution hitch is something I am happy to help you do today. I recommended a WD system that ensures that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. It will evenly distribute weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control and creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer. This recommended weight distribution is the Equal-i-zer Weight...
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller Recommendation for 1997 Ford Ranger
  • Let's start with the weight distribution and go over what you'll need to know before getting into specific units. The first bit of information you'll need to know is your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go PJ trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 1997 Ford Ranger. To determine your trailer's loaded tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Traverse Towing 5,000 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 based on your tongue weight...
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  • Weight of Curt Short Arm Weight Distribution System When Installing In Hitch
  • The total weight of the Curt Short Arm weight distribution system part # C17322 is 107 lbs, but you have to consider that the frame brackets stay permanently mounted to the trailer as well as the friction sway control unit. Also, the spring bars can detach from the head of the system too which allows you to take the system apart in pieces that are very reasonable in weight. So each of the bars are going to weigh around 14 lbs, and then the head and shank will weigh right at 40 lbs as...
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  • Can 1,200 lb Bar # RP66009 Replace 800 lb Bar # RP22225 for Reese Strait-Line WD System
  • Both the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66083 for 800 lbs Tongue Weight (TW) and the System # RP66084 for 1,200 lbs of TW use the same head unit and lift brackets. This means that you can replace your 800 lb bars, part # RP22225, with the 1,200 lb bars, part # RP66009. The bars are sold in a quantity of 1 so you will need to purchase 2 for your replacements.
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution Hitch for 25-ft Airstream with 7300-lb GVWR
  • The ideal circumstance for a weight distribution system is to have the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight (including the weight of any cargo behind the tow vehicle's rear axle) be in the middle of the system's operating range. We offer a handy scale to make tongue weight (TW) measurement easy, part # 5780. For instance the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 has an operating range from 600- to 1200-lbs. This would make it perfect for total TW of 800- to 1000-lbs. Similar system # RP66559 works...
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  • How to Select Trailer Weight Distribution System for Use with 2014 Ford Explorer Limited
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Hitch # FA94-00-0600 will work fine in the 2-inch hitch on your Explorer and will be able to handle a trailer with a loaded tongue weight (TW) of 400- to 600-lbs. It is really the trailer, rather than the vehicle, that needs to match the weight distribution system. Ideally the total TW of the fully-loaded trailer will fall in the middle of the system's operating range. Keep in mind that cargo weight in the Explorer that sits behind the rear axle (a...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6,000 Pound Trailer
  • The most important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (as if ready for a trip) and any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Chevy Colorado. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. I recommend using a tongue weight scale like the Sherline # 5780 to verify your...
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  • Installation Location of Hayes Sway Master Electric Sway Control
  • The Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775 has installation instructions that do not give a placement location other than completely unobstructed view of the sky. The unit comes with a 5 foot wiring connection so your options are limited with your trailer. There is nothing that would limit you from the placement you show in the photo based on the instructions given from the manufacturer.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Dry Tongue Weight of 361 lbs
  • Good eye. You are correct that weight distribution systems are not specific to the truck capacity or the trailer dry weight. The correct weight distribution system will be based on total tongue weight which is the total loaded (not dry) tongue weight of the trailer as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your truck. This combined weight you want to have within the range given for a weight distribution system, and ideally be in the middle of that range if possible. It...
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  • Is the Pro Series WD # 49587 Too Stiff for 790 lbs of Total Tongue Weight
  • The Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit # 49587 that you currently have is actually not too stiff for your application. If your loaded Tongue Weight (TW) is 590 lbs and you have 200 lbs of gear behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle then that means you need a system with a TW range that your 790 lbs (of what we call Total Tongue Weight) falls in the middle of. Since the Kit # 49587 has a TW range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs you are actually right where you need to be. Keep...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 26 Foot Fleetwood Travel Trailer Dry Weight 8,600 lb
  • Sounds like you are looking for 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 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...
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  • Fastway Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 3,500 GVWR
  • 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 dry tongue weight is 356...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer Weighing 9,000 lb
  • 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. Your tongue weight would most likely...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a CronKhite Equipment Trailer
  • We can start by getting your the coupler you need. I recommend the Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs # CTA-400. This coupler will work well with a weight distribution system. Then I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560 which is compatible with the surge brake actuator. You will need to bolt the brackets directly to your trailer frame if the brackets...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for 5,800 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. The loaded tongue weight for a...
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  • How to Reduce Sag Towing Trailer With 2012 Mercedes ML350
  • Best option is a weight distribution system. A WD system will take and distribute some of the trailer tongue weight up to the front axle of the tow vehicle which greatly reduces sag and improves braking and handling. 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...
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  • Installation of Hitch Ball On Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ37140ET does not come with the hitch ball installed, but it does come with the hitch ball itself. You will need the 1-7/8" 12pt Socket - 3/4" Drive - Chromium-Vanadium Steel # ALL643216 or # EQ70-00-4800. If you have us install the weight distribution system, then we install the hitch ball. Otherwise, you will be required to install it, but with the correct socket (listed above)...
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  • Total Tongue Weight Range of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Part # C17501
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17501 will work perfectly with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C14002 you have installed on your Ford F-150 as long as the total tongue weight (TTW) of your loaded ready to tow trailer plus any weight stored behind the rear axle of your truck is between 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs. If your TTW is not within this range please let me know what your TTW is and I would be glad to recommend a weight distribution system better suited for you...
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  • Hitch Ball for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • Equal-i-zer weight distribution system # EQ37040ET, which is the same as the product you referenced does not require a 2-5/16" hitch ball; I took a look at the Equal-i-zer site and could not find a reference to that. However, if you need a 2-5/16" ball then the right one would be the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems # EQ91-00-6100. It is also recommended you use Thin Walled Socket for Equal-i-zer Hitches # EQ70-00-4800 to make installation of this ball a little...
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  • Recommended Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System for Camping Trailer Weighing 2500-3500 lbs
  • For your 2006 Chevy Silverado and your 20 foot camper, there are a couple of things to consider when looking for a weight distribution system. A weight distribution system fit is determined by the total tongue weight, which includes the completely loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your Silverado. This total tongue weight is normally between 10 and 15% of the total trailer weight. You then want that total tongue weight to be in the middle of the...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Ram 1500 Towing 6,000 lb Trailer
  • Any time you will be towing a trailer that weighs more than 50 percent of the towing capacity of the vehicle you need to use a weight distribution system. Since you are at 6,000 lbs trailer weight and your capacity is 10,000 lbs you'd need to use a WD 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...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for 2017 Rockwood 2604WS Travel Trailer
  • Based on the tongue weight you gave me, I recommend you go with the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # FA94-00-1000 over the # FA94-00-0800. The reason for the upgrade is that your loaded tongue weight plus any cargo behind the rear axle of your Titan is what accounts for the total tongue weight used to determine a weight distribution system. The # FA94-00-1000 I'm recommending has a total tongue weight range between 600...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System to Reduce Vehicle Sag with 3,000 Pound Camper
  • A properly rated weight distribution system will absolutely help with the rear vehicle sag you are experiencing when towing your camper. The system is going to help to evenly distribute weight over the axles of both your Dodge Dakota and Starcraft camper, allowing for a much more level ride for the vehicle and trailer. When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This will include both the loaded (as...
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  • Recommended Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Hitch for Ice Castle Fish House Trailer
  • For your Ice Castle Fish House, the weight of the unit will determine what Equal-I-zer system will work best. A weight distribution system is based on the total tongue weight of the loaded trailer along with any cargo weight behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Because these trailers are fairly good sized, I'll give you a recommendation for a larger system. You want that total tongue weight to fall in the middle of the range of the system for best results. For a total tongue weight...
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  • Measuring for Drop or Rise on 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • To determine if the shank on Curt TruTrack # C17501 will provide you with enough drop on your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 you will need to take a couple measurements. Ensuring your Ram and trailer are on level ground, measure from the top of the receiver on your Ram to the ground. Then measure from the bottom of your trailer's coupler to the ground. Assuming the Ram is higher, the amount the hitch is higher by is the amount of drop you will need to account for. Should you end up needing a shank...
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  • Can a 2011 Nissan Frontier Safely Tow a 35 Foot RV
  • It all depends on how much your vehicle is rated for towing. I looked up the online version of the owner's manual for your 2011 Nissan Frontier and it looks like the maximum towing capacity ranges from 6,100 lbs - 6,500 lbs. If you check out your version of the owner's manual or the sticker on the inside frame of your driver side door you can then use that to gauge the size trailer you can safely tow. Please keep in mind that you will want to look at a trailer's GVWR and not the dry...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 4-1/2 Inch Frame Height
  • The Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET weight distribution hitch can be used with trailer frames that are a maximum of 6 inches tall so one with a height of 4-1/2 inches will be compatible. I've added links to a couple of video reviews of this system for you to take a look at.
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  • Determining Best Weight Distribution System for Wildwood Xlite Trailer
  • In order to choose the best weight distribution system for your towing setup, you will need to determine your total tongue weight. This number will include both the loaded tongue weight of your Wildwood Xlite Trailer (as if ready for a trip), 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 on the system you choose. I recommend using a tongue weight scale like the excellent...
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  • Tools Required To Install Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084
  • The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66084 will require limited tools for installation. You will need 3/4 inch socket, a 1/2 inch socket, and matching open end wrenches. You will also need a torque wrench like # ALL944001. You will also need two drill bits: 7/16 inch and 17/32 inch. The manufacturer also recommends an 8-10 inch c-clamp, tape measure, and penetrating oil like # L10444.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for V-Nose Cargo Trailer
  • The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66560 referenced in your question requires that the sway control brackets be positioned 27 to 32 inches back from the center of the coupler. This is actually the same as the requirement for the Equal-i-zer Systems like the equally rated # EQ37120ET. If your V-nose trailer did not have the necessary frame space to install the Equal-i-zer system, then the Reese Steadi-Flex System that you mentioned might not be the best...
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution for 14,000 lb Trailer With 6 inches of Ball Mount Drop
  • You'd want to go with a higher rated weight distribution system that does not have an included shank so that you can go with a different shank that has a higher amount of drop. For example the Reese Titan weight distribution system part # RP66006 has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,700 lbs and with it you could use the Titan drop shank # RP54977 which can do up to 5-3/4 inches of drop.
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  • Using a Weight Distribution Hitch With V-Nose Toy Hauler Trailer
  • In order to use a weight distribution hitch with your v-nose trailer, you are going to need to use chain hangers # RP58305 to bolt onto the sides of your trailer frame and a system such as the Reese Strait-Line # RP66084. In order to choose the best weight distribution system, 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. To determine...
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  • Compatibility of Trailer Brake Controllers with Anti-Sway Systems
  • If you are referring to an electronically-operated trailer anti-sway system like the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775, then you CAN use this along with any trailer brake controller since it uses parallel circuitry that won't interfere with normal braking or signals from a brake controller like the Prodigy P3 # 90195. The Hayes system works with electric or electric-over-hydraulic brakes on trailers with up to 4 axles. This unit is not compatible with General...
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  • Weight Distribution System Needed for Aluminum Snowmobile Trailer Pulled by a 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • First and foremost you will want to check to see if your trailer is rated for a Weight Distribution (WD) system. Since aluminum is not as heavy duty as steel some trailer manufacturers prohibit the use of a WD system as it could damage the trailer frame. If you are okay to use a WD system on your trailer then you will want to choose a WD system 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...
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  • Electronic and Mechanical Sway Control Devices for Boat Trailers with Surge Braking Systems
  • Electronic sway control units can provide some degree of correction for trailer sway. We do offer such a device from Hayes, their Sway Master # HA81775, but this is not compatible with surge-type trailer brakes. It will work only with electric and electric-over-hydraulic trailer braking setups. Some vehicles can have a similar OEM system built-in. The main issue with these is that they do nothing until sway has already begun and can then be detected. Trailer handling will have already been...
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  • Replacement Head for Older Draw-Tite Round Bar Weight Distribution System
  • I spoke with my contact at Horizon Global (parent company of Draw-Tite) regarding your older Draw-Tite Weight Distribution System. He stated that your particular system is comparable to the current Pro-Series (also owned by Horizon Global) Round WD System # PS49903. For a replacement head that will be compatible with your existing system, you can use the Replacement Weight Distribution Bolt-Together Round Bar Head # PS58442. This includes the 2-5/16 inch chrome hitch ball, sway control...
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  • Equalizer Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 1,100 lbs Tongue Weight
  • Ideally you want your loaded tongue weight to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range for the weight distribution system. The 1,200 lb tongue weight Equalizer system part # EQ37120ET that you referenced has a range of 800- 1,200 lbs so you'd be higher than ideal if your tongue weight is 1,100 lbs. The part # EQ37140ET would be better if that's the case as it has a range of 1,000 lbs to 1,400 lbs tongue weight.
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  • Determining Best Weight Distribution System for 2002 GMC Yukon
  • We have a large selection of weight distribution systems available that feature integrated sway control. The most important factor to consider when choosing the best weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. 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 Yukon. Ideally, your total tongue weight will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range on...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2014 Attitude 27CBG Toy Hauler Trailer
  • For your 2014 Attitude 27cbg toy hauler, based on the loaded tongue weight you gave and as long as you don't put much weight behind the rear axle of your truck, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET will be a good fit. This system is rated for total tongue weights between 1000 and 1400 lbs, so you will fall in the middle of that without cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This system will come with a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball, but you will...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for 2017 Wilderness 2375BH Travel Trailer
  • For your 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Wilderness 2375 Travel Trailer, you will need a weight distribution system that accounts for the loaded tongue weight of your trailer as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This combination is the total tongue weight and what determines the correct size weight distribution system to meet your needs. Given the dry hitch weight of 690 we can make some safe assumptions as to the load and fall in the middle of a weight distribution system...
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  • Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Trailer with Loaded Tongue Weight of 400-lbs
  • The linked video and article are great resources to give you all the important information you need to choose the right WD/SC system for your 3000-lb trailer. The real key is knowing the actual fully-loaded trailer tongue weight (TW) with all your usual gear and supplies loaded up. We have a handy scale # 5780 that makes it really easy to measure accurately (and frequently) so that you can develop a good sense for when your trailer is properly-loaded. Ideally the TW of a trailer will...
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