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  • Best Weight Distribution with Sway Control to Tow a Trailer with 460 Pounds of Loaded Tongue Weight
  • The top of the line weight distribution system to tow your T@B with a 2015 Toyota 4Runner is the Equal-i-zer, part # EQ37060ET. It's rated from 200 to 600 pounds of tongue weight and you want your total tongue weight to fall right within this range. However, any weight added behind the rear axle of your 4Runner also acts like tongue weight for a weight distribution system so you need to add this to your 460 pounds. If you're still under the 600 pounds max then this is a great choice. For...
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  • Weight Distribution Systems Made in the USA
  • There are a few weight distribution systems that are made in the USA. The TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000, all of the Gen-Y systems like # 325-GH-302, and all of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control systems like # BXW1000 are made in the USA. Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775 is not a weight distribution system, but this sway control system is also made in the USA. The best of these options for most trailers...
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  • Choosing Between Two Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Systems
  • If your trailer's loaded tongue weight ends up at around 600 pounds I recommend going with the higher rated Fastway e2, part # FA92-00-0800. For one, if you go over the rated tongue weight the weight distribution system will not be able to do its job. Also, with weight distribution the amount of weight you have stored behind the tow vehicle's rear axle acts as tongue weight on the hitch. So this needs to be added to the loaded trailer's tongue weight and if you're already at 600 pounds...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2015 Forest River 425d Camper
  • You'd have to compare the weight of your trailer loaded to the weight capacity of your 2012 Toyota Tacoma to be sure. Looks like most likely you'd be at a max of around 3,200 lbs for the 2015 Forest River 425D. Which looks to be right around the capacity of your 2012 Toyota Tacoma. So it would be close. Any time you are over half the weight capacity of a vehicle it's a good idea to use a weight distribution system. For the weight of your trailer the Reese Strait Line kit part # RP66082...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2014 Ford Escape
  • We have Class III hitches that fit your 2014 Ford Escape that are rated for weight distribution like the Draw Tite hitch part # 75758 but you'd have to check the owners manual of your Escape to determine if the factory hitch is rated for weight distribution or not. Based on the towing capacity of the Draw Tite hitch part # 75758 the best option for a weight distribution system would be the Strait Line # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and features only sway control...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2018 Toyota Sequoia Towing Apex Trailer By Coachman
  • In my experience the fully loaded tongue weight (TW) can be as much as 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer 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 the tow vehicle. Ideally, this number should fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range on the system you choose. Because of that we will want to make sure we select a system that is rated to handle between 600 to 900 lbs of...
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  • Recommended Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System for 2018 Rockwood Roo 233s
  • For your 2018 Rockwood Roo 233s, the unloaded hitch weight is the 612 lbs you stated as the 4842 is also the unloaded weight. Based on the 1770 cargo capacity, that puts the trailer at a GVWR of 6612. Your unloaded tongue weight ratio is currently at just under 13%, so if you take that number and the GVWR, you get a loaded tongue weight of right around 850 lbs. You want your total tongue weight which includes your loaded tongue weight and any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow...
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  • Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution for 2015 Toyota Sequoia and 7500 Pound Jayco Whitehawk
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Trailer tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. On the low end, 10 percent of the 5,705 dry weight, we have 570 pounds. On the high end, 15 percent of the gross of 7,500, we...
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  • Recommendation For Equalizer Hitch For Towing 2017 Jayco 260 With 2018 Ram 2500
  • To get the right Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup, you need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your 2018 Ram 2500. To make this easier, I recommend using something like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item¬†# 5780. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer.¬† After you...
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  • Size Bolts that Secure Head of Reese Steadi Flex to Shank
  • Your best option honestly is going to be to a local hardware store and tell them the size bolts you need. They are going to have them in stock and you'll be on your way. We can't really get just the bolts from Reese so it wouldn't be a great idea to try and get them from us. The size is 3/4-10X5 and 3/4-10X4 like you mentioned.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2016 GMC Canyon
  • As long as you stay under 7k when loaded you'd be fine. It's hard to give a dry figure for you to stick with since we don't know what you'd end up loading into the trailer. Typically if you stay under the weight needed any length available that's compatible with the weight figure will be fine. There isn't a standard length max we give for trailers towed by mid-size trucks. You'll end up wanting a weight distribution system too to help with the tongue weight of the trailer. This takes...
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  • Weight Distribusion System with Sway control Recommendation for Coleman 225QB Travel 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 best setup I think you'll need...
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  • Recommendation For Husky Weight Distribution System Upgrade For Bigger Trailer
  • In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your new trailer and towing setup, you will need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) with your new trailer when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer. A great tool to help with determining your tongue weight is the Sherline Trailer Tongue...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used on 6,000 Pound Boat Trailer
  • A weight distribution system will typically be helpful whenever the trailer's weight is more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, which will certainly be the case with your 6,000 pound boat and your wife's SUV. You didn't mention the specific towing issues you were having with the SUV, but other indications that a WD system will provide benefits is if you are experiencing trailer sway, difficulty steering or stopping, and rear sag on the tow vehicle when hooking up the trailer....
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  • What is the Correct Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for a 2018 Coleman Light 2515RL Camper
  • The correct Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution for you would depend on the total tongue weight of your towing setup which is composed of the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. As long as these figure does not exceed 1,000 lbs, I recommend using part # BXW1000 which is rated for a total tongue weight between 750 lbs and 1,000 lbs. Any easy way to find your total tongue weight would be with a scale like part...
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  • Can Extremely Tight Turn Cause Spring Bar to Come Loose on Weight Distribution System
  • It's possible that an extremely tight turn (like jack-knifing) can result in the spring bar sliding too far and coming off the dual-cam mount on the Reese Straight-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084 that you referenced. This is really the case with any weight distribution system. Under normal driving conditions and turns, though, you should not have any issue at all with the arms falling out. When something like this happens, it is usually the result of reversing while making a sharp...
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  • Reese Strait-Line Not Working Properly After Installing Air Bags on a 2016 Ford F-150
  • In the installation instructions (page 2) for the Reese Strait-Line systems, like part # RP66074, it states that when used with air bags you need to inflate the air bags on your 2016 Ford F-150 so that it sits level when fully loaded but before coupling your trailer. After you couple your trailer to your pickup then you want to install the WD system so that it picks up any additional slack. If you aren't following this procedure it might be the reason why you are having issues. Let...
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  • Fastway Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2008 Rockwood with 400 lb Tongue Weight
  • If your tongue weight loaded is 450 lb, including the weight of cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, then yes the Fastway E2 part #FA92-00-0450 would work well for you. But if you are over 450 lbs you'd need to consider going to a higher rated setup like # FA94-00-0600 which has a tongue weight range of 400-600 lbs. Most like the part # FA94-00-0600 is going to be the best fit for your application.
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2018 Whitehawk Travel Trailer
  • If your tongue weight is 900 lbs loaded (including the weight of any cargo in the van behind the rear axle), the Blue Ox Sway Pro kit part # BXW1506 would be rated too high as it has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,500 lbs. For a lower rated system we have the Blue Ox kit part # BXW1000 which instead has a tongue weight range of 750 to 1,000 lbs. For a hitch ball you'd then want the part # 63840 to go along with this.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2016 JAY FLIGHT SLX
  • Yes, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control is a great choice to tow with your 2016 JAY FLIGHT SLX. It appears that trailer has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 7500 lbs which is in alignment with your selected hitch. Your selected hits can handle up 12,000lbs gross towing weight and has a Tongue Weight capacity up to 1200lbs. As long as your tow vehicle can handle the weight, you are spot on with your choice. When choosing weight distribution hitch it will have...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2016 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 287BHSW
  • When choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you need 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 the dry hitch...
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  • Will the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System Work with a Surge Brake Coupler
  • Yes, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # RP66558 is compatible with trailers that have a surge brake coupler. The surge brake coupler will not be affected by this type of weight distribution system. Generally speaking, as long as the weight distribution system does not have chain style spring bars then it will work with surge brake couplers. Please keep in mind that in order to choose the best weight distribution system for your trailer, you will need to find both...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System That Works With V Nose Featherlite Trailer
  • With your situation, a deck over the frame rails will not give you what you need to use an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System like Item # EQ37100ET. With your V-nose Featherlite trailer, a different Weight Distribution (WD) system where chain hangers like Item # RP58305 can be bolted or welded onto your Featherlite is needed. A system to consider is something like the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, Item # RP66084. In order to get the right weight distribution...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System Be Used on a Straight Pull Trailer with Swing Away Tongue
  • I do have an option for you that will help with trailer sway but a weight distribution system cannot be used on a trailer that has a swing away tongue. Therefore, your only option would to to use a friction style sway bar like the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit part # 83660 as long as the trailer does not have a surge brake coupler. The friction bar will help to reduce trailer sway caused by winds, curving roads or sudden maneuvers. You will need a sway control tab like part # RP26003...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System For 37 Foot Grand Design Travel Trailer
  • In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup, you need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your 2017 Chevrolet 2500 Denali. To make this easier, I recommend using something like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer. After...
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  • Replacement Sway Control Bracket for Friction Sway Control Arm
  • If you need a mounting screw for a ball plate assembly like the one in kit # 83660 you can use part # 3403. If you sheared off the actual hitch ball on the plate and need a whole new plate and hardware then instead use a kit like # RP58062 or # HT34842.
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  • Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Troublshooting
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control like # BXW1000 can't be set up correctly or be the proper system for your trailer weight if you are having sway problems at 55 mph. I've attached some videos as well as the installation details for you to assist in the installation of your system. I've also attached an article with common questions about weight distribution. It sounds to me like you may not have the properly rated system. Based on your weights, I recommend...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2007 GMC Yukon XL and Recommended Weight Distribution System
  • Your pictures didn't come through so I looked up information on your 2007 GMC Yukon XL and the Jay Flight 242BHSW. Also, you didn't mention the trailer's model year so I used current specs which list its GVWR at 7,000 pounds. If your trailer's GVWR is dramatically different let me know. Also, if you would like to send me your pictures directly you can reply with them. From my research your Yukon XL can tow between 4,200 pounds to 9,700 pounds depending on how it's equipped. If you...
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  • Hitch Pin Hole Center to Gusset Measurement on Shank in Steadi-Flex RP66558
  • I see that you referenced quite a few weight distribution systems including the Reese Steadi-Flex kit # RP66558. For this kit's included shank the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the shank to the near edge of the two welded gussets is 4-3/4-inches according to my contact at Reese. Just to be absolutely sure I went to our warehouse and measured the shank myself. It is indeed 4-3/4-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edges of the gussets. This dimension...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2015 Silverado 1500 w/ 6800 lb Micro Lite Trailer
  • For your 2015 Silverado and 2019 Flagstaff 25brsd trailer, with the weight of your trailer and the dry tongue weight given, I can give you some recommended options. Based on the GVWR, the total tongue weight is often 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight. This includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This will put you between 660 and 1000 lbs for your total tongue weight. I've attached an article to assist. Based...
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  • Recommended Curt Weight Distribution System on 2017 Ford F-150
  • Would you be able to get back to me and let me know what you are referring to in terms of "Curt product?" I assume weight distribution system but want to make sure. Thanks for the inquiry and any additional info you could provide would be very helpful.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System When Getting Close To Tow Vehicle's Weight Limit
  • The best way to determine if your Tundra can tow a particular trailer (This is the best way but not necessarily the easiest) is to load the vehicle just as it will be loaded when taking it on a trip with the trailer and weigh it on a commercial scale. Once you have its loaded weight find the Tundra's gross combined weight rating (GCWR) on its spec sheet inside the driver's side door. Subtract the weight of the loaded vehicle from the GCWR. What you are left with is the maximum amount...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6,000 Pound Trailer
  • When looking for a properly rated weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. Using a tongue weight scale like the Sherline...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 33 Foot Keystone Cougar LTE
  • Based on your information, I encourage you to consider a weight distribution system with sway control so that you have a better towing and riding experience. What you will need to do is calibrate your auto leveling with the weight distribution system. To use a weight distribution system with the automatic leveling suspension system in your 2008 GMC Yukon Denali XL, you will need to complete some measurements to make sure everything is working together. First, you will measure the...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control For Towing Fleetwood WestLake
  • The most accurate method for determining your trailer's loaded tongue weight is with a scale like the Sherline # 5780. As a result I have linked an article on different ways to determine tongue weight. You will need to find your trailers loaded tongue weight in order to choose a properly rated weight distribution system. You will also need to add in any weight you have stored behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. You want this number to fall somewhere in the middle of the range the...
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  • Should I Spread the Trailer Axles Out or Use a Weight Distribution System
  • Generally speaking, you will want to load the trailer with 60% of the cargo in the front and 40% in the rear. I do not recommend spacing the axles out as they are in the location predetermined by the manufacturer to be best for the trailer. Instead, I recommend using a weight distribution system to help combat a trailer with a heavy tongue. In order to choose the correct weight distribution system you will need to find the total tongue weight of your towing setup which is the loaded...
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  • Best 2 Inch Weight Distribution System for a 2018 XLR Hyperlite 30HDS Toy Hauler
  • If the total tow tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer added to any weight stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle is indeed 1,314 lbs, I recommend using the Gen-Y Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control part # 325-GH-301 which is rated for use with a total tongue weight up to 1,600 lbs. The Gen-Y Weight Distribution System is an excellent option for you and will be one of the only choices you have without upgrading to a 2-1/2"...
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  • When Does Trailer Sway Control Allow Backing Up Trailer
  • If a trailer uses a friction-style sway control mechanism like # 17200 it cannot be backed up until you disconnect or release the tension on that device. On the other hand, trailers with weight distribution systems that have integrated sway control, such as the Curt TruTrack # C17500, can be backed up without issue. Being able to back up is only one advantage of the integrated systems. Their main benefit is that they shift trailer tongue weight back onto the vehicle's front axle. The...
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  • Comparing Friction Sway Control to Integrated Sway Prevention in Weight Distribution System
  • Simple friction-style trailer sway control devices like # 83660 and the others shown on the linked page can be used on both sides of a trailer to help control sway. This is recommended if the trailer is 26-feet long or longer. The second unit is simply installed upside down. The best way to deal with trailer sway is to use a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) hitch that incorporates sway prevention, such as the Equal-I-zer # EQ37100ET. These work to stop the trailer from swaying...
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  • Installation of Hitch Ball on an Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System
  • The 1,000 pound tongue weight Equal-i-zer, part # EQ37101ET, includes the hitch ball but it doesn't come already installed. We do however off a thin walled socket, part # ALL643216, that makes it much easier.
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  • Best WD System 27-1/2" - 32" from Hitch Ball and Avoids Propane Tanks for Trailer with 600 lb TW
  • I have the perfect WD system for your application! The solution for you is the Reese Strait-Line WD system. This is a great system that uses sway-control cams to not just counter sway, it will fight to prevent sway before it starts. It mounts about 30" back from the hitch ball and you can mount the chains with the Chain Hangers # RP58305 that bolt to your frame instead of using brackets that will get in the way of your propane tanks. When choosing a WD system you need to take your...
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  • Determining Correct Weight Distribution System for 11,000 Pound Trailer
  • As you referenced in your question, determining your towing setup's total tongue weight is the most important factor when choosing a properly rated weight distribution system. The total tongue weight will be the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip) plus any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Dodge Ram. Ideally, your total tongue weight will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. Using...
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  • 2005 Dodge Durango 2WD 5.7L Hemi towing capacity
  • I found the same varying tow capacity info for your 2005 Dodge Durango with a 5.7 liter Hemi so your best option would be to contact a Dodge dealer and have them tell you what your vehicle is rated for. Any time you tow over half the towing capacity of the vehicle you want to use a weight distribution system. And most likely a 3,600 lb trailer would be over that or at least very near it. The Equal-I-Zer system part # EQ37060ET would work great for a trailer of your weight as it has a...
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  • Can Blue Ox SwayPro Hitch Shank And Ball Mount Head Be Used For Towing Without The Bars Installed
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control, Item # BXW1506, needs the trunnion spring bars installed to be effective. The system uses all of the components, including the bars, to prevent sway while balancing your trailer's load which creates a more level and smoother ride. You certainly can tow without the bars in place and just use the hitch as a big ball mount but you will not receive the full benefit of the system when doing so. The Blue Ox SwayPro is designed...
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  • Electronic vs. Mechanical Weight Distribution/Sway Control and How to Select One to Match Trailer
  • You ask an interesting question. If your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the factory-installed trailer sway control (TSC) system already and you are also using a mechanical weight distribution/sway control hitch system I do not recommend adding a third system. These items can tend to fight each other and could even make handling worse when used together. The electronic systems like your factory TSC and the aftermarket systems like the Hayes Sway Master # HA81775 operate differently than...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution With Sway Control For 28 Foot Enclosed Trailer
  • In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup, you will need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer. A great tool to help with determining your tongue weight is the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. After...
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  • Can Spring Bar Hangers of Husky Centerline Weight Distribution System Fit 3 inch Tall Frame
  • What you could do is use a spacer between the bottom of your trailer frame and the bottom bolt of the frame bracket of the Husky Centerline System part # HT32216 and you'd be good. 3 inches tall is a bit too small, but with a metal spacer you'd be fine.
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  • USA Made Weight Distribution System Recommendation
  • The Equal-I-Zer brand weight distribution systems like the part # EQ37100ET are made in the USA, but the Curts you mentioned are not made in the USA.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Towing A Tent Trailer With A 2014 Town And Country Van
  • When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system, the tongue weight (TW) is most important when choosing a system. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless. When choosing a WD this is the formula that we use: Tongue Weight (for weight...
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  • Compatibility of a Chain-Hanger Style Weight Distribution System with a Surge Brake Actuator
  • Some chain-style Weight Distribution (WD) systems have been rated by their manufacturers to be used with a surge brake actuator while others have not. Curt is one of the manufacturers that says some of their WD systems, like part # C17050 that you referenced, are okay for this purpose. Since this isn't something that is consistent among all manufacturers I recommend staying away from this kind of system. Instead I recommend using a system like the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution # FA92-00-0600....
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  • Does Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System Allow Back Up?
  • When you need to back up the trailer, with the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System # C17322, you will need to switch the sway control lever to the off position. Then pull two clips, remove the friction sway control bar, and now you are ready to back up. Curt does not recommend backing up with this system because there is a chance that this weight distribution system could bind up and get damaged. If backing up is still a concern, we have the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2017 Toyota Highlander Towing Featherlite Cargo Trailer
  • The answer is that it is up to the trailer manufacturer to decide if a weight distribution system will work on an aluminum-framed trailer. Some say that it is fine while others say not to so it is really on a case-by-case basis. You will need to contact the manufacturer to find out if a system is allowed. If so, let me know and I'd be happy to recommend a system that will work for you.
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  • Fastway e2 Compatibility with 2015 Nissan Xterra
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA94-00-0600 will fit your 2015 Nissan Xterra as long as your hitch is rated for weight distribution. The 2 inch shank will fit the 2 inch receiver on any vehicle. The weight distribution systems need to be determined by your trailer's loaded tongue weight along with any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your Nissan. I've attached and article to further assist. This system does allow backing up with the system installed,...
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  • Question About a Product
  • In order to choose the best weight distribution system you have to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go car trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2006 Ford F-150. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR and even though you said there is no way for you to figure out your total tongue weight, the good news is you can verify it by using the Sherline # 5780 scale....
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Cargo Trailer Weighing 3,700 lbs with Load of 3,000 lbs
  • For your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4, and your 8x 20 cargo trailer, I do recommend you use weight distribution with integrated sway control. For your system, I base my recommendation on estimated loaded tongue weight between 10 and 15 percent of your trailer weight which is the normal range. I've attached an article to further help. My recommendation is the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion # RP66559 which is rated for total tongue weight ranging...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution & Sway Control for Small Hybrid Camper
  • Weight distribution fit is determined by the total tongue weight of the trailer. This total tongue weight includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (not the dry weight) as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your towing vehicle. In your case this won't be much because you have a jeep without much cargo space. A system rated too high can create a rigid ride, so you want your total tongue weight to fall in the middle range of your weight distribution system's total...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Prime Time Avenger ATI 27DBS
  • You are right between ideal tongue weight ranges for the Blue Ox system so I have a better route for you to check out. The Reese Strait Line kit part # RP66084 has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs which would be perfect for what you have and it features only sway control that works to fight sway before it starts. Also, the Reese spring bars use spring steel which is much more forgiving than the steel found on other systems so it will be much smoother. For a 2 inch ball you would...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 6,528 lb GVWR Trailer
  • To determine the correct Weight Distribution (WD) system for your application you need to look for 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...
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  • Weight Distribution System Compatibility with 2013 Ford Trailer and Trailer with 350 lb TW
  • You can use the same Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution system # 66557 on a larger tow vehicle like your 2013 Ford F-150 v8. The weight distribution system is based on the total tongue weight of the loaded trailer tongue and cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. It has very little to do with the towing vehicle, so it absolutely can be used with the same trailer.
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  • Will the Hayes Electronic Sway Control System Part # HA81775 Work with Factory Brake Controllers
  • I called my contact at Hayes about the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System part # HA81775 and they stated that they do not recommend using the above device on any vehicle with a factory integrated brake controller. Therefore no, the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System will not work on your 2015 Ram 2500 with the factory brake controller. In order to use this device on your 2015 Ram 2500 you will need to replace the factory brake controller with an aftermarket...
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  • Is Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control # HA81775 Compatible with Integrated Ford Controller
  • No, the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775 that you referenced is notcompatible with integrated Ford brake controllers like what you have in your 2014 Ford F-350. You'd have to install an aftermarket one like the Prodigy P2 part # 90885 with the install harness # 3034-P.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Flagstaff ePro Trailer with 3,890 Pound GVW
  • When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and 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 for the weight distribution system you choose. Using a scale like the Sherline # 5780 is...
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  • Could Spring Bar Hangers of Reese Steadi Flex be Welded to Trailer Frame
  • As long as you have a professional welder attach the spring bar hanger of the Reese Steadi-Flex part # RP66560 to the frame of your trailer it could be welded and you'd be fine.
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  • Weight Distribution System and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2012 Toyota Highlander
  • Yes, a weight distribution system like the Curt TruTrack part # C17499 that you referenced does take the place of a ball mount. For a 5,000 lb trailer this system would work well since it has a tongue weight range of 500 lbs - 800 lbs which matches up very well to what the tongue weight of your trailer would most likely be. The Prodigy P3 brake controller part # 90195 that you referenced would be a great choice for a brake controller. This is our best selling controller because of how...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Trailer w 545 lb Tongue Weight
  • For your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe with a hitch rated for weight distribution like the Curt part # C13153 or # C13152 that it sounds like you have based on the capacities you listed, and for your trailer that has an unloaded tongue weight of 545 lbs the Strait Line System part # RP66083 would be a perfect solution. It has a tongue weight range of 400 to 800 lbs which would work well plus it has the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 630 lb Tongue Weight on 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • It varies widely based on the particular hitch; however, a weight distribution hitch itself is not going to count towards the weight you are towing as it is essentially an extension of the hitch itself. The weight is minimal enough that it should not affect any part of your towing set-up. If you are interested in a new system let me know what your total tongue weight (the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to tow trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind your rear axle) is and...
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  • Comparing Curt MV Weight Distribution System # 17062 to Curt System 17022
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round Bar # C17062 and the 17022 you referenced is basically the difference between the old style and new style according to my contact at Curt. The newer style # C17062 has a built in grease zerk for easy maintenance where the older 17022 will require you to add grease to the round bar sleeve in the head with the bar removed and cleaning up the excess versus simply using a grease gun. I've attached a review video to assist.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1,300 lb Tongue Weight
  • The weight distribution system I highly recommend for you is the Reese Strait-Line, which does not control sway, but prevents it by using a cam system that controls the spring bars by applying pressure to each of them. Other weight distribution systems simply help control the sway, but the Strait-Line actually prevents it, which is why I often recommend it, particularly with larger tongue weights. Choosing the right system will depend on your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue...
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  • Best WD System for Towing a 2018 Forest River Salem 32BHI with a 2012 Ram 2500
  • I spoke with a rep from Forest River who said that the 2018 Salem 32BHI travel trailers come with a 2-5/16" coupler so you need a hitch ball of the same size. For safe travel we recommend using a Weight Distribution (WD) system if the trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. Since this is the case for your 2012 Ram 2500 it would be beneficial for you to use one. You want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW)...
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  • Recommendation For A Weight Distribution System With A 2-1/2 Inch Adjustable Shank
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control System, Item # C17063, comes with a shank for a 2 inch receiver. You will have to add a shank for a 2-1/2 inch receiver like the Curt Weight Distribution Shank, Item # C17128. The Curt system has a tongue weight range from 1,000-lbs to 1,400-lbs and a gross towing weight of 14,000-lbs. In contrast, the Reese Strait-Line Distribution with Sway Control System, Item # RP66130, works with 2 inch and 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches....
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  • Installation of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System on 2017 GMC Yukon Denali with Autolevel
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17500 should be installed when you have your 2017 GMC Yukon Denali turned off. This will ensure you have the proper function and alignment. Then when your autoleveling system activates it will adjust properly for the best function. Do all of your measuring and adjusting with the system off. Then when the system activates the adjustments needed will be minor and you won't be overworking your system.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 600 lb Tongue Weight
  • The great thing about weight distribution systems is that the weight of them does not get considered as additional tongue weight. Our manufacturers have fielded this question from us several times and their stance is that the WD system essentially becomes part of the hitch so you would not consider it's weight as additional tongue weight. We have the Reese system part # RP66541 which weighs 74 lbs and has a tongue weight range of 400 to 800 lbs like what would work well on your trailer. For...
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  • Determining Correct Weight Distribution System for 2,500 Pound Boat Trailer
  • Anytime a trailer's weight is more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, a weight distribution system will likely provided some benefits. Based on my research, it looks like your 2018 GMC Acadia has a curb weight of around 4,000 pounds. Since your loaded trailer weight of 2,500 pounds is more than half of this, a weight distribution system might be a good idea. If you are still unsure, there is no issue with simply taking your loaded boat trailer out for a couple of rides with...
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  • Comparing Reese Steadi-Flex and Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Systems
  • The 180 pounds is the dry tongue weight. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. So if 180 is the minimum and the gross trailer weight rating is 3,200 pounds that would mean that on the high end the tongue weight could be as much as 480 pounds. Also for weight distribution you would add in the weight of anything carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. So for example if the trailer tongue weight is 300 pounds and you have 100 pounds of stuff loaded...
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  • Why Won't a Hitch Ball with Built-In Scale Work with a Weight Distribution System
  • There are three reasons as to why a hitch ball with a built-in scale like the Weigh Safe 2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/ Built-In Scale part # WSUN-3 will not work in the head of a weight distribution system like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control part # RP66084. 1. Clearance - The face of the scale on the hitch ball would contact the arms in the head of the weight distribution system while turning no matter the orientation of the scale. 2. Shank Diameter - The hitch...
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  • What is the Maximum Towing Capacity of a 2015 Ford F-150 with 3.5L V6 Engine
  • Before you look to add a weight distribution system or suspension enhancements to your 2015 Ford F-150, I recommend further looking into the towing capacity of the vehicle and weight of the trailer. According to the owner's manual of the vehicle, the maximum towing capacity of your truck is 7,600 lbs for the naturally aspirated (NA) 3.5L V6 engine and 12,200 lbs for the turbo charged (EcoBoost) 3.5L V6 engine. You will need to make sure these figures exceed the gross trailer weight (GTW)...
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  • Weight Distribution Solution for Towing 3,300 lb Camper and 7,000 lb Horse Trailer
  • For your two trailers you'd need to different systems since the weights are so different between the two. Probably the most cost effective solution would be the part # PS49901 for the camper as this system has a tongue weight range of up to 550 lbs and then for the horse trailer you could swap out the spring bars for the # PS58441 which will be rated for the heavier horse trailer. You won't find a less expensive solution that covers both bases.
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  • Is Friction Sway Control Required When Towing Small Camper Trailer
  • Friction sway control like the part # 83660 that you referenced is a great way to fight sway from passing semi-trucks and high winds on the highway. They aren't always needed but they help to provide a nicer towing experience. Check out the review video I attached for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Upgrade Spring Bars of Pro Series Weight Distribution System PS49901 for Higher Tongue Weight
  • You need a higher rated weight distribution system if your camper has a tongue weight of 625 lbs and you have the part # PS49901 which is good for up to only 550 lbs. You can use the Pro Series Replacement Round Bars, part # PS58441 with your Pro Series System, part # PS49901 so that you have a higher rated weight distribution system. This will be the best and easiest choice for you to have a system properly rated for your trailer.
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  • Can Heavier Round Bars be Used with the Pro Series Weight Distribution System # PS49903
  • The Weight Distribution (WD) hitch head that comes with the Pro Series System # PS49903 is only compatible with bars that have a max capacity of 1,000 lbs. If you need a higher rated system then you will need to get a different WD system. If you want a similar system then we have the Curt MV # C17063 which uses round bars and a friction sway control device. This system has a Tongue Weight (TW) range of 1,000 lbs - 1,400 lbs and comes with everything that you need. I recommend going...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution WD System be Used with Air Bags
  • Some Weight Distribution (WD) systems allow you to utilize air bags on your vehicle but if you have a properly rated WD system your sag should not be an issue. You want to make sure your WD system has 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....
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2011 Monaco Knight Coach Towing a Trailer with Vehicle
  • A weight distribution system is a really good ideal for your 18 foot Continental Dual Axle Trailer with vehicle inside. For your trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66561 which will work very well for loaded tongue weights of 700 to 1400 lbs. This system will not only help distribute the weight of the trailer across the frame but will use hot rolled tapered spring bars and an automotive grade friction material similar to brake pads...
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  • Recommendation for Adding 2nd Friction Sway Control Bar to Trailer
  • To add a second friction sway control, you will need the second Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 and you'll need to weld a tab onto your trailer hitch ball platform like # C45822. The friction bar will simply be inverted on the left side, but that will not impact the function and is designed for use on either side. I've attached an article to assist and 2 bars are recommended on trailers over 26 feet long or if you simply want more sway control. The other option is to use...
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  • Recommendation for Fighting Sway When Towing with a 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • Any time that the loaded trailer weighs at least half of the tow vehicle weight a Weight Distribution (WD) system is recommended. Since this is the case with your 2008 Toyota Highlander a WD system is the best way to go. It will help to evenly distribute weight among all of the axles in the towing setup (tow vehicle and trailer) plus many of them incorporate a built-in anti-sway feature. You want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW)...
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  • Distance from Center of Pin Hole to Center of Ball Hole on Shank in Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution
  • On an Equal-I-zer weight distribution system such as # EQ37100ET the pin hole to ball hole measurement can vary slightly depending on the angle of the head. But generally it is approximately 13 inches center to center.
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  • Can a Different Shank be Used with Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution Systems
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese about using an alternate shank with the Steadi-Flex system # RP66560. She stated that you can use a different shank as long as it is solid and not hollow such as # RP3215. Also make sure that the hole spacing where the head attaches is 1-1/4 inches on center.
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  • Equalizer Weight Distribution EQ37100ET Hitch Ball Torque Setting
  • For the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET installation of the included hitch ball is easiest with a 1-7/8-inch thin-walled socket such as # EQ70-00-4800 or # ALL643216. The install instructions are linked for you; please refer to page 9 to see the part concerning hitch ball installation.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2006 Nissan Xterra Towing 3,500 Pound Trailer
  • Generally speaking when vehicle sag is caused by a trailer the best option is to use weight distribution. But on some vehicles, including your 2006 Nissan Xterra, it still may not help enough. In this case using a combination of weight distribution and rear axle helper springs is the way to go. Equal-I-zer system # EQ37100ET is rated too high for your trailer. You will need to go by the total tongue weight. this is the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, plus...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for a 2000 Fleetwood Mallard M-29Y
  • It would be hard for me to speak of the weight distribution system you have without knowing the brand, model, and capacity. However, a weight distribution system is only effective if it is properly rated for the trailer. The average tongue weight of a trailer is between 10 and 15% of the gross trailer weight (GTW). I looked up your 2000 Fleetwood Mallard M-29Y and it appears that if the trailer is loaded correctly, you should have a tongue weight between 500 and 750 lbs. You will also need...
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  • Does Weight Distribution Stop Persistent Trailer Sway
  • Your weight distribution system seems to be the correct rating for your trailer. The fact you are getting sway though is not direcly related to it. WD systems are great at minimizing sway from passing semi trucks and high winds but they are not designed to prevent persistent sway as that's a loading problem. You need to get as much weight forward in the trailer as you can as it sounds like your tongue weight is too low. You also want to make sure your trailer is sitting as level as possible...
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  • 2014 Ram 1500 Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs Near 5,000 lb
  • Considering the towing capacity of your truck and the weights of the trailers you are considering you are on the right track. You'd be fine if you went with a travel trailer in the 4,800 to 5,200 lb dry weight range. A weight distribution system would be a great choice to help with this. The part # RP66083 would be a fantastic choice as it has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs and the only sway control on the market that works to fight sway before it starts. For the trailer weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 22 Foot Flatbed with 9,000 lb Load
  • Your trailer has a lot of weight for a flatbed with the RZR and Rubicon you also have some top heavy roll. You will absolutely benefit from having a weight distribution system with sway control. I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66130 which is the only system that actively fights sway with the dual cams and hot rolled spring bar design. You will also want the shank # RP54970 for a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver or # RP54977 for...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution With Anti-Sway For 2013 Nissan Titan Towing 32 Foot Camper
  • In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup, you will need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer. After you have that Tongue Weight (TW) figured out, your ideal WD system will be one where the total TW of your towing...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 412 lb Hitch Weight and Upgrade to Larger Trailer Soon
  • For your weight distribution system, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37060ET. This system is rated for total tongue weights between 200 and 600 lbs. That weight rating includes the loaded trailer weight as well as any weight behind the rear axle of your towing vehicle. The bolt on trailer mounts are recommended to be positioned between 27 and 32 inches back from the center of your coupler and the bars are the 36 inches you stated. This...
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  • Does Placement of Equal-I-zer Trailer Frame Brackets Affect Performance
  • You may have to make a few other adjustments to your Equal-I-zer system # EQ37100ET after moving the brackets forward but other than that the system will still perform the same. As long as the brackets are within the range specified in the instructions you will be good to go.
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  • Can Fastway Round Bar Weight Distribution be Used with Bottom Mount or Underslung Trailer Coupler
  • You have what is called a bottom mount or underslung coupler. The Fastway weight distribution system # FA94-00-1061 will work with this type of coupler. You will just need to install the link plates (that go on the trailer frame) upside down. There are steps on how to do this in the instructions which I have linked for you. I have also linked a video review for you.
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch on 2017 Ram Pickup
  • We can help you with a solution to let you use your Husky Centerline 2-inch weight distribution hitch in your Ram's 2-1/2-inch receiver. There are two ways you can go. One solution is to install a hitch reducer sleeve in your Ram's 2-1/2-inch hitch, an item such as Reese # 58102, Curt # C45405 or Gen-Y # 325-GH-007. This will take up the slack inside the 2-1/2-inch receiver so that your 2-inch Husky shank fits properly. The other and better way to go is to replace the shank component...
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  • Shank Recommend for Curt Weight Distribution to Allow Trailer to Sit Level Towing V-Nose Trailer
  • I can help you with both issues. What you need to allow your trailer to be towed level is a longer shank like the part # C17123 which allows for a drop of up to 8-1/4 inches which is much more than what comes with the # C17057. Then to fit the chain hangers around the V-nose of the trailer you'd want the # C17005. These can bolt underneath the V-nose on the trailer frame in the location needed so that you can hang the chains in the right location.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs 4,000 lbs
  • Typically tongue weight for a travel trailer is right at 10 percent of the total trailer weight and sometimes up to 15 percent. So for a 4,000 lb trailer you'd most likely have a 400 lb tongue weight but could possibly have a 600 lb tongue weight. The great news is that the Husky Centerline kit part # HT32215 has a tongue weight range of 400 to 600 lbs just like what you'd need so this kit would work well for you. If you can find a scale near you for measuring the weights of vehicle...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Loaded Tongue Weight of 750 lbs
  • Since you ideally want your loaded tongue weight to fall right into the middle of a weight distribution's tongue weight range and your tongue weight is 750 lbs the 1,000 lb kit from Blue Ox part # BXW1000 would be your better solution as it has a tongue weight range of 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs. That said, your best solution would be a system with a wider tongue weight range where yours falls right in the middle. The Strait Line system part # RP66084 has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200...
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