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  • Recommendation for a Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Ford F150 and a 29ft Trailer
  • When trying to decide on a weight distribution system for your towing rig, you will need to know the total tongue weight of your set-up. The total tongue weight will be a fully loaded ready to tow trailer, plus any weight located behind the rear axle of your Ford F-150. Once you have found your total tongue weight, you will be able to decided on the correct system for your towing application. I have attached an article that will explain how to find the total tongue weight of your towing...
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  • Recommendation For Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch For 30 Foot Travel Trailer
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to get one that works with your setup when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. This fully loaded weight will also include all cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ford F-150. To help get an accurate reading when fully loaded, you can use a scale like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out. Ideally, you want to get a system where your...
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  • Upgrading a 12K Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System to a 14K
  • There area few differences between the 1,200 and 1,400 pound Equal-I-zer systems. The heads are different and the spring bars are different. If your tongue weight is over 1,200 pound then the 1,200 pound system is not rated high enough. When calculating tongue weight for weight distribution you go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle....
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  • How to Use 2-Inch Weight Distribution & Accessories in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250
  • You can go in either of 2 ways to use your Blue Ox Sway Pro 2-inch weight distribution hitch # BXW1500 in your new Ford truck that has a 2-1/2-inch hitch. One way is to keep using everything you already own and to simply add a hitch reducer sleeve like B&W part # BWRHXA2182 which slides into the 2-1/2-inch receiver and reduces it to the 2-inch size for your existing Sway Pro shank. If you already have other 2-inch hitch accessories like a cargo carrier or bike rack then the reducer sleeve...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs 7,500 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. Since your trailer is 7,500 lbs...
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  • Weight Distribution System that Allows For Bracket Placement 35 Inches Behind Hitch Ball
  • The Curt Weight Distribution systems part # C17052 and C17002 brackets fit frames that are 2-3/4" wide so you will not have an issue with the brackets fitting your frame. Curt does not specify bracket placement for MV weight distribution systems however, the bars measure 30-5/8" long. The two Curt systems you mention also have a tongue weight range of 800 lbs-1,000 lbs which is very overrated for your setup with a 450 lb tongue weight. An overrated weight distribution system can cause a...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with Loaded Tongue Weight of 700 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. If your loaded tongue weight is 700...
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  • Excessive Trailer Sway While Towing with Late Model Ford F-150 Using Sway Control
  • I do have some things that you can adjust on the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System but I will say this is a common compliant with the late model Ford F-150's. The weight distribution system could very well be setup properly as well as the trailer loaded correctly but yet still have sway. I can't say exactly what causes this but I can say this is not uncommon and we hear this compliant quite often. I have heard some people that have the factory airbags have had success with turning...
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  • Comparison of Husky Center Line TS Husky Center Line HD and Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Systems
  • The Husky Center Line TS is a great weight distribution system at a good price point. It has built-in sway control using steel on steel friction. We offer four complete Husky Center Line TS systems: # HT32218 for 1,200 pounds tongue weight # HT32217 for 800 pounds tongue weight # HT32216 for 600 pounds tongue weight with a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball # HT32215 for 600 pounds tongue weight with a 2 inch hitch ball The Center Line HD is more effective at sway control because it has...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2013 Forest River R-Pod 177
  • A weight distribution system is a good idea anytime there is a noticeable drop on the rear suspension of your vehicle. It is also a good idea if you are experiencing any sway to help minimize that trailer wander with wind gusts and passing traffic. Your 245 lb dry tongue weight along with 36 gallon fresh water tank will double that weight. The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17050 you referenced will help with the distribution and reduce sag but will not help at all with...
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  • Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 800 to 850 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • When choosing a weight distribution system you want to choose one that your total tongue weight falls right in the middle of the system's range. That's the reasoning behind the options to choose. So if you are to filter by 800 or 900 pounds tongue weight you'll come with the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66559 rated from 500 to 1,000 pounds and the # RP66560 rated from 600 to 1,200 pounds. I know it can be kind of confusing. Since your trailer's tongue weight is between 800 to 850 pounds...
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  • Does Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Shank have the Rise/Drop to Tow Trailer Level w/2016 F-250
  • Given that your 2016 Ford F-250 is a 4x4 and has large tires on it there is a good chance that the shank included with Curt weight distribution system # C17501 doesn't have enough drop to tow your trailer level. First we need to figure out how much drop (or rise if the trailer coupler is taller than the hitch receiver) is needed. With the truck and trailer on level ground but not hooked up to each other there are a couple of measurements needed. Measure from the ground to the top of...
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  • Longer Shank for use With Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • There are some solutions available to you, but we do not carry 18 inch shanks designed for use with Fastway weight distribution systems. Since Equal-i-zer makes a pair of shanks that are 18 inches and have tongue weight capacities between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs your best option would be to get an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system and shank. For example, Equal-i-zer system # EQ37061ET has a GTW of 6,000 lbs and a total tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs, while # EQ37041ET has a GTW...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For Trailer With Total Tongue Weight Between 350 and 600 lbs
  • A weight distribution system that is rated too high for your total tongue weight of your loaded trailer and cargo behind the rear axle, can be an issue. You won't cause damage to your truck or trailer, but it can cause a rigid ride and in the worst cases can even cause the trailer to bounce which obviously means the traction isn't where it needs to be for proper control. Based on the info you gave, I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion -...
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  • Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2018 Jayco Jay Flight 242BHSW
  • 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. Typically tongue weight is 10-15...
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  • How to Determine Loaded Trailer Tongue Weight for Selecting Properly-Rated Trunnion Spring Bars
  • A weight distribution hitch like the Fastway e2 system # FA92-00-1200 works over a range of trailer tongue weight (TW), usually a range of several hundred pounds. This particular system has an operating range of 800- to 1200-lbs of trailer tongue weight making it perfect for a total TW of about 1000-lbs. Based on the specs you mentioned if this is what you have it may well be over-rated for your trailer's actual loaded TW. Do please note that the weight of any cargo in the tow vehicle...
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  • Weight Distributing Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Toyota Sienna Towing Pop Up
  • A weight distribution system will help with the sag you have at the rear of your 2014 Toyota Sienna when towing. As long as you have a hitch installed on your vehicle like the Draw Tite part # 76112 which is rated for WD use you'd be set. Since you have minimal ground clearance you'll want to go with a trunnion bar weight distribution system since they have superior ground clearance over the round bar setups. For that the Fastway e2 kit part # FA92-00-0450 would be a great option as...
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  • Is It Okay To Use the Reese 12K Steadi-Flex On a Trailer Under 12K
  • Yes, you can use a weight distribution system that is overrated for the trailer you intend to use it with. However, the best performance will come from a system that matches the total tongue weight of your towing setup. In order to find the total tongue weight of your towing setup you will need to calculate the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 755 lb Tongue Weight
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a loaded tongue weight of 755...
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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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  • Comparing Blue Ox Sway Pro # BXW1000 to # BXW1006
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1000 is only different from the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1006 in the shank as you stated. The # BXW1006 has a much larger vertical adjustment ability. I've attached two photos to assist in the comparison but the hole size and spacing of 1-1/4 inches on center is identical as are all of the other dimensions of the shank. The rise and drop are the only differences but it is a 5 inch rise an a 5...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 6,400 lb Trailer to Replace Andersen System
  • The Andersen system you have now is pretty quiet but it's downside is that anything over 500 lbs of tongue weight is too much for the system to help. So your trailer being a total of 6,400 lbs means your tongue weight would be most like between 640 lbs and 960 lbs if you were loaded to the absolute max. That means the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66559 would be a great choice as it has a tongue weight range of 500-1,000 lbs. Spring bar systems are much more effective...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trutrac System Digging Into Brackets
  • Based on your photo, the system was not setup correctly so the bars that should be applying friction to the brackets evenly is only hitting on that inside edge of the bar. That will not carry the weight correctly and definitely can cause scary sway. The head of the system needs to be positioned correctly and so do the brackets for proper function. I highly recommend you correct the alignment of the system and replace the brackets with the Replacement Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack...
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  • Should 6,000 lb Equal-i-zer System be Used for Trailer with 550 lb Loaded Tongue Weight
  • It really depends on how much weight you plan on having in the back of your tow vehicle. Since the tongue weight (TW) range of a weight distribution (WD) system includes both the loaded TW of the trailer plus the weight of cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle the 1,000 lbs system # EQ37100ET may be better for your application because it has a TW range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. If you don't plan on having any weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle then you possibly could...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Limited Access to Tongue Area
  • Curt offers their Short-Arm Weight Distribution System # C17332 that is rated for trailer tongue weight in the range of 1000-lbs. This system's spring bars are 2-1/4-inches shorter, at 28-3/8-inches, than most other bars and so they can be the best option when there is limited space at the trailer tongue. All you need to add is a hitch ball, either 2-inch # A-90 or 2-5/16-inch # 19286. If your trailer nose blocks access to the side of the trailer frame where the spring bar brackets need...
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  • Replacement Shank Recommendation to Use Pro Series Weight Distribution System in 2.5 in Hitch
  • You will need a different shank for your weight distribution system since your Pro Series uses washers against the front of the shank to set the angle of the head of the system. I appreciate you sending in the picture that you did as it illustrates this perfectly with the # RP54976. For a similar shank with a solid front on the shank that will work for you we have the Equal-i-zer part # EQ90-02-4800 which would work well.
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  • Comparing Fastway E2 Trunnion and Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitches
  • The ground clearance difference between Fastway round bar and trunnion bar weight distribution systems is about an inch at the head so it isn't much at all. And since you need to have it set up in the rise position you could go either way and have decent ground clearance. If it were me though I would still go with the trunnion system, # FA92-00-0600, for 2 reasons. First inserting the trunnion bars into the head is easier compared to round bar systems (though neither one is all that...
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  • Bike Rack For Use With Trailer on Weight Distribution Hitch
  • A dual hitch adapter won't work for you because even if there was an adapter rated for the amount you needed, an adapter will slice your hitch capacity by 50 percent. Your best option, if you do not want to haul bikes behind your trailer, is the Jack-It 2 Bike Rack for A-Frame Trailers # LC429756. This rack fits around jacks with up to 2-1/4" outer tube diameter and 22-1/2" clearance; it has an 80 lb weight capacity and holds your bikes by the wheels. Apart from this your best bet is...
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  • Recommended Husky Center Line for Airstream Trailer With 7,100 Lbs GVWR
  • I recommend you use the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # HT32218 which is rated for up to 1,200 lbs. It sounds like you will be right at around 800 lbs fully loaded (both vehicle and trailer) which puts you right in the middle of the 800 lb part # HT32217 and 1,200 lb system. The 1,200 lb system part # HT32218 would be a better choice in this case because it gives you room to add more weight if needed. It is also okay to be under your max capacity but it is not...
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  • How to Determine if Weight Distribution System is Needed
  • I love the fact you are taking the potential need for a weight distribution system seriously and the first thing I'd like to note is that a weight distribution system is strongly recommended if your trailer weight (GTW) is more than 50% of your vehicle's weight (GVWR). In regards to tongue weight, you do not need to find the weight of the two different axles, as you can see by the cut out I added from the help article I linked for you on how to determine tongue weight. Along with the...
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  • Why Can't You Back Up when Using Pro Series Weight Distribution System PS49903
  • It is the friction sway control bar in Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW Item # PS49903 that will prevent backing up. The problem is that when backing up force is applied differently to the sway control bar so that when turning and backing up it can damage to it or the trailer. All you would have to do though is disengage the sway control bar when you are ready to back up. Weight distribution systems with friction sway...
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  • Comparing the Curt MV C17063 and Husky Center Line HT32218 Weight Distribution Systems
  • I have a solution for you but I'm afraid the Curt MV # C17063 isn't your best choice. For a weight distribution system that works with trailer tongue weights between 800 lbs - 1,200 lbs, I recommend the Husky Center Line # HT32218. I consider this option to be an exceptional value because it has many advantages over the C17063 while remaining at an economical price point. Below are some of the reasons I believe you will be happier with this system in the long run: 1. Trunnion bars...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Tug Boat Trailer
  • I did some research and your F-150 with the combination you have is the 11,600 lbs if you have the max towing package. If you do not it drops to 10,600 lbs. The upgrades you have done to your truck are really nice so I can see why you don't want to change vehicles. What I recommend is keeping your current hitch, upgrading your weight distribution system to the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # RP66561 because it will work...
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  • Weight Distribution Drop Shank Recommendation for Trailer being Towed by Taller Truck
  • You definitely need a shank with more drop than what you currently have. Most likely the part # FA92-02-4315 would give you the amount drop you'd need as it has ability to provide up to 7 inches of drop but you'd want to first determine the amount of drop you'd need. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct drop. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the...
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  • Comparing the Curt MV # C17057 and # C17063 WD Systems
  • The Curt MV # C17057 system and the Curt MV # C17063 system that you referenced are actually the same WD system. The only difference is that the part # C17063 comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball and a friction sway control whereas the part # C17057 doesn't come with either option. I recommend going with part # C17063 because you will need a hitch ball anyways and the sway control will help to reduce sway that you would experience from wind and passing vehicles. Please note that the sway control...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2018 Coleman 263 BH Tandem Axle Travel Trailer GVWR 7600-lbs
  • The specs I found for the 2018 Dutchmen Coleman Lantern 263BH tandem axle travel trailer indicate a dry weight of 5871-lbs and a payload capacity of 1729-lbs. Added together these become the GVWR for the trailer, the gross vehicle weight rating, the most it can weigh when fully loaded and ready for the road. In this case that GVWR is 7600-lbs. The rule of thumb is that a trailer must have tongue weight (TW) of 10 to 15-percent of the trailer's gross weight. I would suggest to try to...
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  • Determining if Underslung Weight Distribution System is Needed for Trailer
  • The primary difference between the standard Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 and the Blue Ox # BXW1003 that is designed for underslung couplers simply has to do with the reduced ground clearance that you would have with an underslung coupler. The weight distribution head for the underslung model features a different angle where the hitch ball mounts, which allows trailers with this type of coupler to use the system without having any clearance issues with the spring...
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  • Reese Weight Distribution System Spring Bars Won't Slide Into Mounting Holes on Head
  • The spring bars for the Reese Weight Distribution System # RP67509 feature a small notch that needs to be lined up with the matching notch on the weight distribution head platform. If this isn't lined up properly the bar won't fit through the mounting hole. I have attached a full install video below but if you skip ahead to the 6:00 mark you can see this pretty clearly. If this doesn't resolve the issue please let me know and I will be happy to look into this further.
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  • Trailer Hitch, Brake Controller, and Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Ascent
  • Since you don't have a trailer hitch or wiring on your 2019 Subaru Ascent, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76253 for the strongest hitch and then the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118790 which has a higher amp rating than the alternative options. It is an easy install and then I recommend using the # ETBC7L and the Curt Echo # C51180 for a brake controller and wiring option that doesn't require...
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  • Using Weight Distribution System on Big Tex Trailer Tongue
  • You may be able to use a weight distribution system with the tongue on your Big Tex trailer but your best option is going to be with a chain hanging system. The frame brackets on the Husky # HT32218 that you mentioned won't be able to attach to the type of frame you have on the trailer. I recommend taking a look at the Reese Weight Distribution System # RP66022. This system features a similar 600 to 1,200 pound tongue weight capacity range to the Husky system you were looking at. With...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Fastway Weight Distribution on a Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • Fastway is made by Equal-I-zer so I recommend one of the Equal-I-zer 2-1/2 inch shanks: Shank # EQ90-02-4900 has a 10 inch rise or 6 inch drop Shank # EQ90-02-4800 has an 8 inch rise or 4 inch drop Shank # EQ90-02-4700 has a 7 inch rise or 3 inch drop I have linked a video review on one. The others will have the same features with the difference being the amount of rise and drop each offers.
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  • When to Upgrade the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System
  • When choosing the best weight distribution system for your trailer you will want your total tongue weight (TTW) which is composed of the loaded ready to tow weight of the trailer by any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle to fall in the middle of the weight distribution system's capacity. This will allow for the most effective distribution of tongue weight and control of trailer sway. With a total tongue weight (TTW) of 992 lbs not including the water tank you plan to...
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  • Best Weight Distribution With Sway Control for Trailer With 1,100 lbs Total Tongue Weight
  • The BlueOx SwayPro # BXW1506 is a good system but I recommend the Reese Strait-Line # RP66130 over it. While both systems will be less noisy than the Equal-i-zer you referred to, the Strait-Line has the advantage because of its sway control system. The SwayPro uses a 4-point sway control system like the Equal-i-zer but the Strait-Line uses a dual cam system to prevent sway. This system's spring bars are suspended by this cam system (see accompanying photo) which ensures that the Strait-Line...
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  • Troubleshooting E2 Weight Distribution Hitch Sway Issues
  • It sounds like the Fastway e2 # FA94-00-0800 or # FA92-00-0800 is the correct system for your 1/2 full trailer but not for your loaded trailer. You want a system rated for total tongue weight which includes the tongue weight of your trailer and any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your F-150. That total tongue weight will ideally be in the middle of the range of your weight distribution system, so your Fastway e2 is not the correct system for your needs. For a 1000 lb e2 upgrade...
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  • Replacement Spring Bars for Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System to Upgrade Capacity
  • The spring bars for the Husky Center Line systems, like your Husky # HT32216, are indeed interchangeable and can be replaced in order to upgrade the existing unit. For your system, you can just install the Replacement Spring Bar # HT32329, which will increase its tongue weight capacity to 800-1,200 pounds. This comes with a quantity of 1 bar, so you will need to order 2 for your system. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product for you to check out.
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  • Upgrading 1,000 lb Tongue Weight Equalizer System to 1,200 lb System Recommendation
  • If you have a 1,000 lb tongue weight Equalizer like part # EQ37100ET and your trailer has a tongue weight of 810 lbs this would be an ideal setup. Now realistically your tongue weight is going to be a bit more once the trailer is loaded so swapping to 1,200 lb spring bars like part # EQ90-01-1299 would be the best overall solution.
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Towing a Winnebago Micro Minnie Winnie 2108DS
  • When looking into purchasing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you want to find one with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer, which you can use part # 5780 for, 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%...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Keystone Summerland 1750RD
  • The most important thing to consider when picking out a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if it's ready for a trip) along with any added cargo weight you might have loaded behind the rear axle of your F-250. Ideally this number falls comfortably within the operating range of the system you choose. Based on my research your 2018 Keystone Summerland 1750RD Trailer does indeed have an empty...
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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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  • Drop Shank Options for Husky Centerline Weight Distribution System
  • All of the weight distribution systems use the same shank mounting dimensions so other brands of weight distribution shanks can be used with your Husky Centerline TS. If you need just a few more inches of drop the Curt shank part # C17123 would work well. For a bit more of a drop the # C17124 would work well. The largest drop we have is the part # C17125 which probably would be too much for you setup.
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  • Recommended 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank part # BXW4018 will work with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution part # BXW1503. Please note the above is for underslung (coupler under frame) couplers which are not very common. If you have an overslung (coupler above frame) coupler then you would want to use the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution part # BXW1500 instead. I have attached a list for you that shows the 2-1/2" weight distribution shanks which are compatible with the...
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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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  • Will One Side of Reese Strait-Line be More Difficult to Connect
  • Yes, it is normal for one side of a Strait-Line system to be more difficult to put on than the other; attaching one side is going to create tension on the other side, so that would not be why your trailer is swaying a lot. The reason for that is almost certainly that you do not have the properly rated system. 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...
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  • Comparing Reese Strait Line vs Steady Flex Hitch for Ease of Removal for Storage
  • The Reese Steady Flex # RP66560 will be 75 lbs total and the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66084 will be 113 lbs. The complexity of the systems to disconnect for storage will be similar, so I would just mark the trailer for easy reinstallation. The Strait-Line is a better system for sway control, so that is my recommendation for you. It appears more complex with the cams, but to remove it is really the same number of bolts. You will want to make sure...
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  • What is the Best Solution to Stop Trailer Sway While Towing with a New Ford F-150
  • The best solution for you to help prevent and eliminate trailer sway while towing at speed is to use a weight distribution system even if the truck does not sag while coupled to the trailer. The reason for this is that most weight distribution systems have integrated sway control built-in. Also, the truck may still be sagging slightly even if it is not noticeable and that could be the reason one truck pulls a trailer better than the other. The two main reasons one truck would pull a trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2019 Forest River NoBo 19.5 Plus Brake Controller
  • 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 Fastway e2 part # FA94-00-0600...
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  • How to Determine Correct Weight Distribution System for 2015 R-Pod 178
  • 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 2015 R-Pod 178 plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2009 Ford F-150. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify it by using a scale such as the HaulGauge Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # HG103 or by using one of the methods...
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  • Comparing the Weight of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems # C17501 and # C17500
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 has a shipping weight of 100 lbs and the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 has a shipping weight of 112 lbs. Their weight is similar but you would be able to tell a difference. Keep in mind that when choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system that you will want to choose one based off of the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup. This includes the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along...
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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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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation Towing Jayco White Hawk 29BH
  • Both round and trunnion bar systems are equally as effective, but a round bar system won't have as much ground clearance under it as a trunnion bar system. This is because the bars attach to the weight distribution head from underneath. If your tow vehicle is a full sized pick-up or SUV, a round bar system would work just fine. If you're towing with a small crossover or a minivan (anything with little ground clearance) you'd definitely want to go with a trunnion bar system. Typically the...
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  • Should 6,000 lb or 8,000 lb Fastway e2 System be Used fr Trailer with 400 lb Tongue Weight
  • Unless you plan on adding over 150 lbs in the bed of your 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty I recommend going with the Fastway e2 # FA92-00-0600 as the Tongue Weight (TW) capacity of 600 lbs is a good spot to be at. Even though the e2 # FA92-00-0800 system doesn't have a minimum weight capacity listed it is best to stay about 200 lbs above your trailer TW to avoid using a system that is rated too high. Whether you have helper springs or Timbren Overload springs you always need to take into...
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  • Will Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Fit Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks
  • Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system # BXW2003 is compatible with the following Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks: # 325-GH-1302 (video linked) # 325-GH-1102 # 325-GH-1202 The Gen-Y shanks accept weight distribution heads with holes spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center with 3/4 inch diameters.
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  • Which Pro Series Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Unloaded Tongue Weight 480 lb
  • Since your unloaded tongue weight is 480 lbs you'd pretty easily get over the 550 lb tongue weight capacity of the Pro Series WD system part # PS49901 which means you'd want the part # PS49902 instead which has a range of 550 to 750 lbs.
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  • Weight Distribution Availability with Ice Castle Fish House
  • The only thing that could potentially work with the pole tongue on your Ice Castle fish house is the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter with a weight distribution (WD) system like the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 which has a tongue weight range of 700 lbs - 1,400 lbs. As long as your loaded weight is 8,800 lbs and your loaded tongue weight is within the recommended 10-15% tongue weight range then you just need to confirm with the manufacturer that this is okay to use for your application. The...
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  • FastWay e2 Weight Distribution System Recommendation for R-Pod Camper with 300 lbs Tongue Weight
  • For your tongue weight of 300 lbs the FastWay E2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-0450 that you referenced would be a great option that would be rated perfectly for it. For a hitch ball you then would want the part # 40038.
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  • Inexpensive Weight Distribution System for a Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite 1905
  • The Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP67509 is a very good, cost effective weight distribution system for a Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite 1905. It is rated appropriately for the weight of the trailer which will ensure you get the best performance and it comes with everything that you need for the exception of a hitch ball, the 2" Hitch Ball part # A-90. The Reese Weight Distribution System is super easy to setup and use. For setup; just clamp on the spring hanger brackets, insert...
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  • Weight Distribution with or without sway control
  • First of all, thank you for your service. If is recommended to use a weight distribution (WD) system and sway control if your trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. On bigger pickups you could probably get away without needing either but since you are using a 2007 Chevy Colorado I do recommend with having a device to combat rear sag in your pickup and trailer sway. Unless you will be making a really sharp turn to park your trailer you should be able to use...
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  • Difference Between Curt Weight Distribution Systems C17500 and C17501
  • The difference between the two systems is that the Curt TruTrack # C17500 has a tongue weight capacity between 800 lbs and 1,000 lbs with a maximum gross towing weight of 10,000 lbs while the Curt TruTrack # C17501 has a tongue weight capacity between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs with a maximum gross towing weight of 15,000 lbs. This is important because 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...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Towing a 28 ATC Aluminum Trailer with a 2017 Ford F-350
  • You do have a very interesting situation. When it comes to aluminum trailers we always defer to the manufacturer whether it is just a utility trailer or an RV trailer like your toy hauler. Aluminum frames can't always withstand the pressure of a weight distribution (WD) system but if the manufacturer has tested and approved a WD system then you are good to go. I was able to get a hold of someone from the warranty department at ATC and they said that using a WD system with their trailers...
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  • Things To Consider When Changing from a 3/4 Ton to 1/2 Ton Tow Vehicle
  • There are a few things you need to consider when switching from a 3/4 ton like your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 to a 1/2 ton like a 2018 Ford F-150. For starters, the 3/4 ton is going to have a stiffer suspension than the 1/2 ton. This means that although the 3/4 ton did not squat while towing your trailer, that's not to say that the 1/2 won't even though it may still have a higher towing capacity. Also, the 3/4 ton will be more geared towards towing while means it likely has upgraded...
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  • Curt or Equalizer Weight Distribution Recommendation for 30 ft Camper
  • Equalizer weight distribution systems are regarded by many to be the best systems around. I recommend them quite a bit and it would be what I would recommend for you. The part # EQ37120ET would be the better option. The Curt systems like the part # C17501 aren't terrible systems but they are essentially Curt trying to copy the Equalizer design. We have also had a few issues with the frame brackets of the systems bending so we don't recommend them as high as the Equalizer. To install...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Equal-I-Zer System to 1,400 lb Tongue Weight System
  • The difference is the spring bars of the systems and the amount of weight they are designed for in tongue weight. So if you replaced the spring bars of your current system with the part # EQ90-01-1499 you'd have a 1,400 lb system like what you need. You also have to swap head out too though so you'd also need # EQ90-02-1400.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 27’ Airstream Travel Trailer
  • Given that a trailer's tongue weight is at the worst case 15% of the trailer's GVWR (assuming that the trailer isn't overloaded), that would place your maximum tongue weight at about 1100 lbs. Although the Curt # C17501 TruTrack weight distribution system would work fine for you, I'd recommend going with the # EQ37120ET from Equal-i-zer. This system is rated for tongue weights up to 1200 lbs, which is perfect for your setup. Curt makes a fine product, but weight distribution isn't a...
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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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  • Weight Distribution Installation for Pole Tongue Boat Trailer Towed by 2005 Ford F-150
  • Thank you for the photo of your truck and hitched boat trailer. There are a couple of things to keep in mind concerning tongue weights (TW) in your setup. First, typically a boat trailer can have low-ish TW due to the rear-positioned motor's weight lifting the trailer tongue. When placing tanks, toys and other items in the boat for transport you want to do so such that you can maintain a suitable amount of TW, 10 to 15-percent of the boat/trailer combined gross weight. Scale # 5780 makes...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Toy Hauler Tongue Weight 1,400-1,500 lbs
  • The Strait Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66075 will be the better choice for your tongue weight range of 1,400 to 1,500 lbs. This system has the best sway control design on the market which fights to prevent sway before it starts. It does require some frame drilling though which I can understand is something you'd rather not do, but once it's done you'd be good to go. The holes do not affect the integrity of the frame either as the bolts being tightened where the holes are drilled...
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  • Length of Spring Bars on Curt TruTrack 17500 Weight Distribution System
  • I checked and the spring bars of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 are 35" long and 1-1/4" wide and based on your photo and the necessary positioning of the brackets. I do have a solution which could work for you, however. Since the TruTrack you asked about would be for a 900 lb total tongue weight I assume that you need a system with that tongue weight rating. The Equal-i-zer # EQ37120ET has brackets that can be positioned 27" - 32" from the center of the coupler. It...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Palomino Solaire 258 RBSS
  • The best weight distribution system for your brand new 2019 Palomino Solaire that's being pulled by your Silverado is the Reese Strait-Line # RP66084 because of its self-adjusting sway control that prevents side-to-side movement before it even begins and its 600 to 1,200 pound tongue weight capacity that matches the potential range on your setup perfectly. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup....
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  • Will 1,000 lb Spring Bars Work on Fastway e2 Weight Distribution With 800 lb Bars
  • Yes the stronger bars are compatible! You can upgrade to the Replacement Round Spring Bar for Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Systems - 1,000 lbs TW # FA94-02-1099 on your Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # FA94-00-0800 as the heavier bars are completely compatible. I have added a link to a video review of these bars for you to check out.
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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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  • Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing 26 Foot Trailer
  • 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 Ford F-350. To determine your trailer's tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by use one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. From there, simply add on...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 650 lb Tongue Weight and 8995 GVWR
  • The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66560 is what I recommend for your trailer with a 650 lb tongue weight. This system will work well with your loaded tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 F-150. This is the total tongue weight you need to account for with your system. This weight distribution system has integrated sway control utilizing trunnion bars and friction material that is similar to automotive brake pads. This...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Towing a Variety of Trailers with a 2015 Lexus GX 460
  • When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system you will first need to determine your total tongue weight (TTW) and then make sure that this number falls in the middle of the tongue weight (TW) range of your WD system. You can find your TTW by adding the loaded TW of your trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Lexus GX 460. A properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the weight of the loaded trailer. Since you will be using a variety...
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  • How to Determine Correct Rise or Drop for Weight Distribution System
  • There is an easy way for you to find out the shank you need with your Husky Centerline weight distribution system like # HT32217. First, make sure both your 2011 Ford F-250 and Forest River travel trailer are parked on level ground; you'll then want to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of your hitch receiver. Next, measure from the ground to the bottom of your trailer's coupler and find the difference between the two measurements. If the height of your hitch is greater,...
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  • How to Reduce Trailer Sway While Towing with a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • In order to help reduce trailer sway while towing with your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport, I recommend using a weight distribution system like the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # 66557. The Steadi-Flex is going to not only help reduce trailer sway but it will also help to distribute tongue weight which improves braking and the overall handling of your tow vehicle. The only thing you will need to use this system is a hitch ball, part # 63017 or part # 63845. Please note...
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  • Longer Shank for Pro Series Pro Series 44903 Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Thanks for the photo, and to answer your question, yes, you can use a longer shank than the 12-1/2" that came with your Pro Series # PS49903 weight distribution hitch. The longest available that will work for you is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500 which is 18" long and has a maximum 7" rise or 3" drop, which is in line with the amount of rise and drop your Pro Series offers. The Equal-i-zer shank works with tongue weights between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs so there is not going...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Travel Trailer with 790 lbs Loaded Tongue Weight
  • Thank you for including the different weight ratings of your travel trailer. You want to choose a Weight Distribution (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 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...
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  • Can Curt MV Weight Distribution System Be Ordered with 2 inch Hitch Ball
  • We have a version of the Curt MV WD system part # C17062 that you referenced which doesn't come with a ball which then allows you to add the size needed to your order. For that you'd want the # C17052 and the Curt ball # 40038 which is a 2 inch hitch ball that also has the correct shank dimensions to fit this system. Then to add on the sway control unit you'd also want the part # 17200.
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for 2012 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi W/4 Lift and 7,500 lb Travel Trailer
  • You will be okay with a 7,500 lb travel trailer with an appropriate weight distribution system based on the numbers you gave. Because you don't know what trailer you will be getting yet, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66561 is a great option because the total tongue weight range of this system is 700 to 1400 lbs which is a broader range than most. The total tongue weight is the loaded trailer tongue weight along with any cargo behind the rear axle...
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  • Will Curt Replacement Spring Bar # C17113 Fit Higher Rated Curt Weight Distribution System # C17062
  • You can indeed swap out the spring bars on the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17062 with the lower rated Curt Spring Bar # C17113 to bring its tongue weight capacity range down to 600 to 800 pounds. The bars feature the same diameter and are interchangeable on your system. No additional hardware will be needed when making this conversion. This is a perfect solution if you switch to a lighter trailer so that the system won't be over-rated, which can cause a pretty rough ride that...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for Winnebago Micro Minnie with GVWR of 7,000 lbs
  • For a weight distribution system, you want to make sure your total tongue weight falls within the range of the system. Total tongue weight is not just the unloaded hitch weight, but is the completely loaded and ready to go hitch weight (tongue weight) as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. This total tongue weight needs to fall in the range of the system. For instance, the Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800...
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  • How to Adjust Weight Rating of Weight Distribution Hitch to Match Loaded Trailer Tongue Weight
  • As long as your camper's frame is made of steel and the manufacturer approves use of a weight distribution hitch such as the Blue Ox Sway Pro # BXW0750 you won't hurt the trailer by installing it but you also won't get the best performance from it if the spring bars are rated so much higher than your actual loaded trailer tongue weight. The actual fully-loaded trailer's tongue weight (TW) should fall in the middle of the system's operating range. If the tow vehicle has any cargo behind...
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  • Choosing Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for Trailer with GVWR of 6,243 Pounds
  • You upgraded your weight distribution from the Curt short-arm system, part # C17322, to the Curt TruTrack, part # C17500, which is much better system but it's still rated too high most likely. It all depends on the loaded trailer's tongue weight. Both of those systems are rated for 800 to 1,000 pounds of tongue weight. So you want the tongue weight of your loaded trailer added to the amount of weight you add behind the rear axle of your two vehicle to be between 800 and 1,000 pounds....
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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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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control Setup for 2017 Tacoma Towing 5000-lb Cargo and Travel Trailers
  • There are weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) that will NOT require you to drill into the frame of your enclosed cargo trailer (and future travel trailer) and these work just as well as any others.
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  • Is Curt MV Weight Distribution System Correct for 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17051 may be a great choice for your 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK but it will depend on a couple factors. 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. According to my research your 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK has a GVWR of approximately 4,500...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 with 1,000 to 1,500 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • I looked up your 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 (nice trailer) and I noticed a couple of things about it that could affect the fit of a weight distribution system such as # RP66074. First I noticed that on the frame behind the propane tanks it looks like there is a metal structure welded to the bottom of the frame. With the weight distribution brackets in place on the frame that extra piece on the trailer frame could make contact with the spring bars. The brackets mount 30 inches back along...
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  • Pole Tongue Adapter for Boat Trailer to Allow Use of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System
  • Boat trailers that have a straight pole tongue (rather than an a-frame) can be used with WD systems by adding a pole tongue adapter that provides the necessary mounting points for the spring bar brackets. Equal-I-zer offers one made specifically for their systems, part # EQ95-01-5950. This will bolt onto trailer tongues up to 5-inches wide and up to 5-1/2-inches tall. You can use this so long as your trailer does NOT have a folding/hinged tongue.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2,700 lb Trailer
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. So for a trailer that weighs 2,700...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Airstream International
  • In order to choose the correct weight distribution system for your 2014 Airstream International and your 2016 Ford F-250 we will need to find your total tongue weight (TTW). Total tongue weight is calculated by adding the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. As long as your total tongue weight does not exceed 1,000 lbs then I recommend using the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1006....
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