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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 # BXW4028 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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  • The Difference Between A Weight Distribution System and Weight Distribution System With Sway Control
  • The Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar part # RE34FR does not utilize friction sway control. It is simply a weight distribution system that will redistribute the weight of your setup with the spring bars which will help to reduce sway but does not have active sway control at the bracket locations. A system like the Reese WDS RE34FR will help to eliminate rear sag of the tow vehicle and distribute the weight but it will not do much for sway. If you are experiencing sway...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Sway Control vs. Weight Distribution System for 3,000 lb Trailer
  • So let's start with keeping the hitch weight (tongue weight) of a 3,000 lb trailer to about 12 percent, and the way to adjust the tongue weight of any trailer is simply to redistribute the weight. For example, if there is more weight near the front of the trailer, the tongue weight will be higher but if you redistribute the load to the rear of the trailer the tongue weight will decrease. As far as a sway control system vs. a weight distribution system, the general rule is that you want...
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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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  • Pro and Cons of Air Bags Versus a Weight Distribution System for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler
  • For your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler, I recommend using a weight distribution system, the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution part # HT32215 for 2" hitch ball or part # HT32216 for 2-5/16" hitch ball. The main reason I recommend a weight distribution system over airbags like the Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs part # AL60829 is because the weight distribution system has integrated sway control. Now, you may not think that because you have a light trailer that trailer...
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  • Comparing the Hayes, Tuson, and Lippert Electric Trailer Sway Control Systems
  • The Hayes Sway Master # HA81775 is definitely more of a plug and play system than either the Lippert Sway Command # LC380605 or the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System # 335TSC-1000. To help narrow down the decision much quicker the Lippert has restrictions on its use so we can cut that one out of the running (it is only compatible with up to 2 axles and won't work with 2014 or newer GM trucks and SUVs equipped with an integrated trailer brake control module). The biggest difference...
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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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  • 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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  • Choosing Between the Curt TruTrack 8K and 10 Systems for a 5K Trailer
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 which is rated for up to 10,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 1,000 lbs tongue weight would work but it wouldn't perform as well as the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which is rated for 8,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 800 lbs tongue weight on a 5,000 lbs trailer which will likely have an actual tongue weight once loaded anywhere from 500 lbs - 750 lbs. That said, if you were to go with the lower rated...
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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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  • 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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  • Best Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 400 Pound Tongue Weight
  • When picking out a weight distribution system it's important to make sure your setup's total tongue weight, which includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle, falls comfortably within its weight capacity range. If your trailer's loaded tongue weight will be around 400 pounds the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500, which has a tongue weight capacity of 800 to 1,000 pounds, will definitely...
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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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  • What Weight Distribution Hitch Do I Need
  • I'll start this out by saying that weight distribution hitches like the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17341 are not vehicle specific; as long as you've got a 2" hitch receiver like the Curt # C14006, or the factory hitch, this weight distribution system will fit in the 2" receiver you've got. With that said, you'll want to choose a weight distribution hitch for your trailer based off of the tongue weight of your trailer and the GVWR. As long as the tongue weight of your fully loaded...
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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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  • Ranking Weight Distribution Systems for 8,000 lb Trailer
  • Based on what you said and the photo you added a weight distribution system is absolutely the best route for your 2018 Ford F-150; air bags will help to a degree but would be a band-aid that would not remedy your situation. The prices would be similar depending on the weight distribution system you use, and if you added a compressor to air bags you are looking at something that would be more expensive and less effective than a weight distribution system. The correct weight distribution...
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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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  • Lubrication for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution
  • The only lubricant we recommend for use with the Equal-i-zer weight distributions is the Equal-i-zer High-Performance Lubricant # EQ91-00-4250.
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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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  • 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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  • Shank Recommendation for Husky Centerline System to Provide 6-1/2 inch Drop
  • You are correct the Husky weight distribution shank part # HT31518 is not capable of a 6-1/2 inch drop. For that much drop you'd need a shank with considerably more drop like the part # FA92-02-4315 which you'll be able to see in product pictures has quite a bit more drop to the shank. This is a Fastway shank which is a different brand from Husky but thankfully the WD manufacturers decided to make the heads of their systems interchangeable with other brand shanks by making them to same...
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  • Troubleshooting Truck Sag with Trailer and Weight Distribution System Connected on 2019 Ram 1500
  • The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17500 you referenced is rated for total tongue weights between 800 and 1000 lbs. Based on your camper dry weight, it does appear that once loaded and with any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck you should be in the appropriate range. I've attached some articles to assist. If you aren't getting any difference in sag between when the system is engaged and when the bars aren't under load, then it appears you may not...
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  • Weight Distribution System For Camper With 450 lbs Tongue Weight
  • Whenever looking at weight distribution systems it's best to have the total tongue weight of your trailer fall in the middle of the WD rating, that way you have some wiggle room if your tongue weight varies between trips. The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0600 has a tongue weight rating between 250 lbs - 600 lbs so your camper with 450 lbs is right in the middle, however that is dry weight. The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control...
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Trailer With 1600 lbs of Tongue Weight
  • Whew. That's one heavy trailer! As long as the trailer tongue weight won't exceed 1600 lbs, the # EQ64FR Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System would be ideal. This particular system is meant to be used in a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch receiver. This is the highest rated system Equal-i-zer offers. If your trailer's tongue weight will exceed 1600 lbs, the next step up is the Reese # RP66075 Strait-Line, good for up to 1700 lbs of tongue weight. The sway control component...
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  • What is Real Difference Between Using Hayes Sway Master Sway Control and Tuson Sway Control
  • Since the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System # 335TSC-1000 will activate either side of the trailer brakes as needed to stop sway and the Hayes Sway Master # HA81775 instead applies them both at the same time and does a better job sensing and stopping sway the Tuson is a more advanced setup. If you are wanting the absolute best, don't want to feel sway at all, don't mind paying for it, and having a slightly more involved install the Tuson is the way to go. The Hayes installs incredibly...
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  • Bent Head Tilt Spacers on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
  • You can attach the photos in response to this email. It would also help if I knew the part number of the product you were referring to.
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  • Recommended Curt Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Keystone Hideout 260LHS
  • The Curt Weight Distribution System I recommend for a 2015 Keystone Hideout 260LHS is the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499. The TruTrack has integrated sway control which will do a much better job than systems with add-on sway control such as the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17341 with the Curt Friction Sway Control part # 17200. Furthermore this option does not require drilling into the trailer frame, it offers easiest setup, and does not restrict the reverse...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Low Trailer Hitch Pulling 3,000 lb Trailer
  • We do have a weight distribution system that will work but the Reese Weight Distribution System # RP67509 you referenced is a round bar system and those hang lower than trunnion bar systems so I do not recommend going this route. Instead, the best option is the trunnion bar Reese Weight Distribution System # RP66540. Trunnion bars extend out directly from the head unit of the weight distribution system while round bars extend below the head unit roughly 2-1/2 inches which is not ideal...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Equinox Towing 3,200 lb Trailer
  • I have a really great solution for you, but the tongue weight range of the Curt system you mentioned is too small for your trailer with most likely a 320 lb tongue weight. Ideally you pick a system where the loaded tongue weight of your trailer falls right into the middle of the range. So for a similar system that would work well we have the part # RP65509 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs. The Curt only has a 500-600 lb tongue weight range. This will work great with your...
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  • Comparing Blue Ox and Equal-i-zer WDHs for 2018 Airstream International Signature 30RB
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System and Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System are both excellent options. That said, the Blue Ox system will be less noisy but this is because it has two less points of friction therefore the sway control will be less effective. The Equal-i-zer does have more stress on the frame but not enough to cause an issue. If you want to go with the Blue Ox system then you will need part # BXW1500 but if Equal-i-zer you need part # EQ37140ET. In order...
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  • Comparing the Reese Steadi-Flex, Husky Center Line, and Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Systems
  • The Reese Steadi-Flex like part # RP66560, Husky Center Line like part # HT32218, and Fastway e2 like part # FA92-00-1000 are all great weight distribution systems. I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex over the Fastway e2 and Husky Center Line because the friction pad system it uses is much quieter than the steel brackets that come with others. Furthermore, it offers greater shank adjustments (max rise 8-3/4", max drop 4") so you can switch trailers or tow vehicles down the road without needing...
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  • Weight Distribution System and Pole-Tongue Adapter Recommendation for 9,500 lb Boat Trailer
  • For your application I recommend going with the Curt MV Weight Distribution (WD) # C17057 instead of the Curt # C17342 because the part you mentioned is only rated for up to 1,000 lbs tongue weight while the MV I recommended is rated for 1,000 lbs - 1,400 lbs tongue weight. Since you take into account the loaded tongue weight of the trailer with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your Chevy Silverado this would be a much more safe option. In my experience boat trailers tend...
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  • Weight Distribution and Hitch Extension for Truck Camper of 2019 Ford F-350 with 3 inch Hitch
  • The Torklift Cannon part # TLE1636 that you referenced was designed specifically to fit the 3 inch hitch of your 2019 Ford F-350 and is rated for use with weight distribution so it's a great solution for you and it also can be used with the Fastway kit part # FA92-00-0600 that you referenced. This extender weighs 82 lbs and the Fastway weighs 94 lbs. Both of these do not need to be factored as tongue weight though as technically they become part of the "hitch" according to the manufacturers....
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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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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Trailer with up to 1,200 lbs Tongue Weight
  • The best weight distribution and sway control option we have for a tongue weight of up to 1,200 lbs would be the Strait Line part # RP66074 which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs and comes with the best sway control for preventing sway before it starts. This kit doesn't come with a shank which allows you to select the one you'd need to provide the amount of drop required to tow trailer level. So for that the shank you'd need the part # RP3215 which can do a drop of up to 6-3/4...
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  • Correct Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System For a 2020 Forest River RV Flagstaff E-Pro E19FBS
  • The correct Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System for a 2020 Forest River RV Flagstaff E-Pro E19FBS is part # BXW0750. Please note, you'll also need the 2" Hitch Ball part # A-90.
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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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  • Choosing Between A Fastway Weight Distribution System With Round Bars Or Trunnion Bars
  • One of the major differences between a round bar system and a Trunnion bar system is if ground clearance is an issue, you may be better off choosing a Trunnion-bar system simply because these bars slide into the weight distribution head instead of inserting into it from the bottom, thus maintaining a more streamline system.The round-style spring bars slide up into the head and are held in place with clips. The round bar on # FA94-00-0600 extends about 2-1/2 inches below the weight distribution...
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  • Will a High Coupler Height On a Boat Trailer Affect Stability
  • I would assume as well that boat trailer manufacturers have some inclination as to how the trailer will perform with a boat attached as that is its purpose after all but I don't have specifics on this. The coupler height however does not necessarily have a direct affect on the center of gravity for the trailer because some are mounted on top of the tounge which appears to be the case for you. Therefore, I would not fret too much unless you start to run into issues with stability. If...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With A 4-6" Drop Trailer Around 5,000 lb. GTW 700 lb. Tongue
  • I really like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part # EQ37101ET. It's operating range is between 600 and 1000 lbs. of tongue weight which will put you right in the sweet spot of the system. It comes without the shank so you can use the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" part # C17123 to achieve the drop you need. This will allow for up to 6.25" drop. This system offers excellent sway control as well at 4 points in...
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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 and Sway Control Recommendation 2018 Jayco Eagle 322RLOK
  • The best weight distribution/sway control systems are the Equal-i-zers like the part # EQ64FR you mentioned but the trick is picking out a kit that the trailer's loaded tongue weight falls right into the middle of. This system has a tongue weight range of 1,200 - 1,600 lbs. I looked up your 2018 Jayco Eagle 322RLOK and based on the dry weight, dry tongue weight, and GVWR this would be a great option rated perfectly. For a hitch ball you'd then want the part # C40008 and the socket part...
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  • Troubleshooting Uneven Wear on Friction Pads for Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
  • The pads on the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 systems are designed to wear down over time which is why the Replacement Friction Pad Kit # RP58527 exists, however you should be experiencing fairly even wear so if just one end is wearing down then some adjustments need to be made. If you check out step 31 in the linked instructions (see attached photo) it calls for adjusting the friction pads so that they settle flat against the spring bars. If you haven't been doing that when hitching up...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2017 Ford F-250 with Golf Cart in Bed Towing Outback 332KF
  • 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 golf carts are typically...
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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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  • Troubleshooting Sway on Trailer that Starts at 65 MPH
  • If you are getting persistent sway at 65 mph a weight distribution system will not be the correct solution. You most likely either have not enough tongue weight or a worn out suspension component that is causing the sway. Does it seem to be any different when you take out the sand bag? Is there any combination that allows the trailer to tow better like with or without water, or with or without the sandbags. Is the trailer sitting level when loaded? Sometime a nose high trailer will have...
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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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  • 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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  • Can Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control be Used with Tekonsha RF Brake Controller
  • From your vehicle's trailer wiring connector you'd want to plug in the Prodigy RF part # 90250 and then you'd plug the Hayes Swaymaster # HA81775 into that and from there your trailer's wiring. I attached a link to the RF brake controller instructions as well as a picture that covers how the Sway Master installs.
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  • Absolute Best Weight Distribution System for a 36 Foot Travel Trailer
  • If you are interested in the very best weight distribution system on the market then look no further than the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System. The Strait-Line has a four point sway control system which will reduce and prevent trailer sway better than any other system. It also comes with a lifetime warranty so it will be the last weight distribution system you have to purchase. In order to make sure you get the correct one for your trailer you will need to calculate total...
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  • Can Trailer w/ Reese RP65509 Trailer Weight Distribution Installed Back Up With Spring Bars In Place
  • The Reese # RP65509 will allow you to back the trailer without disconnecting the spring bars, but if you're in a situation where it's possible that the trailer could jackknife, it's strongly recommedned to remove the bars. This system is desgined for trailer with a loaded and ready to tow tongue weight between 200-600 lbs. This figure also would include any cargo in the rear of the tow vehicle that's stowed behind the rear axle. You will also need a trailer ball with a 1-1/4 inch...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Colony Cargo 7 x 16 V-Nose Trailer
  • Thank you for all of the info regarding your towing situation! For your application I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 which has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and a max towing rating of 12, 000 lbs so it is perfect for your trailer weight. The brackets need to be mounted about 27" - 32" from the center of the hitch ball so I believe they will be able to fit just fine between the 2 bracket that you are talking about. The only other thing you're going to need...
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  • Pole Tongue Adapter for Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System
  • For your application you can use the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter # RP58393 which works with lift brackets from all manufacturers that mount approximately 30" back from hitch ball. Since your Husky Center Line # HT32215 falls within that category and is rated for 6K (where the adapter is rated for 7.5K) this is the perfect option for you.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2020 Gulf Stream Kingsport 248BH
  • The weight distribution system I recommend for a 2020 Gulf Stream Kingsport 248BH is the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which will have you covered while empty or fully loaded. This system is a great option with integrated sway control so not only do you get the reduced sag/squat you also get better control of the trailer on the highway. The best part of all is that it's all bolt-on and pretty easy to setup. In order to complete your setup you'll also need part #...
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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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  • Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2018 Keystone Bullet Premier Ultra Light 30RIPR
  • It looks like your current system is a Curt MV like part # C17052 which is supposed to help with the distribution of weight but doesn't include any sway control. This is why you were having issues with the wind. There are friction sway control bars like part # 17200 that you can add to your system but they are not as effective as a system that has the sway control integrated into it. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution (WD) # C17500 does have integrated sway control so it will help...
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  • Recommend Weight Distribution Hitch for Trailer with 400 lb Tongue Weight Multiple Tow Vehicles
  • I have great news for you. We have several weight distribution systems available that can be used on both trucks and suvs. The reason for this is because a weight distribution system is based off of the trailer rather than the tow vehicle. I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-0800 which is rated for a tongue weight range of 400 - 800 lbs. That said, if you decide to tow an even heavier trailer with your truck for example you can purchase another set of spring...
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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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  • Weight Distribution System Compatible with 2018 GMC Canyon and 4,000 lb 20 Foot Travel Trailer
  • To get you the proper weight distribution recommendation for your trailer, I need a little more information. Most trailers have a tongue weight that is 10-15% of the total trailer weight and with that accurate loaded tongue weight, you would then need to add any cargo you carry behind the rear axle of your 2018 GMC Canyon. This will give you the total tongue weight and then you will be able to determine the correct system by ensuring you are in the middle range of the weight distribution...
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  • How to Determine Best Weight Distribution System
  • No, if you use a weight distribution system on your trailer that is rated higher than you need, your trailer will be bouncing. 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. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify...
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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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  • What is the Weight of the Head in the Curt TruTrack 8k Weight Distribution System
  • I've got some good news! The head of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 only weighs about 32-1/2lbs, so it's going to be quite a bit lighter than the heavier duty WD systems. The TruTrack systems do not come with a hitch ball included so you would need one with a 1-1/4" shank diameter like the # A-90 (2" hitch ball) or # 19286 (2-5/16" hitch ball) to complete the setup.
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Torklift SuperTruss Extension
  • With a camper on your truck it is difficult to accurately measure your trailer total tongue weight because the cargo weight behind the rear axle is actually spread over the frame and not directly behind the rear axle. So what we do is level with suspension enhancement if needed prior to adding the truss and weight distribution system. Then we base the weight distribution system off the capacity of the extension. Based on your trailer information, with a loaded tongue weight of 1000...
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  • Correct Weight Distribution System for R-pod I80 With 500 lbs Tongue Weight
  • Crazy might be a bit extreme, but the answer is you will not want to use the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17342 with your trailer. This system is rated for use with a total tongue weight (the tongue weight of your loaded R-pod 180 plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Ford F-150) of 900 lbs - 1,000 lbs. That means essentially it will be like you aren't using a weight distribution system at all. As long as your total tongue weight is 500 lbs I recommend...
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  • Using Curt Short Arm Weight Distribution System on V-Nose Trailer
  • With Curt Short Arm weight distribution systems like the part # C17322 that you referenced the distance from the center of the hitch ball to the far edge of the chain hanger will be 30-5/8 inches. A lot of times the best solution for V-nose trailers like yours is to use bolt on hangers like part # C17005 instead as this style does not require clearance above the frame channel so it fits right underneath the V-nose.
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  • Can the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 be Purchased Without the Shank
  • You can piece out the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 with the following part numbers that include everything but the shank: Trunnion Spring Bar - # C17536 (need 2 of these) Spring Bar Lift Tool - # C17512 Frame Brackets - # C17508 Replacement Head - # C17507 Hardware Kit - # C17550 2" Hitch Ball - # 63018 or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40085 This is slightly more cost-effective than purchasing the whole assembly, but also keep in mind that the assembly comes with...
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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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  • Weight Distribution System For 7-1/2 Tall I-Beam Trailer Frames
  • I do have an option for you but I can't recommend you weld the brackets of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 to your i-beam trailer frame as this will not allow the system to function properly and it would be very difficult to line up the spring bars with the vehicle. However, you will not need to weld the TruTrack brackets to the frame as there is a set of TruTrack brackets available that will work on trailer frames up to 8" tall and for that you will want...
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  • Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
  • The Replacement Lift Brackets with Handle for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP6637 is what you want for your Reese Strait-Line dual cam # RP66084. This is the proper replacement for the tongue weight you are referring to. If you just want the single replacement # RP21501 which is rated for 600 lbs is what comes with the unit, so the # 58392 is a stronger bracket rated for 800 lb tongue weight. The head, cam arms, and brackets share the weight, so rest assured these are the proper...
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  • Recommended Clamp-On Weight Distribution System for 9K Trailer with 2.5 Shank
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System part # HT32218 is an excellent cost effective option which features clamp-on brackets so no drilling into the frame will be required. It will be perfect for a 9,000 lbs trailer as well and it already comes with the hitch ball torqued down so you will be good to go. In regards to the 2-1/2" shank, you can either use an adapter like part # C45405 or swap out the shank with part # EQ90-02-4900.
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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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  • Hitch Receiver for 2005 Toyota Highlander Compatibility with Weight Distribution System
  • Unfortunately I can't identify that hitch on your 2005 Toyota Highlander. It doesn't look like any we currently carry for your vehicle. We have two options that are WD system compatible and one that isn't, so I can't confirm that you will have that capability although it does look sturdy. The only confident recommendation I can make since we can't ID that hitch is to replace it with # e98857 which is rated for WD use. If you choose to add a weight distribution system, our current...
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  • Will Weight Distribution System Allow Honda Odyssey with Class III Hitch to Tow Camper
  • You are correct that the weight of equipment loaded behind the tow vehicle's rear axle must be added to the tongue weight. The tongue weight is usually 10%-15% of the loaded trailer weight, plus the weight of this additional equipment. If we go with the upper end of this range and assume that your trailer will be loaded to its full capacity, 3,015 lbs, this gives us a tongue weight of 452 lbs. Without knowing the exact capacity of your hitch, it's difficult to say whether this will present...
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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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  • 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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  • Difference Between Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System # HT32215 and # HT32216
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Systems # HT32216 and # HT32215 referenced in your question are indeed identical except for the hitch ball size that is included. The # HT32216 includes the adjustable shank and compatible 2-5/16 inch torqued hitch ball, while the # HT32215 includes the shank and a torqued 2 inch hitch ball. The difference in price is simply based on demand and the manufacturer's listing. When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor...
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  • How Long are Curt Round Bar Spring Bars
  • I spoke with Curt and spring bars of the WD system # C17150 has an overall length of 30-5/8 inches and the diameter is 1-1/4 inches where it fits into the head. The length is measured from the center of the end that fits in the head to the center point between the holes of the small u-bolt that chain attaches to. So what you can do hopefully is install a set of bolt on brackets like the part # C17005 to the frame where the spring bars need to be which allows you to bypass the interference...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2015 Shasta Reissue Airflyte 19
  • The weight distribution system I recommend for your trailer and Cadillac Escalade is the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # RP66082. The vintage style of your trailer is more prone to crosswinds and passing vehicles so this system is the best for actively working to prevent sway. You will also need the hitch ball # A-6 for a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball or # A-90 for a 2 inch hitch ball. The Husky # HT32217 is too big a system...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Drop Shank for Lifted 2016 Ford F-150
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET along with the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank part # FA92-02-4315 is what I recommend using with a lifted 2016 Ford F-150. This system in particular is largely considered to be the best system on the market so it will work great to help reduce sag/squat while towing or hauling. Furthermore, the system has integrated sway control as well. The shank will then allow for a level connection as it offers a drop up to 7".
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  • Compatibility of Fastway e2 600 lb with 2020 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 224
  • Yes. The 2020 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 224BH has a dry hitch weight of 440 lbs. Once loaded based on the current weights you will likely be under 600 lbs, so the Fastway e2 # FA94-00-0600 is a great option and if you want more ground clearance use # FA92-00-0600 instead for the trunnion bars. Either use 2 inch ball # EQ91-00-6080 or 2-5/16 inch ball # EQ91-00-6100 along with the thin-walled socket # ALL643216.
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 10K Trailer and Lifted Ford F-250
  • The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66074 is an excellent option with some of the best sway control prevention on the market. It will be the perfect option for a 10,000 lb trailer. It also does not come with a shank which means you can pick out one specifically for your needs. For example, if you have a tow vehicle with larger trailer hitch you can get a larger shank or if you have a truck with a lift you can get a shank with more drop. The Curt Weight Distribution Shank...
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  • Upgrading 10K Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution to 15K TruTrack
  • The Curt TruTrack # C17500 and the Curt TruTrack # C17501 actually use different head units too so you would need 2 of the Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar # C17537 as well as the 15K Replacement Head for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17509. Aside from that though you can use everything else.
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  • Availability of 2 inch Hitch Ball for Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, Equal-I-Zer actually makes a 2 inch hitch ball for use with their weight distribution systems which is part # EQ91-00-6080. This would work well with the part # EQ37060ET if that is the kit you have.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 350 lb Tongue Weight
  • If the weight of the trailer is more than 50 percent of the weight of the tow vehicle then a weight distribution system is needed. Since your vehicle most likely does not weigh more than 6,000 lbs you'd want to use a WD system. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used on a Truck with a Lift Kit
  • Lifted trucks can use weight distribution systems like the Reese Steadi-Flex kit part # RP66560 that you referenced but more often than not a drop shank is needed to provide the additional drop needed. For example we have the Fastway e2 shank part # FA92-02-4315 which can provide a drop of up to 7 inches. This also can be used with the Steadi Flex system you listed. To determine the amount of drop you'll need will require you to measure from the top of your hitch opening down to the...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Towing a Grand Design Momentum 28G Toy Hauler
  • Nice towing rig! When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system you really want to choose one that has a tongue weight that your total tongue weight (TTW) falls in the middle of. You can find your TTW by adding the loaded weight of your trailer with any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. Since a properly loaded trailer should have a TW that is within 10-15% of the weight of the loaded trailer this means that your trailer TW alone should be 1,200 lbs - 1,800 lbs...
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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 System for 2018 Coleman 2305QB Travel Trailer
  • When looking for a properly rated weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (as if ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight behind the rear axle of your Silverado. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. Most likely, the 501 tongue weight that you referenced in your question is...
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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 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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