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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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  • Reese Steadi-Flex And Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems Comparison
  • Both of the weight distribution systems, part # RP66560 and part # EQ37120ET you asked about will do a great job for you. They are similar in tongue and weight capacity at 12,000-lbs for towing capacity and 1,200-lbs for tongue weight capacity. Both feature sway control and use clamp-on no-drill brackets. Both of these systems will allow you to back up with the bars attached and will work with surge brakes. The SteadiFlex system uses brake pad material in the sway brackets, where the...
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  • Comparison of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Systems for Trailer with 800 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • Both the # FA94-00-1061 and the # FA92-00-1000 weight distribution systems are rated for 1,000 pounds of tongue weight which is a good choice for your trailer that has 800 pounds of tongue weight. The difference between the two is that the # FA92-00-1000 uses trunion spring bars and # FA94-00-1061 uses round spring bars. There isn't much advantage either way except trunion bars connect to the head by sliding directly into it and round bars come in from the bottom. The benefit is that...
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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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  • 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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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
  • We do carry replacement parts for weight distribution systems like the excellent Reese Straight-Line systems such as # RP66083. It sounds like you have everything except the trunnion spring bars and the shank, which is what fits into your hitch receiver and holds the head assembly. I linked our page for Reese trunnion spring bars. The type you need has a bend in the trailer end, such as # RP58369. You will want to select two bars based on your fully-loaded trailer's actual measured tongue...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gen-Y Weight Distribution System for Different Tongue Weights and Compatibility with Torsion Hitch?
  • For your Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1024 the Weight Distribution System for Gen-Y Ball Mounts with 2" Receivers - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # 325-GH-302 will fit but is rated for 1,000 to 1,400 lbs total tongue weight. That total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The issue with this particular pairing is the limitation of your 10K receiver as you stated. The solution is either...
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  • Husky Weight Distribution System Needing 5 Inches of Adjustment at Shank
  • It sounds like you are interested in a shank for the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW, # HT32217. This weight distribution system comes with the shank that has a maximum rise of 6-1/2 inches and a maximum drop of 1-1/4 inches. If you need a different shank for larger drop or rise, you will want the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment, # C17123. If you need a larger drop than that, we also have the...
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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Weight Distribution System with Dual Cam Sway Control
  • The replacement cam arms are sold in a pair # RP26002 or just the replacement arm # RP58435. Due to the inheritance of your setup you may have a set of gold colored cam arms instead of silver. If this is the case you would want to replace both arms because there was a design change and I cannot recommend you use an old version cam arm with a new one. Alternatively, if your setup is currently silver you can just replace the one arm with either of the above listed products. The...
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  • Reducer Sleeve for Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System in 2-1/2 Inch Receiver of 2016 Ford F350
  • The reducer sleeve does need to be a bit smaller than the interior dimension of the receiver or it could become stuck. Typically a bit of 'slop' between the shank and the receiver or in this case, the reducer and shank isn't much of a concern with a weight distribution system because the spring bars of the system are applying a good deal of upward leverage against the receiver. This is almost always enough leverage to prevent the shank from rattling around. Not in your case, however. Since...
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  • Difference Between Fastway E2 and Equalizer Weight Distribution System
  • The benefits of an Equal-I-zer hitch over the e2 is primarily the improved 4-point sway control of the Equal-I-zer. The 4-point sway control utilizes steel on steel friction at the arms as well as in the hitch head to stop sway. The e2's 2-point sway control uses the same steel on steel friction at the arms to fight sway. Another difference in these systems is that the Equal-I-zer system includes a hitch ball, but the e2 does not. For the e2 system, you will want a hitch ball with a...
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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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  • 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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  • Shank with More Drop for a Fastway Weight Distribution System and 2014 Ford F-150
  • Yes there are alternate weight distribution shanks that offer more rise or drop than the one that came with your Fastway system # FA92-00-0800. Shank number # FA92-02-4214 offers up to 4 inches of drop but it is measured differently than how you have measured. Rise or drop needed in a ball mount or shank is measured as follows: Park the truck and trailer on level ground and disconnect the truck from the trailer. Then measure from the ground up to the top of the hitch receiver opening...
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  • Comparing Fastway e2 Round and Trunnion and Equal-i-zer Trunnion Weight Distribution Systems
  • Between round bar systems like # FA94-00-0600 and trunnion systems like # FA92-00-0600, I recommend going with a trunnion system because it will provide you better ground clearance than the round bar system. The trunnion bars come straight out from the hitch head, while the round bars come down from the head before moving out. For the Fastway and Equalizer systems, the manufacturer has already factored the hitch weight into the calculation. With these systems, you will only need to...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 23 Foot Travel Trailer w/ 5400lb GVWR
  • In addition to all the items on the trailer that will increase its dry tongue weight, you'll also need to add the weight of anything you carry in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle. The right way to do this is to load up the trailer as you would typically have it, and take it to a truck scale or use the # 5780 Sherline Tongue Weight Scale. Ideally, the TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system...
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  • How to Use an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System on a 2017 Ford F-250 with a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • There isn't an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system that directly fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. You can use a reducer, like part # 58102, as you said. Another option is to purchase a shank that will fit a 2-1/2 inch receiver. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4900, for example, provides 10 inches of rise or 6 inches of drop. I've linked the selection for you so you can choose the correct rise or drop you need.
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  • Comparison Of Three 15,000-LB Blue Ox Weight Distribution Systems
  • We have three 15,000-lb Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution systems. Part # BXW1500 has an adjustable shank that has an 8-inch maximum rise and 2-inch maximum drop. Part # BXW1506 includes a shank that has a 13-inch maximum rise and 7-inch maximum drop. Part # BXW1503 has a shank with -inch maximum rise and 2-inch maximum drop, but is an underslung system that is designed for trailers with a lower coupler. All three systems are rated for 15,000-lbs with tongue weight capacities...
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  • How Do I Know What Drop Is Needed For My Lifted Ford F-250 With Bigger Tires?
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # FA94-00-1061, has a shank that will drop 1-5/8 inches from top of hitch receiver opening, so if you measure from the ground to the top of that inside receiver opening and then subtract the height to keep your trailer level, you will know what drop is needed from your weight distribution system shank. For a Fasway system, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 12" Long - 10" Rise,...
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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 Difference Between 2-Point and 4-Point Sway Control
  • Weight distribution systems that have 2-point sway control generally have sway control just at the ends of the springs bars on the trailer side. On the Fastway systems for example the L bracket that secures the bar to the frame bracket can be tightened or loosened to adjust the amount of sway control tension on the bars. A system with 4-point sway control such as Curt # C17500 or Equal-I-zer hitch # EQ37100ET has the 2-point as mention above and then also sway control where the spring...
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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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  • Upgrading to 1,200 Pound Weight Distribution Spring Bars for 7,725 Pound Trailer
  • The dry hitch weight is the weight with the trailer empty of everything including propane and any other cargo, water, and other items. The gross weight of your 2017 Grey Wolf 26DBH is 7,725 pounds. That is the maximum the trailer can weigh when loaded and ready to tow. The empty weight is 5,795 pounds. So is 725 is the dry hitch weight then that is 12.5 percent of the gross trailer weight. That means that when loaded to the max 7,725 pounds the tongue weight would be around 965 pounds....
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  • Comparing Curt Weight Distribution Hitch Systems C17002 and C17052
  • The two Curt weight distribution (WD) hitches you referenced, parts # C17002 and # C17052, are both round bar type WD systems that are intended for trailer tongue weights between 800 and 1000-lbs. Both include the same component parts (and both do NOT include a hitch ball or friction anti-sway mechanism). The main difference between them is that the MV # C17052 has grease zerks at the head to make it easier to lubricate that friction point. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 7,000 Pound GVWR
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number will include both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. The most accurate method for determining your trailer's loaded...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Husky Centerline TS Weight Distribution System
  • Don't worry, I can help explain how to find the right weight distribution system for you. First thing to know is to choose the right weight distribution it will be based on loaded tongue weight, which is typically between 10-15 percent of the trailer and anything in addition to that loaded behind the rear axle. It's important that you fall within the middle of the loaded tongue weight capacity for best support. Based on your GVW that puts you at anywhere from 387-708lbs. The Husky...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reese Dual-Cam Sway Control Brackets are Coming Loose from the Trailer Frame
  • It sounds like you need the rivet nuts # RP58507. If the rivet nuts do not work then you can go ahead and drill all the way through the frame and use longer bolts to bolt the dual-cam brackets to the trailer. Also make sure that the set screws at the backs of the brackets are at the proper tension. As far as the tension goes you may need to make adjustments to the head angle and/or the amount of chain links you are using at the spring bars to make it easier to use.
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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 Hitch Recommendation for 7,000 lb Trailer
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If your trailer will be around...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2020 Palomini 181fbs
  • 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 trailer that weighs around...
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  • Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution for a Trailer with 700 to 1,000 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • Since your tongue weight can reach 1,000 pounds I actually recommend going with Reese Steadi-Flex system # RP66560. It is rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds tongue weight so it completely covers your 700 to 1,000 pound range. The only other thing you will need is a properly sized ball, # 19286. I have included links on weight distribution and sway control, the Steadi-Flex system, and determining tongue weight for you.
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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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  • 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/Sway Control System for 3500-lb Camper Trailer
  • Apart from the white-knuckle sway effects from sudden wind gusts and air blasts from passing semi trucks, there are some other basic considerations to help you decide if and when you need a sway control system for your trailer set-up. The linked article on weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems may help you on this point. Although we do offer basic friction style sway control devices like # 83660 and # 17200 that can help counteract trailer sway these are not going to be able...
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  • Will the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Work With a 3 Inch Hitch on a 2018 Ram 3500
  • The best option I have for you to use an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System on your 2018 Ram 3500 with a 3" receiver tube opening is with a combination of the following parts. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System (No Shank) - part # EQ37101ET Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - part # EQ90-02-4900 B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - part # BWRHXA2183 This setup will then give you everything you need to use the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System....
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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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  • Replacement Head and Hardware For Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System
  • You will need a few items to replace the head for your Husky Centerline Weight Distribution system, part # HT32218. First, you will need the replacement head, part # HT32328. Since the ball platform and the hardware are sold separately I will also list those. For the ball mount you will need part # HT32336. For the mounting hardware you will need part # HT32340. The shank that comes with the # HT32218 system is part # HT31518. This 10-inch shank has a 4-1/2 rise and 6-3/4 inch drop. Actually,...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for C-Channel Trailer Frames
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17057 is not ideal for c-channel trailer frames. You could still use this system on your trailer but you would want to weld steel places on the frame rails where the frame brackets of the Curt MV sit. A better option for you would be to use a system that clamps around both sides of the frame like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37140ET. The Equal-i-zer system works with trailers that have a total tongue weight (TTW)...
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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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  • Comparing the 1,400 lb Steadi-Flex # RP66561 and the 1,200 lb Steadi-Flex # RP66560 WD Systems
  • That is an excellent question. When you are trying to determine what Weight Distribution (WD) system to use, you need to add the Tongue Weight (TW) of your loaded and ready-to-go trailer, and any weight that is behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The best way to figure this out is to load everything up as if you were getting ready to go on a trip and then choose a WD system based off of that. Another thing to keep in mind is that you want the TW of your loaded trailer plus the...
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Palomino Palomini 181FBS
  • Based on my research the 2019 Palomino Palomini 181FBS has a GVWR of 4,408 pounds. This is the most it can weigh when fully loaded. A weight distribution system will be beneficial anytime the trailer weight is more than half of the tow vehicle's weight. Since your 2014 Silverado 1500 weighs around 4,800 to 5,200 pounds I definitely recommend using a weight distribution system. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET referenced in your question features a tongue weight...
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  • How Far Back Will Frame Brackets of Curt Trutrack Weight Distribution Install on Trailer Frame
  • You are on the right track in that you do need a weight distribution system with a higher tongue weight rating than what you currently have due to the weight of your trailer. The Curt system part # C17501 is basically an Equalizer clone so if your current Equalizer is working well this would be an excellent option. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the frame brackets can be installed on the frame between 28-1/2 inches and 31-1/2 inches from the center of the ball...
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  • Shank with More Drop to Tow Trailer Level with Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System
  • The Husky Center Line weight distribution system # HT32218 uses a shank with 3/4 inch diameter holes that are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center. You will be able to use a shank with the proper amount of drop even if it is from a different manufacturer. Fastway shank # FA92-02-4214 has a maximum drop of 4 inches compared to the 1-1/4 inch max drop of the Husky shank so it will get you nearly 3 inches lower. For a little more adjustability you can use Reese shank # RP3215 which has...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for a Tritoon Boat Trailer
  • In order to help prevent and reduce trailer sway while pulling your boat/trailer with your 2014 Ford Expedition you are going to want to use a weight distribution system with integrated sway control. In order to determine which unit is correct for you, you will need to find the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer and add that to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The sum of these two figures will be what is referred to as total tongue weight (TTW). This...
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch on 2017 Ram Pickup
  • We can help you with a solution to let you use your Husky Centerline 2-inch weight distribution hitch in your Ram's 2-1/2-inch receiver. There are two ways you can go. One solution is to install a hitch reducer sleeve in your Ram's 2-1/2-inch hitch, an item such as Reese # 58102, Curt # C45405 or Gen-Y # 325-GH-007. This will take up the slack inside the 2-1/2-inch receiver so that your 2-inch Husky shank fits properly. The other and better way to go is to replace the shank component...
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  • Shank with More Drop for a Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
  • There are certain shanks that are compatible with the Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution systems such as # RP66560. You can use # RP3344 which will get you to a maximum of 7-5/8 inches drop. The shank is available separately but cannot be swapped out for the one that comes in the kit.
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  • Friction Sway Control Recommendation for Boat Trailer Sway behind Fifth Wheel
  • Towing more than one trailer does make things more interesting. What I think would help you though is a friction sway control unit installed between the fifth wheel and the boat trailer like the # 83660. You also need the bracket part # RP26003 installed on the ball mount platform as well. This type of setup is great for reducing sway from semi truck passings etc. Another trick you can try is next time you get sway try pulling the manual over ride lever of your brake controller enough...
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  • Recommendation on a Weight Distribution System on a 2014 Ford F-150 and a Travel Trailer
  • Before you can decide on a weight distribution system for your towing set-up, you will need to find the total tongue weight between your trailer and truck. The total tongue weight will be a fully loaded and ready to tow trailer and any weight that you will be carrying in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle. I have attached a help article that will show you to find the total tongue weight of your set-up. Using a tongue weight scale, like # 5780, to help find the weight. In looking...
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  • What is Difference Between 800 and 1,000 lb Tongue Weight Fastway Weight Distribution Systems
  • The difference between the 800 lb tongue weight E2 Fastway Weight Distribution System part # FA94-00-0800 and the 1,000 lb tongue weight version part # FA94-00-1061 is the amount of spring bar tension either is rated for. The 1,000 lb kit has stiffer spring bars so that it can handle higher tongue weight capacities and the 800 lb kit has spring bars that aren't quite as stiff.
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  • Troubleshooting Sway Control Issue with Fastway e2 System
  • The Fastway e2 system you have should not need any additional sway control and won't work with any additional bars. The biggest issue when you experience sway with a system like the # FA92-00-1000 is either an underrated system or a poorly adjusted system. An underrated system doesn't account for the total tongue weight which includes the loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any additional cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I've attached the installation instructions to...
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  • 2-1/2 inch Shank to Use With the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control
  • Yes, we have the Reese Titan Weight Distribution Shank, part # RP54977, which is what you are looking for. This is a 15 inch long shank that has a Tongue Weight rating of 1,700 lbs, and has a max Rise of 8-1/4 inches and a max Drop of 5-3/4 inches.
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  • Recommended Sway Control Without Weight Distribution
  • In my opinion you have the best sway control utilizing your current system like # RP66088, so I personally would stick with what you have. The dual cam with spring bars keeps the trailer in line by actively fighting sway. It does require more setup but based on the photo you have that done well. There are other options you can consider if you simply don't want to utilize the weight distribution system. You can use two of the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. This uses...
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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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  • How to Select Properly-Rated Weight Distribution System
  • All weight distribution/sway control systems like the Curt # C17501 operate over a range of trailer tongue weight. The ideal situation is that your total effective tongue weight - the combination of the loaded trailer's actual measured TW plus the weight of any cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle - falls right near the middle of that range. Trailer TW can be easily measured with the Sherline scale # 5780. If your total TW is below the system's range you could experience...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed for 8,000 lb Travel Trailer Towed by 2018 F-150
  • We recommend using a weight distribution system when the trailer weighs more than half the weight of the tow vehicle so in your case, with a 2018 Ford F-150 towing a 8,000 lb Palomino Puma 30FBSS I do recommend using a weight distribution system. This will ensure a level ride which will help you maintain control over your truck, as will the sway control. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue...
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  • Recommendation for Adding 2nd Friction Sway Control Bar to Trailer
  • To add a second friction sway control, you will need the second Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 and you'll need to weld a tab onto your trailer hitch ball platform like # C45822. The friction bar will simply be inverted on the left side, but that will not impact the function and is designed for use on either side. I've attached an article to assist and 2 bars are recommended on trailers over 26 feet long or if you simply want more sway control. The other option is to use...
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  • What is the Correct Weight Distribution System to Use With a Empty Tongue Weight of 1270 Lbs
  • If your travel trailer will have a unloaded tongue weight of 1270 lbs, then the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System, # HT32218 will be too small for your application. When choosing a weight distribution system it is best to have your total tongue weight (the loaded and ready tow tongue weight) fall in between the tongue weight range that the weight distribution system is rated. Total tongue weight will also include any cargo that you will have loaded in your vehicle that is located...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Snowmobile Trailer with Short Tongue
  • Weight distribution systems usually install such that their A-frame-mounted spring bar lift brackets are between 26 and 32-inches to the rear of the hitch ball. As an example, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET, which works for trailer tongue weights from 600- to 1000-lbs, has brackets that need to be positioned between 27- and 32-inches from the hitch ball center. But we do offer the Curt Short Arm # C17332 which needs 28-inches. Trailers that have a straight pole...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Replacement 2 Inch Shank for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution
  • There are many shanks that you could use with your Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system. But keep in mind that all the shanks are most likely going to fit in the hitch the same. There might be some slight differences but not enough to really make a difference. I just don't want you to get a new shank expecting a night and day difference. I have included a link to the 2 inch shanks we have. Equal-I-zer is a popular option, such as # EQ90-02-4300 as an example. If the old shank...
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a CronKhite Equipment Trailer
  • We can start by getting your the coupler you need. I recommend the Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs # CTA-400. This coupler will work well with a weight distribution system. Then I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560 which is compatible with the surge brake actuator. You will need to bolt the brackets directly to your trailer frame if the brackets...
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2006 Toyota Sequoia
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. So your trailer would most likely...
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  • Is there a Difference in Installation for the Different Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
  • The only difference between Curt TruTrack weight distribution systems # C17501 and # C17500 is the capacity of the spring bars. Installation will be the same for both so you can use the video for C17500 as a guide to supplement the instructions that come with # C17501.
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution For R-Pod 171
  • When selecting a weight distribution system for your R-Pod 171, the key factor is the tongue weight (TW) of your towing setup. This means the total load of your trailer with all the gear and supplies included. You will also need to add any weight from behind your tow vehicle's rear axle to determine total tongue weight. TW is 10% to 15% of the total weight of your fully loaded trailer. For example: a trailer fully loaded at 3,500-lbs would have a TW of 350-lbs to 525-lbs. Ideally,...
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  • Which Blue Ox Sway Pro Recommendation for 2018 Lance 1685 GVWR 5500 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. With the towing capacity of your...
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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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  • Comparing Husky Centerline Weight Distribution System With The Reese Straightline WD System
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # HT32218 system is a good system. It uses a 4 point, metal on metal friction to control sway as it occurs. It comes with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. It uses no lift chains, so the system is very easy to use. The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66084 uses a dual cam system with hot rolled spring bars to keep...
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  • Recommended Light Weight and Easy to Use Weight Distribution System
  • To determine the correct weight distribution system for your trailer you'll need to find its loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. Add that to the amount of weight you'll add behind the rear axle of your F-150 and you'll have the total tongue weight of your setup. You want that number to fall within the range of the system you choose. From my research the Dutchmen Aspen Trail's maximum weight is a little under 10,000 pounds which means the tongue weight is likely between 1,000 to...
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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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  • What is Difference Between Round Bar and Trunnion Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • 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 trunnion...
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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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  • Replacement Head Tilt Spacer Washers for Equal-I-zer EQ37100 Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Equal-I-zer uses a 3/4 inch brass washer. We sell the washers along with the spacer rivet as part # EQ95-01-9450. I'd recommend sticking with brass washers if at all possible.
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control for Enclosed V-Nose Trailer with Limited Frame Access
  • Thank you for the photo of your v-nose enclosed trailer for which you are looking for a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system. Since you have limited access to the trailer frame, about 15-inches based on your photo, I suggest you check whether the diamond-plate nose blocks access to the side of the frame further back, say around 30-inches back from the hitch ball. This is hard to tell from the photo due to the camera angle. If the bottom of the diamond-plate does not extend...
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  • Does Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System Allow for Backing Up?
  • Yes, you can back-up with the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution # HT32218 attached. This model may work for you so long as its tongue weight range of 800 lbs to 1,200 lbs is the right range for your needs. To determine this you will 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 F-250. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's...
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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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