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  • Can Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000 Install on Trailer Frame with Interference Above It
  • There is a solution that will allow you to install the chain hangers of the Blue Ox weight distribution system part # BXW1000 on your trailer frame that has interference above/below where they need to install. What you'll need to do is either bolt on or weld on the brackets part # BXW4021 and you'll be set. This method allows the brackets to install without needing clearance above or below the frame.
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  • Replacement Parts for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500
  • I have some good news to offset some of that anger from recently being scammed. We do indeed have all of the replacement parts available for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 and I will list them out below. Replacement L-Pins and Clips # C17513 Replacement Spring Bar Lift Tool # C17512 Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar (quantity of 1) # C17536 Replacement Frame Brackets # C17508 Replacement Hardware Kit # C17550 Replacement Head # C17507 I have also attached...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Hitch Rating and Rating When Used with Weight Distribution System
  • As you mentioned in your question many trailer hitches will have a higher weight rating when used with a weight distribution system. This is simply because a weight distribution system will distribute some of the tongue weight to the front axle of the vehicle, taking that load off the rear axle and thus allowing the hitch to handle more trailer weight. The difference between a hitch's rating and its weight distribution rating is typically only specific to the hitch itself and not necessarily...
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  • Does 2015 Toyota Tundra Need Weight Distribution Towing 2016 R-Pod 179
  • I wouldn't think so to be perfectly honest, but weight distribution will give you a better towing experience, maybe not a huge difference but it will make an improvement. I looked up the towing capacity of your truck and it looks to have a capacity of around 10,000 lbs which means towing a 3,200 lb trailer loaded would not be an issue at all. The benefits you'll gain though will be better braking and handling especially in an emergency situation. If I were you I'd tow the trailer without...
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  • Does Weight of Blue OX Sway Pro Count As Tongue Weight
  • The total weight of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW0750 is 87 lbs but in case you were concerned that it would add that weight as tongue weight you should note that the weight of a weight distribution system does not count as tongue weight. Basically the system becomes part of the hitch and it's weight does not need to be factored in. The shank that comes with this uses the standard weight distribution shank dimensions which allows it and other brands to...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with 2 Inch Hitch Ball for Jayco 16XRB Camping Trailer
  • A 2 inch hitch ball is not recommended for the 17222 system you referenced as even thought the hitch ball # A-90 will fit, the bars are far too strong for that trailer and will give you a rough ride. For a system designed for that weight, I recommend the Fastway e2 # FA94-00-0600 with that same hitch ball. This will better fit the total tongue weight range of the trailer and any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I've attached some videos and an article to assist.
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Ford F-150 with Bobcat on Trailer
  • There are some 2018 Ford F150 models that are rated to tow the capacity you stated as long as they have the 20 inch wheels. It sounds like you have done your homework. I looked up your i700 bobcat and found the operating weight at 8,893 lbs and when you add that to your 3,460 lb trailer you will be just over its capacity at 12,353 lbs. If that research is correct, you will need a slightly larger capacity trailer (GVWR) if I'm reading your question correctly. If your trailer is...
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  • What is the Best Type of Sway Control for Weight Distribution Utilizing Spring Hangers
  • This is a really good question, the answer depends on the system. Some systems use spring bars that can move on the hangers like you mentioned and they'll list that as another "point" of friction sway control. Other brands will use a similar hanger and don't go out of their way to list it as adding to the friction sway control. The head of these system will provide most of the friction sway control if designed for that like with the Equal-i-Zer brand though, but the hangers will help for...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The general rule of thumb is that if the gross weight of the trailer is more than 50% of the gross weight of the vehicle than the use of a weight distribution system is recommended. According to my research, your 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe can weigh between 3,904-4,085 lbs therefore I do recommend using a weight distribution system. The best system for the money that we have for you is the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-0600. In order to use this system you will also need...
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  • What Gear Should 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD be in When Towing
  • Having your transmission in OD (overdrive) would be fine when towing a trailer with your 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD. If you were in a super hilly area and you noticed the transmission shifting up and down a lot it would be a smart idea just to leave it in D (drive) so that it wouldn't be shifting as much. Most normal towing situations where you are under the capacity of the vehicle wouldn't require that though. From what I found online though it looks like your vehicle has a 5,000 lb capacity.
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System Be Used on a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee With Auto-Level
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-0600 which is the system I recommend for you is absolutely compatible with your 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee even if it has the factory auto-leveling air system. However, when you use a weight distribution system on a vehicle with airbags or an auto-leveling system you will want to let the vehicle try and level the trailer to the best of its ability and then engage the spring bars. In order to use this system you will need a hitch ball,...
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  • Best Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for a Trailer with +1,000 Lbs Tongue Weight
  • For your travel trailer with 1,058 lbs of tongue weight I would absolutely go with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System 14K part # EQ37140ET which is rated for 1,000-1,400 lbs of tongue weight. The reason for this is because the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system includes both that of the loaded ready to tow trailer but also that of the cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. This option will allow for far more room to add weight should you choose...
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  • Can the Hayes Sway Master be Used Behind the Prodigy RF Brake Controller
  • I spoke with my contact at Hayes and they confirmed that the Sway Master # HA81775 is compatible with the Tekonsha Prodigy RF # 90250. You would want to install then just as you mentioned with the Prodigy RF connecting to your truck, the Sway Master behind that, and then your trailer into the Sway Master.
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  • Does a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Need a Sway Control Device While Towing a Forest River R-Pod
  • It is not exactly possible to calculate whether or not any given trailer is going to have sway issues until you pull the trailer for the first time. There are too many factors involved that affect trailer sway such as how the trailer is loaded and the angle at which it is towed at. However, it is never really going to be a bad idea to install one. There are two different types of friction sway control devices, ones built into weight distribution systems like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for Bumper-Pull Horse Trailer
  • We sell weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems that you can see on the linked page. These include setups from Pro Series, like their kit # PS49902 that you referenced. This particular system will work well for loaded trailer tongue weights from 550-lbs to 750-lbs and it includes a friction sway control bar. The key to selecting the right system is knowing the fully-loaded trailer's actual tongue weight (TW) which can be measured with a scale # 5780. To the loaded trailer TW...
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  • Tip for Torquing Hitch Ball of Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • I would recommend using the exact procedure you outlined. Tighten the shank bolts first and then with the shank in the vehicle hitch (secured with hitch pin) torque down the hitch ball to 450 ft lbs.
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  • What Weight Distribution System Offers the Best Ground Clearance
  • I can't say I have heard of one weight distribution system being better for boondocking than another but I think you are referring to clearance issues while traveling off road to your campsite. If that is the case then you are going to want to use a system with trunnion spring bars as opposed to round spring bars as they offer better ground clearance. The best two trunnion spring bar weight distribution systems we offer are the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System and the Strait-Line...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight 195RB
  • The weight distribution system I recommend for your 2019 Jayco Jay Flight 195RB is the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-0600. The reason I recommend this system for you is because of how well it functions and how easy it is to install. The Fastway e2 is one of the best systems on the market for the money and it does not require any drilling into the frame for installation like other systems can. It uses trunnion spring bars for optimal ground clearance which you will...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Heartland Ultralite Mallard M185 Travel Trailer
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # PS49903 is likely too big a system for your trailer. If you want this style system, a better option for you is the similar system rated for 550 to 750 lbs total tongue weight # PS49902. Total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of the trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These friction sway bar systems are not designed to allow backing up without...
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  • Recommended Spring Bar Replacement on Pro Series Weight Distribution System for Light R-Pod Trailer
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # PS49902 is far too big a system for your R-Pod. You can use the head and friction sway bar using # RP58062, but you will want to change your bars out to the Pro Series Complete Round Bar, 550 lbs - Qty. 2 # PS58439. You will want to base your system off the total tongue weight which includes the loaded trailer tongue as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your Tundra. I've...
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  • Length of Spring Bars on Pro Series and Curt Weight Distribution with Friction Sway Bar
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # PS49903 use the 31-1/2 inch bars # PS58441. If you need shorter bars than I recommend the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW - 1K TW # C17322 which has a spring bar length of 28-3/8 inches. If you don't have the room for the traditional hangers, you can instead use the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer Behind 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L 4x4
  • Toyota doesn't freely give the towing capacities of each vehicle online. They basically state that your truck can have a towing capacity of 4,800 lbs to 10,800 lbs. The best way to determine your capacity, which likely is enough for what you are seeking to do is to look at the GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) of your truck and trailer listed on the door frame sticker and then subtract your GVWR. For the dry weight of your camper, I do recommend using a weight distribution system...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Bar for 24 Foot Enclosed Trailer with Limited Tongue Length
  • For your short tongue on your new trailer, I recommend the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution systems with sway Control. This will give you the friction sway bar that will help control sway, but will need to be disconnected prior to backing up. I've attached an article to assist. If the hanger locations won't allow the brackets, you can use the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On # C17005 as the hangers. Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Sway...
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  • How to Reduce Trailer Sway While Towing with a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • In order to help reduce trailer sway while towing with your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport, I recommend using a weight distribution system like the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # 66557. The Steadi-Flex is going to not only help reduce trailer sway but it will also help to distribute tongue weight which improves braking and the overall handling of your tow vehicle. The only thing you will need to use this system is a hitch ball, part # 63017 or part # 63845. Please note...
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  • How to Determine Total Tongue Weight for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
  • That's a great question and the 755 lb tongue weight for your 2016 Keystone Cougar X-Lite 25RDB is the dry tongue weight - which means it is the tongue weight of your Cougar X-Lite when it is completely unloaded. To choose the right Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system you will need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go Keystone Cougar plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2008 Ford F-250. Tongue...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Without Friction Sway Bar to Allow Backing Up
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # PS49904 is not compatible with backing up at any angle due to the friction sway bar. There is an easy disconnection pin to allow you to easily back up with the rest of the system still installed, but it could cause damage if you didn't disconnect that sway bar and backed up at any angle. For a system that is rated similar and will allow backing up without any changes required...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for 7500-lb GVWR Travel Trailer
  • They best way to choose a weight distribution system is to know your specific trailer's actual loaded tongue weight (TW) and to this to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, as you noted. Tongue weight scale # 5780 is the easiest way to measure the loaded trailer. A properly-loaded trailer's TW should be about 15% of the gross weight, so a 4500-lb trailer should have TW near 675-lbs. A 6000-lb trailer's TW should be close to 900-lbs. You want to choose...
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  • Using the Reese Steadi-Flex for a Jayco Jay Flight 28RLS with 700 lb Tongue Weight
  • The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution (WD) System # RP66560 that you are currently using for towing your Jayco Jay Flight 28RLS is actually exactly what you want. This system has a tongue weight (TW) range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs so the 700 lbs lands inside that range. Ideally you want the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup to fall right in the middle of your WD system. You can find your TTW by adding the loaded TW of your trailer with the weight of any cargo behind the...
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  • Do Airsprings Change Recommendation When Choosing a Husky Centerline Weight Distribution System
  • With a loaded tongue weight of 720 lbs with other gear loaded into your truck bed, you are correct that the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # HT32217 would likely be too small based on what you'd be hauling in the bed of your truck. I recommend bumping up to the next higher level of 801-1200 lb rating of the # HT32218. If you will be traveling without the propane tanks or batteries on the tongue, it would be a little more rigid...
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  • Can the Blue Ox SwayPro 15K System Be Used on a 7K Trailer
  • It sounds like you may have the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1506 which is rated for a gross trailer weight of 15,000 lbs. If this is the case then you can use it to pull your trailer with a gross trailer weight of 7,000 lbs however, the system will not perform as well as one more accurately rated for the weight of the trailer. The spring bars will likely not have enough tension on them which is going to translate to less distribution and reduced sway control. Therefore,...
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  • Can Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution System be Used on 6 inch Tall Trailer Frame
  • The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution with Sway Control # RP66084 would fit on your trailer frame as long as it is less than 2-1/2 inches wide. However, because of the height of the trailer frame, I recommend using the Reese Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP58305 in place of the hangers that come with the system. The hangers # RP58305 will bolt onto the trailer frame and can be placed at an appropriate height for the load bar arms. These hangers will also...
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  • Pro Series Weight Distribution Recommendation for Keystone Bullet 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. Since your trailer has a GVWR of...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 26 Foot Gulfstream Ameri-Lite
  • 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 was...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for 2016 Jayco 26BH Travel Trailer
  • For the likely loaded tongue weight of your Jayco the system I recommend is the Equal-I-zer 4-Point # EQ37120ET which works for a range of TW from 800- to 1200-lbs. The similar system # EQ37060ET that you referenced is too light for this trailer. Your Jayco 26BH has a GVWR of 7000-lbs so when fully loaded, meaning all your supplies and sporting gear in place and propane and water tanks full, you'll probably be close to 6000 to 6500-lbs. Be sure to also consider any cargo weight in the...
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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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  • Will Weight Distribution Prevent Trailer Sway at Speeds Near 50 MPH
  • Ideally the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (which includes weight of all cargo behind the rear axle of tow vehicle) falls right into the middle of the weight distribution's range. That said, the type of persistent sway you mentioned having is not going to be fixed by a WD system. You most likely have not enough tongue weight relative to the total weight of the trailer (you need 10 to 15 percent) or your trailer has worn out suspension components which you would need to check for and...
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  • Compatibility and Conversion of Hayes SwayMaster Electric Sway Control with 12-Pin Plug
  • The Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System - 1 to 4 Axles # HA81775 will be adaptable to a 12 way system and then back again if you use the 7-way like # 30717 and # H20046 . Then to combine the turn and brake functions prior to the unit use the Roadmaster Brite-Lite Wiring Converter # RM-732. If you need to convert it back following the unit, use # C56196 to separate the brake signal again. If you don't want to use all the US 7-Way adapters you can use the Autowbrake Electric...
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  • Are Anti-Way Bars Recommended to Be Used with the Hayes Sway Master Electric Sway Control System?
  • The Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System - 1 to 4 Axles # HA81775 does not need any other anti-sway system to work properly. The system is designed to be used independently and uses an integrated gyroscope and gps monitor for sway and speed. It will apply electric braking as needed on your trailer to control sway and keep your trailer in line with your vehicle. You may use it in conjunction with a friction sway bar like # 17200 or a weight distribution system with integrated...
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  • Towing Capacity and Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 2006 Toyota Tundra
  • Thank you for that information; according to the owner's manual a 2006 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4WD with the towing package has a 6,700 lb towing capacity. It also says that if you are towing a more than 2,000 lbs it is "necessary" to use a sway control device such as a weight distribution system. I do recommend verifying this in your copy of the owner's manual. We do not have any type of information regarding OEM hitches in terms of capacity so that would be something you would need...
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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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  • Diameter of Holes on Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank part # FA92-02-4214
  • Yes, the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank part # FA92-02-4214 that you referenced does have the standard 3/4 inch diameter holes that are 1-1/4 inches apart. This shank fits nearly all standard weight distribution heads from a variety of brands like Curt, Reese, Pro Series, Equal-I-Zer, Husky etc.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation with 9 inches of Drop for 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • The weight distribution shank we offer that has the most drop that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch is the Curt Shank part # C17132 which has a drop of 8 inches. Depending on if you calculated the drop you need with the trailer's tongue weight on the hitch or not this could work. If you came up with 9 inches of drop with the tow vehicle unloaded 8 inches of drop might be right when the weight of the trailer is on the rear suspension. Otherwise we have a 2 inch shank with 9 inches of drop as the...
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  • Is Blue Ox SwayPro Adjusted Properly with 1 inch Height Difference on a 2018 Chevy Silverado
  • Since your trailer height and the height of your 2018 Chevy Silverado are within an inch of the original height it sounds like you have the Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1503 installed correctly. If you want to try to level it out even more then you can do some slight adjustments but being that close to level you should be just fine!
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  • Best Weight Distribution Recommendation Towing 2019 Grand Design 315RLTS TT
  • 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 estimate is very near...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used on Vehicle with Air Suspension Enhancement
  • You can use weight distribution with air suspension enhancement. The trick is to inflate the bags first to the desired PSI and then go through the setup process of the weight distribution system. The two systems can work great together but typically if you have WD you aren't going to need additional suspension enhancement.
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  • Longest Shank Available for the Reese Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, you can use a longer weight distribution shank in order to obtain more clearance for your tailgate. The longest one we offer is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 which measures 14" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment hole. This should give you an additional 2-1/4" of clearance. It will also give you more room for vertical adjustment if needed. There will be no issues using this shank with your Reese Weight Distribution System part...
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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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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 19 Foot Long Airstream Trailer
  • The weight distribution system I recommend for your Airstream is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution part # EQ37101ET which is rated for a total tongue weight of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. This will give you room to add more weight to your Airstream or tow a heavy trailer if the need arises. Also, the tongue weight range for a weight distribution system includes both the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Equal-i-zer...
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  • How to Properly Setup the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
  • I am not sure I understand what you are asking. The frame brackets on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # 66557 can be positioned between 25" - 32" back from center of coupler. This will then allow a minimum of 3" between the end of the friction pad and the end of the spring bar which will be needed to ensure that the spring bar does not fall out when turning. If you take a look at the attached install instructions this will then give you all of the info that you...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Hitch Compatible with Leveling System on 2018 Nissan Armada
  • Yes you can use the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0450 on your 2018 Nissan Armada with the air-leveling system. What you will want to do is connect your trailer, allow your Armada to auto-level and then set up the Fastway e2. This system is rated for a total tongue weight of up to 450 lbs; total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your loaded and ready-to-go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your Armada. I have added...
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  • Can Reese Weight Distribution System for 2 inch Hitch be Used in a 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • If you have a Reese weight distribution system that fit a 2 inch hitch you can easily swap out just the shank of it and it will be able to install in your new 2-1/2 inch hitch. For that we have the part # RP54976 which can do up to a 1-1/4 inch drop or the part # RP54977 which can do up to a 5-3/4 inch drop.
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  • Is the Reese Steadi-Flex Compatible with an Underslung Trailer Coupler
  • Yes it can! If you check out the attached picture from the installation instructions for the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 you referenced you can see that it is compatible with underslung couplers. You simply need to install the adjustable frame bracket so that the mounting bolt is fastened to one bolt hole below the bottom bolt on the frame bracket. Please note that the hitch ball is sold separately for this weight distribution system. For this application I recommend the Curt 2-5/16"...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Travel Trailer with 1000-lbs Tongue Weight
  • The ideal situation for using a weight distribution hitch is that the towing system's total tongue weight (TW) falls in the middle of the hitch's operating range. Total TW consists of the fully loaded trailer's actual measured TW (measure with scale # 5780) plus the weight of cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle. For the best towing performance this combined figure should fall near the middle of the system's range. Please refer to the article and video for more details. The...
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  • Correct Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for 2011 Coachmen Catalina 21BH Tandem-Axle Trailer
  • Thank you for providing the weight specs for your 2011 Coachmen Catalina 21BH tandem-axle travel trailer. The trailer's empty/dry hitch weight of 563-lbs suggests that when you have it loaded for a trip, with water and propane tanks filled and all your supplies and gear loaded, the actual loaded tongue weight (TW) will be more like 800 to 900-lbs. This loaded TW is what you want to use to select a weight distribution system. The linked article may be useful to you. The easiest way...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 9,000 Pound Trailer and 2018 Ford F-150
  • For your 9,000 pound trailer I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider is your total tongue weight. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. Using a tongue...
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  • Do Spring Bars of Curt Weight Distribution System C17323 Remove When Uninstalling
  • The spring bars of the Curt weight distribution system part # C17322 do remove when you uninstall the system. You'd lower the bars first and then you'd pull the pins out of the trunnions and slide the bars out.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for a 9-1/2" Rise with Pro Series Round Bar System
  • Just about every weight distribution (WD) shank out there is compatible with other WD systems so we have exactly what you are looking for! The Curt Weight Distribution Shank # 17120 gives round bar WD systems like your Pro Series # PS49902 a max rise of 9-1/4". Since this is only 1/4" difference this is perfect for your towing application! Attached is a review video and photo with dimensions of this WD shank for you to reference.
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  • Recommended Sway Control for a 1,390 lb ProLite S Trailer
  • If you are anticipating high wind situations when towing your 1,390 lb ProLite Plus S trailer then adding a sway control system to your towing rig is a really good idea. Typically we recommend using a weight distribution (WD) system that has integrated sway control if your trailer weight is at least half of the weight of your towing vehicle. Since this trailer is pretty light though a WD system may not be necessary. We do have stand-alone sway control units available that install directly...
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  • Are Draw Tite and Pro Series Sway Control Units the Same
  • The Draw Tite friction sway control unit part # 3400 is a great product, but the Pro Series part # 83660 is basically the exact same unit. They are both made by the same company and after messing with both the consensus here is that they are the exact same just labelled differently.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Work and Play 21VFB Toy Hauler
  • Nearly all weight distribution shanks were made to the same dimensions. Shanks like the Curt part # C17100 fit nearly all brands of weight distribution heads. As long as the holes of your old shank are 3/4 inch in diameter and are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart the Curt shank you mentioned will fit. 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...
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  • Replacement 1 Inch Square Spring Bars for Weight Distribution System with Sway Control
  • If you are looking for weight distribution trunnion bars, we do have replacement options. Because you specified square bars that narrows down your system to an Equal-I-zer. We have the Replacement Spring Bar for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-0499 which are 35-1/2" long x 1" wide. If you want the set, we have the Replacement Spring Bars for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - Qty 2 - 400 lbs TW # EQ90-01-0499. Those are the only bars that...
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  • Why is a Weight Distribution System Not Recommended on a 2018 Land Rover Discovery
  • The 2018 Land Rover Discover has an integrated air system that is designed for trailer stability so they recommend not using the Weight Distribution hitches because their integrated system is designed to help with vehicle sag. You can use your current weight distribution shank and head without the spring/sway bars if desired. That is what I'd do and save the additional cost. If you end up having some sway issues because you aren't able to use your weight distribution system with...
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  • Best and Easiest Weight Distribution System for 5,200 Pound Trailer
  • With regards to ease of use, safety, and performance with your particular setup the best weight distribution system between the options you mentioned is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET. The 3 weight distribution systems that you referenced, the Equal-i-zer, Fastway, and Husky Center Line, all pretty much install and setup in the same manner. They use no-drill easy clamp-on brackets that attach to the trailer frame and traditional washers for head adjustments....
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  • How Much Tongue Weight Does Weight Distribution System Distribute to Front Axle
  • This is a really great question, but unfortunately there isn't a way to get you an exact figure. I've asked our weight distribution manufacturers how much weight gets redistributed and they can't give an exact figure. If you think about it though it should be somewhat close to 50 percent of how much tongue weight is on the hitch of the trailer since the front suspension ends up getting compressed a relatively same amount as the rear suspension does. It essentially balances the tongue weight...
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  • Can the Fastway e2 10K Weight Distribution System Be Used with Under 600 Lbs Tongue Weight
  • The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA92-00-1000 is an extremely versatile system that can accommodate a varying degree of tongue weights from 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. If you are under the 600 lb rating then you are perfectly fine though it might not perform as well as when you are right in the sweet spot which is about 800 lbs for this particular system. I would say that at around 400 lbs I would either A remove the spring bars or B install a set better rated for the weight of...
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  • Replacement 14K Pro Series Square Spring Bar with Friction Sway Control
  • I would love to help but I spoke with my contact at Pro Series and they informed me that the replacement spring bars you are inquiring about have been obsolete for quite some time which means replacements are no longer available. Unfortunately, the only option I have for you would be to switch to a new system. For this, we have the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66131 without sway control or the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66130 with sway control which are both...
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Required for a Trailer Over 20 Foot Long with a Nissan Armada
  • I looked in the owner's manual for a 2017 Nissan Armada which should be the same for a 2016+ and it did not have any restrictions for towing a trailer over 20' long. The only restrictions I had seen in regards to what the trailer must have is in regards to brakes and weight. If the trailer is over 3,500 lb then it must have a braking system. It is also recommend that a weight distribution system be used if the trailer is over 5,000 lbs. With that being said I cannot say I have heard of...
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  • Troubleshooting Rear Sag With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Connected on 2006 Ford F-250
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET may or may not be set up correctly. You'd be surprised by how many systems are not installed correctly at dealers. I'd double check your setup first and then if needed address the truck sag. I've attached the installation instructions to assist. A weight distribution system should not only help your trailer to sit level but should also reduce the sag of your truck. If your truck sees very little difference...
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  • Can Sway be Reduced by Adding Additional Sway Control Bar
  • Adding weight to the rear of your 2016 Ram 1500 will not truly simulate total tongue weight (the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer plus any weight behind the rear axle of your truck) in regards to sway. If you are having sway issues with your Haulmark weight distribution system and you already have one sway control bar I recommend adding a second one with the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. I took a look at a Haulmark weight distribution system and the head unit...
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  • Weight Distribution for a Micro Minnie 2108DS Travel Trailer
  • I took a look at several pictures of the 2108DS Micro Minnie trailers and they have a regular coupler and not a bottom-mount or underslung style coupler. Your particular model has a 7,000 pound gross trailer weight and dry it weighs 3,900 pounds. The dry tongue weight is 410 pounds meaning it is 10.5 percent of the gross trailer weight. Going by that same 10.5 percent the tongue weight can be as much as 735 pounds. The goal is to use a weight distribution system that puts the tongue...
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 7,800 lb Trailer
  • For a trailer with a loaded tongue weight of 900 lbs the Blue Ox SwayPro system you'd want is the part # BXW1000 as it has a tongue weight range of between 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs. Your coupler is not underslung too which means the # BXW1000 is a fit. I attached a picture of what an underslung coupler looks like for you to check out as well. 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....
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  • Can Spring Bars of Pro Series Weight Distribution System be Upgraded to Higher Rating
  • Looks like you have a Pro Series weight distribution system like the part # PS49902 and are wanting to upgrade the spring bars to a higher rated set. To do that we have the part # PS58441 which will fit the head you have and give you a tongue weight range of 750-1,000 lbs.
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  • How Does Spring Bar Tension of Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System Adjust
  • The spring bar tension of the Equal-I-Zer systems like the part # EQ37100ET you referenced is adjustable but since the adjustment is made using the angle of the head of the system it wouldn't be ideal for quick adjustments. I attached a picture that shows how the adjustments of this system are made. A setup that uses chains instead and allows you to use different link lengths may be more ideal for you like the Reese # RP66542 which is similarly rated at 600-1,200 lb tongue weight.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250 towing 7,700 lb Trailer
  • You are on the right track as it sounds like you know that the tongue weight figure is what you base a weight distribution system on. Since you have a trailer with a few non-standard accessories I'd recommend finding out exactly what your tongue weight is as it would be hard to estimate. You should also consider that any weight behind your truck's rear axle needs to be counted as tongue weight too. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out. Or you can use...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Drop Shank for Pro Series Round Bar System
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control # PS49904 you mentioned only has a maximum 2 inch drop with the shank that comes with the system. You most definitely need a longer shank for the height of your truck compared to your trailer coupler height. I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 12-1/2" Rise 7" Drop - 1.2K TW # FA92-02-4315 which will give you the drop needed and will also accommodate the tongue weight of your system. You can...
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  • Is the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System Compatible with a Redarc Brake Controller
  • Fantastic news for you! The Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775 is compatible with your Redarc brake controller. I have included a link to a video covering the features of the Sway Master system for you.
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  • What is Towing Capacity of 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 When Using Weight Distribution
  • Your assumption is absolutely correct. Your truck has two sets of weight capacities. One set for if you are not using a weight distribution system and another set that is higher for if you are using a weight distribution system. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article...
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  • Picking Out Fastway Weight Distribution System for Trailer that Weighs 6,000 lbs
  • With weight distribution systems you want to go with the system with a tongue weight range where the loaded tongue weight of your trailer falls right in the middle. So since you have a dry tongue weight of 600 lbs you'd at least need the # FA92-00-0800 which has a range of 400 to 800 lbs. But that's assuming your loaded weight is very close to the dry tongue weight. When loaded you may be better off with the part # FA92-00-1000 which has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. I'd...
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  • Could Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System be Installed on Angle Iron Trailer Frame
  • To install the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66561 on a trailer frame that is made of angle iron will require you to take the trailer to a welder and have them box the frame where you need to install the hangers of the kit. They'll be able to weld pieces of metal in place on the frame so that it's square and compatible with the hangers of the # RP66561.
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  • Will Any Reese Spring Bar Work with the Strait-Line Weight Distribution Systems
  • Yes, the spring bar that you have attached a photo of will work with the dual cams part # RP26002 on the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Systems like part # RP66084.
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  • Is Tuson Electronic Sway Control Compatible with 2018 Ram 2500 OEM Controller and 30' Travel Trailer
  • The Tuson Electronic Sway Control System # 335TSC-1000 has been confirmed to work with Dodge OEM brake controllers (verified by Tuson) and is compatible with 1 - 4 axles. Since you have an OEM controller on your 2018 Ram 2500 and your 30' travel trailer only has 2 axles this sway control system will work great for you! Attached is a review video and the written instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Are Trunnion Bars for Reese Strait-Line 800 lb and 1,200 lb Systems Interchangeable
  • Yes! The trunnion bars for the 1,200 lb and 800 lb Reese Strait-Line weight distribution (WD) systems use the same head unit so they are interchangeable. I recommend going with the 12K system # RP66074 since it already has the tongue weight (TW) range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and then getting the 400 lb - 800 lb TW bars # RP22225 when you need them. Please note that the trunnion bars come in a single unit so you need to purchase a quantity of 2 for your WD system. The cams that come with...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1,175 lb Dry Tongue Weight Trailer
  • With your tongue weight at 1,175 lbs when loaded, you also need to account for any cargo weight behind the rear axle as well to get the total tongue weight rating. I've attached an article to assist. You are correct that your current system is underrated for your application. My recommendation is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET rated for total tongue weights between 1,000 and 1,400 lbs. You want your total tongue weight to fall in the...
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  • Shank Recommendation for Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution for Additional Drop
  • Yes there are weight distribution shanks that give you the additional drop you'll need so that your trailer can be towed level. Since you most likely have the # EQ90-02-4500 which is what comes with the Equal-i-Zer kits the shank we offer that would give you a few more inches of drop would be the part # EQ90-02-4300 and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Ram 1500 and Enclosed Car Hauler
  • With the information on your vehicle provided, you will have a towing capacity of 10,350 lbs. Your 1995 Tahoe has a curb weight of 4,780 lbs, so when you add the weight of your enclosed trailer, I do recommend using a weight distribution system, but you will be fine to tow as long as you are under that max towing capacity. Based on that information, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37120ET. This system will work well for total tongue weights...
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  • Can a 2011 Ram 1500 Safely Tow a 2018 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 267BHS
  • Since the max trailer rating of your 2011 Ram 1500 is 7,600 lbs and the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of your trailer is 7,000 lbs that means with your trailer loaded to max capacity you will still have 600 lbs of capacity on your pickup. This is a great margin to have so you will be good as far as the trailer goes. You do need to be sure not to exceed the GCWR (gross combined weight rating) of your pickup as well. The GCWR includes the weight of your loaded Ram plus the weight...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 could very well be correct for your utility trailer. However, in order to confirm this we would need to estimate your total tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer in addition to the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. A good rule of thumb is that the tongue weight of the trailer will be around 10-15% of its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). If the above figure...
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  • 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 3.6L V6 Weight Distribution for Lance 2185 Trailer
  • The most your trailer could safely ever weigh is 6,000 lbs according to the specs I found on your Lance 2185. This is under the weight capacity of your truck but a weight distribution system would be a very wise choice to help you tow safer. 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...
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  • Will Ram 2500 Truck Still Benefit from Using Weight Distribution
  • 1,100 lbs of tongue weight is quite a bit of tongue weight even for a 2500 series Ram truck. Some people probably get by without WD in your situation but your best towing experience will be to use the system you have. One thing that makes using the systems a bit easier is a powered A-frame jack. What you can do is jack the tongue of the trailer up with the powered jack while the trailer is connected to the hitch ball and this will make getting the springs bars onto and off of the hangers...
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  • Should Weight Distribution be Used for Towing a 10K Trailer with a Class A Motorhome
  • Weight distribution (WD) systems are really only needed when the weight of the trailer is at least half of the weight of the vehicle towing it. Since this isn't the case with your Class A motorhome pulling your 10K trailer I doubt you really need a WD system but you could benefit from adding some sway control. Typically we recommend using a WD system with integrated sway control but since the WD isn't needed you can just use one of our standalone sway control units. Another thing to note...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Best Sway Control for Cargo Trailer Frame
  • For your cargo trailer/toy hauler conversion with a 5,000 lbs tongue weight I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66084 which will fit well on your trailer frame and will also give you a total tongue weight of your loaded trailer tongue and cargo behind the rear axle between 600 and 1200 lbs. This will work well if your tongue weight stays as desired or gets heavier during the conversion (usually tongue weight ranges between 10 and...
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  • Can a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Tow a 1988 Sea Ray 268 Sundancer
  • The towing capacity of your 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 is going to vary drastically based on options such as engine size, transmission type, axle ratio, and bed length. If you can provide me with these bits of information then I would be happy to look up the towing capacity of your vehicle but if not you will need to take a look for yourself starting on page 4-71 in your owner's manual. If it turns out that the weight of the boat and trailer (while loaded) is under the towing capacity of...
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  • Which Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System is Best for a 2019 Keystone Passport GT 2210RB
  • For your 2019 Keystone Passport GT 2210RB, I recommend using the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 which is rated for 800 lbs - 1,000 lbs over the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which is rated for 500 lbs - 800 lbs. The reason for this is that in addition to the loaded tongue weight of the trailer you also need to add the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. When choosing a weight distribution system, it is always...
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  • Compatibility of Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution and Trailer Valet 5X on a 2019 Airstream Trailer
  • When using an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control like # EQ37100ET, the Trailer Valet 5X # STC-V211 will not be able to be completely installed at the same time. However if you look at the attached dimensions of the Trailer Valet 5X system you may find that there is enough room behind the trunnion bars and bracket on the Equal-I-zer to keep the mount installed. If there is enough room for the mounting bracket to be installed and not come in contact with the...
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  • How Do You Know If There is Too Much Tension on the Curt Friction Sway Control Bar 17200
  • If you have too much tension on the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems part # 17200 then the trailer is going to feel very stiff and it would most likely making a popping sound. Starting with the factory preset tension, road test the sway control. If this is not enough sway control, then adjust the break tension screw 1/4 turn clockwise. Road test again and repeat (if necessary) until proper sway control is achieved.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 300 lb Tongue Weight
  • A weight distribution system with a tongue weight range of 800-1,200 lbs (I am assuming that's what you meant) is going to be very harsh on a trailer that only has 300 lbs of tongue weight. You will need a much lighter rated system. Ideally you get a system where your tongue weight falls right into the middle of the systems tongue weight range and you'll get the best overall towing experience. The Reese weight distribution system part # RP65509 would be a great option as it has a tongue...
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  • Determination of Total Tongue Weight for Selection of Weight Distribution System
  • It sounds like you are asking about the tongue weight (TW) calculation for selection of a trailer weight distribution hitch (WD) like the Curt TruTrack # C17500. The weight of any cargo items behind the rear axle in the bed of a truck needs to be added to the TW of the loaded trailer when selecting a weight distribution hitch. This means cargo weight that is on the tailgate side of the rear axle. Often this will an item like a cooler or a generator. The total TW of a towing system...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 6,000 Lb. Trailer
  • If you were using the standard tongue weight percentage rule which is 10-15% of the trailer's weight then you would need a weight distribution system rated for 600-900 lbs. You would also need to add to this any weight stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. To be on the safe side, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control part # RP66084 which is rated for a total tongue weight of 600-1,200 lbs. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System is one of...
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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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