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Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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This weight-distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Pin-style trunnion bars. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number C17341 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution - C17341

  • WD Only
  • 700 lbs
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

This weight-distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Pin-style trunnion bars. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Trunnion spring bars
    • Solid, forged steel for strength and durability
    • Held in place with sturdy pins for a strong, durable setup
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, pin-style spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Maximum tongue weight: 800 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 8,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Shank length: 8"
  • Maximum drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
  • Spring-bar length: 30-1/2"
  • Bracket width: 4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Included w/ C17341Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight-distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.


Selecting a Weight-Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.


To determine the proper weight rating for a weight-distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight-distribution system.



17341 Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - Pin Style Trunnion

Installation Details C17341 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion Bar - 8000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - C17341

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This weight-distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Pin-style trunnion bars. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.

- C17341
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The wd hitch was very easy to install and it works great. I like the fact my headlights no longer point at the sky when I have my trailer connected. 593102



- C17341
by:

This Curt W/D hitch was very easy to install and greatly improved the ride of my Traverse with my Fleetwood Evolution E3 pop-up camper. When loaded, my trailer is approximately 3800 lbs with a tongue weight of 450 lbs. The only downside is that I was unable into install the shank in the upright position due to the position of the hitch in relation to the license plate, bumper facia and the angle support on the shank. If the shank were about 1 inch longer, it would have been perfect for me. Other than this issue, specific to the Traverse (and its siblings, I assume) I am completely satisfied with this W/D hitch system. 345247


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution

  • What Weight Distribution Hitch Do I Need
    I'll start this out by saying that weight distribution hitches like the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17341 are not vehicle specific; as long as you've got a 2" hitch receiver like the Curt # C14006, or the factory hitch, this weight distribution system will fit in the 2" receiver you've got. With that said, you'll want to choose a weight distribution hitch for your trailer based off of the tongue weight of your trailer and the GVWR. As long as the tongue weight of your fully loaded...
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  • USA Made Weight Distribution System Recommendation
    The Equal-I-Zer brand weight distribution systems like the part # EQ37100ET are made in the USA, but the Curts you mentioned are not made in the USA.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with GVWR of 5,200 Pounds
    You are correct that a weight distribution system that is rated too high for what you need can cause a rough ride for you. On the other hand if it's rated too low it won't be able to do its job. If your trailer is fully loaded you'll likely have a loaded and ready to tow tongue weight between 500 and 600 pounds. You also need to add in the amount of weight behind the rear axle of your 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. With that being said you're probably looking for a system rated in the...
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  • Weight Distribution System For 1997 Mercury Mountaineer Towing Aspen Trail Trailer
    I was able to find the owners manual for the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer and the 2-wheel drive can tow 6,700 lbs and the all-wheel drive can tow 6,500 lbs. Since the dry weight of the trailer is 4300 lbs more than likely you will be right at the towing capacity of the Mountaineer when the trailer is loaded. Because you are close to your towing capacity of the Mountaineer I definetly recommend a weight distribution system but the Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank - Pin-Style Trunnion...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for 6000 lb GTW 900 lb Tongue Weight Boat Trailer
    That's a lot of tongue weight for a boat trailer! If your trailer has a surge (A/K/A Hydraulic) brake coupler, you won't want to use a chain suspended weight distribution system like the Curt # C17341 you've looked at. The tension on the chains caused by the spring bars will prevent the surge coupler from properly actuating, curtailing your braking effectiveness. With 900 lbs of tongue weight capacity, the # C17341 you'd looked at wouldn't work well because it has an 800 lb tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 4,500 Lb Fleetwood Pop-Up Camper
    The Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17341 would be a good choice for your Fleetwood Pop-Up Camper in regards to the weight range capability but I recommend you go with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 instead. The reason for this is because the TruTrack has integrated trailer sway control and prevention as well which will help you maintain your trailer at highway speed in the event of crosswinds or a semi passing. The spring bars are also typically easier...
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank to Lower Tailgate Without Hitting Trailer Jack
    The Blue Ox SwayPro shank, part # BXW4001, measures 12 inches long from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment holes and it'll work just fine with the Curt system, part # C17341, you have. You didn't mention how much longer you need exactly this Blue Ox is 4 inches longer that what came with the system. It gives you a little more rise at 8 inches which you said you don't need but it's pretty close to the same. It also keeps your capacity since it's rated up to 15,000 pounds towing.
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  • Recommended Curt Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Keystone Hideout 260LHS
    The Curt Weight Distribution System I recommend for a 2015 Keystone Hideout 260LHS is the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499. The TruTrack has integrated sway control which will do a much better job than systems with add-on sway control such as the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17341 with the Curt Friction Sway Control part # 17200. Furthermore this option does not require drilling into the trailer frame, it offers easiest setup, and does not restrict the reverse...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 600 lbs Tongue Weight
    For a tongue weight of 600 lbs the Curt WD System part # C17341 would be a better option. This system has a tongue weight max of 800 lbs so it would be a better fitting system. For a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball you would then want the part # A-6. The part # C17322 would technically work, but since it is rated a bit too high you would end up with a harsher ride quality than the # C17341. Both systems will allow backing up. You could weld on a 1/2 inch spacer to your trailer and the frame...
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  • Choosing a Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Toyota Sequoia
    In regards to selecting the correct weight distribution system, the loaded tongue weight of the trailer is not the only figure that goes into this. The weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle needs to be added in as well. Also, the systems are for a range of total tongue weights with the first number you see usually being the max. Therefore, the 10,000 lb systems you are seeing most likely have a weight range of 6,000 to 10,000 lbs which is suitable for your Sequoia....
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Notes: Item is missing the shank, one bar and 2 bolts. Otherwise new and unused.

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