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Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Hate the rigid ride you can get with other hitches that have built-in sway control
  • Want a really easy-to-set-up system with everything included
  • Have a trailer with 1,000 lbs – 1,500 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Have a lifted truck and need a decent drop
  • Put your gear through the ringer and need super-heavy-duty parts that will stand up to the abuse
Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from CURT. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW part number C17501 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Weight Distribution Hitch - C17501

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 1400 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • CURT
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included.


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated active sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Spring-loaded ball bearings in system head rest in detents, applying constant pressure to help trailer stay centered
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Steel-on-steel friction helps to correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
  • Spring bars work with brackets to transfer tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle
    • Constructed of forged steel
    • Secure in system head with easy-to-use snap pins
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets mount directly to your trailer frame
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved using adjustable head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • Grease zerks in trunnions make for simple maintenance
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, active sway control brackets, chrome hitch ball, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 15,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 4" in from end of spring bar
  • Maximum trailer frame dimensions:
    • Height: 6"
    • Width: 4"
  • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6"
  • Shank measures:
    • 8" From the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 7-1/4" From the center of the pin hole to the closest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
    • 9" From the center of the pin hole to the furthest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 35" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • 10-Year limited warranty

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Torqued Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware

Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more 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.

Integrated Active Sway Control

The TruTrack weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved primarily thanks to the specially designed system head.

TruTrack Spring-Loaded Ball Bearings in Detents

On top of the trunnions, there are spring-loaded ball bearings that rest in detents built into the underside of the head. As you travel down the road normally, these ball bearings help to keep the trailer in a straight line by applying pressure inside these detents.

TruTrack Spring-Loaded Ball Bearings out of Detents

When sway occurs, the trunnions move inside the head, causing the ball bearings to come out of these detents. When this happens, the ball bearings ride along internal grooves in the head as they work to return to the detents to snap the trunnion back in place. This action effectively returns your trailer to center.

TruTrack Spring Bar Bracket

Additional sway control is created by the spring bar brackets. Most traditional weight distribution systems have spring bars that are suspended by chains. Although this ensures that the system is not so rigid as to create bounce in the trailer, it also permits a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Allowing the spring bars to hang freely also minimizes the tension described earlier. This limits your system's ability to hold your trailer in line behind your tow vehicle.

Not only do the brackets on the TruTrack work to constantly hold your trailer in line, but they also supply friction to force it back into place should any sway occur. The concept is similar to the way in which an add-on friction sway control device functions. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. The resistance created by this action limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.

Forged Steel Spring Bars

The TruTrack's spring bars are made from forged steel, giving them a distinct advantage over typical cast steel bars. Forging is a process where thermal and mechanical energy are applied to the steel, resulting in a finished product that is more resilient to impacts and is stronger in terms of shear strength. Simply put, the TruTrack's spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.

Simple Spring Bar Setup

TruTrack Spring Bar Install

The support brackets of the TruTrack easily clamp onto your trailer frame to provide the attachment points for the weight distribution spring bars. To position the spring bars on the brackets during hookup, simply use the included snap-up lever to lift each bar onto an L-shaped bracket. Then secure the bars in place with the included L-pins and clips.

17501 Curt True Track Weight Distributing Hitch with Sway Control - Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 15K

Installation Details C17501 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - C17501

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (450 Customer Reviews)

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included.


This product made a huge difference when pulling my camper with the additional 1000# of tongue weight when my ATV is loaded. I am pulling a rough total of 4700# with my expedition and pulls very well. I had to make quick change on the interstate at 75mph, the camper wanted to sway but was quickly brought straight behind the vehicle in seconds. What could of been a disaster, with the sway control made everything safe. Install is technical, I just had the RV company install when I was picking up my camper,short on time and Best $200 ever spent. Went with the 1500# tongue weight, since I do have about 1400+ when fully loaded. With setup done correctly, weight is distributed evenly. About a 1/4" difference between front and rear of vehicle.


Heavy duty and very well made!! I pull a 33ft. T/T with 2 slides, Curt Tru Track system works very well. Compared to similar style weight distribution systems, Curt is definitely a better value!!

Its been a year since ordering Curt Tru Track W.D.S. I can say well worth the money, works well! Since then I we upgraded our TT in length, 3 slides, and 1500lbs heavier. CURT wd works flawless!
Ryan - 03/03/2022


The Curt C17501 weight distribution hitch assembly arrived today 10/30/2021 via UPS packed in a large box. The box was severely damaged with a hole/tear midships. Several of the assembly pieces were missing. Please send me two (2) half inch by four inch carriage bolts with lock nuts attached. Also missing are two (2) clips that secure the small L shaped retainers that fit near the end of the spring bars. I will call etrailer on Monday 11/1/2021 to arrange for you to send me the missing fasteners. Will review hitch assembly and install process when I get to it. Thank you.

Customer service will resolve this for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/01/2021


Overall a nice hitch for the price. The anti sway features seem to work well. Although, I would say that the L brackets that hold the bars in place on the hanger brackets are not very robust.


Since purchase I have only been able to use it twice. I had pulled it right after purchase and setting up and was not setup the greatest so there was still some tweaking. I tried re adjusting everything before the second pull and it was better and I did like it that second time using the hitch. I haven’t been able to use it again because I did some more adjusting but I had the trailer in the shop back in July 2021 and hasn’t moved since coming out of shop. I’ve liked it and has done what I expected even after the trial and error periods and still trying to adjust.


Good trailer hitch. I was using the basic chain weight distributing hitch with added sway control. This is much better.

Yes good hitch. Works good no problems with it.
Norman - 01/21/2019


Great product. Using it on a 14K bumper pull trailer that is set up with a diesel powered air compressor and Greener Blast Technologies GBT 760 Slurry Blaster for mobile abrasive blasting. Total weight of trailer setup is just under the rated limits for my truck. Took quite a bit of measuring and adjusting to get to the final setup but it is great and doing the intended purpose of moving weight to the front axle. No way I could safely pull this load without this hitch system.


etrailer really came to the rescue!!!! I received the package and it clearly had been return and was repacked. Always a concern in opening the box not knowing if all the parts are there. Sure enough there was a part missing. I contacted customer service which was very pleasant and easy and the representative made it very easy to get the part that was missing. It arrived promptly and exactly what was missing. I had considered ordering from [on;ine] but wanted to give another vendor a chance. Initially i was regretting my decision when the part was missing but in the end I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING ETRAILER OVER [ONLINE} ANY DAY!!!!


fast shipping but box was ripped open during shipment missing parts but called etrailer and miss cathryn got it all taken care of for me havent been able to hook it up yet and try it but by the looks of it it will do the job

after using this hitch setup all last year its been great very good setup mfor my trailer much safer than before and very stable and i tow my trailer long distances and i feel very comfortable doing it as a matter of fact i had a guy cut in front of in in atlanta comming home had to lock up the brakes and this hitch setup kept everything straight its a very good hitch
Mark - 01/21/2022


Definite upgrade over the chain WDH I had before. Much easier to hook up and the sway control works great.


The curt anti sway hitch performs better than anything I’ve ever used.
You never see the trailer behind you.
The weight dist is awesome.
We have f350 /lance truck camper and 26 ft car trailer
In tow.
I can’t picture anything working better.


Excellent product, was as described and not to difficult to install. Only needed to adjust brackets one to level unit out. Would recommend this product to anyone who needs a weight distribution hitch.
Will be using this on my 2014 extended cad f250, to pull my 36 ft keystone Laredo rv.
Many who wander, are not lost!


What a great purchase, easy to install and after an adjustment the 7800 lb dry weight, 35 foot camper tows like a dream. Instructions were clear and simple even for a camper towing newbie. This unit was picked due to the possibility of getting a heavier camper later and not wanting to buy another hitch. Service from etrailer was outstanding and the price was the cheapest I found.


It stopped all the porpoising and the sway from semi trucks. Highly recommend this hitch.


This hitch saved us. When we hooked up the loaded trailer the truck sank to the ground. Could not have made the move without it. That being said, you probably wonder why this is not a 5 star rating. It is very difficult to install and level, unless you have done it before. It took two people several hours to get it put together, installed, and leveled correctly. Its definitely a two person job, as it is very heavy. However once leveled it worked like a dream. Disconnecting and reconnecting is also a little bit of a chore. With all that said, this is well worth the money.


I needed a weight distribution system and quickly realized that Curt was the best around. You get what you pay for so why not get the best!? Very simple to install and with the correct routine maintenance this will last forever, Shipping was fast and box was In good shape when it arrived.


Last month we went to SD and Tenn,the TruTrack worked flawlessly for almost 4000 miles. Great product for use with our truck and toy hauler.. Chevy Silverado 1500 and XLR27qb boost,


Easy to install, great performance impr ovement.


Although I haven't used it yet i am very impressed with the heavy duty build of the hitch. The only bad part is the box came broken apart with the parts falling out but I inventoried everything and everything was there.


Bad design and very hard to install. Had four different install iterations to setup properly. But I still lost one of my spring bar on a rough patch of road which resulted in the hitch twisting and bottoming out and scrapping the highway. Tried to buy replacement spring bar on the road, and half of the Curt dealers (listed on Curt Mfgr website) were no longer in business and and the other half don't carry any spare parts for the Curt "TruTrack Weight Distribution System." I Had to remove hitch and replace with an alternate brand on the road!
When I contacted Curt and etrailer after the trip about the warranty, they both provided no warranty support. Also, Curt will not sale me the Castle nut and carriage bolt that was scrapped on the road (see attached picture). Only option is to buy the whole head for over $XXX. That's ridiculous!

Bad design, no support on the road, no warranty support. I will never buy Curt product ever again!


Part was perfect but UPS sure beat the hell out of the package. I opened the box and all of the small bolts and brackets were intact.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/03/2021


I the hitch looks well built. I think I was sent an older model of this hitch because it came with the spacers instead of the Cam for adjusting. I wish I would have gotten the one with the CAM to adjust it. It took me a while to figure out how to put it together because of the spacer and the wording on the instructions. I do like the hitch but if I ordered it again I would request that I get the model with the cam for adjusting.


Works way better than anything else I have tried. No issues at all, truly works.


Got my original order but the box was damaged. Checking the box against the manufacturer’s paperwork inside and found the following items missing.
1. Large spacer
2. Both Spring trunnions bars
Contacted etrailer customer support and talked with them about the damage Which happened during shipping. Customer support got the information from me and immediately got my missing parts shipped out to me and in less that 48hrs. I received the replacement parts. I compliment etrailer on their customer service, great job etrailer. I highly recommend etrailer as they have shown to me they value their customers and stand behind what they sell.


Trailer camper we bought it for was totaled before getting to use sway bar. By the time I asked for a partial refund request was denied due to time lapse. Still new in box unopened

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