Differences Between Curt Weight Distribution C17063 and C17422

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What is the difference between C17063 and the 17422 weight distributing hitches. They both look the same and are round bar 14,000 lb trailer weight and 1400 lb tongue weight

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The biggest differences between the Curt Weight Distribution systems part # C17422 and # C17063 is the tongue weight ratings and the bar design.

The # C17422 is a trunnion bar system rated for tongue weights up to 1,500 lbs and the part # C17063 is a round bar setup rated for tongue weights up to 1,400 lbs.

Trunnion bars preferred typically as they usually provide better ground clearance and higher capacities.

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.

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