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Weight Distribution, Brake Controller, and Tow Mirror Recommendation for 2000 Chevy Silverado

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I am planning on purchasing a camper. GVRW 7664, Ship wt 5774, Hitch wt 664. Truck: 2000 Silverado Z71 1500, V8, w/tow package. Will have 200 - 300lbs in bed What is the best load dist w/sway bar - I was looking at the Equalizer, but would like advice. Looking at Prodigy P3 Looking at mirror CM 10800. Any help would be appreciated Thanks,

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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.

Once you know your tongue weight you will want to check out the link I attached that has all of the weight distribution systems we carry. You will be able to select your tongue weight from the filters to see what would be rated for your setup.

Your tongue weight looks to be around 900 lbs or so. I really like the Strait Line systems as they feature the only sway control designed to fight sway before it starts. The Equalizer stuff is great, but they offer a passive sway control that works to reduce it as it happens.

For your potential tongue weight I would go with the # RP66084 that has a range of 600-1,200 lbs of tongue weight.

For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.

The P3 Brake Controller part # 90195 is an excellent controller that I would recommend highly. To install it you would only need the harness part # 3025-P.

The tow mirrors part # CM10800 have also been confirmed as a fit for your truck so they would work well.

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