Coupler Replacement Recommendation for a 10k Pintle Trailer for Installing Weight Distribution

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I have a 10000# trailer with a pintle hitch. I would like to purchase a weight distribution sway control device, but all pictures show a ball connection. Do you have anything that works with a pintle hitch or do I need to convert?

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Weight distribution systems can't be used with the pintle setups. The only option you would have for installing one would be to remove the ring on your trailer and install a coupler. I attached a link to a page that has all of the A-frame couplers we offer.

The part # CA5400 would be a great option. This has a 14k capacity and is designed to fit a 2-5/16 inch ball.

If your cargo is going to weigh around 10k most likely you are going to need a higher rated system though. For that the part # RP66130 would be a better option as it has the range of 800 to 1,500 lbs of tongue weight. You would need a shank with this system since this does not come with it. For that you would need the part # RP54970.

For a 2-5/16 inch ball you would need # 19286.

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