How Far Back Will Frame Brackets of Curt Trutrack Weight Distribution Install on Trailer Frame

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I currently have the Equal-I-zer EQ37120ET product - it came with my 2008 Desert Fox Toy hauler. I have discovered that the Tongue weight of my trailer is right at 1,400 lbs without the trailer fully loaded, so I am over using the EQ37120ET. We only haul 4 dirt bikes in the back, so even loaded, it isnt enough to counterbalance and take much off the tongue. The spring bars have enough tension to level the load, towing with a 2006 GMC Yukon XL Suburban 2500. When fully loaded, the load, with some stuff in the front compartment, I am adding another 50 lbs to the tongue - so I am considering upgrading to the CURT C17501 to make sure I have a towing system that is within specification. Two Questions: 1. There is a battery tray and propane bottle mount welded to the tongue of my trailer, so I am hoping that I wont have to move them. Is it known if the approximate mounting locations of the A Frame Brackets that Hold the trunnion spring bars will be the same at my existing equalizer product? If it is not known, is there a measurement from the center of the ball mount to the point along the A frame where the brackets would mount? see the red line in my attached picture for an example of the measurement I am looking for I realize the angles on the A frames are different from trailer to trailer - only need a approximateinch measurement, Even the length of the trunnion bars on the curt 17501 kit would help me - I can subtract the 4 2. Do you sell the CURT 17103 Shank for the 17501? I like to be able to open the lift gate on my Yukon XL when towing, and the slightly longer shank is necessary to be able to do that. As an aside- My Yukon XL has an upgraded CURT 15324 XD Receiver hitch on it, as I really didnt trust the factory GM unit at these weights too many reports on-line noting failures of the GM Unit. Purchased from etrailer.com. Thanks,

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You are on the right track in that you do need a weight distribution system with a higher tongue weight rating than what you currently have due to the weight of your trailer. The Curt system part # C17501 is basically an Equalizer clone so if your current Equalizer is working well this would be an excellent option.

I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the frame brackets can be installed on the frame between 28-1/2 inches and 31-1/2 inches from the center of the ball hole so there is a bit of wiggle room for them to fit your trailer.

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