Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 15,600 GTW Car Hauler


I have a 32ft v nose car hauler with a 15,600 GTW. The A frame is 8inch and I cant seem to find the right sway and distribution hitch setup that will work also need it to be a 2.5inch adjustable shank


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To determine the correct Weight Distribution (WD) system for your application you will first need to find what your Total Tongue Weight (TTW) is. Your TTW can be found by adding the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-tow trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. You will then want to pick a system that has a TW range that your TTW falls in the middle of. Keep in mind that your trailer TW should be 10-15% of your loaded trailer gross weight.

Since 10-15% puts your TW at a range of 1,560-2,340 lbs you are going to need a pretty heavy-duty WD system. TorkLift has their SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000 which has a TW range from 1,600-2,400 lbs. If your TW is on the heavier end of this range you will need to go with this setup.

For this WD system to be compatible with your 2011 Ram 2500 you will need to install the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLD1101 which is compatible with the Adjustable Shank XL for TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution # TLM9011. To complete this setup you will also need the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40085.

If your TTW sits below 1,700 lbs then I do have a different option for you. You can use the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution # RP66075 which has a TW range of 1,100-1,700 lbs. You will just need a shank, like part # RP54977, and a hitch ball, like part # 63840, to complete this setup.

I have attached some review videos for you to check out.

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