Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Weight Distribution System for 2005 Safari Trek and Trailer

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Hi, I have a 2005 safari trek and want to tow a 2016 Subaru cross trek which has a gross vehicle weight rating of 4343 pounds. My trailer I want to tow it on weighs 1300 lbs. the safari trek motorhome has a gvwr of 20700 pounds and a gcwr of 25700 pounds Can you recommend what is the proper tow package for me...ball. Receiver, hitch, etc. thanks for your help The motorhome currently has a hidden hitch model number 64-6230 rated at 5000 pounds, a Reese receiver rated at 6000 lbs and a 2 and 5\16 inch ball rated at 8000 lbs

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For your 2005 Safari Trek motorhome, I recommend the Curt Adjustable Trailer Hitch Receiver - 18"-51" Wide - 2" Drop - Class III - 2" # C13701 which can be welded or bolted to the frame of your motorhome. This has a 5,000 lb capacity without weight distribution or 6,000 lbs with weight distribution...which would be required in your case.

Based on the trailer and vehicle weights you gave, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66084. This system will use dual cams and hot rolled spring bars to keep your trailer straight behind your motorhome. You will need a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank like # 19286 for this system. This will allow you to use your motorhome to pull your trailer and will also help to actively fight trailer sway.

I recommend the DeadBolt Trailer Hitch Receiver & Coupler Lockset - 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # 7685 to secure your system and trailer.

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