Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Jayco Eagle with 1,290 lbs Unloaded Tongue Weight

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I am buying a jayco eagle travel trailer the unit will weigh about 10000 lbs unloaded with a 1290 tw what hitch would you recommend 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.

Since your tongue weight unloaded is 1,290 lbs you are most likely looking at needing a system with a higher range like the part # RP66075 which has a range of 1,000 to 1,700 lbs and features only sway control on market to work to fight sway before it starts.

For a shank then you'd want the part # RP54977 which fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and has a 1,700 lb tongue weight capacity. Then for a hitch ball you'd want the part # 63840.

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