Is Curt 1,000 Pound Weight Distribution System Rated too High for 6,250 Pound Boat Trailer

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I have a 2016 Starcraft Launch 24 rls , in the specs it has a younger weight of 540 lbs, total gross weight 6250 ,dry weight of 5243 lbs and total cargo weight of 962,I just purchased the curt 17322 wdh is this one over kill for my trailer it is about 29.5 ft . Or do u think it will be ok the unit will arrive tomorrow.I like this one because of the way the bars attach to the trailer. Thank you

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Curt weight distribution system # C17322 is rated for 800 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight so it would be overkill for your trailer unless you also have weight behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle that increases the tongue weight to at least 800 pounds.

There is a similar Curt system, # C17330, rated for 500 to 600 pounds tongue weight and another, # C17331, rated for 600 to 800 pounds.

To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle.

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