Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 7,000 lb V-Nose Trailer

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Looking for a version bar set up for a v nose enclosed trailer. I got 27 3/4 from center of ball to end of frame and less on the inside of frame my trailer has a weight rating of 7000lbs what do I need for a torsion bar set up. Thanks

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For V-nose trailers like you have the solution for attaching the chain hangers is to go with ones that bolt onto the side of the trailer frame like the Reese brackets part # RP58305.

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.

So for a trailer that weighs 7,000 lbs you'd be looking at a tongue weight of between 700 and 1,050 lbs so for a trunnion kit that would fit perfectly for that you'd want the Reese # RP66542 which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs.

For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.

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