Experiencing Awful Noise When Backing With Reese High Performance Weight Distribution System

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Reese # 66021 High Performance Trunnion Weight Distribution Replaces Draw-Tite # 7902 instructions\\is this normal when backing up or turning,awful snapping noises

Expert Reply:

Experiencing awful noise when backing with the Reese High Performance Trunnion System, item # RP66021, is not normal. First I would recommend greasing your hitch ball and trunnion ends. Second you should check the clearance of your spring bars. You should have 5 to 6 links between the snap up hook and the spring bar when hooked and ready to tow. To adjust this, if you need to, you will have to adjust the angle of the weight distribution head and hitch ball.

If you have friction sway control attached you should disconnect it before backing the trailer except for very short distances. If you have the Dual-Cam sway control and none of the other options help you can use some Vaseline on the ends of the spring bars and this may help.

If none of the above remedies help stop the noise then you can send me some pictures of your sway control system hooked up. I will be glad to make a recommendation and forward the pictures to the manufacturer representative if I cannot see a problem.

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