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Weight Distribution Hitch for a 2020 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel

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I have a 2020 ram 1500 ecodiesel. I’ll never tow more than 8000lbs probably a few times a year. With that being said, I’m looking for guidance on what would best help with trailering. I was looking at airbags and a wd hitch but then saw that maybe it’s bad to mix the two? I also was looking at a wd hitch and sumo springs. What would your suggestion be and what hitch would you recommend? Thank you!

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Since your main use is towing sporadically with your 2020 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel I recommend only using a weight distribution system so you don't affect your trucks daily driving. You will want to use the Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank item # BLU27FR. This system has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lbs - 1,300 lbs. You will want to check the height of your hitch compared to your trailer's coupler. You will want to be as level as possible when using a weight distribution system. This shank will give you a 2" drop. If you need a longer shank you should go with the Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 9-Hole Shank item # BLU59FR. This system is identical but has a longer shank that will give you 4-1/2 inches of drop. I have linked an article about hitch and coupler height.

If you end up needing a longer shank with a deeper drop you will want the Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 11 Hole Adjustment item # BLU86FR. This shank will provide you with 7" of drop.

These systems come with 2-5/16" balls. For a 2" hitch ball you will want the Curt Item # 40038.

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