Can a Curt Weight Distribution System be Used on a Trailer with I-Beam Frame

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can this hitch be used on a I beam trailer frame on a deck over trailer

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You will need to use a standard weight distribution kit like the Heavy Duty Trunnion Weight Distribution System # RP66131 for your I-beam trailer.

To use the Heavy Duty Trunnion Weight Distribution System, # RP66131, or a similar system, you will need to have a steel plate 5 or 6 inches wide welded, by an experienced welder, at 30 inches on center from the center of the hitch ball.

Before modifying the trailer frame you will need to check with the trailer manufacturer to see if this will create an unsafe condition, or void your trailer warranty.

Once the plates are welded on you would then use the bolt on Weight Distribution Chain Hanger Kit, # RP58305 to attach the weight distribution system to the frame.

The system listed above is an example. 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. I have included some links that should help.

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