Recommended Weight Distribution System for Keystone Trailer Towed by 2013 Dodge Ram


I am looking at :Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control. our camper is a Keystone Sprinter Model # 272RLS ,Shipping Weight: is 6583,Carrying Capacity:2872, Hitch: 655. GVWR of 9390. We dont usually haul much in the truck box when we go camping. Just want to make sure this set-up will suit my needs. If you need other info, just ask me,,lol


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The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is to choose a system that can support the total tongue weight of your towing setup. The total tongue weight will include the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Before you select a weight distribution system you will need to find your correct tongue weight. I have included a FAQ article on how to determine tongue weight for you to check out.

Once you have your tongue weight, I recommend taking a look at the Reese Strait-Line systems, one of the best weight distribution systems on the market. The Strait-Line systems use the dual-cam sway control that actively prevents trailer sway.

If you find your trailer has a tongue weight of 550 pounds (that was about the average based on my Web research) there are two systems that will work well for you. You could use the Strait-Line system, # RP66083, which has an effective tongue weight range of 400 lbs to 800 lbs. I have included a video review of this system for you to check out.

If you find your tongue weight will be right at or over 800 lbs, I recommend the Strait-Line System, # RP66084. This system has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs to 1,200 lbs. Check out the video review of this system that I have attached.

These systems do not include the hitch balls. For a 2 inch hitch ball, you can use part # A-90. For a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball, you can use part # 19286.

I have attached FAQ articles on weight distribution systems for you to check out as well.

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