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Weight Distribution Trailer Hitches Information

Today we are going to cover a few questions about weight distribution in general that we get a lot. First we will start off with the hitch itself. A common question is can any hitch be used with the weight distribution assembly. Virtually any two inch receiver hitch as the one we have here, can accommodate weight distribution. However there are a few odd ones out there that do not, mainly they are on small SUVs and maybe a couple of minivans, for the most part almost any two inch receiver hitch can accommodate weight distribution. The only real bulletproof way to find out is to look at the sticker on the hitch itself and you will see some numbers on there. The numbers you want to look for here are right here. This one says weight carrying and that is for the hitch itself which means that is the maximum weight the hitch can carry without any assistance.


Measuring for Weight Distribution Review

Today were going to show you how to measure for a weight distribution shank. It looks kind of confusing with the different lengths and amount of holes on it and different measurements. Were going to keep it basic and simple so you can pick out the right one the first time and well show the steps that are needed to do that. First thing we do is get two measurements, we need to measure from the bottom of the coupler down to the ground. Also we need to measure from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground. The difference between the two measurements will tell us what size shank to get. Well make that 13 1/2 inches and looks like we have a measurement of 21 inches. With some simple math, the difference will be 7 1/2 inches, so we need to find a that is close to that. The closest one we have is part # 3344. That part will have a eight inch total so that will be as close as we can get. Well check that out to make sure it works. With our measurements in hand, lets go ahead and test it. As you can see the ball height is the same as the coupler so it looks like a perfect match.




Weight Distribution Videos

Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Review

Randy: Hey guys, it's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we've got out the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System. We did an install on it a little bit earlier. We're going to go over a lot of the features of it and explain to you how this can work in your application.This set up's going to combine both weight distribution and sway control, so it's an all-in-one unit. I really like this one. This happens to be my neighbor's rig and camper setup.


Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Installation - 2017 Forest River Salem Hemisphere Lite

Randy: Hey guys, it's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today, we're taking a look at the Strait-Line Weight Distribution system for Reese. Now, this is a weight distribution and sway control system. We're fitting this particular setup on our 2017 Forest River Hemisphere Lite. Some people also call it the Salem Hemisphere Lite. This is the 300 BH model and we've picked out part number RP66083.


Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Installation - on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today in our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be installing Reese's straight line weight distribution system with sway control. This weight distribution system is going to take the weight of your trailer and redistribute it from just being on the rear axle back here at the hitch onto both your front and rear axles. Now, you're asking, "What does this mean to me" Well, this is going to make your truck sit level. So it's going to have a lot of benefits. When your truck is loaded down in the back, it pops the front up. And that changes the geometry of your tires, and that negatively affects your handling and braking performance.By bringing it back down to center, your geometry for your tires returns to normal, so you're getting proper contact of your tires on the road.


Curt MV Weight Distribution System Review

Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Curt MV Weight Distribution System with round bars, for the gross trailer weight rating of 10,000 pounds, and a tongue weight rating of 1,000 pounds. Overall, our weight distribution system is going to even the amount of weight over both of our truck axles, giving us back that level smooth ride that we expect. It's gonna cut back on the tire wear on both our truck and our trailer, as well as help with our steering and braking when we're going down the road.Now every hitch is gonna be a little bit different. But for the majority of them when they're used with the weight distribution system, it's actually going to allow you to maximize the full capacity of your hitch. Now, it's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer of your hitch to find those weight capacities, as well as your truck's owner's manual, to make sure your truck and hitch can handle that amount of weight.This system is designed for quick and easy maintenance. Right here on each side, there'll be a grease fitting, so that way it'll be really easy to keep everything lubricated.


Curt MV Weight Distribution System Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt MV Weight Distribution System with Round Bars.Overall, our weight distribution system is going to even the amount of weight over both of our truck axles giving us back that level smooth ride that we expect. It's going to cut back on the tire wear on both our truck and our trailer, as well as help with our steering and braking, when we're going down the road. Every hitch is going to be a little bit different, but for the majority of them when they're used with the weight distribution system, it's actually going to allow you to maximize the full capacity of your hitch. Now, it's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer of your hitch to find those weight capacities as well as your truck's owner's manual to make sure your truck and hitch can handle that amount of weight.This system is designed for quick and easy maintenance. Right here on each side there'll be a grease fitting, so that way it'll be really easy to keep everything lubricated. The bars are actually made from a forged steel which is really strong and much more durable than your typical cast steel bars.



Reese Weight Distribution System Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be installing Reese's Weight Distribution System, part number RP67509. This weight distribution system is going to take weight off your rear axle and reposition it evenly onto your front axle. This'll help restore breaking and handling performance that was lost due to the load. Additionally, it'll help level out your headlights. With that extra weight on the back, it tilts your headlights up, reducing visibility at night. This will also help increase that nighttime driving safety.Also, this is going to return your vehicle back to its normal alignment.


Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Installation - 2003 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2003 Nissan Frontier, we're gonna be installing Reese's Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, Part# RP66083.A weight distribution system is gonna take that weight of your trailer that's lowering down the back of your vehicle and help return that factory ride height and make it overall handle better. This is gonna take the weight from your trailer and redistribute it evenly on both your front and rear axle. That's gonna get you closer to your factory unloaded ride height, and it's gonna make it handle much closer to as if you weren't pulling a trailer.As a side benefit, it's gonna lower your headlights while hooked up to a trailer making it easier to see at night and allow your trailer to track behind your vehicle more accurately so you don't have to worry about those turns where your trailer just doesn't follow you quite right.And unlike other weight distribution systems that connect directly to the arms using the chain, this one has the pivoting bracket that works as an anti-sway. This will help keep your trailer from bobbing back and forth when going down the road. It will make you feel better when going over uneven pavement.This weight distribution system is suited for trailers with a ton weight between 400 and 800 pounds and can work with up to a 10,000 pound gross trailer weight, and unlike some weight distribution systems, you can back up with this one. You don't have to worry about disconnecting anything when you get in a tight spot.Before you begin your installation, you're gonna wanna take some measurements.


Fastway Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - FA92-00-0450 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Fast Way E2 Weight Distribution System, with two point sway control. Now, weight distribution is designed to evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle, and your trailer. It's going to offer better stability and control while driving. It creates a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This particular system features two-point sway control. It's integrated into the unit, which sway control is designed to limit that side-to-side movement.


Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - EQ37141ET Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System with integrated 4 point sway control. A weight distribution system creates a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and your trailer. This unit features a 2-5/16" hitch ball. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 14,000 lbs. It's designed for trailers that have a tongue weight capacity or a tongue weight of 1,000 to 1,400 lbs. It fits a 2"x2" hitch that's rated for use with a weight distribution system, and as you can see, your adjustable shank or weight distribution shank is not included.


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