Curt Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - C17501 Review

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Review of Curt Weight Distribution C17501

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt TruTrack weight distribution system with integrated sway control. This unit does allow backing up and it's electric brake and surge brake compatible. Now this weight distribution system's going to evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control, which is going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and your trailer. Like I mentioned before it does feature integrated active sway control, that's going to limit the side to side movement of your trailer. Here at the head assembly we're looking at spring loaded ball bearings in the system head. These are going to rest and detents, what that does is it applies constant pressure, which is going to help the trailer stay centered at all times.

That's on both sides, that's a really nice design. For instance if you we're to try to push these bars closer together, you can actually feel that spring effect and it pushes them back out. That's always going to fight to keep the trailer in line, which is going to help prevent sway. The brackets are going to keep the spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line. It's going to feature steel on steel friction, which is going to help correct any sway that may occur. Now the spring bars are going to work with the brackets to transfer tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle.

The spring bars are constructed of a forged steel construction. They secure in the system head with easy to use snap pins. The unit's also going to feature a snap up handle. This allows you to get the proper leverage needed to actually get the bars in place on the brackets. These are no drill clamp on brackets. They mount directly to your trailer frame.

Here at the head assembly, when you need to get that desired tilt or that angle that you need for your application, you can do that using the two included adjustment rods. You'll use one or the other. It's going to come with a short and a long adjustment rod to get the angle you need. The short rod can be used with the included washers. The unit's also going to feature a set bolt at the bottom of the head assembly that you can tighten to kind of secure that angle or tilt in place.

Located at the back of the sleeve here, I'm calling this portion a sleeve, that's where the bar slides into. At the back of that is a grease zerk. That's going to be one grease zerk located on each side. The grease zerks at the head assembly make for easy maintenance. You can just attach a grease gun on there, pump the grease in that you need when you're ready to maintenance the system. We're looking at a steel construction. Everything is going to have a really nice black powder coated finish. It's very strong and durable. It's also highly resistant to rust and corrosion. The other thing I want to mention is that the head assembly does come with a pre-installed 2 and 5/16 inch hitch ball. The maximum tongue weight capacity for this unit is 1,500 pounds. The maximum gross towing weight is 15,000 pounds. It does come with the shank that goes inside the receiver tube of your hitch. It's going to come with a hitch pin and clip to get it secured in your hitch. It is designed for a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution systems. The sway control bracket positioning needs to be about 4 inches from the end of the spring bar. What I like is here on the sticker it's got a line there that says 4 inches. It has that built in indicator. That just makes for easy positioning and it makes positioning quick and easy. Now the adjustable frame brackets, they're multi hole design, hardware's included. All the necessary hardware you need to get it installed is included. These are adjustable frame brackets that fit trailer frames up to 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. You can use the shank in the rise or drop position. If you have it in the drop position and the system head at the lowest setting, it's going to give a maximum drop of about a half of an inch. That's measured from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you have it in the rise position, with the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give you a maximum rise of 6 inches doing those same measurements. I did those measurements with the system head as square as possible with the shank. Now the shank does feature 6 adjustment holes. Those are going to be separated on center by an inch and a quarter. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt TruTrack weight distribution system with integrated sway control.

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