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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Hate the tight, rigid ride you get with other systems that have built-in sway control
  • Might need to upgrade to a heavier trailer down the line and don't want to have buy a completely new hitch
  • Have a lighter weight trailer with 200 lbs – 600 lbs of tongue weight that often veers out of line with your vehicle

No, if you:

  • Don’t have a lot of space to work with on your trailer frame, or if the frame is thicker than 2-1/2”
  • Have a boat trailer with surge brakes or an aluminum frame
  • Hate noise - the bars popping in and out of the cams can create a racket, especially during turns
Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number RP66082 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66082

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reese
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control works in a variety of situations
    • Straight-line movement - cams lock in position to hold trailer steady despite crosswinds
    • Cornering - cams automatically unlock and slide to allow full-radius turns
    • Sudden swerving - cams seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize trailer
  • Sway control bolts onto A-frame trailer tongue and attaches to lift brackets via chains
    • No U-bolts or platforms to interfere with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
    • Sway-control cams provide attachment point for spring bars
  • Head assembly and adjustable shank included
    • Forged, raised ball platform eliminates need for raised hitch ball
    • Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved with serrated-washer design - no more piling on washer after washer
  • System includes sway-control cams, head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, spring bars, lift chains, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Shank length: 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 5-1/4"
    • Maximum rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
    • Maximum drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66082Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Cams
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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Note: Dual-cam sway control cannot be used with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III and Class IV hitches only. Should not be used with aluminum trailer frames.


Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight-distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.



Selecting a Weight-Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.


To determine the proper weight rating for a weight-distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight-distribution system.


Serrated Washer System

Unique Features of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese Strait-Line system make adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. This is a huge improvement over the standard pin-and-washer method, which involves piling washers - one on top of another - onto a difficult-to-access pin. The serrated-washer system lets you easily loosen, adjust and tighten a single washer and nut on either side of the head for simple, secure positioning.



The trunnion spring bars of the Strait-Line system slide into the weight-distribution head for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and hot rolled steel construction, these bars offer superior flex, ensuring a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. These specially designed bars have rounded, hooked ends, making them the only kind of spring bars that can function with Reese's active-style, dual-cam sway control.


Weight Distributing Hitch

Dual-Cam Sway Control

Reese's dual-cam sway-control system stops trailer sway before it begins. This is a significant improvement over traditional friction-style controls, which help to correct sway only after it has already begun. This specially designed system uses unique sliding devices called "cams" to suspend the spring bars of your weight-distribution system. One end of a cam bolts onto your trailer's frame, and the other end attaches to the lift bracket via the lift chain. The rounded, hooked ends of the spring bars then sit in these cams. The controlled placement of the spring bars keeps your system secure while still allowing enough movement for free, easy interaction between your trailer and your tow vehicle.



Dual-Cam Sway Control Turning

During basic, straight-line towing, the cams lock in place and hold the trailer steady by applying constant, consistent pressure to both sides. This keeps the trailer from swaying in crosswinds. When you go into a turn, the cams unlock and slide to allow a controlled, full-radius maneuver. If you swerve suddenly, the cams will give to accommodate the movement while still working to obtain a straight angle, thereby maintaining control of the trailer.




66540 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66082 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - RP66082

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (277 Customer Reviews)

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.

- RP66082
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I tow a 2800 lb travel trailer (loaded) with a 2015 Kia Sedona. Everyone told me this hitch was overkill but that’s what I wanted. It gives you so much control and I believe makes towing much safer for everyone. It is a little harder to install but it’s worth the extra time. etrailer was great throughout the whole buying process.



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This thing is worth it’s weight in gold. No sway when on the go and a huge difference in overall stability. Also grateful for the eTrailer recommendation that guided me to this set up. Highly, highly recommend it.



- RP66082
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I have a 21 foot travel trailer that I pull with a Nissan X-Terra. Before getting the Strait-Line Weight Dist. System, the back of the X-Terra and the front of the trailer would be too low, creating a "V" at the hitch connection. In addition, out on the highway, the trailer would sway, particularly on the down hills, and at times would get so intense I was afraid the sideways energy created would force me into oncoming traffic or off the road to the right. After installing the Strait-Line system, the X-Terra and trailer are leveled out and the sway problem has been completely eliminated. I could not be happier with the results. I would recommend this product to anyone having these problems. Do your research to make sure you get the proper size for the unit you are pulling.


Comments
A couple of months ago I purchased a 2017 Ford F150 with the built in sway control. The new truck pulls the trailer much more easily than my Nissan X-terra did. Although hooking up the trailer to just the ball hitch on the new truck is much easier than having to use the Strait-Line Weight Dist. System, I do find that the trucks built-in sway control, although adequate, does not work as well as the Strait-Line system does. The trucks built-in system can get overwhelmed by excessive sway and must rely on an automatic deceleration system to correct and control the sway, which can at times be a bit of a challenge until you get comfortable with it.
Charles - 11/15/2018



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This system works incredibly! Beyond my expectations, stress free towing. The single best accessory we have purchased for our rig. Highly recommended, we won’t leave home without it.



- RP66082
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Company Rep ( Tommy C) was amazingly helpful in doing rapid research with Reese company and determining that my existing system although still functional contained obsolete parts and should be replaced to accommodate second trailer needs. New pets order was immediate and I received all necessary parts on 3rd day from order. Exceptional! Now a design complaint regarding mounting the Reese Sway Control brackets to trailer frame tube (2"x6"-1/8" ) with press in "nut rivets". This frame is not adequately thick enough to accept this attachment procedure unless these items are welded in place to keep them from "stripping out". Holes in frame were correctly drilled per instruction. My machine shop, one of the most respected in Illinois, that this is a very common situation which can only be remedied by a skied welder. This is something that Reese and you should address. Hope this will assist others. Thanks for your excellent service.


Comments
System works perfectly, as expected. Thank you for following up on this issue.
Jim a - 05/26/2016



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Purchased this to tow our MicroMini Winnebago 1700BH with our 2012 GMC Acadia with factory towing package. My father has towed with these for years and swears by them. I know why now. Wind, passing 18 wheelers, whatever - these things keep our ride level and straight. I like having the sway control built into the equalizer bars, and what I would call the "active" sway control. When these get out of the stirrups they actually force themselves back with the pressure the misalignment causes as opposed to the "friction brake" style. Well worth the money.



- RP66082
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New to the camping world but did my research on this Reese straight line hitch and just pulled 780 miles to Maine. I felt comfortable and confident in knowing that my first experience would not be a disaster . etrailer was awesome in our decision making because I was able to bounce questions off them (Maranda) to make our best fit and I couldn’t be more happy. The installation can be done by a competent person but buy good drill bits first and have your C clamps ready . I think they show 3 different drill bits to use with precise drilling instructions. Ok but did scratch my head a couple times as the directions could be more clear.



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Good system design and solid. Prevents sway, side to side, up and down because of the shape of the arms' end, the free moving holder and the chain link length that is adjustable. You can see at the turns how the system pushes back trying to straighten the convoy. And even backing up is fine, others cannot do backup. It will lift the truck to be even both the front and the back. I recommend. Best in class



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Great hitch. Controls weight and sway and although easy to install the instructions were not clear on direction of cam bracket. Best to be professionally installed for most users though basic tools and time are all you need.



- RP66082
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The product is exactly as advertised and should be the best currently on the market. The installation instructions need some work for clarity but the installation video on eTrailer helped immensely to answer a few questions the instructions created.



- RP66082
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well made product. be aware that sway control may not fit on camper. suggest purchasing separate if needed.


Comments
after one year of use this product has held up great, some surface rust in areas, but with the abuse it takes that is to be expected. Id recommend this product to others. Ive sold the sway bars as they didnt fit on my pop up camper, but the weight dist works great.
JEREMY G - 09/07/2017



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Great hitch for weight distribution and sway control. use with or without sway control.



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Very good no problems



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- RP66084
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


The product was not only a perfect physical fit for my truck and travel trailer, but it it works so well I no longer drive with white knuckles. The etrailer support team worked with me to figure out my real needs versus my preciously rookie "wants" which were somewhat uninformed wants. My Trunion Bar WD Hitch with Optional sway control makes ZERO noise in use or backing up, nor does it impart any felt knuckling.


Comments
Absolutely the best working hitch ever. No noise, clacking and knuckling like friction hitches. The sway control is amazing.
Steve M - 08/20/2020


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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This setup really improved my ride. I was looking for both weight distribution and sway control for my '08 Yukon pulling a 24' vintage Streamline. Trailer weight about 4000 lb, tongue weight about 650 lb. Even though these spring bars were rated a little lower than my actual tongue weight turned out to be, the ride they delivered was great. The installation instructions for the entire system were extremely detailed and complex, but I followed them carefully step by step and achieved a very good outcome. I also installed an electric tongue jack which made connecting and disconnecting this hitch much, much easier. Wouldn't use a weight distribution hitch without one. Price, advice, and service great as always. Thanks etrailer.



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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have used the Reese weight distribution and sway control system twice now over the past year to tow a 6K pound, 30'Jayco travel trailer with my 2014 4x4 Tundra Platinum (which had, at the time of purchase, the largest tow capacity of any 1500 truck on the market). Before having the system installed, the trailer felt like a sail behind my truck and was pushing me around - felt like I was navigating an ocean liner. After the system was installed, I've taken the trailer over one of the most challenging (and beautiful) highways in the country - HWY 299 in Humboldt/Trinity County, California. This trek has steep grades, many poorly-banked hairpin turns, and gusty conditions, and I could barely tell I was towing anything. Huge difference in performance, and tremendous improvement in my peace of mind. Would highly recommend the system. Note: I also have an aftermarket brake controller on the Tundra as the '14 model didn't come with an integrated controller. In TOW-HAUL mode, that truck has no problem in the muscle department towing that trailer, just needed the extra security/stabilization of the Reese system.



- RP66073
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This hitch is much easier to set up, hook up and unhook than the hitch it replaced! I have been around Reese Hitches for 50+ years. They are hard to beat!


Comments
This Reese hitch is far superior than the one it replaced! Husky Center LineEasier to make running adjustments for conditions and loading of the trailer as well.
Ray W - 06/30/2020


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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I had this hitch installed at a local RV specialist shop as I didn't have access to a large enough flat and level area. The cost was about $225. When I picked up the truck and trailer for a test drive, the trailer tracked true behind the truck and I never felt any sway. The load leveling feature helped keep the truck level and I always felt I was in complete control. The only down side to this product is the noise it makes when taking sharp turns. The metallic popping noise are scary at first but I was expecting them. Overall I am very pleased with the performance of this hitch and would recommend it.


Comments
No problems, hitch still performs as I described in my write up a year ago.
AL W - 08/07/2017



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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is a super heavy hitch for a large heavy camper. Take your time setting up the sway control bars and it will reward you with probably the best performance that will be had with a heavy, long bumper pull trailer. The hitch is a little noisy during turns, but that doesn’t bother me. My F250 4x4 handles our 32’ Jayco toy hauler with no drama after finding the right chain tension. Very happy with the hitch. Thanks Lori at etrailer.



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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is definitely one of the very best weight distribution/sway control systems on the market. The travel trailer moves smoothly down the road with no wandering whatsoever. Large tractor trailers barely move the travel trailer as they pass by. I've taken several trips since buying this system and it consistently preforms very well. It's a great system I highly recommend this product.



- RP66074
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is a great hitch! I pull a 35 foot travel trailer with it and I have a completely flat towing experience with this hitch. I have no sway while pulling and it is very easy when I hook up and go as well as store because the chains are attached to the trailer and not the bars. Very pleased with this hitch!



- RP66086
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I use this to pull a 3500lb travel trailer behind my 2007 BMW X3. We just completed a 4000 mile road trip with this hitch, traveling on every difficult windy curvy hilly mountain and coastal road from San Diego to Vancouver and back. The PROS: Easy to install, attach and detach. It distributed the weight well, and we had no problems with sway. The CON: It moans and groans on turns like an old man that forgot to take his pain meds. Even when it’s been lubricated.


Comments
The noise you describe is a function of the metal on metal contact that provides the anti-sway component of the system. Because lubricating the contact points would defeat the sway control function, the noise is for the most point unavoidable.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/27/2018

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    You are correct that the weight of equipment loaded behind the tow vehicle's rear axle must be added to the tongue weight. The tongue weight is usually 10%-15% of the loaded trailer weight, plus the weight of this additional equipment. If we go with the upper end of this range and assume that your trailer will be loaded to its full capacity, 3,015 lbs, this gives us a tongue weight of 452 lbs. Without knowing the exact capacity of your hitch, it's difficult to say whether this will present...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 3,000 lb Trailer Towed by Jeep Wrangler
    Any time you are over 50 percent of the towing capacity of the tow vehicle a weight distribution system is recommended. The Reese Strait Line kit part # RP66082 would be a great option for you as it has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs which would be perfect for your trailer and then it also comes with the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Best Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for 2012 Nissan Xterra and 2012 Toyota 4Runner
    The only issue you might run into as far as compatibility between the two vehicles is that the rise/drop needed to tow the trailer level might be different on the Nissan and Toyota. I'm attaching an article on choosing a ball mount for you to check out. It explains how to determine the rise/drop between your hitch and coupler. If you'd like to send me the rise/drop measurements for your two vehicles, I'd be happy to make sure you have all the necessary components. The other thing to...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Honda Pilot Towing a 4,000 lb Trailer
    I really like the Strait Line weight distribution systems as they feature the only sway control that works to prevent sway before it starts. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded...
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  • Recommended Sway Control for Trailer weighing 2,000 to 3,000 lbs
    Sway can happen at any speed, but you are correct that it can be more of an issue at higher speeds. Crosswinds, passing vehicles, and uneven lanes can be a big issue for trailers that are lightweight or top heavy. Obviously your issue will be the light weight issue. I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66082. This system will not only help distribute the weight of your trailer tongue as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your towing...
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  • Bolt Grade Used On Reese Weight Distribution Systems from Shank to Head
    The bolts used to hold the weight distribution shank to the head is grade 8 on the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66082. I went out into our showroom and snapped a pic of what the bolt head to show you that it is a grade 8. Basically, to determine what the grade is of a bolt you need to count the amount of markings on the bolt and then add 2 to determine the grade. So this bolt has 6 markings which means its a grade 8.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for a 2017 Toyota Highlander
    Even with a weight distribution hitch, the maximum towing capacity of a 2017 Toyota Highlander would still be 5,000 lbs with a maximum tongue weight of 500 lbs; a weight distribution system would not change the amount of weight the vehicle would be able to tow. In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know your total tongue weight. That weight is going to be the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo...
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  • How do Andersen Chain Weight Distribution Systems Compare to Spring Bar Systems
    We do not carry the Andersen weight distribution you mentioned but we do carry several others that use the more traditional spring bar setup as opposed to the chains. The general consensus on the Andersen setup is that it's very quiet compared to others and it does seem to work well but once you get over 500 lbs of tongue weight is just isn't as a effective as a spring bar type setup. One of their big selling points is less bounce or harshness when you hit bumps due to the chain tension...
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