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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Experience pretty significant trailer sway on a regular basis
  • Don't want to have waste time with difficult, outdated adjustment methods during setup
  • Have a trailer with 700 lbs – 1,400 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Want a maintenance-free hitch - you'll have to tighten and eventually replace the friction pads on this
  • Hate noise - the friction pads minimize grinding sounds, but the system is still pretty loud during turns
  • Don't have a big problem with trailer sway - you might just end up with a really rigid ride
Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW part number RP66561 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66561

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reese
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


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
  • Integrated sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Automotive-grade friction material lines brackets to help correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
    • System head provides frictional resistance to limit movement of spring bars
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved using preset positions on system head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Included lift handle eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • Corrosion-resistant powder coat is long-lasting
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, trunnion spring bars, sway control brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 700 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 14,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Shank length:
    • 9-1/2" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 10-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 14-1/4" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 2-1/4"
    • Overall height: 10-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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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.


Integrated Dependent Sway Control

The Steadi-Flex weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved in 2 ways. First, the system head is designed to firmly hold the spring bars in place to provide tight resistance and help ensure that your trailer tracks behind your vehicle. Second, the spring bar brackets that mount on your trailer's frame produce friction with the bars whenever any side-to-side motion occurs. This keeps the bars from moving, also helping to hold your trailer in a straight line.


System Head with Steel-on-Steel Friction

System Head

The head of the Steadi-Flex system firmly holds the spring bars in place at the hitch point. This tight hold helps to keep the bars from moving, which in turn helps to ensure that the trailer is held firmly in place behind your vehicle. If any sway or side-to-side movement does occur, the spring bars will move only slightly inside of the system's head. This steel-on-steel contact produces frictional resistance to limit further side-to-side motion of the bars, limiting the motion of your trailer in the process. The Steadi-Flex head is wider than most weight distribution heads. This design allows for greater surface area for the spring bars to move against. This makes it easier to produce the friction that resists sway.


Sway Control Brackets with Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Friction Material Brackets

The spring bars attach to the trailer frame with fixed, sturdy steel brackets. They sit on top of the brackets instead of being suspended by chains like the bars that are on traditional weight distribution systems. Chain suspensions typically allow a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Because the Steadi-Flex has brackets in place of chains, that unwanted movement of the spring bars is eliminated. This helps to keep your trailer in line behind your vehicle. In addition, these brackets create friction to limit any side-to-side movement that may occur. When each spring bar on the Steadi-Flex system moves within the bracket, it rubs along the surface of the bracket, creating friction. This resistance limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.


Friction Material

Most systems with sway control brackets use bare steel brackets to create friction with the steel bars. Steel-on-steel friction typically causes a much louder ride, and it can result in wear and tear on the brackets themselves. The Steadi-Flex brackets, on the other hand, are lined with automotive-grade friction material. This material is more abrasive than bare steel, which allows more friction to build up faster and easier. The long-lasting friction material also reduces the banging noise created by the bars hitting the inside of the steel brackets. This provides a quieter ride while towing.


Fast, Easy Installation

The Steadi-Flex system is easy to install and set up. On the trailer side, simply clamp the spring bar brackets around your trailer's frame. Then prepare your vehicle by sliding the included shank into your 2" x 2" hitch receiver, and bolt on the head. The system head can be easily adjusted to achieve the proper angle and optimum leverage for your specific setup. No drilling is required to install this weight distribution system.


Head Tilt Adjustment

System Head

The head of the Steadi-Flex can be easily adjusted for the best possible angle for your towing setup. Adjusting the head lets you fine-tune the system's leverage so that you can get the best distribution of weight possible. Traditional head tilt adjustment methods require that the head be disassembled so that stackable washers inside the head can be either removed or added on. But with the Steadi-Flex, there are external, toothed washers on either side of the head that make it easy to change the tilt. Simply position the head in one of the preset angles based on your hitch's tongue weight, then bolt it in place, tightening the washers as you do so. Once the head is sitting at the correct angle, tighten the internal adjustment bolt to secure the platform in place.


Tapered Spring Bars

Spring Bars

The spring bars of the Steadi-Flex 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 to evenly distribute the weight between your tow vehicle and your trailer.


The bars easily pin into place inside the system head - no need to torque or re-torque any trunnion bolts to adjust the tension. With fewer parts to manage, installing and maintaining the Steadi-Flex is simple.


Adjustable, Clamp-On Brackets

The spring bar brackets simply clamp around your trailer's frame - no drilling required. These brackets are designed to be positioned 27" to 32" back from your coupler and they can fit a wide range of frame sizes and can even be used on a trailer with a bottom-mounted coupler.


Adjustable Brackets

While other brackets use L-pins to secure the spring bars in place on the brackets, the hinged Steadi-Flex brackets close completely around the spring bars. As a result, you can have greater piece of mind knowing that the spring bars are secure, all without the hassle of using and possibly losing L-pins and any extra hardware.



66561 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Installation Details RP66561 Installation instructions


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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW - RP66561

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (212 Customer Reviews)

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.

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BOXES ARRIVED IN POOR CONDITION. APPEARS TO BE OPENED AND RETAPED, AS WELL AS THE BOX IS TORN OPEN ON THE SIDES.


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Oh no! We can definitely take care of this for you. Customer Service will reach out.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/21/2022


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I have always towed my trailers with my Ram 2500 on just the ball hitch, recently we decided to take a trip that involved a lot of highway travel and I thought I might like to have some sway control. After comparing many different types of sway controls I found this to be the most simple and efficient. We traveled several thousand miles with out any sway problems at speeds up to 80 mph. This product works exceptionally well and was very easy to install and store. I had no trouble with tight turns or backing up. I would recommend this hitch for anyone who intends to tow a large trailer on a major highway next to large trucks. Awesome hitch, you won't be disappointed.


Comments
Still working, great product
Ray - 07/17/2019


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Works good, really makes pulling my 32’ enclosed trailer a more pleasurable experience. One of the brake pads sheared off the backing plate, I called Reese and they sent 4 new pads. It took a couple of months for them to get to me. All in all, i’m Pleased with this hitch.


Comments
One year later, and it is still working good.
Will S - 02/24/2021


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I haven’t had any issues with this hitch




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I got this particular Load Distributing / anti sway hitch for my 2016 Jayco Octane 222 toyhauler because it was one that would fit on the tongue with the rack. This Year of the 222 has a large rack behind the propane tanks that holds a generator and 2 batteries. This makes the space avail for the brackets that fit on the trailer frame / tongue a bit small/narrow, and the distance from the ball to these brackets is not very adjustable. I think it was about 27 inches.

This Hitch has worked FANTASTIC. The drop shaft is VERY adjustable, and the ball angle is VERY adjustable. Trailer pulls fantastic no issues with sway. The Jayco Octane 222 is not a terribly large trailer, but even in windy conditions minimal mvt from the trailer.

The one downside is the shank and ball portion of the hitch are heavy. The sway/load dist bars come of easily with a pin, so it makes moving the hitch easier, but she's got some mass.

I would recommend this hitch, and I think if we ever sell our current trailer, I'll keep this hitch for the next one.




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I purchased a Reese Load Distribution Hitch #RP665161 from etrailer. The hitch was delivered as promised within a week. I have assembled the unit in my garage and will install it next week when my 29 ft. toy hauler trailer arrives. It appears to be very well made and very sturdy as advertised. It arrived with all the parts and pieces in good condition and the price was very fair. I will write another review after installation as to how well this hitch performs. I am very satisfied with etrailer and their service.
Paul P.




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Greater capacity then my current round bar type. The round bars on mine keep falling out and I decided to get another type with higher capacity. You can not go wrong with etrailer.com.


Comments
Love this new hitch. It has a built in sway control. Way easier to put on and take off. Get yourself one.
Randy - 08/01/2020


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I am pulling a 35 foot travel trailer with a Ford F250 diesel single rear wheels. I like it. I usually drive about 65 mph. Most of the time I don't even feel the 18 wheelers. Once I got it adjusted it is easy to hook up. I had a good experience dealing with the people at etrailer. So I am a happy camper.




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Very heavy duty. Well made and easy to assemble. It “groans” a bit in tight turns until you shoot the trunnion bars with lube at the hutch end. Otherwise a really nice piece of equipment for the price. Does a terrific job stopping bounce and sway.




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I can't review the actual use yet since I do not have the trailer yet, however I can review the purchase and delivery. I purchased on a wed evening, needing it for a Monday pickup of my trailer. The standard free delivery stated Monday before 8pm and I was afraid that would be too late, so I paid for 3 day knowing I could at least intercept at UPS and pickup at UPS location. UPS delivered on Saturday so no need. The box was extremely beat up with one flap open. I was afraid a part might have slipped out. I just inventoried every part against the packing list and all is there, The box is extremely heavy weighing about 90 lbs. I took pictures of the box and contents in case I had to claim a missing part but all looks good.

If I can edit this review after I pick up my trailer, I will. I am giving 5 star for etrailer shipping and UPS delivery, As a former UPSer I know a box this heavy is bound to be beat up. The packing was really not sufficient to keep the integrity of the box. the contents slipped around loose, I believe that is the manufacturer's lack of proper packing and nothing with etrailer.




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The hitch works great the only downfall is the break pads come loose from there mounts.




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Very happy with performance of this setup. Easy to setup, easy to hookup and QUIET!




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Reese did a great job with this design. The installation took a little trial and error to get adjusted correctly but once I was satisfied with the install we took it out on the road and it worked like a dream.




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it was the right part, fast shipping, fair price, I always shop e-trailer.




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No issues with this product. Using it all the time and works great.




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


A friend who has towed 9000lbs+ boats, recommended you, and thankfully, I took his advice. The person who answered my call last year was very knowledgeable and gave ne excellent advice for my towing problem(front end sway) and advised me to purchase a proper sway and load hitch, which I did and installed(even made a roll-around" to store the heavy items when not in use).
Thank you for excellent service, bruce


Comments
This has been a savior for my previous front end sway, and stores nicely after I made a compact roll-around for it.
Bruce - 12/24/2022


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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


For the most part this has been an easy WD system to live with. I tow a 25' travel trailer with a '12 Ram 1500 and it tracks straight even in strong cross winds. I was also suprised at how turning radius doesn't seem to be affected with it attached. My only complaint is how the covers for the ends of the weight distribution bars are secured. The little pins are placed so far to the end that a small movement in the cover allows them to be completely ineffective at securing the cover. This is important because these covers keep the WD bars from slipping off their resistance pads. Thankfuly so far I haven't had a cover slip or bounce open allowing the bar to release its tension after slipping off the pad. I can't imagine that would end well at highway speeds. I've traveled about 5,000 miles with this hitch and so far so good. Hopefully it stays that way. Lastly if these were designed this way on purpose, it would have been nice to have had a note about it in the manual to ease ones concerns.


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The hitch is still performing well, but the bar covers continue to concern me.
Allen K - 07/23/2018


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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I bought this hitch about a year ago to pull our 17' horse trailer behind our 2001 Chevy Tahoe. A scale showed that the trailer (4000 lbs empty) with one horse in the front stall had about 1000 lbs of tongue weight, which was more than our stock Tahoe could balance.

This hitch was a pain to set up and dial in the first time, in part because the trailer didn't have open channels on the tongue. I had to cut holes in the tongue's sheet metal cover to allow clearance for the hitch's brackets. I had to crank the hitch up as far as it would go, which leveled out the trailer pretty well, but still left the Tahoe squatting more than I'd like. I ended up having to get air bags for the Tahoe to completely level it out.

Now that I've got the hang of it and it's all adjusted, this isn't hard to hook up. It only takes a few minutes longer than a normal trailer. The anti-sway feature seems to be doing its job. It is a little noisy when turning, but I only notice it when I'm backing up slowly.

Overall, I'm happy with this hitch, and I'd recommend it to a friend. I suspect any other weight distributing hitch would have had the same complications.




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I've towed a few thousand miles with this hitch on my Astro Van (properly equipped) pulling a 15ft open deck car trailer(~4000lb loaded with 450lb TW). I have been very happy with this purchase. The anti-sway system on the WDH works very well even with my smallish tow vehicle. No issues when towing in crummy weather with strong winds and driving rain, the hitch handled wonderfully. The sway control is fairly quiet when making sharp turns or backing up.

Great product!




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Working well for my Boat Trailer with surge brakes. I'm happy I went with this 600/6000 LBS version instead of maxing out the 400/4000 LBS version on my 380/3700 LBS rig. I'm now towing legal again since down-sizing my tow vehicle to a 2015 Ford Flex, AWD, V6 EcoBoost, Even with the factory tow package the Flex is only rated for 200/2000 without WDS, but 450/4500 with WDS. I did a couple trips to my local lake before WDS (30 mile round trip via 45 MPH roads) and the Flex felt safe for that distance/speed, but it had a lot more trailer jolt and was not quite as stable as my old GMC Envoy XL. The WDS has improved the towing stability and ride well beyond my expectations, and is now even better then towing was with buddy's full-size Pickup. I did have to use a Pole-Tongue Adapter (RP58393), and customize the adapter mounting to my trailer, but I can already tell this added hassle and expense will be well worth it for the long-haul trips I do a few times a year.




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I really like the Reese Stedi-Flex system. I use it with a 2.0" ball on a Tundra when towing a small 3500lb travel trailer. I don't need it for load leveling, but it keeps the trailer in control on the highway. I have a heavier duty Reese system for towing my 8,000lb sail boat trailer (where I do need leveling) and it also works very well for anti sway




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Yes, everything has worked out great! I attached a picture of the race car trailer hooked up to my 2011 Tahoe PPV. Made several trips this summer of at least 3 hours or more,fully loaded,
and it towed perfect. The only thing I ended up having to do, was modify the solid drop hitch. Had to shorten it by 2" because it would bottom out occasionally.
You guys have always given me great service, technical advice, and selection of products to work from.




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have driven across the country 4 times with this system and it has worked like a dream. Set up takes a little while and adjustments as you drive and stop to make these adjustments, but when your done it works flawlessly! It took me four stops to make these adjustments and I have not touched it since. 20,000 miles plus and counting!!!




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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Product looks great. However we mistakenly bought too large of a weight distributer and won’t be able to use it. Completely our fault as the website provides plenty of tools to help us locate the correct size (it was a gift for my husband and I had the wrong specs). Only complaint is the boxes and instructions were pretty mangled and some of the parts looked like they had been installed and returned as they were bent. otherwise super fast shipping and everything looks heavy duty and well made. If we had a bigger rv it would be perfect. Our tongue weight is lower (around 550-600) and based on what we read that was going to cause a bouncy stiff ride. We have a Toyota tacoma and a Starcraft autumn ridge 17rd.


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Customer Service will reach out to you. I recommend this system as it is more suited for your needs, but still has the Sway Control feature: item # FA92-00-0800
Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW
$625.00
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-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/10/2022

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    Yes the Reese Steadi-Flex System part # RP66561 will work with the 2-1/2 inch shank part # RP54977 that you mentioned as well. There are a few fit exclusions for this shank like Curt systems and ones that use washers for head angle, but the Steadi-Flex works just fine. This would be your best option and would work well for you.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Excursion Towing a 10k Boat
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue of the setup when it is ready to tow. Since you might tow with a full tank of fuel plus equipment loaded into your boat I think a setup with a higher tongue weight capacity than the Reese Steadi-Flex, part # RP66560 that you referenced would be your best choice. I would think the Reese Steadi-Flex System part # RP66561 would be a better choice as it has tongue weight capacity of 1,400 lbs. This...
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  • Weight Distribution With Sway Control Recommendation For 28 Foot RV
    When considering a weight distribution system you need to know 2 important things. You need to know the tongue weight and the gross trailer weight. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to determine tongue weight and another that explains weight distribution in detail. Tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer in its ready-to-tow condition added to the weight of any cargo you carry behind the rear axle of your towing vehicle. Normally, the tongue weight...
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  • Reese Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota 4Runner Towing a 2012 Rockwood Trailer
    Based on the weight of your trailer you would want to use a weight distribution system with a lower rating than the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution w Sway Control, part # RP66561, that you have. I would recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, part # RP66072, based on the weight of your trailer. When you pick a weight distribution system you want to pick a system that encompasses the weight of your trailer, if you go with a system for way more weight than your...
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  • Recommendations To Reduce Sway On 14K Trailer Towed By 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
    The weight distribution system that you selected, Reese Weight Distribution, part # RP66561, is a friction sway control system. A friction sway control will help to stop trailer sway, but does not start working until the trailer has already begun to sway. I would recommend going with a dual-cam sway control, like the Reese Weight Distribution System, part # RP66130. Dual-cam sway control acts to stop trailer sway before it starts. I have a friend who towed a car hauler with friction sway...
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  • Is There a Weight Distribution System With a 3-1/2 Inch Drop To Level a Trailer
    You are not misinterpreting the specs on our product page. Those are the rise and drop measurements of the shanks that come with the weight distribution system. You can purchase a separate shank like the Reese Weight Distribution Shank, # RP63971, that can adjust down to a 5-3/4 inch drop and can also accommodate the 3-1/2 inch drop that you need. This shank will also support up to 1,500 lbs of tongue weight. For your 10,000 lb trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2004 Keystone Springer GVW 9680 lbs
    The important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer. You must also consider the weight of any cargo that will be loaded in the bed of your truck behind the rear axle. This will also contribute to the total tongue weight of the weight distribution system. You will want to choose a weight distribution system that can support the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your set up. The Reese Weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Over 1,000 Dry Tongue Weight
    That weight distribution system is rated up to 1,000 pounds tongue weight. Your new RV has a dry tongue weight over 1,000 pounds so I recommend you upgrade. I suggest the Reese Steadi-Flex line. It uses automotive style friction pads for the sway control and is very easy to install. Your fully loaded trailer's tongue weight should fall under 1,200 pounds so you could use the # RP66560 or if you're loading weight into the bed of your F-250 behind the rear axle go with the 1,400 pound...
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  • 2-1/2 inch Shank to Use With the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control
    Yes, we have the Reese Titan Weight Distribution Shank, part # RP54977, which is what you are looking for. This is a 15 inch long shank that has a Tongue Weight rating of 1,700 lbs, and has a max Rise of 8-1/4 inches and a max Drop of 5-3/4 inches.
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