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Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 3000 lbs Boat Trailer with 200 lbs. Tongue Weight

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Im looking for a weight distribution system for a boat trailer. The tongue weight is about 200 lbs. and the trailer weight is around 3000 lbs.. The trailer has a straight tongue for approximately 4 feet. What do you recommend?

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If you have an aluminum boat trailer frame, I suggest checking with the manufacturer to verify that a weight distribution system is a compatible solution. If so, then you would begin with installing a Equal-i-zer Pole-Tongue Adapter # EQ95-01-5950, since your boat trailer has a straight tongue.

For your weight distribution system, I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0450. This is a quality and cost effective system that has no-drill, clamp-on brackets that can be adjusted along the trailer frame. Always keep in mind that Tongue Weight (TW) is the most important determining factor when shopping for a Weight Distribution System. Please checkout the attached links with additional information.

The Fastway e2 system comes with a shank that fits 2" x 2" hitch receivers and covers a 6-3/8" rise and a 1-5/8" drop range, but the hitch ball is not included. I recommend either the 2-5/16" Diameter # C40005 or # 40038 for a 2" diameter Curt Hitch Ball.

Adding a weight distribution system will not increase the towing capacity of your tow vehicle. Be sure not to exceed the towing capacities listed in your owners manual.

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