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Hitch Adapter Or Extension Compatible With Weight Distribution System

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Im thinking of purchasing this and I wanted to make sure that this will work with my set up. My trailer weight is 7624lbs and my hitch weight is 790lbs. I am using at weight distribution kit Eaz-Lift 48058 Elite Weight Distributing Hitch Kit - 1,000 lbs Capacity spec 1000 pound maximum tongue weight capacity, Maximum gross weight rating of 10,000 lbs My hitch is a 2.5 class IV that came with new truck, if i ordered this would it work with my set up?

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The use of an extension like the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 6" Long # HR26 will not work with a weight distribution system. The use of an adapter like this reduces the tongue weight by 1/3 to 1/2 depending on the actual extender and is not intended for use with weight distribution. If you just need the reducer for your system, I recommend the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405 which will make things compatible as long as you are within the tongue weight ratings of your Class IV hitch.

If you need to use an extension with a weight distribution system, you need a reinforced and specially made hitch like the # TLC1209 for short bed or # TLC1208 for long bed trucks, but this will require removing your factory hitch. This also requires a special extension like the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 21" Long # TLE1521. This system will allow you to use your weight distribution system to tow your trailer.

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