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Weight Distribution System for Pop-Up Camper Trailer with 200-Lbs Tongue Weight

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Centerline TS Weight Distributing Hitch. Item #32218. I have this system for a large travel trailer, can I use it on a pop up with a 200# tongue. Pop up only weight 3000# Item #32218 is rated for a 600 - 800 pound tongue can i swap the swap bars with the lighter model?

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Weight distribution/sway control systems such as the Husky Centerline # HT32218 work over a range of trailer tongue weight (TW). This particular system is suitable for loaded trailer TW of 800- to 1200-lbs, making it ideal for a towing setup with 1000-lbs of total TW.

Note the weight of any cargo behind the tow vehicle's rear axle also counts as TW, something like a generator or a big loaded cooler. Be sure to account for any such cargo weight; add it to the measured trailer TW which you can measure with a scale like etrailer # e99044.

The lowest-rated spring bars for the Husky Centerline systems are rated for 600- to 800-lbs, part # HT32330. These would still be much too stiff for a pop-up camper with 200-lbs of TW.

For a pop-up camper trailer with 200-lbs of TW you can use Fastway system # FA92-00-0450 which works for TW up to 450-lbs or Equal-I-zer # EQ37041ET which works for TW up to 400-lbs.

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