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Weight Distribution Recommendation for Travel Trailer that has Tongue Weight 1,365 lb

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I plan on towing a travel trailer with a gvwr max of 10500lbs times 13 tongue weight comes to 1365lbs of tongue weight. The trailer is 38’ long. My hitch is rated for 19000 lbs 1900 tongue weight with a 3” receiver opening. I also have the s to make it 2.5” I will attach the pictures Incase I am misunderstanding the information. Am I able to use the 2.5 and still have the 19000/1900 lbs rating or does it go down? Also I’m assuming I’ll need a weight distribution hitch in order to get the 1900 lb tongue rating when using the 2.5 receiver? What wds do you recommend? Thank you

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Looks like the higher towing capacity number your truck has of 19,000 lbs of trailer weight is if you use the hitch as a 2.5 inch hitch and a weight distribution system. Since your trailer has a loaded tongue weight of 1,365 lbs the Strait Line system part # RP66075 that you referenced would be exactly what you'd want as it has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,700 lbs. You'll also need a shank for this system to fit the hitch and WD head. For that you'd want the Reese shank part # RP54977 which has the same capacity as the Strait-Line system and fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch.

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