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Weight Distribution Hitch for use with 2017 Keystone Hideout

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Im hauling a 2017 Keystone Hideout 175 LHS with my 2018 Toyota Tundra. What weight distribution system is best? Looking at what Husky has to offer. Hitch Wight: 460 lbs Dry Weight: 3305 lbs Cargo Wight: 1155

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The Husky Center Line is a great Weight Distribution system at a good price point. It has built-in 4 point sway control using L brackets and steel on steel friction; this is going to provide more reduction in sway than a standard chain and bracket system because it does more to stop the initial swaying from happening.

When towing with a Weight Distribution system you will need to consider any cargo weight loaded behind the rear axle of the truck when calculating tongue/hitch weight as well. The best Husky Center Line system for you is the # HT32217 for up to 800 pounds tongue weight. This Husky system comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball included.

I recommend the 800lb tongue weight system because the weight of your 2017 Keystone Hideout is only around 4460lbs fully loaded. You should expect 10-15% of your loaded trailer weight to be the loaded tongue weight. Even with a large load in the truck bed you won't need the weight distribution assistance of the higher rated Husky systems.

The best option available is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System with 4-Point Sway Control. The
Equal-i-zer system is going to be easier to install and they provide great customer service. Equal-i-zer products are also made in the USA.

How much weight you normally carry behind the rear axle is going to determine which Equal-i-zer system is going to suit your needs. If you don't plan on carrying much of a load in the truck bed, the # EQ37060ET - a 600lb tongue weight / 6,000lb gross towing weight system will work for you. If you plan on carrying cargo in the truck bed that will take your tongue weight over 600lbs, the # EQ37100ET which is rated up to 1000lb tongue weight / 10,000lb gross towing weight is going to be your best choice.

The higher capacity Equal-i-zer system comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball, but the 600lb / 6000lb system comes with a 2" hitch ball; you likely need the 2-5/16" hitch ball # EQ91-00-6100 to fit your Keystone trailer. I also recommend the 1-7/8 thin walled 3/4" drive socket # ALL643216 that makes installation of the new hitch ball much easier than using a standard socket set.

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