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Weight Distribution System For Trailer With Underslung Coupler

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Will this work with an under slung coupler? And what is a suitable shank? Last, is it ok to use with a reciever sleeve?

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I have an option for you but the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part HT32218 is not compatible with under slung couplers because the spring bars will not allow for proper ground clearance.

I recommend to use Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1003 which is designed for under slung couplers with a specially designed angled weight distribution head. This can be used with a receiver sleeve. The spring bars of the Blue Ox system are rated between 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs so as long as your trailer's loaded tongue weight falls in the middle of that range the system is rated properly for the trailer. The Blue Ox comes with a shank with a maximum rise of 8" and drop of 2". If you are not sure how much rise or drop you need in a shank, I recommend to take a look at the attached FAQ however, this shank is pretty standard so it should work for you. You will also need ball # 19286 for a 2-5/16" ball or part # A-90 for a 2" ball.

If your loaded tongue weight is on the higher end of that range, I recommend to use Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1503 which can also be used with a sleeve and is designed for underslung coupler.

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