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Weight Distribution Hitch for 1,000 lb Tongue Weight

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i just bought the super hitch and a 36 inch extension have not installed yet do i need the weight distribution hitch with a 16 ft car trailer and a 5700 lb jeep jk my truck is a 3500 chevy silverado dually 4 door if i remember i think its about 850 to 1000 lbs tongue weight thanks

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A weight distribution hitch is needed if your loaded trailer's weight is more than 50 percent of your vehicle's GVWR. Based off of what you mentioned of a car trailer with a 5,700 lb Jeep, it is very likely going to be more than half of the GVWR of your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500.

For a weight distribution, if your total tongue weight - the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind your truck's real axle - is 1,000 lbs we do have a very good option; I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # RP66560.

This will give you a set up that gives you outstanding sway control via friction in the spring bars to ensure you never have to worry about your trailer swaying. It also uses clamp-on brackets so you won't have to drill along your trailer frame, and allows you to back up with the system on. To use it you will need Hitch Ball # 19286.

I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well.

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