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Recommended Weight distribution for 10K equipment trailer


Hi, I have a 10K lb. 20foot equipment trailer that I will be towing with 2015 F150. I can place the equipment on the trailer as needed to adjust tongue weight and was planning to shoot for 1200 lbs. I have access to a truck scale to accurately measure all the weights. Total weight of trailer and equipment will be near the 10K limit. Since the equipment has a fairly low cross-section to the wind I was planning on going with a non-sway control hitch. The etrailer or came back with the Reese RP66131 and Curt MV C17057. I prefer the Reese because of the extra ground clearance. Which of these or maybe a different one hitches would you recommend for my situation?


Expert Reply:

When it comes to installing a weight distribution system on you 10,000 pound equipment trailer I would recommend using The Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 14,000 pounds GTW, 1,400 pounds TW # C17057.

When using a weight distribution system you will get the best ride when the trailers tongue weight is as close as possible to rated tongue weight limit of the distribution system. If you go way over or way under the recommend tongue weight that would cause more sway and could be more dangerous then not having a system on at all.

This system will evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and your trailer for improved stability and control. It will also create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This system has a powder coated steel that helps resist corrosion. The system has a recommend tongue weight between 1,000 and 1,400 pounds.

This system includes everything you will need except The 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball - 1-1/4 inch Diameter x 2-5/8 inch Long Shank - Chrome - 15,000 pounds # C40030.

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Noah E

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