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Which Weight Distribution and Sway Control System Should I use on a 1994 Chevy 3500 with Car Trailer

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I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME WHAT TYPE OF WEIGHT DIST. DEVICE YOU THINK WOULD WORK BEST FOR MY APPLICATION? I HAVE A 1994 1 TON CREW CAB CHEVY DUELLY, I PULL A 28 ENCLOSED TRAILER WITH A 2,700 lb. CAR AND A 500 lb.GOLF CART. AND WOULD I NEED SWAY CONTROL? THANKS,

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In order to select the best suited weight distribution system for your setup, you will need to know the total loaded weight of the trailer, the 2,700 pounds for the car, 500 pounds for the golf cart, the weight of anything else in the trailer and the weight of the trailer itself. You would then select a weight distribution system based on this total.

The need for a Sway Control system is going to be based on how the weight is distributed in the trailer and the length of the trailer. Since you are at 28 feet and have a decent load inside the trailer, a Sway Control system is probably a good idea.

I imagine your total trailer weight will not exceed 10,000 pounds, and as long as your tongue weight, vertical weight on the hitch ball, is not more than 800 pounds, the Reese Round Bar Strait-Line system with Sway Control, part # RP66087, would probably be a good fit for your needs. It uses a Dual Cam sway control system, which is a pro-active system. It works to prevent sway before it even starts. This would be beneficial to your load as I imagine you are pulling a show, race or drag car and you probably do not want any sway at all to protect the contents of the trailer.

If your tongue weight is more than 800 pounds or the total trailer weight is more than 10,000 pounds you would need to step up to the 12,000 pound system, Reese part # RP66084.

I have included a couple links to some videos. One on the Dual Cam sway control system and on a Weight Distribution with Dual Cam Sway Control installation.

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