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Curt Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - C17062 Review

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Review of Curt Weight Distribution C17062

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C17062. This is the Curt weight distribution system with friction sway control. It's going to evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer, offering improved stability and control. Ultimately, it's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. Your friction sway control system is included. That's going to reduce sway caused by winds, passing traffic, curving roads, or sudden maneuvers.

It's going to feature the adjustable tension. That's this bolt right here. That's going to let you set the perfect amount of control and resistance. We're going to have the built-in lever to disengage or engage the system. It's going to be held on there with a socket connecting to this ball and this socket connecting to this ball. It's going to be held in place with 2 large clips, so it allows for easier removal.

All you have to do is un-clip the bar unit from each attachment ball and then you can remove this piece. It is recommended that you remove the sway control unit before backing up or reversing and before towing in slippery conditions, such as on wet, icy, gravel, or snow-covered roads. It's easy to remove; that way, you can do that very quickly and efficiently. It's going to come with all the necessary hardware to get that unit installed. That's the sway control unit, now onto the weight distribution system. That's going to feature round spring bars.

These are going to be constructed of solid forged steel for strength and durability. You can adjust the spring bar tension by switching the links in the lift chains to fine tune the system. You can also get the desired tilt here at the head assembly, using a traditional spacer rivet and washer design. Spacer rivet installs in the hole located right behind the hitch ball, under the ball platform. Then you simply just add or remove washers from the spacer rivet to tilt the head up or down; very simple system to use. We're also going to have grease zerks right here on the head assembly.

That's going to allow for easy maintenance, always allows us to attach a grease gun and lubricate the parts that really need it. The steel is going to be powder coated, so it's going to do a good job at resisting rust and corrosion. It's also going to come with your snap-up lever. This going to ease hooking up by reducing lifting required by the trailer jack. Simply attach this to the lift brackets; it just gives you some of that extra leverage that we need for hooking up and disconnecting. Here on the head assembly, it's going to feature the 2-5/16" hitch ball that's going to come pre-installed and pre-torqued. The tongue weight for this unit is going to be 800-1,000 pounds. Maximum gross towing weight is 10,000 pounds. It is designed for 2"x2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems. We're going to have the adjustable shank already have the head assembly mounted on there, but the adjustable shank offers numerous mounting holes. That way, you can adjust the rise and drop or the height of the head assembly to fit you particular application. You can use the adjustable shank in the rise position, which is the position I have it in now. With the head assembly in the highest setting, that's going to give us a rise of 5-3/4" from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch to the top of the ball platform. With the shank in the drop position, it would give us a maximum drop with the head assembly at the lowest setting of 1-3/4", measuring again from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch to the top of the ball platform. The lift brackets are going to take up about 5" along the trailer frame and then you need to make sure that your trailer frame width will fit inside the bracket, and we're looking at an opening size of, measured here at the top, pretty close to 3". It's going to come with your 5/8" pin and clip to get the shank secured inside of your hitch. All the hardware is provided, so you get the head assembly attached to the shank to get your sway control system mounted and it's also going to come with detailed instructions. Those are going to help walk you through that installation process step-by-step. Again, a weight distribution system is really going to help distribute evenly the weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer, which is going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. Then again, this unit does include the Curt sway control system. Also keep in mind a special note is that this is not for use on trailers with surge brakes. That's going to do it for today's look at part number C17062.

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