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Old 07-12-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
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Reese Weight Distributing Hitches

(Please see the original site for more. Great towing / hitch directions.)

http://www.reese-hitches.com/WD/weig...ution.htm#sway

Weight Distribution Kits
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» Class V Tow Beast
» Draw-Tite Trunnion Bar
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» Strait-Line Round and Trunnion Bar
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» Weight-Distributing Hitch Parts

A weight distribution system provides a more level ride and greater steering and brake control.

Trailer weight distribution is accomplished by distributing the weight of the actual tongue connection to all tow vehicle and trailer wheels.

In addition to weight distribution you might also want sway control. Sway control helps dampen sway caused by traffic and crosswinds.

Weight distribution and sway control components are sold individually or as a complete kit with our Strait-Line System.

Our Weight Distribution Hitch Systems and Sway Control page explains all of the advantages or a weight distribution system.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:28 AM   #2
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If we wanted a Reese... ?

For the sake of argument (me vs. me) Lord forbid to me not nice... I always try...

If we decide on a Reese. Which one do we get?

Or do we need another kind of Reese?

Remember this is joining the TV Tundra to a 1950.

Want the max weight distribution as possible.
It depends... is not a good answer.

Strait-Line™ Round and Trunnion Bar WD Kits w/Shanks


http://www.reese-hitches.com/WD/dt_strait_line.html

Strait-Line™ Trunnion Bar WD Kits W/Shanks

Part No. Description Quantity Price Buy Item

40485 Strait-Line™ Trunnion Bar WD Kits W/ Shanks
(Strait-Line 600 - Includes 62540 & 26102) 1 $475.95
40486 Strait-Line™ Trunnion Bar WD Kits W/ Shanks
(Strait-Line 800 - Includes 62541 & 26102) 1 $475.95
40487 Strait-Line™ Trunnion Bar WD Kits W/ Shanks
(Strait-Line 1200 - Includes 62542 & 26102) 1 $475.95
Above Kits Include Weight Distribution Shank 63970.
Hitch Ball Not Included.

Strait-Line™ Round Bar WD Kits W/Shanks

Part No. Description Quantity Price Buy Item

40682 Strait-Line™ Round Bar WD Kits W/ Shanks
(Strait-Line 550 - Includes 62555 & 26102) 1 $475.95
40683 Strait-Line™ Round Bar WD Kits W/ Shanks
(Strait-Line 750 - Includes 62556 & 26102) 1 $475.95
40684 Strait-Line™ Round Bar WD Kits W/ Shanks
(Strait-Line 1000 - Includes 62557 & 26102)

Includes Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control and High-Performance Weight-Distributing Systems
Simple installation and adjustment
Fully automatic and self-centering
Hooking up spring bars automatically hooks up sway control
Reduced noise
No U-bolts to conflict with Bottle Racks or other A-frame mount items
Specific attachment reference points provided
Easy adjustment of centerline
No need to relocate items on top of A-frame to install Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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I called the company, told them the specs on my TV and my trailer, and let them tell me what to get . Oddly enough, it was completely different then what the trailer supply place said . However, WHAT a difference WDH has made! I can even tow by myself now! (I feel like such a big girl! )
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:31 PM   #4
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Great minds!

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Originally Posted by tinybluetj
I called the company, told them the specs on my TV and my trailer, and let them tell me what to get . Oddly enough, it was completely different then what the trailer supply place said . However, WHAT a difference WDH has made! I can even tow by myself now! (I feel like such a big girl! )
Great minds... Kathy!

U dun gud.

I told Mr. Hensley should he be so bold to call back next weekend he needed to have his facts straight. Hey let him work for the money should we be goofy enough for overkill right?

Not convinced by a longshot. Here's the deal IF I had a super huge rig I would definitely go for a Hensley...

Now I brought that lil factoid up to Mr. Hensley and he said smaller campers need Hensley even more because they sway more...

Now think about that...

What say you hitch gurus?
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:41 PM   #5
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This one sounds mean!

Tow Beast

http://www.reese-hitches.com/WD/dt_tow_beast.html

A little overkill maybe???

Love the name tho!

"... Class V Tow Beast™ Weight Distributing Hitch Systems
Designed for loads beyond normal everyday towing situations, TOW BEAST™ Weight-Distributing Hitch Systems provide a Trunnion-design with the highest rating available in the towing industry. Coupled with a 2-1/2" Class V TOW BEAST™ receiver, heavy loads are transported with ease. Ideal for commercial and industrial use.
Rated up to 12,000/1,200 lbs. weight carrying and 17,000/1,700 lbs. weight-distributing
2-1/2" shank exclusively for use with TOW BEAST™ receivers
Elevated hitch ball platform provides superior increased coupler clearance
Lift brackets designed to provide increased frame clearance
Assembly hardware and chains included


Class V Tow Beast™ Trunnion Weight-Distributing Hitch Kit
Bolt together design
Kit includes trunnion head, bars, chains & life brackets
Shank and ball sold separately
..."

66006 17000 lbs. Trunnion Weight-Distributing Hitch Kit
(Shank Not Included) 1 $425.75

Class V Tow Beast™ Weight-Distributing Shanks
Heavy duty 17,000 lbs. capacity
Bolt together design

54976 Class V Tow Beast™ Weight-Distributing Shank 1 1700 1700 2-1/2" 15" 1-1/4" 5-1/4" $109.95

3280 Pole Tongue Adapter and Fasteners 1 $64.95
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
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This is a handy dandy explanation...

About Weight Distributing Hitch Systems

http://www.reese-hitches.com/WD/about_wd_hitches.htm

Somewhat understandable (to me)

Good glossary hitch 101 terms.

Operation of a Weight-Distributing Hitch
Trailer Sway
Sway Control
More About Friction Sway Control
More About Dual Cam Sway Control

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"... More About Dual Cam Sway Control
This patented product is the premier method for controlling trailer say. Unlike the friction sway control, this approach works to control sway from the start rather than just resisting sway once it's begun. And it works only when needed. When towing in a straight line, the cams on either side of the trailer A-frame are locked in position. This essentially creates a "rigid" connection between tow vehicle and trailer and minimizes the effects of induced sway caused by high cross-winds or passing vehicles. Usually the cams ride in a detent, locked in position, even on fairly sharp curves. However, cornering maneuvers are required, the cams automatically slide out of their detent to permit full radius turns. Yet when the maneuver is short and abrupt, like that encountered in the event of a sudden swerve or a wheel dropping off the road, the cams seek a straight line towing angle that helps the tow vehicle retain control. The advantage of the dual cam system is its ability to forestall sway in addition to sway resistance. It works to hold down the start of saying activity while at the same time allowing free and easy vehicle and trailer interaction. Another advantage of the dual cam system is that it's installed on the trailer and therefore doesn't require adjustment every time the towing vehicle and trailer are hooked up, unless hitch weight or tow vehicle loading are changed.
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