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Old 04-01-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
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Weight distribution hitch info for X17A

Can anyone tell me which type weight distribution hitch (with sway control) would be best for my X17A? Not just the brand but the model and/or rating.
Driving on interstate and around big semis causes quite a bit of swaying.
Thanks in advance for any info.
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lots of makes and models


Here's one: http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Series-499..._bs_15737521_2
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply!!!
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #4
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There should be a sticker on the frame telling you the limits of what WD hitch to use so that you don't damage the frame.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:55 PM   #5
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I have an Equalizer brand hitch. They have weight distribution and sway control rolled into a simple setup. According to Jayco's website, the specs on your trailer (up to 525# tongue weight - 15% of the GVWR), and figuring 500# of stuff in the rear of your truck, they recommend the hitch with 10K# bars:Hitch Sizes

As far as I'm concerned, the Equalizer is the best on the market, but someone will surely disagree. But it IS the simplest when hitching up and when unhitching.

Here's the specs on your trailer: http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...-feather/x17a/
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:15 PM   #6
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A simple friction type works great on the smaller tt's. I have a 19h w/ the friction type and it is fine. What are you using for a tv that you need a weight dist hitch. Larry
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:25 PM   #7
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You might also consider this:

https://www.andersenhitches.com/Cata...ion-hitch.aspx

Available at Amazon and easy to install yourself.

I took the one off of my trade-in and put it on the new Jayco 20MFB. Pulls as well as the old trailer and does very well, even when semi trucks pass.
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I use a 600/6000 round bar friction and works great
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:35 PM   #9
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I'm pulling my second TT with an Equalizer Hitch. I have had very good luck with both set-ups.
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Can anyone tell me which type weight distribution hitch (with sway control) would be best for my X17A? Not just the brand but the model and/or rating.
Driving on interstate and around big semis causes quite a bit of swaying.
Thanks in advance for any info.
What is the tongue weight you are looking for? There are a lot of options but without knowing the weight rating its hard to pinpoint an exact product for you. If you can find that information out, and if its available I would go with Fastway. They have a lot of options. I just bought one with sway control from Hitchweb and it's honestly amazing. Here's the product I bought:
Weight Distribution Systems

Let me know if you need any help with this!
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