Weight Distribution Hitch Curt 17301 Product Review

Weight Distribution Hitch Curt 17301 Product Review

Aug 4, 2018



Trailer jacks are just simple devices used for towing vehicles of different sizes which provides assistant in the easy control of trailers and other types of utility vehicles. It does so by flattening the utility vehicle and spreading the weight of it’s tongue around the trailer’s axles.

On this topical issue, we are going to review the durability of trailer jacks, it’s weight distribution hitch as well as other features which it carries.

Therefore, no matter whether you have a boat trailer, an RV trailer (travel trailer), or a horse trailer, you need a trailer jack to get it on and off of your tow vehicle's hitch.


Product Description

The Long Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch is usually used by trailers that travel long distance. It is also called the CURT weight distribution hitch. This product is a specialized towing system that provides an easy control for large utility vehicles. It comes with a 2" x 2" shank and at the same time have proved to be compatible with class 3, 4 and most 5 trailer hitches, including Extra Duty and Commercial Duty, as well as some RV trailer hitches.

So, while a weight distribution hitch will increase the total weight capacity of trailers hitches, it is safe and ideal that the vehicle's weight carrying capacity must be taken into consideration before towing a heavier trailer. This is why it is often advised never to exceed the limit to which this towing product can carry a utility vehicle.


The Trailer Model for This Product?

This type of trailer jack is suitable to assist any type of towing component, especially a trailer for easy movement, by spreading it’s tongue weight around the trailer’s axles. 


The Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch features a heavy-duty formed head and square spring bars constructed from forged steel. It also features built-in sway control attachment tabs. It has the capacity to offer about 8.000lbs while the weight capacity of the tongue offers 800lbs.


  • Compatible with up to 5 trailer hitches, heavy duty and commercial duty components.
  • Finishing is done with highly durable black powder coat to avoid it from rusting and scratching.
  • Suitable for trailers that travel long distance



  • A trailer ball must be This is a product review on Curt's Weight Distribution Hitch product number 17301purchased separately.
  • 2-1/2" replacement WD shank may be required
  • Trailer ball not included
  • Can be noisy so, needs constant lubrication


Product Specifications

Part Model

Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

Color – Black

Weight Capacity

Offers capacity of 8,000lbs and tongue capacity is 800lbs

Shipping Weight



CURT, the manufacturer of this Trunnion Bar towing devise says it has a limited Lifetime Warranty. A maximum One-Year Finish, One-Year Parts. CURT will not accept Products unless a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) has been issued. Therefore, the Purchaser must have proof of purchase to obtain service under this Limited Warranty.  



Trunnion Bar Towing Hitch usually come with it’s own capacity. The most accurate way to rate trailer tongue weight is to weigh your trailer. You can also spitball by determining what 15% of your trailer's maximum weight is, as tongue weight should be no more than 15% of the weight of your trailer.

I will rate this product 4 out of 5 stars.



Now that you are fully aware of the need to have a Trunnion towing distribution hitch, you need to find out the type of devise that suits your need.  Just put up every necessary safety measures like not dragging your trailer at high speeds more than the recommended capacity. Remember you cannot drive smoothly when towing a component.