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Old 07-01-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Curt Trutrac weight distribution hitch and Rockwood minilite

I recently purchased a Curt trutrac wd hich for my rockwood minilite 2109s. Turns out that the design of the curt head unit that holds the ball, contacts the trailer frame when making a tight turn or going over uneven terrain. Anyone else have this problem? Malcolm
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:32 AM   #2
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could you provide a picture from your description and looking at the curt hitch it sounds like your coupler might have been welded to far back on the frame rails.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I'll try to post a pic after my doctor appointment.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:57 PM   #4
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:07 AM   #5
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Curt TruTrack

Now - I'm curious. I just "retired" my HarborFreight WDH I got for a song 5-years ago for the 1985 Airstream Excella I no longer tow (Guest Suite) and a week ago, bought a Curt 17500 TruTrack. I now also have a WindJammer 3029. Even with it's V nose, I have never jack-knifed into the HF hitch-head and I have the exact same tongue as you welded in the identical position on the frame. I cannot imagine with a flat-nose TT how you were able to contact the hitch-head with the TT frame w/o hitting the truck corner with the trailer??? (Unless you have a 20" Shank that distances the TV from the TT)

I mean my Curt is still in the box with the packing straps intact, so,, do I open it?

This is disconcerting especially when, in the CURT video online (snip below) - they show the SAME exact! tongue as you and I have - so you would not think that they would sell an "interference" type product where frame-bending head impingement is possible. (I circled in red where it appears to be hitting if I had to guess)

I have had some "almost" obtuse angles backing into the piney woods and I don't want to have to worry about my spotter watching yet "another thing" for contact. I wish you had a photo of it hooked up and angled to where it's about to hit......
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response Old Forester. I have a Curt 17499 trutrac, this has a different head design than what is shown in your photo. The 17500 may provide more clearance than the flat plate design of the 17499. I have a 2018 dodge durango, v8 which allows for sharp turns without any tow vehicle/trailer contact. I will hook up my trailer and try to figure out what condition is causing the metal to metal contact and get back to you. Malcolm
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:35 PM   #7
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You need a Curt 40087 ball. That will solve your problem. You will need to adjust your spring bars accordingly. Everything will be fine.
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Thank you ckeeling. I may try that after I confirm that the metal to metal contact wasn't caused by a jack knife condition. Malcolm
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