Originally Posted by Jmwachter
Is there a specific weight
distribution hitch kit and electric brake control that you recommend?
I recommend reading this article:
Common Weight Distribution and Sway Control Questions | etrailer.com
The key statements are:
Originally Posted by etrailer.com
The T(ongue)W(eight) rating is the most important factor
in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight
, rendering it virtually useless.
Choose a weight-distribution system with a T(ongue)W(eight) rating that is closest to your towing setup's T(ongue)W(eight)
to ensure the best performance.
We have a weight guide here:
Trailer Weights in the Real World
According to the spreadsheet in that topic, 17' Casitas' Tongue Weights are all over the map, but most fall
in the range of 300 to 500 pounds, with the majority above 400 pounds. The lightest standard
Weight Distribution Hitch is a double spring arm version rated for up to 600 pounds.
For 400 pound tongue weights and below there is a light
duty single spring arm version.