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Wich weight distribution hitch?

I need to haul a 30' heavy duty tri axle trailer about 2000 miles next week. It will have a 26' sailboat on it. The boat only weighs 3700lbs. I don't know how much the trailer weighs and am concerned with the amount of weight that will be added on the tongue ( the tires are in the back of the trailer so I would guess the front of the trailer is very heavy ). I want to use a weight distribution hitch for the haul and am wondering which one to get. Here are two that I found on craigslist. Is the first one even a weight distribution hitch, or just sway bars?

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Reese High Performance Trunnion Weight Distributing Hitch (1,200 lbs)

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I've heard nothing but good things about that Reese dual cam anti-sway hitch. I've thought about swapping out my draw-tite hitch with one of those. That's my 2 pennies

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Forgot to mention that I am renting the trailer, so I won't be installing the sway feature of the reese. I am not as worried about sway, as much as the weight. I will also have about 2000lbs in my bed. 96 F350 CC 4wd, single wheel.
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For only 3,700 lbs I wouldn't think you'd even need weight distribution with an F-350, but either option is good. Both of those are reputable hitch companies.

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For only 3,700 lbs I wouldn't think you'd even need weight distribution with an F-350, but either option is good. Both of those are reputable hitch companies.
The boat is 3700, the flatbed is probably around 5000lbs, I don't know what the tongue weight of the flatbed is, but probably a lot. Plus I'll have another 2000lbs in the bed of the truck. My main concern is not knowing what the tongue weight of the trailer is. I hope its under 1000lbs. But with the boat added it will be more.
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Both are weight distribution and sway control. I have used first one on at trailer that was about 5500. I just bought new trailer and got reese with out the cams.
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