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Weight Distributing FAQ

Weight Distributing Operation

Adjustment is simple because of the easy-to-operate snap-up brackets that allow spring bar tension to be adjusted by changing links in the support chains. This lets you adjust for various trailer tongue weights within the spring bar weight range by applying tension on the spring bars until the car or tow vehicle is level. Rather than merely supporting the trailer tongue weight (TW), weight distributing hitches apply leverage between the towing vehicle and trailer causing the TW to be carried by all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. When TW is distributed in this way, trailers with greater TWs can be towed, resulting in a more level ride which reduces stress on the rear of the tow vehicle and provides greater steering and brake control.

Trailer Sway

This must always be considered in trailer towing. Unwanted sway turns a pleasant towing situation sour. Many factors can contribute to trailer sway the design of the trailer, the suspension, tire inflation pressures, configuration of the tow vehicle, towing speeds and hitch weight.

Sway Control

The Friction Sway Control does exactly what its name implies, it uses friction to resist pivotal movement and thereby works against the effects of included sway. It operates on the principle of "stiffening" the coupling between the tow vehicle and trailer. The degree of "stiffening" or friction is adjusted to suit various trailer weights and towing conditions. Its operation is simple and uncomplicated. It doesn't prevent the generation of sway; it simply works to resist the forces once they have started.

Dual Cam Sway Control works to prevent sway before it starts in addition to resisting sway once it's begun.

  • Controls trailer sway

  • Eliminates highway hop, providing a smoother ride for car and trailer
  • Works smoothly with surge or conventional braking systems
  • Simple installation
  • Quick, easy coupling
  • Levels load
  • Saves on fuel.
  • Better braking
  • Less strain on vehicle
  • Greater towing capacity

Weight-Distributing Hitch Components:

  • Hitch receiver,
  • Ball mount,
  • Spring bar assembly / weight distribution kit
  • Sway control.
Popular manufactures include Reese, Pro Series & Draw-Tite

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