Why Use a Weight Distribution Hitch?
What Type of Weight Distribution Hitch Should I Choose?
When deciding on a weight distribution hitch, it is important to review the trailer owner's manual to find out the trailer's tongue weight. After doing this, add this weight to the load's weight. Then simply match the total to the weight capacity ratings found on the weight distribution kit. In the event that the tongue weight information is not available, you can give an estimated tongue weight by adding ten percent of the trailer's weight.
Is a Sway Control System Necessary?
A sway control system is designed to decrease the swaying of the trailer due to wind, speed, or passing vehicles. This safety mechanism is especially recommended for heavy loads that can get out of control. A sway control system is not intended to be used with classes 1, 2, 2.5, or with surge brakes. Also, a sway control system can be used by itself, without a weight distribution hitch.
Anyone who hauls heavy loads should consider investing in a weight distribution hitch; they help to more evenly distribute the weight for a safer tow.