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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION HITCHES

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION HITCHES

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How Do You Know If You Need A Weight Distribution Hitch? A weight distribution hitch should be used any time the trailer weighs more than 50% of the vehicle weight. Why Do You Need a Weight Distribution Hitch? Otherwise the tongue weight would be excessive at the point where it connects to the back of your vehicle. The TW or "Tongue Weight" is the force/weight of the trailer's hitch pushing down on your vehicle's tow hitch. This lowers the front end of your trailer and the rear of your car or truck, with the front end of your truck raised up. 4 Disadvantages to NOT having a Weight Distribution Hitch: 1. Sloppy Steering Without one, the raising of the front of your truck - with all that extra weight pushing down on your rear bumper area - often makes your steering sloppy as the fr...