Most trailers today require some type of load leveling weight distributing hitch. The purpose is to distribute the hitch (tongue) weight of the trailer as evenly as possible between the trailer axles, front and rear tow vehicle axles. This allows for a safer and smoother towing experience.
By using the W/D spring bars to help support and lift trailer tongue loads, much of the stress on the hitching system is removed. In most cases the front to rear "chucking" encountered on washboard type freeways will be greatly reduced or eliminated. Steering control will be returned because the front tires are no longer being lifted off the ground by the excess hitch weight at the rear.
Load equalizing W/D hitches need to be matched to the overall trailer weight, tongue load and tow vehicle capabilities.
TowShop carries Eaz-Lift, Reese / Draw-Tite and Equal-i-zer hitches in tongue weight ratings from 550 lbs to 1,400 lbs and trailer weights from 6,000 lbs. to 14,000 lbs.
Below are examples of just a few of the manufacturers and designs we have available.
Round (or bent) bar style hitches provide the basics at affordable "entry level" pricing. A separate slider type friction sway control can be added.
Trunnion style hitches are usually a step up in ease of use and provide better ground clearance.
Equal-i-zer brand hitches offer all the benefits of the trunnion design and also incorporate built in sway control.
The unique design of the Equal-i-zer hitch usually allows towing a trailer with surge brakes.
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