Friday, October 12, 2007

How-to #3: Setting up a Weight Distributing Hitch

When a trailer is hitched to a tow vehicle, the tongue weight typically causes the rear of the tow vehicle to lower and the front to raise. The purpose of a weight distributing hitch is to remove excessive weight from the tow vehicle’s rear axle and distribute it to the front wheels and the trailer wheels. This results in a well-balanced towing combination without the worry of the dreaded "white knuckle" experience that leaves you just plain tired by the time you get to the campground.

Here's how to set this type of system up properly to ensure a safe towing experience.

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