Question: How does weight distributing hitch work?

A weight distribution hitch (aka “load equalizing hitch”) does just what the name says — it is a hitch that evenly distributes the weight of your payload. It works by using adjustable spring bars and tension to distribute the load of the trailer tongue to the trailer and vehicle axles.

How does a weight distribution hitch affect tongue weight?

A weight distribution system will not change the tongue weight of the trailer. It just maximizes the vehicle and hitches capacities if rated for weight distribution (check the sticker on the hitch and the owners manual for your 2013 Ford F-150). You will know if the tongue weight is too little or too heavy.

What is the benefit of a weight distribution hitch?

A Weight-Distributing Hitch Is Necessary For Safety Simple, it improves safety. With the weight-distributing hitch properly set up, your load is evenly distributed over the axles on the trailer which gives you more stability and control. It also gives your tow vehicle and trailer a more level ride.

Which weight distribution hitch allows backing up?

Equal-i-zer hitch Yes, the Equal-i-zer hitch is designed to allow you to back up and take tight turns with the hitch hooked up.

Is it OK to exceed towing capacity?

Max towing capacity should not be taken lightly. Exceeding what your vehicle is designed to tow can strain your engine and transmission, accelerate brake wear, damage your tires and even warp your chassis. This could in turn trigger catastrophic failure while driving and could lead to property damage or serious injury.

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