Is a weight distribution hitch the same as an anti sway hitch?
Often times people think sway control and weight distribution are the same thing, but they are not. Luckily for Equal-i-zer hitch customers you get both from one hitch, without any add ons. The big thing about both of these concepts is the increase in safety over a weight carrying hitch.
Do you need an anti sway hitch?
Sway control is not absolutely necessary for towing but is a factor that needs to be addressed if the trailer is unstable behind the vehicle. Active sway control is more consistent than the friction type and is built into a weight distribution system for the best towing performance and safety.
What is a weight distribution hitch with sway control?
A weight distribution hitch (or weight distribution system) helps to ensure a smooth, level ride and allows you to tow at the maximum capacity allowed by your hitch. It also helps to correct tow vehicle sag, improve steering and stopping, and—when used with sway control—correct trailer sway.
Can you have too big of a weight distribution hitch?
Yes, if you use a weight distribution system that is rated too high for the tongue weight of a trailer the ride quality will be incredibly stiff and harsh. You want to ideally pick a system that has a tongue weight range where your tongue weight falls right in the middle.
How do you reduce sway when towing?
Checklist for Preventing Trailer Sway:
- Load your trailer with 60% of the cargo weight in the front half of the trailer box.
- Don’t overload your tow vehicle.
- Don’t exceed your trailer’s maximum gross weight.
- Only load cargo on the inside of the trailer.
- Maintain a speed of 55 miles per hour or less.
Can I tow more weight with a weight distribution hitch?
Well, our technical answer is no, a weight distribution hitch will not actually increase the towing capacity of your vehicle and ensuring that you stay within your manufacturer’s towing capacity is incredibly important for your safety and other drivers on the road.