Anyway the big wild card on these things as was heavily discussed in a previous thread is how to hook it up to an aluminum v-nose trailer, without interfering with door, very limited tongue length, etc. So I welded this thing I will lovingly call “contraption” out of scraps I had laying around. The big mandrel bent square piece that is the meat of the whole thing is actually a chunk of a roll bar cut from an old commercial ZTR mower. Contraption is held in position by 3 bolts, one thru the tongue, one thru each angled side brace. None of these bolts bear any weight, they just keep contraption from moving out of position. The extent of mods to the trailer? I can remove contraption at any time in 3 minutes by removing the 3 bolts.
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No matter what you add after the fact bags, etc you are still most likely OVER your gross weight limits for the F First of all, as far as dot is concerned you cannot upgrade suspension to increase your gvwr. You will get a ticket. A F has a gvwr of 10, , depending on which model. My payload is 2, lbs, and max trail is 12, Is this going to be to much for my Dodge?
L brackets and link plates attached to the V tongue hitch of the trailer The Snap-up lever in place to lift spring arms into L bracket picture left.
Centramatic , automatic tire balancers “You’ll want to read your owners manual and the tag on your reciever. The RV world has embraced using wdh for decades for the safety and handling reasons. Horse trailers are the final frontier for broad use wdh. And hauling live tall animals need wdh the most. I know it’s one more thing to do when you hook up and you may have to cut a slit in the nice tongue cover for the spring bar brackets, but it is an important safety measure. I applaud the horse trailer manufactures who already have a boxed cutout in their tongues for a wdh.
Notice the trunnion bars or spring bars are hanging lower only using a few links. The truck pulling the trailer was a one ton dually and didn’t need as much tension on the WDH. This trailer is a heavy enclosed car trailer needing almost all the chain links possible for the proper tension on the spring bar to spread the weight out to all truck and trailer axles. Adjusting the WDH Your WD hitch will come with instructions and to gain the full benefit from a WDH, you need to transfer the weight to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer.
Too much lift from a over tightened spring bars will cause a rear wheel vehicle to loose traction on say a slippery boat ramp or mud and snow. Weight Distributing hitches are rated to carry more tongue weight than a Weight Carrying hitch or drawbar. In an interview with one of the Reese Hitch engineers at SEMA I was told that ideally when loaded the rear of your towing vehicle should only be one inch lower than the front measured inside the wheel well, that is before and after measurements of front fender and rear.
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Head includes grease zerk fittings for continuous lubrication. It offers a gross trailer weight capacity up to 6, lbs. It also includes hook-up brackets, spring bar safety chains and a pin and clip. It offers a gross trailer weight capacity up to 8, lbs. It offers a gross trailer weight capacity up to 10, lbs.
This can be done by weighing your tow vehicle with the loaded trailer attached but only the tow vehicle on the scale.
About Weight Distributing Hitch Systems A weight-distributing system applies leverage for heavier loads, lbs. It offers a more level ride, greater steering and brake control and enhances towing safety. The addition of a friction sway control also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
A Reese Weight-Distributing system is composed of four major elements: Operation of a Weight-Distributing Hitch The Reese differences are in construction materials, welding, manufacturing processes and hook-up. Adjustment is simple because of the easy-to-operate snap-up brackets that allow spring bar tension to be adjusted by changing links in the support chains.
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Ryan from Andersen Hitches explains in detail how the unit distributes weight and performs sway control. Simple to install, self-adjusting sway control! Attached to Trailer Frame When Andersen Hitches decided to create our own Weight Distribution Hitch, we wanted to improve on the models that we saw in the industry. That desire led us through two years of development and road testing, and resulted in a complete redesign of weight distribution.
And we left the competition in the dust! We combined modern materials, technology and innovation to create the simplest, quietest, and most advanced weight distribution hitch on the road today.
Adjustable Bolting means it will work in most situations.
Videos Additional Information The CURT weight distribution hitch is a specialized towing system that provides improved vehicle and trailer control by leveling the trailer and more evenly distributing its tongue weight across the trailer”s and vehicle”s axles. Weight distribution hitches are commonly used on travel trailers and campers but can also be applied to other large loads. While a weight distribution hitch will increase the gross trailer weight capacity of most trailer hitches, the vehicle”s weight carrying capacity must be taken into consideration before towing a heavier trailer NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component.
This round bar weight distribution hitch features a heavy-duty formed head and round spring bars constructed from forged steel. It offers a gross trailer weight capacity up to 14, lbs. It also includes hook-up brackets, spring bar safety chains, a trailer ball and a pin and clip. To protect this hitch from scratching, chipping, rust and UV damage, it also comes with a durable black powder coat finish.
For added sway control, this weight distribution hitch includes a sway control unit. While weight distribution hitches are an effective solution for stabilizing and leveling out your towing rig, they should not be considered a sway control. The sway control kit includes a sway control unit, trailer balls to attach to the trailer and hitch, a reinforcement plate and attachment clips.
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SwayPro has self-locking snap up brackets. There are no loose parts to track. There are no pins or clips on the entire weight distribution hitch. How much maintenance is there? People familiar with other weight distributing, sway control hitches will appreciate SwayPro’s minimal maintenance.
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Judy Ray LeTourneau , You can’t imagine how much easier this will make things. Like JohnDar, have your trailer wheels chocked. The rest is a bit different and this is also assuming the dealer has your hitch ball height and angle adjusted right. I was using a round bar hitch. Raise the trailer and line up the tow vehicle and drop the hitch on the ball far enough to latch the hitch ball.
Use the jack to raise the trailer above level. After it’s a couple inches above level, insert the bars and using the leverage bar that came with the hitch, hook the chains to the trailer but don’t put much tension on them. Do the same for the other side. Put the safety clips on the chain latches. Lower the trailer jack until all the weight is off the jack. The end result should be:
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Videos Additional Information The CURT weight distribution hitch is a specialized towing system that provides improved vehicle and trailer control by leveling the trailer and more evenly distributing its tongue weight across the trailer”s and vehicle”s axles. Weight distribution hitches are commonly used on travel trailers and campers but can also be applied to other large loads.
While a weight distribution hitch will increase the gross trailer weight capacity of most trailer hitches, the vehicle”s weight carrying capacity must be taken into consideration before towing a heavier trailer NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component. This trunnion bar weight distribution hitch features a heavy-duty formed head and square spring bars constructed from forged steel.
You may need two higher-rated spring bars, but everything else is the same for the four different tongue weight ratings.
This provides a Simple Towing Solution if you already have a receiver on your towing vehicle. Adjustable Bolting means it will work in most situations. This trailer hitch has a machine tapered round spring steel bars which are forged longer for a smoother ride. The interchangeable bars that have a positive latching action for more secure operation. The hitch is also designed with fewer parts for simplicity. Eaz-Lift has a broad selection of weight distributing hitches that include bolt-together ball mounts that are completely adjustable for changing ball heights with integrated sway control mount factory installed.
The weld-together hitch requires that the unit be welded at time of installation and set to the exact ball height by the installer. All necessary parts are included with each hitch, except the hitch ball itself.