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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2006, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Weight & Distribution Hitch ?

Anyone using one? Tips for installing one? What exactly do they do? Have heard they reduce sway, help with braking, and many other things. If you have one... which one, price, did you install it or have some one install it... Thanks.


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post #2 of 7 Old 09-13-2006, 05:19 PM
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I have one...bought it used for $125...can't remember the brand, but I'll go look after it quits raining...


between the WD hitch and the dually, mine tows awesome!!

the purpose of them is to distribute the weight up to the FRONT tires of the tow rig...instead of leaving it all on the rear...they have additional attachments that are more for sway control...

mine has to clamps that clamped onto the trailer...I just had to notch the frame a bit...

then, it has to arms that you hook up once the trailer is connected...

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ok gotcha... but how exactly does it work? anyone know? Is there any brand to stay away from? any brands that are the best? I've seen them from anywhere from 250-500+

What's the difference between the Trunnion Style Weight Distribution, the Round Bar Weight Distribution, or any other ones? just the type of tubeing>

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Also I take it that the sway control arm is the arm that connects to the smaller ball (usually on the passengerside) and is another add on? trying to get as much info as possible.

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Some good information here http://mrtruck.net/wdh.htm That's where I got mine from I'll let you know how it works after this weekend.

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some more info here:

http://www.etrailer.com/faq/aboutwd.asp


mine is a Quality S model with a max of 1,000 lb tongue weight...and is the two bar trunion style setup...that bolts on...

bought it used, so I don't really know the part number...

basic premise is that it uses the leverage of the long arms (like on a wheelbarrow) to put 1/3 of the weight on the front tires of the tow rig, 1/3 on the trailer tires, and 1/3 on the hitch/rear tires of the tow rig...

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I have an equalizer (WDH 10,000 lbs model). I have never used one before and all I can say it was worth every penny. I towed with it for about 2300 miles and the trailer moved with the vehicle and no swaying. I tow with a Ford Excursion and a 16' foot trailer. Tow rig, trailer, and Jeep weighed about 15,000 lbs. It was easy to install. I like the Equalizer brand because it is both a WD and sway control. Just $.02.

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