Trailer Weight Distribution Systems
Weight distribution is one of the main things to take into consideration for towing safely. How the weight is distributed about the trailer or caravan and how the weight is applied to the vehicle and has huge impacts on traction, braking and steering. When towing, altering the vehicle's weight balance is inevitable, but balancing the weight as best as possible is essential for safe towing.
With too much weight on the front of the trailer, weight over the rear axles of the car increases, causing the front end to become light, reducing steering and braking effectiveness. With too much weight at the rear of the trailer however, dangerous handling characteristics such as swaying and snaking pose a whole new set of issues. How can you balance trailer weight distribution? Weight Distribution Hitches balance the weight of your trailer, boat or caravan by altering the pick-up point where weight is transferred to the vehicle. By doing this, it distributes the weight evenly over both axles on your car and restores braking performance, steering, traction, reduces tyre wear and offers an overall better towing experience.