How to Select the Correct Hitch Size for Your Trailer

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  Gross Trailer Weight
GROSS TRAILER WEIGHT
The hitch has to be able to handle the weight of your trailer including aftermarket options like air conditioners and awnings, and also cargo - things like your trailer hitch, propane, ATVs, water, food, clothes, insect repellent, toilet paper, etc. Weighing your trailer after all of your equipment has been loaded into it gives you the Gross Trailer Weight.

  Tongue Weight
TONGUE WEIGHT
The hitch must be large enough to handle the load created by transferring or "distributing" weight that would be carried by the rear axle of the tow vehicle if you were not using a weight distribution hitch.

  Weight of cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle
WEIGHT OF CARGO LOADED BEHIND THE REAR AXLE OF YOUR TOW VEHICLE
This is the weight of the cargo you will be hauling in your tow vehicle behind the rear axle (in the truck bed, cargo area, or back seats). Think of things you might carry like firewood, ATVs, motorcycles, camping gear, and maybe even passengers if you tow with an SUV.

Our customers give us great feedback about your Equal-i-zer® hitch. They love how the Equal-i-zer® 4-Point Sway Control™ system combines weight distribution and sway control without the need for messing with add-on sway control bars or the old-style chain set up. The easy hook up and superior sway control performance are just a few of the reasons we recommend this hitch to our customers. Thanks for making a great, All-American product.

~ Boyde McMakin, Service & Parts Manager
PPL Motorhomes