Trailering Tips

Feb 25, 2019

How to Adjust Weight Distribution With Your Equal-i-zer Hitch

The Equal-i-zer hitch gives you a safer ride by providing superior weight distribution.

What is weight distribution?

When you couple your trailer to your tow vehicle, the added weight causes your tow vehicle to teeter-totter over the rear axle. The front of the tow vehicle raises, and the rear sinks. This can cause a dangerous towing situation, because less weight on the front axle can mean a loss of steering or braking control.

A good weight distribution hitch, like the Equal-i-zer, changes the way the tow vehicle and trailer couple together. It creates a bridge between them, helping them work together like one unit instead of two. It distributes the trailer's tongue weight forward to the front axle, which gives back steering and braking control that would otherwise be lost.

Weight Distribution Adjustments

Your weight distribution setup can vary depending on how you load your trailer, and what you are loading into it. You may be filling up with water, propane, and extra food for a weekend of dry camping, but then staying at a campground with hook ups the next weekend. As you get ready for each camping trip, it's a good idea to check your weight distribution setup before you tow.

To correctly set up weight distribution you must take three sets of measurements on your tow vehicle. First, measure without the trailer coupled. Next, measure with the trailer coupled, but no weight distribution. Third, measure the trailer coupled and the weight distribution bars tensioned. You can use the graphic below to record these measurements, and see where you are with your weight distribution. For a full guide on weight distribution set up click here.

If you find that you're over or under adjusted please reference here, or watch our video below.