Curt Weight Distribution

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Curt Weight Distribution

If you own a heavy trailer or frequently tow an oversized load, you know what a toll it takes on your vehicle. You may have even experienced some impairment on your driving. With an excessive amount of tongue weight on the rear of your vehicle, it causes the front end to be raised and the rear to be weighed down. This puts a strain the level of control you have and increases the stopping distance of your vehicle. However, even with the heaviest of trailers, there is a way to maintain safety on the road and reduce the stress on your vehicle all in one unique product.

Weight Distribution

CURT weight distribution hitches, or load-equalizing hitches, are designed to create a level ride across your tow vehicle and trailer. This is done by equalizing or distributing the tongue weight of the trailer more evenly onto the vehicle’s axles. CURT weight distribution hitches use metal spring bars to pry or lift up on the back end of the vehicle and move more of the trailer’s tongue weight to the front axle. While a tow vehicle’s back end might sit several inches lower with a heavy trailer, with a weight distribution hitch properly installed, this height difference is reduced and split across the entire vehicle.

CURT weight-distributing hitches come in two styles: round bar and trunnion bar. These refer to the types of spring bars used by each style. A round bar weight distribution hitch uses round spring bars attached to the underside of the WD hitch head, and a trunnion bar weight distribution hitch uses square bars mounted at the face of the hitch head. There is a small difference between the round bar and trunnion bar in weight capacity – round bar hitches are available with a gross trailer weight capacity up to 14,000 lbs. and trunnion bar up to 15,000 lbs. – but generally, they are fairly similar. Some do prefer one or the other for their differences in installation.

CURT weight distribution hitches feature heavy-duty hitch heads and forged steel spring bars; both of which are highly adjustable to achieve the exact weight distribution necessary. Our WD hitches come with 2” x 2” shanks to fit receiver-style trailer hitches of classes 3, 4 and 5 as well as RV hitches and some bumper hitches. A weight distribution hitch cannot be used on trailer hitches of classes 1 or 2 because of their relatively low gross trailer weight capacity. If a weight distribution hitch were to be applied to a trailer with too little weight, the trailer would become too “stiff” for proper towing. Before purchasing a CURT weight distribution hitch, check to make sure your trailer hitch is compatible.

Sway Control

While weight distribution hitches are an effective solution for stabilizing and leveling out your towing rig, they can also be used, when coupled with the proper accessories, to prevent dangerous sway in your trailer. A CURT weight distribution hitch on its own should not be considered a sway control. However, when combined with a CURT sway control kit, the WD hitch maximizes its effectiveness in controlling sway. A CURT sway control bar and trailer ball can easily be attached using the provided sway control tab built into our weight distribution hitches, and certain models are available as a complete package, having a sway control unit included with the hitch.

To make sure our weight distribution hitches are worthy of carrying the CURT name, we coat each one in a durable powder coat finish, giving them great resilience to rust and scratching. Our weight distribution hitches are forged from quality steel and comprised of expertly engineered components. From the formed hitch head, to the spring bars, to the hookup brackets and even our replacement parts, we invest our utmost quality for your satisfaction.

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