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Weight Distribution Hitches

Sway happens.

Whether it is from poor road conditions or a gust of wind from a passing semi-truck, trailer sway can happen unexpectedly and can quickly create a dangerous situation while towing. When you tow a trailer on a rear-mounted hitch, your rear axle will bear the trailer tongue weight as well as the tow vehicle’s weight. This can cause the front end of your tow vehicle to point upward reducing traction and the ability to steer or stop. Properly distributing the weight can help combat these issues.

A weight distribution hitch, also known as a weight distribution system, allows a driver to tow at the maximum capacity allowed by the hitch. It ensures a smooth and level ride while helping to correct tow vehicle sag. There are four major components that work together to create the weight distribution system—a ball mount, hitch receiver, spring bar assembly and sway control.

Southside Hitch offers the SwayPro weight distribution hitch by Blue Ox. It is the most user-friendly trailer sway prevention system on the market. With built-in trailer sway prevention, the SwayPro uses tension instead of friction pads to keep its self-locking swing bars taut and your trailer in line with the towing vehicle. The SwayPro hitch works with a variety of towing vehicles. After determining the type of hitch head, trailer coupler and tongue weight, our knowledgeable technicians can custom fit a weight distribution hitch on any tow vehicle—from minivans to full-sized pickups.

If you are looking to reduce trailer sway by adding a weight distribution hitch to your towing system, call Southside Hitch at 804-378-1992 today. Our professional team will be glad to serve you. We can also handle all of your hitch repair and replacement needs too.

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