Equalizer Weight Distribution System
The Equal-i-zer hitch uses a unique two-in-one design that combines weight distribution with sway control in one easy to use unit. The simple design has Integrated™ sway control to help minimize the risk of sway problems caused by passing vehicles, cross winds, and other towing hazards. The Equal-i-zer hitch is safe, simple, and easy to use.
The number one case of hitch failure is improper weight distribution leading to an overload of weight on the trailer tongue. To help avoid the “teeter-totter” effect of towing heavy weights, a weight distribution system is the best way make sure that you don’t experience loss of braking control, braking difficulties, a dragging hitch or total hitch failure. Creating a bridge between the tow vehicle and the trailer, a weight distribution system helps evenly distribute the weight between the truck and trailer, allowing them to work together as one unit instead of working as two individual units.
- Sway Control Brackets: Rigid trailer attachments work with friction sway control to combat trailer sway. Brackets are height adjustable to control the amount of weight distribution tension on the spring arms.
- Spring Arms: The spring arms serve two purposes. When raised onto the sway control brackets they transfer trailer tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle. They also work with the friction sway control to reduce trailer sway.
- Downward Pressure: Downward pressure from trailer tongue increases friction sway control. Trailer hitch ball mounts here.
- Upward Pressure: Sway control brackets distribute weight by maintaining upward pressure on spring arms. The amount of pressure on the spring arms is a factor of trailer tongue weight and vehicle suspension. The friction sway control utilizes this pressure to control trailer sway.
- Friction sway control: Friction is enhanced by downward pressure from trailer tongue and upward pressure on spring arms. These opposing pressures come together to create an unequaled sway control system.