Caravan Weight Distribution Systems
The Weight Distribution Hitch – And Why Your Trailer Needs It
Looking to purchase a new caravan? There are plenty of accessories to purchase. A weight distribution hitch should be on the top of your shopping list. Picture the typical towing setup. There is the primary vehicle that you will be driving, and a trailer that is attached to its rear. The trailer in turn will be carrying a significant amount of weight, thanks to sundry appliances, furniture and fittings. When you begin driving, the weight of the trailer will tend to be transferred to the hitching point, and thereby to the rear axle of your vehicle. Your vehicle will thus tend to be pushed down from the back and lifted up from the front. This reduction of weight on the front axle of your vehicle will lead to a sharp decline in controls including steering and braking. Further, the inclined position of your vehicle will make it difficult for you to see the road ahead – another situation that is best avoided.
This is where a weight distribution hitch comes in handy. Appending spring bars and sway control mechanisms to the typical trailer hitch, a weight distribution system levels your vehicle and trailer setup to a more stable configuration. The weight of the trailer is transferred laterally to both sides of the towing vehicle, and from there to its front and rear axles. The vehicle thus assumes a horizontal position, gains better traction, and becomes easier and safer to drive.
Caravan Weight Distribution Hitches For Sale at Competitive Prices
Towing is serious business. It requires extra concentration, an understanding of basic physics, and thinking in a totally opposite way when reversing. For this reason, there are numerous aids out there to help make your towing experience less stressful. From Weight Distribution Kits to Reducing Sway, from Narva Trailer Adaptors to Tow Ball Attachment Aids, if you’ve got a towing problem you’re likely to find a helpful solution with Caravan RV Camping.
As avid travellers ourselves, we understand the needs of an RV or camper trailer owner. Whether you hit the road for months at a time or only manage to get away for a weekend every now and then, we stock equipment and accessories that will make life easier without charging a high price.
Most Popular Weight Distribution Hitches
- Fastway E2
- Andersen Weight Distribution Hitch
- Hayman Reese
- Pro Series
- Eaz Lift
- Trailer Pins & Plugs
Products You Can Rely On
The Fastway E2 Weight Distribution Hitch is available with round or trunnion bars that also provide the all important sway control for added safety. These are available in 6000, 8000 and 10,000 lbs. They are easy to install and can be used with various hitches from tow balls to swivel hitches such as the DO35.
Another popular choice is the Andersen "No Sway" Weight Distribution Hitch. Like the Fastway it provides sway control, it can only be used on tow balls however it is the easiest weight distribution system on the market to hitch up your van. Simply connect your van to your tow ball point, connect chain with D-shackle and tighten chain and you're ready to go. No back breaking bars to try and lock into place.
We are also available for purchases and enquiries by phone, so call us today on 1800 RV PARTS (1800 787 278) if you need any help and one of our experienced staff members will provide you with any information you need.