Caravan Weight Distribution

Caravan Weight Distribution



Total: 110 Products

Hot Hitches Brutus Adjustable Steel Hitch, 210mm Drop
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Fastway E2 Roundbar Hitch 8,000lb
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Fastway E2 Roundbar Hitch 8,000lb

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Hot Hitches Brutus Adjustable Steel Hitch, 325mm Drop
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Fastway 6" Flash E Series Ball Mount

Fastway 6" Flash E Series Ball Mount

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Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch 8000lb
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Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch 8000lb

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Fastway 4" Flash E Series Ball Mount
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Fastway 4" Flash E Series Ball Mount

$595

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Andersen 'No-Sway' 4" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch
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Andersen 'No-Sway' 4" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch

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Fastway E2 Roundbar Sway Control WD Hitch 8000lb with Black Jack Trailer Jack Combo
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Andersen 4" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch with Long Brackets
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Andersen 4" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch with Long Brackets

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Eaz Lift 600 Series 272Kg Hitch-No Shank

Eaz Lift 600 Series 272Kg Hitch-No Shank

$452 $507

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Fastway 8" Flash E Series Ball Mount
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Fastway 8" Flash E Series Ball Mount

$655

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Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch with no shank 8,000lb
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Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch with no shank 8,000lb

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Andersen 8" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch with Long Brackets
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Andersen 8" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch with Long Brackets

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Fastway E2 Round Bar Hitch 6,000lb
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Fastway E2 Round Bar Hitch 6,000lb

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Hayman Reese Adjustable Ball Mount Shank 160mm. 50153

Hayman Reese Adjustable Ball Mount Shank 160mm. 50153

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Fastway E2 Roundbar Hitch with no shank 8,000lb
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Fastway E2 Roundbar Hitch with no shank 8,000lb

$1,049

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Hayman Reese Adjustable Ball Mount Shank 95mm Drop. 50152

Hayman Reese Adjustable Ball Mount Shank 95mm Drop. 50152

$396

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Andersen 'No-Sway' 8" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch

Andersen 'No-Sway' 8" Drop Weight Distribution Hitch

$1,135

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Eaz Lift 600 Series (350-05600) With Adj Hi-Low Shank

Eaz Lift 600 Series (350-05600) With Adj Hi-Low Shank

$655 $745

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Fastway 10" Flash E Series Ball Mount

Fastway 10" Flash E Series Ball Mount

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Fastway E2 L-Pin Clip

Fastway E2 L-Pin Clip

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Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch with no shank 10,000lb

Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch with no shank 10,000lb

$1,209

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Fastway E2 Roundbar Sway Control WD Hitch 6000lb with Black Jack Trailer Jack Combo
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Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch 10,000lb

Fastway E2 Trunnion WD Hitch 10,000lb

$1,299

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Hot Hitches Brutus 210mm Solid Steel Shank
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Hot Hitches Brutus 325mm Solid Steel Shank
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Hot Hitches Brutus Adjustable Steel Hitch, 210mm Drop with 70mm Ball
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Trail-A-Mate Jack and Pro Series Hitch Combo
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Trail-A-Mate Jack and Pro Series Hitch Combo

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The Weight Distribution Hitch – And Why Your Trailer Needs It

 

Embarking on frequent caravan trips with the entire family makes for a great way to vacation. Recent advancements in caravan design and technology have made it possible for anyone to camp on his or her own terms. 

It’s a pretty picture – hitching a fully furnished camper trailer to your vehicle and driving off into the sunlit countryside. However, to ensure that technical snags don’t dampen your camping spirit, purchasing a few trailer essentials might be in order. One of these is a towing hitch, also known as a weight distribution hitch.

Weight distribution hitches are commonly promoted as caravan must-haves. You’ll find products such as the Pro Series Weight Distribution Hitch headlining every caravan accessory store, whether you’re shopping online or at a brick-and-mortar outlet. At first glance, these kits might seem rather complicated to decipher and install, especially if you’re new to the camping scene. But the underlying principles of any trailer towing hitch are actually very straightforward.

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.

A weight distribution hitch is generally recommended whenever the weight of your trailer exceeds 50 per cent of your vehicle’s weight. Even if it doesn’t, you should consider purchasing a towing hitch if your vehicle appears to be pointing upwards once the trailer is affixed to it. Owning a good quality product such as a Pro Series Hitch that suits your trailer size and type, is also a future-proof investment. It comes with the added benefit of allowing you to load your trailer to its fullest capacity.

Premium towing hitches are sold as all-inclusive kits that are pre-calibrated for a particular trailer weight. If you refer to the Pro Series Weight Distribution Hitch range, for instance, you’ll find products rated for 550, 750, 1000 and 1200lb loads. Every Pro Series Hitch is also easy to install, and can be left attached to your trailer for added convenience. Reinforce your camping setup with an appropriate towing hitch, and gear it for decades of quality vacation time.

 

Some Of Our Best Sellers

 

Pro Series 800Lb Weight Distribution Hitch

 

EAZ Lift 12" Shank Extra Low Only

 

100mm Equalizer A-Frame Bracket Kit Set Of 2

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