Valley Weight Distributing Trailer Hitch - Level LoaderPosted in How To on March 1, 2010
We know what's right, but we're notorious for doing what's wrong. For example, when towing we've been known to hook a trailer to the back of a truck that isn't quite equipped for the weight. Of course, we make sure the engine and transmission can pull it, the brakes can stop it (trailer brakes are a must), and the weight rating is within spec. The problem arises when hooking a heavy trailer up to a half-ton truck or SUV with a soft rear suspension (rear coil springs especially). The next thing you know the headlights are pointed to the sky. This is where a weight-distributing hitch saves the day.
Valley Industry makes everything you need for towing. Valley quickly set us straight (and level) with its Trunion Style weight-distribution hitch. A weight-distributing hitch is a strange apparatus that, in effect, shores up the coupling between the truck and trailer so it cannot droop down, but it still allows the truck and trailer to turn left and right. This results in a more level and controlled load and safer towing.