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Valley Weight Distributing Trailer Hitch - Level Loader

Posted in How To on March 1, 2010
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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.

The coil-sprung suspension on the back of our half-ton '09 Dodge Ram and Toyota Land Cruiser rides great, but sags out with the weight of a trailer and trail rig behind it. The Valley Industry weight-distributing hitch uses long spring bars that attach to the truck at the ball mount and to the trailer behind the hitch.
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Valley Industries
Lodi, CA 95240

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