Question: How do I know if my weight distribution hitch is too tight?

It is recommended to install the weight distribution and use as many chain links as possible then snap up the bracket and measure your wheel wells. If your rear wheel well is higher than your front then there is too much tension; if your front wheel well is higher than your rear then there isnt enough tension.

How tight should my weight distribution bars be?

The answer to the question- *if* the hitch is properly set up to begin with, the bars should be tight enough that the front and rear of the tow vehicle drop the same amount, because the purpose of the hitch is to take the weight of the hitch and divide it equally between the front TV axle, the rear TV axle, and the

Can you over tighten an equalizer hitch?

Do not over-tighten the angle set bolt. Check that all link plate bolts are tightened to 65 ft-lbs. Check the nuts holding the L-brackets to make sure they are torqued to between 70-75 ft-lbs. Remove the hitch pin, and return the head and shank to the upright position.

Can you overload a weight distribution hitch?

The goal is to place 10 to 15 percent of the total trailer weight on the hitch. Any less, and you might experience unpredictable, dangerous sway. Any more, and you might overload the tow vehicles rear axle, leading to a catastrophic failure.

What do the washers do on a weight distribution hitch?

Then, youre supposed to connect the trailer and measure the amount of settle on both the front and rear axles with the goal of returning the front height most (if not all the way) back to normal. The washers allow you to adjust the amount of pressure thats applied to the lever that makes up your WD hitch.

How do I adjust my weight distribution hitch?

7:0911:15How to Set Up a Weight Distribution Hitch - YouTubeYouTube

How do I adjust the equalizer weight distribution hitch?

5:559:22How to Install an Equalizer Hitch - YouTubeYouTube

Should I grease my equalizer hitch?

The friction surfaces of the head should be kept clean and well lubricated with a good quality multi-purpose or bearing grease. These are the surfaces where the arm sockets rub against the top and bottom plates of the head. It is not necessary to apply grease to the L-brackets on any hitch model.

How do I stabilize my hitch?

3:306:36Hitch Clamp - YouTubeYouTube

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