Q: How do I use Weight-Distributing hitches to tow things?

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How do I use Weight-Distributing hitches to tow things?

Your truck was built for towing. It is important to use the proper hitch. A Weight Distributing hitch will distribute the weight to where 10-15% of the weight is on the tongue. To use a Weight Distributing hitch.

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat surface.

  2. Measure the height to the top of the front wheel opening on the fender.

  3. Attach the trailer.

  4. Measure the height to the top of the front wheel opening on the fender again.

  5. Attach the weight distributing bars so that the height of the front fender is halfway between the first and second measurement.

  6. Make sure the trailer is level.

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