Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Immediate and continuous friction sway prevention
  • Single pivot point eliminates noise and wear points
  • Preset head angle works for every setup
  • Setup is all done on the driver’s side.
  • Load the bars by pumping the handle until desired weight is transferred to the front axle.
  • Pressure gauge to ensure a repeatable setup 
  • Unload the bars by simply twisting the needle valve knob.
  • Composite bars are lighter-weight and 5x more flexible than steel, but with similar strength.
  • Our tapered composite spring bars made with LITEFLEX® technology by Hendrickson cover 600 - 1,600 lb tongue weight.
$1,299.00, $1,319.00 or $1,339.00

Weight Distribution, Reinvented.

Frequently Asked Questions

Even though vehicle manufacturers specify their recommended Front Axle Load Restoration, sometimes it isn't explicitly called FALR.   They all use their own terminology (for instace, Ford calls it "Weight Distribution Correction Factor", and Chevrolet calls it "Hitch Distribution"   Ram doesn't give a percentage, but they indicate that your final measurement needs to be 2/3 restored (67%.)    
Most pickup trucks are going to be closer to 50% and some lighter vehicles recomment 100%  A good rule of thumb is to use 50-100% restoration.   
Here are some examples of sample data found in owner's manuals:

 

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With bumper towed trailers, it creates a problem if there is too much of the weight on the rear axle of the tow vehicle.   Weight distribution hitches move weight to the front axles to help with steering and braking.   While traditional WD hitches are either ‘loaded’ or ‘unloaded’, the Continuum uses a pump to allow you to fine tune the amount of weight you are moving to better control your towing experience.

Weight distribution ‘rules of thumb’:

The need for a WDH is usually mentioned in the tow vehicle owner’s manual. For instance, some trucks require weight distribution for any trailer over 5,000 lb.

If your trailer’s weight (GTW) is more than 50% of your tow vehicle’s weight (GVW)
If your tow vehicle sags when you hook the trailer to it
If you find it difficult to steer or stop
 

Yes.  The continuum has as much, or more friction sway control built into it as the leading brands, although we prefer the term ‘sway prevention.’  Because our bars are always ‘loaded,’ our friction sway prevention is immediate and continuous (hence, the name Continuum.)  This ‘loading’ or ‘stiffness’ can help with handling, but in our opinion, sway control components do little to stop sway once it starts.  

Over the years that we were developing our weight distribution hitch, we studied sway control in an attempt to design the best system.   We studied all of them;  2-point, 4-point, adaptive, self-adjusting, self-centering and all the buzz words the industry had invented.  We conducted an experiment with the top WD hitches on the market.  

We set up a truck and trailer in a warehouse and used air castors under the tires to eliminate the ground friction.  We then took readings of the hitch’s resistance to sway, or the force necessary to overcome the friction sway control components of each brand of hitch.

 

We learned that all brands provide some level of sway control, but that it takes very little force to overcome them.   Some brands don’t load until the angle of the trailer is 2-4 degrees or more.  On a 25-foot trailer, this equates to 3-5 feet, which means your trailer will be significantly outside your lane before it has a chance to be helpful.  

The amount of force required to overcome these devices is low, for instance

Sway Control Results, Safe Towing, Air Casters

In most cases, our hitch can be installed in 30 minutes or less, using only a 9/16” wrench.   The head angle of the hitch is pre-set, and the bar assembly is pre-assembled.   Steps to install the hitch include: Leveling the trailer, setting the height of the hitch ball, mounting the pump and cylinder to the trailer frame, and pinning the cylinder to the spring bar assembly.

Because our bars are made of composite, not steel, we are able to cover 600-1600 lb tongue weights with the same bars.   We partnered with Hendrickson, the world leader in suspension systems for heavy duty trucks.  Their LITEFLEX composite bars are five times more flexible than steel with the same strength (and much lighter!)  You can trust them to hold up, too, since they are corrosion resistant.