View Poll Results: What make is your primary tow vehicle?

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  • GM

    41 34.75%
  • Ford

    39 33.05%
  • Ram/Jeep

    17 14.41%
  • Toyota

    11 9.32%
  • Nissan

    5 4.24%
  • Other

    5 4.24%
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Thread: Tow Vehicle

  1. #331
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    I feel like thatís a way over simplification of the forces at work here. If that were the case then the tow vehicle would end up lighter with the trailer than without which does not happen. What a weight distribution hitch does is reduce the vertical pivot in the ball which allows tongue weight to be shared among all 3 axles however the rear axle of the tow vehicle still carries most of the tongue weight but all of the added weight to the vehicle is supported by the hitch still. There is no way to take a 1160 lb tongue weight and get the trailer axles to support 660 lbs of it. It would be cool to see someone test all of our theories with scales though


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  2. #332
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    I feel like thatís a way over simplification of the forces at work here. If that were the case then the tow vehicle would end up lighter with the trailer than without which does not happen. What a weight distribution hitch does is reduce the vertical pivot in the ball which allows tongue weight to be shared among all 3 axles however the rear axle of the tow vehicle still carries most of the tongue weight but all of the added weight to the vehicle is supported by the hitch still. There is no way to take a 1160 lb tongue weight and get the trailer axles to support 660 lbs of it. It would be cool to see someone test all of our theories with scales though


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    Of course that's an oversimplification, but it's an illustration of what it does

    It's been done, many times. Take a truck and trailer to the scales with a WD hitch. Weigh the rear axle with the WD bars disconnected, and then connect them and see the difference. It shifts some weight to the front axle, and the rear axle weight, as well as the weight felt by the hitch, is lessened.
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  3. #333
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  4. #334
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    this has come up a lot recently on a couple forums.
    my only learn has been:

    buy a chevy you are good.
    buy a ford and you are replacing the hitch.
    no mention of dodge so crawl under and look. replace if only 5k..
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  5. #335
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    There was only 3 inside I seen. The GM strike has delayed production

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