The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 12, 2008

    Default weight distribution effects

    I am getting a new trailer and plan on using a weight distribution hitch so as to ease the burden on my Suburban 1500 (1/2 ton) and also to increase the quality of the ride and well as the safety. I was telling a serviceman at a Chevy dealership this and he said it was much better for the car but did not increase the amount of weight a vehicle could pull. Is that correct?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2008


    My new Dodge Ram 1500 says that it can tow under 5,000 lbs with a dead hitch, and more (up to specs) with a weight distributing hitch.

    So I'd agree that it will increase the amount of weight you can pull "safely".

    If the ponies get to moving around on the highway, the hitch helps keep the trailer stable.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 12, 2007


    Chances are the 'maximum' amount your suburban can pull, as listed by the manufacturer, already includes the additional bump from a weight distributing hitch (most do).

Similar Threads

  1. Weight distribution hitches... reviews?
    By Ibex in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jun. 23, 2011, 01:39 PM
  2. Weight distribution hitches -- cost
    By FrittSkritt in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Apr. 11, 2011, 11:51 PM
  3. Proper and Improper weight distribution
    By Andrea_W in forum Eventing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Oct. 9, 2009, 11:36 AM
  4. Uneven weight distribution across stirrup?
    By RolyPolyPony in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Sep. 27, 2009, 11:29 PM
  5. Weight Distribution Hitch - hooking up to truck
    By Bopper in forum Off Course
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May. 15, 2009, 02:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts