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How to choose the right Weight Distribution Hitch

Author: Milford   Date Posted:10 August 2018 

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Founded in 1968, Milford Industries have been committed to ensuring your safety on the road for over 50 years. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or a preparing for your first towing holiday, planning and preparation are the key to having a safe and enjoyable trip. All trailers, including caravans, impact the performance of the towing vehicle, but with the right knowledge and equipment you can set yourself up for a safe and secure adventure.

Towing heavy trailers and caravans can place undue pressure on your vehicle, especially on the rear axle. If the weight is not properly distributed the rear of the car tends to sag, resulting in the front wheels losing contact with the road. This loss in contact decreases steering control and breaking ability, significantly impacting safety. The added stress also causes undue wear and tear on your vehicle’s tyres, increases your vehicle’s fuels consumption, misaligns your headlights and can cause your trailer to sway – further impacting your vehicles performance and safety.

Installing a Weight Distribution Hitch provides support, helping to redistribute the weight more evenly across the vehicle and trailer axles. The Milford Ultra Load Weight Distribution Hitch is designed and manufactured to alleviate the stress on the rear of your vehicle resulting in a far safer towing experience. With built in features to ensure full weight distribution, hassle free reversing and quiet operation paired with a rugged and stylish powder coated finish the Milford Weight Distribution Hitch is the ultimate in load management.

When choosing a Weight Distribution Hitch it is important to match the weight category of the hitch to your towing needs. If the weight category is too low the hitch will apply inadequate force, which results in insufficient levelling. Conversely, if the weight category greatly exceeds your requirements, the over rated system will apply too much load to the vehicle.

Milford now offer Weight Distribution Hitches in three different weight categories, so you will always find the perfect solution. The lightest option suits Medium Duty applications up to 270 kg (600lb). If you require a higher weight category our Heavy Duty hitch is suitable for loads up to 360kg (800lb). Finally, for very heavy loads we have developed a new, Super Heavy Duty hitch, which is rated up to 545 kg (1200lbs). 

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