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Old 11-04-2017, 05:14 AM   #1
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W-D & single-axle trailers

Still learning the ins and outs of weight-distributing hitches.

I read somewhere that a W-D conveys weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle and to the rear axle of the trailer ... but what if your trailer has no rear axle?

With a single-axle trailer, is any weight shifted back to the trailer, or does it only go forward to the tow's front axle?
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Still learning the ins and outs of weight-distributing hitches.

I read somewhere that a W-D conveys weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle and to the rear axle of the trailer ... but what if your trailer has no rear axle?

With a single-axle trailer, is any weight shifted back to the trailer, or does it only go forward to the tow's front axle?
You may have mis-read something. WD takes some of the tongue weight (about 1/3) and moves that to the trailer axle(s) and distributes the rest between the front and rear axle of the tow vehicle.
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Still learning the ins and outs of weight-distributing hitches.

I read somewhere that a W-D conveys weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle and to the rear axle of the trailer ... but what if your trailer has no rear axle?

With a single-axle trailer, is any weight shifted back to the trailer, or does it only go forward to the tow's front axle?
Your single axle IS your rear axle.

WD basically puts a twist in your frame to load the front axle and trailer axles, and unload your rear (hopefully drive) axle of your TV. Used one when I had a Bambi.
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