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Will Using a Weight Distribution System Increase Towing Capacity of Vehicle

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will an equalizer hitch allow me to be able to tow a heavier trailer than what what my truck is rated for? If so, how much more?

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An equalizing hitch or weight distribution can sometimes increase the capacity of the receiver hitch, but the vehicle manufacturers stated towing capacity or rating will always be the final determination of how much the vehicle can tow. Any towing system will only be as strong as its lowest rated component.

I would urge you to abide by the stated towing capacity of your truck. Failure to do so can cause the hitch to fail or damage drive train components on the vehicle.

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