Which is better trunnion or round bar?

Round bars are typically designed for lighter applications, are a bit harder to install and are usually priced lower than trunnion bars. Trunnion bars are typically designed to be used with heavier weight applications, and easier to install than round bars. Trunnion bars typically offer more ground clearance as well.

What is trunnion hitch?

CURT trunnion bar weight distribution hitches offer precise leveling of your towing setup. They are available in capacities from 5K to 15K and can be purchased as a kit with an included pre-torqued trailer ball and sway control unit.

Is a weight distribution hitch the same as a sway bar?

When it comes to bumper pull hitches weight distribution is not the same as sway control but the two features often go hand in hand. Many weight distribution hitches will have built-in sway control but a stand alone sway control bar cannot distribute weight.

Can you backup with weight distribution bars?

You can back up a trailer with a weight distribution system installed on as long as you don’t end up in too tight of a turn. This is especially true with the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17422 as it has a friction sway control system as well.

Is fastway the same as equalizer?

Equalizer is a very well-known brand of weight distribution system that people are so familiar with that some just refer to all weight distribution systems as equalizer hitches. Fastway weight distribution systems are made by the same company as Equal-i-Zer systems so they are almost an Equal-I-Zer in brand as well.

Should I remove weight distribution bars before backing up?

If using a weight distribution system that does not come with sway control at all then backing up would not be an issue unless making severe turns (jackknifing the trailer) and you would want to remove the spring bars ahead of time.

Does a weight distribution hitch reduce sway?

Weight distribution hitches offer additional features to help with sway control. Better distribution of weight reduces the up-and-down motion of a trailer, while sway control addresses the side-to-side motion. Elements like passing cars and wind can lead to your trailer swaying back and forth.

Should you remove weight distribution bars before backing up?

Can I tow without weight distribution hitch?

Whether you are driving a truck that is a midsize, half-ton, or heavy-duty, a weight distribution hitch will be an important part of your towing setup. Most of the midsize and half-ton trucks out there will require a weight distribution hitch when towing something that is 5,000 pounds or more.