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(TW) The downward force that is exerted
on the hitch ball by the coupler. The tongue
weight will vary depending on where the
load is positioned in relationship to the
trailer axle(s). To measure the tongue
weight, use either a commercial scale or a
bathroom scale with the coupler at towing
height. When using a bathroom scale, use
the method shown and multiply the scale
reading by three.
A device used to reduce the lateral
movements of the trailer that are caused by
the wind. This may be used in conjunction
with a weight distribution hitch or alone. Do
not use this on a class I or II hitch, or with
Safety chains are required by law and should
be crossed under the tongue of the trailer so
that the tongue will not drop to the road if it
becomes separated from the hitch. Always
leave enough slack so you can turn. Never
allow the safety chains to drag on the ground
and never attach the chains to the bumper.
Trailer classification: safety chain breaking
Class I: 2,000 lbs. (8.9 kN)
Class II: 3,500 lbs. (16.5 kN)
Class III: 5,000 lbs. (22.2 kN)
Each safety chain or safety cable must equal
or exceed the GTW of the trailer.
Connection from the hitch to the trailer.
There are many factors that determine the
correct hitch ball:
Most important is the hitch ball's gross
trailer weight rating.
The mounting platform must be at least
The hole diameter must not be more than
1/16" larger than the threaded shank.
Every time you tow, check the nut and lock
washer to make sure they are fastened
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