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Towing Weight Distribution Quiz
by Staff
Towing weight distribution is vital to towing safety. Ensuring that tow weight is properly distributed is among the most important towing safety precautions a driver can take. Test your knowledge on towing weight distributions systems with this quiz.

Having too much tongue weight in relation to gross trailer weight can cause the hitch of the trailer and the rear axle of the tow vehicle to do what?

  • Sway
  • Raise up
  • Shake
  • Dive

Towing weight distribution systems should be used when there is too much tongue weight in relation to what other measurement?

  • Maximum towing capacity
  • Curb weight
  • Gross trailer weight
  • GAWR

Towing weight distribution systems should be used when your trailer weighs in at more than what percent of the towing vehicle's weight?

  • 0.25
  • 0.75
  • 0.5
  • 0.1

Towing weight distribution systems are required by law once a certain value has been reached for which measurement?

  • Gross trailer weight
  • Maximum payload
  • Cargo carrying capacity
  • Curb weight

Which type of spring bar can increase the towing weight distribution’s weight rating?

  • Maximum spring bar
  • Round spring bar
  • Trunnion spring bar
  • Ultimate spring bar

2-in-1 weight distribution systems also come equipped with what other feature?

  • Weight minimization
  • Cruise control
  • Sway control
  • Stainless steel spring bars

What part of the weight distribution system is plugged into the hitch receiver?

  • Spring bars
  • Head assembly
  • Brackets
  • Shank

As the tongue weight is pushing the weight distribution system's spring bars down, what is pulling them up?

  • Head assembly
  • Chains
  • Sway control
  • Brackets

When installing a towing weight distribution system, what is the other main element to keep in mind besides the change in the height of the wheel well rims?

  • The length of the trailer
  • Curb weight
  • The angle of the spring bars
  • The size of the hitch receiver

When installing a towing weight distribution system, onto what other piece is the head assembly mounted?

  • Shank
  • Spring bars
  • Chains
  • Brackets