Weight Distribution Hitches or Sway Control
Weight distribution hitches are a popular topic among the travel trailer community. But there's a bit of confusion out there about the difference between weight distribution and sway control. Let's clarify this issue first.
Weight distribution hithces only transfer the tongue weight of the trailer from the rear of the tow vehicle to the front. They do not control trailer sway.
Sway control hitches control the side to side movement in the trailer. Most sway control hitches come with weight distribution as part of the package and most, with the exception of the Hensley Arrow and PullRite, rely on the weigth distribution aspect of the hitch to aid in controlling sway.
Shown is a typical weight distribution hitch without sway control.