How Does the New Weigh-Safe True Tow Work?
Distributed Tongue Weight, is the number that the Weigh-Safe, True Tow app on your phone gives you after you’ve entered trailer loaded weight and 3 measurements in the app. Then all you do is, with the boxed end wrench that comes with True Tow, tighten or loosen the lead screw on the hitch head. Doing this tightens the sway bars that you would normally do by manually lifting the spring arms and guessing the tongue weight. True Tow gives you the tongue weight and gives you a range for 10 to 15% of tongue weight. It’s scientific and accurate for safe trailering.
The lead screw is attached to a central beam under the main frame of the hitch head that is attached to the end of the spring arms. The spring arm brackets at the end of the beam sits below the weigh ball. The lead screw moves the central beam up and down putting pressure on the spring arms or relieving pressure from the spring arms. Since the weigh ball is on top of the central beam, when you crank the lead screw to lower the tongue weight the scale reads that weight. So, tightening the lead screw lowers your tongue weight. A great way to adjust the tongue weight without touching the spring arms. It’s an unique system.
Besides True Tow weighing your trailers tongue weight, making it easy to adjust tongue weight, but also has 4 points of friction for trailer sway control on the spring arms. It doesn’t get better than this.
The phone app that comes with True Tow, stores your trailer info from hitch height to tongue weight and trailer weight. True Tow comes with a locking 2 pin for adjusting hitch height without tools.
It’s called Weight Distributing Hitch because most of your trailer tongue weight is normally on your truck’s rear axle. WDH lifts the spring arms and thus the trailer tongue, moving some of the tongue weight to your trucks front axle balancing and leveling your truck and trailer.