Towing Weight Distribution Quiz

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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?

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 dive. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

Towing weight distribution systems should be used when there is too much tongue weight in relation to the gross trailer weight. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

Towing weight distribution systems should be used when your trailer weighs in at more than 50 percent of the towing vehicle's weight. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

Towing weight distribution systems are required by law once a certain value has been reached for the gross trailer weight. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

A trunnion spring bar can increase the towing weight distribution's weight rating. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

2-in-1 weight distribution systems also come equipped with sway control. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

The shank is the part of the weight distribution system that is plugged into the hitch receiver. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

As the tongue weight is pushing the weight distribution system's spring bars down, the chains are pulling them up. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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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?

When installing a towing weight distribution system, it is important to note the angle of the spring bars, as well as the change in the height of the wheel well rims. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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

When installing a towing weight distribution system, the head assembly should be mounted onto the shank. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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