TRUE TOW HEAVYWEIGHT – WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION HITCH

$1,120.00$1,460.00

Introducing the True Tow Weight Distribution Hitch - Heavyweight, the trusted weight distribution hitch you already know and love, now available in a higher weight rating for even more towing power!

The Heavyweight is equipped with advanced technology to measure vehicular tongue weight, offering precise measurements and the necessary force to evenly distribute weight throughout your towing setup. With the industry's easiest and quickest installation process, it ensures hassle-free setup. Available in a range of drop lengths and shank sizes, including 4", 6", 8", or 10" drops and 2" or 2.5” receiver sizes, the Heavyweight caters to various towing applications. Select from two weight rating options: either 18,500 lbs. GTW or 22,000 lbs. GTW, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your towing needs!

With our innovative technology and accompanying True Tow app, say goodbye to the uncertainty of whether your trailer is loaded correctly or if your hitch is properly set up.  Spend less time guessing and more time enjoying the outdoors!

Optional Add-Ons

$80.00

Frequently Bought Together

Original price was: $15.00.Current price is: $12.00.
Original price was: $10.00.Current price is: $8.00.
Clear

Make a wish

Not all wishes should stay secret!

Fill out the form below and we will send your gift idea up to 5 email recipients.

Features

BUILT-IN SCALE

The True Tow Weight Distribution Systems feature our signature built-in gauge and stand as the ultimate solution to eliminate the guesswork from proper weight distribution. This gauge accurately measures both tongue weight and distributed tongue weight, ensuring a balanced setup and a Towing Peace of Mind with every towing journey.

Improper Weight Distribution Setup Example

COMPANION APP

The True Tow App makes achieving proper weight distribution easier than ever before! It’s as simple as downloading the app onto your phone (iPhone or Android) and filling out the required information regarding your setup. The app will tell you exactly how to adjust your True Tow system to achieve proper weight distribution.

STRONG AND VERSATILE

Crafted from high-strength steel, the True Tow Heavyweight is robust enough to tow medium- to large-sized trailers with ease. Depending on the installed spring arm, the Heavyweight boasts a rating of either 18,500 lbs or 22,000 lbs, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your towing setup!

KEYED ALIKE

LOCK SET

PROTECT YOUR GEAR

Need more security? Choose from a wide variety of accessory locks to further secure your truck and trailer. Order your ball mount with a Hitch Locking Pin or an entire Lock Set (Hitch Locking Pin, Coupler Latch Lock and Padlock) and have them all keyed alike to your True Tow Heavyweight. You read that right, ONE key for everything!

Drop Lengths 4", 6", 8" or 10" drop lengths
Built-in Scale
Shaft 2" or 2.5"
Tow Ball 2-5/16" Tow Ball Included - Not Interchangeable
Max GTW 8,500lbs
12,500lbs
(based off of spring arm size)
Max Tongue Weight 850lbs (8,500lb spring arm)
1,250lbs (12,500lb spring arm)
1,250lbs (w/o spring arms)
V5 & J684 Certified
Drop Hitch Adjustment 1.25" Increments
Weight (2" and 2.5" Shank) 4" drop with 2" shank      = 108lbs
4" drop with 2.5" shank   = 113lbs
6" drop with 2" shank      = 110lbs
6" drop with 2.5" shank   = 115lbs
8" drop with 2" shank      = 111lbs
8" drop with 2.5" shank   = 116lbs
10" drop with 2" shank.   = 113lbs
10" drop with 2.5" shank = 118lbs
Ball Material Stainless Steel
Rise All hitches may be used in rise position
Drawbar Length 4" drop = 7"
6" drop = 9"
8" drop = 11"
10" drop = 13"
Hitch Pin Hole 5/8" Diameter
Trailer Compatibility Max Trailer Frame Height: 6 inches.
*Note* If you have a larger frame we offer an 8" accessory bracket.
Due to the length of the hitch some trailers may require their chains and breakaway cable to be extended and or remounted.
Some sleeve locking couplers will not work with this hitch due to the spacing between the towball and the Lead Screw. Please see the dimension guide to make sure your coupler will fit.

True Tow Middleweight Weight Distribution Hitch Manual

Yes, the largest A-Frame that our weight distribution hitch can fit on is a 2.5″x6″ frame, so as long as it is that size or smaller, it should work!

Add it to your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR); our calculations take the weight of the hitch into account and distributes it.

While not recommended, you can back up with your hitch attached as long as you’re not backing up a steep driveway or anything that is a significant change in grade.

Yes, you can. The purpose of the weight distribution hitch is to return any weight that is lost off the front axle of the tow vehicle when the trailer is attached. It is not meant to take away all the squat in the truck. The tongue weight of the trailer still exists and is added to the back axle causing compression on the springs. If you would like to reduce that remaining squat in the back of your tow vehicle, feel free to use airbags or any other anti-squat system. Just make sure you check that your DTW (Distributed Tongue Weight) is correct for every tow with or without airbags.

The purpose of the weight distribution hitch is to return any weight that is lost off the front of the axle of the tow vehicle when the trailer is attached. It is not meant to take away all the squat in the truck. The tongue weight of the trailer still exists and is added to the back of the axle causing compression on the springs. If you would like to reduce that remaining squat in the back of your tow vehicle, feel free to use the air bags or any other anti-squat system. Just make sure you check that your DTW (distributed tongue weight) is correct for every tow with or without airbags.

If you feel that your truck is still squatting more than normal even after you have adjusted the True Tow hitch to read the DTW that you determined from the DTW tool, double check the following:

  1. Check your tow vehicle ratings and make sure you are not towing over the weight capacity.
  2. Check that all measurements and the tongue weight without the spring arms attached were inputted correctly into the DTW tool to ensure you have the correct DTW.

The DTW should be about 2-3 times more than the original tongue weight of the trailer. If this is not so, something must be wrong. Please contact our Customer Support team so we can look further into resolving this for you.

What's In The Box

Drop Lengths 4", 6", 8" or 10" drop lengths
Built-in Scale
Shaft 2" or 2.5"
Tow Ball 2-5/16" Tow Ball Included
Max GTW 18,500lbs
22,000lbs
(based off of spring arm size)
Max Tongue Weight 1,850lbs (18,500lb spring arm)
2,200lbs (22,000lb spring arm)
2,200lbs (w/o spring arms)
V5 & J684 Certified
Drop Hitch Adjustment 1.25" Increments
Weight (2" and 2.5" Shank) 4" drop with 2" shank      = 140lbs
4" drop with 2.5" shank   = 145lbs
6" drop with 2" shank      = 142lbs
6" drop with 2.5" shank   = 147lbs
8" drop with 2" shank      = 145bs
8" drop with 2.5" shank   = 148lbs
10" drop with 2" shank.   = 145lbs
10" drop with 2.5" shank = 150lbs
Ball Material Stainless Steel
Rise All hitches may be used in rise position
Drawbar Length 4" drop = 7"
6" drop = 9"
8" drop = 11"
10" drop = 13"
Hitch Pin Hole 5/8" Diameter
Trailer Compatibility Max Trailer Frame Height: 6 inches.
*Note* If you have a larger frame we offer an 8" accessory bracket.
Due to the length of the hitch some trailers may require their chains and breakaway cable to be extended and or remounted.
Some sleeve locking couplers will not work with this hitch due to the spacing between the tow ball and the Lead Screw. Please see the dimension guide to make sure your coupler will fit.

INSTALLATION MANUAL

The Gen 2 True Tow Heavyweight Weight Distribution hitch has many significant improvements when compared with the Gen 1 hitch. It has a lighter, more compact design making it easier to store and set up. With more spring arm socket friction area, there is very solid sway control ensuring the safest towing. The all-new Weigh Safe DTW gauge has improved internal components, and is filled with glycerin, making it shock resistant and more durable. The Gen 2 Heavyweight hitch has a built-in clamp bolt, ensuring that your proper setup remains in place for your whole journey. Larger and stronger hardware is used throughout the whole Gen 2 hitch, so you can be confident with even the heaviest of loads. Maintenance is also easier because we made the grease zerks accessible in all positions.

Yes, the largest A-Frame that our weight distribution hitch can fit on is a 2.5″x6″ frame, so as long as it is that size or smaller, it should work!

Add it to your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR); our calculations take the weight of the hitch into account and distributes it.

While not recommended, you can back up with your hitch attached as long as you’re not backing up a steep driveway or anything that is a significant change in grade.

Yes, you can. The purpose of the weight distribution hitch is to return any weight that is lost off the front axle of the tow vehicle when the trailer is attached. It is not meant to take away all the squat in the truck. The tongue weight of the trailer still exists and is added to the back axle causing compression on the springs. If you would like to reduce that remaining squat in the back of your tow vehicle, feel free to use airbags or any other anti-squat system. Just make sure you check that your DTW (Distributed Tongue Weight) is correct for every tow with or without airbags.

The purpose of the weight distribution hitch is to return any weight that is lost off the front of the axle of the tow vehicle when the trailer is attached. It is not meant to take away all the squat in the truck. The tongue weight of the trailer still exists and is added to the back of the axle causing compression on the springs. If you would like to reduce that remaining squat in the back of your tow vehicle, feel free to use the air bags or any other anti-squat system. Just make sure you check that your DTW (distributed tongue weight) is correct for every tow with or without airbags.

If you feel that your truck is still squatting more than normal even after you have adjusted the True Tow hitch to read the DTW that you determined from the DTW tool, double check the following:

  1. Check your tow vehicle ratings and make sure you are not towing over the weight capacity.
  2. Check that all measurements and the tongue weight without the spring arms attached were inputted correctly into the DTW tool to ensure you have the correct DTW.

The DTW should be about 2-3 times more than the original tongue weight of the trailer. If this is not so, something must be wrong. Please contact our Customer Support team so we can look further into resolving this for you.

Introducing the first-ever weight distribution trailer hitch that can truly distribute your load with ease. With our continued efforts in revolutionizing the towing industry and offering our customers a Towing Peace of Mind™, we now offer a truly complete weight distribution system called “TRUE TOW™”. Our Weigh Safe True Tow™ Weight Distribution Hitch includes “True Tow™ Technology”. Check out our DTW Calculator

Weight Distribution Hitch with built-in scale

BUILT-IN SCALE

A built-in scale to measure both tongue weight to ensure 10-15% of GTW and distributed tongue weight to truly give you a distributed towing system.

Adjusting tow hitch

LIVE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

A live adjustment system built into the head assembly with an internal pivot point that eliminates the need to remove the head assembly for re-adjustment resulting in a much easier and quicker installation, anytime adjustment, not to mention it saves a significant amount of time.

Adjusting tow hitch height

EASY HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Easy height adjustment using our dual pin key lock assembly providing safety from theft and ease with 1” hole increments to provide more accurate height adjustment compared to competitors with 1.75” hole increments.

Tow hitch

EXTENDED SLEEK DESIGN

An extended sleek design that generally gives you the ability to lower your tailgate or open your liftgate without the trailer tongue/jack interfering.

Anti-sway trailer hitch

TRUE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Truly distributes the tongue weight of the trailer between the back axle of the tow vehicle, and the axle(s) of the trailer and returns the lost weight off the front axle to provide the customer a safer and smoother ride.

ANTI-SWAY HITCH

Provides anti-sway friction areas that help to reduce sway caused by wind or passing vehicles. The anti-sway friction areas reside in the sway bar connection points in the head assembly and the trailer bracket connection points. The hitch head assembly, spring arms and trailer brackets are all vital components to aid in reducing trailer sway.

Weigh Safe DTW tool

DTW TOOL

DTW (Distributed Tongue Weight) tool application for smartphones (android and IOS) or available on our website to set up the highly accurate distributed system by outputting a DTW that the Weigh Safe gauge on the hitch will read when distributed correctly.

The True Tow™ Weight Distribution Hitch can be easily interchanged between different tow vehicles and trailers so you can put trailer brackets on as many trailers as you want!