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Old 07-02-2014, 11:30 PM   #15
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A W/D hitch can't lift the weight off the rear axle, it actually uses the rear axle as a fulcrum to lever some of the downward force from the bumper hitch to the front with spring bars. The hitch is pulled up, pivots on the rear axle, and pushes down on the front axle. While it makes the TV level out a bit and stop startling raccoons and waking birds in the trees with the headlights, it's not a real solution to being over axle or tire weight capacity.
A weight distribution hitch will lift weight off of the rear axle and move some of it to the front axle and some to the trailer axles. If the rear axle was a fulcrum the weight on the axle would increase.

I recall well in the past an advertisement for a W/D hitch that showed a car hooked to a trailer with no rear tires. Can't remember the hitch brand but I belive the car was a FWD Toronado.
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