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Old 08-20-2013, 08:39 AM
GrassGuerilla GrassGuerilla is offline
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Originally Posted by jsslawncare View Post
The reason I said this, my camper weights 6500lbs when I don't use the load leveler hitch it puts More weight on the truck, and uses more fuel then it does when I use it. My lawn trailer weighs 3800lbs loaded, I don't notice anything difference.
The load leveler, or weight distributing hitch, does not remove weight from the truck. Through leverage, it transfers the weight to the front axle. Shouldn't really affect gas mileage. Exception being if the rear was dragging so low as to create a bind in the drive line. IE if the rear sags so low as to create an excessive angle from the drive shaft to the rear end or tranny.

That hitch should improve handling and braking considerably. But gas mileage? Not so much.
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