A weight distribution hitch helps to ensure a stable and safe ride. It allows you to tow to the maximum capacity allowed by your hitch. It improves steering and stopping. It helps to correct your tow vehicle sag. It is necessary to use a weight distribution hitch if your trailer weight is more than fifty percentage of your truck’s weight. If you tow a heavier trailer with your standard rear-mounted hitch, the back end of your truck can be forced lower and the front end raised. This dangerous situation will diminish steering, traction and stopping the power of your truck. Your view of the road ahead will be limited on the driving seat due to its awkward angle. It will also cause increased trailer sway. The result is a life-risking accident.