Q. Do I need anything special to connect the wiring?
A. Most trucks, vans, SUVs and RVs made since the mid-1990's include factory-installed trailer lighting connectors and even ready-made plugs in the cabin to connect a trailer brake controller. If your vehicle is not prepared for towing, you will need to install a wiring connector. With some planning and research, you can safely splice trailer wiring connectors into your vehicle's wiring system, or take your vehicle to a professional camping or trailer shop and have the wiring installed there.
Q. What's the difference between weight carrying & weight distribution?
A. Weight Carrying is a towing situation where all of the tongue weight is carried directly on the rear of the tow vehicle and on the hitch. Weight Distribution is a towing situation whereby use of a weight distributing hitch, some or all of the tongue weight is evenly distributed throughout from the rear to the front of the tow vehicle.
Q. What does OEM mean?
A. "OEM" stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. This refers to a company - usually a car manufacturer - that acquires a product and reuses or incorporates it into a new product with its own brand name.
Q. Can I weld my hitch to the frame?
A. Never weld a hitch to the frame unless specified by the hitch manufacturer. All welding should be done by a certified professional. Improper welds can weaken both the hitch and the frame of your vehicle.
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