Originally Posted by bucko89
But wouldn't a bigger hitch and bags keep the front end down too? I think I'm going to go with a WD hitch but I just want to see what the other options where
Not exactly...A bigger hitch won't do anything for the weight, but ensure the hitch itself doesn't break and the air bags won't do much, if anything for the weight on the front of the truck. Think of it this way....If you have a teeter-totter with "X" amount of weight on one side and without changing the fulcrum point you raise the center up some (air bags) it wouldn't really change the weight on the other end of the teeter totter. Air bags just help level the truck out and take some of the strain off the springs. The load distributing hitch has two extra bars that act as a level and tried to force the front of the truck down to distribute the load better. I know it is hard to explain, but if you see a load distributing hitch at work in person it makes sense. My buddy has a Dodge 2500 that we used to tow a 7k lb camper with. We would hook it up to the hitch and get a good drop at the rear. We would hook up the load distributing bars and it would lift the back up 2 or 3 inches and add weight to the front of the truck.