Hitch Information and Towing Accessories

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Towing Systems may include the following items:
  • Hitch: Receiver, Gooseneck, or 5th Wheel
  • Ball Mount: Inserts into the Receiver which the Ball is mounted on
  • Hitch Ball: 3 sizes - 1 7/8" -- 2" -- 2 5/16"
  • Brake Control: Needed for trailers with electric/surge brakes
  • Electrical: Some trucks come with towing wiring (4,5,6, or 7 way), some vehicles will require hard wiring for 7 way upgrades
  • Weight Distributing: High-Performance Sway Control -- forces the trailer to stay in a straight line behind the tow vehicle
  • Cargo Management: Accessories that hold and manage your cargo.

    Each towing system will require different products based on Your Vehicle and Your Trailer.




Receivers

Goosenecks

5th Wheels

Receiver Hitch Information

Class II
Class II hitches are weight carrying (WC) hitches rated up to 3500 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 300 lbs. The use of a drawbar and hitch ball of the same rating or higher is required. Class II hitches normally attach to the vehicle frame and or bumper. Always consult your owner's manual for vehicle rating.

Class III
Class III hitches are weight carrying (WC) and also are weight distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications. Not all Class III hitches are rated to be both. The hitch specifications will alert you to a hitch that is not weight distributing. Class III hitches used as weight carrying is rated up to 6000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 600 lbs. Hitches that are used for weight distributing are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs. The use of a ball mount and hitch ball of the same rating or higher is required. To use the weight distribution side of the hitch a weight distribution system is required. Class III hitches attach to the vehicle frame only. Always consult your owner's manual for vehicle rating.

Class IV
Class IV hitches is very similar to Class III hitches except for the weight ratings. Class IV hitches are weight carrying (WC) and weight distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications. Not all Class IV hitches are rated to be both. The hitch specifications will alert you to a hitch that is not weight distributing. Class IV hitches used as weight carrying is rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs. Hitches that are used for weight distributing are rated up to 14,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1400 lbs. The use of a ball mount and hitch ball of the same rating or higher is required for weight carrying. To use the weight distribution side of the hitch a weight distribution system is required. Class IV hitches attach to the vehicle frame only. Always consult your owner's manual for vehicle rating.


Goosenecks
A gooseneck hitch is designed for use in a pickup truck similar to a Fifth Wheel. The difference is that the gooseneck uses a ball and coupler verse a kingpin and pin receiver. Typically, the trailers that are most commonly used for this type of gooseneck hitch is a horse trailer. Gooseneck hitches are offered in a few types of configurations, they are designed to be mounted above or below the trucks pickup bed. Either design (above or below) allows for minimal obstruction when the ball is not in the towing position.
Fifth Wheel Hitches
A fifth wheel is a specially designed hitch with a king pin receiver that mounts over or forward of the rear axle of the vehicle. The hitch connects with the king pin on the fifth wheel trailer. Fifth wheel hitches are easy to operate and require little maintenance.
TOWING ACCESSORIES

Brake Controler
  • 1 to 4 axle trailers
  • Digital output indicator
  • Thumb wheel output adjustment
  • "Up- front" manual over-ride control
  • Overload indicator
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Smooth and simple installation
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Receiver Lock
  • Available in 1/2" or 5/8" Styles for Class I, II, III or IV Hitches
  • Covered Key Slot Prevents Corrosion In Locking Mechanism




Hitch Step

Universal Hitch Step for all full size hitch receivers.
Installs in seconds


Extend your truck's capacity with the Hitch Hand® truck bed extender from Deflecta-Shield Aluminum. Featuring side wings that adjust from 27" - 49" to allow you to carry full sheets of plywood or drywall, as well as a hefty 750 lb. cargo distributed-load capacity, the Hitch Hand includes a 1/4" wall, patented support bar providing 7" of added ground clearance. Side supports fold down to create portable sawhorse or worktable. Fits in standard 2" tow-receiver hitches.



Cargo Carriers


Railed Cargo Carriers
Fixed Cargo Carriers
Folding Cargo Carriers

- 400lb-600lb capacity


Adventure Sytem
  • A lockable modular storage pod and cargo tray designed to fit 2" receivers
  • Swing or non-swing away options available
  • Swing away feature provides easy access to trunk
  • 13.5 cu. ft. storage capacity
  • Weather resistant
  • Usable tray surface area 21" x 49"

Bike Racks
2, 3, 4, and 5 Mount Carriers

Weight Distribution
  • Simple installation and adjustment
  • Fully automatic and self-centering
  • Hooking up spring bars automatically hooks up sway control
  • Reduced noise
  • No U-bolts to conflict with bottle racks or other A-frame mounted items
  • Specific attachment reference points provided
  • Easy adjustment of centerline
  • No need to relocate items on top of A-frame to install Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control
   
 
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