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Why Are Trailer Hitches Important?
If you're looking to haul heavy weight on the back of your truck, getting a trailer hitch is a no-brainer. While some vehicles will have a hitch receiver already available, an aftermarket trailer hitch will be better suited to what you'll need. However, it's not as simple as pressing "Buy" on our trailer hitch page. There are numerous options out there, so reflect, evaluate your needs, and read below for some additional guidance.
Various trailer hitch options include:
- Hidden Hitches: Hidden hitches exhibits a "hidden" design which stays out of sight from the rear while eliminating safety risk. They come with universal fitment and easy installation, and they're available in a general black powder coating.
- Fifth Wheels: Fifth wheel trailer hitches are directly mounted into the truck bed, providing an attachment point for "gooseneck"-style trailers. These trailer hitches are perfectly suited for heavy-duty trucks, trailers, and RVs that can haul a ton.
- Reese Hitches: The Reese hitch comes complete with a simple no-drill installation and unique attachment method which lets users latch on hitch receivers of various sizes, which can be switched via a slide inside the opening. This easily gives Reese hitches the title of the most versatile option there is.
Beyond the basic design of your hitch, you'll also want to consider the following:
- Gross Weight, the total weight a trailer hitch can handle towing. Numbers will usually exceed 3,000lbs, but each hitch will vary in its max towing capacity.
- Installation: Some trailer hitches are designed with a no-drill installation that is quick and easy, while others require the trailer hitch to be professionally installed.
- Receiver Size: Some hitches like the Reese hitch allow different sized receivers to be used. Others will have a single receiver size. Be sure you know what it is you need.
- Tongue Weight: This refers to the maximum amount of weight that the tongue of the hitch can handle. Tongue weight can vary from anywhere between 300 to 1,000 lbs depending on the hitch.
As a truck owner, we know how important this decision is for you. So we hope you find exactly what you need here at AutomotiveStuff.com. Of course, if you have any further questions about trailer hitches or anything else, feel free to give us a call. Our team of experts is standing by.
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