Trailer hitches make camping more fun and towing trailers possible. It serves as the main connector or hook between a trailer and the towing vehicle. A trailer hitch is commonly mistaken for a ball mount, but a ball mount is just an accessory of the hitch.
Meanwhile, there are various trailer hitch types that you have to be knowledgeable of to use the one that best suits you. This article will discuss those types, steps in installing a trailer hitch, and more details about this vehicle part.
Trailer Hitch Types
There are different trailer hitch classes, wherein each class determines its possible and appropriate usage.
Classes 1 and 2 hitches are most suitable with cars and crossovers and sports vehicles, and much larger cars, respectively. Meanwhile, Classes 3, 4, and 5 (Xtra duty) and 5 (Commercial duty) are best used on trucks and SUVs.
Moreover, there are various hitch types, like ball hitch, which is the most common one. Others, like rear receivers and fifth-wheel hitches, are famous for being heavy-duty types. While front mount, gooseneck, pintle, and bumper hitches are all considered a good addition to your small to medium vehicles.
Easy Steps To Install A Trailer Hitch
Some may say that DIY installing a hitch is impossible, but all it takes are the right tools and helping hands. And, of course, this guide:
Elevating your car using a jack to the most comfortable height should be your first step. Remove the bolts on your bumper to see and access the hitch. Your fellow worker should support the weight while you are reattaching the bolts.
After placing the hitch, insert the additional bolts in the openings to maintain the hitch’s attachment to your vehicle. Next is to ensure that the hitch will not be shaky and loosened by tightening the bolts using a torque tool.
Since hitches are uniquely different, you can check additional instructions on your hitch and perform them alongside the above-mentioned.
With trailer hitches, you have to drive two vehicles at a time. So, you must be wondering if your auto insurance covers your trailer. Answer: There’s some level that your policy should cover, especially if it’s your trailer.
So, don’t hesitate to call your insurer to know more.
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