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First off, let’s discuss what hitch couplers are. There are two main components of a hitch coupler: the coupler and the ball hitch. The ball hitch is typically attached to its receiver, which in turn will be attached to the towing vehicle, whether it’s an RV, a pickup truck, an SUV, etc. The hitch coupler is the co...
First off, let’s discuss what hitch couplers are. There are two main components of a hitch coupler: the coupler and the ball hitch. The ball hitch is typically attached to its receiver, which in turn will be attached to the towing vehicle, whether it’s an RV, a pickup truck, an SUV, etc. The hitch coupler is the component that is attached to the trailer. When you want to tow a trailer, you will want to couple these two components – the ball hitch and the coupler.
Towing a trailer is not as easy as just attaching the ball to the coupler and then driving away. You will need skill and experience to pull it off. There are even some trailering methods that will require the practiced touch of a highly-skilled veteran. You will also need to do a lot of planning to make sure that the weight capacities of the trailer you will be towing, plus the load itself, will match up with the equipment you will be using.
Hitch couplers and ball mounts are separated into different classes based on their weight capacities. Class-I will have a max TW (tongue weight) of up to 200 lbs. and a GTW gross trailer weight of up to 2,000 lbs. and it goes all the way up to Class V, where max TW can go as high as 1,200 lbs. and the GTW up to 12,000 lbs. max.
Once you are done with the planning and have correctly estimated the tongue weight, gross trailer weight, and the towing capacity of your specific towing vehicle, you can now select which hitch coupler you will need. The types that are most popular are A-frames, goosenecks, and straight tongue couplers.
Gooseneck couplers have lengthy tubular shafts which attach to a gooseneck hitch and can carry even more weight than A-frames. These are designed for heavy-duty towing like multiple cars, horse trailers with more than one horse, and Bobcat trailers as well. The capacity of a gooseneck trailer will typically be from 20,000 lbs up to 40,000 lbs.
A straight tongue coupler, also called channel type, is a hitch coupler designed with a mounting mechanism or “tongue” that is usually bolted or mounted onto the trailer. Some straight tongue couplers will have fold-away mechanisms. This will save space because the trailer tongue can be folded away when not in use, allowing more cargo to be loaded onto the bed.
A-frame couplers are the most commonly used hitch couplers for class I, II, and III trailers. These couplers are mounted on angled A-frame tongues and can carry more weight. These are usually mounted on trailers that are used for heavy-duty work like landscaping, utilities, and hauling other vehicles.
Coupler A-Frame 5000 lbs. Class III Value Series Black Primer 2" Ball – This A-frame coupler mechanism is the most popular and commonly used of all the hitch coupler types. Available from SAE Class I up to IV.
This trailer coupler repair kit comes with all the parts you need to fix up your tongue couplers. Compatible with 1-7/8" couplers.
This brand dubs itself as “the strongest in the industry”. Available in a wide variety of coupler styles, tongues, and latches which allow for a multitude of configurations.
2 5 16 Bolt-On Coupler
2 5 16 Trailer Coupler
2 Adjustable Trailer Coupler
2 Inch Adjustable Trailer Coupler
2x3 Trailer Tongue Extension
A-Frame Coupler Repair Kit
Adjustable Angle Bracket
Adjustable Hitch Step
Adjustable Shelf Brackets
Air Filter Coupler
ATV Trailer Coupling
Class 3 Coupler
Double D Coupler
As opposed to traditional weight distribution hitches that use spring bar chains, the TruTrack hitch with sway control has adjustable brackets. A variety of towing setups can be accommodated by these brackets that keep the spring bars in place.
With these bumper brackets, the adjustable tow bar can be attached to the bumper or frame of your vehicle and is connected to a ball mount on your RV's trailer hitch. When you reach your destination, you can tow the vehicle behind your RV, allowing you more flexibility and mobility.
The standard ball size for a trailer hitch is 2 inches in diameter. Most trailers have a 2-inch coupler, making the 2-inch ball the standard size. However, the ball size may be different depending on the size of the trailer. The other common ball sizes include 1-7/8 inches and 2-5/16 inches.
Components of a standard trailer coupler-
A gooseneck hitch is a truck bed hitch that connects to a gooseneck trailer using a hitch ball. Gooseneck hitches are typically rated for pulling up to 30,000 lbs. or more, and they are commonly used to tow livestock trailers, horse trailers, and flatbed equipment haulers.
Cast steel gooseneck coupler designed for easy welding to 3" or 4" diameter tubing. Quick and easy latching action eliminates the need to be in tow vehicles for hook-up. 2-5/16" ball size. 24,000 lbs.
Some 5th wheel to gooseneck adapters attaches directly to the gooseneck ball with an extended tube on the trailer, allowing you to attach your trailer to the gooseneck ball on your truck. This type is a special hitch that gets installed in the truck bed and connects to the gooseneck ball of the truck.
The Accessory Hitch is a bolt-on 2" hitch receiver. This bolts onto the TRAIL SWING to allow standard tow hitch-mounted accessories such as bike racks or cargo racks to swing out with the tire! A ball mount is a receiver hitch accessory consisting of a shank and a trailer ball platform. The shank inserts into the hitch receiver tube, while the platform provides a solid mounting point for a trailer ball. A ball mount is one of the most common trailer hitch parts.
Safety pins give peace of mind when coupling a trailer to a tow vehicle. This ensures the coupler latch will stay in place while towing. Simply insert your ignition key into the lock, turn it once and the lock mechanically and permanently learns the key code. The BOLT Coupler Pin Lock is a convenient and secure option to lock up your trailer, and setting up the lock is easy!
The tongue lock on your trailer is an easy, affordable way to keep the bad guys at bay and ensure your trailer stays yours. No lock is 100% foolproof, however. To create a deterrent and make it difficult for would-be thieves to steal your trailer, tongue locks are installed on trailer tongues.
The hitch lock on your trailer should be strong and secure enough to prevent potential thieves from separating it from your vehicle. By locking down your trailer, any other vehicle operator will not be able to connect to your trailer when it is not actively attached.
High Hitch Adapter
Intake Hose Coupler
Lever Lock Coupler
Max Coupler Off Road Hitch
Small To Large Hitch Adapter
Trailer Hitch Coupler
Washer Fluid Hose Coupler
Wire Harness Coupler
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Hitches and Towing
Hitches and Towing