What you need to know about travel trailer hitches
Driving with an attached pulled travel trailer may be very exciting, but beside the excitement this kind of traveling means great challenge and a lot of responsibility.
The best way to be prepared for these challenges is to be familiar with the mechanism that connects the trailer to the vehicle.
The simple truth is that this mechanism (hitch) is responsible for your safety and safety of other road’s users.
Before buying a travel trailer hitch, one must know that there are five different classes of travel trailer hitches that accommodate basic towing needs.
Each has a different weight rating.
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There are a number of well recognized names in travel trailer hitches’ industry like Reese, Curt, Valley, Putnam and many others. They all are producing top quality travel trailer hitches. These hitches are made of high strength steel, have good reliability and service (if required).
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A travel trailer hitch is considered to be really effective if it is suited for the situation and also considering the load capacity of the vehicle being towed.
They are manufactured with certain load rating and different sizes of coupling parts.
When considered their classification is mostly based on the amount of weight they can carry.
There are three types: weight-carrying hitch, the weight-distributing hitch and the fifth-wheel hitch.
Weight-carrying trailer hitches are made to carry the whole travel trailer’s tongue weight. So if you are about to get this type then you will have absolutely no problem in carrying what you need with it around.
If you think that you will have to do that, then this one is really good for your travel trailer. Weight-distributing trailer hitches are used with a receiver hitch and some special parts which divide the tongue weight among the tow vehicle and trailer axles.
So in case you do not want to put all of the weight on one hitch then this really solves your problem by simply dividing the weight.
Fifth-wheel hitches are made for mounting the trailer connection point in the middle of the truck bed, which is also really useful.
Also some of the big manufacturers of travel trailer hitches are Putman, Hidden Hitch, Valley, Draw-Tite, Reese, Curt, Convert-A-Ball, and Colibert.