June 2013

Towing and Hitches 101 Buying Guide

by Jarred Potter on June 2, 2013

Towing Tech and Hitch Options

Suspension Connection offers a full line of trailer hitches for almost every make and model. Deciding what one is right for your application will depend on some key factors that we will be going over. So sit back and read up from these categories to find the right options for your vehicle.

Hitches

Hitches are the safest way to haul a trailer. Although many people pull from a ball attached to your bumper, they have limited weight ratings and no height adjustment. Installing a hitch give you the ability to adjust the ball height and will allow you to tow heavier loads. Hitches are offered in three different options.

Frame pull

The first option and most common option is rear frame pull hitch. This hitch is the most popular hitch installed on vehicles today. It is the cheapest option and can pull most every kind of trailer built. This style of hitch mounts in between the frame rails bolting to holes in the frame. The rear pull hitches  are tucked up under neath the rear bumper as hidden from site as the manufactures can make them. All hardware is included and offers a durable powder coat finish. All hitches are equipped with safety chain mounting locations and drilled for a 5/8″ ball mount pin. Rear pulls are the lightest of the three hitches, designed to handle loads as light as a bike rack to as heavy as 20,000 lbs. on some applications. Continue Reading Article

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