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Towing accessories are designed to make the towing process simpler and easier for you. Learn about all of the different towing accessories to make sure that your towing rig is properly equipped.

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How Towing Base Plates Work

You're ready to make a much awaited cross-country excursion, sedan in tow for day trips. But unless you've installed towing base plates, you won't make it much farther than your driveway.


How Cargo Carriers Work

How Cargo Carriers Work

Cargo carriers are a great way of transporting almost anything. Learn all about cargo carriers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Trailer Roof Vents Work

How Trailer Roof Vents Work

Trailer roof vents are helpful to have in any enclosed towing apparatus. Learn about trailer roof vents at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Transmission Coolers Work

How Transmission Coolers Work

Transmission coolers are an excellent way to keep transmission temperatures in check while towing cargo. Learn all about transmission coolers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Tie-down Hangers Work

How Tie-down Hangers Work

Tie down hangers are a great way to organize your towing straps. Learn about tie down hangers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Leaf Springs Work

How Leaf Springs Work

Leaf springs are important when towing heavy objects. Learn about leaf springs at HowStuffWorks. See more »