HITCH ACCESSORIES

Hitch accessories like ball mounts, hitch couplers, hooks and locks are designed to make using your towing hitch simpler and more convenient. Learn all about towing hitch accessories to make sure that your hitch is optimally equipped.
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How Winches Work

Most people don't go around thinking about towing winches, or winches at all, but if you ever need one, you'll be glad one is around. A winch is a mechanism that winds wire around a drum while keeping a steady tension on it.

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  • 10 Most Popular Hitch Accessories -- and Why?

    10 Most Popular Hitch Accessories -- and Why?

    The right hitch accessories can make or break a towing experience. What do experienced drivers rely on to keep their tow vehicles and trailers free of, you know, hitches? See more »

  • How Ball Mounts Work

    How Ball Mounts Work

    Choosing the proper ball mount is similar to choosing other towing accessories -- safety is the primary concern. But what are the different types of ball mounts available and what are the advantages of each? See more »

  • How Drop Hitch Receivers Work

    How Drop Hitch Receivers Work

    Drop hitch receivers help match the heights of a vehicle and its trailer to keep it balanced and upright on the road. See more »

  • How Hitch Couplers Work

    How Hitch Couplers Work

    Choosing appropriate towing accessories places you that much closer to safer towing -- hitch couplers are no exception. But what are the different types of hitch couplers available and what are the advantages of each? See more »

  • How Hitch Hooks and Anchors Work

    How Hitch Hooks and Anchors Work

    You're driving in a downpour when you roll into a muddy ditch and your trailer hitch is too weak to pull your car out. Hitch hooks and anchors, however, can haul large items easily. See more »

  • How Hitch Jacks Work

    How Hitch Jacks Work

    Unlike most car jacks, hitch jacks make it possible to hoist large items over the trailer hitch for towing. They can be unsafe if used improperly, so make sure you know what you're towing before you use one. See more »

  • How Hitch Locks Work

    How Hitch Locks Work

    Hitch locks help protect your vehicle and your cargo from thieves by fusing your trailer hitch and receiver to each other. See more »

  • How Hitch Safety Chains Work

    How Hitch Safety Chains Work

    Consider hitch safety chains your insurance policy against losing your cargo during transport. Make sure your hitch safety chains are properly installed, or you could find yourself involved in a deadly accident. See more »

  • How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work

    How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work

    Trailer balls and switch balls are mounted on your receiver hitch's ball mount, coupling the trailer to your towing vehicle and bearing the load of your trailer's weight. See more »

  • How Winches Work

    How Winches Work

    Most people don't go around thinking about towing winches, or winches at all, but if you ever need one, you'll be glad one is around. A winch is a mechanism that winds wire around a drum while keeping a steady tension on it. See more »

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