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Towing Equipment

Towing equipment allows every capable vehicle to pull any type of trailer, boat or recreational vehicle out there. To ensure a safe journey, make sure that your vehicle is equipped with the right kinds of towing equipment.

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How Rigid A-frame Tow Bars Work

You're finally heading out on that long-awaited vacation. You've got your RV and your car packed up. All you need is your rigid A-frame tow bar to connect the two, and you're ready to go.

How Trailer Bearing Protectors Work

Trailer bearing protectors keep trailer hubs clean while keeping grease and other contaminants out, prolonging the life of the trailer bearings and saving you the expense of replacing them every year.

How Fifth Wheel Safety Systems Work

Safety systems for fifth wheel trailer setups are simple to install and easy to use.

How Towing Monitoring Systems Work

If your trailer is losing air in its tires, you need to know right away -- that's where towing monitoring systems come in.

How Trailer Spindles Work

If your trailer's wheel bearings have failed, then you probably need new spindles, too. Spindles are a critical part of the axle assembly. In fact, every trailer needs at least two. But what are spindles, anyway?

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.

How Stairs and Steps Work

You might not consider stairs and steps a towing accessory; in fact, you may never have associated stairs and steps with towing at all. What do stairs and steps have to do with towing, anyway?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Trailer Wiring Works

When you're towing your boat, you'll want the other drivers to see your turn signal when you veer down Lake Road. So get those taillights on your trailer working.

How Axle Spring Seats Work

You can be forgiven if you've never noticed the axle spring seats in your trailer. They're small, inconspicuous and are usually hidden beneath the axle. But the job they do in maintaining your trailer's alignment is necessary.

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?

10 Most Popular Towing Accessories -- and Why

It's hard to drive across the country towing thousands of pounds while cars are whizzing past you at breakneck speed. These 10 towing accessories may turn a harrowing ride into the trip of a lifetime.

How Lube Pumps for Towing Work

The worst feeling while towing your car on vacation is to realize the transmission has died. Towing lube pumps can prevent this disaster with another means of transmission lubrication.

How Towing Locks Work

You can't trust your trailer and all the stuff in it to a simple padlock.You need something better-suited for the job. But what's so different about towing locks?

How Towing Braking Systems Work

Sightseeing in your RV is a great way to spend a vacation. But when you step on the brakes, what's going to stop that car you're towing behind you?

How Tow Hooks Work

Sometimes a vehicle may get so stuck you can't tow it out easily. Your vehicle's tow hooks may be the key. But isn't that dangerous? How do you use them safely?

How Trailer Wiring Testers Work

Malfunctioning turn signals on your trailer may cause an accident. Wiring can be a real headache --what's the best way to track down the source of an electrical problem?

How Horse Trailer Accessories Work

If you want to know what accessories you should add to your horse trailer, you should probably ask a horse. The horse may ask for something practical like a feed bag or a head bumper. Or it may just want a poster of Secretariat for the wall.

How Self-aligning Car-mounted Tow Bars Work

The problem a lot of RV owners have is when they get off the open road and into a more populated area. That's why many enthusiasts tow an extra car behind their RV, and they're hitching them up with self-aligning car-mounted tow bars.

How Tow Dollies Works

Most of us have used a dolly at some point when packing up and moving out. These two-wheeled wonders also come in the larger, vehicular variety for towing.

How Self-aligning Motor home-mounted Tow Bars Work

Owning a motor home or RV is all about freedom. That is, until you get into a congested area. Then a motor home can seem like a prison. But you can escape that prison by towing a car behind you. Enter self-aligning motor home-mounted tow bars.

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