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Congratulations on Getting Hitched

It's not often you'll hear a guy congratulate another guy on getting hitched and actually mean it. The one exception is when he's referring to trailer hitches. Whether you tow a boat, camper or just a trailer full of yard waste, lashing a chain between the two, crossing your fingers and hoping for the best is definitely not the way to go. In fact, it's the surest way to watch your gear sail right into your back end when you come to a quick stop. You need a hitch and the right hitch accessories for safe tows.

The one thing you should know about trailer hitches is that one size does not fill all. So when you're shopping around, pay close attention to its weight rating in relation to what you're looking to tow. Here in the United States, trailer hitches are classified into five separate categories. Each category is based on the amount of weight the hitches will support. Classes I and II are designed for lighter loads of no more than 3,500 lbs, and they generally have a 1.25" square receiver. Classes III, IV and V can accommodate weights of up to 10,000 lbs and more, and they normally have a 2" square receiver. For even more towing capacity, bolt on 16,000 lbs of towing strength with a 5th wheel hitch. Providing convenience in equal measure with heavy-duty performance, a 5th wheel hitch features single-handle operation, a dual pivot head and a 4-position height adjustment. These heavy-duty trailer hitches are intended for towing larger items, like boats and campers.

Trailer hitches come in two standard varieties: receiver hitches and fixed-drawbar hitches. Receiver hitches are the more functional of the two, mounting directly onto the frame of your rig and capable of accepting a wide range of towing accessories. Fixed-drawbar hitches have the disadvantage of a one-piece construction, with a built-in hole for the trailer ball that typically makes them incompatible with aftermarket accessories.

Unlike generic parts, custom trailer hitches are engineered to your specific make, model and year, providing a reliable and safe connection. Ford F150 trailer hitches, Silverado hitches and all those like them are robotically-welded to provide strength and sealed against the elements with a powder-coated finish, keeping them looking factory-fresh and free of rust, corrosion and oxidation.

Many trailer hitches, like those designed by CURT, are even crafted with an open back-end to allow for easy cleaning. Whether you're looking for a receiver hitch, fifth wheel hitch or winch mount, CURT towing accessories deliver proven reliability and even come backed by a lifetime warranty in many cases. Plus, you don't have to give up half of everything you own every time you feel like getting un-hitched!

Gooseneck hitches and other similar Toyota accessories enable you to conveniently and safely transport anything to and from your destination without worrying about losing it along the way. Simple to mount, they feature a bolt-on installation that is easily accomplished wherever you park your rig.

Please feel free to call toll-free 800.874.8888 or e-mail with any questions. We are delighted to be of assistance in finding the right auto parts for you, be they car parts, truck parts or SUV parts.

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