Available for a wide range of trucks, jeeps and SUVs, Receiver Hitches are the perfect addition to the frame of your vehicle to increase the quality and performance while towing. Available from our selection are B&W Heavy Duty Hitch Receivers as well as the Pro-Series line of receivers. Each manufacturer has it's own unique features with a common goal of providing you with the best towing and hauling solution with room to add on in the future. Curious about receiver hitches and the different manufacturers? Keep on reading or, click on of the links below for a better explanation.
What exactly is a Receiver Hitch?
By definition a Receiver hitch is a device that attaches to the frame of your vehicle in order to aid with towing and hauling. All receiver hitches are built with a rear facing opening that is designed to mount removable accessories such as ball mounts, hitch specific bike racks, cargo carriers and many others.
How are Receiver Hitches Categorized?
Custom built trailer hitches are designed based on the year, make and model of your vehicle as well as manufacturer vehicle weight specifications. The weight specifications are separated by Class ranging from Class I to Class 5, and include different ratings based on normal weight carrying capacity (WC) as well as Carrying Capacity with a weight distribution system (WD). Check out the graph below for a better visual.
How does a receiver hitch operate?
Why are Weight Carrying and Weight Distributing Ratings Important?
If the proper weight ratings are not followed, excessive tongue weight will have a negative impact on your vehicle and whatever it is you are trying to tow, this effect is called diving. If your vehicle dives too much, this can be harmful to the rear axle of your vehicle and will damper brake and steering conditions making it much harder to maneuver when you are working with a heavy load.
What Manufacturers offer Receiver Hitches?
As of right now, you can choose from B&W or Pro-Series Receiver Hitches. Both brands offer a complete solution for all of your towing needs and can be purchased for a wide variety of trucks, jeeps and SUVs
Which manufacturer should I choose?
Both receiver manufacturers bring to the table unique features designed to fit your every need. The main difference between the two brands has to do with the GTW rating or Gross Trailer Weight Rating.