Trailer hitch accessories are often needed to properly and safely complete a towing project. A few of the accessories available include locks, jacks, and safety chains. Always consult the owner's manual before installing any trailer hitch accessory.
Locks and Chains
Jacks and Lights
Another important accessory for towing is a jack. Depending on the model, many jacks have vertical or side load capacity. Some also have extra large weight capacities. Lights are vital for optimal safety. Tow lighting ensures the trailer or other items in tow are easily seen by other drivers. Tow lighting connects to the vehicle's lighting for a safer tow.
Receiver Extenders and Couplers
If you need extra length to tow, a receiver extender will do the job. When using a receiver extender, it is important to know that the extender cots the towing capacity in half. A coupler is a vital for any towing project. Couplers are used to connect the vehicle to the trailer. A coupler is placed over the trailer ball and fastened. There are different types of couplers and choosing one will depend on the trailer's size.
A few hitch accessories will ensure a proper and safe towing project.