Trailer hitches enable most types of trucks to haul cargo. Without having the proper kind of hitch, it is impossible for a truck to attach and pull trailers.
SUVs and pickup trucks that have trailer hitches can be used for a wide range of purposes. You use them in pulling boats, cargo trailers, campers and many other items. You can find several kinds of trailer hitches. In pick up trucks, they have what is usually considered as “ball trailer hitch.” On the other hand, there are also, what is called “fifth wheel hitches” and the “gooseneck trailer hitches”.
It is also vital that you have a truck that is strong enough to haul whatever it is that is attached to the trailer hitch. Your truck need to have engine strength that is enough to build up the proper momentum necessary to pull the trailer. If you rarely see cars that are equipped with trailer hitches, this is the main reason why.
Furthermore, the trailer hitches need to be installed correctly to the truck. This is important or else, all of the hitch rig may come off and leave your cargo behind. Usually, a certain kind of bumper that is installed under the truck’s tailgate is where the hitch must be mounted. This rig’s strength is the determinant on how much weight your hitch could handle. Different classes of trailer hitches can pull different amounts of weight. The weakest are the Class 1 trailer hitches, since they can only pull up to 2000 lbs. the strongest are the Class 5 trailers since their pulling capacity reach more than 10,000 lbs.
Most sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks have ball trailer hitches. Their hitches consist of metal balls attached to a socket on the cargo area. Larger trailer hitch balls can usually support more weight than the smaller ones. The ball trailer hitches can be used for several purposes than other trailer hitches types. They can even be used in hauling campers, small cargo trailers and boats.
Balls are also used in gooseneck trailer hitches but are attached differently onto the truck. They are attached at the truck bed’s top rather than at the truck’s bumper.
The strongest type of trailer hitch is the fifth wheel trailer hitches. They are used in carrying heavy cargo and the most heavy-duty cargo trucks usually employ fifth wheel hitches.