A trailer hitch is an essential connector between a trailer and a tow vehicle. It is a structural device used for bolting onto the vehicle to provide a coupling connection to hook up a trailer.
After a trailer hitch, we have a receiver hitch. It is a type of hitch that bolts onto the underside of a vehicle. It provides a tube for attaching a ball mount and other hitch accessories.
A ball mount is a receiver hitch accessory that comprises of a shark and a trailer ball platform. The shark works by inserting it into the the firm hitch receiver tube, with the platform providing a solid mounting connection for a trailer ball. Ball mounts come in different styles and capacities.
A trailer ball is the immediate connection point between your vehicle and the trailer. It is made up of a threaded shank and a metal ball. It is connected to the trailer coupler and the ball allows make turns and have a smooth movement over hills and bumps. For installation, trailer balls require a high amount of torque.
A hitch pin consists of a small metal rod used for keeping a ball mount shank and any other trailer hitch parts from separating or sliding out of a hitch receiver tube. It is normally bent in an L shape. It is designed to insert into the side of the hitch receiver and pass through the ball mount shank to come out of the other side. After a hitch pin, we have a hitch lock, which is a key-operated hitch pin for additional safety, and security to your trailer hitch connection.
A trailer coupler works hand in hand with a trailer ball to connect your trailer to your vehicle. It is well designed to form a strong latch firmly around a trailer ball and form a strong connection around it for seamless towing. Trailer couplers typically come in standard sizes and may be adjusted for a secure connection.
A safety chain is a length of chain that is very tough and strong to keep the trailer from having any complete separation from a vehicle, in any case, it becomes disconnected while towing. On every towing setup, two safety chains should be used. They are fixed to the trailer tongue with hooks to allow them to be linked to a vehicle’s trailer hitch.
Trailer Wiring Harness
A trailer wiring harness is a length of wire at the back of a vehicle that allows its electrical systems to connect to a trailer. It is integrated with a vehicle’s existing wiring, to provide a standard connector such as a 4-way flat plug. It supplies power to trailers light and synchronizes them with the taillights of the vehicle. It is one of the most vital parts that is often overlooked.