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What are the parts of a trailer hitch called?

What are the parts of a trailer hitch called?

Parts of a Trailer Hitch Diagram

  • Trailer Hitch.
  • Ball Mount.
  • Trailer Ball.
  • Hitch Pin.
  • Trailer Coupler.
  • Safety Chains.
  • Trailer Wiring Harness.
  • Tow Vehicle.

What is the part that goes into the receiver on a hitch?

Hitch Ball
Hitch Ball – The part that the trailer coupler attaches to. It is usually attached to a ball mount, which is inserted into the receiver end of a hitch.

What are the parts of a trailer?

Trailer Components

  • Trailer Fenders.
  • Trailer Jacks.
  • Trailer Ramps.
  • Trailer Couplers.
  • Trailer Lights & Electrical Components.
  • Trailer Safety Chains.
  • Dump Trailer Pumps & Remotes.

What is the shank on a trailer hitch?

A shank is the hole in the ball mount that the trailer ball goes into. The shank size is determined by the trailer hitch class you are purchasing: Class I & II: 3/4″ Diameter.

What is the difference between a step bumper and a receiver hitch?

A step bumper is exactly what it sounds like—a bumper with a step built into its frame. While not all step bumpers can serve as towing hitches, some units come with a mounting hole for a hitch ball. Meanwhile, a receiver hitch is a type of towing hitch that mounts to the frame of a vehicle.

How do you measure a hitch shank?

Measure from the top of the ball to the flat part of the base where the ball will sit on the hitch head. Do not include the length of the threaded shank. Measure from the ground directly below the receiver to the inside top of the receiver tube (where the top of the shank will be).

What is a bolt on trailer hitch?

A bolt on trailer hitch permanently attaches directly to the vehicle, providing an attachment from the vehicle to the trailer with the use of a bolt on installation kit – no welding is required. Bolt on trailer hitches are installed on the back of your vehicle, making it possible for your vehicles body to protect what you’re pulling.

What are trailer hitches?

Trailer hitches are means of connecting a trailer to the rear of your vehicle.

What vehicles does trailer hitch?

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  • What size is the trailer hitch?

    The two most common sizes of trailer hitch receivers are 1-1/4″ and 2″. Class I and Class II trailer hitches typically have a 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ receiver opening. These hitches are most often found on passenger cars and smaller SUVs.