Before you hit the road with that boat, camper, or any other kind of trailer, make sure your vehicle can handle the load. The towing capacity can be found in your owner’s manual and the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) on a label on the door jamb, and for all your towing gear look nowhere else but right here. Our digital shelves are packed with the hitches, ball mounts, trailer jacks, electrical parts and more to make trailer towing safe and easy.

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If all you have is a ball mounted on a hole in your rear bumper, that’s not going to cut it for towing most trailers. We can set you up with a trailer hitch that mounts to your vehicle’s frame, from Class I hitches that can tow up to a 2,000 lb. trailer all the way up to Class V hitches that can tow trailers up to 20,000 lbs. We also have the weight distribution hitches and sway control devices to distribute the tongue load and reduce sway caused by wind.

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    • (165 reviews)
      # sp663
      Trailer Hitch by CURT®. If you're looking for a safe towing solution, this trailer hitch by CURT is what you need. It is constructed from quality American steel and coated with a liquid Bonderite® coating and a black powder coat...
      Manufactured from premium American steelCoated with a liquid Bonderite® coating
      $56.14 - $266.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 3135831
      Universal Class 3 Towing Starter Kit for 2" Receivers by CURT®. 7500 GTW, Kit Includes: Ball Mount, 2" Trailer Ball, Hitch Lock, Rubber Hitch Cover and Sturdy Reusable Case. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup, including mounts...
      Ball mounts fit a 1-1/4", 2" or 2-1/2" receiverShank hole from 3/4" to 1-1/4"
      $39.84 - $41.19
    • (32 reviews)
      # sp7830
      Towing Wiring Harness by CURT®. This provides all you need to connect a trailer to the tow vehicle. Generous length allows plenty of wire. Female end is for tow vehicle, male end for trailer. You can cut it to appropriate length to...
      Custom fitAmple length
      $9.43 - $76.29
    • (2 reviews)
      # 15692845
      Universal Weight Distribution Hitch with 2-5/16'' Trailer Ball and Sway Control by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $233.99 - $262.81
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1093822
      Universal Sway Control Kit by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier around the...
      Helps limit lateral trailer movement to reduce swayFits most weight distribution hitches or a sway tab mount #45820
      $35.41
    • (1 review)
      # 2155137
      Universal Collar Style Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Coupler by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $45.49 - $51.14
    • (5 reviews)
      # sp664
      Front Trailer Hitch by CURT®. If you want to use the front end of your vehicle for various towing applications, this front mount trailer hitch is the way to go. It can be used for mounting a winch, snow plow, cargo carrier and...
      $36.13 - $226.03
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp18195
      16K Receiver Hitch with 2" Receiver Opening by B&W Trailer Hitches®. 16000 lb GTW / 1600 VTW. Designed with utmost care and attention to detail this top-notch product by B&W Trailer Hitches ensures safety and years of reliable...
      $235.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1082273
      Universal Soft-Trac II Breakaway System with Charger by CURT®. Wiring adapter to connect OEM brake controller wiring on vehicle to electric brake controller. 2' wire, protective sleeve.
      Activates electric trailer brakes in the event of a breakawayCompatible with trailers with up to three axles
      $38.19
    • (116 reviews)
      # sp923
      Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite®. A sturdy hitch from Draw-Tite is engineered and built from the ground up to fit your vehicle perfectly, and allow you to tow safely and easily.
      $58.21 - $275.63
    • (8 reviews)
      # 2154872
      Universal Class 2 Gloss Black Powder Coat Euro Style 3-1/4" Drop Ball Mount for 1-1/4" Receivers by CURT®. 3500 lbs GTW / 350 lbs TW, 7-1/4" Length, with Permanently Attached Trailer Ball. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup,...
      Choose the right ball mount for your receiverUse adapter bushing (sold separately) if the shank hole diameter is larger than required
      $25.82
    • (11 reviews)
      # sp930
      Trailer Hitch by Reese®. Install a trailer hitch between the frame rails of your truck, whether it's a stake truck, service body, pickup or motorhome. These are custom installations, and may require welding, additional parts like...
      $188.21 - $642.97
    • (2 reviews)
      # 3727416
      Universal Class 5 Fusion Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Receivers with 1-7/8", 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Balls for 2" Receivers by Tow Ready®. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard receiver hitch mount. The ball is welded, not bolted to the...
      Ball is welded to mount, not fastened with a nut that can get loose over timeFits standard square receiver tube opening
      $49.56 - $55.01
    • (1 review)
      # 50081177
      Universal Adjustable Tow Bar by Tow Ready®. 5000 lbs. With Bolt Together 2-Piece Adjustment Arms. Flat-towing is the preferred method for towing a dinghy vehicle behind your motorhome or pickup camper. This tow bar is how to do it....
      Light-weight, only 31 lbs.Arms adjust from 26" to 41" for universal fit
      $38.06 - $118.26
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1915993
      Universal Class 3 / 4 2" Drop / 3/4" Rize Towing Starter Kit for 2" Receivers (40565) by Draw-Tite®. 8-1/2" Length, 6000 lbs GTW, 2" Hitch Ball with Lock. Includes Plastic Storage Case. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard...
      Includes 2" hitch ballIncludes receiver lock
      $41.21
    • (2 reviews)
      # 3727522
      Universal Black Pintle Hook with Chrome Hitch Ball and Hardware by Tow Ready®. Pintle hook trailer hitches are popular on construction, agricultural and military trailers. You can either bolt a pintle hook hitch to your truck's...
      Steel constructionWelded for durability and safety
      $54.35 - $57.35
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp5049
      Trailer Hitch by Westin®. Westin's Receiver Hitches feature a round tube design, with some applications featuring a square tube design based on specific allowances or limitations. All feature a Westin quality textured black powder...
      Unique delta cut safety chain loopsWelded stylized forged steel collar
      $89.28 - $170.35
    • (8 reviews)
      # 3135864
      Universal Class 3 Sway Tab Gloss Black Powder Coat Ball Mount for 2" Receivers by CURT®. 7500 lbs GTW / 750 lbs TW, 7-1/2" Length, 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop, 1" Ball Hole. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup, including mounts with...
      Choose the right ball mount for your receiverUse adapter bushing (sold separately) if the shank hole diameter is larger than required
      $30.24
    • (8 reviews)
      # sp931
      5th Wheel Hitches by Reese®. 5th wheel hitches are the favorite of professionals who tow, because their road manners are superior to conventional-hitch trailers. If you're traveling with a trailer on a daily basis, you'll...
      $20.57 - $1,174.90
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp18210
      Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches®. Designed with utmost care and attention to detail this top-notch product by B&W Trailer Hitches ensures safety and years of reliable service. It is made from rigid materials...
      Made to stringent quality standardsProvides the finest in workmanship
      $46.38 - $439.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2375126
      Universal Super Titan™ Red Receiver Adapter by Reese®. Ball 3" to 2". 12000 lbs GTW / 1200 lbs TW. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard receiver hitch mount. Simply choose the correct-rated and correct-sized ball to match....
      Fits standard square receiver tube openingMounts are powdercoated black over e-coat, unless marked otherwise
      $62.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # 11058637
      Universal Hitch Cargo Rack for 2" Receivers by Bully®. The Bully hitch mounted cargo rack is designed to provide easy storage facility. This rack is made from black powder coated steel which renders long lasting durability. It...
      Gives your vehicle a serous off-road lookCustom-crafted for a perfect fit on your vehicle
      $82.56 - $99.92
    • (10 reviews)
      # sp936
      Replacement OEM Harness by Tow Ready®. Wire up your tow vehicle and trailer with whatever it takes to get your trailer lights on, the electric brakes slowing down, and the trailer battery charging. From simple wiring connectors, to...
      $10.73 - $49.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # 35248069
      Universal Pin-Style Trunnion Spring Weight Distribution Hitch by CURT®. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier around the campsite or while traveling with CURT accessories.
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $206.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 49801821
      Universal Brake and Turn Signals Tail Light with 20' Cord with 4-Way Flat Plug by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $46.13 - $55.63
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp7154
      Front Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite®. Add a hitch receiver to the front of your truck. The receiver is handy for all sorts of accessories, from steps to winches to license plates and more.
      2" square receiver tube openingFront mounted receivers offer a secure and useful attachment point
      $86.34 - $170.04
    • (0 reviews)
      # 2157962
      Universal Soft-Trac I Lockable Breakaway System by CURT®. Wiring adapter to connect OEM brake controller wiring on vehicle to electric brake controller. 2' wire, protective sleeve.
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $32.41 - $35.53
    • (9 reviews)
      # sp18244
      Q16 Series 5th Wheel Hitch Head by CURT®. Whether you are towing cross-country or hitting the family campground, 5th wheel trailers offer superior comfort, towing, and construction. Combine these amenities with a CARiD 5th wheel...
      Industry standard rail system for interchangeabilityTrailer weight ratings to 24000 lbs
      $176.06 - $886.03
    • (19 reviews)
      # 2154938
      Universal Class 5 Forged Carbide Powder Coated Ball Mount for 2" Receivers by CURT®. 1-1/4" Ball Hole. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup, including mounts with permanently-attached balls like the modern Euro Mount design and...
      Choose the right ball mount for your receiverUse adapter bushing (sold separately) if the shank hole diameter is larger than required
      $32.08 - $47.41
    • (0 reviews)
      # 3726636
      Universal Trailer Brake Assembly by Pro Series®. One way to ensure your brakes will operate the way they are supposed to is to repair or replace the damaged parts. But when some of the brake components need replacement, it's always...
      Replace corroded or worn-out brake assemblies instead of just the shoesNo fiddling with springs or adjusters – just bolt them on and go
      $31.66 - $42.41
    • (2 reviews)
      # 35246277
      Universal Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $193.44
    • (2 reviews)
      # 2155206
      Universal Ratchet Strap with S-Hook by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life easier...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $9.47 - $17.67
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2374982
      Universal Towing Starter Kit with Plastic Storage Case for 2" Receivers by Reese®. 6000 lbs GTW, 8-1/2" Length, 2" Drop, 3/4" Rise Black Ball Mount with 2" Chrome Hitch Ball and Hitch Lock. These ball mounts fit an...
      Fits standard square receiver tube openingMounts are powdercoated black over e-coat, unless marked otherwise
      $41.21
    • (3 reviews)
      # 3726676
      Universal Cargo Carrier with Fixed Shank for 2" Receivers by Pro Series®. Versatile cargo solutions allow you to take your friends or the whole family's gear along for the ride. Plug one of these cargo carriers into your 1-1/4" or...
      Fits standard receiver hitch receptaclesSome models fold up for compactness when in transit or storage
      $123.04 - $144.60
    • (8 reviews)
      # 2154980
      Universal 2-5/16" Trailer Hitch Ball with Shank by CURT®. CARiD offers a large selection of trailer balls and accessories, available in multiple sizes, ratings and threads. Whether you have a small utility trailer or a 20-ton horse...
      Class 1 through Class 5 tow rating3/4" through 2" shank diameter
      $10.73 - $25.62
    • (1 review)
      # 2155130
      Universal Gloss Black Powder Coat Adjustable Coupler by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $24.72 - $48.65
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp3681
      Trailer Hitch by Rugged Ridge®. Now you can tow with your Wrangler or carry cargo on a rack outside in the rear with this Receiver Hitch With Cargo Rack. The 2" receiver hitch will handle up to a 2000 lb. trailer and the rack can...
      Designed to safely and efficiently haul your loadsMade from the highest quality materials
      $65.99 - $237.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # 2155179
      Universal Weight Distribution Hitch for 2" Receivers by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $199.24 - $236.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 127748829
      Universal Class 5 Super Titan™ Black Fusion Dual-Ball Mount with 2" and 2-5/16" Black Hitch Balls for 3" Receivers by Reese®. 25000 lbs GTW / 4000 lbs TW, 9" Length. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard receiver hitch...
      Fits standard square receiver tube openingMounts are powdercoated black over e-coat, unless marked otherwise
      $82.89
    • (1 review)
      # sp2863
      Impulse™ Digital Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake...
      $75.60
    • (1 review)
      # 2155164
      Universal Adjustable Tow Bar by CURT®. 5000 lbs. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $96.44
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp18246
      Double-Lock Gooseneck Install Rail Kit by CURT®. Whether you are towing cross-country or hitting the family campground, 5th wheel trailers offer superior comfort, towing, and construction. Combine these amenities with a CARiD 5th...
      Industry standard rail system for interchangeabilityTrailer weight ratings to 24000 lbs
      $159.13 - $221.70
    • (1 review)
      # sp934
      5th Wheel Harness by Bargman®. Wire up your tow vehicle and trailer with whatever it takes to get your trailer lights on, the electric brakes slowing down, and the trailer battery charging. From simple wiring connectors, to...
      $55.48 - $69.16
    • (0 reviews)
      # 35233513
      Universal Push-To-Test Breakaway System by CURT®. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with the proper gear, and make your life...
      Activates electric trailer brakes in the event of a breakawayLED lights indicate a good charge, battery charging or low battery
      $36.94 - $41.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp18245
      Front Receiver Tube by Frontier Truck Gear®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Hooker will last a...
      Front Receiver TubeHigh Gloss Long Lasting Powder Coat Finish
      $107.18
    • (16 reviews)
      # sp1244
      HD Universal Hitch Step by CARR®. Give your truck a distinctive custom touch and get complete and easy cargo access with this heavy-duty step. Specially designed non-slip tread pattern ensures safe and effective use, while unique...
      $34.99 - $41.97
    • (8 reviews)
      # 2407619
      Universal Class 3 Gloss Black Powder Coat 4" Drop Reversible Ball Mount for 2" Receivers by CURT®. Permanently Attached 1-7/8" Trailer Ball in Drop Position and 2" Trailer Ball in Rise Position. Choose from CARiD’s extensive...
      Choose the right ball mount for your receiverUse adapter bushing (sold separately) if the shank hole diameter is larger than required
      $34.01 - $37.08
    • (7 reviews)
      # sp2849
      Towing Wiring Harnesses by Hopkins®. Unplug your vehicle's factory wiring harness and plug in a Hopkins vehicle wiring harness. That's how easy trailer wiring is with a Plug-In-Simple! wiring kit, featuring Exact OEM Fit connectors...
      OEM connectors exactly match a tow vehicleEnsure a perfect, weather-tight fit
      $12.18 - $91.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp6356
      Mega Hitch Step by CARR®. It's not that easy to reach certain areas on trucks or SUVs, but not with this heavy-duty step. It ensures safe and easy access to the vehicle, and is designed to fit all 2'' and 2-1/2'' trailer hitches....
      Provides safe and easy access to any service truckBack plate and the deck are crafted of heavy-duty aluminum alloy
      $139.84
    • (1 review)
      # sp7152
      Brake Control Harness Bulk Quick Plug by CURT®. Wiring adapter to connect OEM brake controller wiring on vehicle to electric brake controller. 2' wire, protective sleeve.
      Connects existing vehicle trailer wiring to aftermarket trailer brake controllerOnly 4 wires
      $6.34 - $87.66
    • (2 reviews)
      # 3725910
      Universal Class 3/4 Black Quick-Loading Ball Mount for 2" Receivers by Draw-Tite®. 1" Ball Hole. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard receiver hitch mount. Simply choose the correct-rated and correct-sized ball to match....
      Fits standard square receiver tube openingMounts are powdercoated black over e-coat, unless marked otherwise
      $14.18 - $18.14
    • (29 reviews)
      # sp1179
      Billet Hitch Cover is designed to hide that ugly hitch receiver when it is not in use. The cover is made of the highest quality T-6061 Billet Aluminum, and it is available in various colors and options. Sport your manufacturer's...
      Adds distinctive style at an affordable price!Easy installation
      $47.45 - $66.49
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp2847
      Multi-Tow™ Towing Wiring Kit by Hopkins®. Unplug your vehicle's factory wiring harness and plug in a Hopkins vehicle wiring harness. That's how easy trailer wiring is with a Plug-In-Simple! wiring kit, featuring Exact OEM Fit...
      $22.88 - $35.88
    • (1 review)
      # sp2861
      Brake-Force™ Brake Control by Hopkins®. Designed for ultimate convenience and safety, the brake control solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls and difficult to see displays of traditional brake controls.
      $50.50 - $100.35
    • (7 reviews)
      # sp13775
      Whether you are towing cross-country or hitting the family campground, 5th wheel trailers offer superior comfort, towing, and construction. Combine these amenities with a CARiD 5th wheel hitch and you have the most well-designed,...
      Industry standard rail system for interchangeabilityEasiest hookup, just back into the trailer while looking over your shoulder at the hitch
      $15.48 - $597.40
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp2970
      Hidden Street Trailer Hitch by Street Scene®. All of hitches are load rated at 500lbs with a maximum tongue weight and 5,000 pounds maximum trailer weight. Eliminate that unsightly towing steel from beneath your truck. Install a...
      $241.54 - $282.37
    • (1 review)
      # sp13778
      5th Wheel Hitches by Pro Series®. 5th wheel hitches are the favorite of professionals who tow, because their road manners are superior to conventional-hitch trailers. If you're traveling with a trailer on a daily basis, you'll...
      Superior performance in cross windsEasy hookup
      $186.88 - $750.70
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp18259
      Universal Brake Control by Hayes®. This air-actuated trailer brake controller provides smooth brake actuation. It ties into your tow vehicle's air brakes and actuates the electric brakes on your trailer. As a result, you get...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $40.60 - $124.16
    • (11 reviews)
      # 2154853
      Universal Class 3 Fusion Ball Mount with Pin and Clip for 2" Receivers by CURT®. Choose from CARiD’s extensive lineup, including mounts with permanently-attached balls like the modern Euro Mount design and the heavy duty Fusion...
      Choose the right ball mount for your receiverUse adapter bushing (sold separately) if the shank hole diameter is larger than required
      $19.65 - $21.08
    • (1 review)
      # 2155196
      Universal Forged Shank Combo Pintle for 2" Receivers by CURT®. 16000 lbs Pintle Capacity. CARiD has everything you need to set up your car or truck to tow, starting with CURT hitches and accessories. Tow in comfort and safety with...
      Will perfectly meet your needsOutperforms competitors
      $67.53 - $69.60




    Some very large trailers require a gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch, and professionals who tow prefer these setups because of their superior handling. We offer a wide range of gooseneck ball mounts and 5th wheel hitches, including models that can be easily removed when full use of the truck bed is needed. You can make the connection from hitch to trailer easily with one of our hitch balls & mounts. We have whatever size you need regardless of length, drop/rise, class, or ball size, including hitch pins and clips. Each features quality welded construction, precision no rattle fit, and corrosion resistant finish.

    A receiver hitch enables you to do far more than just tow ordinary trailers. We offer tow hooks and tow rings that slide right into the receiver and allow you to pull with a strap, and tow bars that enable you to tow another vehicle. We also have accessories like hitch-mounted cargo carriers that can increase your vehicle’s carrying capacity, and hitch-mount bike racks that can carry up to 5 bicycles, including models that swing away for access to the tailgate. Give yourself an assist into the truck bed or to the luggage rack with a hitch step, and when not in use, protect the inside of the receiver with a hitch cover.

    Part of towing a trailer safely and legally means having working lights. We have all the wiring harnesses and connectors, as well as all types of trailer lights, including fixtures with vibration resistant LEDs. All but the smallest trailers need trailer brakes for safe operation, and they’re legally required in many areas. Our brake controllers will apply the brakes evenly, for shorter stopping distances. If the trailer should accidentally become disconnected from the vehicle, we have breakaway kits to apply the trailer brakes. And for hitch locks, safety chains, and more, check out our selection of hitch accessories.

    Guides & Articles

    • Trailer Hitches
      Trailer Breakaway Kits Stop The Trailer If It Breaks Loose
      Sometimes when towing a trailer, it’s hard not to think about all the things that can go wrong – especially worst-case scenarios such as the trailer breaking free from your vehicle and becoming a “runaway” that puts property and life at risk. You start to worry if, when you lowered the trailer hitch down onto the ball, the locking tongue actually secured in place under the ball or did it get pushed up into the ball cavity on the hitch? This mishap can happen to the most of experienced towers because things look normal to the eye, and the coupler will even lock in place as if it’s properly attached. Or, maybe the nut on the tow ball has been slowly backing itself off on a long trip (lock washers have a less-than-infinite life span).
    • Trailer Hitches
      Trailer Tool Boxes Provide Extra Lockable Space Where You Need It
      When you carry a boat, ATV, or other equipment on a trailer regularly, you’re going to need to bring a lot of gear and equipment along for the variety of tasks inevitably required during the loading or unloading process. First, there are tie-down straps, hooks, bungee cords, locks, safety chains, gloves, and a flashlight. Then, then there’s assorted hand tools you may need in a pinch like wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, pry bars, and other essentials – because flat tires and burned out bulbs need to be changed immediately. Not to mention other motor oils, lubricants, and fluids no one wants to be caught without. Whether all this stuff is loose or in a portable container, it’s going to take up a lot of space in the cargo area of your vehicle. And if you don’t want to leave it in your car all the time, there’s the hassle of lugging it back and forth to your garage or somewhere else.
    • Winches
      Trailer Winches Provide the Muscle When Loading Your Trailer
      When looking for a trailer winch, it is very important to remember that they are rated by weight capacity. Unless specified otherwise, the weight rating for a trailer winch is the amount of weight it can pull when loading a boat, ATV, or other vehicle onto a trailer – not what it can lift. Compared to an off-road winch, the load object is free to roll or float, and is therefore considered a rolling load. The trailer winch does not need to work as hard as it would, for example, if it were trying to free a Jeep stuck in the woods.
    • Trailer Hitches
      Replace Your Worn or Wrong-Sized Trailer Coupler
      A coupler is the metal piece that physically connects your trailer to the tow vehicle. Once the coupler is permanently bolted or welded to your trailer's frame rail(s) at the front (this is the "tongue" area), it then fits over the round ball on the trailer hitch attached to your vehicle. Levers of various designs on the coupler clamp around the round ball tightly enough to prevent it from disconnecting, but they also allow just the right amount of play for proper pivoting around turns and over road undulations.
    • Trailer Hitches
      Your Trailer Will Stop Straight & True With Replacement Brakes
      If your trailer has sat for a length of time without being used, things may look alright on the outside to the naked eye. However, odds are your trailer’s brake components and wheel bearings are far more deteriorated than you think, because moisture and corrosion really get a foothold when metal parts sit motionless out in the elements. That goes double if the trailer is backed into salt water during boat loading and unloading. Moving brake parts will rust and seize; wheel bearings will lose their grease and they too will corrode. When these parts are compromised, the risk of accidents increases, or the trailer simply becomes unusable. Worn or rusty brakes can cause the trailer to pull, lose braking power, or completely lose control if a wheel seizes or comes off.
    • Trailer Hitches
      Hitch Locks Will Secure Your Precious Trailer
      We have been extolling the virtues of our lineup of trailer hitches and hitch accessories for quite some time now. If you have reviewed our extensive array in our online trailer and towing store, you've seen the value. Hitches help you bring your boat to the water and back; allow you to tow your family camper; carry all the kids' bikes using a hitch-mount carrier; and even help you perform such mundane tasks as reaching your SUV's roof when you install a hitch step.
    • Trailer Hitches
      Brake Controllers Are A Necessity To Slow Down Your Trailer
      This is the year you got serious about your trailering set-up. You've treated yourself to a new, top-of-the-line pickup truck with a tow rating high enough to pull your house off its foundation if necessary. You used your annual bonus to get that bigger boat you had promised yourself (with your spouse's blessing, of course). The boat dealer told you that you could use the truck to pull that new trailer "with no problem". What he did not tell you is that you still need to figure out a way to operate the trailer's brakes. That is done with a brake controller. The good news is, we have a great selection of them, and we will even show you how easy they are to install.
    • Air Conditioning & Heating
      Connect Your Car Lights To Your Trailer Lights The Easy Way
      When it comes to "electricity", many people are either scared silly of it, or run the other way rather than try to learn about it. Since it is a powerful force, it certainly is something to be respected. For us vehicle owners, perhaps we understand that our cars and trucks have a battery under the hood that needs occasional replacement, and light bulbs that may burn out after several years. Beyond that, many of us are ready to leave any electrical work to the "experts".
    • Trailer Hitches
      Do You Dip Your Boat Trailer In The Water? Take a Look Here
      At CARiD, we understand that owning a boat is about passion. It involves an appreciation for the vessel itself no matter how large or small, and the satisfaction that comes with being around it. Spending time on the water also signifies relaxation, camaraderie, sport, and a sense of pride that is hard to find elsewhere. We know that your boat is your baby and that you want the best for it - whether it's on sea, land, or in between. In this article, we'll cover many of the accessories we offer to make trailering your boat easy and safe. Because we hand-select only vendors with proven records of craftsmanship, quality, and durability, you'll find only the best products in our Trailer Accessories Section.
    • Trailer Hitches
      Secure Your Trailer Load With Quality Tie-Down Straps
      There are many types of tie-down straps for securing a variety of objects - whether they're being hauled on a trailer, in a van, or simply tied to a bike rack. Skipping the step of properly tying down your load is a no-no, plain and simple. Police will cite you for endangering public safety on public roads, and the well-being of your cargo is no longer under your control. Instead, it's at the mercy of the laws of physics and other such things that are unpredictable, potentially leading to loss of your personal property or worse.
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      Dinghy Towing Is The Answer When The RV Is At Camp
      Vacationing by motorhome continues to grow in popularity. Look at the advantages: no need to rent a hotel room night after night. If you have children, your hotel room savings multiplies. No unpacking and repacking of luggage at each stop. You get to enjoy the great outdoors as you set up camp, cooking and eating al fresco. We've heard of couples, typically retired ones, who will take off and travel for months at a time, seeing the country, while driving their "home away from home" down the highway.
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      Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers Let You Carry More Stuff
      Trailer hitches are not just for pulling trailers. At CARiD, we have seen more than our fair share of customers who have purchased a receiver hitch even though they do not own a trailer and never intend to own a trailer. We have heard from customers who have purchased a used vehicle with a trailer hitch installed, not intending to ever use it. That is, until they discovered that hitches have multiple uses. In this article, we are going to demonstrate how convenient and flexible receiver hitches are when they are utilized as cargo carriers.
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      Hitch Steps Give You A Leg Up!
      Give up? Taken as a whole, these statements bring out the realization that more and more Americans are driving what used to be called "trucks", and, there is a growing need to be able to reach the roofs of these trucks, whether it's to access the cargo box, brush off last night's snow, or just to wash the vehicle.
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      Towing Mirrors Allow You To See Behind Your Trailer
      If you have recently purchased a new full-size truck with the intention of pressing it into regular trailering service, you most likely sprung for the vehicle manufacturer's "Towing Package". The truck makers have woken up to the fact that they were losing millions of dollars in business to the aftermarket. One sales channel which has been popular has been towing. Following that age-old adage "if you can't beat them, join them", the vehicle manufacturers want you to buy your trailer hitch and all the accompanying accessories directly from them. This will likely include large "towing" mirrors which extend a few inches further from the truck body, helping you to see what's behind that horse trailer you're pulling.
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      Hitch Covers Add Style and Protect Your Investment
      If you have several hundred dollars invested in a receiver-type trailer hitch, there is one more item we want you to consider adding to the purchase. Yes, you have spent a considerable amount of money already, because in addition to the hitch, you bought a ball mount, trailer ball, hitch pin, and electrical wiring. Presuming that this is your first experience with a rear hitch, we feel obligated to point out to you that the ball mount and ball should not be left in the receiver tube all the time!
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      Front Hitches: Multiple Uses for Your SUV or Truck
      Trailer hitches, properly called receiver hitches, are all the rage in our truck-obsessed society. When 50% of the new vehicle purchases in the USA today are some kind of pickup truck, SUV, or minivan, the addition of a hitch at the rear of the vehicle makes perfect sense. Depending on the vehicle, a properly installed and rated rear hitch can pull up to 18,000 pounds. There certainly are enough people engaged in their hobbies of horse trailering, boating, or camping, to make use of a truck and hitch. By the way, they are called "receiver hitches" because they accept, or receive, a ball mount and hitch ball which slides into the assembly. That ball mount can conveniently be removed and stowed when not in use.
    • Trailer Hitches
      Everything You Want to Know About Trailer Hitches
      There are four major types of trailer hitches, regardless of whether they are installed at the factory or added on afterward. A hitch may simply have a bar sticking out past the bumper with a ball mounted to it. Or there may be a square receiver that takes a ball mount that slides into it. In all cases, there are different weight ratings.
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      Choosing Hitch Balls and Ball Mounts
      When you’re setting up your trailer with a new tow vehicle, several things need to be considered: the ball mount and ball must be rated to take the weight, and the ball has to be at the right height. Once you have determined the proper weight class, choose a ball mount of a high enough class for your trailer, and set up your ball mount and ball for proper towing. Here's how you do that.
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      Trailer Lighting
      Trailer lights always seem to be out, or intermittent, or making the turn signals blink too fast. It’s a non-stop case of whack-a-mole to keep your trailer lit up properly, here’s some advice on how to reduce your maintenance investment. There are as many as seven electrical circuits in the standard trailer plug, but don't assume that just because your trailer has a plug all is good.

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    Tow Ready 4 Flat To 6 Square
    Product looked good and installed easily. It didn't work on my kwik kamp M/C trailer. The wrong lights came on when switches, brakes, signals were activated.
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