Are you ready to tow you trailer out on your next big trip? An essential component for towing is knowing what the correct trailer hitch ball is for your coupler. A hitch ball is bolted onto your trailer hitch ball mount and provides the connection from your truck to your trailers coupler. The ball allows your trailer to turn freely while towing and are available in a variety of diameters, weight capacities and lengths to ensure a proper and secure fit to your vehicle.
When you are trying to determine what type of trailer hitch will be the right one for your towing needs there are a few things you need to think about. First you need to know what class hitches will fit on your vehicle. Maybe you can only choose from a Class I or Class II. You also need to have an idea of what you intend to tow. You will need to know this because it's good to have a general idea of the trailer overall weight and tongue weight. You wont be able to pull a house boat or horse trailer with a Class I hitch, but on the reverse you don't need to over due things and get a Class IV hitch to be towing a motorcycle trailer.
So you've sprung for that new boat or camper and now you might be wondering what kind of towing essentials are needed to get you to your vacation destination. To find the proper towing hitches and equipment, you need to know a little bit about your truck... "is my truck a 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton or 1 ton... and what does that mean?