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Truck Hitches Inver Grove Heights

Truck Hitches Inver Grove HeightsOne of the best things about having a truck is that you can haul with it. Not only can you throw things in the bed, but you can pull a trailer or camper behind it. Whether you need your truck to pull heavy equipment for work or a trailer with ATVs for weekend fun, we can help you get the hitches and towing equipment you need.

For truck hitches near Inver Grove Heights, visit Toppers & More. We have a large selection of hitches and accessories to make your truck a towing machine. If you aren’t sure what you need, we can help as well. We have knowledgeable staff who will make sure you get the right towing equipment for your needs.

Towing Tips

Before getting a truck hitch, you’ll want to check the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and Tongue Weight (TW) that your vehicle can tow safely. You can check the owner’s manual of your truck for this information. GTW is the total mass of your trailer, including all your cargo and hardware. TW is the amount of weight that rests directly on your hitch. Once you know these two figures you can easily figure out which type of hitch you can install on your vehicle.

Bumper hitches allow you to pull most trailers and light boats. If you need more strength to pull large campers or horse trailers, you may want a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch. These place the hitching point in the truck bed, over the rear axle, allowing your truck to support much more weight.

Aside from the hitch, there are many other parts that perform important tasks for your towing rig. Here are some of these other components:

  • Trailer balls – The trailer coupler mounts and locks on top of the hitch ball. These come in a range of weight ratings, so it’s important to make sure your ball is properly rated to handle the weight of your trailer.
  • Ball mounts – The hitch ball mount is bolted to the ball mount, also known as the draw bar or stinger. The ball mount is the square steel tube that includes a heavy mounting plate to hold the hitch ball. These come in a variety of sizes to suit different trailer balls.
  • Hitch pins & locks – Hitch pins hold the ball mount in the hitch.
  • Safety chains – These are included in the event of a hitch or coupler failure. Safety chains catch the nose of the trailer, helping restrain it and prevent it from completely separating from your vehicle.
  • Hitch wiring – Wiring is needed to connect your trailer lights to your vehicle’s lighting system.
  • Trailer brakes and brake controllers – These provide better braking control for heavy or larger trailers.

If you have not hauled with your truck before or you need to upgrade, we can get you the truck hitch and towing accessories you need.

Truck Hitches from Toppers & More

If you are looking for truck hitches near Inver Grove Heights, visit Toppers & More in South St Paul. If you have questions, feel free to call 651-451-1808 or contact us.