What is a drawbar on a trailer hitch?

A drawbar is a solid coupling between a hauling vehicle and its hauled load. Drawbars are in common use with rail transport, road trailers, both large and small, industrial and recreational, and with agricultural equipment.

What size drawbar do I need?

Drawbars need to be at least as long as half the tow vehicles width. Most cars and SUVs’ range between 1.6m to 1.9m so the minimum length of drawbar needs to be half of this plus a little bit more (say 200-300mm) to gain a margin of clearance when turning and to add stability to the trailer.

What size pin do I need for my trailer hitch?

Threaded hitch pins are the same size (1/2” x 13 Threads Per Inch) for 1-1/4” and 2” receiver racks. They are available in standard (provided with the rack) or locking (available from our website). Smooth hitch pin is ½” diameter for 1-1/4” receiver racks and 5/8” diameter for 2” receiver racks.

What is a drop drawbar?

The drop portion of the draw bar is the piece that hangs down and has additional holes for quick and easy height adjustments.

What are trailer hitch sizes?

There are four standard trailer hitch sizes: 1-1/4″, 2″, 2-1/2″ and 3″. The hitch size refers to the inside dimensions of the hitch receiver. Using a standard hitch size approach allows for more versatile towing options.

How do you know if you need a drop hitch?

If your hitch height is higher than your coupler height, then your trailer coupler is too low for your hitch receiver. In this case, you will need a drop hitch or a tow ball mount with a drop. The drop measurement is the difference between the hitch height and the coupler height.

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.

What are trailer hitches?

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

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 hitch parts?

A ball mount is a receiver hitch accessory comprised of a shank and a trailer ball platform. The shank inserts into the hitch receiver tube, while the platform provides a solid mounting point for a trailer ball. A ball mount is one of the most common trailer hitch parts. Ball mounts come in a variety of styles and capacities.