The Best, Most Mind Blowing, Bad Aft….Trailer Hitches On The Planet?
Ya, I said trailer hitch. Doesn’t seem like it’s all that huge of a thing to talk about. Unless of course you need a good one. And your trailer is all wonky as it rides. Or you need several trailer hitches banging around your truck bed.
Well, leave it to the guys at Bulletproof Hitches to literally create a fantastic business out of Trailer hitches. Genius is in the details, and in this case, these guys are the Einstein of the trailer hitch world. Okay that title aint gonna help them pick anyone up at a bar. But it will go a long way in helping you pick up and haul your baby to the water. And that of course “want to go for a boat ride” is a far better pick up line.
Now, speaking of Pickups.. Lets say you have one of those nose bleed high cool pickup trucks with over 600 hp. And want to trailer, lets say your bad ass one of a kind twin 700hp horsepower Donzi. Well. You need one hell of a hitch. Here ya go.
We could go on and on about what makes a Bulletproof Hitch better, but they have an entire website on the topic, and to be honest here, I don’t have the Mojo to pull off any more trailer hitch pick up lines. Now, if you are not into trailer hitches, and maybe reading this over your testosterone jacked up boyfriend, we are equal opportunity boaters here. Here is a video for you others that also want something to adjust…
I guess a Donzi is better than this pontoon. I’d go with a F-650 or an International CXT tho. In Illinois you have to as jacked up trucks are restricted.
On my F150 I always need different size depth hitches. Btween the 25 Sportsman, and a 16 ft Racer, and the chance road side sale, its great to have one hitch. These guys sell all sorts of versions of hitches. Take a look on the site.
Jacked up trucks plus towing heavy loads is a bad combination.
Not sure, I know this specific truck has massive amounts of custom work done in the suspension area. These guys are amazing at what they do. No corners cut.. Get it, Corners, steering.. Too early?
High center of gravity and likely high suspension travel. No amount of money or custom work is going to trump the laws of physics.
Nice hitch, but now you’re touching on one of my biggest peeves: Drivers who never remove their trailer hitches. It takes, what, 30 seconds to slide it out of the receiver and stick it in the truck? Yet, leave it in and one tiny tap into another vehicle while parking -especially to a car (remember those?)- and it’s total destruction. It’s happened to me twice. If you use it on a regular basis, fine, leave it in. But if the ball is rusty, just maybe that’s a sign. I do realize for some people it’s a macho thing and a place to hang those rubber gonads from.
Which leads me to another topic: Drivers who always leave their fog lights on. They only help you see better in fog because they’re designed to project light low, underneath the fog. If a fog light bulb burns out, that’s kind of a sign that they should get a rest.
I rarely rant, but I can’t get those two trips to the body shop or the deductibles out of my memory. Thank you for listening.
PS: One more thing… I can’t stop: Those dealership stickers car dealers put on your shiny new truck or car. We’re not required by law to leave them on. And you can tell your salesman to take it off, thank you very much. It’s your vehicle, not theirs.
I always leave the fog lights on. They help to spot and dodge the big potholes in Cleveland-area roads while driving st night. They are not just for foggy cobditions, and since they are low, they don’t blind on-coming drivers very much., if at all.
Fog lights are a safety feature. They usually project lower and wider than the headlights which can help you see deer, dogs, children etc. coming from the side. The bulb replacement cost is more than covered if they only help you once every 50+ years.
Agree…It does seem a simple task to pull the pin and slip the receiver back in the trunk for better appearance and avoiding damaging someone elses car when parallel parking. On the other hand I got rearended on the interstate many years ago before removable hitches were available and the guy who hit me looked at his severly damaged grill and leaking radiator at which point I told him”Next time don’t rear end a guy with a trailer hitch.”
Go Rabbit go! I would suggest a big breakfast!
I have eight trailers from 1500lbs to 10000lbs. Each one has a dedicated ball mount. There is always one in the reciever. I do not touch other cars with it, but is someone rear ends me I like the extra protection. If I had one of those multihitch setups it would just leave a bigger dent and I could leave it in the reciever forever.
Do the hitch folks make training wheels for the jacked up tow vehicle to keep it cab side up during an evasive maneuver?
PS: my trailer hitch has offered protection multiple times from drivers (on my six) who didn’t get stopped in time, especially appreciated in a “no fault” state.
This reminds me of an article in the news before Christmas. This guy was pulled over by the police. “Skip the hitch”.
If You want the most adaptable American manufactured receiver hitch, look at B & W hitches. Once I found them, I got rid of the big pile of different hitches……
You guys just have too many boats, one boat one hitch, good to go… 🙂
I’d be interested in knowing the tongue weight on that rig. Looks like the monster truck suspension is a little soft.
Great looking hitch.
Massive overkill for my 12′ or 21′ boats – but this is what my husband bought to tow a 28′ enclosed car trailer with two classic Mini race cars aboard 4900 miles! Not cheap, so you will want to use a locking receiver pin & remove it when not in use. The tongue weight gauge is handy.
I’m a RapidHitch guy, myself. And sorry Rabbit, mine stays in. When I got my truck I looked at all the sensors on the bumper and figured the hitch would save me from spending more money with Chevrolet than necessary at some point. So far, so good.
I like that hitch Keely has shown, with the “Tongue weight gauge built in.
I found this hitch last month when researching various travel trailer setups, and wondering about tongue wgt issues. i will be buying one this spring.
I never make it a practice to leave my hitches in the receiver — heard too many stories about these expensive hitches being ‘lifted’. One spring pin lock and out it comes! All my hitches are pretty expensive.
On the few trips I did leave it in the receiver I bought a locking receiver pin to solve any theft issue.
I left the hitch in for a couple of weeks in the winter last year for use with the utility trailer. I used a locking receiver pin which worked great until I wanted to take it off. Two weeks worth of road salt and that key wasn’t going to ever turn again. Needed to get out the grinder and a cutoff wheel to carefully slice it off.
I know it’s the end of the day and no one’s reading anymore, but just to be clear, it was two other people who backed into my car with their trailer hitches, causing massive damage at a mere two miles per hour. It wasn’t me doing that to others. An exposed trailer hitch is kind of like the automotive equivalent of a battering ram.
And I still think fog lights are for fog.
I promise to wake up on the sunny side of the bed tomorrow! Good evening, friends.
Trailer safety is no accident! A pun but very serious conversation. It is fantastic to have this discussion, many folks are not aware of hitch importance. Towing is “Game On”, have good equipment and be aware. There is a seminar in Tavares on trailer safety. Encourage your to win buddies to attend!
I guess I have not read all of this close enough…but the hitch in the picture looks like a big lever to me……it must have some side triangular support…maybe visible in the picture in use….but otherwise that is a lever helping yank the thing cattywhumpus in a hard swerve and brake???
John in Va.