Trailer Hitches

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TURN YOUR VEHICLE INTO A LOAD CARRING-MACHINE!

Rack N Road installs trailer hitches to improve your vehicle’s load carrying capabilities. Once you have a hitch installed, a large number of tasks that were once unthinkable are now possible. Whether your goal is to carry bicycles or tow a trailer, we will find a solution for you.

Trailer Hitch 101

Depending on the style, hitches will vary in space and appearance when properly installed.
Good: Exposed Hitch & Hitch Body
For this standard type, both hitch receiver tube and the main hitch body stick out from the vehicle. Exposed hitches may not be visually appealing for all vehicle types. Typically these are a little more reasonably priced
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These specialty hitches are installed up underneath the vehicle’s body and and can’t be seen when the hitch is not being used. This is the best option to consider for sportier cars and SUV’s. Limited vehicle applications.
Better: Exposed Hitch & Concealed body
These specialty hitches only expose the hitch receiver, while the main hitch body is tucked up behind the bumper. This allows for more versatility and an improved visual appearance than hitches with an exposed hitch body.
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A mid-range pricing option with longer lead time. Since there are thousands of hitches, please contact us for current pricing and availibilty All hitches are installed at a Rack N Road store
Best: Hidden when not in use
These specialty hitches are installed up underneath the vehicle’s body and and can’t be seen when the hitch is not being used. This is the best option to consider for sportier cars and SUV’s. Limited vehicle applications.
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Custom built and require longer lead times. Contact us for current pricing and to see if a completely concealed hitch is available for your vehicle. Limited applications are available These hitches are installed at a Rack N Road store and the vehicle needs to be left for an entire day

HITCH BRANDS WE CARRY

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Curt

CURT

CURT, a Lippert brand, offers a complete line of towing products and is the leading manufacturer of USA-made custom-fit trailer hitches. They offer the broadest selection of custom-fit receiver hitches for nearly every vehicle on the road today.

They also offer gooseneck, 5th wheel and weight distribution hitches, as well as electrical components, ball mounts, trailer balls, cargo carriers, bike racks and other towing accessories.

For everything from passenger cars and vans to full-size pickups and SUVs, CURT is “The First Name in Towing Products®.”

CURT manufactures over 1,000 different hitch models, offering a custom fit for nearly every make and model of non-commercial vehicle sold in North America. They offer five main hitch classes for the rear of the vehicle, as well as front mount and RV applications.

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Stealth Hitches

Stealth Hitches are manufactured in the USA using the highest quality materials. Their hitches are fully hidden when not in use. No more bruised shins from contact with the receiver of other hitches while maintaining the vehicle’s original appearance.

The Stealth Hitch is completely invisible until you need it. Stealth utilizes a specialized stainless steel vertical latch block that is attached to the vehicle frame and is completely concealed behind the vehicle bumper. Separate detachable components provide connections for both racks and towing. These components are easily attached or detached, without tools, in a few seconds.

For vehicles with electronic towing communication features, they offer compatible hitches for most makes and models. Common features for these vehicles are trailer stability control, disabling back up sensors when a trailer is connected electrically, and rear camera zoom for trailer connection.

DrawTite

Draw-Tite

Draw-Tite is the premier brand of custom trailer hitches.

Since its inception in 1946, Draw-Tite has led the way in custom-fit trailer hitch designs and engineering. In fact, each hitch undergoes rigorous testing to ensure that it is Tested Tough™ and will perform well beyond industry standards.

Innovative, low-profile designs compliment the rear contours and aerodynamic styling of today’s vehicles, while custom designs allow for simple installation and superior fit with minimum bumper cutting or drilling, providing years of dependable service and peace of mind for installers and customers alike. Plus, all Draw-Tite hitches meet or exceed V5 CSA and SAE J684 standards and are backed by Draw-Tite’s nationwide, limited lifetime warranty.

Draw-Tite prides itself on providing top quality custom-fit hitch designs for nearly every vehicle on the market, with solid, all-welded construction for maximum strength and towing performance. Unlike a typical hitch, their new Hidden Hitch series trailer hitch mounts behind a vehicle’s rear fascia, so it stays “hidden,” allowing the vehicle to maintain its original “fresh from factory” appearance. When ready to tow, simply attach the removable receiver, secure a hitch accessory or ball mount, and go!

EchoHitch

EchoHitch

 EcoHitch® is made by EcoPeople for EcoPeople. It fits into the active lifestyle of the environmentally conscious person who is on the go.

Torklift Central is a family owned and operated business out of Kent Washington that has a mission of providing the highest product quality, and superior customer service. They pride themselves on offering all-American made products and being a one-stop shop for their core business: The fabrication of precision crafted trailer hitches and related RV towing equipment. They strongly uphold their decades long stellar reputation by continuing to expand the RV and automotive lifestyle.

In 2011, Torklift Central saw a demand for aftermarket hitches for electric, PZEV (partial zero emission vehicles) and hybrid vehicles. The EcoHitch was born in late 2011 and continues to grow with the development of new eco-vehicles to market. With the growth of the EcoHitch line in 2013, Torklift Central refocused all of their efforts to continue the expansion in the aftermarket trailer hitch industry.

Today, Torklift Central remains a top player in the RV and towing industry as well as the electric, PZEV (partial zero emission vehicles) and hybrid aftermarket accessories industry.

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Get Hitched with Experience

Here at Rack N Road, only our certified trailer hitch installers will be working on your vehicle. Throughout our company we have 30 certified installers with an average of 10 years experience installing hitches on a very wide variety of vehicles. We want to earn your business and believe in delivering a positive experience from the very beginning. Contact your nearest retail location to speak to a Rack N Road representative.


Need a trailer hitch? We can do that! Here’s what we need to know besides the Year, Make and Model of your vehicle:

 

Is it going to be used for a bike rack or for towing?

 

Bike rack – we can install just the hitch. Already have a rack? We’ll make sure to get you the right size to make use of it. If not, then we can help you choose the right rack to fit your needs.

 

Towing – what kind of trailer? We just need to know what wiring connection is needed and we can get you set up. Some are basic, others might require a brake control.

 

How long to install? It depends. Every car is different, and can take anywhere from 1 hour to all day depending on your vehicle. We guarantee to get you in and out in one day at most.

 

What modifications have to be done during installation? Most of the time there is zero or minor modification. Some vehicles require the holes to be drilled or enlarged to take the mounting hardware, and some require the bumper fascia to be slightly trimmed to clear the receiver hitch. We will let you know what is required before the actual installation.

 

Will it void my warranty? We’ve never seen a warranty voided and we’ve installed more than 10,000 hitches. If it is a concern, just double check with the dealership.

Our Hitches

Class I Hitch

1-1/4″ receiver size opening. Can typically be used to carry 2 bikes and has a capacity to tow up to 2,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight and 200 lbs. of tongue weight This means they can handle a variety of small trailers such as single-axle utility trailers and recreational vehicle trailers that are used to haul dirt bikes, ATVs, canoes, kayaks and more. A class 1 hitch can also accept hitch-mounted cargo carriers and bike racks, making it a very useful addition to cars with limited cargo space.

Class II Hitch

1-1/4″ receiver size opening. Class II hitches can carry up to 4 bikes. They have a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. This makes it an excellent choice for most passenger vehicles, including full-size sedans, minivans and crossover SUVs. They can be used to tow smaller size trailers such as single-axle utility trailers, small boat trailers, pop-up campers and some recreational vehicle trailers.

Class III Hitch (Most Popular)

2″ receiver size opening. The most common type of trailer hitch installed on full-size pickup trucks and SUVs, but also popular on crossover SUVs and mid-size pickups. Class III trailer hitches can carry up to 5 bikes and Range in gross trailer weight capacity from 3,500 lbs. to an impressive 8,000 lbs, and offer a comparable tongue weight capacity ranging from 350 to 800 lbs.

Class IV Hitch

2″ receiver size opening. Boasts a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity at 1,000 lbs. Class 4s can be used in combination with a weight distribution hitch to increase the overall towing capacity. With a weight distribution system attached, the gross trailer weight capacity increases up to 14,000 lbs. and the tongue weight capacity increases to 1,400 lbs. This makes the class 4 hitch a prime candidate for towing large boat trailers, RVs, livestock trailers and other similarly large trailers. This hitch is commonly found on such vehicles as mid to full-size pickup trucks and SUVs.

Class V Hitch

2″ or 2.5″ receiver size opening. The Xtra Duty trailer hitches have a gross trailer weight capacity of 16,000 lbs., and the Xtra Duty+ goes even higher at an unbelievable 17,000 lbs. The tongue weight capacities of both the XD and XD+ are also increased to better accommodate the massive amounts of weight they can tow, rated at 2,400 lbs. and 2,550 lbs. A class 5 trailer hitch is designed for the hard road where only 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks and SUVs dare to tread. They are capable of pulling almost any heavy-duty trailer, including livestock trailers, RVs, large boat trailers, double-axle utility trailers and toy haulers.

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