TowShop has been supplying discount priced
RV, tow vehicle, utility and camping trailer parts for over 30 years. From
Eaz Lift weight distributing equalizer and Torklift receiver hitches to
truck camper jacks and frame mounted truck camper tie downs our prices are
hard to beat. If you want to do some maintenance on your motorcycle, cargo,
horse or boat trailer we can help. BW Turnover Ball gooseneck and Companion
5th wheel hitches, Atwood, Fulton, Bulldog manual or electric trailer
tongue jacks, Draw-Tite receivers, Tekonsha and Hayes Lemmerz electric
brake controls are just a few of the great products available. Want to add
a towing related accessory to your tow rig such as a Firestone Ride-Rite
air helper spring or onboard air compressor kit? Our sales change regularly
on selected items so check back often.
Torklift frame mounted truck camper tie downs are available to fit most domestic pickups as well as many Toyota and Nissan models.
truck now to be ready for the coming spring camping season.
Weight distribution is your friend! If you tow a trailer with a total loaded weight of more than 3000Lb. you should read on.
The hitch weight capacity rating of your truck only tells part of the story. Many times the tow vehicle can be "overloaded" even if your trailer hitch weight does not exceed the rating stated by the tow vehicle manufacturer.
How is this possible, you might ask? Just think about all the bumping up and down your truck and trailer do when travelling down the road. That up and down movement can increase the loads on your trailer hitch and truck rear axle DRAMATICALLY. When rear axle loads are increased, front (steer) axle weight is decreased (not good).
That's where a quality weight distributing hitch comes in. As the name implies, it will help to distribute some of the hitch load forward to the front truck axle and some rearward to the trailer axles.
There is really no hard and fast rule as to when you will need to consider weight distribution. In general terms, if your trailer weight is at least 70% of your tow vehicle's weight and/or the trailer hitch weight is 70% of your truck's hitch capacity (without WD) it's probably time to look into this system.
There are several manufacturers of these load equalizing hitches. We carry Eaz-Lift (the inventors) Reese / Draw-Tite and Equal-i-zer brand hitches.
need some basic
information on hauling a slide in truck camper?
Click the links below to view vehicle
specific camper tie down application charts:
Do you own a gooseneck style trailer with a hand cranked landing gear jack for lifting?
If you're tired of working up a sweat when it's time to hook up we might have a solution.
There are electric motor add on conversion kits available for most trailers.
Our newest model works on most single speed, 4 inch square jacks having a 1 inch diameter crank shaft.
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