How to Install Truck Hitch Accessories/Attachments
Consider this the perfect time to accessorize, with many affordable 'plug & play' solutions readily available to help you get the most out of your vehicle! You might find the bed difficult to climb into after installing a Lift Kit on your pick up truck. A step may come in handy. Perhaps you need a trailer hitch to pull a new trailer loaded with snowmobiles, jet skis or lawn mowers.
Things You'll Need:
* cheap trailer hitch
* cheap trailer hitch
1. Purchase your own trailer hitch or tow hitch as a one-piece or an adjustable designed to fit several makes and models.Today, most Trucks, SUV's and Minivans come standard with a receiver hitch. You can easily install your own using no more than a drill and a couple of wrenches, once you find the right one to fit your vehicle.
2. Choose a receiver hitch to mount a step, luggage rack, a bicycle rack or a tow hitch to pull a trailer. You will find them rated Class I through Class III or better. Your need depends on your intended use, although you should anticipate needing one to handle a heavier load so you do not exceed the maximum load limit in the future.
3. Shop around for the best price. "Truck Specialties" offers a couple of nice choices. But, don't just stop there, with so many options available today.
4. Mount a 'Debo Step' below your receiver hitch. A retractable step means that you don't have to do without one or the other. You can also use this without having to remove your tailgate.
Accessories from Trucknamerica
5. JC Whitney, Trucknamerica (and most local auto parts stores) carry hitch adapters and locking pins, as well as other step and accessory attachment choices. When not otherwise in use, you could install a slide-in third brake light attachment, for added safety.
* Pull-pin ('Plug & Play') attachments are easy to remove or swap.
* A Locking Pin is cheap insurance against theft!
* You have to be careful, when considering after market attachments/modifications, as some if not all Insurance Companies will try to deny claims of damage caused by them.
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