The 10 Best Tow Hitches

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in July of 2019. If you frequently need to pull a trailer, these tow hitches will help you get down the road safely. Most of them fit inside any standard receiver, and several have multiple ball options to choose from. You may want to let a professional handle the installation, though, and be sure to immediately pull over and stop if you notice your trailer swaying while you drive. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. B&W Hitches TS10048B

2. Curt 45036

3. Curt 45900

Editor's Notes

August 05, 2019:

The Curt 45036 could rightfully lay claim to the top spot, as it has everything you'd want in a hitch. It's durable, easy to use, and can handle sizable loads with ease.

The main reason why the B&W Hitches TS10048B edged it out is its versatility. Unlike the 45036, it's height-adjustable, with three different balls to choose from. This makes it a more convenient option for anyone who pulls multiple trailers, such as those who switch from a boat trailer to a horse trailer every other weekend..

That said, if you're only planning on pulling a single trailer, the 45036 might be a better option — and it's certainly a more cost-effective one. It's ultimately a question of your needs, and how willing you are to put up with the pain of lowering and raising the coupler every time you need to haul something.

Special Honors

Gen-Y Torsion This model has flexing rubber cords to absorb shocks, preventing you from bouncing down the road (and potentially watching your load fly out of your trailer). The tongue weight scale helps you balance everything before you head out for added safety.

Husky Weight Distribution There are lift brackets and spring bars on this unit that help to distribute the weight, rather than having everything focused on the ball itself. This creates less swaying, while also giving you more ground clearance and better control over the trailer.

Weigh Safe Drop There's a little scale next to the ball in this hitch, helping you to see how much pressure is on the tongue. This helps you balance everything before getting on the freeway, so that you won't look in the rearview mirror to see your trailer waving goodbye.

4. B&W TS10043B

5. Andersen Rapid 3410

6. TGL Step

7. Connor Tri-Ball

8. Curt 45141

9. Towever 84181

10. Uriah Products Adjustable

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