What Are the Two Basic Styles of Hitches Generally Installed?

The two basic styles of hitches generally installed are receiver type hitch and fixed drawbar type. The receiver type are popular among sports utility vehicles and low load carriers, while fixed drawbar hitches are common in heavy load trailers, where they provide increased stability to the vehicle.

The receiver type hitch is characterised by a portion affixed to the body of the vehicle where trailer’s ball mounts and other types of mounts placed on the vehicle. Fixed drawbar hitch have an integrated hole where ball mounts are placed. In addition, received type hitches consist of a square opening, which varies in different types of vehicles. It is always advisable to ensure that a vehicle load capacity is matched to the trailer and that the load is correctly placed.