I love technology. I remember on the farm when I didn’t see a use for a computer. Now my office looks like Nasa Launch Command, with three computers and 6 monitors. New technology in truck receiver hitches has come a long way from adjustable height aluminum stingers. This year I’ve found 2 remarkable hitches, the first one from Utah is Weigh-Safe. This beautiful aluminum adjustable, locking receiver hitch has a built in scale. You know on a bumper pull trailer, if you have too little tongue weight, the trailer can sway and be dangerous. Some trailer have their axles too close to the middle and are susceptible to sway anyway. If you have too much trailer tongue weight then you truck will squat excessively, aim your headlights to the stars and stress your trucks rear axle and suspension. You can also get too light front axle weight and wonder on the road like a station wagon from the sixties. We all need adjustable hitches to level out the trailer for better braking and handling, this Weigh-Safe hitch has it all and comes with both 2 in. (10,000 lb rated) and 2 5/16 in. (12,500 lb trailer rated) stainless steel balls.
You could drag your trailer to a scale and weigh your rig a few times to get the tongue weight. Or know your trailers tongue weight each time you hook up any trailer. http://Weigh-Safe.com has a sharp looking hitch that is a piece of useful art! It comes in several drop heights and a 2 in. receiver shank or 2.5 in. shank both rated at 1500 lb tongue rating. A new way to be safer with your trailer.
This month I spent a week in Arizona reviewing 12 new 2015 1/2 ton trucks with PickupTrucks.com. We towed 3 new Logan Coach horse trailers and 5 of the 12 trucks didn’t have a brake controller. Intelli-Hitch from Texas saved my bacon. Intelli-Hitch is a steel adjustable receiver hitch that has an proportional electronic surge built in that senses trailer movement and applies the trailer brakes automatically. You’ve seen hydraulic surge brakes on boat trailers that pumps hydraulic oil to the trailer brakes when you brake your truck. Intelli-Hitch has an electronic sensor that detects the trailer movement delivering the correct voltage to the trailer brakes faster than hydraulic boat trailer brakes. And again an adjustable hitch with both 2 and 2 5/16 in balls is something you need anyway.
This is the quickest way I know of to add trailer brakes to your truck or SUV. SUV’s generally don’t have integrated brake controllers, none of the mid size trucks including the new GM Colorado and Canyon have factory brake controllers and many new 2015 full size trucks surprisingly don’t have factory brake controllers. You don’t have to wire anything or adjust anything, just plug in the trailer to the http://Intelli-Hitch.com adjustable reciever and plug it into your truck. This revolutionary hitch trailer brake worked well for me towing light and heavy trailers in sunny Arizona in December driving through Joshua Tree forests and giant cactus remembering the snow I left behind in Colorado. I think I’ll go thru Vegas and the NFR on the way home and get a little more warm weather.