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Your Guide to Towing - Before You Tow 

If you are an outdoor person and love to camp, hike, fish, or water ski, chances are there will come a time when you want to tow a boat or camping trailer. The perfect hitch will take you from the mountains to the valleys and from the river to the lakes. Yet, if you haven't towed before, it's natural to feel overwhelmed about choosing a vehicle and trailer to pull safely. However, Rhino Hitch Inc.'s guide will have you confidently towing in no time!


Important Information to Decide Trailer Size and Hitch


Firstly, there are some intriguing terms everyone should be familiar with:


The Base Curb Weight + Cargo Weight + Passenger Weight means GVW or Gross Vehicle Weight. The GVW + Loaded Trailer Weight also means GCW or Gross Combination Weight. 

These acronyms are important because The GVW must not exceed the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), which can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification label. The GVWR is the maximum weight allowed on a fully loaded vehicle. This includes passengers and cargo. Secondly. once you have this information, you can figure out what size trailer a vehicle can tow and the trap you will need.


Law Compliances


In addition to the GVWR and the correct type of hitch, you also need to make sure your braking system is adequate. The law requires a separate braking system if your load is more than 1500 pounds. Also, the trailer will need to be equipped with lights that meet government regulations. 


Note: Do not connect the trailer lights directly to the vehicle's lighting system. They need to be installed with a proper wiring harness. See your provider to ensure your vehicle has the correct wiring harness.


The Correct Type of Hitch


There are many hitches on the market, but the ball-type trap is the most convenient.

At Rhino Hitch Inc., we ensure our products are both beautiful and strong. They come in three versions to meet every towing expectation: 


The 2" Receiver, with a max load capacity of 10,000 or 12,000 pounds. 

The 2.5" Receiver, with a max load capacity of 14,000 pounds, and finally, 

The 3" Receiver, with a max load capacity of 16,000 pounds.   


These three beautiful pieces of technology provide a full 9 inches of vertical adjustment, keeping the trailer's deck level safe.


All in all, the Rhino Hitch is ideal for days out on the lake, in your fishing boat, or hauling the pop-up trailer to the hills for a relaxing weekend of camping. This revolutionary work of art will make all your towing dreams come true. 


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