When you think of a receiver hitch on a truck or vehicle, the first use that comes to mind is for towing a trailer. Hitches, however, can be used for more than just that.
Do you ever notice driving down the road a vehicle with a bike rack on the back? A lot of them are receiver mount bike racks. Or the cargo trays carrying luggage or a cooler, that is in a hitch too. Hitches are extremely versatile.
This cargo carrier shown above can add a lot of extra room in your vehicle if you stack your extra luggage in this. It is perfect when traveling on vacation or even taking your lawn mower to the shop. Hunters use them all the time for gear too.
This bike rack holds up to 4 bikes. They are also available from 2 to 5 bikes. Now you can travel to your favorite trail and take a few extra people along for the ride too.
When considering a hitch for your vehicle, remember that it isn’t just for towing a trailer. This is also a good point to check out when purchasing a used vehicle. Don’t automatically dismiss a car that has a tow package on it. You might find use for it even if you do not plan on towing a trailer. Hitches are a valuable asset to vehicles and have multiple uses.
Remember, receiver hitch doesn’t always equal trailer. Until next time….