Posted: July 24, 2014
Must-Have Towing Accessories For Your Customers
Popular accessories your customers need to make their towing experience an easy oneBy TTM Staff
Once you've outfitted your customer with the right towing hitch, accessorizing the vehicle with these popular products will enhance their towing experience and earn you some extra profits. If you keep in mind the problems your customers face while towing, you'll realize that they will mostly include, backing up to attach the truck to the trailer, proper brake porportioning, and stability with a heavy load. Here are some of the popular accessories that can allow your customers to enjoy their towing experience while adding profits to your bottom-line.
Hopkins INSIGHT™ is a proportional brake control that solves the problem of inconvenient mounting, out of reach controls, and difficult to see displays of traditional brake controls. The Flex-Display™ and Flex-Control™ can mount in multiple locations on the vehicle best suited to the user. Elevating these two components from below the dash to on or above the dash keeps the driver’s eyes on the road. The brain of the system mounts completely out of sight best suited to the tow vehicle. The new INSIGHT™ incorporates proportional braking technology, multiple system diagnostics, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. www.hopkinsmfg.com.
Swift Hitch makes linking your trailer to your vehicle much easier with a portable camera and display. The Swift Hitch camera system easily mounts to the bed of your pickup using a magnetic base and no wires. The image is displayed on a hand held 2.5-inch color LCD monitor. Both the monitor and camera have a four-hour battery life and can be used on just about any vehicle. www.swifthitch.com.
B&W Hitch's RVB3500 Companion fifth wheel aftermarket trailer hitch, features the company's unique Turnoverball mounting design with a 20,000 lbs. capacity. The quiet riding hitch is designed to handle today’s heavier trailers and pickups with varying truck bed configurations. The single-post hitch base drops easily into the socket and, once married to the substructure uses adaptable leveling feet for stabilization and bolts to lock it securely into position. Pivot arms are also fully adjustable with a height range of 16 1/4 inches to 18 1/4 inches. The arms feature thick polyurethane bushings that allow the locked coupler head to pivot effortlessly, and the coupler head itself is fitted with a hydraulic dampening mechanism that absorbs road shock and tilts up to seven degrees. www.turnovergall.com.
Rostra's RearSight commercial-grade back-up camera systems offer a choice between 4.3", 5" or 7" standalone monitors that include pedestal mounts for installation on a vehicle's dashboard, or 5-inch stem mounts that can be used to mount the monitor to a windshield. Each monitor also includes between 2 and 4 video inputs for attaching multiple cameras on a single vehicle. Each RearSight monitor can be further accessorized with either CCD or CMOS color cameras available with and without microphones for providing in-cab audio, motorized or manual protective lens hoods, 30 to 49-foot extension harnesses, and infrared LED's for night-vision. Rostra's systems provide an affordable option for fleets to have an added dimension of safety for their drivers. www.rostrahd.com.