Trademasters Is the Place to Go for Receiver Hitches in Chilliwack

If you own a truck and a trailer, Trademasters in Chilliwack has the equipment to attach them for your next adventure. Our store offers a wide selection of hitches and other accessories from leading brands such as Curt, Draw-Tite, Stealth Hitch and more.

But we realize not everybody is going to be towing a trailer necessarily.

From couplers and tow bars to hitch mount racks for carrying bikes, if you’re towing any cargo behind your car, truck or SUV, Trademasters has the necessary equipment.

Receiver Hitches

This type of trailer hitch is a square tube attached underneath your vehicle’s frame. Due to their popularity, the terms “receiver hitches” and “trailer hitches” are often used interchangeably.

The receiver size (the opening on the hitch’s receiver) is either 1-1/4″, 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″.

They are versatile and designed to accept all types of loads and various accessories that will provide you with extra cargo space

Receiver hitches allow you to add:

  • Ball mounts for towing (our staff in Chilliwack can help you choose the best option based on the gross towing weight (GTW) and tongue weight (TW) required)
  • Hitch extenders for long cargo in your truck bed
  • Bike racks
  • Luggage baskets
  • Kayak carriers
  • And more

Stop by the store in Chilliwack to explore all your towing and cargo options. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, chances are we can order it for you.

Installation of Hitches for Your Vehicle

Licensed Mechanics & 30+ Years Experience

Trademasters has the tools, experience, and parts necessary to lift and mount your hitches perfectly under the frame without any hiccups. We also have an extensive warranty on our workmanship that will ensure you feel safe at all times.

When in doubt, Trademasters can get you set up quickly.

Our installs include:

  • Rear receiver/receiver hitches 
  • Front mount hitches
  • Trailer wiring
  • Bumper Hitches

We sell and install different brands of hitches and accessories. Visit us in Chilliwack to discover the benefits of each.

5th Wheel Hitch, Towing and Hauling Boats, Trademasters

Weight Distribution Hitches

So you’re all hooked up and ready to go but you notice a dip where your trailer and tow vehicle meet. This is a visual sign that you are close to or exceeding your setup’s tongue weight rating. Simply put, there is too much weight pushing down on the rear axle of your tow vehicle.

Not only is this hard on the tow vehicle, but it will make turning and braking much more difficult.

Weight distribution hitches typically have arms that help spread the weight between the tow vehicle and the trailer. Properly installed, they level everything out for a smoother ride with better control.

There are different styles to choose from. Trademasters currently sells models by Curt and Andersen and is happy to advise on the best hitch for your travels. 

People will often use a weight distribution hitch and a sway control hitch together for maximum control and safety. Our team can talk you through your different options and what you need.

Tips for Driving in the Snow, Trademasters, Chilliwack BC

Sway Control Hitches

If you don’t have enough tongue weight and your hitch setup appears to connect at the top of a peak, you risk having your trailer sway uncontrollably once you get out on the road.

Of course, many factors can contribute to trailer sway, including the road surface and wind conditions and how you load your trailer.

Trademasters in Chilliwack will assess the situation and provide a remedy. The fix usually comes in the form of a sway control hitch. If you’re hauling a bumper-pull trailer, you should have an anti-sway system installed for peace of mind. 

Sway control hitches add the necessary friction that prevents those dangerous situations.

Hauling Loads of All Sizes

You’ll need to be mindful of the weight rating when you’re looking to carry more conventional items on the road. Trademasters in Chilliwack supplies trailer hitches for any purpose. Which hitch class or model did you need?

Class 1:

1¼” square used for hauling bike racks or smaller travel trailers (and more) up to 2,000 lbs. Keep in mind some bike racks only come with a 2” shank 

Class 2:

Rarely seen. Typically used for motorcycles and lighter boats up to 3,500 lbs.

Class 3:

Is the most common receiver hitch size. At 2” it is very universal and can be used for small, medium and most heavy duty loads. You’ll often find that your favourite brand of bike rack has a 2” shank option, some even exclusively use the 2” shank. The Class 3 receiver can be Installed on full-size cars, mid-size SUVs and pickup trucks. If you are unsure what you need please feel free to call or visit Trademasters and we will be able to help.

Class 4:

Give you a higher tow capacity, always be sure to check your vehicle’s weight rating before buying a trailer or a Class 4 Receiver hitch. One will most commonly find the Class 4 option for half-ton, quarter-ton and one ton pickup trucks. 

Class 5:

This is for the customer requiring a tow hitch for their heavy-duty towing needs, which may include RVs, trailers, and equipment with a gross trailer weight of up to 20,000 lbs.

Our trailer hitch experts in Chilliwack are ready to answer all your towing and cargo-related questions.

We invite you to stop by or send us a message today.