Towing Tips & Glossary


Important Factors to consider when selecting a Towing System:
  • Your Vehicle information (Year, Make Model, Vehicle maximum towing capacity)
  • Your Trailer information (Trailer Type, Coupler Size, Tongue Weight,
    Gross Trailer Weight)
Towing System Golssary
A Towing System may include the following:
  • Hitch
    The mechanism that is typically mounted to the rear of a vehicle under the bumper.
  • Ball Mount
    The item that is inserted into the Hitch for towing.
  • Hitch Ball
    The item that is fastened to the Ball Mount, which the trailer connects too.
  • Hitch Accessory
    Accessories that fit the Hitch or secure the Ball Mount to the Hitch.
  • Brake Control
    The item that controls the braking of the trailer.
  • Electrical
    Items that connect the electronics between the vehicle and trailer.
  • Vehicle Accessory
    Accessories that help in towing your trailer.
  • Cargo Management
    Accessories that hold and manage your cargo.
  • Trailer Accessory
    Accessories for trailers.
  • Tools & Misc
    Installation tools and miscellaneous towing items.

Consult with Barn Hitches to develop the right towing system for your vehicle!