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Hitch Packages

When investing in a RV, trust the experts to set up your vehicle professionally with the proper hitch equipment adjusted to proper towing heights.   In most cases, it is a lot cheaper to purchase a new hitch versus piecing a used set together.   Thompson Family RV makes it easy with the following options and installed pricing complete with ball.   (no surprises when you get here)

Travel Trailers

It is Iowa law stating any RV trailer over 3000 pounds GVWR must use a weight distribution system with braking. (Cargo with brakes are required to have brake control, but a weight distributing hitch is suggested, not mandated)

Without weight distribution the weight of the trailer pushes the rear of the tow vehicle down. Hazards associated with driving a trailer without weight distribution include loss of steering control, braking difficulties, and hitch dragging. Thompson Family RV hitch packages combats such hazards by providing proper weight distribution by having the trailers' weight safely and easily distributed to all axles of the vehicle.

Description: weight distribution              Description: http://hfi-assets.kdsi.net/img/design_img/weight-distribution-example.gif

Option 1-    Description: http://www.onlinehitches.com/images/logos/Reese_Logo.jpg      Description: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41o-569sJNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

A Weight Distribution (WD) System takes the natural center of the weight off of your trailer hitch and distributes it between the tow vehicle and the trailer wheels.   Try to think of a Weight Distribution Hitch System as a bridge connecting the towing vehicle and the trailer. It has an adjustable under truss system called spring bars that join the V of the trailer to the hitch head and the receiver hitch to evenly distribute the weight.

The head bolts to the shank to ensure proper height and the shank slides into the receiver hitch which is bolted to the towing vehicle. The weight is then more evenly distributed between both axles of the towing vehicle and the trailer itself.

The Sway Controls controls the side-to-side movement between the vehicle and the trailer.  This is definitely a must to lessen the semi push on the interstate or fish tailing effect.

must have a class III receiver (2 opening) with proper rating  ($340 installed)

Hitch tongue weight rating 

Price

With complete Brake Control

1200# Reese Pro Round w/sway

$369

$649

 

Option 2-  Equal-i-zer  Hitch- (recommended on slideout units or toyhaulers)         

Description: http://www.equalizerhitch.com/img/main-page-image.gif

Equal-i-zer brand hitch combats trailer sway with 4-Point Sway Control. Equal-i-zer's 4-Point Sway Control is a combination of 4 positive friction areas that work together to stop trailer sway. Equal-i-zer offers a unique two-in-one design that combines weight distribution with sway control in one easy to use unit.

Innovative rigid trailer attachments serve two purposes. First, they work in conjunction with the rotational friction sway controls to eliminate trailer sway. Second, the forward and back friction of the hitch arm on the bracket serves as a secondary sway control system. The sway control brackets work much like 2 add-on sway bars, but with more sway stopping pressure and less hassle. The sway control brackets are the innovative link that makes the Equal-i-zer hitch 4-Point Sway Control system so effective.

must have a class III receiver (2 opening) with proper rating  ($340 installed)

Hitch tongue weight rating 

Price

With complete Brake Control

1000# Equilizer

$699

$979

1200# Equilizer

$699

$979

1400# Equilizer

$799

$1079

 

 

Fifth Wheel Hitches- (all available w/sliders-see below)

Option 1- Description: http://www.onlinehitches.com/images/logos/Reese_Logo.jpg      15K Pro   Description: http://hfi-assets.kdsi.net/product_img/highres/30093.jpg 

         Jaw handle with tab for optional padlock security

         4 way pivoting head

         Skid plate pivots 5 side-to-side for easier hookup on uneven ground and smoother towing

         Vertically adjusts from 13" to 17"

         Wide stance one-piece legs for improved stability

         Rounded slide bar jaw mechanism designed for automatic latching with cushion grip handle

Option 2- Description: http://www.onlinehitches.com/images/logos/Reese_Logo.jpg       16K Pro

         Two-jaw locking system

         Fore-and-aft and side-to-side 4-5 pivot

         Locking jaw handle

         Vertically adjusts from 14-1/2" to 18"

         Wide stance one-piece legs for improved stability

Option 3- Description: http://www.onlinehitches.com/images/logos/Reese_Logo.jpg          20K        Description: http://hfi-assets.kdsi.net/product_img/highres/30081.jpg 

         Self-latching jaw design with kingpin indicator - Forged single jaw

         Fore-and-aft and 6 side-to-side head pivot for easy hook-ups

         Locking jaw handle

         Vertically adjusts from 14" to 18"

         Tough, heavy-duty stamped head looks just like the ones on the real tractor-trailers

Reese Slider Option  Description: http://hfi-assets.kdsi.net/product_img/highres/30048.jpgDesigned for short bed trucks and extended cab short bed pickups, this square tube slider provides additional turning clearance and prevents damage to truck and trailer in tight turns at low speeds. Will not fit truck beds shorter than 6' in length or Flareside or Stepside. Check clearance between kingpin bed and tailgate before moving to maneuvering position.   10 travel fore and aft.  Minimum 13 extended trailer pin recommended.

must not have a bedliner, tool boxes or bed rails that extend over bed height for installation

Weight Rating           

Price

With complete Brake Control

15K Pro

$599

$879

15K Pro w/slider

$924

$1204

16K Pro

$1099

$1379

16K Pro w/slider

$1299

$1579

20K

$1438

$1718

20K w/slider

$1898

$2178

 

Option 4- Pullrite Superglide Description: http://www.bigdiscountrv.com/ProdImages2/15k-superglide_edited-2.jpg

The PullRite Superglide hitch is the best solution for towing with short bed trucks. The automatic sliding action of the hitch eliminates the need to get out and slide the manual hitch back EVERY time you need to make a sharp turn. It only takes 1 time to forget while turning for an accident to occur!   (priced with fifth wheel plate installed on 5th wheel)

Watch the video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-SOv7sEHfQ&feature=player_embedded

must not have a bedliner, tool boxes or bed rails that extend over bed height for installation

Weight Rating

Price

With complete Brake Control

12K ( F150 5 bed

$3720 

$4000

15K w/rails

$1855

$2135

18K w/rails

$2215 

$2495

16K (undermount)

$2990

$3270

18K (undermount)

$3384

$3664

 

Reese Sidewinder King pins

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$1689 installed giving 20 of travel    (Ford F150 with 55 beds-  with Reese 15K pro $2453 installed)

Gooseball options B&W-attaches to existing gooseball Description: http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/img/group/main/36/3647_2_lg.jpg     $1095 for 20K rating (price based on truck already having turnover ball installed)

Goose Box

Goose Box

Description: Description: Reese - Goose Box

Step up to RV comfort and keep your gooseneck hitch!
Take the heavy equipment out of the truck bed! The Goose Box gooseneck coupler is specifically designed for RV trailer owners who wish to tow with their gooseneck hitch. The Reese Goose Box replaces a traditional pin box so the RV works with the truck gooseneck hitch. Includes 5th Airborne technology for a superb ride.

  Worlds first OE approved gooseneck adapter, Endorsed by Lippert Components, Inc. for their frame systems

  Fits Lippert #1621 and #1716 wing sets

  5th Airborne expertise reduces stress transferred to the RV frame

  Independent lab tested & proven to provide a better ride than king pin bolt-on adapter solutions (Bosch Automotive Proving Grounds)

  Bulldog gooseneck coupler technology with traditional king pin styling

  Air bag, dual shocks and rubber bumpers provide multi-directional shock absorption for a smoother driving experience

  Air pressure relief valve prevents overfilling of air bags

  Rated for 16,000 lb. capacity utilizing both CSA & SAE J2638 test standards

  Limited 7 year warranty

Starting at $1450

 

Colibert gooseball adaptor

   Description: http://tweetys.com/ProductImages/rv_hitches/941626.jpg   $680 installed

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