Hitch Components Quiz

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Hitch components vary from hitch type to hitch type. Understanding hitch components helps drivers learn the pros and cons of each hitch type. Test your knowledge on hitch components with this quiz at HowStuffWorks.

How big are most trailer hitches’ receivers?

Most trailer hitches' receivers are 2 inches. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/rv/rv-hitches.htm">How RV Hitches Work</a>

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What shape is the flat plate on a fifth wheel hitch?

The flat plate on a fifth wheel hitch is horseshoe-shaped. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/fifth-wheel-hitches.htm">How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work</a>

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What is the name of the downward-facing pin that connects the trailer to the fifth wheel hitch?

The king pin the name of the downward-facing pin that connects the trailer to the fifth wheel hitch. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/fifth-wheel-hitches.htm">How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work</a>

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Which type of hitch’s assembly is usually bolted to the truck's frame in a number of places?

A gooseneck hitch assembly is usually bolted to the trucks frame in a number of places to ensure stability. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/gooseneck-hitches.htm">How Gooseneck Hitches Work</a>

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What type of hitch requires that plastic bed liners be removed prior to installation?

A fifth wheel hitch requires that plastic bed lines be removed from the truck bed prior to installation. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/fifth-wheel-hitches.htm">How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work</a>

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On weight distribution systems, which type of spring bar usually offers more clearance space for hooking up a trailer?

Round spring bars usually offer more clearance space for hooking up a trailer. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/front-mount-receivers.htm">How Front-mount Receivers Work</a>

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When installing weight distribution systems, the chains are attached to both the trailer brackets and the spring bars. How many chain links should be showing?

When installing weight distribution systems, 5 links of the chains should be showing that are attached to both the trailer brackets and the spring bars. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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Which type of hitch might require you to notch or cut the composite skid plate material found under the end of most vehicles?

A front-mount hitch receiver might require you to notch or cut the composite skid plate material found under the end of most vehicles. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/front-mount-receivers.htm">How Front-mount Receivers Work</a>

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Anytime you are towing anything except the very lightest of loads, the law requires that your towed vehicle have lights and what other feature?

Anytime you are towing anything except the very lightest of loads, the law requires that your towed vehicle have lights and working brakes. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm">How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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What is another name for a bumper hitch?

Bolt on receiver is another name for a bumper hitch. <a href=/"http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitches/towing-weight-distribution-systems.htm/">How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work</a>

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