Hitch Components Quiz

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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?
1 inch
1.5 inches
2 inches
Most trailer hitches' receivers are 2 inches. How RV Hitches Work
3 inches

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What shape is the flat plate on a fifth wheel hitch?
Heart
Star
Horseshoe
The flat plate on a fifth wheel hitch is horseshoe-shaped. How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work
Clover

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What is the name of the downward-facing pin that connects the trailer to the fifth wheel hitch?
King pin
The king pin the name of the downward-facing pin that connects the trailer to the fifth wheel hitch. How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work
Queen pin
Dipsy diver
Connecting pin

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Which type of hitch’s assembly is usually bolted to the truck's frame in a number of places?
Fifth wheel
Gooseneck
A gooseneck hitch assembly is usually bolted to the trucks frame in a number of places to ensure stability. How Gooseneck Hitches Work
Front-mount receivers
Connecting pin

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What type of hitch requires that plastic bed liners be removed prior to installation?
Fifth wheel
A fifth wheel hitch requires that plastic bed lines be removed from the truck bed prior to installation. How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work
Front-mount receivers
Gooseneck
Weight distribution systems

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On weight distribution systems, which type of spring bar usually offers more clearance space for hooking up a trailer?
Aluminum spring bars
Trunnion spring bars
Round spring bars
Round spring bars usually offer more clearance space for hooking up a trailer. How Front-mount Receivers Work
Spring roll bars

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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?
3
5
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. How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work
7
9

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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?
Gooseneck
Front-mount receivers
A front-mount hitch receiver might require you to notch or cut the composite skid plate material found under the end of most vehicles. How Front-mount Receivers Work
Weight distribution system
Fifth wheel

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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?
Stripes
Speakers
Brakes
Anytime you are towing anything except the very lightest of loads, the law requires that your towed vehicle have lights and working brakes. How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work
Hubcaps

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What is another name for a bumper hitch?
Bolt on receiver
Bolt on receiver is another name for a bumper hitch. How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work
Front-mount receiver
Fifth wheel hitch
Gooseneck hitch

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