Go big or stay home – Top 4 reasons customers are opting for higher capacity hitches

You’ve probably heard of the saying “Go big or Go home.” When it comes to towing, you shouldn’t leave home if you don’t have the appropriate equipment to tow safely and properly.

towing-with-camperTowing a boat while hauling a truck camperUsually bringing along extra cargo is associated with work or play. Towing heavy machinery or hauling materials, or at the other end of the spectrum you might be towing a fancy speedboat behind a hefty truck camper. I’m sure most of us prefer the latter. Regardless of the circumstances, what a shame it would be if catastrophe hit while on the road. It’s not uncommon that accidents happen and we agree that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Don’t you?

Why are folks opting for higher capacity hitch receiver applications?
 

1) Versatility – Plans change. Perhaps you want to upgrade or downgrade your towable in the future. To skip the hassle of having to upgrade a hitch later, the highest capacity hitches by Torklift allow you to cover all of your potential weight capacities at one time – with one hitch.
2) Safety – Safety is hands down the most important thing for people and their families. With high quality towing equipment that has endured strenuous testing, know that safety is guaranteed with the high capacity SuperHitch Outlaw Towing Series. 
3) Strength – People with heavy duty trucks want to be able to use them to its fullest potential. A lower capacity hitch on a truck with the ability to tow heavier weight hinders the truck's capabilities. With a high capacity hitch, maximize the towing potential and use your truck for what it was designed to do. 
4) Convenience – Towing equipment shouldn’t be a worry. With opting for a hitch with a lifetime warranty and the highest capacities, buy one and call it done.

If you tow or haul often, take necessary safety measures by investing in the SuperHitch Outlaw Series. Let’s explore the benefits of using the sturdy combination of a SuperHitch and SuperTruss extension. In other words, what puts the “hitch” in “SuperHitch”?

hitch-outlineHeavy Duty

The SuperHitch Outlaw Series includes the highest rated towing equipment in the industry. Torklift trailer hitches are beefed up and built as a frame-mounted hitch specifically engineered for Ford, Dodge RAM, Chevy/GMC and Toyota trucks.

SuperHitch Magnum 30K – 30,000 pounds pull* | 3,000 pounds tongue weight*
SuperHitch Original 20K – 20,000 pounds pull* | 2,000 pounds tongue weight*
SuperHitch Hero 15K – 15,000 pounds pull* | 1,500 pounds tongue weight*
* When used with weight distribution.

It's often that trucks are used to both tow and haul at the same time. If the cargo in the truck bed blocks the hitch receiver by crossing the threshold of the vehicles rearend, you’ll need specific towing equipment to uphold your ability to tow. An example of this would be towing a trailer while hauling a camper with an overhang.

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The SuperHitch SuperTruss extension pairs perfectly with each model of SuperHitch to give you the ability and convenience of extending your tow hitch in the safest way possible. Take advantage of the versatility of your tow vehicle by giving it the tools it needs to go big.

Industry Standard

Not only is Torklift’s SuperHitch Outlaw Series the front-runner in the towing industry when it comes to quality, strength and weight capacities, but we’ve also stuck with a design that keeps you in mind.

superhitch-detailsSuperHitch Magnum 30K receiver hitch
First, we’ve chosen a 2-inch by 2-inch dual receiver configuration to be compatible with ballmounts and receiver accessories that come standard in the market. The SuperHitch Magnum 30K comes with a removable adapter sleeve for the ability to extend its upper receiver to 2.5 inches.

 Second, we’ve gone above and beyond industry standard by reinforcing each hitch pin location with steel washers to prevent common wear and tear known as “egging” or elongation of the pinhole. Elongation often causes slop or jerking when towing.

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 When it comes to the design of the SuperTruss extension, it also exceeds industry standard by using patented lateral safety chains. This provides incredible side-to-side support that’s needed when using a hitch extension.

Tie downs

tiedown-outlineWe’ve put careful thought and expertise into crafting the perfect trailer hitch. As a manufacturer of a variety of RV products, we are constantly looking for ways to improve upon convenience. Not only do most SuperHitch applications bolt directly onto the truck frame without having to drill, each hitch is also compatable with Torklift truck camper tie downs.

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If you’ve ever owned a truck camper, you know it’s crucial to invest in a system that will securely hold the expensive camper to your truck without causing damage to either. Each Torklift SuperHitch is pre-drilled for tie downs making installation a breeze.

Choice

That’s right. Based on your towing needs, choose from SuperHitch Magnum 30K, SuperHitch Original 20K or SuperHitch Hero 15K built for half ton trucks. You also have the ability to choose the right size of towing extension for your application. The SuperHitch SuperTruss comes in 8 different lengths. By adding a receiver extension, know that your towing weight capacities will change. The shorter the extension, the more capacity it can handle. Unlike any other hitch extension, Torklift’s 21-inch extension is rated to safely tow up to 14,000 pounds and handle a 1,400-pound tongue weight when used with weight distribution.

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SuperTruss extension comes in several lengths to fit your needs

The SuperHitch SuperTruss extension comes in lengths from 21 inches to 60 inches (5 feet). Use our measurement guide to determine what size extension you should choose.

High quality

Made in America from US-sourced high-grade steel and welded with precision in our local manufacturing facility in Sumner, Washington, trust that SuperHitch Outlaw Series is the best towing equipment money can buy. Not only are you investing in safe equipment that’s built to last, Torklift SuperHitch and SuperTruss come with Torklift International’s legendary lifetime warranty.

Watch this video to see what Don Clemons from Wisconsin had to say:

“I originally used a factory hitch with an extension and I never felt safe,” Don explains. “When we ordered our newer, larger, heavier trailer I switched out the hitch for the Torklift SuperHitch Magnum with a 36-inch SuperTruss extension… World of difference!”

Don is one of many happy customers who have switched their towing system to the SuperHitch Outlaw Series. Thousands of others depend on this set up to tow safely – even Captain Ray Van Horn of the popular TV show Gypsy Angler relies on SuperHitch and SuperTruss.

Our goal at Torklift International is to provide our customers with safe equipment that speaks for itself when it comes to performance. Go big with Torklift SuperHitch Outlaw Series.

Learn more about the Outlaw Series of towing products here.

 


 

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Outlaw Towing Series includes the strongest trailer hitch

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Ready, set, go!
It’s that time of year again to put away the winter, dust off the grill, mow the yard and pull out those toys, because the sunshine of summer means we’re ready to play outside!

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There’s just one thing wrong
Trading in the old boat for a new one seemed like a good idea last fall. After all, it was on sale. It was bigger too and because you already had the trailer and hitch, it was practically free! Even the best-laid plans can go awry when your towing capabilities don’t match the proper weight requirements for which the truck and hitch are rated. This is where Torklift International’s latest SuperHitch Outlaw Series comes through for you again.


Suit up with SuperHitch

A superhero wouldn’t go out into the night to fight crime ill prepared. In this case, it would be silly to tow or haul regularly without the proper towing products. Get the power and capabilities you need just like Iron Man’s armor or Superman’s cape. You owe it to yourself and others to do it safe and do it right. With the SuperHitch Outlaw Series as the vigilante of the towing industry, stop impending doom or disaster before it happens. Avoid catastrophic hitch failure and accidents with the high capacity towing equipment the SuperHitch Outlaw Series provides.

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All trucks and hitches come with a towing weight capacity that restrict us from hauling too much weight and becoming a safety hazard on the highway to ourselves and to others. Now you can stay within the limits of the law by using what that new boat of yours is calling for: a stronger and beefier hitch.

 

The SuperHitch Magnum is designed to tow an incredible 30,000 pounds and allows for 3,000 pounds tongue weight when used with weight distribution. This MacDaddy among our SuperHitch Outlaw Series is the highest rated receiver hitch in the industry.


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Tow a trailer while hauling a camper with SuperHitch and SuperTruss receiver extension

Using advanced computer technology, physical lab and rigorous field test engineering, Torklift International’s high capacity towing series includes:

  1. Receiver hitches: SuperHitch Magnum 30K, SuperHitch Original 20K
  2. SuperTruss receiver hitch extensions
  3. Everest Weight Distribution System
  4. Wiring harnesses
  5. Pintle hook and ballmount accessories

The SuperHitch Outlaw Series is the only receiver hitch line in the industry with hardened reinforced hitch pin locations. Its dual receiver system allows for added strength and use of a high capacity receiver hitch extension if needed, along with the allowance of accessories to be inserted into the top receiver.


No need to sell the farm

barnBreaking a hitch or an axel when towing is risky business. You don’t want to disrupt your fun because you underestimated your factory hitch’s towing capacity or tongue weight capability.

At Torklift International, we’ve thought of everything that could happen, before it happens...and the good news? You probably don’t have to buy a new truck. Just upgrade your receiver hitch and whether you’re pulling a waverunner or a quad, a camping trailer or a boat, or even a flatbed of cement sacks and bricks; the new SuperHitch Outlaw Series is the safest, most versatile, towing system available.

Incorporating professional grade industry-exclusive, patented designs for 1/2 ton through 1 1/2 ton trucks, Torklift International always recommends staying within the maximum towing capacity set by the vehicle manufacturer.


It just makes sense

Don’t take our word for it, see what TruckU had to say about the Torklift SuperHitch and SuperHitch Everest weight distribution system:

Torklift’s American-made receiver hitches are backed by our Legendary Lifetime Warranty. Click here to learn more and you’ll see not only the ease in which it’s installed but the impressive capabilities of the SuperHitch for yourself. As the highest rated receiver hitch available, the SuperHitch Magnum 30K will keep you within the limits of the law, safer on the road and on to your next destination, having fun all summer long.


 

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Smooth sailing on the road - Insurance for your trailer and toys

boatingTow your boat safelyIf you’ve recently invested in that fancy motorboat, spiffy travel trailer or toy hauler to transport all the fun things your family creates memories with, you’ll want to make sure you protect those expensive items. It’s no doubt you deserve everything you’ve worked so hard for – now it’s critical to call in reinforcements.

Support System
As a form of insurance if you will, we suggest equipping your truck with the strongest, most durable towing accessories that will surely outlive anything you hitch up behind your rig. With an expensive boat or trailer attached behind your truck, you’ll want to have peace of mind that it’s going to stay there.

super-heroThe SuperHitch Outlaw Series features receiver hitches that have the ability to tow extraordinarily high capacities. With this “Super” ability also comes the advantage of handling a high tongue weight. If you’re new to towing, tongue weight is the weight placed onto your tow vehicle from the front point of your trailer.

tongue-weight-towingExceeding trailer tongue weight is dangerous

 

It is very dangerous to tow with the incorrect amount of tongue weight. In fact, hitch failure and roadside trailer accidents are primarily caused by overloaded tongue weight. Click here to learn how to calculate tongue weight.

The SuperHitch Outlaw Series includes:

  1. Receiver hitches:
    1. Magnum 30K – 30,000 lbs. towing* | 3,000 pounds lbs. weight capacity*
    2. SuperHitch Original 20K – 20,000 lbs. towing* | 2,000 lbs. tongue weight capacity*
    3. SuperHitch Hero 15K for half ton trucks  – 15,000 lbs. towing* | 1,500 lbs. tongue weight capacity*
      *When used with weight distribution system.
  2. Receiver extension: SuperTruss
  3. Weight Distribution System: Everest
  4. Wiring harnesses
  5. Pintle hook and ballmount accessories

If you’re not sure you are within the law, have the Outlaw on your side and you will be certain that your receiver hitch system can get you there safely.* With the SuperHitch Outlaw Series, you’ll be implementing a support system for your truck and trailer. Click here to learn what sets apart a Torklift SuperHitch from regular trailer hitches. 

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SuperHitch Magnum 30K receiver hitch

With a dual receiver design, reinforced hitch pin locations and bolt on designs that install easily on Ford, Chevy/GMC, Toyota, Dodge RAM and Nissan trucks, this receiver hitch is one you can trust. The dual hitch allows towing a trailer from the lower receiver and attaching accessories in the upper receiver. The possibility to haul cargo carriers and other hitch applications is certainly convenient if you plan on expanding your collection of fun toys and accessories.fist

Be emPOWERed with a special offer
If you are a fan spending your leisure time doing recreational activities like RVing, we have a special offer for you. With purchase of a SuperHitch through August 16, 2015, score a $20 mail-in rebate on your choice of the HiddenPower under vehicle battery mount or ExtendedPower battery tray that perches perfectly on a trailer hitch receiver extension.  

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To Infinity and Beyond
Even though we’re talking toys, don’t get stuck in the traditional ‘Toy Story.’ These battery mounts aren’t just limited to camping and recreation. Extra power from additional batteries can come in handy in just about any situation.  

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  1. Extra power for an RV
  2. Just add an inverter to charge cordless power tools, GPS batteries, heavy equipment, flood lights, power radios, lights and USB ports
  3. Use the battery for other vehicles
  4. Run a winch

By using a wiring harness on the HiddenPower under vehicle battery mount, the extra battery for auxiliary power will stay charged up through your truck’s charging system.

The possibilities are endless…

Now that you’re towing the things you love most, make sure to protect your investment with safe towing practices and Torklift SuperHitch towing equipment. With our special offer, you can now power up in more ways than one.

Learn more about the ExtendedPower and HiddenPower. Details on the SuperHitch Outlaw Series can be found here.  

The limited time special offer on Torklift’s SuperHitch is intended for retail consumers only and proof of purchase must be provided to redeem the mail-in rebate through Torklift International. For questions on this offer please call 800-246-8132.

*Torklift recommends towing within the capacities set by your vehicle manufacturer.

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Torklift Outlaw Series Debuts: Special offer on receiver hitches

heavy-towingSuperHitch trailer hitch tows heavy capacitiesTorklift International is proud to manufacture the safest towing equipment that specializes in high capacities and durability. The engineering team at Torklift invests in rigorous testing and advanced technology to create professional grade towing equipment that you can trust.

 

safety-firstWhen it comes to towing a trailer safely, it’s important to know towing basics. Click here to read about common towing myths. One of the most important aspects of towing safely is becoming familiar with weight capacities and limits of your vehicle, towing equipment and trailer.

tongue-weight-towingExceeding trailer tongue weight is dangerous


The number one cause of trailer hitch failure and roadside trailer accidents is overloaded tongue weight. This is the weight from the front of your trailer pushing down on your tow vehicle with cargo, axle, tanks and more.

Overloaded tongue weight or “vertical load” causes trailer hitches to break and also has severe negative effects on the truck's ability to steer and maneuver safely due to off-balance weight. Click here to learn about the importance of tongue weight and weight distribution.

To address weight concerns Torklift International has taken the lead in the towing industry with the SuperHitch Outlaw Series. The Outlaw Series features the highest rated receiver hitches and towing accessories available.

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SuperHitch Outlaw Series includes:
  -    Receiver hitches
  -    Receiver hitch extensions
  -    Weight distribution system
  -    Wiring harnesses for towing
  -    Pintle hook and ballmount adapters

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SuperHitch Outlaw Series
In most states it’s against the law to exceed maximum tow weight rating of your vehicle. There is no question about elevated safety hazards and it also makes you liable in the unfortunate event of an accident. It is also likely to void any warranty or insurance coverage. We strongly suggest staying within the maximum weight capacities set by your vehicles’ manufacturer.

When used with weight distribution, we offer receiver hitches that handle an incredible 3,000 pounds tongue weight capacity and 30,000 pounds towing capacity. It’s best to have the SuperHitch Outlaw Series on your side.

There are a few reasons that set SuperHitch receiver hitches apart from other towing hitches.

#1) High capacity towing
When used with a weight distribution system, the SuperHitch exceeds high capacity towing needs with unique patented designs for half-ton through 1.5-ton trucks.

SuperHitch Hero 15K

  1. Designed for half-ton trucks including Ford, Dodge RAM, Chevrolet, Nissan and Toyota
  2. Rated at 15,000 pounds towing capacity*superhitch-towingTow like a pro with SuperHitch
  3. Rated at 1,500 pounds tongue weight*
  4. Find applications here

SuperHitch Original 20K

  1. Rated at 20,000 pounds towing capacity*
  2. Rated at 2,000 pounds tongue weight*
  3. Find applications here

SuperHitch Magnum 30K

  1. Rated at 30,000 pounds towing capacity*
  2. Rated at 3,000 pounds tongue weight*
  3. Find applications here

*When used with weight distribution system

 

egging-from-towing#2) Reinforced hitch pin locations
The hitch pin location is where a ballmount adapter would be attached and secured with a pin. From there, the trailer tongue is connected. It’s common to experience wear and elongation known as ‘egging’ at the hitch pin location from excessive towing. The elongation causes jerking which leads to increased distortion and damage.

You won’t find the effects of elongation on a SuperHitch. Every SuperHitch has reinforced hitch pin locations to prevent this from occurring.

 

(Left Image) Top: Evidence of elongation or egging on hitch pin location, Bottom: Reinforced hitch pin locations on SuperHitch

 


dual-receiverDual 2-inch receiver hitch design#3) Dual Stacked Receiver
Not only does the dual stacked hitch receiver design allow for outstanding strength, but it also gives you the freedom to tow accessories in the upper receiver. This includes cargo trays, bike racks, or carriers for generators, motorbikes, kayaks, etc.


tc-with-boatTowing a boat with
truck camper overhang
If you plan to tow while hauling with an overhang from a truck camper, the dual receiver fits perfectly with the dual-channeled SuperTruss towing extension. With models that reach from 21 to 60 inches, check towing extension capacities here.


The Torklift Advantage

Built in the Unites States, all receiver hitches featured in the SuperHitch Outlaw Series are covered with a lifetime warranty. Most applications do not require drilling and bolt directly to the truck frame. Compatibility is simple with industry standard 2-inch by 2-inch receivers on both top and bottom.

Torklift customer Jim Weber uses the SuperHitch and SuperTruss for towing a trailer while his truck camper is loaded on his truck.

He shares his experience here:

superhitch-dealDeal on Torklift SuperHitch
To kick off a special offer this summer, buy a SuperHitch and get a $20 factory mail-in rebate on either a HiddenPower under vehicle battery mount or ExtendedPower mountable battery tray. Click here for details.

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HiddenPower
The under vehicle battery mount is a great source of extra battery power when you need it the most. The battery maintains full charge from your truck’s charging system. Snug to the truck frame; configure wiring to feed power directly from your extra battery. With quick-disconnect feature, it takes seconds to simply drop out the battery for service or inspection. With versatile applications in camping, construction and hunting, batteries stay hidden from view preventing any possibility of theft.

  1. Add additional batteries under the truck bed that are always charged up
  2. No-drill frame mounted with quick-disconnect
  3. Hidden when in use
  4. No loss of ground clearance
  5. Works with group 24 to 31 batteries

Click here to learn about the HiddenPower under vehicle battery mount.

ExtendedPower
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(shown in yellow for contrast)
Designed to attach to your receiver extension, the ExtendedPower battery tray is a universal mount for extra batteries.

  1. Height adjustable
  2. Universal applications for all receiver extensions
  3. Lockable
  4. Works with group 24 batteries
  5. Designed for all types of batteries: lead acid, AGM, sealed, gel cell, etc.

Click here to learn about the ExtendedPower battery tray.

Take advantage fast! The SuperHitch deal is available from June 16 - August 16, 2015. Intended for retail consumers only, proof of purchase must be provided to redeem the mail-in rebate through Torklift International.

For questions on this offer, call 800-246-8132 or click here to learn more about the SuperHitch Outlaw Series.

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