The Tow & Stow ball assembly is finished with nickel-plated chrome.
Yes. If you need rise to better meet the coupler on your trailer, then you can simply turn the hitch upside down in the receiver and use the height adjustment to give you the needed rise.
Apply white lithium grease to all three Tow & Stow stainless steel pins. Keep the pins clean and lubricated to prevent seizing.
The best way to prevent pins from seizing in place is to keep them clean and regularly apply a thin coating of white lithium grease. Keep in mind that metal parts in contact with each other and exposed to the elements can eventually corrode and rust. Regular maintenance is required.
A silencer pad is a foam piece that slides over the shank of the Tow & Stow hitch and helps to reduce rattling when the shank is slid into the receiver.
The pin hole location on different makes of receivers can vary. The two holes in the Tow & Stow shank offer some adaptability. Under normal circumstances, it’s best to have the shank slid as far into the receiver as possible, both from a strength standpoint and because it makes theft of the hitch assembly more difficult, providing a locking pin is used in the receiver and shank.
No. Sway-bar systems, along with weight distribution systems, utilize specialized attachment pieces to connect to the hitch receiver that are not compatible with the Tow & Stow.
Replacement pins and clips can be purchased through a dealer or ordered through B&W.
With your trailer loaded and hitched up, pull just your vehicle onto a commecial scale, making sure the trailer is not on the scale. Weigh your vehicle with the trailer attached and note that weight.
Next, unhook the trailer and jack up the trailer until there is no trailer weight on the hitch. Make sure the trailer jack is not on the scale. Record that weight of only the truck. This is your Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).
Now subtract your GVW from the weight with the trailer attached. This will give you your Vertical Tow Weight
For most vehicles, the Model 6 is the appropriate Tow & Stow hitch. However, if you have a vehicle with oversized tires, a lift kit, or a trailer that is not at the same relative height as your receiver, you may need a Model 8 or Model 10. The following diagram depicts how to calculate what is commonly referred to as 'drop.'