Hitchin’ a Ride

It’s hard to imagine that, at one time in America, hitchhiking was actually endorsed by US government. During the Great Depression it was very common for the unemployed to take job searching across state lines by “thumbing a ride”, we called them transients. A whole department was established to protect (house & feed) hitchhikers called the Federal Transient Bureau (FTB). However, beginning in the late 1930s, with the closing of FTB doors, through the 1950s states began outlawing the practice due to safety concerns and eventually motorists saw less hitchhikers on the shoulder of highways. However, the trend was reignited by Kerouac’s immortal words “The Road is Life” in the late 1950s. Hitching a ride and the American road trips became associated with those wanting to find themselves by getting lost on the highway. By the spring of 1970, with the release of the Vanity Fare tune, hitchin’ a ride was a foggy romantic dream of a particular brand of freedom found only on the road. Over 80 years hitchin’ has taken on new meaning and today prudence dictates that people, more than ever, rely solely on themselves and their equipment on the road. The good news is that freedom can still be found following dashed yellow lines over the horizon. And there is no better equipment choice can be made than Curt trailer hitches when that cargo must hitch a ride.

New Trailer Hitches

Whether you’re out for fun or moving on down the road permanently, it is essential that your trailer is securely hitched to your truck. Curt trailer hitches have been a mainstay in providing safe, secure and reliable transportation solutions for anyone in the entire United States. Their trailer hitches range in size from 1 1/4 in. to 2 1/2 in., and with weight ratings up to 18,000 lbs.

In short, Curt manufactures a trailer hitch designed specifically for your towing needs. Made in the U.S.A., all of their hitches feature main bodies that are closed-end to prevent rusting from the inside out. Without a doubt, these are the best quality hitches available in the U.S.

Replacement Parts for Curt Hitches

Curt trailer hitches are engineered and manufactured to last for a decade or more. Nevertheless, even items as durable as these, forged from solid metal, will eventually fail under the tremendous pressures exerted upon a trailer hitch.

Fortunately, finding replacement parts is not a difficult process. There are a number of reputable dealers who are intimately familiar with the Curt brand and understand the intricacies or repairing or replacing them. Take the time to select a quality dealer to ensure that you are purchasing the right product for your trailer.

Gotta Get Me Home

As the song goes on to say, getting home is the only, really important goal. To this end, the importance of properly manufactured, maintained and replaced trailer hitch equipment cannot be overstated. It is one of the things that will get you, your family, and your friends home safely and securely.

In the end, choosing a trailer hitch may seem a like a small decision. It is if reliability, durability and safety are not important. Otherwise, the prudent trailer hitch buyer demands the best. Curt trailer hitches fulfill this demand in every regard. Trust them to meet every need when hauling a heavy load. Whether you are taking the family on vacation, a cross-country trip with your spouse or just moving into a new house – your trailer ought to be as secure as possible.

Patrick Whalen is a part of an elite team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. Follow him @2patwhalen.

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