Learn all about your new Poly Block Hitch, and how to connect your trailer to your vehicle.
Before we start hooking up your trailer – I believe it is a good idea to get to know your hitch and understand what all the parts do. In this article, we will be looking at the Platinum Poly block Hitch, the same that is included as standard with your new camper trailer.
There are a number of other hitch options that we can offer, but this is a great hitch for first timers and seasoned campers alike. It is very easy to hook up with a 70 degree up and down motion and a complete 360-degree turn.
From back to front, you have:
– A Handbrake – Brakes the wheels.
– Grease Nipples – You need to periodically grease these nipples, it keeps everything moving smoothly.
– Mechanical Brake Latch – Used for mechanical braking, for most camper trailers you should Always leave this down.
– Spring Pin – Connects your hitch to the receiver.
– Poly Block – The main block
– Couple / Hitch Receiver – This gets installed on your vehicle and replaces your tow ball.
– Lynch Pin – This locks the Spring Pin in place
We have made this quick video to show you what you will need on your vehicle, how to remove the old tow ball (if you had one), how to connect your new receiver and of course, how to hitch up your new camper trailer to your vehicle.
Step 1: Remove your spring pin
Step 2: Reverse closer to your camper
Step 3: Raise or lower your camper with the jockey wheel, to line up the hitch with the receiver
Step 4: Move the camper, or reverse your vehicle to insert the block into the receiver
Step 5: Drop in the Spring Pin and secure with the lynch pin
Step 6: Cross and connect chains to your vehicle
Step 7: Connect your Anderson plug (optional) and trailer plug
Step 8: Check your lights and also check your brake controller is communicating with your brakes
Step 9: Raise your jockey wheel, and handle is secured
Step 10: And of course – check your wheel nuts before every trip
Still have questions? Shoot us a message or give us a call and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding our hitches, how to use them and how to maintain them over time.
Drive Safe & Happy Camping!