The other day I happened to notice a truck and a four horse trailer on the side of the road. The trailer hitch had either broken off, or maybe it pulled off the bumper—I really don’t know. It served as a reminder to me of why we not only sell quality hitches here at our store, but also why we offer to install things like trailer hitches and brake controllers. Safety always has to be first.
Image via WikipediaTrailer hitches should be built to last. They should be able to withstand not only the variable weather we have up here in Calgary, but rough roads, high speeds, and the test of time. Not everyone is hauling horses, livestock, or recreational campers, but the same level of quality should be there even for those smaller trailers. Purchasing good equipment is not just about your safety, but the safety of those behind you on the road. It probably doesn’t matter to the Subaru behind you that you got a good deal on a cheap hitch when the trailer breaks off and he now has a lawn tractor parked in his front bumper.
I’m hoping that the man’s horses or whatever it was that he was hauling in his trailer is okay. It seemed to be from my vantage point. Had it broken off with vehicles behind him it probably would have been a whole different story, and that’s my point. The purchase of quality trailer hitches isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.