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As the old saying goes: “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Leaving anything to sit for an extended period of time is fraught with danger. This is the reason why pilots perform a pre-flight safety check of their planes before every take-off. And the reason why divers always check that their dive equipment is in good repair and functioning correctly prior to taking the plunge. In both of these instances, carrying out a safety check can mean the difference between life and death. So it makes sense to carry out a hitch safety check before you begin towing,...

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Your first-time towing can be stressful; let BulletProof Hitches take care of the basics with these trailer towing tips.  Know the essential acronyms and what they mean. UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight), GVW (gross vehicle weight), GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), and GCWR (gross combination weight rating). UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight): The weight of a vehicle as manufactured by the factory.  GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight): The vehicle's total weight and load at a point in time. GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating): The vehicle manufacturer's weight limit indicating the total amount the vehicle can weigh to operate safely.  GCWR (Gross Combination Weight...

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When it comes to buying a hitch for your vehicle, it’s crucial to choose one that can meet all of your towing needs. That’s why one of the most frequent questions we receive at BulletProof Hitches is about whether or not our products can also be used in the rise position. Unlike many other ball hitches on the market, the correct answer is yes! Understanding the Need for the Rise Position When Towing One of the first rules of towing is that your trailer and vehicle must remain level at all times—that’s where an adjustable ball hitch comes in handy....

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Imagine for a moment that you’re driving through some rough terrain, and your vehicle gets stuck. You try to force it back out, but nothing’s working—you’ll quickly realize you’re probably going to need a tow. The question is, however, what’s the safest way of using your tow system to recover a stuck vehicle (or any other pulling project you might need to do?) The correct answer is with a high-grade, solid steel towing shackle. At Bulletproof Hitches, we’ve heard too many horror stories about the dangers of pulling without a proper shackle. If you’re trying to decide whether investing in a shackle is the...

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Lifted trucks are continually gaining popularity amongst drivers across the country. Whether you’re a frequent participant at truck shows or you’re an avid off-roader, having a lifted truck is an American tradition that has quickly spread across our nation. With that in mind, however, truck drivers should still consider the practical needs of their vehicle. Stock trucks that come straight from the factory have been rigorously tested to ensure their towing capacities and vehicle handling for the specific reason of towing trailers. Many truck owners that use their trucks on a daily basis for towing, don't see the reason to...

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