Discount Hitch is presented with a 2015 Sales Achievement Award from Meyer Distributing.
Discount Hitch & Truck Accessories is proud to announce that we are stocking a full line of Undercover Truck Bedliners! Check out our online store to place an order, or give us a call to start your order. We will professionally install your new bedliner! We wont be undersold, look for our UnderCover package specials.
We are proud to announce that Discount Hitch & Truck Accessories stores are stocking Rigid Industries LED lighting products. Rigid Industries LED Lighting, the world leader in forward projecting LED lighting via its patented optics systems is proud to announce its 2013 ranking at 151 on Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. Additionally, Rigid leads the industry as the fastest growing LED lighting manufacturer and the fifth fastest growing in overall manufacturing in the U.S., proving to be one of the most innovative and moving companies of 2013. From 2009 – 2012, Rigid experienced an exponential growth rate of 2,528% and reached a lucrative $24.1 million in 2012. To show you how tough these lights are see the video below:
At some point, virtually every truck owner stands at a crossroads — whether to drop in or spray on a bed liner. This seemingly small decision will determine how your truck ages, how you are able to use the bed and how the vehicle will look for years to come. A spray-on liner is a watertight, airtight sealant (often made of urethane) that is applied to the truck bed. A drop-in liner is like a protective case for an MP3 player. It is typically a strong, rigid cover that attaches to the truck bed. You can add each of the two types of liners to a truck yourself, or have them professionally installed. The Internet is full of articles that dissect the pros and cons of each option, but it's much more difficult to find a piece that helps you choose by lifestyle. That's why we created a list of five "I" statements to help you think about what you really need. Read through them to learn which option might best fit your truck and your life. 1. "I plan to sell my truck in a few years." Consider: Drop-In A spray-on liner is a bigger commitment than a drop-in. The person you sell the truck to might want the freedom to make up his own mind about the bed liner. If you use a drop-in, you can remove it when you're ready to sell the vehicle. 2. "I go to the beach all the time." Consider: Spray-On Sand and water can get into the tiny gap between your truck and the drop-in liner. Sand may grind away the paint underneath. Water
Winch Capacity (Rated Line Pull) The first important consideration is winch manufacturer’s line pull rating. This is a combination of the mechanical capacity of the winch and the tensile strength of the line on the drum. The important part to remember is that, unless otherwise indicated, rated capacity is based on the first layer of winch cable (the one closest to the drum). Typically, there are three or four layers and that first one has the “lowest” gear ratio and the most pull. How much pull is enough? The rule-of-thumb minimum is to take your GVW (that’s Gross Vehicle Weight, not curb weight) and multiply it by 1.5. Line Length More line on the drum allows you to reach out farther but that’s often a mixed blessing. To start, as mentioned earlier, your winch’s maximum rated pull is on the first layer of line, so to get maximum pull, you have to spool out lots of cable. The other consideration is that more line on a drum is easier to get snarled up, jammed and kinked. For those reasons, many winchers prefer less line on the winch but carry an extra 50-foot length, with eyes splice in, to use as an extension. This is an especially viable solution if you have synthetic rope instead of wire rope on your winch. Having around 100 feet on the drum and a 50 foot extension is an ideal compromise for most people. Line Speed vs. Motor Power vs. Gear Ratio If line speed is a patience–testing issue for people,