The Reel-Quik Hitch

By: on October 13, 2016
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The Reel-Quik Hitch is the Alex Hitchens of trailer and boat hookups. Even if you're not an Albert Brennanman with your truck or SUV, Hitchrific's clever gadget can help make the connection process way smoother, quicker, and easier on your back.

The Reel-Quik Hitch connects to your vehicle's existing hitch and allows you to extend the hitch ball outward so you can position it precisely beneath your trailer coupler without having to back your vehicle up to precisely the right spot beneath it. Once the trailer is attached, a Reel-Quik cranking handle and leverage mechanism will assist you in pulling the ball and trailer into a locked towing position.

Hitchrific intends the Reel-Quik Hitch to make hoookups a safe and simple one-man job. Though its demo video is 2:45 long, you can get a solid sense of how the tool works within the first minute. (Or you can fast-forward to about 0:57 so you can hear about the Reel-Quik Hitch from good ol' Arkansas boy Mark Hanley instead of the bland voice over.)

A Reel-Quik Hitch has a Class III towing capacity of 6,000 pounds for gross trailer weight, and 600 pounds for tongue weight. The ball adjusts in any direction and any increment up to 15".