Hitch Components Quiz
by Staff
Hitch components vary from hitch type to hitch type. Understanding hitch components helps drivers learn the pros and cons of each hitch type. Test your knowledge on hitch components with this quiz at HowStuffWorks.

How big are most trailer hitches’ receivers?

  • 1 inch
  • 1.5 inches
  • 2 inches
  • 3 inches

What shape is the flat plate on a fifth wheel hitch?

  • Heart
  • Star
  • Horseshoe
  • Clover

What is the name of the downward-facing pin that connects the trailer to the fifth wheel hitch?

  • King pin
  • Queen pin
  • Dipsy diver
  • Connecting pin

Which type of hitch’s assembly is usually bolted to the truck's frame in a number of places?

  • Fifth wheel
  • Gooseneck
  • Front-mount receivers
  • Connecting pin

What type of hitch requires that plastic bed liners be removed prior to installation?

  • Fifth wheel
  • Front-mount receivers
  • Gooseneck
  • Weight distribution systems

On weight distribution systems, which type of spring bar usually offers more clearance space for hooking up a trailer?

  • Aluminum spring bars
  • Trunnion spring bars
  • Round spring bars
  • Spring roll bars

When installing weight distribution systems, the chains are attached to both the trailer brackets and the spring bars. How many chain links should be showing?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9

Which type of hitch might require you to notch or cut the composite skid plate material found under the end of most vehicles?

  • Gooseneck
  • Front-mount receivers
  • Weight distribution system
  • Fifth wheel

Anytime you are towing anything except the very lightest of loads, the law requires that your towed vehicle have lights and what other feature?

  • Stripes
  • Speakers
  • Brakes
  • Hubcaps

What is another name for a bumper hitch?

  • Bolt on receiver
  • Front-mount receiver
  • Fifth wheel hitch
  • Gooseneck hitch