If you are renting our nuCamp T@G, nuCamp T@B, nuCamp 400, Winnebago Drop, Winnebago Micro Minnie, or 19 ft. Airstream, you have the option of using your own hitch for the rental.
If you are renting our Gulfstream Innsbruck, Gulfstream Amerilite, Winnebago Minnie 2455BHS, Winnebago 2500RL, or 25 ft. Airstream, we require you rent our Equalizer hitch.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Our Equalizer hitch takes 40% of the weight of the trailer off of your tow vehicle. It also helps reduce sway as you are traveling down the road. We require our renters to rent our Equalizer hitch for our trailers that are over 20 feet in length (listed above).
WHAT'S THE PRICE?
You can rent a regular hitch from us for $10, or an Equalizer hitch from us for $50 (one flat fee for the entire duration of your trip).
WHAT DO I NEED ON MY TOW VEHICLE?
You need a 2 inch receiver (square receiver for the hitch itself- not the hitch ball) on the back of your tow vehicle for the hitch to fit into. Your vehicle also has to be wired for the trailer cord to plug into- see below for more information.
4 WAY PLUG
A 4 way plug will only allow the trailer lights and turn signals to operate. They will NOT draw enough power to operate the trailer brakes.*
7 WAY PLUG
A 7 way plug will operate the trailer lights, turn signals, and trailer brakes.
*Please note that the only time we allow our renters to have solely a 4 way plug is if you are renting our nuCamp T@G or nuCamp T@B. This is because you do not need to have trailer brakes on these trailers because they are under 2000 lbs.
It is crucial you have your 4 or 7 way plug tested to ensure it has a proper 12 volt source prior to arriving to pick up your trailer. It is a quick, simple process to test your plug- just take it to your nearest automotive shop. You can also stop by our location to have it tested; if you do so, please call us first so we know you are coming!
Please note that just because you have towed a Uhaul trailer or a boat, does not mean your 7 way plug can power the trailer brakes. It takes 12 volts to operate trailer brakes, which is more than it takes to operate just lights and turn signals.