Is it Possible to Install a Hitch on Your Own Motorhome?

It does not take most motor home owners very long to realize how nice it would be to have a tow hitch on their vehicle. Many, however, do not want to spend the extra money to have a mechanic do the installation for them. This leaves a large number of owners who decide that they can, indeed, install their own hitch.

To begin the process of installing a hitch, stop for a minute and make sure that you set the parking brake on your motor home. The last thing that you want is a vehicle that starts rolling at the first jolt. Secondly, check to see if your motor home has any holes that were pre-drilled by the manufacturer. This type of hole makes the process much easier. If there are no pre-drilled holes, you will need to find the template that came with your hitch assembly. This will give you the right spacing for the holes you will need to drill. Make sure, also, that you have a pair of C-clamps to hold the hitch in the right spot while you tighten the bolts into the existing or newly drilled holes. Once the hitch is secure, make the necessary electrical connections and test all of your lights to make sure that they work correctly.

A reputable RV specialist is always a good source for supplies, information, and even installation for those who may be overwhelmed by the task. They can help to ensure that your hitch is safe and secure, and that your motorhome adventures can be safely enhanced with a boat, some wave runners, or even a 4-wheeler.