What to Look Out for When Buying Ford Bronco Sport Hitches?
Single Ball vs Multi Ball Hitches
A singular Ford Bronco Sport ball hitch is comprised of a stationary ball mount with a sole hitch ball affixed.
Tailored to fit trailers with a precise coupler size, often either 1-7/8 inches or 2 inches, a single ball hitch is suitable for hauling trailers that possess a constant coupler measurement.
These types of hitches are generally best for towing smaller trailers, such as those used for utility or camping purposes which indeed is what most Ford Bronco Sport owners are likely to tow.
Dual ball and multi-ball hitches typically offer a larger ball (2-5/16 inches) and a smaller ball (1-7/8 inches or 2 inches), providing flexibility to tow trailers with varying coupler sizes.
The clever dual ball (multi-ball) design allows you to switch between two (or more) hitch balls depending on the trailer you are towing which means that you don’t have to have multiple balls for multiple trailers.
This versatility is especially useful if you tow trailers of different sizes or if you frequently borrow or rent trailers with different coupler sizes.
Build Materials and Durability
Forged steel, aluminum, and even iron are the three most popular Ford Bronco Sport hitch materials for a reason.
Steel is easy to come by, it’s rather affordable, and very durable which makes it the most popular of them all.
On the other hand, it isn’t the best when it comes to weight while also being susceptible to rust and other forms of corrosion if not properly dealt with.
Aluminum is not as strong as steel, but it is lighter and should be more than enough for what Ford Bronco Sport owners want to tow.
Either way, be sure to focus on quality manufacturing hitches with strong welds, strong protective coatings, reinforced construction, and multi-point attachments.
Safety and Convenience
Towing is not the safest thing you can do with a Ford Bronco Sport which is why you should be extra careful when buying your hitches in order for them to be as safe to use as possible.
Make sure to consider features such as trailer sway control which is very important if you spend most of your driving time at highway speeds.
Clever weight distribution systems help to distribute the weight across the axles while anti-rattle technology eliminates unwanted vibrations and rattles while cruising.
Lastly, you should also focus on safety chains if something ever goes wrong with your hitch.