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Impulse Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker by Pilot

Written by Hitchweb Team Friday, April 7, 2017

Pilot Impulse Bluetooth Speaker Canada - CA5330EL

If you want to bring your music with you from the beach to the mountains then you can’t be without the Impulse by Pilot! A powerful 30 watt speaker with a Bluetooth range of up to 30 feet - it provides excellent sound quality in a compact design (6.5” x 6.75” x 1.25”). Volume control is also on the rear panel with a 3.5mm jack to connect any other audio device with a 3.5mm cable. The built-in easy grip handle allows you to carry the speaker around with ease. Fully charged, the speaker will provide up to 8 hours of play time. Splash-resistant so you can use safely at the beach, by the pool or anywhere your travels may take you!

Posted in Towing 101

Can All My Rhino-Rack Accessories Have The Same Key?

Written by Hitchweb Team Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Our customer asked us: I have a Rhino-Rack Vortex roof rack system and canoe carrier that use different keys. Can I setup my system so they all use the same key?

The answer is yes! The Masterkey system allows you to swap out the existing locks to make all your Rhino-Rack roof racks, carriers, and accessories keyed alike. These can also be added to racks with plastic locks for increased security. Available in the Crossbar Replacement Parts section of our site, these kits come with 2,4 or 8 cores and 2 keys.

Rhino Rack Canada Masterkey System

Posted in Cargo

How to Safely Transport Bikes in my Truck Bed?

Written by Hitchweb Team Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Rather than laying your bikes down on their sides in your truck box you can secure your bicycle in a truck bed bike rack for easy and safe transport. With our fork style pickup bed racks from Rhino Rack and Swagman you'll just need to lock your forks to the bar and hit the road! Not only is this a much safer way to transport your bike, it also prevents what can be a very valuable investment from getting banged around and scratched during transport. 

One of our most popular truck bed racks - the PATROL from Swagman - is a great choice for any pickup!

Bike Racks for Pickup Truck Beds in CanadaThe Patrol bike rack allows you to transport 2 bikes in your truck bed. A telescoping aluminum bar will fit any size of truck, and it adjusts in small increments so you can get a perfect fit to your side rails.

To install simply open the cam lever to release the telescoping arm. Pull the arm out until the end pads rest...

Posted in Cargo

Is There a Universal Canoe or Kayak Loader?

Written by Hitchweb Team Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Our customer asked us: I'm planning to do a lot of kayaking this Spring and in the past I've found it difficult to load the kayak onto the roof on my own. Is there an easier way to do this?

Good news - there is a product from Rhino Rack called the Universal Side Loader that is designed specifically to help with this problem! The universal side loader makes it possible for one person to easily load a kayak, canoe, surfboard or any gear onto the roof on their own. In this kit there is a padded bar that will clamp onto your crossbar and extend past the side of your vehicle. This will hold the load up so you can pivot the other end onto the roof of your vehicle. Also included is a telescoping pole - perfect for rocky/uneven terrain and adding extra support for heavier loads. 

Rhino Rack Canada Universal Kayak or Canoe Loader
Posted in Cargo

Why Can't I Reverse With My Trailer Coupler?

Written by Hitchweb Team Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Why can't I reverse with my trailer coupler?

As Standard Couplers do not store brake fluid, It is not possible for a standard coupler to reverse as backing up puts pressure on the lever and causes the brake to lock up when trying to reverse.

There are two ways to get around this problem:

1)  Different than a standard couper, some Surge Couplers come with a 'brake lockout lever' and therefore are able to reverse, just flip the switch prior to backing up

2) 'Reverse Brake Lock-Out Solenoid' is an add on which when installed, provides an outlet for the fluid rather than pushing it through the brake lines.

If you are interested in purchasing one, contact our team as we need to know the brand and model of your surge coupler. 

Brake Lock-Out Lever

Posted in Trailer Parts