Towtector ReviewTowtector Review If you are looking for a product to keep your boat and trailer protected while going down the road, this is the product may be for you.
By Brian Needham
We all like to keep our boat and gear in tip top shape. Boats, trailers and gear are big investments. Today, I want to share with you a product I have been using for the last few months that has more than helped me accomplish that goal. It is the Towtector by Rugged Gear.
Towtector is a hanging brush type guard that easily fits on the receiver of your truck to protect your trailer, fiberglass or aluminum hull, or anything else you might be towing from unsightly rock chips, dings, and nicks. Every ramp, parking lot and highway has loose rocks, gravel, or impediments on them. Those hull-damaging items get caught in the tread of your tires and sooner or later get slung out to wreak havoc on your boat and trailer, and possibly the auto behind you.
Upon unpacking the contents of the two boxes, I quickly noticed this product is built to last. It is manufactured out of solid tubes that feature durable powder coating. Rugged Gear thought of everything. From clear, well written instructions, to including a wall hanging mount to store your Towtector on when not in use, to making model specific products. I drive a 2013 Ram 1500 with dual exhaust. Towtector custom makes the frame for the Rams with cutouts in the brush to ensure hot exhaust fumes are able to escape freely and not damage the unit. Custom units are available for most truck models. Rugged Gear also offers a kit for aftermarket dual exhaust systems.
Installation was easy. Two wrenches and 10 minutes later I had the Towtector fully assembled. Installing the product on my truck is where I hit a snag. The receiver that my ball is mounted to was too short for the locking pin. I could not insert the locking pin into the original hole and lock the receiver in. I was back in business after a quick trip to the parts store to purchase a longer receiver hitch.
Heading to the lake, I was confidant and proudly displaying the made in the USA Towtector. I keep my boat at a storage facility at times. The facility has a chat/pea gravel parking area and drive in. We hooked and were ready to go.
With the excitement of going fishing I goosed the throttle a little too much and spun a tire. Gravel went everywhere! Towtector preformed flawlessly. I did not hear one “ting, ting, whack” or any sings of rocks being flung onto my boat or trailer. It is an impressive product. This story can be and has been repeated over and over on many a wet ramp.
There is, perhaps, not a ramp in the country that does not have debris lying in wait to damage your boat or trailer. Towtector allows you to tow safely, with piece of mind.
- Easy assembly and installation
- Saves money on the repair of rock chips by preventing chips from occuring
- Comes with a functional storage rack
- Protects anything you tow – cars, boats, trailers, campers
- Made in the USA
- Comes from a stable company that offers other great products and has a responsive customer service department
- May have to buy a longer hitch assembly
I will not tow anything else unless I have a Towtector on my hitch! If you are looking for a product to keep your boat and trailer protected while going down the road, this is the product for you.
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