CURT Hitches Latest Partnership in Trailer Hitch Receiver Nationwide Sales Launched

August 07, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
CURT Hitches, a worldwide provider of premium quality trailer hitch receivers and general towing system products, and ORS Racks Direct, a nationwide retailer and distributor of vehicle rack system solutions for gear and equipment transport, recently announced a newly formed partnership to market, sell and fulfill purchases of the entire line of CURT trailer hitch receiver products and hitch accessories through the ORS Racks Direct e-commerce web site. Now available to consumers seeking hitch bike racks, hitch mount cargo baskets, cargo boxes and multi-sport tow trailers are CURT Hitch brand receivers, hitch ball mounts and couplers for attaching the various gear and equipment carriers. The complete selection of CURT models are available to fit virtually all car, van, camper rv and pickup truck year, make and models through the exclusive ORS Racks Direct and CURT co-branded online fit guide ( Consumers can easily determine and order the ideal trailer hitch receiver products compatible with their specific automobile and equipment transport needs by following the quick fit guide vehicle year, make and model steps.

"Rear of vehicle gear and equipment transport is easily the fastest growing category in the auto rack and tow trailer market. Many of our customers purchasing trailer hitch mount bike racks, baskets, cargo boxes, canoe trailers and kayak trailers have been asking for help in selecting and buying an accompanying hitch receiver mount for attaching carriers and transporting their items," explains Catherine Case, ORS Racks Direct Consumer Relations and Sales Coordinator, "and the natural solution would be to offer companion trailer hitches for our customers to purchase directly on our car racks-truck racks website. After careful research and discussions, we are proud to announce our currently exclusive partnership with the legendary, highly-respected CURT Manufacturing Corporation. With products made in the U.S.A using the most advanced technology, engineering and materials, we can ensure that our customers will receive the best trailer hitches, similar to all the high-quality products offered in our auto racks department."

ORS Racks Direct offers the complete trailer hitch mount bike rack, basket and cargo box product lines from Thule Racks, Yakima Racks and Saris Racks. While some cars, vans and pick-up trucks have trailer hitches already installed by the vehicle manufacturer, many automobiles require installing an after-market receiver hitch that enables attachment of Saris, Yakima and Thule hitch bike racks, luggage boxes and cargo gear baskets. CURT offers solutions in both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch size trailer hitches for installing on the under carriage of virtually all styles, sizes and makes of automobiles. Even vehicles with a rear mount spare wheel, such as Jeep Wrangler, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, or other traditionally hard to fit models can accept a trailer hitch receiver and hitch bike rack, luggage box or hitch basket combination when choosing CURT. And those vehicles that require additional hardware can turn to the CURT Hitches extensive offering of trailer hitch extenders and hitch adapters ( to function properly.

Those using a trailer hitch receiver mount to attach bike racks, cargo baskets and hitch mount luggage boxes will be primarily concerned with T.W. (Towing Weight), which refers to the maximum allowable downward weight of the trailer hitch, when selecting the proper model and hitch class. Alternatively, those consumers requiring a trailer hitch receiver for tow trailer applications such as pop-up camper rv and tent-trailers, canoe trailers, kayak trailers, motorized recreational vehicle transport tow trailers, such as snowmobile, atv and motorcycle trailers, or any wheeled tow trailer model, will be primarily concerned with G.T.W. (Gross Towing Weight). This refers to the maximum allowable weight the hitch mount can tow behind it when normally using a hitch ball mount and coupler assembly. ORS Racks Direct offers an expansive gallery of customer install pictures to further educate consumers on product models and solutions to suit their needs ( New photos, specifications and detailed information are added regularly.

The CURT Hitches and ORS Racks Direct partnership also delivers exceptional technical assistance and documentation for the trailer hitch install procedure. While some consumers will continue to prefer choosing a local professional service to undergo the installation procedure, many consumers will be able to perform the trailer hitch install themselves. This is accomplished by taking advantage of the flawless instructions and documentation included with all CURT products. Also available is a vast library of online instructional videos, as well as a technical support team prepared to instruct consumers through the trailer hitch install procedure. Furthermore, with accompanying trailer hitch reviews (, consumers can gain additional confirmation that the CURT products they select are well regarded and suitable for their specific applications.

About ORS Racks Direct
ORS Racks Direct is a closely held enterprise focusing on complete sales and service of pickup truck, van and car rack systems. Representing the industry's most respected manufacturers, including Thule Racks, SportRack, TracRac, Inno, Yakima Racks and Whispbar, RockyMounts and Saris, the company provides high quality car and pickup truck rack, cargo box, ski-snowboard rack, kayak-canoe rack, surfboard-sailboard rack and bike rack solutions. Additional divisions include luggage by Thule and child carriers by Chariot and Croozer. The company has been offering consumer sales for over three decades to the U.S. market through multi-channel outlets that include store front, phone sales and internet. Their full line of trailer hitch towing systems is available for review at ORS Racks Direct - CURT Hitches (