Tow & Stow™ - Receiver Hitch

Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch by B&W Trailer Hitches
Tow Stow Receiver Hitch
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch in Chrome by B&W Trailer Hitches
Tow Stow Receiver Hitch in Chrome
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch in Chrome by B&W Trailer Hitches
Tow Stow Receiver Hitch in Chrome
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch in stowed position
Tow Stow Receiver Hitch in stowed position
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch Available Adjustments by B&W Trailer Hitches
Available Adjustments and Ball Combinations
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch in Chrome by B&W Trailer Hitches
Tow Stow Receiver Hitch pulling a fishing boat
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch with Browning by B&W Trailer Hitches
Optional Browning Logo Tow Stow
Tow & Stow Receiver Hitch Draw Bar Attachment by B&W Trailer Hitches
Tow Stow with Optional Draw Bar Attachment

B&W Tow & Stow the only hitch you will ever need.

Multiple ball sizes eliminate the need for multiple ball mounts. This trailer hitch stows under the vehicle when not in use.

View Tow & Stow Model Chart

  • Fits any standard 2" receiver
  • Easily locked into the receiver tube to prevent theft
  • Height adjusts in 1" increments
  • Durable powder-coat finish (also available in chrome)
  • 2 process plating to help prevent corrosion
  • Manufactured from high-yield tubing
10,000 LB. GTW
1,000 LB. VTW

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which Tow & Stow hitch model I should purchase?

For most vehicles, Model 6 is the appropriate Tow & Stow hitch.  However, if you have a vehicle with oversized tires, a lift kit, or a trailer that is not at the same relative height as your receiver, you may need Model 8 or Model 10.  The following diagram depicts how to calculate what is commonly referred to as 'drop'.

How do I know which Tow & Stow hitch model I should purchase?
What type of plating is on the Tow & Stow ball assembly?

The Tow & Stow ball assembly is finished with nickel-plated chrome.

What maintenance is recommended for the Tow & Stow?
Apply white lithium grease to all three Tow & Stow stainless steel pins. Keep the pins clean and lubricated to prevent seizing.
The pins on my Tow & Stow have frozen in place. How can I prevent this?
The best way to prevent pins from seizing in place is to keep them clean and regularly apply a thin coating of white lithium grease. Keep in mind that metal parts in contact with each other and exposed to the elements can eventually corrode and rust. Regular maintenance is required.
Can I use a sway-bar with the Tow & Stow?

No. Sway-bar systems, along with weight distribution systems, utilize specialized attachment pieces to connect to the hitch receiver that are not compatible with the Tow & Stow.

Can I turn the Tow & Stow over in the receiver?

Yes.  If you need rise to better meet the coupler on your trailer, then you can simply turn the hitch upside down in the receiver and use the height adjustment to give you the needed rise.

Check out our videos on our YouTube page to see a demonstration. http://www.youtube.com/user/BWTrailerHitches

Can I turn the Tow & Stow over in the receiver?
What is a Silencer Pad and how does it work?

A silencer pad is a foam piece that slides over the shank of the Tow & Stow hitch and helps to reduce rattling when the shank is slid into the receiver.

What is a Silencer Pad and how does it work?
I see there are two holes in the Tow & Stow shank. How do I know which one to use?

The pin hole location on different makes of receivers can vary. The two holes in the Tow & Stow shank offer some adaptability. Under normal circumstances, it’s best to have the shank slid as far into the receiver as possible, both from a strength standpoint and because it makes theft of the hitch assembly more difficult, providing a locking pin is used in the receiver and shank.

I see there are two holes in the Tow & Stow shank. How do I know which one to use?
How Do I Determine Vertical Tow Weight (VTW)?

With your trailer loaded and hitched up, pull just your vehicle onto a commecial scale, making sure the trailer is not on the scale. Weigh your vehicle with the trailer attached and note that weight.

Next, unhook the trailer and jack up the trailer until there is no trailer weight on the hitch. Make sure the trailer jack is not on the scale. Record that weight of only the truck. This is your Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

Now subtract your GVW from the weight with the trailer attached. This will give you your Vertical Tow Weight

Does B&W have plans to offer a Tow & Stow with a 2.5” receiver?

Considering that the ratings of most 2.5" receiver hitches are higher than the ratings of 2" receiver hitches, it doesn't seem wise to increase the shank size from 2" to 2.5" without also increasing the weigh capacity of the hitch. Although designs have been tested, satisfactory strength ratings have not yet been achieved. We are currently working to find the right combination of design and materials to make a higher rating possible.

The pins on my Tow & Stow were lost/stolen. How do I go about getting new ones?

Replacement pins and clips can be purchased through a dealer or ordered through B&W.
 800-248-6564

Q: How do I find the towing rating of my truck?

You will definitely want to know what your truck’s rating is before undertaking any towing activity. While we would love to be able to help our customers with those figures, they vary not only based on Make, Model and Year, but also things like Engine Size, Type of Transmission and even Gear to Axle Ratios. Luckily, there are several places to learn about your truck’s tow rating.

1 – Check your owner’s manual. Most owner’s manuals will have something regarding a tow rating, even for passenger cars. What you may find is that some manufacturers will provide extensive information on important ratings, while others provide a bare minimum.

2 – If your owner’s manual doesn’t provide the information you need, or if what is in there proves to be confusing, contact your local truck dealer. They will usually have that information readily available, or will be able to find it quickly. Having your VIN number handy will help this process along.

3 – Check the manufacturer’s website for the make and model of your truck. If you’re looking at buying a new truck, most manufacturer’s websites will offer at least some figures. If you still can’t find the pertinent information on your own, usually there will be a combination of e-mail, telephone and live chat options where you can hopefully get a direct answer.

4 – There are numerous online sites with detailed information. Here is one site that offers a good range of information. It includes PDF copies of past issues of Trailer Life magazine. Locate your year, make and model of your vehicle to find tow ratings, along with other helpful ratings. A website search will provide other sources of information.

www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides

Support Documents

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Tow & Stow Installation Instructions Download 713.51 KB
Tow & Stow Christmas Gift Hint Campaign - File for Printing Download 5.81 MB
Tow & Stow Christmas Gift Hint Campaign - Image for Email Download 423.18 KB
Tow & Stow Warranty Download 1.23 MB
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Customer Reviews

Perfect combination of engineering, utility and appearance.
By Flat Rock Trailers from Hewitt, Texas on November 14, 2014
5
B&W Tow & Stow is the best solution for most of my customers towing needs. With the newer Pick Ups having added height, B&W has a product that will take care of their needs with the ease of changing ball sized in a snap. I sell these to my customers, I also have one on my personal and business truck. American Made just puts the icing on the cake.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
great hitch
By Kirk from AZ on October 3, 2014
4
Have had this hitch for a couple of years now. Love what I can do with it. Have towed many different trailers with different height and weight requirements. Have had no problems except one. The hitch will not go higher. I don't like having to remove the locking pin and flipping the hitch over for one trailer then flipping it back for the rest. Is there any reason why you couldn't use a longer bar and offset it on the receiver bar so you could get a 2 inch or 4 inch rise and still have the 6 inch or 8 inch drop? Great product. Have recommended it to many. I am in the process of buying several more for my shop trucks.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Tows everything
By Jared from Friendswood, TX on September 15, 2014
5
I have been towing with the Tow & Stow for about 3 years now, it is a great hitch. I have towed 15-20 different trailers with the hitch, ranging in weight from 500lbs to 10,000 lbs without failure. This is a great hitch for anyone who tows anything.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Almost Perfect!
By Gene from Andover, VT on June 23, 2014
3
Great hitch design, nice that you can stow it and always have it on the truck. Only down side i see is not being able to get a new pin block. I see no reason why they won't sell that as an option. 3 stars from me, would be 5 if you could get the other pin blocks.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Thank you for your review. We want our customers to know what we are thinking. The reason why we don't sell the pin block and swing arm parts separately is because some applications require a strengthening gusset on the pinblock and some do not.  For instance, a pintle swing arm is rated higher and requires a pin block built to distribute the load correctly at the pin block to tube weld connection.  In an attempt to keep folks from interchanging them randomly and possibly getting a combination that leaves them vulnerable, we have decided that it's really only appropriate to sell them as a complete hitch.  We certainly do understand how frustrating that could be and we appreciate your understanding.

Buyer Beware
By Aaron Turner from Winona Lake, IN on May 8, 2014
2
The hitch itself is a great hitch. But be sure to get the model with the longest drop. Because if you get a new truck that requires more drop to match your trailer, they will no longer sell you a new pin block to make it work. I now have a $200 boat anchor. Off to Craigslist.
No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.
Super easy to use and tough as nails.
By Spence Johnson from Huntsville, AL on April 16, 2014
5
I have owned a Tow & Stow Hitch for almost ten years and it is without a doubt to best towing investment I've made. The convenience and versatility are great and worth every penny for the quality and durability. It only took a year to badger my department director into buying one for our Facilities truck and it only took one use and he is a believer.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
The best built
By Tom Bailey from Aransas Pass Tx on March 25, 2014
5
This is the greatest hitch I have ever bought. I have a few different trailers and they all take a different size ball. I will never buy any other brand of hitch again. I find it simple to use and stows out of the way so neither the Wife or I hit our shins on it.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
If one of my hitches ever grows legs and walks off I will buy another one in a heart beat.
By Ken Ferner from Byron Center, MI on February 17, 2014
5
I now own all the B&W hitches and have found them to be the best. I have recommended these products to everyone I know, who is looking for a high quality hitch.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Hitch it up!!
By Kevin H. from Lewisville, NC on November 20, 2013
5
This hitch tows my boat (7k lbs) , my utility trailers and camper. No more switching. Best damn hitch I ever had !
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Worth its weight in gold
By Keith Libengood from Clarksburg, PA on October 29, 2013
5
I am a B&W dealer as well as own a full machine, fabrication shop and hot shot service. I do not sell anything I do not believe in and the Tow and Stow is fantastic! I own a Tow and Stow for each one of my tow vehicles and it makes my life easy. I recommend this to everyone I know, not because I am a dealer, but because I use them as well.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.