The Hitch that Started as an Idea.
Gen-Y Hitch was formed in 2011 by Carl Borkholder who remains the sole member of this Indiana limited liability company based in the Northern Indiana community of Bremen, Indiana. The foundations of Gen-Y Hitch were based upon the involvement of Carl in the recreational vehicle industry centered in nearby Elkhart County, Indiana as well as Carl’s involvement in the ownership and operation of a business which provided commercial tree care services, and the lack of hitch system available for this line of work.
Carl’s involvement in the commercial tree care business drove home the inconvenience of not having a hitch system which was compatible among all the trucks and towable units necessary for the company’s operation. As a result of this incompatibility, crews were constantly forced to make special arrangements to make sure their vehicle could pull the particular trailer necessary for a particular job. Based upon this experience, Carl began to design an adjustable tri-ball hitch which allowed a truck to tow multiple trailers. The result of this work was the development of the patented Gen-Y Hitch. Gen-Y Hitch has continued to develop the Gen-Y Hitch line which currently encompasses eight Class IV hitches as well as 3 Class V models. All of these hitches are designed with multiple stacked receivers that enable the three ball ball mount, to be easily adjusted for height and have weight capacities from 10,000 lb to 20,000 lb.