HUMBOLDT, KS -- (August 31, 2011) - B&W Trailer Hitches is proud to announce a new addition to their family of American-made truck and trailer accessories- the Defender, a new gooseneck coupler that sets a whole new standard for convenience, safety and versatility. The Defender™ is specifically designed to make hitching a trailer easier and unlike any gooseneck coupler on the market today, features a lock that is fully integrated into the coupler. In an effort to make trailer hitching effortless, B&W Trailer Hitches focused on manufacturing an easier-to-use gooseneck coupler that allows trailer users to lower the coupler onto the ball and have it latch automatically. Additionally, the new cone shape makes aligning and hooking up a trailer easier by allowing the trailer to be off center by a couple of inches and still get coupled. Other innovative characteristics for the Defender™ gooseneck coupler allow for increased vertical adjustment and features heavy wall tubing that is above industry standards. Most significantly, the 24,000-lb. capacity Defender™ is designed with a lock that is fully integrated into the coupler and includes a mechanical shutter that keeps out debris. This push-button keyed lock functions as an integrated theft deterrent and helps secure the user’s investment both on and off the truck. “Of course, integrating a lock into the design was the most difficult part, but it provides the reassurance that trailer owners want,” Joe Works, owner of B&W, said. “We set our sights on improving current designs and incorporating some features that modernize it, in much the same way we’ve done with gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches.” B&W Trailer Hitches sells only the highest quality, American-made truck and trailer accessories, including the number one selling gooseneck hitch in America. And with a modern design, the Defender™ makes towing easier and ensures safety and security. B&W Trailers has built a reputation of delivering maximum value, excellent customer service, and quality products. For more information on all the products that B&W Trailer Hitches has to offer, please visit www.turnoverball.com or call us at (800) 248-6564. About B&W Trailer Hitches: B&W Trailer Hitches is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket truck and trailer accessories, committed to bringing you the very best customer service, value, and quality you'll find anywhere on the web. For over 20 years, B&W Trailer Hitches has offered the highest-quality, American-made gooseneck couplers, fifth wheel hitches, and gooseneck hitches for your trucks and trailers. About The Defender™ Gooseneck Coupler: The Defender™ is unlike any gooseneck trailer coupler on the market today. With unrivaled usability and security features built into the coupler, the Defender™ helps keep your property safe and ensures easier towing.