Trailer Hitches by
Selecting a trailer hitch can be tricky business. . We have compiled a bit of trailer hitch class information to help make selecting your trailer hitch class a little easier. When choosing car hitch, we recommend taking into consideration your current towing needs as well as future needs. A hitch for a bike rack today may turn into a power boat or a way to tow your RV or cargo trailer next year. If in doubt, it’s best to select a higher class. The most common size hitch is the Class 3 Hitch. Also, do not exceed the towing capacity of your Vehicle. You can refer to your owners manual for your vehicle towing capacity. We carry the full line of towing accessories by Valley Hitch, Curt Manufacturing and Reese Towpower. (Don't forget to select your trailer ball, ball mount along with towing wiring kits)
Class I Trailer Hitch: 2,000 lb Gross Trailer Weight / 200 lb Tongue Weight
Class II Trailer Hitch: 3,500 lb Gross Trailer Weight / 350 lb Tongue Weight
Class III Trailer Hitch: 5,000 lb Gross Trailer Weight / 500 lb Tongue Weight
Class IV trailer hitch, Class V Trailer Hitch (Class 4 Hitch and Class 5 Hitch) Trailer Hitch: 5,000 lb Gross Trailer Weight / 500 lb Tongue Weight.
- Trailer Hitch Classes Defined and Further Explained