Every driver once in a while face with a situation, when he need to haul something – a bike, a family camper, a boat, a heavy equipment or anything else. You're going to need a trailer hitch for these purposes and the main thing you should do is select the right one.
All trailer hitches are categorized by their load capacity into 5 main classes:
Class I - up to 2,000 pounds towing capacity, 200 to 250 pounds tongue weight, for midsize cars.
Class II - up to 3,500 pounds towing capacity, 250 to 350 pounds tongue weight, for small cars or light SUVs.
Class III - up to 6,000 pounds towing capacity, 350 to 600 pounds tongue weight. This type is the common for today and can be found on full-size cars of full-size pickups.
Class IV - up to 10,000 pounds towing capacity, 600 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight. Its perfect for those, who need to haul heavy equipment or large camper trailers.
Class V – Up to 25,000 pounds towing capacity, fifth wheel/gooseneck.
When you've determined what class you need, here comes the easiest part – choose the trailer hitch among different styles, quality, finishes and manufacturers available on the market.
Here at CARiD we carry trailer hitches from the most reputable names like Curt, Reese, Draw Tite, Hidden Hitch and much more: Trailer Hitches | Towing Products & Accessories - CARiD.com
For more detailed instructions on how to determine the class of the perfect trailer hitch for your vehicle find our article Everything You Want to Know About Trailer Hitches
And visual explanation on trailer hitches How to Select a Trailer Hitch
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