What kind of Trailer Hitch do I Need?
Most 2″ hitches are either Class III or Class IV. These hitches are typically found on pickup trucks, SUVs, and some full-size sedans. Most trucks and SUVs that come factory-equipped with a trailer hitch have a 2″ receiver. Many 2″ hitches are also rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
Which is the least common type of trailer hitch receiver?
Rectangular hitch receivers are the least common type. Hidden Hitch and Reese no longer manufacturer these receivers, which were previously Class I and Class II hitches designed for smaller cars. There are no hitch accessories available to slide directly into a rectangular hitch opening.
What’s the difference between Class II and Class I trailer hitches?
On hitch accessories designed for Class II trailer hitches, the shank that slides into the hitch opening is longer. When this longer shank slides into a Class I hitch, it will hit the stopper, preventing the pin hole on the hitch from lining up with the pin hole on the accessory.
Can a Class I trailer hitch fit a drawbar?
When this longer shank slides into a Class I hitch, it will hit the stopper, preventing the pin hole on the hitch from lining up with the pin hole on the accessory. Class I hitch accessories— drawbars, bike racks and cargo carriers — are designed to fit into your Class I hitch perfectly.
If your truck is equipped with a towing prep package, it probably has a class 3 hitch. CURT class 3 hitches are equipped with a 2″ x 2″ receiver tube opening and typically have a weight carrying capacity up to 8,000 lbs. gross trailer weight. Some class 3 hitches can also be used in combination with a weight distribution hitch.
Where do I Find my U-Haul trailer hitch rating?
Your hitch system rating is the lowest rating among those parts. Your hitch’s maximum tow weight rating can usually be found on a label on the hitch itself. Your can find your hitch ball rating on the top of the ball, or around the base of the shank.
Which is the heaviest class of trailer hitch?
Class 5 trailer hitches have the highest weight ratings of the receiver hitch classes, offering as much as 20,000 lbs. GTW. They are typically used on full-size pickups and commercial trucks.
What kind of Trailer Hitch does a Chevy Silverado have?
Only 1 left in stock – order soon. . Rigid Hitch Class 4 Trailer Hitch (R3-0860) 1999-2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups with Factory OEM Bumper and Brackets (excluding SS Models) with a 42″ Wide Frame. . . Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.