Tips for Choosing a Trailer Hitch
This video explains the different types of trailer hitches, to help you pick the best one for you. You’ll learn about the five distinct classes of trailer hitches, which are classified according to individual weight ratings.
For instance, if you have a compact or midsize vehicle, you’ll find that a class one trailer with a maximum gross trailer weight rating of 2,000 pounds is recommended.
Similarly, class two, three, four, and five hitches all have a different maximum weight trailer rating, suitable for specific cars. Additionally, the width of the receiver tubes may vary.
When choosing the perfect trailer hitch for your vehicle, the video advises that you consider how much the trailer weighs and the type of towing vehicle used. You can quickly discover the weight of your trailer by looking at the label or visiting a certified scale.
This helps you figure out if you’ll need extra towing components such as a brake control and a weight distribution system. Whatever the case, the video quickly breaks down your top options for trailer hitches, so you’re prepared before towing.