SOME FACTS ABOUT HITCHES
- Our hitches are vehicle specific.
- We offer class I thru class IV hitches to cover cars, cross overs, SUV's, and trucks.
- Our hitches feature a durable powder coat finish that resists rust and corrosion.
- We also offer trailer brake controllers, ball mounts and wiring for your vehicle.
- Give us a call and we can help you with your hitch selection.
It is very important to review an operatorís manual before purchasing a towing system. Your vehicle manual has helpful information about your vehicles capabilities and limitations. You also need to be aware of the different laws and restrictions which exist when you tow from state to state. Your area State Patrol is a good resource for finding this information.
There are five classes of hitches. It is very important to choose the correct class of receiver hitch. Gross trailer weight and tongue weight will determine the hitch that is needed. Do not exceed the lowest rating component of your towing system.
Gross Trailer Weight
Gross trailer weight, referred to as GTW, is the weight of the trailer and cargo. Measure this by putting the fully loaded trailer on a scale.
The downward force that is exerted on the hitch ball by the coupler. Tongue weight is referred to as TW. The tongue weight will vary depending on where the load is positioned in relationship to the trailer axles. Your trailer manufacturer should be able to provide this information.
The total weight if both the trailer and the cargo inside. Never exceed the weight capacity of your trailer hitch. This applies to loads without a weight distribution hitch installed.