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What Trailer Hitch Is Right for Me?

Trick Trucks strives to be your one-stop shop for all your vehicle needs. We know our customers are heavy-duty and require durable truck and commercial accessories. By offering over 120 Trailer Hitches and Accessoriesdifferent trailer hitches and hitch accessories,

Trick Trucks continues to provide customers an extensive product selection that is available nowhere else. If you are interested in installing a trailer hitch, our knowledgeable staff is available to help guide your decision.

Discover what trailer hitch is right for you.

Class I Hitch

A Class I trailer hitch is commonly used for compact, sedan, or small SUV vehicles. These hitches can handle up to 2000 pounds of gross trailer weight, which means they are best used for light-duty towing such as bike racks, jet skis, or tent campers.

Class I hitches are usually attached to the bumper or frame of the vehicle.

Class II Hitch

As the class increases, so does the weight carrying capacity. Class II hitches are rated to handle up to 3500 pounds of weight, making them popular for small boat and camper trailers.

Just like Class I, Class II hitches can be attached to the bumper or vehicle frame.

Class III Hitch

Class III hitches were designed to handle larger loads, including RVs, larger boats, and utility carry-on trailers.

The maximum towing capacity for weight carrying is up to 6,000 pounds, while the maximum gross trailer weight for weight distributing is up to 10,000 pounds. These hitches can only be attached to the frame of the vehicle.

5th Wheel Hitches

While most hitches are attached to the bumper or vehicle frame, a fifth wheel hitch is installed in the bed of the truck. With this design, the weight of the trailer is between the cab and rear of the truck.

Unlike other hitches that offer a variety of uses, fifth wheel hitches are specifically designed for towing RVs. The towing capacity of fifth wheel hitches is rated up to 25,000 pounds.

Gooseneck Hitch

Unlike traditional hitches that mount under the bumper, gooseneck hitches are anchored at the center of the bed of the truck.

Given the use of a hitch ball to lock the trailer in place, gooseneck hitches allow for tighter turns, which results in greater stability and a smoother trip.

The real benefit of these hitches stems from the towing capacities; gooseneck hitches can pull up to 30,000 pounds of gross trailer weight.

While you may have a trailer hitch in mind, it is important to consult a professional and understand the towing capacity of your vehicle before making any purchases.

A hitch rated to pull 20,000 pounds will mean nothing if your vehicle’s towing capacity is only 10,000 pounds.

Trick Trucks Has the Answers to All Your Commercial Vehicle Questions

If you want to upgrade your vehicle, or add trailer hitches and accessories then come to see us at Trick Trucks. We are happy to make sure your truck is in great condition and is looking fresh all year round.

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