What is a Class III hitch?

Answer Towing a trailer, whether for work or pleasure, has some important safety considerations. One of the biggest is selecting the proper hitch for the job. The heavier the load, the more robust the hit... Read More »

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Can a class 2 trailer be used on a class 1 hitch?

A class 2 trailer can be pulled on a class 1 hitch, as long as the gross trailer weight and tongue weight don't exceed class 1 limits. Gross trailer weight maximum for a class 1 hitch is 2,000 pou... Read More »

What is a class 5 hitch?

Trailer hitches come in a variety of classes defined by the SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers, that are determined by the amount of weight they can tow. Class... Read More »

What is a Class III trailer hitch?

Typically, a Class III trailer hitch can tow up to 5,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight and 500 lbs. of tongue weight, explains U-Haul. Alternately, the term can apply to any hitch with a 2-inch rece... Read More »

What is a class 2 trailer hitch?

Trailer hitches are rated differently according to how much weight they can carry. There are several different ratings, called classes 1 through 4 or I through IV.BasicsTrailer hitches are rated fo... Read More »