Needing to get ready to haul a trailer, boat or want to mount a bike rack. We have a full selection of hitches from the market leader Curt MFG that will help get the job done. All are made specifically for each vehicle so installation is usually done very quickly, most installations will not require you to drill any holes. All hitches are powdered coated with a high gloss black powder coating for long lasting durability. Curt backs their product with a lifetime warranty.
This incredibly common type of trailer hitch comes equipped with a square receiver tube; such a simple receiver means that the towing applications are practically endless. There are 5 class scale ratings for receiver hitches which can affect their capacity; the size of the receiver tube will have some bearing on this as well. Rear receiver hitches can be mounted directly onto the frame of a vehicle.
What is a receiver hitch?
A receiver hitch is an accessory that is generally mounted to your vehicle's frame near the rear bumper that allows for you to tow a trailer or attach accessories (bikes racks, cargo carriers) to the rear of your truck or car. Models are also available for the front of vehicles to allow the use of winches or putting your boat into the water. Most are receiver-type hitches that have a square opening to allow for use of a ball mount (or other accessories). A hitch ball can then be mounted to the ball mount, which is then connected to the coupler of your trailer.
Types of hitches?
Hitches come in various sizes, shapes, and rates depending on your vehicle, including applications for the front or rear of your vehicle. Some use a square tube, others use round. Each has a maximum weight rating ranging from 1,000 lbs to 15,000 lbs. and have a receiver size opening ranging from 1 1/4 inches to 2 1/2 inches. Trailer hitch classes are based on the weight rating and receiver size. Most cars utilize a Class 1 or Class 2 hitch which has a 1 1/4 inch receiver opening and weight rating from 1,000 lbs to 2,5000 lbs. SUVs, vans, and midsize trucks generally range from Class 2 (1 1/4" receiver) to Class 3 (2" receiver) with weight ratings unto 5,000 lbs. Fullsize truck applications are limited to heavier duty classifications from Class 3 to Class 5 hitches.
Difficulty of installation?
Nobody wants to spend hours underneath their truck. Fortunately installing a receiver hitch is a simple process. All our hitches are custom fit for each vehicle. Most applications use existing holes within the frame of each vehicle, so there are no holes to drill. Vehicles that do require drilling often are limited to two to four 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch holes.
Additional Accessories or Parts
When installing a hitch to tow a trailer you will normally require the following items. Receiver hitch, ball mount, hitch pin or lock, and a wiring harness. Trailer brakes can also be required for some applications.