Trailer Hitches from Trailer Boss- Know Your Needs

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Trailer hitches are really a rather simple mechanism, yet a great deal depends on the details of a hitch. The only way to guarantee that you will arrive safely is to make sure you have the right hitch.

There are five separate classes of towing or trailer hitches in the United States according to an August 2013 guide.

Hitch Class One

  • Will tow up to 2,000 pounds
  • Will tow a trailer up to six feet in length
  • Will tow a boat up to 14 feet in length
  • Ideal for bikes, sleeper campers, small size sports utility vehicles
  • Attaches easily to sedans and family vehicles

Hitch Class Two

  • Will tow up to 3,500 pounds
  • Will pull a trailer up to 12 feet in length
  • Will tow a boat up to 20 feet in length
  • Ideal for bikes, sleeper campers, and small to medium sized SUVs
  • Attaches easily to larger family cars, sedans, and minivans
  • Not suitable for compact or lightweight vehicles
  • Attaches to frame

Hitch Class Three

  • Will tow up to 5,000 pounds
  • Will tow a boat or trailer up to 24 feet in length
  • Considered a heavy duty hitch
  • Not for lightweight or family cars

Hitch Class Four

  • Will tow up to 7,500 pounds
  • Designed strictly for full-size pickup trucks
  • Equipped with mounting brackets to evenly distribute cargo weigh

Hitch Class Five

  • Will tow up to 14,000 pounds
  • Designed strictly for full-sized and heavy-duty vehicles
  • Equipped with mounting brackets to evenly distribute cargo weight

There are also other kinds of hitches on the market. For more information and advice come in to one of our three Trailer boss locations. They have the most experienced technicians in the business waiting to serve you.

For more information about hitches click here or go to the Trailer Boss website for more.

For more information about the Olympia Trailer Boss store click here or call 360-923-2135.

For more information about the Rochester, Washington Trailer Boss store click here or call (360) 273-7892.

For more information about the new Marysville, Washington Trailer Boss store click here or call (425) 903-4985

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