Before renting a trailer or buying a trailer for that matter, you need to know the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of the vehicle you will be using to pull the trailer.
This rating can normally be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual and posted on the driver’s side doorjamp.
This number is the total weight your vehicle’s engine can support. When figuring what weight you are towing remember to include driver and passengers, vehicle, and the trailer.
Some owner’s manuals are very specific and specify a maximum towing capacity for the vehicle.
If the trailer does not have brakes, the maximum weight will be less. Trailers that have their own brakes can carry a heavier load.
If you decide to rent a trailer from Trailer Boss, our expert technicians will recommend the best type of hitches for your vehicle. Hitches are categorized by class. For example Class I, Class II, etc.
The higher class hitches typically support a higher towing capacity. Our technicians can help you pick the highest class hitch available for your vehicle. This hitch will match or exceed your vehicle’s towing capacity. Often we try to help you pick a hitch with a two-inch receiver because this will enable you to tow most standard size trailers.
When our certified technicians work with you, they will make certain that you also have wiring to power the trailer lights.
For help renting the best trailers, come in or call one of our three Trailer Boss locations.