How To Choose The Right Trailer Hitch For Your Vehicle

Finding the right trailer hitch for a vehicle is simple and easy. There are curt hitches that are made vehicle specific according to the vehicle’s year, make, model and style. Some vehicles have more than one option to choose from that are compatible with the vehicle.

What size of hitch should you choose? If you frequently tow heavier vehicles, the towing potential can be maximized with a higher rated hitch and larger hitch receiver. If you are only towing light duty trailers or if are using the hitch receiver to manage cargo with a bike rack and cargo carrier, a good option will be a smaller trailer hitch.

If you want to prioritize aesthetics when buying a trailer hitch, you can choose between the tow hitches with round tube bodies and square tube bodies. The round body hitch has a sleeker look but it is more expensive. You can also choose between concealed and exposed hitches. If you want more original equipment feel and look, choose the concealed hitch that can be hidden underneath the vehicle.

After you have selected a hitch for the vehicle, you have to purchase additional hitch-mounted accessories or cargo management accessories. Most custom trailer hitches include all the necessary hardware for complete installation of accessories. However, there are instances when you will need a ball mount to couple to the trailer. The ball mount must have sufficient towing capacity with a correct shank and trailer ball size.

For travel trailers, the best hitches are class 3, class 4 and class 5 because they offer the tow capacity to safely tow larger trailers. Most of hitches are compatible with a weight distribution hitch that is needed for towing travel trailers. However, not all vehicles are compatible with class 3, class 4, and class 5 hitches. For pickup trucks and SUVs, higher rated hitches are required.

You can get curt hitches from TDotPerformance.ca according to the possible load size and maximum weight requirements of the trailer. The receiver style hitch with a ball mount is the most popular style of hitch that can be seen on SUVs and vans. Receivers can be installed at the back or front of the vehicle.