Which hitch should I get?

When purchasing the equipment to tow, buying a hitch is one of the more confusing components. Each piece has different options and details associated with it. Below are some of the more common hitches with information regarding the amount they can tow.  SHOP OUR NEW ECOMMERCE SITE NOW!

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Rear Mount Trailer Hitches

Class 1 & 2 Hitches      Shop Online Now

Class 1 & 2 receivers are light-duty and are designed for passenger cars and smaller Crossovers SUV's. They can however be found for many other makes and models. Typically they use a 1 ¼" inch receiver tube for the ball mount. A class 1 hitch can handle a trailer up to 2,000 pounds with 200 pounds of tongue weight. A class 2 hitch can handle 3,500 pounds with 350 punds of tongue weight.

  • 1 ¼" Inch Receiver Tube Opening
  • GTW: Up to 3,500 lbs
  • TW: Up to 350 lbs


Class 3 Hitches  Shop Online Now

A class 3 hitch is the most common found in full-size pickup trucks and SUVs. They have a 2-inch square receiver tube and can handle 8,000 pound trailers with 800 pounds of tongue weight with a ball mount or up to 12,000 pounds and 1,200 pounds of tongue weight with a weight distributing hitch. That usually exceeds the limits of most non-commercial vehicles so this hitch will almost never be the limiting factor when towing.

  • 2" Inch Receiver Tube
  • GTW: 3,500 - 12,000 lbs
  • TW: 350 - 1,200 lbs
  • WD: Up to 14,000 lbs
  • WDTW: Up to 14,000 lbs

Class 4&5 Hitches  Show Online Now

Class 4 & 5 hitches are the heaviest duty hitches available. A class 4 hitch can carry 10,000 pounds and 1,000 pounds of tongue weight with a weight carrying hitch and up to 12,000 pounds and 1,200 pounds with a weight distributing hitch. A class 5 hitch can handle up to 14,000 pounds and 1,400 pounds of tongue weight. Both class 4 and class 5 hitches use the same 2-inch receiver tube as a class 3. Some class 5 hitches can use a 2 ½” receiver tube.

Xtra Duty & Xtra Duty+       Commercial Duty & Commercial Duty+
  • 2" Inch Receiver Tube
  • GTW: 16,000 - 17,000 lbs
  • TW: 2,400 - 2,550 lbs
  • WD: Up to 17,000 lbs
  • WDTW: Up to 2,550 lbs
  • 2 ½” Inch Receiver Tube

  • GTW: 18,000 - 20,000 lbs

  • TW: Up to 2,700 lbs

  • WD: 18,000 - 20,000 lbs

  • WDTW: Up to 2,700 lbs


  • Class 1 hitch
Part Number Features Pricing
TRA-RearMount-Class1 2,000 lbs (GTW) See pricing
TRA-RearMount-Class2 3,500 lbs (GTW) See pricing

Front Mount Hitches

Front Mount

  • 2" inch Receiver Tube
  • GTW: Up to 5,000 lbs
  • TW: Up to 500 lbs
  • SPL: 9,000 lbs

A front mount hitch is used in situations such as moving a trailer on a boat ramp to allow for better control of the trailer. These can be of any class, but are most easily installed on full-size pickups, vans, and SUV's.


Part Number Features Pricing
TRA-FrontMount 5,000 pounds (GTW), 500 pounds (TW) See pricing

RV Hitches

Recreational Vehicle Hitch

  • 2" inc Receiver Tube
  • GTW: 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
  • TW: 350 - 500 lbs
  • WD: 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
  • WDTW: 350 - 600 lbs


Part Number Features Pricing
TRA-RVHitch 3,500 pounds (GTW), 350 pounds (TW) See pricing
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Bumper Mount Hitches

The most basic place to install a hitch on a car, SUV, or truck is the bumper. Most trucks and SUVs have pre-drilled holes in their bumpers to accomodate a standard trailer ball. Most of the time this is limited to less than 1,000 pounds and 100 pounds of tongue weight.


Part Number Features Pricing
TRA-BumperMount 1,000 pounds (GTW) , 100 pounds (TW) See pricing

Ball Mount Hitches

A ball mount is a square steel tube holding a hitch balll. Ball mounts connect your trailer to the hitch. The mount is usually held in place with a special pin.  Shop On-Line


Part Number Features Pricing
TRA-BumperMount 1,000 pounds (GTW) , 100 pounds (TW) See pricing

We install hitches for all kinds of vehicles

We are seeing requests for all kinds of vehicles:  [Full-Sized Pickups] Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra,  Nissan Titan, and others.  [Large SUVs] Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, and many more. [2-Row and 3-Row SUVs] Honda CR-V, Buick Encore, Ford Edge,and many more.  [Off-Road SUV's] Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Range Rover, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and many more. Also, some [Crossover SUV's] Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Buick Enclave and others.