Top 5 Considerations When Buying a Receiver Hitch
The other day we were asked by a magazine to rank the top five considerations when buying a receiver hitch. Would you like to know what we said? Here you go.
- Class - Weight rating is important. The hitch class depends on the vehicles tow rating, the weight of your trailer and the weight of what you intend to haul.
- Ball size – Make sure the ball size on your hitch matches the ball size on your trailer.
- The Amount of Drop or Rise – The trailer should always be level. This lessens the strain on the hitch and keeps the trailer in line behind the vehicle.
- Single-Function vs. Multi-Function – Choose asingle-function hitch if only one trailer is typically used. Multi-function hitches provide multiple ball sizes and height adjustability making it convenient to switch between multiple trailers.
- Carrying Weight vs. Distributing Weight - Choose a weight-carrying hitch if the entire weight of the trailer is supported on the trailer hitch. A weight-distributing hitch spreads the weight of the trailer across a tow bar that is attached to the vehicle and aids towing stability, especially for larger trailers.
Remember, you can always contact us if you have questions about trailer hitches, fifth wheel hitches, gooseneck hitches and anything else hitch related. We will help if we can.