There are many different brands and types of trailerhitches available and the task of picking one out may appear to be daunting. But keep in mind that when purchasing a hitch, it is important to find the right one for your vehicle and your budget.
Having said this, you may experience a bit of “sticker shock” when you start looking at trailer hitches. But like so many other big ticket items, bare in mind that you get what you pay for. It is also important that the hitch you select has a universal fit. Meaning that it is transferable from one vehicle to another. When it is time to sell your current vehicle, you might want to make sure that you can take your hitch with you.
Safety is key when doing your research harbor truck bodies on the many different hitch systems available. You need to gather information that will ensure the safety of you, your passengers and others on the road. You also need to know the state and local requirements for trailertowing for what and how much you will be towing.
There are three common types of hitches on the market. They are the weight distributing hitches, the weight carrying hitch and the fifth wheel hitch, also called Gooseneck. Distributing hitches are used with a receiver hitch and a part that distributes the tongue weight amongthetow vehicle and trailer axles. Weight carrying hitches are made to carry all of the trailer’s tongue weight. Fifth Wheel (Gooseneck) hitches are designed to mount the trailer connection in the middle of the truck bed.
It is also important to keep in mind that the trailer towing industry has developed a classification system that differentiates hitches according to the amount of weight they can tow. From class 1 (one) to class 5 (five). Please refer to resources below.