Towing Capacity Cheat Sheet!..

Written by hitchweb Team
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 — 2 Comments

Remember cheat sheets in high school? Well not that we've ever used them BUT figured since those days are long passed us we'd make a general guide to help you determine which class of hitch is right for you.

When selecting a hitch you must consider (1) the vehicle you're using and (2) what will you be towing. For certain vehicles you can install more than one class of hitch so it's important you make the right selection. Luckily our hitch search results will show you what options you have and whether more than one class is available for your vehicle. All you need to know is the weight of what you're carrying, also known as Weight Carrying (WC). This includes the weight of the trailer and the cargo on/in it.

If you're still unsure, don't hesitate to call us at (800) 300-4067 and we'll be glad to go over this with you, step by step and make sure you have a safe journey to your next destination!!

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Dean Campbell
Friday, July 29, 2011

Cool, how about wiring? How do I know what I need or if it's required?

hitchweb -
Friday, July 29, 2011

Hi Dean! Well first, it's worth checking whether your vehicle is already equipped with a tow package. Refer to our faq under "Vehicle Wiring" for a few pointers. http://www.hitchweb.com/page/faq#Vehicle_Wiring

If it doesn't have the tow package, use our trailer hitch search and select "Electrical (attachment kit)" from the product type drop down and the search will locate the wiring for your vehicle. The search can be found here: www.hitchweb.com/trailer-hitch-search

Hope this helps, let us know if you're looking for anything else.

-hitchweb Team-

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