Trailer Hitch Class Comparison

Written by hitchweb Team
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 — 4 Comments

Have you asked yourself, what trailer hitch class do I need? Well we made a simple guide to help you determine which class of hitch is right for your vehicle and trailer.

When selecting a trailer 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!!

Trailer Hitch Class Comparison Chart

 

Posted in Towing 101

Comments


hitchweb -
Friday, April 8, 2016

Hi Dean! Well first, it's worth checking whether your vehicle is already equipped with a tow package. If it doesn't have the tow package, refer to our trailer wiring for vehicles page.

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

-hitchweb Team-

*post updated > response to Dean on 7/29/11

Hitchweb Team
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Hello Jerry, How heavy is the wheel chair and carrier? Also is it intended for a 2" receiver or 1-1/4"? We only show 1-1/4" receivers rated for 2,000 lbs. available for your vehicle. Please visit this URL to view the options: https://www.hitchweb.com/2015-kia-forte-trailer-hitches
Jerry
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Can I mount a wheel chair carrier on my 2015 Kia forte.
Dean Campbell
Friday, July 29, 2011

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

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