Trailer, 5th wheel, and gooseneck hitches (also called tow hitches and receiver hitches) come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. While there are many special types of hitches used for towing (such as 5th wheel, gooseneck and pintle hitches), standard trailer hitches can generally be categorized into one of five weight classes, with a few exceptions. In the section below, we have provided information to help you understand the different classes of standard trailer hitches and the weight ratings and vehicle types associated with each.
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Fifth Wheel Hitch (5th Wheel)
- Affords more towing capacity than traditional receiver-style weight distributing hitches. Designed for mounting the trailer connection point in a pickup truck bed, with a kingpin.
- Affords more towing capacity than traditional receiver-style weight distributing hitches. Designed for mounting the trailer connection point in a pickup truck bed, with a ball and coupler.
For receiver hitch towing, there are several essential towing components that complete the package; such as the ball mount, hitch ball, coupler, safety chains, wiring, brake controls, hitch pin/lock and sway control. Whether you tow an RV, camper, boat, horses, a race car, snowmobiles, motorcycles, dirt bikes or personal watercraft, you’ll want to customize your towing experience with a variety of accessories such as cargo and bike carriers, winches, tie downs and ball covers just to name a few.