Trailer Hitch Class Models 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Available For Immediate Purchase & Installation
Most Hitches Installed While You Wait!
Hitch House of Georgia offers the best selection of trailer hitches in town. We sell classes 1- 5 receiver hitches. Our firm offers major brands of ball and tongue hitches. We are an authorized reseller of Curt trailer hitches, and we also sell DrawTite Trailer Hitches and Reese Trailer Hitches as well. Our team can install the right trailer hitch class for your vehicle while you wait!
Trailer hitches come in many different styles and classes. If you aren’t sure what trailer hitch class is best for your car, we encourage you to check in with our hitch experts. We can help you identify the precise trailer hitch for your make and model vehicle and towing needs.
We offer Class 1 – 5 trailer hitches, Gooseneck Hitches and Weight Distributing Hitches. Determining the right trailer hitch class or type for you requires that we fully understand the specifics of what you intend to tow. The tongue weight (the weight the hitch has to carry) and the weight carrying capacity or draw weight (the weight the hitch has to pull) and the year, make and model of your vehicle.
Class 1 through Class 3 hitches all look and operate pretty much the same. Some of these hitches are barely visible when the hitch tongue is removed. The industry generally refers to these as hidden or concealed hitches. Other trailer hitches stick out a bit further and are termed as exposed hitches. The trailer hitch class relates primarily to the thickness, or gauge of the steel used to manufacture the hitch. It also relates to the specific towing and tongue weight capacity the hitch can handle. As hitch class increases, so does the tensile strength of the steel used in the design and the overall weight of the actual hitch. Class 4 and above hitches are for heavy duty hauling jobs.
Which Trailer Hitch Class Is Right For My Needs?
This class of trailer hitch is commonly installed on passenger cars. We offer a selection of Curt Class 1 rear mounted receiver hitches. These hitches are designed to be installed on domestic and foreign vehicles. A Class 1 trailer hitch generally has a maximum towing capacity of approximately 2,000 pounds. They are perfect for towing small light duty trailers, small boats or hitch mounted bike racks for carrying up to two bikes.
A Class 2 trailer hitch use slightly stronger steel and typically has a gross carrying weight of approximately 3,500 pounds. In addition to higher towing capacity, a class 2 hitch also typically has a higher tongue weight capacity of nearly 350 pounds. We commonly install Class 2 hitches on passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. They are perfect for towing boats, campers, landscape trailers or for mounting cargo carriers or bike racks.
Class 3 trailer hitches pull heavier loads on passenger vehicles and full-sized trucks. These hitches are extremely sturdy and range from 3,500 to 8,000 pounds towing capacity. These hitches also offer higher tongue weight capacities of between 350 to 800 pounds. They are perfect for towing boats, campers, landscape trailers or for mounting cargo carriers or bike racks.
A Class 4 trailer hitch is perfect for towing large boats and recreational vehicles and are not for passenger cars. They are typically installed on heavy duty, full sized trucks. Curt Class 4 trailer hitches have a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of approximately 1,000 pounds. These are heavy duty hitches for heavy duty hauling. If we add a weight distributing system to these hitches, towing capacity in some cases increases to nearly 14,000 pounds.
These hitches are primarily for commercial applications and pack an incredible towing capacity of between 18,000 to 20,000 pounds. They are extra heavy duty for hauling extra heavy loads. Applications include hauling horse trailers, large recreational vehicles and commercial heavy equipment trailers.
For more assistance with deciding on the class hitch you need for your vehicle, please call us at 770-674-2395 and we will be glad to assist you in making your selection or click here to contact us by email.