Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes, as long as the total cargo weight equals less than GVWR or the hitch rating (whichever is lowest).

A: Your GVWR should be stated in your owners manual. If not contact your local dealer.

A: No, all ball mounts should be clearly marked for specific weight ratings. All ball mounts should have weight rating, ball size and the manufacturer stamped on top of the ball.

A: This depends on a number of different factors. Refer to the chart below.

Class Details

Class IV Hitches

Designed for trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles 2″ x 2″ receiver hitch opening

Rated up to 12,000 lbs GTW and 1,000 TW

Works with all Class III and IV accessories

Class I and Class II (1-1/4″) hitch accessories can also be used with an adapter

Class IV hitch balls require a 1-1/4″ diameter shank

Class V Hitches

Designed for heavy-duty trucks or vans to tow larger trailers

2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ receiver hitch opening

Specially designed to handle heavy duty towing

With a weight distribution system you can handle up to 18,000 lbs with 1,800 lbs of tongue weight

Can use any class III or IV accessory with use of a reducer sleeve.

What Size Drop Hitch Do You Need?

How do I know what “drop” hitch mount I need fgen y hitch 6 300x169or my vehicle? This is typically the BIG question and can vary depending on your trailer. Ideally, you want your trailer
to sit behind your vehicle as level as possible when connected. The easiest way to figure this out is to measure the difference from the bottom of the trailer tongue (level) to the inside bottom of your hitch. The difference is the approximate drop you should try to get close to.

If you are not sure your trailer height, then 15-17″ off the ground is an average height for most trailers to use. Again, measure tow vehicle’s hitch opening. Then the appropriate drop is the difference between that and approximately 16″. Example, your vehicle measures 19.5″, then go with a 4″ drop, that gets you close to the middle between 15″ – 17″.

We have developed the following chart to better help you determine what size hitch is right for you. Vehicle hitch measurements need to be taken on a level surface from the ground to the center (pin center) of the vehicle’s receiver hitch.

Vehicle Hitch Height:Drop Hitch Size Needed:
22 Inches6 Inch Drop Hitch
25 Inches9 Inch Drop Hitch
28 Inches12 Inch Drop Hitch
31 Inches15 Inch Drop Hitch
34 Inches18 Inch Drop Hitch
37 Inches21 Inch Drop Hitch

2" Shank Adjustable Drop Hitch 10K & 16K

222 Drop hitch specs1

2 1/2" Shank Adjustable Drop Hitch 21K & 32K

2 522 Drop Specs1

2" Torsion Hitch 16K

222 torsion Specs1

2 1/2" Torsion Hitch 21K

2 522 torsion specs1

1400 Series

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