Trailers & More is a store that sells hitches in St Paul. We help people every day get the information they need so they can figure out what hitch and/or what trailer is best for them.
Here are just a few of the questions we are asked the most frequently about hitches:
- What will my vehicle tow?
- What class hitch do I need?
- What are some good hitch brands?
- Where can I go for hitch advice and quality hitch installation?
Today, we are going focus on the most common type of hitch: the receiver hitch. Let’s walk through the process of choosing a trailer hitch and hopefully answer some of your questions about trailer hitches as well.
You will want to first check the tow weight capacity for your particular vehicle. This info can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Research what class trailer hitch will work on your vehicle.
Compact car: Class 1
Mid-sized car: Class 1 or Class 2
Mini SUV: Class 2
Full sized car: Class 2 or Class 3
Large SUV: Class 3 or Class 4
Trucks: Class 3 or Class 4
Heavy duty trucks: Class 4 or Class 5
Research what you can haul with each class of hitch.
Class 1 Trailer Hitch
Perfect for bikes, kayaks, canoes, mobility scooters and small trailers
200 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lbs. gross tow weight
Class 2 Trailer Hitch
Great for bikes, kayaks, canoes, mobility scooters, small boats and pop up campers and small trailers
300 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 3,500 lbs. gross tow weight
Class 3 Trailer Hitch
Great for mid-size campers, utility trailers, lawn maintenance equipment, bikes, cargo carriers, bikes, snowboards, skis, kayaks, canoes, motorcycles and snowmobiles
650 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lbs. gross tow weight
Class 4 Trailer Hitch
Works well for large boats, large campers and toy haulers
1,000 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 12,000 lbs. gross tow weight
Class 5 Trailer Hitch
Most often used to tow heavy equipment, large toy trailers or multiple cars.
1,800 lbs. tongue weight capacity and 18,000 lbs. gross tow weight
Choose a good quality trailer hitch brand. All hitches are not alike!
When it comes to hitches, you want a brand that can be counted on to build a quality hitch. We’ve been working with hitches for many years so if you want to take advantage of our 50+ years experience, we recommend B&W, Curt, Draw-tite and Rigid hitches. Trust us when we say not all hitches are created equal!
Choose an experienced and reputable company and hitch installer. This is so important! If you are looking for a trailer hitch in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, be sure to check out Trailers & More. We have been installing trailer hitches for many, many years and help hundreds of customers every month with their towing needs.
Compare prices. Hitch prices and installation can vary greatly between sellers. Businesses like Trailers & More that specialize in hitches typically purchase a large volume of hitches and, because of that, also usually have the best prices. At Trailers & More, we guarantee the best price around on quality trailer hitches and hitch installation.
There are other considerations as well but this will get you off to a great start. Ready to purchase a hitch? Do you have more questions? Just come on down or give us a call. Our experienced hitch specialists are here to help.
Would you like to learn more about hitches in St Paul? Visit us at Trailers & More on 9th Avenue South in St Paul, call us at 651-451-1808 or you can Contact Us.