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Curt Trailer Hitches

Finish Line Auto Sports is your one stop shop for a complete line up of towing parts such as Curt hitches, brake controllers, and wiring.

Types of Curt Trailer Hitches

Trailer Hitches are mostly given a specific class rating to categorize their towing weight capacity and the receiver size. Classes used classify the hitches range from I to V. All trailer hitches will always have a towing capacity and hitches within the same class will usually have the same weight capacities. Although they will typically have the same receiver opening size, though this is not always the case for class II trailer hitches. Please ready below about some of the main differences between trailer hitch classes.


Curt CLASS I Trailer Hitches

  • Towing capacities of up to 2,000 lbs GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) and 200 lbs TW (Tongue Weight)
  • 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver hitch opening
  • Works with only class I accessories like bicycle racks, cargo carriers and tube covers
  • Requires a draw bar or ball mount to tow a trailer which may be included or sold seperately
  • Will work with most hitch balls with 3/4" diameter shank
  • Available in square or round tube designs

Curt CLASS II Trailer Hitches

  • Designed for light duty towing mostly
  • Towing capacities of up to 3,500 lbs GTW and 350 lbs TW
  • 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver hitch opening
  • Works with class I and class II accessories like bike racks, cargo carriers and tube covers
  • Requires a manufacturer recommended hitch specific drawbar or ball mount to tow
  • Will work with hitch balls with 3/4" diameter shank
  • Available in square and round tube designs

Curt CLASS III Trailer Hitches

  • Designed for trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles
  • Towing capacities up to 6,000 lbs GTW with 600 lbs TW
  • 2″ x 2″ receiver hitch opening
  • Allows for more gear to be carried or towed
  • Works with all Class III accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and tube covers
  • NOTE: It is not uncommon to see a 2″ hitch rated at 3,500 lbs GTW called a Class III hitch
  • Available in square and round tube designs

Curt CLASS IV Trailer Hitches

  • Designed for trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles
  • Towing capacities up to 12,000 lbs GTW with 1,000 lbs TW
  • 2″ x 2″ receiver hitch opening
  • Allows for even more gear to be carried or towed
  • Works with all Class III and IV accessories
  • Will work with hitch balls with 1″ diameter shank
  • Available in square and round tube designs.

Curt CLASS V Trailer Hitches

  • Designed for heavy-duty trucks or vans to tow larger trailers
  • Towing capacities up to 18,000 lbs GTW with 1,800 lbs TW with a weight distribution system
  • 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ receiver hitch opening
  • Specially designed to handle heavy duty towing
  • Can use any Class III or IV accessory with use of a reducer sleeve
  • Will work with hitch balls with 1-1/4″ shank

Curt 5TH Wheel Trailer Hitches

  • Designed for heavy duty towing with pickup trucks
  • Capacities range from 15,000 to 30,000 pounds
  • Installs inside the truck bed
  • Because the hitch must remain in front of the rear axle, long-bed full-size trucks are recommended
  • If a short-bed truck will be used, it is recommended that a Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch or Sidewinder is used
  • Without a slider or Sidewinder, the trailer can strike the cab on sharp turns

GOOESNECK Trailer Hitches

  • Designed for heavy duty towing with pickup trucks
  • Typical uses include towing horse trailers and construction trailers
  • Typical capacity is 30,000 pounds, but is limited by capacity of truck
  • Installs in truck bed, similar to a fifth wheel hitch
  • Can be used with short bed trucks
  • Allows for maximum use of the truck bed while still allowing the vehicle to tow gooseneck trailers
  • Some gooseneck hitches fold down or install under the truck bed, allowing full use of the truck bed when not towing. Others can be removed by releasing the attachment pins

To schedule an installation appointment or for more information on our trailer hitches, please call us at 715-803-8468

Contact Info

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By Appointment
Weston WI 54476

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M - F: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: By Appointment

 

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