How do I Know my Trailer Hitch Rating?

How do I know what my trailer hitch system is rated?

– Erica H. from Phoenix, AZ

To determine your trailerĀ hitch system‘s weight rating, you must understand that your hitch system is comprised of three components; the trailer hitch is attached to

trailer hitch

  1. the frame of your car
  2. the ball mount, and
  3. the hitch ball

Each component has an individual rating for capacity. The LOWEST rating of the three components will determine the overall maximum rating of your complete hitch system. For instance, if you have a 3,500 lb. hitch and ball mount, with a 2000 lb. ball, then your hitch system is limited to the 2,000 lbs towing capacity.

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