Types of Hitches

There are two types of trailer hitches:

Weight-carrying hitches

 Weight-distributing hitches


Weight Carrying Hitches are the most popular and carry all the trailer tongue weight on the rear of the tow vehicle. They are commonly used to tow small & medium sized trailers.

Weight Distributing hitches are recommended for heavier trailers because they even out the trailer load between the wheels of the tow vehicle and the wheels of the trailer, thus improving steering and brake control. Two parts are required: The Receiver, which bolts to the vehicle, and the spring bar assembly.

Before deciding which type is right for you, consult vehicle manual for the manufacturer's recommendation and the load capacity of your vehicle.



The loaded trailer must not exceed the load capacity of the hitch, that capacity will be stamped or tagged on the hitch itself