Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Curt, Oh My!
So many brands of hitches to choose from what would you pick? We can put your mind at rest when you hear the words Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and Reese they are all brands of Cequent Performance Products. Cequent makes all three brands of hitches. In most cases all of the brands with 3 different part numbers very well could be the exact same hitch with its own label, or a label with all three part numbers on it. Some of them even include U-Haul part numbers on them.
Class III hitches can handle up to 5,000 lbs. GTW and 500 lbs. tongue weight on average. This type of hitch generally has a 2-inch rectangular receiver and is considered the "standard" type of hitch for general towing. Most of our class III hitches is designed specifically for your vehicle. There are also some universal-fit class III trailer hitches available. We highly recommend that whatever it is that you are pulling you are pulling it with a hitch that is installed and made properly for your vehicle. We typically don’t cobble up or custom fabricates hitches for your vehicle for safety reasons. It’s important that you pull your trailers with the proper size ball and ball mount. If improper you could cause an accident and kill someone.
The ball mount and ball does not come with the hitch, it is sold separately.
NOTE:Always choose a hitch that is strong enough to handle the maximum anticipated total weight of the trailer but does not exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle. Refer to your vehicle's owner’s manual for maximum towing and tongue weight limitations. The trailer tongue load should be kept at 10 percent of the loaded trailer weight for weight-carrying (deadweight) trailer hitches, and 12 percent for weight distributing (equalizing) trailer hitches. Also, you may want need to consider vehicle modifications that might be beneficial, such as stiffer springs, air springs, overload or air assist shocks, larger sway bars or automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler. Such modifications may be needed on vehicles used for heavy towing or long-distance towing. You may also want to refer to the U.S. Department of Transportation web site for additional towing tips and information.
Monroe's carries a full line of hitches and replacement parts in store everyday. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you to find the hitch that's right for your vehicle and towing needs. Let our professionals do the installation for you! When you need a hitch, come to Monroe's!