Trailer and Towing Hitch Installation
Whether you need a trailer hitch for your light duty towing needs or you need to get a hitch for your 5th wheel camper or Gooseneck trailer, we have your covered. With professional welding technicians and over 50 years of experience we can help you choose the right hitch for your vehicle and your towing needs and get it installed professionally so you can just mind the road and not worry about the hitch handling the load. Types of Trailer Hitches and Towing Accessories
Types of Trailer Hitches and Towing Accessories
Receiver Hitches – Class 1, 2 ,3 & 4 Hitches – 5th Wheel Hitches – Gooseneck Hitches & Conversions – Tow Bars and Base Plates – Electric Brake Controls – Ball Mounts & Hitch Balls – Tow Car Braking Systems – Electrical & Wiring – 5th Wheel Tailgates – Tow Dollies – Weight Distribution & Sway Control – Hydralift Motorcycle Carriers – Ride Rite Air Bags – Cargo Containers – Break Away Kits – Trailer Brake Controllers
Trailering and Towing Hitch Repair & Service
Bearing Pack – Axle Flip – Lube Pump – Trailer Brake Work – Disc Brakes or Drum Brakes – Suspension Work on Trailers – Driveline Disconnects
Trailer Hitch Classes
The classes of trailer hitches are a reference for how much weight they can handle. Knowing how much your trailer weights, knowing what your vehicle can tow, and having the right trailer hitch can mean the difference between trouble free towing, and potentially scary highway experiences. Having the professionals handle the welding and installation helps ensure that you’ve got a solid trailer hitch platform.
Trailer Hitch Class 1 – These are for your lightest duty towing needs and are rated up to 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight and a maximum trailer tongue weight of 200 pounds. These hitches usually have a 1-1/4” square receiver opening and attach to the truck pan, bumper, or vehicle frame.
Trailer Hitch Class 2 – A class 2 hitch raises your towing capacity to 3,500 pounds and 300 pounds of tongue weight. They feature the same square hitch receiver and usually attach to the bumper or vehicle’s frame.
Trailer Hitch Class 3 – These hitches can either be a weight carrying, or weight distributing hitch type. They are varied depending on the application on which vehicle they are being installed on. Rated at 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight they are also capable of handling a max trailer tongue weight of 600 pounds. If you have a weight distributing type the towing capacity can go up to 10,000 pounds. The trailer receiver hitch is a larger 2”. This trailer hitch type is only attached directly to the vehicle’s frame.
Trailer Hitch Class 4 – Like your Class #3 these can also be weight carrying or weight distributing type trailer hitches. They are rated for up to 10,000 pounds but also can take a higher 1,000 pounds of tongue weight. If you get the weight distributing type of hitch the towing capacity goes up to 14,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,400 pounds of tongue weight.
Trailer Hitch Class 5 – This is the largest and highest weight type of trailer hitch. They still can be a weight carrying or weight distributing type hitch but they can carry an impressive 12,000 pounds as a weight carrying trailer hitch. For the weight distributing trailer hitch you can handle up to 17,000 pounds plus a maximum trailer tongue weight of 1,700 pounds. Ensure that the ball mount and hitch ball are also rated for Class 5, for safe towing. These feature a 2-1/2” square trailer receiver hitch opening. Obviously these are also only installed directly attached to the vehicle’s frame.
*With our large back lot and multiple service bays, we can accommodate any size vehicle or RV for customized service.