Class 1 Hitch

The Class 1 hitch is a weight carrying hitch and is the lightest of all of the trailer hitch classes.  It can handle a GTW (gross trailer weight) of up to 2,000 lbs. and a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. A Class 1 trailer hitch can be a drawbar-type hitch or a bumper style hitch.  A drawbar is a removable coupling platform that slides into a hitch receiver and fastens with a pin and clip, or the “tongue” portion of a fixed-tongue hitch.  They also may have a crossbar with a 1 inch or 1 ½ inch square hitch receiver and usually attach to the bumper, truck pan or vehicle frame.  Class 1 tow hitch is most often used on small pickup trucks, small cars, small vans & mini vans.  This type of hitching is most commonly used for light duty towing, bike racks and camping racks.


Although some people still weld trailer hitches to the frame (which could possibly weaken the frame or result in electrical damage), we recommend using top-of-the-line, custom-fitted hitches that bolt to the frame, and usually use preexisting holes.

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Class 2 Hitch
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  1. Trailer Hitch Classes | RVs-Campers-Trailers.com — May 31, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

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