Class 4 Hitch

The Class 4 hitch is weight carrying (WC) and also is weight distributing (WD) depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications.  They attach directly to the tow vehicle’s frame.  Not all Class IV hitches are rated to be both. See the specific hitch for that information.  # Class IV hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs.  Class IV hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 14,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1400 lbs. You will often see a class 4 trailer hitch towing larger boats and horse trailers, larger and heavier campers and storage trailers.   The class 4 tow hitch is designed specifically for your tow vehicle and is best suited for heavy duty full-sized pickup trucks, vans and SUVs.


Trailer hitches are often welded to the frame (which could possibly lead to weakening the frame or result in electrical damage), we suggest using top-of-the-line, custom-fitted hitches that bolt to the frame, and usually use preexisting holes.

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