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In determining what truck is right for you, it’s equally important to know your trailer’s overall weight and tongue weight. It’s also key to getting the right hitch. The illiustrations below will tell you which type of hitch corresponds to your particular overall weight and tongue weight. Class IClass I — Up to 2,000 pounds towing capacity, 200 to 250 pounds tongue weight

Class IIClass II— Up to 3,500 pounds towing capacity, 250 to 350 pounds tongue weight

Class II Round Class III (Round)— Up to 6,000 pounds towing capacity, 350 to 600 pounds tongue weight

Class III Square Class III (square)— Up to 6,000 pounds towing capacity, 350 to 600 pounds tongue weight

Class IVClass IV (square)— Up to 10,000 pounds towing capacity, 600 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight

Class IV-Weight DistributionClass IV (weight distribution) — Up to 10,000 pounds towing capacity, 600 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight

Class V - 5th WheelClass V (5th wheel) — Up to 25,000 pounds towing capacity, fifth wheel/gooseneck

Class V-GooseneckClass V (gooseneck) — Up to 25,000 pounds towing capacity, fifth wheel/gooseneck

 

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