It is very important to review an operator's manual before purchasing a towing system. Your vehicle manual has helpful information about your vehicle's capabilities and limitations. You also need to be aware of the different laws and restrictions which exist when you tow from state to state. The State Patrol is a good resource for information.
Use this table to select the correct class of hitch for your vehicle. Refer to not only vehicle type, but also the trailer(s) that you will be towing
Recommend the use of the use of hitches showing a weight distributing (WD) rating when carrying a personal mobility vehicle (power wheel chair, scooter, etc.). Use of a lower capacity hitch may void warranty and could result in damage to both the carried and carrying vehicles
The primary device attached to the vehicle, which allows you to tow. It is very important to choose the correct class of receiver hitch. Gross trailer weight and tongue weight will determine the hitch that is needed. Do not exceed the lowest rating of any component of your towing system.
CURT Manufacturing electrical products are designed to deliver unsurpassed levels of performance, reliablity and durability. The use of surface mount technology (SMT) components is just one of the steps CURT has taken to achieve this. SMT components are the most up-to-date parts available for circuit designs. SMT components offer lower resistance, less heat generation and longer life cycles than more common, out-of-date, through-hole mounted components.
CURT applies SMT to a full line of taillight converters and to any T-Connector with a built-in converter.
2 Wire Systems
2 Wire SystemsStill common in the automotive industry and the simplest form of trailer wiring. This system sends the stop/turn signal along one wire, while the tail signal is separate.
3 Wire Systems
Still common in the automotive industry and the simplest form of trailer wiring. This system sends the stop/turn signal along one wire, while the tail signal is separate.
More and more vehicles on the market today use PWM (pulse width modulation) wiring systems, sometimes called "multiplex" systems. These are systems that vary the signal intensity over one wire to initiate more than one lighting function. In other words, one wire can control more than one light function. There are two known types, type STT (Stop/Turn/Tail) and type ST (Stop/Tail). PWM systems can be either incandescent or LED.
They use a single wire to control the stop, tail and turn signals. For SST Systems use CURT tail light converter 56201.
They use a single wire to control the stop and tail signals. Separate wires are used to control the left and right turn signals. For ST systems use CURT tail light converter 56200.