Hitch Selection Guide

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

Trailer Types Trailer Types Image Trailer Types Image Trailer Types Image Trailer Types Image
Weight Ratings
Class I

2,000 Ibs. GTW
200 Ibs. TW
Class II

3,000 Ibs. GTW
350 Ibs. TW
Class III

3,500-6,000 Ibs. GTW
350-600 Ibs. TW
Class IV-V

6,000-18,000 Ibs. GTW
600-1,800 Ibs. TW
Subcompact/
Compact Cars
Class I

Receiver
Mid-size Cars/
Small Pickups
Class I

Receiver
Class II

Receiver
Class III

Receiver with Weight
Distribution Htch
Minivans/ SUVs
Class I

Receiver
Class II

Receiver
Class III

Receiver with Weight
Distribution Htch
Full-size Cars/
Pickups/Vans/
Utility Vehicles
Class I

Receiver
Class II

Receiver
Class III

Receiver with Weight
Distribution Htch
Class III

Receiver with Weight
Distribution Htch

Class IV-V

Receiver

How Much Can You Safely Tow?

CURT Manufacturing recommends 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.

Gross Trailer Weight
1,000 Ibs.
2,000 Ibs.
3,000 Ibs.
4,000 Ibs.
5,000 Ibs.
6,000 Ibs.
7,000 Ibs.
8,000 Ibs.
10,000 Ibs.
18,000 Ibs.
Tongue Weight
100 Ibs.
200 Ibs.
300 Ibs.
400 Ibs.
500 Ibs.
600 Ibs.
700 Ibs.
800 Ibs.
1,000 Ibs.
1,800 Ibs.
Classes
Class I
Class II
Class III
Class IV
Class V

Camper
11'
12'
13'
14'
15'
16'
1,100 Ibs.
1,200 Ibs.
1,300 Ibs.
1,400 Ibs.
1,500 Ibs.
1,600 Ibs.

Vacation
14'
16'
18'
14'
20'
22'
24'
26'
28'
30'
2,100 Ibs.
2,400 Ibs.
2,700 Ibs.
3,000 Ibs.
3,300 Ibs.
3,600 Ibs.
3,900 Ibs.
4,200 Ibs.
4,500 Ibs.
4,800 Ibs.

Vacation
14'
16'
18'
14'
20'
22'
24'
26'
28'
30'
2,800 Ibs.
3,200 Ibs.
3,600 Ibs.
4,000 Ibs.
4,400 Ibs.
4,800 Ibs.
4,800 Ibs.
5,200 Ibs.
5,200 Ibs.
6,000 Ibs.

5th Whell
Refer to owner's manual for towing capabilities and limitations

Estimated Trailer Only Weights?


Boat
Aluminum

12-15 feet - Trailer weight = 200 ibs.
16-20 feet - Trailer weight = 300 ibs.

Boat
Fiberglass

Up to 17 feet - Trailer weight = 200 ibs.
18-20 feet - Trailer weight = 300 ibs.
21-22 feet - Trailer weight = 570 ibs.
22-24 feet - Trailer weight = 670 ibs.

Recreational Vehicle
Motorcycle, Snowmobile, ATV, Personal Watercraft

Carries two vehicle - trailer Weight = 250

Recreational Vehicle
Motorcycle, Snowmobile, ATV, Personal Watercraft

Carries four vehicle - trailer Weight = 250

Open
Cargo

4 feet dy 6 feet - Trailer Weight = 450 Ibs.
5 feet dy 6 feet - Trailer Weight = 450 Ibs.

Horse
One Horse Vehicle
Trailer Weight = 1,000 Ibs.
Two Horse Vehicle
Trailer Weight = 1,800 Ibs.

Other
Car Transport
Trailer Weight = 1,800 Ibs.
Garden or Equipment
Trailer Weight = 1,800 Ibs.
Tow Dolly
Trailer Weight = 500 Ibs.