What is a Class 3 ball mount?

What is a Class 3 ball mount?

CURT class 3, or standard-duty, ball mounts are a step up from classes 1 and 2. They feature a 2” x 2” shank and have a higher towing capacity for heavier-duty trailers. Depending on the model, class 3 ball mounts are rated to haul anywhere from 5,000 or 7,500 lbs. of gross trailer weight.

What is a Class 3 ball hitch?

Class 3 trailer hitches pull heavier loads on passenger vehicles and full-sized trucks. These hitches are extremely sturdy and range from 3,500 to 8,000 pounds towing capacity. These hitches also offer higher tongue weight capacities of between 350 to 800 pounds.

Are all Class 3 hitches the same?

Not all Class III hitches are rated to be both. See the specific hitch for that information. Class III hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 6000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 600 lbs.

Can you put a 2-inch ball on a Class 1 hitch?

To avoid overloading the hitch, Class II ball mounts and accessories should never be used with Class I hitches.

How much weight can a 2-inch ball pull?

Tow Ball Ratings:

Size of Tow Ball Diameter Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max
2” Always rated at 8,000 lbs
2-5/16″ 12,500 lbs
18,500 lbs
21,000 lbs

What is a Class 3 or 4 hitch?

The main difference between a Class III hitch and a Class IV hitch is the capacities they set for the hitches. Class III hitches are rated for up to 6,000 lbs GTW with 600 lbs TW whereas a Class IV is rated for up to 12,000 lbs GTW and 1,000 TW. For more info on the hitch classifications check out the link I attached.

Can you put a class 3 hitch on a car?

Heavy-Duty Receiver Hitches (Commonly known as Class 3) Many types of vehicles can town with this style hitch, including mid-to-large sized SUVs, vans, full size cars and pick up trucks.

How much weight can you tow with a 2-inch ball?

The 2-inch ball is used on a variety of popular trailers, such as boat trailers, utility trailers and campers. 2-inch trailer balls have a wide weight capacity range from 3,500 pounds to 12,000 pounds gross trailer weight.

What is a Class 2 trailer?

A class II hitch was designed to work with midsize trucks, sport utility vehicles and cars. It has a gross trailer weight rating of 3,500 pounds. The tongue weight rating of a class II hitch is 350 pounds. A class II hitch is appropriate for towing a small boat or pop-up trailer. Tow hitches are available in a number of different classes.

What is ball mount rating?

Hitch ball rating. Your can find your hitch ball rating on the top of the ball, or around the base of the shank. Ball mount rating. The rating for your ball mount is usually on a label on the mounting plate or along the shaft that goes into your receiver. Hitch system rating video. This video also explains how to find your hitch system rating.

What is a ball mount?

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