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How to tell what class your hitch is?

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Old 05-22-2010, 11:39 PM
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Does anyone know how to tell what class the hitch on my truck is? It does not have a sticker like most so I cant tell. I am going to buy a 5000LB camper and neet to know if my hitch is rated for that kind of weight.
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i believe there are 3 classes, could be wrong and probably am(i will get corrected). class A,B,C. i think A is light duty(under3,000 lbs), Class B under 6000 lbs. and C under 10,001 Lbs. there are a couple of sizes as far as receivers go. dont know what weight they do. maybe someone will chime in.
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There SHOULD be a label, either stamped steel, riveted to the hitch or, numbers stamped right into the crossbar of the hitch. It will have a great deal of useful information for ya.
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Im pretty sure all 2" receiver style hitches will be at least a class III/IV. Not sure the weight that class can carry tho.
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Class III is: WC GTW - Up to 5,000 lbs. (max weight)
WC TW - Up to 500 lbs (tongue weight)
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I do have a 2x2 inch recever. I got under my truck today and there was no tags, sickers, or ingravings. Any more ideas.
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Do you know if it was factory installed?

Aside from that, I haven't a clue. Might be better off just going and purchasing something that you KNOW will work, rather than taking a chance of having to wonder whose trailer that is passing you, only to realize it is yours........
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I would bet 3.
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If it's a 2" receiver, it's a III or IV. Class V has a 2.5" receiver. On a half-ton truck you're limited to Class III loads anyway because the suspension cannot handle Class IV loads.
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well I will never pull the camper with out a weight distributing hitch and sway bars so I should be ok right.

Could someone post a pic of the hitch on there 1/2 ton?

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