What Can I Haul With My Hitch? Hitch Classes Explained

What Can I Haul With My Hitch? Hitch Classes Explained

If you are in the market for a new trailer, you probably know if your vehicle has a hitch receiver or "hitch" installed on it but, do you know what you're capable of towing with it?

All of Let’s Go Aeros trailers come standard with a 2-inch coupler and can be towed by ANY class (1 – 4) receiver style hitch.  The only requirement for towing a trailer from Let’s Go Aero is to have a vehicle with a hitch and wiring for a four-flat connector plug, and a ball mount with a 2-inch ball.


Hitch Classes

  Class 1 (Small Vehicles) - Towing capacities up to 2,000 lbs. GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) and 200 lbs. TW (Tongue Weight).

    • 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” receiver opening
    • All Let's Go Aero two bike racks and trailers are used with Class I towing equipment.

    Class 2  - Most common for light-duty towing. Towing capacities up to 3,500 lbs. GTW & and 350 lbs. TW. Available in two formats:                                                                                                                   1 ¼” : 2,000 GTW 200 lbs. TW | 2” :  3,500 lbs. GTW | 350 lbs. TW

    • 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” receiver opening

    • Will work with both class 1 & 2 hitch accessories i.e. cargo carriers & bike racks.

    • All Let's Go Aero product can be used with Class II equipment. 

       Class 3  (Trucks, Vans, SUVs)– Towing capacities up to 5,000 lbs. GTW & and 500 lbs. TW. 

    • 2” x 2” receiver opening

    • Class 1 & 2 accessories can be used with the proper adaptor (1 ¼” to 2" hitch receiver adaptor).

    • All Let's Go Aero product can be used with Class II equipment. 

       Class 4 (Large Trucks & Vans) - Towing capacities up to 12,000 lbs. GTW & and 1,000 lbs. TW. 

    • 2” x 2” receiver opening

    • Class 1 & 2 accessories can be used with the proper adaptor (1 ¼” hitch receiver adaptor).

    • All Let's Go Aero product can be used with Class II equipment. 

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