what are the diferences from class 2,3 or 4 for trailer hitch for chevy astro van 1998...
asked by: Humberto T
The reason there are hitch classifications is to easily differentiate the different towing capacities for various hitches.
Generally speaking, the higher the hitch classification the higher the weight capacities will be for that hitch. So a Class IV will be stronger than a Class III which will be stronger than a Class II.
I attached an FAQ page on hitch classifications for you to check out also.
The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13035 that you referenced is a Class III hitch can handle 4,000 lbs carrying weight and 400 lbs tongue without weight distribution, and 6,000 lbs carrying weight and 600 lbs tongue when used with weight distribution.
I attached installation instructions for this product also.
You may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup:
4-Pole Hardwire Kit # 18252 (installation video attached)
Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop # 2923
Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Medium Shank # 19247 (review video attached)
Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Medium Shank # 19260
Pin and Clip # PC3