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Class II Trailer Hitch and Weight Capacities Review

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Review of a Class II Trailer Hitch and Weight Capacities

Now well move on to a class II receiver hitch. Well cover the weights on the sticker and cover a couple of differences on the receiver tube itself. You see here it says weight carrying ballmount that means the ballmount going into the receiver and the ball, that is what that means. You see here where it says weight distribution that is a separate device that allows you to carry heavier weights, that does not really apply to class II receiver hitches. Again by itself on the hitch its rated for 3500 pounds, that is the total weight. The tongue weight is listed at 300 pounds. On the details of the Class II hitch, there is not too many details on it compared to a class one. Basically all class II hitches have this ring that goes around the end of the tube. This is so at a quick glance you are working with a class II.

The steel on the class II is a little thicker and sturdier than the class I. Essentially the dimensions are going to be the same with a 1-1/4. Basically there only differences are thicker steel and heavier capacity. You will notice the shapes of the hitch are different, this is due to the fact that different hitches need to fit different vehicles. Class II hitches can be found on a variety of different vehicles. Most of the time you can find them on full size cars, mid size cars, and mid size SUVs. However you will not find these on full size SUVs and pickups which are the realm of a class III. That is pretty much it for a Class II receiver hitch.

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