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Your hitch system is only as strong as its lowest-rated component. To find your hitch system rating, compare ratings of your hitch, hitch ball and ball mount as shown below. Your hitch system rating is the lowest rating among those parts. Hitch Rating
Your hitchs maximum tow weight rating can usually be found on a label on the hitch itself. 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.
This video also explains how to find your hitch system rating.
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Buy any of the parts above online or schedule a hitch system installation or free towing inspection at a U-Haul location near you. Delivery Method
Chances are if you plan to tow or have a hitch receiver installed, you will need wiring depending on the year, make, model and features your vehicle came equipped with from the OEM vehicle manufacturer. For example, if you have a car, truck, or SUV that already has a wiring harness and the factory ports for either a seven-round plug or four flat connections at the back of your vehicles rear bumper.
If your vehicle does not come equipped with a factory hitch or trailer wiring, you will not be able to tow without the proper electrical wiring connection to meet traffic and road laws within your state. Additionally, without these right connections, fellow drivers and people on the road will not be able to see what is going on with your vehicle and the trailer near or far.
Before your hitch installation, you will want to consider a few variables. For example, you will want to confirm you have a scheduled appointment with your local U-Haul Hitch Center and know a few things about how your vehicle is equipped from the original equipment manufacturer. Knowing these vehicle characteristics will aid you in your knowledge before heading to your local Hitch Center and give you an understanding of how your car, truck, or SUV works when equipped with a hitch and tow receiver to maximize your towing experience.
Finally, it will allow for proper reassurance that your hitch is properly connected and suited for the road ahead. We highly recommend that you consult with one of our many hitch professionals at your local U-Haul Hitch Center. The reason being is if you have an improperly connected trailer it can cause what is known as trailer sway which is caused by weight not being properly distributed amongst the trailer. In the end, it will help you have a much easier and safer time each time you hook up any type of trailer while saving time and money down the road!
Whether youre a beginner or a veteran when it comes to hitches, receivers, and hitch accessories; understanding what you need is very important prior to your hitch installation. Knowing these variables will better serve you when it comes time for your hitch appointment and also understand the associated costs. This article will give you all the detailed information on what you need to know and understand before booking an installation at one of our U-Haul Hitch centers.
The vehicle information you have entered has triggered this alert. If you are planning to tow a trailer, for use over any distance, you should consider the condition of your tow vehicle. Towing a trailer can be demanding on some older vehicles, depending upon their condition. You should consider the mechanical condition (Engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and tires) into your rental/purchasing decision and if applicable consider the following alternative options:
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