A tow hitch or trailer hitch is attached to the chassis of a vehicle to facilitate towing, but it can also take the form of a tow ball to help the trailer swivel and articulate more easily. AllMoparParts carries an extensive range of durable, high-quality towing hitches for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles.
Figuring Out Your Tow Hitch’s Maximum Capacity
Your hitch system rating is the maximum weight your trailer hitch is able to tow with your configuration. To get this rating, you’ll need to compare the maximum tow weight ratings of the hitch, ball mount, and hitch ball—with your hitch system rating being the lowest weight rating among the three components.
Towing hitches are divided into five classes. Class I and II are usually used for the lightest loads—anything that weighs around 2,000 to 3,000 pounds—while Class III, IV, and V can bear the heaviest loads, including campers, boats, and even construction or agricultural equipment. You should keep this info in mind when you’re looking for the right tow hitch for your vehicle at AllMoparParts.
Choose the Right Trailer Hitch for Your Towing Needs
Tow hitches come in two types of configurations: receiver-type and fixed-drawbar. Among the two types, receiver-type (also known as rear receiver hitches) are more commonly used in vehicles. They have a square receiver tube that is extremely flexible and allows you to insert a wide variety of hitch-mounted accessories, which makes this type more suited for personal or recreational towing purposes. Fixed-drawbar hitches, on the other hand, are usually built as one piece, have a hole for the trailer ball, and are typically incompatible with aftermarket hitch accessories. They are usually used for commercial towing purposes.
Find the right tow hitch for your vehicle at AllMoparParts. Our large catalog of Mopar auto parts includes a variety of premium tow hitch accessories for current and past Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models.