The part of a traditional hitch assembly that accepts insertion of the ball-mount adapter. Hitch-mount bike racks either fit into the receiver or clamp around the receiver. The clamp-around style allows you to still insert the ball mount adapter for towing.
When a roof rack just won’t do on your sleek Prius, haul your bikes and anything up to 2,000 lbs with a Class I trailer hitch. With a 1.25” receiver opening, the world of Thule and Yakima bike racks and small trailers are now open to you.
Like a class I hitch with more muscle, class II hitches handle up to 3,500 lbs.
A must for trucks, the class III hitch lets you tow up to 5,000 lbs. With the widely used 2” receiver, they fit the vast majority of towing accessories and are perfect for towing small boats and campers.
When your boat is just too big or your trailer means business, go with a class IV hitch. With a 10,000 lb rating and a 2.5” receiver opening, few things that fit in your driveway are too heavy to tow.
Go as big as you can without having to modify the bed and frame. With a class V hitch, loads over 10,000 lbs are weight distributed and remain connect with ease via the 2.5” receiver and .75” hitch pin.