- Class rating and weight of the trailer
Now that you know the weight of your trailer and towing capacity of your vehicle, it will be easier to come to a decision on the kind of hitch you need. The trailer hitches are classified differently for the various kinds of trailer and vehicles.
Some products only need 30 to 60 minutes to install, while some require 1 to 2 hours of your time before you can start using it. The more expensive ones take less than 30 minutes to install. Depending on your budget and demand for convenience, you can invest more in one that is easier to install.
- What is the finish of the hitch?
There is an A-coat Pre-finish with a black powder-coat, carbide black-powder coat, and black-powder coat to name a few. Depending on what you prefer, there is a corresponding price and durability that each one provides. Some trailer and vehicle owners are very specific when it comes to this because it affects the appearance of the hitch and how long it is going to last. Of course, some finishes are more costly than others, it all depends on your taste.
- The pros and cons of the product
Every product has its pros and cons. Depending on what you are specifically looking for, there are factors that you can still consider in exchange for a product’s advantage because you need it more and can just ignore the minor disadvantage it has. This is mainly applicable when you are a bit tight on the budget and can’t get everything you want in one product so choosing one that will suffice is the best thing you can do.
This is totally reliant on the gross trailer weight and tongue of your vehicle. The range of the weight that hitches can handle is between 10,000 to 16,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight and tongue weight between 1,000 to 1,200 lbs. You will find out the gross trailer weight and tongue weight of your vehicle from the owner’s manual.