The receiver is the base of the trailer tow system. Think of it as the foundation of a house. You want a strong foundation, right? Choosing the right receiver is the best thing to do.
What’s the difference between a Class I hitch and a Class III hitch and a Class IV and a Class V. . . sounds pretty complicated. Here is a simplified explanation of the Trailer Tow Classes that should be of help.
Kevin Snedeker of Vaca Valley Truck and SUV shows us a job they recently did for a client who has a crew cab 4×4 pickup with an 8′ bed (most are 6.5′), to that he has a 23′ travel trailer and to that he attaches a jeep! Whew! That’s a lot of towing! Vaca Valley Truck installed 5,000 lb Air Ride Air Bags in the rear suspension of the pickup to help stabilize the load they are carrying. In addition they installed a Rampage front bumper, Draw-Tite hitch, an 8,000 lb Smittybilt winch, wiring and more. It was an interesting project and the most unusual part is the jeep being towed by a trailer.
Kevin with Vaca Valley Truck & SUV of Vacaville CA tells us of a recent installation of a RoadMaster All-Terrain Falcon tow bar, Blue Ox mounting kit and SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO brake system on a motorhome and new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.