Know Before You Tow
Verify your towing capacity
Towing capacity is the maximum amount of weight your vehicle and hitch system can tow when pulling a trailer. It is imperative that you never exceed the weight capacity of any towing component, including your vehicle, trailer, hitch and other equipment.
Always verify the towing capacity of your vehicle by consulting your owner’s manual.
Make Sure Your Accessories Fit
Virtually all hitch accessories, including receiver hitches, come in standardized dimensions, from the size of the receiver tube opening, to the diameter of your trailer ball, to the pin hole in your coupler latch. This simplifies the buying experience; however, it is still very important that you verify those key dimensions before purchasing. Any accessories you buy need to match corresponding components.