Class IV hitches are very similar to Class III hitches except for the weight ratings.
Class IV hitches are Weight Carrying (WC) and Weight Distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications. Not all Class IV hitches are rated to be both. The hitch specifications will alert you to a hitch that is not weight distributing.
Class IV hitches used as Weight Carrying are rated up to 10,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (WCGTW) with a maximum trailer Tongue Weight (WCTW) of 1,000 lbs. Hitches that are used for weight distributing are rated up to 14,000 lbs. Weight Distributing Gross Trailer Weight (WDGTW) with a maximum trailer Weight Distributing Tongue Weight (WDTW) of 1,400 lbs.
This style of hitch typically uses a 2" square receiver opening. The use of a ball mount and hitch ball of the same rating or higher is required for weight carrying. To use the weight distribution side of the hitch a weight distribution system is required.
Class IV hitches attach to the vehicle frame only.
Always consult your owner's manual for vehicle rating.
Help determining Gross Trailer Weight & Tongue Weight
|Hitch Class||Class IV|
|Receiver Size||2 inch|
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Rigid Hitch has been a manufacturer and distributor of trailer hitches, towing accessories, trailer parts and truck accessories for over 60 years. Located in Burnsville, Minnesota, this family-owned business produces a wide range of high quality products and was recently certified as conforming to ISO 9001:2008 standards.
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