Trailer hitch question


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Trailer hitch question

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So I got a used trailer hitch receiver from another member on the forum. I tried to slide my 1 1/4" hitch from my car into the receiver and it's super tight. Also the pin hole doesn't line up. I haven't had the chance to stop and buy to try another hitch. Any ideas? Do I need a specific hitch?


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Re: Trailer hitch question

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I bet you need a class 1 hitch.
Class 1 and class 2 both are 1 1/4", but the pin holes are often different.
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Re: Trailer hitch question

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Rambozo wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:36 pm I bet you need a class 1 hitch.
Class 1 and class 2 both are 1 1/4", but the pin holes are often different.
🤔 Your very insightful. I'll have to check tomorrow. Thank you
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Re: Trailer hitch question

Post by Solo So Long »

Class I parts will fit a Class II receiver, but not the other way around, to prevent going over limits (200 lbs tongue, 2000 lbs draw).

A receiver or hitch not otherwise marked is considered to be a Class I, no matter the size of vehicle it's mounted on, and overweight citations can be issued -- fortunately, it's ACTUAL weight that counts, not RATED weight, so the Class II Chinesium kit trailers are legal behind Class I hitches.
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Re: Trailer hitch question

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So checking over a dozen different businesses locally seams like class one hitches are atv or farm use. You can order them online but fitment on my particular hitch isn't guaranteed. So the class 1 vehicle hitches are solid square stock but the pin hole doesn't line up. The atv/farm use are square tube and fit perfectly. I opted for the solid square stock and shaved 3/8" off the end and now works great.


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