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What is a Class 3 Hitch?

A class 3 hitch is considered a standard towing hitch because it can handle both light equipment and most heavy duty accessories. This type of hitch typically has a receiver opening of approximately 2 inches and should only be attached to a car's frame. A class 3 hitch can haul the same equipment as a class 1 and class 2 hitch but can also handle something as heavy as a fishing boat or mid-size trailer.

Class 3 hitch rating

  • Hauls a gross trailer weightof up to 8,000 pounds
  • Handles a tongue weight of up to 800 pounds
  • Used only on SUVs, vans and both light and heavy duty pickup trucks

Learn more about gross trailer weight and tongue weight