What Can I Haul With My Hitch?

December 29, 2014

If you are in the market for a new trailer, you probably know if your vehicle has a hitch receiver or "hitch" installed on it but, do you know what you're capable of towing with it?

All of Let’s Go Aeros trailers come standard with a 2-inch coupler and can be towed by ANY class (1 – 4) receiver style hitch.  The only requirement for towing a trailer from Let’s Go Aero is to have a vehicle with a hitch and wiring for a four-flat connector plug, and a ball mount with a 2-inch ball.

Classes Explained -

  •        Class 1 (Small Vehicles) - Towing capacities up to 2,000 lbs. GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) and 200 lbs. TW (Tongue Weight).

    • 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” receiver opening

    • All Let's Go Aero two bike racks and trailers are used with Class I towing equipment.

  •        Class 2  - Most common for light-duty towing. Towing capacities up to 3,500 lbs. GTW & and 350 lbs. TW. Available in two formats:                                                                                                                   1 ¼” : 2,000 GTW 200 lbs. TW | 2” :  3,500 lbs. GTW | 350 lbs. TW

    • 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” receiver opening

    • Will work with both class 1 & 2 hitch accessories i.e. cargo carriers & bike racks.

    • All Let's Go Aero product can be used with Class II equipment. 

  •        Class 3  (Trucks, Vans, SUVs)– Towing capacities up to 5,000 lbs. GTW & and 500 lbs. TW. 

    • 2” x 2” receiver opening

    • Class 1 & 2 accessories can be used with the proper adaptor (1 ¼” to 2" hitch receiver adaptor).

    • All Let's Go Aero product can be used with Class II equipment. 

  •        Class 4 (Large Trucks & Vans) - Towing capacities up to 12,000 lbs. GTW & and 1,000 lbs. TW. 

    • 2” x 2” receiver opening

    • Class 1 & 2 accessories can be used with the proper adaptor (1 ¼” hitch receiver adaptor).

    • All Let's Go Aero product can be used with Class II equipment. 

Important Terms:

G.V.W.R. – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating – the maximum operating weight of your vehicle to include components, passengers & cargo. This does not include trailers used for trailer reference, which includes trailers.

Tongue Weight - the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle.

Tow weight ratings are defined by the vehicle manufacturer and by the vehicle’s tow package. Please consult your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s towing specifications.

Let’s Go Aero makes performance trailers to serve the interests of all vehicle owners.  Our trailers are light in weight by design to meet the towing needs of small cars while providing exceptional strength and multi-function.

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