The Leonard Truck Accessories Division is careful in selecting the brands it represents. We have found Curt to be one of the most trusted and reliable hitch and hitch accessory suppliers in the market today.
How to Select Your Trailer Hitch
Class 1 Hitches
CURT class 1 trailer hitches are the lightest-duty hitches of the rear mount lineup. They are engineered for reliability, welded together with quality American steel, and blasted clean for a smooth finish. Tested to meet the strict demands of the industry, CURT class 1s have a capacity to tow up to 2,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight and 200 lbs. of tongue weight. This means they can handle a variety of small trailers such as single-axle utility trailers and recreational vehicle trailers that are used to haul dirt bikes, ATVs, canoes, kayaks, and more. A class 1 hitch can also accept hitch-mounted cargo carriers and bike racks, making it a very useful addition to cars with limited cargo space.
Each CURT class 1 hitch is co-cured with a liquid Aquence® coating and a high-gloss black powder coat that provide a lasting defense against rust, chipping, and harmful UV rays. A class 1 receiver features a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" opening and is typically mounted on smaller cars, coupes, minivans, and some smaller crossover vehicles. They are available with a round tube or square tube frames. Like all CURT receiver hitches, every class 1 is made right here in the USA and is backed by a one-year finish warranty and a limited lifetime warranty.
CLASS 2 HITCHES
CURT class 2 trailer hitches are made for lighter-duty towing, having a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. This makes class 2 hitches an excellent choice for most passenger vehicles, including full-size sedans, minivans and crossover SUVs. They can be used to tow smaller size trailers such as single-axle utility trailers, small boat trailers, pop-up campers, and some recreational vehicle trailers. A class 2 hitch features a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" receiver tube opening and comes in square tube or round tube frame option. As with any towing application, be sure to verify the vehicle’s towing capacity and the weight of the trailer before hitching up.
CURT class 2 hitches are made with innovative engineering that takes shape in quality materials. Our engineers work with real vehicles and advanced programs to design each hitch to succeed in its intended role. CURT trailer hitches are constructed with American steel by state-of-the-art machinery and our skilled welders, fabricators, and technicians. We coat each hitch in a liquid A-coat that provides long-lasting corrosion, chip, and UV resistance, and then finish them in a high-gloss black powder coat. Our quality processes and construction give us the confidence to offer a limited lifetime warranty and a one-year finish warranty on all of our class 2 hitches. Best of all, we are proud to say that every CURT hitch is manufactured in the USA.
Class 3 Hitches
The Curt Manufacturing class 3 trailer hitch is the most common type of trailer hitch installed on full-size pickup trucks and SUVs. It is also found on full-size cars, crossover SUVs, minivans and mid-size trucks. That is because the class 3 packs the punch of a heavyweight hitch while still staying light on its feet. This Curt Manufacturing class 3 hitch offers a gross trailer weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. and a comparable tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. It is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Dodge Sprinter van with 118" or 140" wheelbase with single rear wheels or 158" wheelbase with dual or single rear wheels (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the Curt Manufacturing application guide at curtmfg.com). It features a square tube frame and comes with all necessary hardware for a complete installation. The 2" x 2" receiver tube opening of this class 3 hitch is able to accept a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, or a ball mount to tow most standard size trailers, including utility trailers, single-horse livestock trailers, boat trailers and large campers. One special feature about the class 3 that is not found in classes 1 or 2 is its compatibility with a weight distribution hitch. When used in combination with a WD hitch, this class 3's gross trailer weight capacity increases to 10,000 lbs. and the tongue weight capacity to 1,000 lbs. (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component).Curt Manufacturing class 3 trailer hitches are engineered to be strong and capable, having a quality steel frame and a solid finish. They are put through strenuous testing before being deemed ready for market and come with two coatings - a liquid Bonderite coating and a powder coat in high-gloss black - that cure together to form a strong resistance against rust, scratching, UV damage and other wear. Our hitches are our pride, and as such, we back them up with a limited lifetime warranty and a one-year finish warranty.
Class 4 Hitches
When an especially bulky trailer or heavy load requires more towing power, class 4 steps in to take the reins. Curt Manufacturing class 4 trailer hitches are made with all-American steel and a powerful design. They are commonly found on commercial vans and larger pickup trucks and SUVs. This particular class 4 trailer hitch boasts a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. and a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 lbs., giving it the raw towing power needed to tow most campers, boat trailers, car haulers, and large utility trailers, as well as a winch mount or cargo carrier. It is designed specifically to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Dodge Sprinter van (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the Curt Manufacturing application guide at curtmfg.com). This class 4 features a square tube frame and comes with all necessary hardware for a complete installation on your vehicle. Also, like many class 3 hitches, this class 4 hitch can be used in combination with a weight distribution hitch to increase its overall towing capacity. With a weight distribution system attached, the gross trailer weight capacity increases up to 12,000 lbs. and the tongue weight capacity up to 1,200 lbs. (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component).Class 4 hitches can accept any ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory with a 2" x 2" shank. Like all Curt Manufacturing trailer hitches, our class 4 line goes through a strenuous finishing process, receiving a shot blast and wash to create a flawlessly smooth surface, and then being co-cured with two finishing coats. A liquid Bonderite coating and gloss black powder coat finish ensure that the hitch stays well protected against rust, chipping, and UV damage. This co-cured finish is backed by a one-year warranty, while the hitch as a whole comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Class Xtra Duty
When we came to the limits of towing capacity, we wanted to know what else was out there. What could we discover off the beaten path? So, we kept going. Curt Manufacturing Class 5 Xtra Duty hitches begin a class of their own, beyond class 4 and beyond anything the standards dictate. They are designed for the hard road where only 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, and 1-ton pickup trucks and SUVs dare to tread. They are capable of pulling almost any heavy-duty trailer, including toy haulers, dump trailers, logging trailers, gravity boxes, small yacht trailers, and more (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component). This particular Xtra Duty trailer hitch offers a gross trailer weight capacity of 16,000 lbs. and an extra-high tongue weight capacity of 2,400 lbs. It features a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening to accept a ball mount or hitch-mounted accessories, such as a cargo carrier or winch mount, and it is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD or 3500 with 6' bed or GMC Sierra 2500HD or 3500 with 6' bed (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the Curt Manufacturing application guide at curtmfg.com). For a little extra towing power and stability, this class 5 hitch can also be used in combination with a weight distribution system, increasing its gross trailer weight capacity up to 17,000 lbs. In our drive to create a more powerful hitch, Curt Manufacturing has not neglected the finer details. Our class 5 trailer hitches are welded with precision and go through multiple stages of cleaning to create a smooth surface that is ready to accept our co-cured finish. To protect them from corrosion, chipping, and UV damage, these hitches are coated first with a liquid Bonderite coating and then finished in a high-quality black carbide powder coat. They come with grade 8 mounting hardware for solid installation and are backed by a one-year finish warranty and overall limited lifetime warranty.