How to Prepare Your Truck to Tow A Trailer

Schrier Automotive wants you to stay safe when you are towing a trailer in Omaha, NE, and we believe an informed driver is a safe driver. For conventional towing, it's important that you know the limitations of your hitch. Hitch Class one has a 2,000 lb towing capacity. This class of hitches is best for cargo boxes and bike racks.

Hitch Class 2 has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. These hitches are great for towing small boats or tent trailers. Hitch Class 3 has some serious towing potential. Hitches in this class are commonly found on heavy-duty trucks that can tow small trailers. With a towing capacity of 18,000 lbs, Hitch Class 4/5 can tow just about anything.

Once you know how much you can safely tow, you'll need to prepare your vehicle and trailer. Consider wiring harnesses with adapters, standard helper springs, an aftermarket exhaust system, sway bars, and a new cold air intake to ensure you always have a smooth ride.

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