Receiver trailer hitches bolt to the chassis of the vehicle. There are a few common classes (I, II, III, IV). Class I & II use 1 1/4″ receiver tube, Class III & IV use 2″ receiver tube. Receiver-type hitches consist of a portion that mounts to the frame of the vehicle that has a rearward-facing opening that accepts removable ball mounts, hitch bike racks, cargo carriers, or other hitch mounted accessories.
Fifth Wheel Hitches are available for loads between 10,000 and 30,000 pounds. They are used for larger trailers and provide considerably more stability than does a traditional hitch. Both styles have trailers attach to a coupler mounted above the axle within the bed of the tow vehicle such as a flat deck or pickup truck. A fifth wheel uses a large horseshoe-shaped coupling device mounted a foot or more above the bed of the tow vehicle. Fifth wheel mounts are often used for recreational trailers. Standard bumper hitch trailers typically allow a ten or fifteen percent hitch load while a fifth wheel can handle twenty or twenty-five percent weight transfer.
T-One connectors require no splicing of wires. Simply locate your vehicle’s wiring harness connector, unplug the connection and insert the T-One Connector into the vehicle’s harness. No special tools required. Many units now include circuit protection for your safety.