What is the difference between a Class 2 and Class 3 trailer hitch?

Class 2 hitches are quite different from class 3 hitches. Class 2 hitches have a 1-1/4″ receiver and generally only go up to 3,500 lbs. GTW. On the other hand, class 3 hitches have a 2″ receiver and can range up to 8,000 lbs.

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