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Receiver Hitches-How to determine the class? 7 years 11 months ago #11690

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Hey guys,

I have confirmed my Ram has the Factory Tow Package, including a 2" Reese receiver. The class III & IV both have 2" receivers. The little decal fell off and I would like to find out which class (III or IV) hitch I have.

So, according the Manual I can tow up to
-5k with a class III (6k on the reese site)
8.1K with a class IV (10K at Reese dot com)


Anyone know?

Thanks,
Tim

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Re: Receiver Hitches-How to determine the class? 7 years 11 months ago #11694

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An old timer told me that the only physical difference between a Class III hitch and a Class IV hitch is the weight and thickness of the material used to manufacture them. A Class III hitch uses 1/4" thick steel and a Class IV uses 3/8" thick.

I've never checked it myself, but it sounds logical to me.
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Re: Receiver Hitches-How to determine the class? 7 years 11 months ago #11696

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Thanks Sarge, I kinda thought that would be the case, but didn't know what the dimensions might be.

I did call the local Dodge dealer, since I determined that I indeed have a factory Tow Package, and they are leaning toward a class III. So, I'll grab a WD hitch set up when the time is right and should be good to go.

Amazon has new Reese Pro series WDHs w/anti sway for $185ish (about 100 less than Reese) so that won;t hurt the wallet too bad.

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