Know the total weight of the trailer (GTW) you are towing and the maximum towing capacity determined by the vehicle manufacturer. Next, select the correct class hitch, ball mount and ball for the job. WARNING! Do not exceed the maximum towing capacity of your tow vehicle.
* CLASS III is the most common hitch type among full size trucks and SUVs
For safe and comfortable towing, the trailer should always be as level as possible. A level trailer will put less strain on the connection between the trailer and hitch. It will also help the trailer stay in line behind the vehicle.
To determine the correct ball mount:
Drive at a moderate speed, allow more distance for stopping, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers.