We’ll even fit a safe, secure tow hitch on your motorcycle, ATV, or boat!
We sell and install Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and other popular brands such as Curt, Reese, Valley, B and W, Pintle, Bulldog, Husky, and PullRite.
Whether you are towing a bicycle, trailer, boat, fifth wheel, cargo carrier, or boat, we have the expertise you need to get the correct hitch for your needs and the knowhow to get it installed correctly.
The first step is knowing what you intend to tow, as that determines the class of hitch you will need:
- Class 1 – Up to 2,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (Up to 200 lbs. Tongue Weight)
- Class 2 – Up to 3,500 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (Up to 350 lbs. Tongue Weight)
- Class 3 – Up to 5,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (Up to 500 lbs. Tongue Weight)
- Class 4 & Class 5 – Up to 12,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (Up to 1,200 lbs. Tongue Weight)
- Fifth Wheel – Up to 24,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight
- Gooseneck – Up to 25,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight (Up to 6,250 lbs. Weight Capacity)
Any hitch type you need is at J. LaRue Auto Care – a certified Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite dealer:
- Rear-Mount Trailer Hitch – Also called a bumper pull hitch, it is the most common type and is designed to be used with removable ball mounts. Most bolt to the vehicle frame using existing holes, are are custom built according to the vehicle manufacture and model year to help ensure a perfect fit.
- Fifth Wheel Hitch – Designed for heavy-duty towing with a pickup truck, it installs inside the truck bed. Because it must remain in front of the rear axle, it’s usually installed in long-bed trucks. For short bed trucks, you will need a Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch or a Sidewider Hitch, so the trailer won’t stike the cab on sharp turns.
- Gooseneck Hitch – Designed for heavy-duty towing with a pickup truck, often involving horse or construction trailers. Some of these hitches fold down or install under the truck bet to allow full use of the bed when not towing.
- Front-Mount Trailer Hitch – Typically used for carrying a spare tire, launching a boat, or for winches, bike racks, or snowplows. Like rear trailer hitches, they usually bolt on using existing holes and are custom built according to manufacturer and model year.
- Specialty Hitch – These are used for specific needs, and include an Invisible Hitch, Fixed Tongue Hitch, Weld-on Hitch, and RV Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch.
We will help you choose a hitch that is strong enough to handle the maximum anticipated total weight, yet does not exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle.
We will also help you understand and consider vehicle modifications that might be beneficial, such as stiffer springs, air springs, overload or air assist shocks, larger sway bars, or an automatic transmission fluid cooler.
So give us a call or drive in today, and let’s get you hitched up with the best equipment and vehicle safety features for all your towing needs!