Two Factors Not To Overlook When Buying A Car Hauler

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Purchasing a car hauler is a tedious process. If you are new to the world of car haulers, it is imperative that you not make your selection in haste. To ensure you are making the right selection, you need to research. If you're a novice searching the market for a new car hauler, there are two important factors you want to make sure you don't overlook.

Hauler Weight Class

Make certain you aren't overlooking the weight class details for the car hauler. There is a fairly common misconception that weight class only refers to the maximum weight limit that the hauler can safely accommodate; however, this information explains so much more. Weight class also offers an indication of the weight of the hauler, type of vehicle necessary to tow the vehicle and the type of driver's license class you need to carry to operate the trailer.

The reason this is important is that you might find a car hauler suitable to meet the needs of the vehicle you plan to tow, but it might be too large for your tow vehicle to safely accommodate or you might not have the necessary license class. Make certain you are double-checking the weight class to ensure the hauler meets all your needs.   

Tow Hitch

It's important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to tow hitches. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose your tow hitch wisely. First, just like the hauler has its own weight class, tow hitches also have weight classes. If you choose an option without the right configuration, you will have serious issues. For example, popular tow hitch options include bumper mounts and frame mounts. Bumper mounts attach to the bumper and frame mounts to the vehicle frame.

Bumper mounts are more affordable, but they are also less secure than the more expensive option, a frame mounted hitch. If you are towing a very large vehicle, you need to make the increased investment for a frame mounted hitch if you want to ensure your load is secure. Otherwise, it will be harder to safely maneuver the hauler and there is even a risk that it could completely detach from the vehicle.

The more time you put into your search, the most satisfied you will be with the hauler you purchase and the more use you will get out of the hauler today, as well into the future.


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