Thinking of Upgrading your boat? Make sure your tow vehicle and hitch can handle the weight of your new boat!

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Thinking of Upgrading your boat? Make sure your tow vehicle and hitch can handle the weight of your new boat!

Are you thinking of upgrading your boat?  Whether you’re in the market for a Boston Whaler, a Searay, a pontoon, a thunder boat or anything in between you need to make sure you have the right towing vehicle and the right hitch for all your summer time toys! The first thing you want to check on is if you have a class 4 or a class 5 receiver because this determines your hitch class. Every truck and every vehicle is different with what weight capacity they have for towing. You will want to investigate what your truck's specifications are in order to not cause any damage to your truck, trailer, or boat. On average a full size pickup can tow approximately 5,000 pounds or more but those vary based on the make and model of the truck. 

Now that you understand the towing weight capacity of your truck for a bumper pull, it's time to set it up with the right size hitch for your towing needs. Bulletproof Hitches is the highest quality adjustable drop hitch on the market.. BulletProof Hitches are available in 3 different tow capacities based on the amount of weight that can be towed by your vehicle. The Medium Duty hitch is rated up to 14,000 pounds, the shank of this hitch features Box Steel Construction which makes it overall a lighter hitch. The maximum tongue weight capacity of the Medium Duty Hitch is 2,000 pounds, this is important to note when towing in order to make sure that you do not overload the front of your trailer on the tongue. The Heavy Duty hitch is rated up to 22,000 pounds with 3,000 pounds of tongue weight capacity while the  Extreme Duty hitch is rated up to 36,000 pounds and 6,000 pounds of tongue weight.  Both the Heavy and Extreme Duty hitches have a solid steel shank and are overall much heavier. Although these hitches are rated to a specific weight, it is not recommended to exceed your truck's towing capacity. With the right hitch and the right vehicle, you are ready to pair it up to a new boat! 

Happy Towing!