Bumper Mount Trailer Hitches Rated to tow most light-duty trailers, a CURT bumper hitch is a simple and dependable receiver option. They easily bolt onto the bottom of most steel step bumpers and can be used for towing a trailer or attaching a cargo carrier, bike rack or other accessories.
Beyond that are the Class V hitches -- gooseneck hitches included -- that can handle up to around 30,000 pounds (about 13,000 kilograms). Unlike regular hitches that extend from the back of the towing vehicle, gooseneck hitches, and the closely-related fifth wheel hitches, are anchored through the bed of a pickup truck.
Rear Mount Trailer Hitches From compact cars to full-size trucks, CURT rear mount trailer hitches offer a custom fit. Each one is made in the USA and is tested to SAE J684 protocols for safety. We also give our hitches industry-leading rust protection with a unique co-cured finish, inside and out.
Tongue weight is the portion of the load (generally between about 10 and 15 percent of the gross trailer weight) that's far enough forward in the trailer that it presses down on the hitch. Tongue weight (or TW) also includes any weight that's behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle.