Pulling boats, trailers, and cargo carriers is a cinch when you're equipped with the right trailer hitch - but you've got a lot of options as far as what kind of hitch to choose. While there are a lot of similarities across the board, every manufacturer takes a slightly different approach to designing and buildling receiver hitches and towing accessories. Two of the leaders in this business are Curt Manufacturing and Reese Hitches. Take a look at the comparisons below so you can make an educated buying decision.
Curt is a well-established leader in the trailer hitch industry. They've done this by offering just about everything you need to get towing (except for your car and trailer, of course). From hitches and ball mounts to brake controllers and wiring harnesses, Curt Manufacturing does it all. Best yet, they do it with pride, and manufacture their products right here in the USA.
As for Curt Hitches themselves, they use a wide range of advanced technology to build parts you can rely on. From robotic welding to hi-tech powder coat finishing, they don't cut any corners. The result is a tough, durable hitch that looks great, installs easily, and lasts a lifetime. Curt Hitches are available for just about any vehicle on the road, and each one is custom-designed so it'll fit perfectly and you most likely won't even need to do any drilling. Depending on your vehicle, they're available in Class I-V categories, with a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds on standard receiver hitches, or 15,000 pounds on the Curt Extra Duty Hitch. If you need even more strength for oversize horse trailers or RVs, check out a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch or Curt Quick Goose Gooseneck Hitch.
This video shows off how accessories like the Curt Wiring Harness help you tow safely.
Another one of the most popular names in towing gear, Reese also offers a whole wide range of equipment for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Beyond just Reese Hitches, they've got locking hitch pins, trailer jacks, and versatile Reese Adjustable Ball Mounts that you can set to different heights and ball sizes. No matter what vehicle you're using or what kind of load you're hauling, Reese has your needs covered. Plus, Reese has been around for over 60 years - with that kind of experience to draw upon, it's no wonder that Reese knows exactly what towing enthusiasts need.
Like Curt, every Reese Hitch is custom-designed to your exact year, make, and model. This ensures a precise fit, with superior performance and a simple installation - often with no drilling. Their durable "Metalshield" finish is rigorously salt spray tested to resist corrosion and rust, and their patented collar and plug design secures your ball mount better than the competition. Reese Receiver Hitches are rated up to Class V, with a maximum towing weight of 12,000 pounds - plenty for all kinds of trailers and even small campers.
With so many factors to consider when deciding between a Reese or Curt Hitch, it helps to have them all in one place. Check out the chart below to compare the two brands.