CURT Manufacturing, Inc. stands for EXCELLENCE in their products and their people and Hickman Trailer is proud to offer CURT Hitches. CURT is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of towing system products, OE Trailer products and specialty equipment products that combine competitive price, unsurpassed quality and unparalleled aesthetics.
CURT Trailer Hitches Colorado Springs
Hickman Trailer has been installing hitches and brake controllers in Colorado Springs since 1955. We know what to look for so you don’t have to worry. If you get your hitch and feel the installation or wiring is more than you want to handle, don’t forget that we will take care of that for you.
Prices below include freight or are sold FREIGHT FREE!
Understanding TowingIt’s very important to review an operator’s manual before purchasing a towing system. Your vehicle manual has helpful information about your vehicle’s capabilities and limitations. You also need to be aware of the different laws and restrictions which exist when you tow from state to state. The State Patrol is a good resource for information.
Gross Trailer Weight
(GTW) The Gross Trailer Weight is the weight of the trailer and cargo. Measure this by putting the fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale.
(WC) The total weight of both the trailer and the cargo inside. Never exceed the weight capacity of your trailer hitch. This applies to loads without a weight distribution hitch installed.
(WD) Used to balance the weight of the cargo between the front and rear wheels throughout the trailer, allowing for better steering, braking and level riding. Not to be used on class 1 or 2 receivers, or with surge brakes.
(TW) The downward force that is exerted on the hitch ball by the coupler. The tongue weight will vary depending on where the load is positioned in relationship to the trailer axles(s). To measure the tongue weight, use either a commercial scale or a bathroom scale with the coupler at towing height. When using a bathroom scale, use the method shown and multiply the scale reading by three.
A device used to reduce the lateral movements of the trailer that are caused by the wind. This may be used in conjunction with a weight distribution hitch, or alone. Do not use this with a class 1 or 2 hitch, or with surge brakes.
Safety chains are required by law and should be crossed under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Always leave enough slack so you can turn. Never allow the safety chains to drag on the ground and never attach the chains to the bumper.
Trailer Classification: Safety Chain Breaking Force – Minimum
Class 1: 2,000 lbs. (8.9 kN)
Class 2: 3,500 lbs. (15.6 kN)
Class 3: 5,000 lbs. (22.2 kN)
Connection from the hitch to the trailer.
There are many factors that determine the correct hitch ball: