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I am having the dealer install the class IV hitch and ball on my 07 LE. How can I tell that I have a ball and mount rated class IV and not III. I am afraid they will try and screw me. They threw in a class IV complete package in the deal when I bought the truck. They said I would be ready to tow 7400 lbs. I am a little scared because the salesmanager ordered the parts and I do not want to recieve a class III. Thanks.
 

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If you get the factory Nissan Titan hitch, it will be a ClassIV, that's the only hitch the Titan comes with...
 

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If you get the factory Nissan Titan hitch, it will be a ClassIV, that's the only hitch the Titan comes with...

What about the ball and mount? Are they all class IV also?
 

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I want the ball mount with a rating of 8000 lbs or more with a 2" ball. I do not want a 5000lb ball or the weight distribiting system. Can I get a regular
2" 8000lb ball and mount from Nissan?
 

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2007 TITAN LE said:
I want the ball mount with a rating of 8000 lbs or more with a 2" ball. I do not want a 5000lb ball or the weight distribiting system. Can I get a regular
2" 8000lb ball and mount from Nissan?
You can't tow more than 5k without a W/D hitch. Not even if you were equipped with the big tow package.
 

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Class III is rated for up to 5000lbs and 500lbs tongue weight.

Class IV is rated for up to 10000lbs and 1000-1200lbs tongue weight. Class IV will also have weight distribution.

I don't think you get to call the Nissan hitch Class IV unless it has weight distribution.
 

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My towing package is not OEM. It is sold through U-Haul - I have no idea who made it. Someone in China I would presume. It is rated as class IV (at least the U-haul sticker says so) and the max weight rating is 6000 pounds with a 600 pound tongue weight. I bought an after market ball mount and 2" ball, (both made by Reese) and both of them have the 6000# - 600# weight ratings stamped on them.
 

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the nissan OEM hitch is a class IV rated hitch, so you can use a class 1 through 4 type ball mount

in order to tow anything more then 6000 lbs you need to use a class IV ball mount which looks like this:


if you do not use the weight distributed ball mount then you should NOT be hauling anything heavier then 6000lbs
 

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not gonna be towing so much that i need weight distro... but i'm curious as to the physics here. can someone explain what's going on with one of these ball mounts, or point me to a page with diagrams for simple-folk like myself? lol.
 

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I think it also depends on what you are going to be towing with The Class IV hitch. I Pull A horse trailer that weight empty about 5000 lbs., But when i'm loaded down with three horse and all the gear it weights more around 7500 to 8000 pounds. i use a class 4 hitch that not a weight distributing hitch and i pull the trailers pefect without any sway and there is no tongue weight issues.
 

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I have a 3 Way Adjustable Height Ball hitch that is rated 6,000/7,500/10,000 with just the 3 balls. But a WD would be a safer way to go. I have it, just to have it, don'ttow personally but once in a blue moon.

If the Receiver you buy is stamped 6,000 max, it is a Class 3. Most 2" Size are Class 4, but not all.
 

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I think it also depends on what you are going to be towing with The Class IV hitch. I Pull A horse trailer that weight empty about 5000 lbs., But when i'm loaded down with three horse and all the gear it weights more around 7500 to 8000 pounds. i use a class 4 hitch that not a weight distributing hitch and i pull the trailers pefect without any sway and there is no tongue weight issues.
What's the tongue weight for that trailer loaded?
The higher rating for the hitch is w/ a WD to keep all of the extra weight of the trailer tongue from being loaded to just the rear axle.
If you had a trailer that weighs 9000 lbs, but had very little tongue weight you could haul it just fine with only a 2-5/16" ball...BUT we all know that trailer rarely exists in the real world...
 

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Well my horse trailer has a light tongue weight I use a 2 1/2" drop and the front of the trailer does ride a little higher then level, but when there's only a horse in the front the trailer is perfectly level. But most of the weight is centered on the axels. The Center horse rides between the 2 axles and the other two horses ride on either side of the axels.
 

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Tongue weight should be 10-15% of trailer weight.... 10 is the bare, bare minimum and usually results in excessive sway... just because you have rolled down the road and haven't encountered sway doesn't mean you're towing correctly.

Closer to 15% is really better... thus the 6000 lb max tow rating w/o weight distribution.... 15% of 6000lb is 900lb, which is coincidentely the max tongue weight for your truck.

So.... if your towing an 8K lb trailer with no weight dist.... you're not towing correctly.... luckily, there's a lot of safety built in and there's a good chance you'll be okay.... but realize you're not within the recommendations of the manf.
 
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