Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitches are the lightest-duty hitches of the rear mount lineup. They are engineered for reliability, welded together with quality American steel and blasted clean for a smooth finish. Tested to meet the strict demands of the industry, Curt Class 1 hitches typically have a capacity to tow up to 2,000 lbs. of gross trailer weight (GTW) and 200 lbs. of tongue weight(TW). This means they can handle a variety of small trailers such as single-axle utility trailers and recreational vehicle trailers that are used to haul dirt bikes, ATVs, canoes, kayaks and more. A class 1 hitch can also accept hitch-mounted cargo carriers and bike racks, making it a very useful addition to cars with limited cargo space (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component; i.e. the vehicle, hitch, trailer, etc.). Each Curt Class 1 Hitch is co-cured with a liquid Bonderite coating and a high-gloss black powder coat that provide a lasting defense against rust, chipping and harmful UV rays. A Class 1 receiver features a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" opening and is typically mounted on smaller cars, coupes, minivans and some smaller crossover vehicles. They are available with round tube or square tube frames. Like all CURT receiver hitches. Curt Hitches are made in the USA and they are backed by a one-year finish warranty and a limited lifetime warranty.