How to measure your receiver hitch tube size

How to measure your receiver hitch tube size

The best way to measure your receiver hitch tube is to measure inside of the tube to inside of the tube. This will help you know what size ball mount you need to get for your hitch. It may be 1-1/4″ common on cars and cuvs. 2″ receivers are found on most mid & full size SUV’s along with 1/2 ton pickups (and older 3/4 ton). Newer 3/4″ pickups have a 2-1/2″ receiver hitch. Select 2017 and newer Ford F350 & F450 dually trucks may have a 3″ receiver hitch. For measuring what size hitch you have, measure the inside NOT the outside.

  • 2″ Receiver Hitch: Generally found on 1/2 Ton – 1500 Pickup Trucks and Full Size SUVs. (also on older 3/4 & 1 Ton pre 2015) and Compact/Mid-Size Pickups and Select Mid-Size SUV/CUVS.

  • 2.5″ Receiver Hitch: 2015 & Newer 3/4 Ton & 1 Ton Pickup Trucks

  • 3″ Receiver Hitch: Rare – Select 2017 & Newer Ford Super Duty F350 & F450 1-Ton Dually.

  • 1-1/14″ Receiver Hitch: Most cars and select compact & mid-size SUV/CUV.
Receiver Hitch Size Diagram
Receiver Hitch Size Diagram. 1/2 Ton Pickup & SUVs normally have 2″, 3/4 & 1 Ton Pickup 2-1/2″. Only Select F350/F450 (Newer) have 3″ receiver.

How To Measure Receiver Hitch Size Video