A 3/4 ton truck or bigger is recommended for most trailers. If you are unsure if your truck is capable of towing a trailer, look up the manufacture's specifications for your vehicles towing capacity. If you don't have an adequate truck to tow a trailer, Enterprise Truck Rentals offers new rental pickup trucks at a very reasonable price. Enterprise trucks are equipped with the proper tow package and 7-pin light plug connection. Most rental trucks from other companies are not capable of towing trailers or the company may prohibit anyone from towing a trailer.
A class IV hitch is recommended or a tow package strong enough to handle the total weight or Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Tongue weight is generally 10% to 15% of the trailer + load. A ball that is mounted directly to the rear bumper of a vehicle is unsafe and should not be used tow a trailer.
All of our trailers use a 2 5/16" Ball - We have rentals (ball & mount) with a gross tongue weight rating of 15,000 lb. available for a $10 one-time fee, if needed. If you choose to purchase one, a Curt ball and mount can be purchased on Amazon for about $52.
A 7 Pin Round Light Plug Recepter. This is commonly known as a 7 Pin RV Plug. It will have 6 outside pins and 1 center pin. If you only have a 4 pin plug, we do not rent out the adapter because you will lose trailer brakes.
Every towing vehicle should have a brake controller. Without a brake controller, you will not have trailer brakes which is unsafe.