How Much Does It Cost to Put a Hitch on a Pickup Truck?

Whether you’re towing a trailer or transporting a bike rack, you’ll need to put a hitch on your pickup truck first. But what does it cost to do that?

The cost of adding a hitch to your pickup truck will depend on the type of hitch you need, the type of truck you have, and the labor rates at the installer. The typical range for a basic Class III hitch is between $200 and $500.

Class III hitches are used for heavier loads and are typically used for towing trailers. If your trailer is particularly heavy or large, then your cost could be higher. For example, if you need an extra-long Class IV hitch for an especially large trailer, then it could add another $200 to $400 onto the total cost.

The type of truck you have can also affect the cost of adding a hitch. Some trucks are easier to install hitches on than others and some require more labor time. Professional installers will usually charge more if they have to make custom modifications in order to fit the hitch onto your truck.

Finally, the labor rates at the installer can also affect how much it costs to put a hitch on your pickup truck. Some installers charge by the hour while others may charge a flat rate per job. It’s important to ask in advance so that you know what you’re getting into before committing.


On average, installing a hitch on a pickup truck can cost anywhere from $200-$500 depending on what type of hitch is needed, what type of truck it is going on, and labor rates at the installer. It’s important to ask questions in advance so that you know exactly how much it will cost and what kind of work needs to be done before committing.

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Karen Watkins