Most average vehicles with a strong engine and frame can be equipped for towing a boat or camper. The choice of an appropriate tow vehicle and the proper equipment to tow a trailer depends on the class of trailer, size and weight. There are numerous types of trailers which fall into four categories:
- flat bed or open trailers
- boat trailers
- enclosed trailers
- recreational vehicle trailers (including travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, and folding camping trailers).