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Traditional Fifth Wheel Hitch
Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch
Gooseneck Replacement & Adapters
Unlike travel trailers which attach to a vehicle's rear bumper fifth-wheels connect to a specialized hitch mounted within the bed of a pickup truck
Types of Pin Boxes
Most fifth-wheel RVs come standard with a traditional kingpin. These are the round "pins" you see hanging below the fifth wheel overhang. Gooseneck looks like a coupler that extends off the front of the trailer and connects in the truck bed to a ball
Choosing a Hitch
Short beds will typically require a sliding hitch. Long beds come with more freedom, but consider the RV weight before choosing the hitch to ensure it is capable of towing enough weight
Fifth wheel hitch brands
The most popular brands for 5th wheel hitches include TrailerSaver, Curt, Reese, B&W Companion and Reese. Each has different features for ease of use, towing comfort, safety, and longevity of the trailer
Kingpin to gooseneck
If you are looking to upgrade your pin box along with your hitch system and replace your pin with a gooseneck rather than use an adaptor or upgrade your kingpin, Gen Y offers top-of-the-line highly rated equipment.
With four anchor points in the bed of the truck and having more weight riding over the rear axle of the tow vehicle due to the fifth wheel's overhang design, fifth wheel hitches have more stability and less sway than travel trailer bumper towing.
Fifth-wheel hitches will require regular assessments, tightening, and greasing for optimal performance and longevity. Invest in a torque wrench, grease gun, protective plate and wrenches.
Fifth wheels can offer a more home-like experience while RVing . In addition, towing fifth wheels comes with many benefits over the bumper towing method used for travel trailers, including safety and smoothness.
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