If you're looking to tow with your vehicle and you would like a smoother and quieter ride than using a Gooseneck Trail Hitch, then you'll want to look at using a Fifth Wheel Hitch instead. Like a Gooseneck Trail Hitch, the Fifth Wheel Hitch will sit in the bed of your pickup and connect directly to the trailer you are towing behind. The mechanism on a Fifth Wheel Hitch is different, however. Instead of it being a trailer ball, it uses a plate shaped like a horseshoe that locks onto the Fifth Wheel Trailer's kingpin. Because of the large size of the plates, they must always stay lubricated as they rub against each other while moving.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Using A Fifth Wheel Hitch?
With a Fifth Wheel Hitch, your vehicle will have a much smoother, stabler ride. The Fifth Wheel Hitches we offer come in a variety of weight capacities. and if you ever need to upgrade to a Gooseneck Trail Hitch for even more weight capacity, you'll be able to convert it. Fifth Wheel Hitches also have a better turning radius that makes them much more maneuverable than a Gooseneck Trail Hitch. Also, Fifth Wheel Hitches are designed to be installed onto trucks with at least an 8 foot bed. If you have a shorter bed, you can use a Sidewinder to make the Fifth Wheel Hitch work. What the Sidewinder does is it moves the point where the trailer will pivot backwards, making it possible to turn with the same maneuverability of a truck with a larger bed.