5th Wheel Hitches (Click for additional topics) 

The 5th wheel trailer hitches work with all fifth-wheel trailers, campers, RVs, and other vehicles. Some 5th-wheel hitch models use air ride technology. For a fluid ride and the ultimate control, consider the 5th Wheel trailer hitches.

Benefits of the air 5th Wheel Hitch 

The Fifth Wheel hitches contain the highest-quality air hitch technology to make your rides smoother. The 5th Wheel Hitch provide several benefits for both your tow vehicle and trailer, including:

  • Designed hitches to provide a less-jarring ride when you tow. Therefore, they prevent both your tires and your nerves from wearing thin. 
  • The 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches allow less grating and rubbing than a traditional hitch. 
  • The friction reduction allows you to get more efficient gas mileage. It also decreases the amount of strain on the suspension systems of your truck and your trailer.
  • A smoother ride also prevents damage to the objects inside your trailer.

Let’s dive into some 5th wheel hitch information:

  • What Is a 5th Wheel Hitch?
    • A 5th wheel tow hitch is a heavy-duty towing receiver used to connect a 5th wheel RV (recreational vehicle) to a pickup truck.
    • Unlike traditional trailers that attach behind the rear bumper, 5th wheels attach inside the truck bed.
    • The mechanism is similar to how semi-trucks connect to the trailers they tow, but on a smaller scale1.
  • Types of 5th Wheel Hitches:
    • Standard 5th Wheel Hitch:
      • These hitches are mounted in the truck bed and use a complicated coupling mechanism.
      • They provide a more stable ride compared to gooseneck hitches.
    • Slider 5th Wheel Hitch:
      • Designed for towing with short-bed trucks.
      • The slider locks in place between the cab and the rear axle during highway towing.
      • When maneuvering in narrow spaces, the slider can be released, moving the hitch closer to the tailgate for greater turning clearance.
    • Custom Fit 5th Wheel Hitch:
      • Custom rail kits mount to existing holes in the frame, reducing installation time.
      • They work with both long-bed and short-bed trucks2.
  • Installation Tips:
    • Height Adjustment:
      • Set the 5th-wheel hitch’s height by measuring from the ground to the king pin and from the ground to your truck bed.
      • There should be 5-6 inches of clearance between the back of your truck and the 5th wheel.
    • Bed Liners:
      • When installing without a bed liner, consider using universal rail kits that can mount to any full-size pickup.
      • Custom installation kits are available for late-model Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and GMC trucks, avoiding the need for drilling.
    • Long-Bed vs. Short-Bed Trucks:
      • Long-bed trucks are recommended due to the hitch’s position in front of the rear axle.
      • For short-bed trucks, use a slider 5th wheel hitch and an extended pin box to compensate for reduced turning clearance.
      • The slider allows normal turns during low-speed maneuvering, while the extended pin box creates more space between the truck cab and the trailer2.
  • Remember, choosing the right 5th wheel hitch ensures safe and efficient towing for your RV adventures! 

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