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5th Wheel Hitches 

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. All our customers have a great experience using the 5th Wheel Hitches! They provide several benefits for both your tow vehicle and trailer, including:

  1. Designed hitches to provide a less-jarring ride when you tow. Therefore, they prevent both your tires and your nerves from wearing thin. 
  2. The 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches allow less grating and rubbing than a traditional hitch
  3. 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.
  4. A smoother ride also prevents damage to the objects inside your trailer.

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

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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!