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5-th wheel hitch on truck

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efgh

I am thinking of purchasing a 5-th wheel camper, I have a bumper hitch one now. What kind of a hitch in the truck box do you 5-th wheel pullers use? Which in your opinion is the best? There is one that has two rails that are mounted on top of the pickup bed with plates that connect to the frame, the rails stay in the bed, the 5-th wheel hitch is pinned to the rails. Another one has a frame mount with a ball in the center that sticks up thru the bed floor and the 5-th wheel bracket mounts too the ball. the ball is turned over when not in use.It seems to me two pulling points are better than one.

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Valv

The first kind is what you need, email me about it.

Also the second type is called Gooseneck style, and the adapter to 5th wheel is an extra part you install onto your trailer, you cannot separate it from trailer.

Cost is between $ 350.00/up for 5th wheel hitch and/or gooseneck hitch, and $ 300.00 for the adapter.

I would recommend the one with the rails in the bed.

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cold one sd

I have a hitch in my truck called a B&W Turnover Ball Hitch. It attaches to the frame under the bed and has a ball socket through the bed. The ball is held in the socket by a pin and when you aren't using the ball you pull the pin and turn the ball over, drop it back into the socket and re-pin it leaving a flat bed surface. My fifth wheel hitch is a B&W Companion Hitch which replaces the ball in the socket and is held in by the pin and a bolt which is torqued to 40 foot lbs. The hitch head is mounted on rubber and tilts front to back and side to side. The turnover ball hitch is a 30,000 lb hitch and the companion hitch is a 16,000 lb fifth wheel hitch. To remove the fifth wheel hitch you loosen the bolt, pull the pin and lift the hitch out of the ball socket. I have pulled fifth wheel campers on the ball with a gooseneck adapter like Valv described. The fifth wheel camper that I have now is new and it would void the warranty on the frame to use a goose neck adapter as it puts excess pressure on the camper hitch according to the frame manufacturer. The Companion hitch is very easy to work with when hooking the fifth wheel up to it. I would recommend this hitch highly to anyone. There are no rails left in the bed when the hitch is off of the truck.

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Valv

B&W hitches are the best of all, I have the turnover gooseneck ball too and it works slick, it is known to be the best hitch ever.

the companion 5th wheel is great too but a little spendy for my taste, since I was pulling the camper maybe once a year.

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cold one sd

Valv, I pulled my last camper for with a goose neck adaptor with no problems. That camper didn't have slideouts and was built on the 12" superslide frame. The new one has two slides and is on an 8" frame. It seems to be the thing now for the frame manufacturers to just void the warranty rather than take any liability for their product. The manufacturer of my frame said that if I have a hitch attached to the frame and I pull something that weighs over 150 lbs behind it, it will void the warranty. Even with a bicycle rack, it can't have over 150 lbs in bicycles on it. It also voids the warranty to use any type of adapter. They say that these people make the frames for 80% of campers pruduced in the US.

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WalleyeGod

Go with what Valv said. That is the one you want.

WG

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cold one sd

I already have the turnover ball and the Companion hitch. I think Valv was talking about them and a gooseneck adapter which I decided not to use anymore. Thanks. wink.gif

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Valv

Yes I meant the adapter, I am not recommending it unless it's the type ColdOneSD has.

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