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What is a Fifth Wheel Hitch?

A fifth wheel hitch uses a similar construction to a semi-truck coupling to haul heavy trailers, RVs and other large equipment. Unlike a gooseneck hitch that uses a ball hitch, a fifth wheel hitch uses a flat plate with rails that connect to the underside of the pickup truck's bed. The trailer attaches to the hitch using a pin that locks into place. A fifth wheel trailer helps keep the hefty trailer secure while accommodating proper turning.

Fifth wheel hitch rating

  • Holds a gross trailer weight of up to 24,000 pounds
  • Connects only to heavy duty pickup trucks