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5th wheel hitch help

We have gotten rid of our pintle hitched equipment trailer and are going to a 30' tandem axle dually 5th wheel trailer it's a heavy trailer since we are new to 5th wheel setups we need some help with what hitch size and setup to go with. Input from anyone that knows this style of towing would be helpful we will be loading our skid steer and tractor on it at the same time and also looking at hauling our dozer with it. My father Inlaw and I are looking at getting a rail system for his truck and mine and only getting one plate and swap back and forth so we want the rails to be low profile and easy in and out thanks
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5th wheel hitch help

We put a B&W Hide-A-Ball gooseneck hitch on my dads truck and then put the 5th-wheel plate on it. We like that when its removed there's no rails in the bed. There is a hole but can be easily plugged with the ball or a plug.


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How heavy are you going to be towing? This is what I and a couple buddies have.

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Hitch specialist here.

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We put a B&W Hide-A-Ball gooseneck hitch on my dads truck and then put the 5th-wheel plate on it. We like that when its removed there's no rails in the bed. There is a hole but can be easily plugged with the ball or a plug.


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All goose kneck hitches are rated at 30k. Your truck willnot handle that. The companian is rated at 18k for fifth wheels.
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We have gotten rid of our pintle hitched equipment trailer and are going to a 30' tandem axle dually 5th wheel trailer it's a heavy trailer since we are new to 5th wheel setups we need some help with what hitch size and setup to go with. Input from anyone that knows this style of towing would be helpful we will be loading our skid steer and tractor on it at the same time and also looking at hauling our dozer with it. My father Inlaw and I are looking at getting a rail system for his truck and mine and only getting one plate and swap back and forth so we want the rails to be low profile and easy in and out thanks
Since there's been no update, I'll bump it.
What is the GVWR of the trailer you got? That will determine your setup.



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IMHO id ditch the fifth wheel and go with a gooseneck set up, and go with the B&W turnover ball. This is assuming you can switch the hitch on the trailer side.

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