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5th wheel towing

Anyone have a 5th wheel? I'm curious how it works for height adjustment and tweaking it so that the trailer is level... Additionally if you have multiple 5th wheels can you have it setup so that you don't have to do anything in the truck bed... Ideally i'd like to be able to unhook my car hauler and hook my camper within seconds or minutes.. (currently have a bumper pull enclosed car hauler and no camper want some info!)

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Anyone have a 5th wheel? I'm curious how it works for height adjustment and tweaking it so that the trailer is level... Additionally if you have multiple 5th wheels can you have it setup so that you don't have to do anything in the truck bed... Ideally i'd like to be able to unhook my car hauler and hook my camper within seconds or minutes.. (currently have a bumper pull enclosed car hauler and no camper want some info!)
Sure, just have a kingpin setup put on the car hauler. I have both the gooseneck and 5th wheel for my car hauler trailer.

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Pin boxes have adjustments as well as the hitches. Find a good height between em all and go. Easy to hook up and unhook.



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What's the difference between gooseneck and 5th wheel? I've always been told there the same???

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5th wheel truck side
trailer side
gooseneck truck side
trailer side
most flatbeds, livestock trailers and carhaulers use goosenck style, it allows for driving over more uneven terrain, the 5th wheel is used on most campers and semi's.

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So if i bought a 5th wheel camper would i just convert my car hauler to 5th wheel also? It would be an enclosed car hauler

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Thanks for the pix..that clears it up alot

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I've seen some car haulers with a small pinbox plate and kingpin added, but idk how.
5th wheel pulls smoother than gooseneck.



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5th wheel has more control over trailer sway, gooseneck allows for more side role if traveling uneven terrian. gooseneck is more convienent for using the bed of your truck than 5th wheel.

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But if you have the b&w hitch you can pull that out and have full access to the bed tho... and I wouldn't need the bed when I have the trailer hooked up...

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