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5th Wheel Adapters

Gooseneck and 5th wheel hitches are very similar in function yet have their own advantages and disadvantages. Gooseneck hitches are more common in industrial applications while 5th wheel hitches are better suited for recreational use with campers and RVs. So, what do you do if you want the best of both but do not have the time to swap out hitches every time you change trailer types? You adapt.

If you already have a gooseneck trailer hitch installed in the bed of your truck, there are many different options to choose from to adapt it for towing a 5th wheel. Some 5th wheel adapters attach to the gooseneck ball or drop into the ball hole of the gooseneck hitch. Other 5th wheel adapters mount to the trailer allowing it to attach directly to the ball of the gooseneck hitch. Whichever option you use depends on your own needs.

Using a 5th wheel adapter that installs in the ball hole of a gooseneck hitch is an excellent option as it does not require modifying the trailer. It is a good solution for when you need to switch between trailer types often.

A 5th wheel adapter that attaches to the gooseneck ball would be the lightest option. This type of adapter has a higher attachment point relieving stress on the trailer’s frame and pin box. Another option would be a 5th wheel adapter that replaces the trailer pin box. This is more of a permanent solution that leaves the bed of your truck open for other uses.

Southside Hitch offers 5th wheel adapters from Reese. They come with built-in handles for easy installation and removal and feature Reese’s patented latching system.

If you need a 5th wheel adapter to convert your gooseneck trailer hitch, call Southside Hitch at 804-378-1992 to schedule an appointment today. Our professional team will be glad to serve you. We can also handle all of your electrical wiring repair and replacement needs too.

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