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5th Wheel Trailer Hitch: A Heavy Duty Trailer Hitch

Trailer hitches are given a “class” rating that defines their towing capacity and receiver opening size, with classes range from class I to class V. We have already explained the differences between each type of trailer hitch class. But sometimes, even a class V trailer hitch won’t do. When that is the case, a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch (Fifth Wheel) may be your best option!

Resembling the hookup of a big rig, a 5th wheel trailer hitch is the strongest hitch made for pickup trucks, traditionally used for livestock trailers and RV’s. And unlike traditional trailer hitches, 5th wheel trailer hitches are mounted in the bed of your truck. This offers a number of advantages over standard hitches.


Benefits of a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch


  • Maneuverability: Because of the placement of the hitch, it provides a much better turning radius, making it easier for you to maneuver your trailer or RV around corners.
  • Stability: With the trailer fastening inside your truck bed, you are provided far more stability than with traditional ball hitches.
  • Towing Capacity: Standard ball hitches do not even come close to the towing capabilities of a fifth wheel hitch.
  • Safety: All of the above advantages work together to provide a much safer experience.

To find out if a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch is tough enough to handle your towing needs, contact Trick Trucks to talk to one of our experts. Trick Trucks carries an extensive line of towing products, so we know what we are talking about. We sell and install trailer hitches for every make and model vehicle, from cars and small trucks, to large pickups capable of towing boats, campers, RVs, horse trailers and heavy commercial equipment.

If you are planning on hauling a large load with your pickup, having a 5th wheel trailer hitch installed on your truck is the only way to go!

If you are interested in having a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch installed in your vehicle, contact Trick Trucks today. We are here for you. All products can be purchased in our showroom and can be professionally installed at all of our twelve locations. If you have any questions, please contact Trick Trucks by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here today! Hard to find items (including grilles) are our specialty.

Each Trick Trucks location (throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware) offers full service installation of all truck parts and accessories. With over 30 years of service, our counter sales staff will keep you up to speed on the latest accessories that we can install on your vehicle. Whether it is your own personal vehicle, or your work truck, Trick Trucks will provide factory authorized service for all of your installation needs. All work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

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