Ok, Still Don’t Know What A Fifth Wheel Is?

So, now we know that RVs are not necessarily driven alone, and that trailers are hitched to a vehicle’s bumper.  But what’s a fifth wheel?  Well, it’s towed as well but the hitch for a fifth wheel is located on top of the tow vehicle’s rear axle.  In reality, it’s the same type of hitch many tractor trailers use for coupling to their trailer–just in a bigger version.  The advantage is that the weight and pivot point of the trailer is right over the truck’s axle.  This allows you to tow without trailer sway and allows for heavier and longer trailers. Continue reading “Ok, Still Don’t Know What A Fifth Wheel Is?”