Towing Fifth Wheel

Alfa See Ya Fifth Wheel towing

by Gene
(Fresno, California)

Does anyone have experience and information on towing a 36' Alfa SeeYa fifth wheel?

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Towing Mirrors

by David
(Rochester, MA)

We're buying a Scamp 5th wheel. Will we need extended mirrors to tow it with a Nissan Frontier Crew Cab with long bed?

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Towing Fifth Wheel

by Harry Timmerman
(Canada)

I am in the process of purchasing a 30 foot fifth wheel RV. The pick up truck that I currently have is equipped with trailer ball in the box as it used to haul a goose neck trailer. The dealer has informed me that a goose neck adapter can be hooked to the king pin therefore eliminating the installation and cost of a fifth wheel for the pick up. Is this a wise way to go ???? or would this put excessive strain on the RV? Your quick reply would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Harry

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Oct 25, 2014
Go For It
by: Anonymous

I've hauled livestock trailers and big horse trailers with such a rig (adapter stem or horseback) and what I found to be lost is the increased maneuverability of a sliding 5th wheel hitch in a long pickup bed. No difference with the short bed PU.

Of course, YMMV. Good luck.

Oct 04, 2010
Safety Hitch
by: L. Rodgers

My husband and I pull a 5th Wheel RV and I pull a gooseneck horse trailer. We did not go with the 5th Wheel to horse trailer ball adapter for reason of safety, peace of mind and insurance. We can now pull either trailer with an Automated Safety Hitch System. The added braking and control you get from the Safety Hitch is a huge bonus! Friends that have short bed trucks really like it also for peace of mind when turning and backing. What a luxury it is to be able to jack-knife much more than 90 degrees and not brake out the rear window of the truck!

Oct 02, 2010
5th Wheel Towing
by: CORN

Yes this is possible. It's sometime call a Ranch Hitch Adapter. I can't say for sure whether it will cause a strain on the 5th Wheel. But I know they are used a lot. Check Trailer Life Magazine. They have info on them some times. Or may be you can ask one of their tech's.

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