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Steps for effective installation of the fifth wheel hitch

By James Blee Subscribe to RSS | April 25th 2012 | Views:
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Fifth wheel hitches are regarded to be heavy duty and hence require professional help during installation. Therefore, it is better if you avoid fixing them on your own as you might end up fixing it the wrong way.

Steps to consider during installation of the fifth wheel hitch

There are five critical factors that need to be checked before starting the installation process. . It has been noticed that most of the individuals while installing the fifth wheel hitches tend to complicate the matter all the more. A lot of weight is to be towed and hence, requires to be correctly transferred from the vehicle to the surface. Therefore, it is recommended to have frame kits that are built specifically to fit the vehicle frame. The second step that needs consideration is if your vehicle has the tow load capability to bear the weight of the fifth wheel hitch. The weight needs to be centered between the cabin and the rear axle, which would keep the vehicle to be evenly weighted on all the tyres while the heavy loads are towed. But, a poorly balanced fifth wheel hitch would only create uneven pressure on the tyres and cause poor handling and premature wearing.

Other important tips

A rail kit comes with the fifth wheel hitches and is designed in a manner it can be easily attached to the frame or chassis of a vehicle. The rail kits would transfer the entire weight of the fifth wheel hitch safely and evenly to the ground via the vehicle’s frame. You should remove the plastic liners that might be found sitting between the fixed points of the vehicle and the rail kits. These hitches provide big support and with proper installation, you can enjoy your work and reap in the rewards.

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