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How to Install 5th Wheel Hitch

By Julia Roger Subscribe to RSS | December 8th 2011 | Views:

A semi trailer can tower over most of the vehicles which runs on the highway and they themselves are the longest vehicle. But the weigh of the vehicle itself is huge and at the same time, they need to carry a huge weight of other vehicles. How is it possible? The 5th wheel hitch has made it possible which is a flat and large plate which is shaped as a horseshoe.

There is also a downward facing king pin which connects the trailer with the 5th wheel hitches along with a plate which lies on top of it. It is possible to covert your truck to a carrier if by installing a hitch only when your vehicle is able to carry the extra weight. You can do the mounting yourself or ask a professional for the same. The first is to anchor the hitch properly to the bed of the truck. It should be securely attached and for that, you need a rail kit. This will be a foundation for the attachment of the hitch.

If you are going to do it yourself, it is recommended that you purchase a kit which has all the required parts as well as the instructions to fit the hitch. These kits are designed in such a way that no drilling is required. These are custom kits for specific vehicles so the holes will fall in places too. In case of a universal kit you may need to drill the hole and you may need to frame the brackets and need a welding machine too. But if you do not know which kind of kit will be appropriate for your vehicle, it is better to take the universal kit.

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For more information on 5th wheel hitches, check out the info available online; these will help you learn to find the 5th wheel hitch!

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