1. Fifth Wheel Hitch
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  3. Fixed Fifth Wheel
  4. 18000 lbs GTW
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  6. Cushioned Double Pivot
Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs

Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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This fifth-wheel hitch has a strong single-piece jaw for superior jaw-to-king-pin contact. A 4-way pivoting head and a 9" wide funnel make hookup quick and easy. Offset legs provide excellent stability. Hitch removes for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite fifth wheel hitch part number 9480-5W or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel Hitch - 9480-5W

  • Draw-Tite
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 14-1/4 - 18 Inch Tall

This fifth-wheel hitch has a strong single-piece jaw for superior jaw-to-king-pin contact. A 4-way pivoting head and a 9" wide funnel make hookup quick and easy. Offset legs provide excellent stability. Hitch removes for full bed access.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • Forged, single-piece jaw wraps around king pin to provide excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Maximum security with less rattle and chucking
  • 9" Wide funnel (rather than traditional 6" wide funnel) provides larger area for guiding king pin into hitch
  • Extended-length, lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • King pin indicator keeps hitch from locking until connection is secure
  • 4-Way head pivot for faster, easier hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 10-Degree front-to-back pivot
    • 4-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • 4 Height settings to fit your application
  • 1-Piece, offset legs offer a wide stance for stability
  • Adjustable stabilizer strips attach to hitch base and fill truck bed corrugation to keep hitch flat in your truck bed
  • Durable black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Simple installation with custom underbed mounting kit (sold separately)


  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14-1/4" - 18"
  • 2-Year limited warranty


  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution king pins. Do not use any device that changes the pivot point of your trailers king pin with this hitch.
  • Bed liners and bed mats may affect the fit of this adapter and trimming may be necessary.
  • This adapter will not work with gooseneck hitches that have a pop-in ball.

Full Truck Bed Access

Draw-Tite Hi-Rise Fifth Wheel in Truck Bed

The Hi-Rise fifth-wheel trailer hitch is designed to give you full truck bed access when you're not towing. Because the Hi-Rise installs in an underbed mounting system instead of on above-bed base rails, you can remove the hitch when it's not in use, leaving your truck bed completely open for cargo.

Simple, Stable Installation

Draw Tite Fifth Wheel Stabilizer Strips

The included round post attaches to the Hi-Rise hitch and drops into the underbed mounting system (sold separately). Stabilizer strips on the base of the hitch fit into your truck bed's corrugation to limit movement. The fifth-wheel base has offset legs for improved stability. The longer back legs brace the hitch to ensure that it stays planted in the truck bed, even during emergency braking situations.

Forged, Self-Latching Jaw

Draw Tite Fifth Wheel TopDraw Tite Fifth Wheel Bottom

The single-piece, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch provides absolute security with its wraparound design. Increased jaw-to-king-pin contact results in not only a stronger connection, but less rattle and movement as well. And the convenient lock indicator on the hitch handle ensures that hookup is complete and secure before you can lock your trailer to your hitch.

Pivot Action for Simple Hookup

Draw Tite Fifth Wheel Pivot

It's easier than ever to hook your fifth-wheel trailer up to your hitch thanks to the 4-way pivoting head on this fifth-wheel hitch. The 10-degree front-to-back and 4-degree side-to-side movement make hookup easy, even on unlevel ground.

9480 Draw-Tite High Rise Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch

Installation Details 9480-5W Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs - 9480-5W

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This fifth-wheel hitch has a strong single-piece jaw for superior jaw-to-king-pin contact. A 4-way pivoting head and a 9" wide funnel make hookup quick and easy. Offset legs provide excellent stability. Hitch removes for full bed access.

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Overall im happy with it, imho its the better choice when you already have the hide a ball gooseneck hitch in your truck instead of getting a fifth wheel to gooseneck conversion kit that attaches to the pin box of your trailer/camper. It is heavy but to me that just means its built solid. I like that it has 4 way pivoting, i dont think that it very common with fifth wheel hitches. My biggest complaint which really isnt a big deal is that i did have to make a minor modification like some other reviews have said to get the locking pin to slide freely through the shaft that goes down into the ball hole. 578117

- 9480-5W

After a year, this hitch has held up well. There are no rust spots on the base, even though it's been outside most of the time. The only wear appears where the hitch skids up. The powder coat has held up well. The latch has a very positive feel... 508887

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After a year of use of this hitch I have no complaints. It has performed every time we have towed our camper. Very easy to install and remove as needed. I would only caution anyone that it really does take two people to remove and install the hitch if removed; this is only due to it's weight. I have greased it as per the manufacturers recommendations and check the torque on the bolts every time I go to tow with it. I would recommend this hitch. 505297

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I purchased this product as I have call to use, gooseneck, tongue, and 5th wheel hitches on my F350 that came with an installed gooseneck hitch. There was a bit of an issue, one of the boxes was damaged in shipping. The hitch was not damaged, but, some of the mounting hardware was lost out of a whole in the box. I reached out to etrailer, and within a few days I had replacements directly from the manufacturer, no problem. Once I had the hardware in hand, this installed like a dream, just as advertised, adjusted height and ensured all torqued as per instructions in a short amount of time. The hitch tows well, and I can remove it easily and get my full bed back. Very Happy with item, and etrailer! 450121

After a year of use, still in honeymoon mode. No issues as of yet. I have a Goosebox installed on my personal 5th wheel. I repair RVs for a living and have call to move them around for customers. This adapter works quite nicely. Feel comfortable towing with it. Would by a version with a higher weight range as my gooseneck hitch is rated at 30K to allow me to tow larger rigs, but this one is fine for now. Well worth the money spent.
Gerard - 11/13/2018


- 9480-5W

It went together very easily. Called technician and had to make a minor modification to the post. 425289

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I have put together the hitch and installed it this morning. Haven't had the time to try it out yet, but will try to this weekend. Hitch looks great went together fairly easy, installed easy, all parts was delivered on the date it said it would. 342568

- 9480-5W

I pull a 37' Cougar with four slides like a dream. The two issues I have with this 5th hitch convenience and ease of application. This hitch is used with a goose-neck. The issue is that you cannot pull the ball release and remove the hitch without having weight on it on the hitch. The second issue revolves around hooking up. A dust shield sits immediately under the channel guides. Unless you are at the perfect height, your hitch gets snagged and you have to make several attempts to hook up...otherwise, you cannot lock the receiver. 273281


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • How Does the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Secure in a Gooseneck Ball Hole
    The Hi-Rise 5th wheel trailer hitch # 9480-5W comes with shanks that attach to the bottom, center section of the hitch and are held in the gooseneck ball hole with the same pin that holds the gooseneck ball in. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. The round shank is designed for use with Draw-Tite/Reese Hide-A-Goose hitches and Bulldog underbed hitches and the square shank fits B&W Turnover Ball hitches.
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  • 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter for an Unknown Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
    The Hi-Rise 5th wheel hitch # 9480-5W comes with 2 shanks that would fit down inside the gooseneck ball hole. There is a square one for B&W gooseneck hitches and a round one for Hide-A-Goose hitches by Draw-Tite or Reese or under-bed models from Bulldog. The hitch shank locks into place the same way the gooseneck ball would for those hitches; with a pin that goes through the shank. Since you do not know the model gooseneck hitch you have I recommend a different adapter that will work...
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  • Will Hi Rise Goosneck to 5th Wheel Hitch Fit with Draw-Tite Gooseneck Hitch?
    The Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480-5W is not compatible with the discontinued Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball gooseneck hitch. It is compatible with the Hide-A-Goose hitches and most others that have a hitch ball release found in the wheel well area. If you let me know your truck year/make/model and bed size, I can help you find a gooseneck option that will work with that Hi-Rise hitch or help you find another adapter like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck...
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  • Removable Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation with 20k Capacity to Fit Truck with B and W Rail Kit
    If the rail kit you installed in your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic is the B and W Rail Kit part # BWGNRK1067 what you'd want for a fifth wheel hitch is the B&W Companion part # BWRVK3500. This hitch will fit your rail kit directly and has a 20k capacity. This is considered by many to be the best fifth wheel hitch on the market so it would be a great option all around that can easily be totally removed from the truck bed.
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  • Does the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Hitch 9480-5W Fit a B&W Gooseneck Hitch in a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
    Yes, the Hi-Rise 5th wheel hitch # 9480-5W is compatible with your B&W gooseneck trailer hitch in your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500. It comes with a special shank that fits in the ball cavity of the hitch rather than using the ball as a connection point. I have linked a video showing installation on a 2005 Ram. it will be similar on your Ram.
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  • Jaw Will Not Open All the Way on Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter
    It sounds like your Hi Rise hitch # 9480-5W just needs some routine maintenance. Over time the moving parts could get grim caught up in the works and cause the jaw retraction problem you are having. Making sure the moving parts are cleaned and lubricated per the manual is the first step I recommend taking. I have linked the manual for you. If you continue to have the problem then it is also possible that something is worn and/or needs to be replaced. In this case it is most likely a...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch With Under-Bed Installation Kit For 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
    We have a few fifth wheel trailer hitches that have custom under-bed rails that will work with your Silverado. They vary by manufacturer and the towing capacity. I have attached a link to our product page for the systems that will work. The system I recommend for 18000-lb capacity is the Draw-Tite hitch, part # 9480-5W with the custom underbed kit, part # 9465-56-5W. This hitch has a 4-way pivoting head and 4 height settings to make sure you have the right fit. The bed of your truck...
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  • How to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with Curt EZr Double Lock Gooseneck Hitch on 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
    There is a way to use a fifth wheel hitch with your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 that has the Curt EZr Double Lock Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # C611-624, although the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 9480-5W is not compatible with this gooseneck. Instead, you would need to use the Curt X5 5th-Wheel Base Rail Adapter Plate for EZr Double Lock Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # C16220 which gives you the ability to use most fifth wheel hitches such as the Curt A20 with Slider # C16541 if your...
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  • Mounting Hole Pattern for Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose Hitch on a 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
    The Hi Rise 5th wheel adapter # 9480-5W doesn't have holes at the corners. It mounts in a gooseneck ball hole, specifically B7W Turnover ball hitches and Reese, Draw-Tite, or Bulldog Hide-A-Goose hitches. Likewise, the Draw-Tite gooseneck hitch # 9465-45-5W will have the large center gooseneck hole and the holes through which the safety chain u-bolts go. It and the Hi Rise are compatible with one another. The center hole will be 3-1/2 inches in diameter. The holes to mount the hitch...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work With the Factory Ford Puck System
    I do have an option for you but the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # 9480-5W won't work with the Factory Ford Puck System nor is there an adapter for this. Instead, I recommend the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel part # RP30142 which has the same head/jaw design, weight capacity, and height adjustments as the above but is a fit for the Factory Ford Puck System.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Hi Rise 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Fit a Pop Up 228 Gooseneck Hitch
    The Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 9480-5W has only been tested with and confirmed for B&W Turnover Ball, Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose, and Bulldog underbed gooseneck trailer hitches. I can't confirm whether or not it will fit your hitch but there is another option. No matter what brand the gooseneck is as long as it has a 2-5/16 inch ball you can use the Andersen Ranch Hitch # AM3100. I have linked a video review of it for you.
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  • Under Bed 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitches for a 2015 Ford F-350
    I have an excellent recommendation for you. For your 2015 Ford F-350 you can use B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1111. Then you can add the Companion 5th wheel hitch, # BWRVK3400-5W for a short bed or # BWRVK3500-5W for a long bed. I have linked some videos of these products for you.
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  • Hi-Rise Gooseneck-To-5th-Wheel Hitch Adapter Compatibility With 2011 Ram 2500
    I reached out to the manufacturer and they said that the Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese # 9480-5W has a round adapter that is 2.6 inches. If your gooseneck is larger or smaller than that adapter that slides into the gooseneck hitch ball hole, it will not work. If it does fit properly, then you will be able to use this 5th wheel hitch adapter. This adapter only works with the removable ball gooseneck hitches, not the flip from the...
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  • Gooseneck Adapter Needed For Round Gooseneck Hitch Ball
    It sounds like you are seeking the Gooseneck coupler so I've linked the page to all the complete coupler options. If you just want the outer coupler tube with the bolts, then we have the Replacement Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Outer Tube - Round - Weld On - 20" # BD0233100300 and Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Outer Tube - Round - Weld On - 4-1/2" Diameter # BD0233010300 available separately. Both are a 4-1/2 inch outer diameter and compatible with a 4 inch outer diameter inner coupler tube.
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  • No-Drill 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Long Bed
    The easiest 5th wheel base rail installation will be with a custom-fit kit. For your 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 long bed we offer the Husky kit # HT31404-686 which does still require some frame drilling for installation but less than universal kits like # RP30035. We do offer other kits that do not require any frame drilling. These are the B&W Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1394-5W that works with their Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. This set-up gives you both goose neck and...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel System For 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 For Full Bed Access When Not towing
    For an underbed rail system that gives you full bed access when you are not towing I recommend the Reese rail kit, part # RP30868. The hitch that would work well with this is the Curt Q24, part # C16245. To get this system to work together, you will need the adapter, part # RP30154. This allows you to be able to use the Curt hitch with the underbed rail kit. Since you do not seem to like the design of the B&W hitch, this is the system I would go with. If you change your mind the system...
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  • Compatibility of Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rail Adapter to B&W Patriot Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Curt X5 adapter you mentioned, part # C16210 is indeed compatible with Curt A16 Sliding Hitch # C16521, but the adapter IS NOT compatible with your Reese Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck hitch you currently have. Unfortunately, Reese doesn't offer a rail adapter similar to the X5 that's compatible with their gooseneck hitches. Reese offers a High Rise Adapter, part # 9480-5W that'll work on long bed trucks, but short bed trucks need to use a sliding hitch unless you have a fifth wheel that...
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails for 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 with 8 Foot Bed
    While we do have underbed fifth wheel rails for your 2006 GMC Sierra 3500, the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30061 does not fit any 8 foot beds; rail kits are specific to vehicle frames which are going to be different depending on their length. Though there are some underbed kits which fit both short and long beds, the Elite Series does not. There are three options for underbed rails for a fifth wheel hitch in your '06 Sierra...
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  • Will a Reese Signature Series Hitch Fit a 2009 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
    There isn't an under bed installation kit that will fit the Signature Series hitch and your 2009 GMC Sierra. If you want an under bed set up you would have to replace the hitch as well. I know that isn't the best news. Your options are: B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W with install kit # BWGNRK1067-5W (doubles as gooseneck hitch) Demco hitch # DM8550032 with installation kit # DM8551004 Draw-Tite hitch # 9480-5W with install kit # 9465-34-5W (doubles as gooseneck hitch)
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  • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitch Combo Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed
    There are a few options for you to add a gooseneck and 5th wheel hitch combo to your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 with the long bed. You have the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W with the gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1313-5W or the Draw-Tite Hi-Rise # 9480-5W with the gooseneck hitch # 9464-35-5W. I recommend going with the B&W for a few reasons; the connection point between the hitches is superior because it uses a square shank that stays still as opposed to the circular connection of the Draw-Tite that...
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  • Are All Components Included the Hi-Rise Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
    Both the Draw-Tite Custom Underbed Installation Kit, # 9460-39-5W, and the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # 9480-5W, will have all the needed equipment to connect a gooseneck or 5th wheel trailer to your 2000 Dodge Ram truck. However, components like vehicle wiring, brake controller, or safety chains will not be included with these the two hitches. If needed, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, # 90885, with the Brake Controller Wiring Harness, # 3020-P. I also...
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  • Would Gooseneck Plate Hitch Need to Be Removed to Install Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch
    Sounds like your 1995 Chevy 3500 has a plate style gooseneck hitch installed in the bed of it. You will have to remove that to install the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # 9465-40-5W so that you can use the Hi Rise Fifth Wheel Hitch part # 9480-5W. I attached install instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Adapter to Connect Reese Sliding Hitch to Reese Hide-A-Goose Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Reese doesn't offer an adapter like the Curt # C16210 that would work with your sliding hitch, but there is an alternative that would work for you. Reese offers the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 9480-5W that would be compatible with your Hide-A-Goose gooseneck hitch. This is a non-sliding hitch that would only be compatible with a long bed truck.
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  • Recommended Underbed System For 5th Wheel Hitch In 1999 Chevy 1 Ton
    For your 1999 Chevy 1 Ton, there are two underbed systems customized for your vehicle available that both utilize a gooseneck underbed hitch as the mount for the 5th wheel hitch. The most popular of these two options is the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1000-5W along with the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3500-5W. This gives you the best of both worlds giving you a gooseneck and a 5th wheel...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rails That do not Require Drilling into the Frame on 1998 Chevy C/K Series Pickup Truck
    There would not be a way to use the Pro Series PS30855 fifth wheel hitch without the base rails # RP30035 that require you drill into the frame of your 1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup. If drilling into the frame of your truck is a deal breaker, there are two options available. One is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W and the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1000-5W. This is a high-quality fifth-wheel with an underbed install that allows you to remove the fifth wheel and doubles...
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