Recommended Way to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer Using a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch


Im interested in pulling a 5th wheel camper with a truck equipped with a BandW turnover ball hitch. The fiver weighs 11,700 lbs ready for travel. It has a Demco Glide Ride pin box on it now. With the truck and trailer leveled, its about 10inch from the 5th wheel wear plate to the lower section of the 2 5/16 inch ball in the truck. So, Id like a recommendation as to what adapter is appropriate in this situation.


Expert Reply:

The best fifth wheel hitch to use with the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500. That's exactly what it's designed for. However, it's 16-1/4 inches from the bed of the truck.

Another option that may work for you is the B&W Companion for Flatbed Trucks # BWRVK3050. The hitch sits about 10-1/2 inches from the truck bed.

With an adapter that allows the trailer to sit level it's likely to be very close to the bed rails. You want at the very least 6 inches between any part of the truck's bed and any part of the trailer or there could be contact between the two. To determine how much clearance you have park both the truck and trailer on level ground and measure from the ground to the overhang on the trailer and from the ground to the top of the bed rails on the truck and find the difference.

These two are your best options since the other adapters we have are not compatible with a cushioned pin box like your Demco Glide Ride.

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