Um… I mean… More on trailer hitches. Ahem.
So I’ve been studying these hitches more tonight and ran across this Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch.
The way it works is you connect the frame above to a gooseneck hitch in the bed of your truck and cinch it down. You then connect an adapter assembly to your 5th wheel king pin.
The adapter stays connected to the king pin. To hitch the trailer you lower it down onto the ball at the top of the frame shown above. The benefit of this hitch is that it doesn’t need to be lubricated, and is very easy to remove from the bed of the truck. And because it only weighs 35 lbs, you don’t kill yourself taking it out. And you have a clean truck bed when you’re not towing.
The downside is that since it is a ball adapter, many states require you to also use safety chains with the trailer. Meh. No big deal. At any rate, I can still change my mind since I’m still dreaming.