When you got your first tow vehicle,
you probably got a bumper pull setup. This towing arrangement is
very common and less intimidating at first, but has many
limitations. The weight can only be so much on the trailer tongue
where it attaches to the hitch (generally up to 15% of the loaded
trailer weight); otherwise you can end up with dangerous trailer
swaying. You are also limited to the size of trailer, leaving no
room for camping accommodations on a horse trailer, for instance.
At a certain point, once you’re a seasoned tower, you realize
a bumper pull hitch’s chief function is to give you a place
to hang your TruckNutz (or Arkansas Earrings; as they call them in
Now that your TruckNutz have a natural place to dangle; it’s
time to look into the bed for a place to mount a hitch that can
haul some serious shiznits. At this point, you have two choices;
the hardworking gooseneck hitch or the Country Cadillac grade Fifth
The main difference b...