Pull a Fifth Wheel With A Short Bed Truck
Now You Can Tow A Fifth Wheel With A Short Bed Truck.
Now you can tow a fifth wheel trailer with a short bed truck without using a slider hitch.
And it is now possible for trucks with beds shorter than 6 feet to tow a fifth wheel trailer
bu using a Sidewinder Hitch. The Sidewinder replaces your normal 5th wheel hitch and extend
the king pin forward of the Fifth Wheel, which moves the Fifth Wheel back toward the rear of
the trucks bed.
NOTE: It is not recommended to use a Sidewinder with a slider hitch.
When a truck is towing with a standard king pin, the 5th wheel turns or pivots at the hitch.
With the sidewinder, the the pivot point is moved closer
to the tailgate, creating much more space in between the truck cab and trailer when making
sharp turns. This extra space also provides more cargo space for things such as toolboxes
which couldn't fit in the bed before, and the new pivot point makes the trailer track better
behind the truck for even easier towing.
The Sidewinder is available in the heavy duty 19K, Standard 16K, and the Fifth Airborne
Sidewinder with Air-Ride in 16K. The Fifth Airborne Sidewinder allows you to get
the benefits of both the Sidewinder and Fifth Airborne Air-Ride king pin. All move
the pivot point 22 inches toward the rear of the truck.