Chevy Silverado 2008, Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Complete Kit by Draw-Tite®. 5th wheel hitches are the favorite of professionals who tow, because their road manners are superior to conventional-hitch trailers. If you’re traveling with a trailer on a daily basis, you’ll appreciate how a 5th wheel handles.
- Superior performance in cross winds
- Easy hookup
- More tongue weight for better stability
- Concentrates trailer load directly over the rear axle
If you’re going to be doing extensive towing with a large trailer, as opposed to taking it somewhere and leaving it for a while, there’s no substitute for a 5th wheel. Sure, you can tune a conventional hitch up to tow pretty nicely, but those who tow for a living know that the sweetest-towing rigs, pound-for-pound and foot-for-foot are always 5th wheels. With the connection between the trailer and truck centered over the rear axle, the trailer has far less propensity to steer the truck over poor roads or on windy days, reducing driver fatigue. One of the major factors that influences trailer stability is the proportion of the trailer’s weight that sits on the tongue. Conventional-hitch trailers should have 10-15% of their weight on the hitch ball, but 5th wheel hitches should be carrying 20-25% of the load, substantially more.
If you need to use your truck to carry cargo in the bed when you’re not towing, consider a 5th wheel setup that is readily removable, permitting unrestricted use of the bed. If you’re towing with a short-bed pickup, there’s a problem: you can’t turn any sharper without the trailer hitting the cab, especially when backing up to spot the trailer into a narrow lane. That’s when you need a 5th wheel that sits on rollers on a rail in the bed, sliding back a foot or so to allow sharper angles between the truck and trailer. When you’re on the road, just slide the hitch back forward over the axle for the best towing.137.52 336.88
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Draw-Tite is the premier brand of custom trailer hitches. Established in 1946 and created with a passion for outstanding performance the brand has come to represent one of the best custom fit vehicle products available today. Each hitch design must pass rigorous testing to become TESTED TOUGH™. The addition of increased tongue weight capacity and an all new accessory pairing guide make the Draw-Tite brand your best choice for years of dependable service.Draw-Tite® - Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Complete Kit Reviews (6)
Every Customer can leave a review about our service and the product that was purchased. In order to leave your review for your new product, please follow the link in the email you receive after completing your purchase. You can rate appearance, ease of installation, price/value and product quality.Customers' rating: 5 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYGreat Product, Would Highly Recommend| Posted by John V. | 2012 Chevy Colorado (Alton, IL)
This product did exactly what it said. I had it installed in 15 minutes after watching the video on their site. Worked perfectly. Would recommend it to anyone looking to wire their trailer.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYOne Needs to Ask a Second Level of Quest| Posted by Joe L. | 2013 Chevy Equinox (Webster, NY)
I ordered a Draw-Tite brand hitch but was informed when it never showed that they were out of stock. This firm replaced it with a Hidden Hitch brand of the same fit and function. Quite frankly, it is a dead ringer for the former. I did ask if it came with a ball mount but was told no. Guess what, it comes with a ball mount and a receiver plug. It is a fine product, so all is well that ends well.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYForged Ball Moun| Posted by Kelvin M. | 2000 Chevy Blazer (Escondido, CA)
This was a very well constructed ball mount. It is a solid piece of metal extremely heavy. I was very pleased with the way it was made. If you are looking for a good ball mount to use with pulling a heavy travel trailer this is it.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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