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EricCO

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Posted: 06/20/22 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure this has been asked but I could not find with a search.

Want to put a fifth wheel hitch in bed that is easy to remove so I can drop truck camper in it when we want to use truck camper. Looks like the mounting rails are bolted to bed so that probably doesn't seem too easy to remove without wrenching on it.

Anything like what I'm needing exist out there?


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Posted: 06/20/22 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are two-part hitches where the hitch head and cradle separate to make them lighter. Anderson fifth wheel hitches are lighter but some people feel they are not up to the task.

If your truck has pucks or a gooseneck to mount a hitch, you have almost a flat surface and not much to push up on the under side of the camper. If you have to install rails, you will need to build up the bed surface to those rails before loading the camper.


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Posted: 06/20/22 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pullrite with under bed mount system.

(1) Remove hitch.

(2) Remove 4 mount pins.


Clear bed.



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Posted: 06/20/22 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

B&W makes a removable hitch. My bed has one from the previous owner. It all comes out, but they aren’t light.

I use a rubber mat over the hole.


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Get an under mount gooseneck hitch and then either an Anderson or b&w companion fifth wheel for it. The b&w isn’t light weight but is a superior hitch.


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I just put down some 2X4's and put the TC down on them..Cleared the FW rails perfectly never slipping..


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If I had to do it all over again I would go under-mount gooseneck for sure. No bed to create for the camper, which also adds height.

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We had truck camper and 5th wheel with bolted down mounting rails. I added Plywood between the rails.
Used chain host to remove Air Hitch (250lbs)


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Posted: 06/20/22 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we had our 5th wheel, we were going to purchase a nice B&W hitch. When we discovered how heavy and awkward they were to move we compromised. Not fond of the Anderson for various reasons, so we purchased a hitch similar to this. It's a two piece hitch that disassembles easily by just pulling a couple pins. The top and bottom assemblies each weigh about 40-45 lbs. each. Very manageable.

To clear the mounting rails with your truck camper, you may consider using 1 or 2 sheets of plywood with portions cut-out to clear an opening for the mounting rails.

* This post was edited 06/20/22 03:54pm by otrfun *

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Reese Elite series is another. I used one for years, a rubber bed mat gave enough additional height to clear the pucks.


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