When you hitch your wagon to a star, what kind of hitch do you use?
A fifth-wheel camper does not attach to a truck the same way a travel trailer does. It is called a fifth-wheel, because it has a fifth wheel...from wikipedia: Some recreational vehicles use a fifth wheel configuration, requiring the coupling to be installed in the bed of a pickup truck as a towing vehicle. The coupling consists of a coupling pin (or king pin) on the front of the semi-trailer, and a horseshoe-shaped coupling device called a fifth wheel on the rear of the towing vehicle.
Our Dodge Ram 3500 has a mega cab. This is so the kids have ample space in the cab as we drive along the highways and byways of America. This longer cab makes for a shorter bed. A shorter bed allows for less room when the big ole fifth wheel is turning...the camper may hit the cab. Which would be a bad, bad thing.
So, the search has been on to locate the best hitch for our needs. Of course, the fancier, the pricier. Steve's research and comparison skills have been put to the test on this subject. He'll fill you in on what he has found.