All About Towing

RV Towing Terms

Many of the definitions below are not standardized throughout the towing products industry. For the definition of those terms we have tried to choose the definition most generally in use. Glossary of RV Towing Terms Ball mount — the part of the hitch system that supports the hitch ball and connects it to the tow …

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Fifth Wheel Towing

Fifth wheel towing starts with a quote 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 kingpin, a 2-or-3 1⁄2-inch (50.8 or 88.9 mm) diameter steel pin on the front of the fifth wheel trailer, and a horseshoe-shaped coupling device called a fifth …

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