Fifth Wheel Towing!
What’s The Best Setup?

by Kevin Watson

We recently made a video showing how to find out how much your RV weighs and how to use the CAT scales to determine how much your truck weighs and the pin weight of the RV.  We walked through how to use the CAT scale tickets to determine if your truck and RV are within the legal limits, then went a bit further, to show how to use that information to move weight around to maximize the payload of your truck and RV.

The feedback from that video was amazing, but it also sparked a lot of questions from our viewers!  The two questions we were most often asked were, “Where was the fifth wheel plate positioned in the bed?” and “Were the air bags inflated or deflated?”.  This made us question whether or not the position of the fifth wheel hitch, in relation to the rear axle, affected the weight of the truck and if the air bags really make a difference in the distribution of the weight on the truck!

We decided this follow-up video would be a great to answer those questions and more!  We were very surprised by the outcome of some of the tests and think you will be too! 

Items Mentioned In This Blog:

Upgrades and Accessories In Video!

Gen-Y Executive Pin Box
B&W Turnover Ball Hitch
B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch
Airlift 7500 AirBags
Viair 200Psi Onboard Air System
UWS Under Tonneau Tool Box
BAKFlip MX4 Bed cover
Maxxhaul Wheel Chocks 


Tools Used In Video!

Dewalt 20V Max Driver Impact
 Dewalt 20V Max Battery
Craftsman 189 Piece Tool Set
Craftsman 1/2 Drive Torque Wrench
Craftsman 1/2 Drive Ratchet
Mechanix Gloves
WD-40 Silicon lube 


Videos Mentioned In This Blog:

How To Weigh You Truck And RV!


Install Your Own On Board Air System and Air Bags!


Why We Went With Our Gen-Y Pin Box!


Should You Get An F350 or an F450?


Make Your Own Jack Pads! 

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