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Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch Maintenance

  • B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitches are designed with extremely tight tolerances so that it has an optimum level of strength and your hitch ball will not rattle in the socket.  However, if you just leave it in the socket for an extended period of time it can become difficult to take in and out.

    What should you do?  Quick and easy maintenance. 

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    Maintenance for your 5th Wheel Hitch

  • Let’s jump right into what you need to do. Lubricate your hitch regularly. That’s all it takes. There are four areas to lubricate.

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    Lube Plates for Fifth Wheel RV's

  • What is it?

    A lube plate is a thin, small, plastic or nylon ring that slips over the king pin of a fifth wheel RV trailer.


    What does it do for me?


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    Yes, the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch Comes with a Ball


    Yes, the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch Comes with a Ball


    In a previous post, we discussed that you can purchase the RAM factory under-bed mounting system for $400 when you purchase a new RAM truck. This framework under the bed of your truck prepares you for gooseneck or fifth-wheel towing.

    But there’s a catch. If you want to tow with a gooseneck hitch, you have to buy the RAM factory gooseneck ball and safety chain kit, which will set you back another $250 or so.


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    Head-Leveling Kit Makes it Easier to Hook Up Companion and Patriot 16K Hitches

  • If you own any of our Companion™fifth-wheel trailer hitches or our Patriot 16K™ rail mounted fifth-wheel trailer hitch, you will notice that the head is capable of moving side to side and pivoting forward and backward.




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    Before You Take Your RV on the Road, Check Your Fifth-Wheel Hitch

  • A survey from Master Lock revealed that 71 percent of Americans admit to being “somewhat to not knowledgeable” about safe towing practices. Let’s ponder that for a second.

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    Pay Attention to Weight Distribution When You Load Your Trailer

  • In a previous post, we discussed the importance of getting your weight under control by learning the language of towing, especially those terms related to weight. Now it’s time to start putting some of that language to good use so you can load your trailer the right way.


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