When towing your camper or boat, make sure your vehicle is in proper condition to do so though. If you are not sure what condition your vehicle is in, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. Conventional towing is meant to mean bumper pull with a frame mounted hitch. This is common for most beginning campers as its the best way to start getting into camping.
Fifth wheel towing will be a mounted directly in the bed of your truck. This will provide a larger towing capacity as it provides more weight distribution over your rear wheels and suspension. You’ll start seeing this in your 3/4 ton and 1 ton pickups. 5th wheel towing will also provide you the best ride comfort going down the roads and easier up/down hills. The 5th wheel hitches will utilize a kingpin and pin receiver and you’ll find a wide variety of different receivers.
Goose neck towing is generally going to be meant for towing horse trailers and the actual hitch its self will be a ball and coupler. This mount will still be in the center of the bed between the wheel wells to help distribute the weight of the trailer. This and the 5th wheel will generally be similar on towing capacity documents for the vehicle you own or shopping for.
Maintaining your vehicle
The one thing that makes the biggest difference is how it rides down the ride. Taking on every bump and head wind can all be impacted with your shocks of your vehicle. You will want to check the condition of each tire. This will help to ensure an efficient drive when you travel. If you notice an issue with the tires, make sure to contact us. We can inspect each tire for you. Bringing the vehicle in for a quick inspection before you tow something can help save you problems in the long run. We can make sure that your vehicle is up to the task of when you tow your camper or boat when you travel this summer.