The trailer connects to the fifth wheel hitch via a downward-facing pin -- called a king pin-- along with a plate that rests on top of the fifth wheel hitch plate. The king pin locks into position so it is secure within the hitch but can pivot to accommodate turns.
A bumper pull hitch uses a traditional ball and hitch system to tow. There are two types of bumper pull hitches: Fixed-drawbar and receiver. Receiver hitches mount to the rear of a vehicle, and a ball mount can fit inside to secure the trailer to the towing vehicle.
Front Mount Hitches Adding more functionality to your vehicle is easy with a front receiver hitch. They are perfect for attaching accessories such as a cargo carrier, winch mount or snow plow. CURT front hitches are made vehicle-specific and finished for industry-leading rust resistance.
Unlike regular hitches that extend from the back of the towing vehicle, gooseneck hitches, and the closely-related fifth wheel hitches, are anchored through the bed of a pickup truck. Gooseneck hitches use a hitch ball to lock into place, while fifth wheel hitches use a wheel-shaped plate to accomplish the connection.
Having too much tongue weight in relation to gross trailer weight can cause the hitch of the trailer -- and the rear axle of the tow vehicle -- to dive, meaning the front of the trailer will head toward the ground, bringing the front of the towing vehicle off of the ground.