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Convert-A-Hitch Makes For Easier Trailer Towing
Now you can convert your horse trailers, equipment trailers, camper and travel trailers to fifth-wheel towing in minutes. Converting bumper-hitch trailers to fifth-wheelers lets you haul heavier loads, improves safety and makes the trailer easier to handle, according to Convert-A-Hitch makers.
Three Convert-A-Hitch models are available for trailers with 5,000, 10,000 and 18,000 lbs. gross weight. Hitch prices start at about $800 for the lighter model, while the heaviest hitch is made to order and priced accordingly. An optional truck pivot is available for $130 and may be attached to the truck frame and extended through the truck floor, or simply attached to the pickup floor for lighter trailers.
The Convert-A-Hitch has a ball which fits into the normal trailer hitch socket. The hitch is then clamped to the trailer frame with U-bolts. lt can be attached to most trailers in a few minutes with no drilling or special fabrication, according to Ole Field, of F & W Econoheat, Belgrade, Mont., makers of the patented Convert-A-Hitch.
Field says converting to fifth-wheel operation improves trailer stability on the road, reduces tire wear on the trailer, and reduces trailer sway due to hitching in the center of the truck bed which is more stable than a rear hitch point.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, F & W Econoheat, 7 Andrea Drive, Belgrade, Mont., 59714 (ph 406 388-4911).

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