Originally Posted by Bob Miller
Thanks for the comments....
But I was wondering, exactly who is confused by the different names?
When someone sez 5th wheel RV to me I don't stop to think about correct terminology or how the trailer is actually connected to the TV. I, like most others just think about a trailer connected to something in the bed rather than the A$$ end of the TV.
I was, for starters. I thought I was buying a fifth wheel. Luckily the owner corrected me on that before I got it. Then I thought HE was the one that rigged it. Then I found out it was factory.
Nobody I know considers a fifth wheel to be "a trailer connected to something in the bed". It's a fifth wheel, or a gooseneck...or a scamp.
This is a fifth wheel:
Which means you need a hitch like this:
This is a gooseneck:
Which means you need a hitch like this (sorry, just took it out in the dark):
This is scamps goofy proprietary setup:
I don't have a picture of the hitch, since I told him to scrap it. He had a receiver hitch adapter for it that I used to get it home, and I didn't want to haul the scamp hitch home.
This is what you end up with when you have a fifth wheel and try to get a "fifth wheel" scamp:
If you can't look at the pictures and see how it's confusing...I guess I can't help.