Originally Posted by honda03842
What is the relationship between 5th wheel length/weight to tow vehicle wheel base?
Hi honda03842... The 5th. wheel hitch is best located over the rear axle
and or an inch or 2 ahead of it. The Honda Ridgeline for instance doesn't have enough wheelbase to put the hitch there.
Also the pin weight
is usually a much higher %(15-25) of trailer wt. than a regular trailer %(10).
When I weighed our rig last the pin weight
was 780 lbs. If you put that much wt. on the truck, to far behind the rear axle
, it would lift the front wheels off the pavement. The axle
wt. of the trailer was 2860 lbs for a total wt. of 3640 lbs.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie