Originally Posted by duchie
Thanks for everyones help on type of hitch.
New question--have 6.5 bed. Some hitch dealers say to mount hitch directly over center line of axle. Had other and expereinced hitch people tell me with 6.5 or shorter beds they mount hitch 3 inches behind the center line of axle which increases turn and in 20 years have never had a problem or a customer complaint ??????????
Help will be much appreciated
duckie - not knowing what manufacturers hitch you have, but I have a Husky 16K S 5th Wheel Hitch and the manufacturers manual states in the Installation Instructions portion of it the following " IMPORTANT: The ideal centerline location of the 5th Wheel Hitch should be positioned between 1" and 3" forward of the Center of the Rear Axle once installed in the base rails."
I am with the other posters here who say never install one behind the CL of the axle.
I would read the manufacturers manual before drilling any holes - this is just too important not to do right.