Fifth wheel Hitch cover

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rubysamm

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So once you get a fifth wheel hitch installed in your truck,  Does anyone cover it when not in use?  Do you remove it?  What is the norm or preferred?
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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I've rarely seem them covered and never did so when we had fivers.

I used to remove mine when I needed the space in the bed or if I did not plan to tow for several weeks, but its simply a matter of preference. Whether in or out of the truck, grease the hitch mechanism at least once a year.
 

2006F350

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Mines covered by a roll-up toneau when not towing. It also stays in the bed unless I've got something to haul.

Larry
 

joelmyer

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The only time mine has been removed was to put the bed liner in.  It's supposedly "easy" but it's also heavy.

I covered it once when I had to use it to haul trash when working away from home - at home we use a utility trailer an another vehicle for light duty hauling.  I used a canvas drop cloth and bungie cord (we were painting a house).

Joel
 
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