In revising the “Haw Creek” website, I moved some RV content to a new page: Fifth Wheel Camping Trailers – Some History.
A fifth wheel trailer is a camper that is designed to be towed using a special hitch mounted in the bed of a pickup truck. In this arrangement, the trailer is attached over the truck’s rear axle and wheels, which then supports a significant portion of the trailer’s weight.
The phrase fifth wheel refers to the connection of the trailer to the hitch in the bed of the truck. –more–