Hitch Types Quiz

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Hitch Types Quiz
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There are several types of hitches, including gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches. Test your knowledge on hitch types with this quiz at HowStuffWorks.
Which type of towing hitch is best to use when there is too much tongue weight in relation to gross trailer weight?
Gooseneck hitch
Fifth wheel hitch
Weight distribution system
Weight distribution systems help ensure that there is an even proportion between the tongue weight of a vehicle in relation to the gross trailer weight of the vehicle. How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work
RV hitch

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Which type of towing hitch requires that a plate be installed in the bed of the truck?
Gooseneck hitch
RV hitch
Fifth wheel hitch
A fifth wheel hitch requires that a plate be installed in the bed of the truck. How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work
RV hitch

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Which type of towing hitch requires that a hitch ball be installed in the bed of the truck?
Gooseneck hitch
A gooseneck hitch requires that a hitch ball be installed in the bed of the truck. How Gooseneck Hitches Work
Weight distribution system
Fifth wheel hitch
RV hitch

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Which type of towing hitch is commonly used for purposes other than towing a trailer or camper?
Gooseneck hitch
Fifth wheel hitch
Weight distribution system
Front-mount receiver
A front-mount receiver is commonly used for other purposes, such as carrying bikes and other equipment (like fishing gear, cooking grills, etc.) How Front-mount Receivers Work

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Gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches are both types of what?
Front mount receivers
RV hitches
There are several types of RV hitches. For example, gooseneck hitches and fifth wheel hitches are examples of RV hitches. How Gooseneck Hitches Work
Hitch accessories
Front-mount receiver

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Which hitch’s installation generally requires a hole to be drilled in the center of the truck bed?
Weight distribution system
Gooseneck hitch
Gooseneck hitch installation generally required a hole to be drilled in the center of the truck bed. How Gooseneck Hitches Work
Fifth wheel hitch
Front-mount receiver

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Which hitch requires the installation of a rail kit in the bed of the truck?
Weight distribution system
Gooseneck hitch
Fifth wheel hitch
Fifth wheel hitches require the installation of a rail kit in the bed of the truck. How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work
Front-mount receiver

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Which type of hitch generally falls into two categories -- those that attach to the rear of the tow vehicle and those that attach to the bed of a pickup truck?
Front-mount receiver
Gooseneck hitch
Weight distribution system
RV hitch
RV hitches generally fall into two categories--some attach to the rear of the tow vehicle while others attach to the bed of a pickup truck. How RV Hitches Work

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Which type of hitch is sometimes used for parking trailers with great precision?
Front-mount receiver
Front-mount receivers are sometimes used for parking trailers with great precision. How Front-mount Receivers Work
Gooseneck hitch
RV hitch
Weight distribution system

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Which hitch comes with either round or trunnion spring bars?
Front-mount receiver
Gooseneck hitch
Fifth wheel hitch
Weight distribution system
Weight distribution systems come with either round or trunnion spring bars. How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work

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