CA Valley Industries has introduced a new
Under-Bed 5th Wheel Hitch System™ that allows pickup trucks
to be quickly outfitted for towing or cargo carrying by eliminating
the use of in-bed base rails.
The Under-Bed System allows the 5th Wheel Hitch
to mount directly to cross tubes, which are attached under the
bed to the vehicle frame with scissor clamps, and secure the hitch
to the mounting brackets above. This assembly makes the hitch
easily removable for full use of the pickup bed.
“If you use your truck to tow and to haul,
the Under-Bed System is ideal for you,” said Bryan Fletcher,
president, Valley Industries. “The hitch can be easily installed
and removed, depending upon the task at hand. We offer truck owners
maximum utility from their vehicles.”
Valley offers a single (part #70650 - rated for
15,000 lbs.) and double (part#70660 rated for 16,000 lbs.)
pivot 5th Wheel Hitch for use with the Under-Bed System. Both
feature a one-piece jaw for easy hooking and uncoupling of the
trailer. The jaw also serves to eliminate annoying rattling noise
by wrapping around and securely capturing the kingpin. Each hitch
also utilizes a pop-out indicator to provide visual confirmation
that the kingpin is in the proper hook-up position. A positive
latch system with dual locking devices and a removable handle
are employed as enhanced safety measures.
The dual-pivot hitch makes additional use of high-impact
rubber bumpers to cushion the pivot movement and a 4º angular
pivot to provide tighter control of the tilt and help prevent
truck bed damage.
Valley’s Under-Bed mounting bracket system
is currently available for 1999-2002 Ford Super Duty trucks (part#70600),
1994-2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500s (part# 70601) and 1999-2002
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups (part#70602). The Under-Bed
System prevents the 5th Wheel Hitch from touching the bed of your
pickup and can be used in conjunction with bedliners.
Each Valley 5th Wheel Hitch and Under-Bed mounting
bracket system is powdercoated with polyester paint for superior
rust protection, and comes with a five-year limited warranty.
To find a dealer in your area, call 800.344.3112
or visit www.valleyindustries.com.