Some quality fifth-wheel hitches include those manufactured by the top three leading brands in the towing industry: CURT, Reese and Valley Industries, based on a comparative review at TheHitchStore.com. The CURT Q-Series in particular sets the standard in terms of durability, performance and versatility, as stated on CURTMFG.com.
The review featured at TheHitchStore.com used several categories, which include warranty, finish, factory phone support and weight capacity, to rank fifth-wheel hitches from top makers CURT, Reese and Valley. As of 2015, these brands comply and even surpass the latest industry specifications, states TheHitchStore.com.
In terms of overall fit and finish, CURT delivers a highly durable finish with its carbide black powder coating. Reese and Valley fifth-wheel hitches, meanwhile, are designed using the traditional black powder coat finish. CURT earned the highest overall rating with a perfect five out of five stars, followed by Reese with three stars and Valley with two and a half stars.
As of 2015, CURT fifth-wheel hitches are the only commercially available products in the relevant category that are equipped with a three-point indicator system for rear view and visibility purposes. Both CURT and Reese hitches also enable users to secure the fifth-wheel arm in the coupled position.
Some fifth-wheel hitches offered by CURT include the Q20 with Ford original equipment manufacture, or OEM, legs, Q20 with RAM OEM legs and Q20 with rails. Fifth-wheel hitches from Reese include the R16 and R20 models.