I’ve seen many suggestions for storing and moving a fifth-wheel hitch, so I thought I’d share mine. I designed a stand for the hitch that is the same height as the pickup’s tailgate. I used scrap 2x4s and locking casters for its construction.
I put the stand against the tailgate, lock the casters, lay two 2 X 3s (long enough to span from the mounting rail to the stand) in the bed of the truck, lift off the hitch and slide it to the mobile stand on the 2 X 3s.
The hitch can be stored under the overhang of the trailer, or easily moved someplace else.
Bridgeton, New Jersey