Thursday, September 21, 2023


Looking at the new CURT CrossWing fifth wheel hitch

At my shop, California RV Specialists, we are product distributors and carry a wide selection of CURT Manufacturing products including trailer hitches, ball mounts, safety chains, custom wiring, and hitch locks.

CURT Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of RV towing products, and their products are made with the highest quality materials and workmanship. They are also backed by a lifetime warranty.

CURT CrossWing fifth wheel hitch

Today, I’m checking out the brand-new CURT CrossWing™ fifth wheel hitch.

Boasting a remarkable 20,000-pound strength, the CrossWing sets itself apart from the competition by employing steel construction instead of aluminum, meticulously tested to meet the rigorous SAE J2638 standards. Remarkably, despite its robust capacity, the CrossWing remains an astonishing 65% lighter than traditional fifth wheel hitches, with its core weighing a mere 60 pounds.

Elevating the towing journey further is the incorporation of ShockDrop technology, a pioneering innovation that enhances comfort. The CrossWing is equipped with a cushioned isolator, engineered to mitigate jarring, jerking, vibrations, and rattling, culminating in a remarkably smooth and comfortable ride while towing.

Say goodbye to uncertainties during hookup, as the unique coupling system offers a visible contact surface, while the head channel guides the kingpin seamlessly into position. The result? No more guesswork and an effortless, streamlined hitching procedure.

Installing a fifth wheel hitch has never been this effortless. The CrossWing’s intelligent engineering and strategically positioned grip points make it a breeze for a single person to set up in the truck bed, conforming to industry-standard rails.

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Dustin Simpson
Dustin Simpson
I have worn many hats in the RV industry through the years. From an RV Technician, Warranty Administrator, Parts Administrator, Parts Manager, Service Manager and now Business Owner. I have even been deemed an RV Expert by the California court system, working on behalf of the customers, dealers, and manufacturers. My repair facility has been servicing customers at the same location since 2003. What sets us apart from the dealerships is we are here to fix and maintain what you have, and not sell you a new one. Whether you own a million-dollar unit or an entry level, my message to you will be the same, it needs to be maintained.


  1. “Shock Drop” sounds like a new 5th wheel application of Curt’s “Rocker Ball” for bumper tow. We have had a Rocker Ball for a couple years now and it is a great improvement in ride quality while towing. It is a shock absorber for the repetitive surges felt by the speed difference between tow vehicle and trailer as axles cross humps and bumps in the road at different times. While I don’t know this, my gut tells me there is also a lot less strain on the tow vehicle’s power train.

  2. So this looks like a modified goose neck hitch, as it uses safety chains that you have to climb into the bed to hook up. It definitely would be easier to line up than a goose neck hitch. I prefer the standard 5th wheel hitch.


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