Never had a towable or fifth wheel before so it may be normal, but when I lower my 5.0ta onto the hitch I hear some creaking and cracking type sounds from the trailer in the front frame area. This is when the weight transfers from the front leveling legs to the truck. No appearance of any issues so I guess this is normal but thought Iíd ask if others hear the same thing when hitching up.
What brand hitch are you using? We have an Andersen and once in a while Iíll get a clunk as the ball slips in. Thatís about it. I have heard a lot of other fifth wheel hitches groan and creak when backing in or making tight turns although these have always been much larger trailers. I thought it was the norm as no one seemed to worry about it.
Anderson ultimate hitch. Iím certain itís not the hitch and comes from the trailer. It almost sounds like walking on a creaky wooden step as the trailer pin box area takes the weight of the the front of the trailer. Sounds like it may be normal.