Originally Posted by saddlesore
What the commercial car haulers have is a 5th wheel mounted on a "stinger steer" setup at the rear of the truck frame, it is mounted very low to the ground so would look like a bumper hitch unless you looked very closely at it.
This is what I found as the definition of "stinger steer"
"Stinger-steered" in relation to a combination of vehicles means that the coupling device on the power unit is located back of the tread of the tires of the last axle. [2001 c.574 §2]
If that's the case, would it not handle the same as a rear mounted trailer hitch?