Sidewinder kingpin vs standard (OEM) kingpin
When I bought our 5ver, due the PU having a short bed, we had a Sidewinder kingpin installed to assure cab/trailer clearance. I now have a PU with a longer bed so cab/trailer clearance is not an issue. To those who may have used both the standard and a Sidewinder kingpin, what are pro/cons of removing the Sidewinder and putting on the original 5th wheels kingpin? Is there a difference in connecting the two, is there a difference while backing up, do they tow differently (chucking, ability to use a plastic plate between the kingpin and receiver, etc)? Certainly there would be a difference in the maintenance of the two kingpins. I've heard a "standard" kingpin is easier to connect to the PU, bbut since I've only used the Sidewinder I do not know how much easier t would be. Looking forward to your thoughts.