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Which fifth wheel hitch are you using?

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Which fifth wheel hitch are you guys using in the factory OEM mounts?  I picked up a 20k lb B&W to fit the puck mount system in my new truck. The hitch was only used a couple times and I got a great price for it compared to paying new, about $600 less than a new one in Canada. I was only able to get one arm latched on either side for the ride home, adjusted them when I got home and had a nice warm garage to do it in. Now I just need to sell my above bed rail mount hitch. 

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New to 5th wheel towing. Is the sliding hitch a necessity with a 6 1/2' bed as some say, or will a stationary hitch work OK? Thx.

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I had a 6 3/4’ bed and used my reese revolution pin box in the unlocked and locked position, unlocked it wasn’t even close to the cab at 90 degrees. With it locked it was uncomfortably close to the cab at 90 degrees. The only time I was ever at 90 degrees is when I checked to see how close it would be to the cab. I now have a long box(I wanted it for the larger fuel tank) so it won’t be an issue. To answer your question I never needed a sliding hitch but I’m sure others have.  

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I don't have a slider and have been in a few tight spots and haven't needed it.  Just watch your RV/cab clearance and you'll be fine without.

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I just ordered my 20K B & W..

 

I have a 20K ( 4400) Pullrite Superglide that was purchased new in March of 2018 that I will now start to try and sell...

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Good luck selling yours, I haven’t had any luck selling my 16k B&W hitch yet. 

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I like the jaws of a Pullrite better than the B&W, although I;ve never heard of a failure from either of them.

 

Plus, the plate is very easy to separate from the base when lifting that heavy steel out of the bed. Not sure about the B&W, never owned one.

 

 

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I finally sold my 16k. lb hitch.  It worked great and the head easily removed as well making it easier to move around in two pieces. I feel like the base on my new to me 20K lb puck  mount B&W hitch is lighter, but the head is much heavier and you have a pin on each side that needs to be removed to take the head off versus just lifting the handles and removing the head on the smaller   hitch.  Still have at least a couple months before I get to try pulling with the new truck

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Pretty happy with the new hitch, no issue connecting or disconnecting from the trailer. Also no chucking or unwanted noises. 

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Anyone have direct experience with the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection?  I've heard good things about them but wanted to talk to someone with direct experience.

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