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Old 02-01-2014, 11:48 AM   #29
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Well, I made the plunge and bought a hitch and the RV. I thank everyone for the input. I bought a Reese R20, product # 30867. It is rated for 20,000 pounds. Here is an instructional link for those interested:

Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Reese Fifth Wheel RP30867

I also had installed a Reese Fifth Wheel Slider.

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:27 PM   #30
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Well, I made the plunge and bought a hitch and the RV. I thank everyone for the input. I bought a Reese R20, product # 30867. It is rated for 20,000 pounds. Here is an instructional link for those interested: Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Reese Fifth Wheel RP30867 I also had installed a Reese Fifth Wheel Slider. Here are pictures of them.
Be sure to give it a tug test when you hook up to it. It could save your pickup bed or prevent an accident.
Happy camping
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:08 AM   #31
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I am new to this forium and have a comment about the DEMCO-HiJACKER that is installed on my 2011 F250, 6.7.
I have been using it now for about a year, couple trips to Florida, etc. Have talked to their customer service dept several times. I am told to try adjusting this and that, but still have the same problems, which are jurking when stoping and going. I have a 2013 Heartland Big Country, approx 12000 lbs.
For what it's worth, I would not buy another hitch like this. I have the short bed and was told I needed this type of hitch, which moves the trailer away from the cab when turning. That part works well.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:30 AM   #32
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I am new to this forium and have a comment about the DEMCO-HiJACKER that is installed on my 2011 F250, 6.7. I have been using it now for about a year, couple trips to Florida, etc. Have talked to their customer service dept several times. I am told to try adjusting this and that, but still have the same problems, which are jurking when stoping and going. I have a 2013 Heartland Big Country, approx 12000 lbs. For what it's worth, I would not buy another hitch like this. I have the short bed and was told I needed this type of hitch, which moves the trailer away from the cab when turning. That part works well. Frank
I work in the oilfield , we have a mixed fleet of HD pickups. My company only uses B&W products for towing gear. Most are the Turnover Ball gooseneck hitches. We overload and beat this pickups pretty regular. We have never had a failure or issue with any of their products.
When it came time for me to purchase a fifth wheel set up it was a no brainer. I purchased the Turnover Ball gooseneck package with a Companion slider. No issues with my set up. I figured if B&W could take this oilfield abuse it was good enough for me.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:37 AM   #33
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Well, I made the plunge and bought a hitch and the RV. I thank everyone for the input. I bought a Reese R20, product # 30867. It is rated for 20,000 pounds. Here is an instructional link for those interested:

Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Reese Fifth Wheel RP30867

I also had installed a Reese Fifth Wheel Slider.

Here are pictures of them.

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I think you done well, that's a good looking hitch. I had great luck with my Reese for the past 8 years, though style was different than yours.
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I had a B&W Turnover ball and Companion in my Chevy and loved it. When I bought my Ford, I got the OEM Companion for the factory 5th wheel prep. Hitch goes in and comes out in under 2 minutes. I use my truck daily at work and a clean bed is mandatory for me. Between the 5th Airborne pin box, Ride Rite air bags, and B&W hitch, we get no bucking or chucking except on the very worst of bumps.
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Did you see a Dodge dealer about their factory options? I think they offer a 25k hitch which is very nice!
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