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Old 08-12-2018, 06:47 PM   #15
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Do you guys cover your hitch? I do not have a trifold bed cover


I have the Access Roll up Toolbox edition cover. Iíve had no problems with it and would buy it again. Being vinyl, itís not as secure as a hard cover. You will also lose about an inch of clearance between the bed rails and fifth wheel. Some covers will block your vision when they flip up. This isnít a problem with a roll up cover.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:45 PM   #16
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Do you guys cover your hitch? I do not have a trifold bed cover
I have a bed cover and still cover my hitch.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #17
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Have used the Retrax cover on last 3 450s--it is covered when not in use by the bed cover, but not itself covered. These are made to withstand the elements, but will look nicer longer if covered when not in use. At 75, I can still remove the two parts and set them out, not sure how much longer tho...I also think propane has gotten heavier over the last 10 years.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:11 AM   #18
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I have the bw turnover ball style, and no, I dont need to remove it... I could if I had to, but I donít m, so I wonít.

Not that itís difficult but you do have to recall the torque numbers on the drawdown plate when you reinstall , so eh... Iíll use my other truck for hauling or a trailer leaving my hitch in place

It does break into two pieces but they are heavy

What I really wish I had was a trailer saver, but dang at that price tag ...
trailer saver is worth every sent of the price. i had a hard time swallowing the price. now i wish i had bought one 10 years ago
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:49 AM   #19
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I got a really good deal on an used tri fold soft cover yesterday. I installed it and it looks good. One question though, is it normal to have a little "flapping" going on? It doesn't seem excessive but not sure if I need to tighten it up or if I need to realign it a little bit. Thanks
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The bed cover should not flap at all, otherwise it will prematurely wear out/crack.
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Went to my local truck store to get a spray in bedliner for my Ram 2500, decided to replace my Pro Series 16k hitch with the B&W while I was there... I was kind of sold on the Andersen ultimate hitch because of the weight and ease of removing, but owner told me I would not regret buying the B&W. Hope heís right!
Of course you won't regret it because it's good for the dealer at over twice the cost, LOL. Great hitch, no doubt! I was set on the B&W Companion Slider as I have a short bed, then saw and learned about the Andersen, and bought it! My main reason? Andersen is 35#'s verses B&W at 270#'s! I have a bad back and wouldn't be able to handle the B&W alone and installing or removing the Andersen is a breeze, not to mention easy to store anywhere!


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As someone that owns both hitches, I think you made the right choice. The only thing the Andersen has going for it is light weight. My B&W is the puck mount, which other than lifting is much easier to install and remove. With the Andersen, you have to climb in the bed with the trailer attached to torque it down, with the B&W just drop in place, turn 4 lock arms and insert safety pins. No tools required provided you can lift it yourself, which is how I do it.
Say whaaaat? lol I've never done that! Drop it on the ball, square up the hitch in the bed and torque 3 bolts.





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I have the bw turnover ball style, and no, I dont need to remove it... I could if I had to, but I donít m, so I wonít.

Not that itís difficult but you do have to recall the torque numbers on the drawdown plate when you reinstall , so eh... Iíll use my other truck for hauling or a trailer leaving my hitch in place

It does break into two pieces but they are heavy

What I really wish I had was a trailer saver, but dang at that price tag ...
For someone like me who is memory challenged I actually can remember the 50-60# torque numbers.
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Do you guys cover your hitch? I do not have a trifold bed cover
I have the extang solid fold 2.0 on my F-350 with the Companion. No issues.
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