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Old 07-29-2007, 05:24 AM   #1
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We are preparing to set up our new 1 ton pick up for fiver hauling. We have not chosen our Fiver yet but do know the weight range we are shopping. I want to be able to have a clean flat bed when the fiver hitch is out. I see that Pullrite has rails that can be removed with ease. There may be others that I am not aware of. Question: Are the rails generally interchangeable? ie..can I mount a Reese hitch to Pullrite rails for instance.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:24 AM   #2
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We are preparing to set up our new 1 ton pick up for fiver hauling. We have not chosen our Fiver yet but do know the weight range we are shopping. I want to be able to have a clean flat bed when the fiver hitch is out. I see that Pullrite has rails that can be removed with ease. There may be others that I am not aware of. Question: Are the rails generally interchangeable? ie..can I mount a Reese hitch to Pullrite rails for instance.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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Just to make you aware of all your options, many of us use the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch with their Companion RV 5th wheel hitch. These are rated 30K gooseneck, 18K 5th wheel and leave a clean bed floor when neither is in use. More info HERE.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
...18K 5th wheel and leave a clean bed floor when neither is in use. More info HERE.

Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks Rusty, We are now looking into this option. I appreciate your suggestion.
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Also insure that you know the weight ranges for the trailers you are leaning towards. I had a brand new 16K hitch and ended up with a trailer with a GVWR of 16.5K. Only 500 #'s but I wasn't comfortable so I went out and bought a 20K.

Back to your question. Reese has a hitch that mounts under the bed. when the hitch is removed from the bed, there are nothing at all in the way. See here for the hitch. Click here to see the rail system.

This is another option for you.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K-Star:
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...Only 500 #'s but I wasn't comfortable so I went out and bought a 20K.
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This is another option for you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
John & Joyce;
Thank you. I had already decided that I wanted a 18-20K lb fifth wheel. I too like some margin of saftey. All the fivers we have on the short list are in the 16K lb range. I just like the "no drill" that the Pullrite rails offer. They appatrntly use the existing bed mounting bolt positions.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bruce 'n Pat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
...18K 5th wheel and leave a clean bed floor when neither is in use. More info HERE.

Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks Rusty, We are now looking into this option. I appreciate your suggestion.
Bruce (Pat is quilting) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup! this is the way to go. I really like the way the whole package looks. Got it on order. Thanks for pointing us in the "right" direction.
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