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Old 08-10-2015, 11:45 PM   #15
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My truck was never about the question. It about hitches. My trucks pull my trailer just fine without airbags. I would just like a little heavier duty hitch. Thanks
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:48 AM   #16
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Everyone here likes to help, and sometimes questions raise more questions.

If you want a heavier hitch for the same trailer, there's nothing wrong with that. But sometimes you don't need to spend the money, unless you just want to spend the money.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:36 AM   #17
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OP's question - I have a Pullright SuperGlide that I like very much.

Unsolicited comments - I pull a 14000lb 5er with a 2013 1T SRW, my rear drive axle has heaviest loaded tires. I could maybe go 15k, but wouldn't want to get near 18k without duallys. YMMV
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:57 AM   #18
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Not entire true schrod. There is also a little thing on the drivers door post, the federally mandated GVWR sticker, which cannot be altered. While there is no legally binding rules concerning towing overloaded except in BC common sense dictates a smart person would not knowingly exceed the limits the mfg certified the vehicle to.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:22 AM   #19
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To cut the OP a break, I looked up the 5er he lists on his page. Looks like it's only ~15klbs, so he's just looking for extra hitch capacity maybe as a result of poor Reese performance with his current hitch. Not sure if that's necessary if he goes with a B&W or a SuperGlide (my SG is 16k size and very comfortable with it on a 14k 5er). Still, 15k would be at the upper end of what I'd pull with my 1T SRW but it doesn't look like he's talking about actually loading up 5k onto his hitch.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:34 AM   #20
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Just so you know his F250 has the exact same brakes as a F350. Only difference is a 4 inch riser block instead of 2 inch and one additional leaf spring. Air bags on the F250 takes care of that difference. Rear axle is exactly the same. Tranny exactly the same. These may be things Ram owners are not aware of....................

This is exactly right. The only physical differences between the 250 and the SRW 350 are the taller blocks and a single rear upper overload spring. However, if the 250 has the camper package, then both those items are on it as well. As to the sticker on the door, it's a factory de-rate from Ford to fill the class 2 truck market. Common sense dictates that if the trucks are physically identical and the sticker is a fabricated number, then it is meaningless.

To the OP, do you have the factory prep? If not, it can be added then you can run the Reese Elite which is a great hitch. I've run the 18k version for my last RV and now have the 25k version. The BW has a great fan base and although I have no personal experience, that many owners can't be wrong! Either are a good choice if you are looking to upgrade and keep a nice flat bed floor...
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Not entire true schrod. There is also a little thing on the drivers door post, the federally mandated GVWR sticker, which cannot be altered. While there is no legally binding rules concerning towing overloaded except in BC common sense dictates a smart person would not knowingly exceed the limits the mfg certified the vehicle to.
That door pillar sticker means just as much as the EPA rules stating about altering engines to make more power but we have all these after market companies selling and diesel owners buying programmers, chips, etc. which end up polluting the air we breathe. Now I ask, do you have one of these on your TV?
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I may have got this off topic, my bad, sorry. I use a B&W Companion OEM made for the RAM Factory installed towing system. Part # RVK3600. This hitch is more than what I will ever need. One of the reasons I decided on this hitch was it was over rated for what I would use it for. I am extremely happy with the hitch. It takes about 5 min to install or remove the hitch. If you look at the B&W videos, you can learn a lot more then I can tell you here.
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I may have got this off topic, my bad, sorry. I use a B&W Companion OEM made for the RAM Factory installed towing system. Part # RVK3600. This hitch is more than what I will ever need. One of the reasons I decided on this hitch was it was over rated for what I would use it for. I am extremely happy with the hitch. It takes about 5 min to install or remove the hitch. If you look at the B&W videos, you can learn a lot more then I can tell you here.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:48 PM   #24
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A lot of good hitches suggested above. My only suggestion is if you require a slider than Pullrite FTW. I have a manual slider, and although a great hitch, stopping to pull a handle is annoying. If I replace it will be without a doubt a Pullrite.
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My only suggestion is if you think you want a bigger unit down the road, get the hitch to fill that need now. It won't hurt to have too big a hitch. Just like it won't hurt to have to big a truck. Just saying.
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My B&W 3600 hitch is rated at 25,000 lbs, with a 6,250 max pin weight. More than I will ever need.
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Lol, I never would have dreamed a question like the one I asked would get this much input. I thank u all for the input, all good stuff.
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[QUOTE=Dasmoeturhead;2695235]My B&W 3600 hitch is rated at 25,000 lbs, with a 6,250 max pin weight. More than I will ever need.[/QUOTE
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