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Old 08-14-2015, 08:16 AM   #29
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Just asking? Been looking at a F250 and Ford offers a 5th wheel hitch. I have never seen any comments on it?
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:08 PM   #30
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You may want to see who builds the Ford hitch before you buy it. Going direct to that manufacturer or their sellers would save you a lot of money.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:42 PM   #31
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The Ford factory hitch is a re-labeled Reese Elite. It is indeed cheaper to buy the Reese from an online vendor than to order through a dealer. The factory prep is also Reese Elite but that one is better to get from the factory as installation takes place as they are building your truck. So, it's basically a free install...
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:41 PM   #32
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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
I replaced my 16K Reese with Andersen Ultimate and couldn't be happier with a hitch.
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:52 PM   #33
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Reese standard hitch attached to a F250 long bed.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:02 PM   #34
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I think you may need to step up the truck also. 18 to 20K for a F250? that don't sound right, but it may just be me. I use B&W
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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....................
But the f350 has 2 more tires that's where it gets its extra capicity
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I was talking SRW not DRW. F250 or F350 SRW uses exact same parts.
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And that's why there ratings are only a couple hundred pounds apart. Been keeping up with trucks. There's no real advantage with going with a one ton srw over a 3/4 ton due to that fact. If you want a significant improvement you have to go dually. I've been looking at the new srw and possibly going that rout for a replacement truck, but a dually is no wider than your camper mirrors. I can park my crew cab dually in a standard parking space with people on either side of me and still get out. If your argument for not getting one is its too big, its a losing argument. I know I got off topic but I just wanted real world dd experience out there. Now back to the ops original question, get as big a hitch as you want. I'm looking at a 15k gross 5ver and I'll have a 21k hitch. More will never hurt anything. As for the truck debates, as long as your within your trucks factory limits, have at it. Just my input. Take it or leave it.
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1960c182... glad to hear you mention the Anderson hitch... I really like it... does it void the camper warranty though
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:33 PM   #38
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1960c182... glad to hear you mention the Anderson hitch... I really like it... does it void the camper warranty though
Its not a "gooseneck" hitch so that's a moot point.Andersen connects to your RV in the same area the regular 5er hitch does,just attachs to TV using the ball but you can get a rail version.It even gave me some more side bed clearance in a 90D turn to the pinbox end.
As to voiding warranty,I drove my Jayco off the lot using a gooseneck adapter the dealer installed and wasn't discussed at all when near the end of the 2 year warranty a slide motor got replaced.It would still be there too if the newr beds weren't taller,I couldn't see the ball.
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Love my Andersen as well.

Never pulled with anything else so I can't compare it to anything else though.

Rated at 24k though!!
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Thanks Guys for the responses... I just got my B&W turnover ball hitch installed... Gonna be getting an Anderson hitch when I get a 5er, probably in the spring....
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Thanks Guys for the responses... I just got my B&W turnover ball hitch installed... Gonna be getting an Anderson hitch when I get a 5er, probably in the spring....
That's great, I think you will love it.

I just looked at their site and it looks like they now have an aluminum version as well. Same design but even lighter weight. Though unless you really need to save the lbs I am not sure it is worth the extra $$$ as even the original is much lighter then most standard hitches.
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That's great, I think you will love it.

I just looked at their site and it looks like they now have an aluminum version as well. Same design but even lighter weight. Though unless you really need to save the lbs I am not sure it is worth the extra $$$ as even the original is much lighter then most standard hitches.
I got the aluminum one and as you age,the difference in weight will be appreciated everytime you take out or put back in.Its like 32lbs or so.
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