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Old 04-06-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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I'm needing advice on a new hitch for my 5th wheel. I have a 2014 Ford F350 long bed but not a dually. I'm towing a 35 foot Excel triple slide. The truck came with a BW gooseneck set up. I'm looking at the BW companion hitch that will fit into the set up already.

My question is do I look at the Companion BW slider hitch or the standard Companion hitch?

Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:29 AM   #2
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Hello:

I'm needing advice on a new hitch for my 5th wheel. I have a 2014 Ford F350 long bed but not a dually. I'm towing a 35 foot Excel triple slide. The truck came with a BW gooseneck set up. I'm looking at the BW companion hitch that will fit into the set up already.

My question is do I look at the Companion BW slider hitch or the standard Companion hitch?

Thanks!
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I'd guess you would not need a slider. Just the standard hitch would probably be less noisy and do what ever you'd want. The Excel trailers have a pretty flat front cap, but with a long bed you still should have no trouble turning with a non-slider hitch.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:54 PM   #3
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The standard hitch will work just fine. No slider needed.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:26 PM   #4
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I have the same set up in my '12 F250 long bed. No slider needed, just get the standard Companion hitch. Very happy with mine.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:55 PM   #5
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IMHO you have three options on a hitch . the B&W companion is a good choice there is also the Andersen ball hitch that i know several that really like it because of the light weight. the newest to me is the pullrite super lite and it to is very light if you need to remove the hitch.
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Have used the Companion for the last 9 years on Ford longbeds. Works fine without a slider--easy to remove and store.
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