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Old 05-13-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Which Hitch???

My hitch dilemma:

On order:
F450 with Hitch Prep package
DRV Elite Suite, 44ft, 24,000 lbs. loaded

My research has found that to fit into the Ford’s Hitch prep package or “pucks”, and not exceed the weight limits for the hitch, I am limited to:
a. Trailer Saver (Hensley) model TSLB ($3600),
b. PullRite E Series model 1400 ($1500) or,
c. Reese 25k unit models 30871 or 30862 ($1700)

My question to this esteemed group, is the air ride system worth it?

And if not, Reese or PullRite????
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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How often do plan on pulling? Only you can decide weather its worth it or not. That being said, I'd get the pullrite or Reese
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We'll be full timing & traveling the country until either we break down or the rig does. I'd bank on me breaking first.....
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:46 PM   #4
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I would go with the Reese, but I am biased... I would skip the air ride until you put some time on the rig. I added it to my 3500 /44' 5er setup "thinking" I would need it and really didn't. Money I didn't need to spend..
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I have a question

What pin box are you ordering or have on the ES?
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It comes with the Moreride
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:58 PM   #7
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I would get the air hitch. They are far better built than the hard hitches. Heavier steel and lot less bolts.
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With that pin box I would also recommend the air hitch...
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I think I would have them change the pin box, I have the Airbourne pin box and the Reese hitch, I like the Airbourne better because the airbag and shock are hidden and not sticking out in the open. I also have air ride on the truck .
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We have an older Teton. It has a hard pin and we have an air ride hitch. This setup is very smooth. No jerking. Teton just floats. I have read reports of air ride on pin and hitch worked well together. You will have a rather heavy pin. I would get the air hitch. They are really heavy duty and with that pin weight I would want it.
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Hitch and tailgate?

We are also looking for the "best" hitch but have another question. We are new to fifth wheel set ups. We have ordered a 2015 Ram 3500 drw. Do we need to get a special tailgate or can we use the one on the truck? We have ordered a Momentum 385TH - GVWR is 19,500
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We are also looking for the "best" hitch but have another question. We are new to fifth wheel set ups. We have ordered a 2015 Ram 3500 drw. Do we need to get a special tailgate or can we use the one on the truck? We have ordered a Momentum 385TH - GVWR is 19,500
You can use the standard tailgate; just don't forget to lower it before connecting or disconnecting the trailer. Or you could go with a V gate to prevent damage just in case you forget to lower the tailgate.

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Thanks Mike!
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I am in the same situation. I have f-350 and a 15000 5th wheel on order . After lots of research , I choose to go with the Trailersaver. The pin box is morryde. I feel this combo will give the best ride for my wife and trailer, the only downside is the higher cost. If I were to go with a straight hitch it would be Pullrite
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