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Old 04-10-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Gentlemen,

I am continuing my research for my future purchases (truck and 5er). I would like a hitch that is not ridiculously expensive and can easily be removed from the bed for hauling plywood etc. Most important however is that I can trust it. Recommendations please.

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Old 04-10-2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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Gentlemen,

I am continuing my research for my future purchases (truck and 5er). I would like a hitch that is not ridiculously expensive and can easily be removed from the bed for hauling plywood etc. Most important however is that I can trust it. Recommendations please.

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Old 04-10-2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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I have personal experience with these hitches...four pins and it's gone,leaving just two rails in bed.

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Old 04-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #4
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Husky hitches mount the same as Reese hitches.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
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Easily meaning what? Most are held in with the 4 pins. ALL will be very heavy to lift. The fancier they are, the heavier they get. I have the Husky swivel, 16K. I take it out in two peices. Makes it lighter.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:38 PM   #6
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"Most important however is that I can trust it."
Get an RBW Li'll Rocker. The latching mechanism is nearly foolproof, you know when it is locked. They are also reasonably priced. Comes out in two pieces and leaves the rails, which are common sized to reese and husky.
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I also have a Signature series... 18K capacity... and yes it is heavy.
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #8
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The Reese comes out in two pieces as well...
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I have an 18K hidden hitch. It too has the four pins to remove it. I can remove it in one piece, but it is kind of heavy, or I can take it out in two pieces. It has a very secure locking mechanism that you can easily see is locked and is almost impossible to come unlocked with the safety latch in place.
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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I have a Reese on the truck & trailer on my signature. Have OVER 100,000 miles on it & never a lick of problem.
Having said that, if I was buying a new hitch it would be a Pullman. I really like their positive latching feature. JMHO.

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While not cheap, the PullRite hitches are very good quality. See my comments and pics at http://www.klenger.net/dodge/pullrite/index.html
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I have a B&W turnover ball goose hitch with the "Companion" 5er hitch that attaches to the same socket as the goose ball resides in.

They aren't particularly cheap, and it requires a socket and torque wrench to put the 5er hitch in, but it has really beefy looking jaws and is easy to see that they are around the pin.

The main advantage, though, is when the hitch is out there are no rails left behind.
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Just remember the name Valley they are the makers of Red Rider,Huskey also and Valley..I have seen a few of the 4way swivel ones ware bad in the side to side casting area or I would call Yoke then they make a lot of klunking I have the 2 way and so that casting is not in My hitch.As I said just ask about replacement if this happens to the hitch.I think a grease sirk would help reduce the ware but any I have seen have none.Other makes may be the same in the way they are built to..Bushman... I hope I have explaned so You understand Good luck.. Eh And Jeff nice Truck wish I had one!LOL John
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I also used the B&W Turnover ball with companion 5th wheel hitch. If I went back to trailer would buy same hitch
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