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Old 09-04-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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I would greatly appreciate any advice on the use of a turnover ball hitch with their companion 5th wheel hitch vs using a "standard" type of 5th wheel hitch. From the B&W web site I see that the companion hitch is rated at 18K GVW and 4500 vertical pin weight. Are those numbers adequate? We are currently shopping for a 5th wheel so I don't have any numbers to compare as far as GVW requirements for a hitch. I will be towing with an 06 F350 4x4 PSD SRW w/ Tow Boss. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
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I would greatly appreciate any advice on the use of a turnover ball hitch with their companion 5th wheel hitch vs using a "standard" type of 5th wheel hitch. From the B&W web site I see that the companion hitch is rated at 18K GVW and 4500 vertical pin weight. Are those numbers adequate? We are currently shopping for a 5th wheel so I don't have any numbers to compare as far as GVW requirements for a hitch. I will be towing with an 06 F350 4x4 PSD SRW w/ Tow Boss. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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Scotty, the guy that delivered my Teton had one and loved it. Versatility of a goose neck if ya ever needed it. Quality seemed real good too. Unless you are going with a coach over 18k, sb fine.
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:36 AM   #4
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ScottyP,

The hitch capacity sounds fine unless you are going to a 5ver with a GVW higher than 18K. And if you are, you probably don't have enuff truck to handle that big of a trailer or the pin weight.

I tow 14K with a 1T Chev Duramax Crewcab, which is well within the tow capacity and pin weight limits spec'd by GM.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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I have the B&W turnover ball and companion 5th wheel hitch, and I like it. It is quite stout, pivots 4 ways, has a good range of forward and vertical adjustment, and it is very easy to visually confirm that the jaws are around the pin. Installation is also pretty straight forward (but measure twice before you cut that 4" hole).

It's biggest advantage is that it leaves the bed flat when removed.

The disadvantage would be that it requires a torque wrench and socket to put the hitch back in (as opposed to pulling pins from rails).

Next time, however, I think I will go with an air ride hitch.
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