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Old 03-21-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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I just bought the new style Companion. This thing changed the ride and towability completely!! Amazing difference!!
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Changed ride and towability coming from what?
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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I don't have experience with the 5th wheel B&W hitches, but I do have a B&W Tow & Stow 5" drop tri-ball mount that I will say is a quality product. AND, just Thursday past, they called me... seems they have a recall on the adjustment pins on the Tow & Stow black pins. They are sending me free replacement Stainless Steel pins. SO, remember to register your hitch with the manufacturer (B&W) as they DO take care of their stuff down the road.
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I do not have the companion hitch but have had and currently have the turnover ball in many trucks. Yes they are quality products and a great company.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:41 PM   #5
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I went from a RBW lil rocker to a companion when I upgraded trucks, they are completely different and worth the money for me. I like the locking mechanism a lot better than the slider bar. I'll keep that as long as I'm pulling a 5er.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:28 PM   #6
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What are the chains coming out from under the hitch?
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:13 AM   #7
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I just purchased a B&W Companion for my '12 Ram DRW to haul my new Dutchmen Voltage TH. The TH hasn't arrived yet, but I am prepared for when it does.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:57 PM   #8
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I just installed a new Companion last weekend too. Havent hooked it up yet, but I will be making a short run with it next week. Looking forward to seeing how it rides.
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"What are the chains coming out from under the hitch? "

Ditto on that question...since I have a Companion also.

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"What are the chains coming out from under the hitch? " Ditto on that question...since I have a Companion also. Joe
I left the safety chains hooked to my truck when I dropped the Fuzion. Easier to take them off of it than out from under the hitch!
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Changed ride and towability coming from what?
Gooseneck adaptor.
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Being a little picky, but safety chains are not required for fifth wheel hitchups, only goosenecks. But certainly can't be TOO safe. That is what prompted me ask...thought maybe you had something else attached.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:22 AM   #13
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From GN? Yea fifth wheel is LIGHT YEARS better than GN.

What style mount is it? Classic or puck? Because I see bolts on the corners of the hitch into the bed.
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I just bought the new style Companion. This thing changed the ride and towability completely!! Amazing difference!!
Did you upgrade from the old style companion? Where is the center of the pin in relation to the center of your axle? With my old style companion the pin is centered over the axle with the uprights in there most forward position. Will the new companion allow the pin to sit forward of the axle?

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