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Old 11-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #15
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B&W vs Curt Hitch

Meh, they're rated to 100 psi, I'm not worried. Just trying to get it back to factory height is all. Not make it taller than normal or anything.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:35 AM   #16
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My comment was not that it's too much air for the bags it was more a comment for the ride quality. Your rig, I would not be so concerned about stock ride height but I would be concerned with less than 6" of clearance at the tailgate.
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What is nice about factory ride height is not getting flashed constantly from people that think I have high beams on.

Getting the rig backed into its current location was certainly fun. We are visiting family for the month and using the coach just for sleeping. I deflated the air bags before doing so in case the clearance became an issue. (Glad I did too, as it's not really RV parking and their pad sure made for a couple situations where puckering was experienced)
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:46 AM   #18
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I can't comment on the 5th wheel version of the B&W , but the company stands behind their other hitches. They contacted me for a recall and sent me the replacement pins for my hitch and provided shipping for the return of the recalled pins. I'm sold on B&W for that.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:16 PM   #19
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I appreciate all the comments. I will be going with B&W. It was said by one reviewer that he had set his hitch head forward. The B&W hitch has setting forward, center and rear of rear axle. I have been told that over the axle is the optimum position. Unless there are turning issues are there other reasons to set forward or rear of the rear axle center?
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I appreciate all the comments. I will be going with B&W. It was said by one reviewer that he had set his hitch head forward. The B&W hitch has setting forward, center and rear of rear axle. I have been told that over the axle is the optimum position. Unless there are turning issues are there other reasons to set forward or rear of the rear axle center?
With a long bed truck forward of centerline of rear axle is the industry standard. The Idea is to add some of the weight to the front axle.

Back in the "OLD" days when you had to drill and mount the brackets for the rails to mount to you had to determine Centerline of axle in the bed and then measure 2" forward of that to start the layout process.
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With a long bed truck forward of centerline of rear axle is the industry standard. The Idea is to add some of the weight to the front axle.

Back in the "OLD" days when you had to drill and mount the brackets for the rails to mount to you had to determine Centerline of axle in the bed and then measure 2" forward of that to start the layout process.
So I you found that 2" forward of the center line works best for 3500 Ram DW with DRV or do you need to go an extra 1" or so? Thanks.
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So I you found that 2" forward of the center line works best for 3500 Ram DW with DRV or do you need to go an extra 1" or so? Thanks.

I place mine full forward. To get there the side plates need the vertical edge placed towards the cab. I am only adding 100#+ to the front axle.
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I have the B&W hitch in my '15 Ram 3500 4x4 dually. I have the hitch all the way up and all the way forward. It gives me about 6"between the trailer and the top of the bed. I have the MORryde on the trailer hitch and suspension.
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