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Old 08-06-2015, 10:52 PM   #1
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Choosing a 5th Wheel Hitch

I just purchased a 2015 Ford F350 Dually to mate up to our 2015 Heartland Road Warrior toy hauler. The Road Warrior will go to 21k #so I know I want at least a 24k # hitch but what brand, what features to look for? Thanks for the help and advice.
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:45 PM   #2
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If you've got the factory prep kit, and based on your trailer weight, then this Reese hitch is a good option got you.

http://www.etrailer.com/p-RP30143.html
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:03 AM   #3
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I'm new to the forum and still learning all the posting. Our new truck hasn't arrived yet, coming in this week they say. We ordered it with the 5th hitch kit so not sure if came in that way. We have a Reese now on my old Dodge 3/4 ton diesel Ram w/39 foot Chaparral, both trading in and moving up. It sounds like all of the hitches have Articulating Heads these days which appears a must too. thanks for the help.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:17 AM   #4
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B&W is a quality build.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:38 AM   #5
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B&W is a quality build.
Agreed! IMHO the best non air ride hitch. They are very underrated. Just compare to the others that are rated so much higher.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:14 AM   #6
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I have the factory Ford Fifth Wheel Prep and I bought the Reese Custom Hitch (26.5k) from Ford as well... The hitch cost an arm and a leg, but is solid and easily removed leaving my bed wide open. Plus - it is rated high enough that it will easily meet and exceed any capacity requirements I may put to it...

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Old 08-07-2015, 11:43 PM   #7
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The B&W is a great hitch and they make one for the Ford factory prep but it's not rated to the weight the OP is looking for. I have the Companion hitch myself and really like it.
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Is the Reese hitch easy to take apart so the pieces are light enough for one person to remove? If so, how do you take it apart/put it back together?
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Is the Reese hitch easy to take apart so the pieces are light enough for one person to remove? If so, how do you take it apart/put it back together?
The head can be separated from the legs, so you have two parts. Click on the link in post #2 above and watch the video. The transcript of the video includes this comment:
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" All you would have to do to make it lighter, for one person to do it, is there's a pin and clip on the head. There's a pin and clip here and a pin and clip over here. If you pull those out you can lift the head up out of the way. That'll just leave the legs and the center cross member and then with these anchor handles unlocked you can lift the whole legs and center cross member out. Very easy removal and very easy to put it back in."
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True that the Reese hitch is as good as the reviews you read.
The plate comes off easily with the two pins being pulled and weighs about 40# or so.
The base should really be lifted by two people as it is close to 90-100# by itself.



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