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Old 12-29-2015, 06:40 AM   #15
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I have a 3500 dodge duly 4x4 with a 6.7 desel
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:44 AM   #16
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:46 AM   #17
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I have a long bed 3500 dodge 4x4 with a 6.7 diesel

I have the B&W turnover ball and the companion hitch installed in my Dodge 3500 long box DRW. It's more than I need for my current 5er but I'd rather have more than be on the edge.

I should add, this my first diesel, my first 5er and the first hitch I've ever bought. I put a lot of time into research on all three.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:37 AM   #18
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I have the B&W turnover ball and the companion hitch installed in my Dodge 3500 long box DRW. It's more than I need for my current 5er but I'd rather have more than be on the edge.

I should add, this my first diesel, my first 5er and the first hitch I've ever bought. I put a lot of time into research on all three.
You did well my Son
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:40 AM   #19
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May be true, but only if your tow vehicle (TV) has an 8' bed. But if your TV has a 6.5' or 5.5' bed, then you probably need a slider hitch, and preferably an automatic slider. In that case. the PullRite SuperGlide hitch is the best.
Traditional Series SuperGlide - For Short Bed Trucks | PullRite Hitches

For a manual slider, the Reese Elite 18k slider can't be beat. If you have the factory 5er prep kit in your Ram bed, the Elite is the factory optional 5er hitch. But it's probably a lot less expensive if you order it from ETrailer.com instead from a Ram dealer. Here's the Elite 18k Slider for a 2012 Ram 2500 from ETrailer.com:
Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs Reese Fifth Wheel RP30144

I would NEVER own a SB truck but if I did and wanted an Auto Slide hitch it would be the PullRite.

Some run the B&W RVK3600 in the rear position with a SB truck with no problems.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:11 PM   #20
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You did well my Son

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Old 01-02-2016, 11:53 AM   #21
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Probably isn't the most popular answer but do yourself a favor and check out the Andersen ultimate aluminum hitch 35lbs,no greese,$650.00 and very easy to install and hook-up to alone.have fun
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Old 01-02-2016, 01:28 PM   #22
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Probably isn't the most popular answer but do yourself a favor and check out the Andersen ultimate aluminum hitch 35lbs,no greese,$650.00 and very easy to install and hook-up to alone.have fun
IMHO for 12K or so 5er's they are fine. More NO way.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:42 PM   #23
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I pull a 42' fifth wheel and have never had a problem with the hitch!! I have no clue as to why you are limiting this hitch to 12,000lbs? Are you or were you an engineer for a fifth wheel hitch manufacture? You're thread or posts would be the equivalence of me stating something about the cummins engine like I read where it says it has the torque but there is no possible way that a Six cylinder could handle pulling that load,not possible!! Are you picking up what I'm putting down? I do not own or will I ever own a dodge I'm just not a dodge person,but I will never bash or limit a cummins engine because I've have never owned one make since?
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:09 PM   #24
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"IMHO for 12K or so 5er's they are fine. More NO way"

I don't think the above is "bashing".

I give my opinions and anyone can see that the Andersen is no way within 1,000# as strong as the B&W RVK3600 that is directly connected to the frame of my truck. Andersen is 24k rated and B&W is 25K rated compare side by side.

Why "I" would limit the Andersen is because the FACT is the stability with fore and aft movement is supported by the corrugated truck bed.

I know from personal experience with a B&W Companion hitch in my 11 RAM Dually that the base sat on the bed it DID cause bed deflection and even caused the base to distort. B&W stepped up and sent a new base and shims so the base placed fore and aft pressures directly on the beds cross members. YES I had the hitch installed correctly and properly torqued. I was at the top end of the hitch rating.

B&W is VERY conservative in their ratings and Andersen is on the opposite end of their ratings.

Do you believe Craftsman when they say their shop vacs "DEVELOP 6HP" ?

Put a GoPro in the bed of your truck if you are towing at the upper limits of the Andersen and then tell me the bed does not deflect.

I think Andersen has it's place but there is NO WAY I would tow my 23K RV that Andersen says it can tow.

As I always say the above is JMHO.

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I thought you said it was 23,001
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I thought you said it was 23,001
Probably more now since the wife bought more stones at Quartzite the other day!
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:20 AM   #27
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Truck info

i have a 3500 duly 2014 long bed dodge o. What year, model and engine do you have? My C3500 DRW will pull most any 5er I care to hook up to. But if yours is a 1500 gasser with the smallest engine, any 5er except the smallest might be too much.

BTW, there are numerous resources on line where you can lookup your exact make, model and year and find its towing capabilities.[/QUOTE]
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