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Old 08-26-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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Talking Hitch style question for the forum

I just completed the purchase of a 2009 dodge 1 ton and I am looking for a hitch style that will meet my needs now and in the future. My previous hitch was a drawtite signature 25k, but did not want to go that route again. I have seen the air ride hitches, and would like to get one, but the bank is broke nearly after the truck purchase. The question is, if i go with a reese style hitch with the rails that go with it, will most air ride hitches mount in those rails? I have a newmar mountain aire 38rlpk, and plan on getting another 24k hitch because of the weight of the trailer. I always believe in overkill when in comes to the only link between my truck and rolling home (near future 2010). thanks for any ideas
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I would bite the bullet and purchase exactly what you desire, even if it means not towing for a few months. A Reese 20K hitch will cost near $1,000 new anyway.Then the bed-rails may not fit exactly, even if supposed to. Some hitches now utilize under-bed rails, only 4 slots in the floor instead of cumbersome rails on top.
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Thanks Ray for the reply. Since my post this morning, I have located a slightly used Trailersaver air hitch for 1500.00 installed. So it seems my problem is solved and I can go right to the hitch that I really wanted in the first place. Sometimes the doors are opened at the right time.

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I'm just curious what the weights of your setup works out to be versus the capacity of the truck and so forth. That is a pretty heavy trailer, right?
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I'm just curious what the weights of your setup works out to be versus the capacity of the truck and so forth. That is a pretty heavy trailer, right?
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Me too. You are way over your GCWR on that truck with that fiver. And, you could really use a 4.10 rear end. OUCH
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Thanks for the responses to my post. I know that I'm over on gcwr, but I had to get as much truck as I could afford now. I don't have the weight numbers with me ( truck driver on the road now), but will post them when I get home. I used to deliver trailers with a 2004 5.9, and it did a good job with the 3.73. I probally have the dealer change to 4.10 later. I got a great deal on this truck.
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