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Old 02-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Which hitch?


Finally got our truck...2008 Ford F350 Diesel long box Dually. And we're picking up our 5th Wheel...Open Range 391RES in a few days. Now we just need to figure out which hitch is best for towing.

We've heard of Curt and Reese...and know we should go bigger than we need...so we'll go with a 20,000 lb hitch.

Any recommendations as to which is better and why?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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really depends on you... if you are not taking it out of the bed of your truck, anything works, if you do, then you want to look at whats left when you do, like rails or pins.... the B & W turnover system works really well, and you can save a lot of cash buying on craigslist....

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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I've read good things about the B&W too. I have the Reese Elite 18K. It doesn't leave anything in the bed when it's removed so you maintain your flat load floor. They are way overpriced at the dealer. I got mine for $850 on Amazon.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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I used a Husky with our 5th wheel. Two features I really liked:

- It came out in two pieces so it was removable by one person.

- The locking handle folded down below the sides of the truck, so when I unhooked the 5th wheel, I could roll the tonneau cover up and cover the bed (and hitch) without any obstructions.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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I use a reese 20k and like it but I never had anything else to compare it to . Our 5er grosses out at 16000 so you can see I believe in overkill. I also put one of Butch's safty latches on it for peace of mind.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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We use the B&W Companion hitch and it's great. GTW is 18,000 but our 5vr is listed at 14,000. Greatest part is I pull it out of the truck when needed. Takes about 10-15 minutes to remove. Just remember to take your torque wrench with you when pulling and check bolts after every unhook before the next hookup. And the last, best thing to remember.......just have fun!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #7
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I have a pullrite on a ford f350 longbed dually. Just cleaned and regreased it last weekend. It looks great and never had a problem. It's been on the truck since '99. I don't know if it's the best or the best priced but I have no reason to change.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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I've been using the B&W turnoverball gooseneck with the B&W companion 5th wheel hitch since 2001. We're still using the 2001 companion 5th wheel hitch with the new truck (see signature). It's never given any problem, and you have a 30K gooseneck hitch, an 18K 5th wheel hitch and a clean bed floor when neither is in use.

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Just bought a WD hitch today from Reese-Hitches couldn't beat the prices with free shipping. Check out a few other retailers including IRV2 advertisers and my local RV dealer and no one could come close.

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