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Old 01-31-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel

I just purchased a 2015 F350 drw, 2wd. It has the factory fifth wheel package, camper package. Ive been doing some research on fifth wheels and it looks like I'm going to need a air ride of some type. Ether it is a hitch, suspension on trk, or on the neck of the trailer. I plan of getting a 40' plus TH. Any thoughts on which way i should proceed. I'm thinking of at least a 25,000lbs rated hitch. I know its not gong to be cheap so I want to try to get it right the first time.

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Old 02-01-2016, 03:41 PM   #3
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Air ride on the truck is mainly to set ride height and deal with overloaded springs. As you've got DRW, you probably won't have that issue. Air ride on the 5th wheel hitch helps to buffer the weight shift of the trailer on acceleration and braking.

Some (not many) 5th wheels have those shocks at the hitch neck, so I'd encourage you to try it without to verify that you want need it..

The other thing that I'd mention is that many trucks need slider hitches to be able to maneuver angles. This is something that you definitely want to figure out in advance. Most hitch manufacturers have a way to measure the front of the 5th wheel to determine required clearance.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:25 PM   #4
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I got to see the Comfort Ride Hitch at a Grand Design Rally in Quartzsite. I was very impressed by the design. 608-873-5010 Rick or www.comfortridehitch.com.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:47 AM   #5
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Doesn't appear to be a slider hitch though.. so indicate if you need that.
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