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Old 07-18-2022, 08:41 AM   #1
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2022 F450 Needs a Hitch !

Good morning my friends....

I finally decided to give my 02 7.3 a break, and purchased a '22 F450...with prep package

I've been doing a lot of research, comparing and bouncing back in forth between different brands.

Currently have a 2011 Sundance with a 14k GVWR.

When choosing a hitch, I always like to go Overkill for possible weight increases in the future.

The Resse M5, for instance, is a contender....along with many others.

The Anderson looks cool...but I've seen some photos that have shown disasters.

Can anyone provide some input as to what they like/dislike on their current set ups ?

Thanks to all !!
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I have an Andersen Ultimate that works just fine and I know several other people that use them. If you look closely at the posts of failures you will see that most are of the same incident from different angles. Yes, they can fail, but so can anything else. If you search, you will find pics of failures with the B&W hitches and they are supposed to be the best out there. That being said, if I was starting over I would go with a Reese Goosebox on the trailer and just use a gooseneck hitch in the bed of the truck.
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If I had a long bed, I would have already purchased a Gen Y Executive goose neck pin box. I do not like the Andersen Ultimate hitch or others of similar design. I have a short bed truck because Ram doesn't have the Megacab with long bed option. As such, I use a Pullrite Superglide. It is big and heavy, so I have an electric hoist installed to help manage install and removal as needed. I wish I could have the goose neck option...
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I have an Andersen Ultimate that works just fine and I know several other people that use them. If you look closely at the posts of failures you will see that most are of the same incident from different angles. Yes, they can fail, but so can anything else. If you search, you will find pics of failures with the B&W hitches and they are supposed to be the best out there. That being said, if I was starting over I would go with a Reese Goosebox on the trailer and just use a gooseneck hitch in the bed of the truck.
Thanks Bill, good to know.
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:21 AM   #5
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I too have the Super Glide in my 02 F250 short bed. I believe its the biggest model. In fact, they discontinued that model.

In my case I use a cherry picker.


I will further look into options...

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I have a B&W companion. It is heavy but it is easy to hook up and you easily know it is locked in. It pulls great with no chucking. I have it is my 2017 F350 DRW. I pull it out with a 2 post lift. I have a 13500 lb fifth wheel. The key to a good ride is rear tire pressure. I keep mine at 65 PSI. Any more and I get allot of bouncing. I have 2785 lbs of pin weight.
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If you are in to overkill, then just get a Trailer Saver BD5 or a BD3 set up for your truck. The optimum would be a Trailer Saver TS3, but you would need an adapter. There are many quality solid hitches out there such as the Reese, B&W, Pullrite, Andersen, Curt. Then, there are other hitches that just do more in terms of towing comfort and gear protection.
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I got a 2022 F450 and went with the Gen-Y Gooseneck. I like being able to easily use the truck as a truck....

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...........When choosing a hitch, I always like to go Overkill for possible weight increases in the future..........Can anyone provide some input as to what they like/dislike on their current set ups ?.......
Agree with overkill. I have always had convential fifth wheel hitches. Currently have a Curt Q24, fixed, 24,00-lbs gross towing weight and 6,000-lbs vertical load limit hitch. Like other hitches, it has 3 height positions. It is competitively priced, easily and securely locks the king pin hitch and does not move during towing even while towing over bumps say over a highway overpass when leaving the roadway.
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