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Old 12-09-2021, 07:46 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Old Bill View Post
I'm on my 2nd Fifthwheel, both of them around 32' long and a GVWR of 10k. I pull with a 2017 F150 that has the HDPP and Max Tow options. For both units I've used the same Anderson Aluminum Ultimate Hitch, attached to a B&W Turnball in the truck bed. It has worked well for 5 years and it weighs only 35lbs. Suggest you check it out online to see the specs and decide if that may be another option, considering your back problems.
You need the aluminum hitch to save weight in the F150. the weight of the B&W would put you over gross. Yes you have the max tow but if you towed once with a 2500 or 3500 you would never go back. Kind of like towing the 32ft with a Prius.
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:53 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by tuffr2 View Post
If you have back issues a big heavy clumsy hitch should be out of consideration. I had one such hitch and I really did not like removing it from the truck or putting it in the truck. Took two guys really.

That leaves two options IMHO:

1. Anderson Ultimate Hitch
2. Reese Goose Box

Chain fall makes it easy, I got lazy and got and electric so all I do is push a button and watch it go up.
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Old 12-10-2021, 06:35 AM   #17
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Wrong Edd505! My Payload is 2,703 with the HDPP, per the door sticker. The B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch hitch only weighs 90lbs!
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Old 12-11-2021, 11:50 PM   #18
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I’m looking to get my first fifth wheel and while I’ve had several travel trailers this will be a new experience for me. I’ve been sifting through a bunch of posts on hitches but I’m getting more confused about what is best setup for a newbie.

I’ll be getting a 33 foot with max capacity of 15,000 pounds. TV will be F350 Crew Cab SRW standard, not long bed with fifth wheel prep and towing package.

I also have occasional back issues and some of the heavier hitches seem like an injury waiting to happen to my back.

So, I was wondering what you sage’s of fifth wheel experience can recommend for a hitch based upon the information above. Do I need a slider, if so which? Will Anderson or Pullrite do the job safely etc?
The good thing about a F350 Crew Cab SRW standard is the bed is 6'9". If you are getting a newer 5th wheel with the rounded nose, either an AUH or a PullRite 2600 will give you adequate cab clearance. I'm going with the PR 2600 with a F250 CC SRW standard bed.
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Old 12-13-2021, 07:54 AM   #19
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Forget solid mount. Invest in what counts the hitch and the pin box of the 5ver. Go straight to a trailer saver air ride. Everything solid mount is obsolete. Anderson hitches seen to many bend up under heavy braking. Again solid mount useless. It's a truck you haul stuff with it. By the cover from them and don't worry about the bed. Do you want to chuck and bounce traveling or ride on comfort and no fatigue.
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Old 12-13-2021, 08:07 AM   #20
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We had a 2014 F350 SRW pickup and used a Pullrite Superglide autoslide hitch to pull a 40ft Cedar Creek. System worked well for the year we had it. Not sure I ever saw (or needed) the hitch move or autoslide. It was a really heavy hitch. No way I could lift it by myself. I will say it was very solid and probably saved our lives. We were involved in an accident when towing that ended up totaling our truck. Someone merged in front of us on the highway and then hit their brakes. We slammed into them, totaling their truck and ours. The hitch held and probably kept the trailer from coming through the back window and killing us. Not sure an Anderson would have held up under that scenario. Upgraded to a F350 DRW and a conventional hitch.
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Old 12-23-2021, 09:50 AM   #21
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After watching my next door neighbor blow out his back window of his truck and damage his new 5th wheel because he didn't have a slider, I went with the slider when I purchased my own fifth wheel. I chose the B&W for my F350 like yours. I have the Puck system, yes it is heavy, but the top part comes off with two pins, so that helps.
Something I really like about the slide is hooking up! This gives me quite a nice working area.
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Old 12-26-2021, 09:31 PM   #22
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Get a Pullrite slider hitch for a short bed.
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just got a 5'er. i have a titan xd with side tool boxes. so had to go with the Anderson. Not a bad set up. Only prob i encountered is prior to getting a power souce at house. hooking up, or removal from truck would kill 5'er battery. After getting the Anderson, i then saw a slider set up which would of worked for my truck. but too late as usual.
Well Itasca got totaled. Just picking up a 2021 5th wheel, (first one). Arctic Wolf. Do miss my Diesel pusher.
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