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Old 05-20-2022, 10:35 PM   #1
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Should I go from PullRite 2600 to B&W

Im towing our Alliance with a Mo/Ryde pin box and a PullRite 2600 with my 21 GMC dually. The Mo/Ryde has helped the ride a lot. Im wondering if a puck mount B&W Companion would make the ride even smoother. Im really not interested in spending the money for a TrailerSaver this year.

Can anyone with a similar setup give their opinion? The B&W is really the only hitch Id consider at this point.
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Old 05-21-2022, 07:52 AM   #2
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After 15 years using a bed rail-mounted fifth wheel hitch I installed a puck-mounted fifth wheel hitch (Curt 24K) and after 3 years have found towing my 16,600 lb GVWR trailer to be very smooth and no king pin movement on the hitch. I am sure the B&W hitch will offer the same performance.
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:06 AM   #3
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My fifth wheel has the MorRyde pin box, and I've got the B&W turnover hitch setup in the bed, along with the Companion. I have no problems with my setup, and it tows great, IMHO. The B&W is heavy. I can remove it myself, but prefer to use an old engine hoist that I have. Another thing I like is when the Companion is out of the bed, there is nothing in in the bed.
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My fifth wheel has the MorRyde pin box, and I've got the B&W turnover hitch setup in the bed, along with the Companion. I have no problems with my setup, and it tows great, IMHO. The B&W is heavy. I can remove it myself, but prefer to use an old engine hoist that I have. Another thing I like is when the Companion is out of the bed, there is nothing in in the bed.
Thanks. I guess Im left wondering if the B&W has any additional mechanisms to dampen any harshness. The PR doesnt have anything, so anything could be better. I may try adding some airbags first to see if that helps with the rough transition joints, etc. Im really trying to not buy a TS BDS5 but I probably should.
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Thanks. I guess Im left wondering if the B&W has any additional mechanisms to dampen any harshness. The PR doesnt have anything, so anything could be better. I may try adding some airbags first to see if that helps with the rough transition joints, etc. Im really trying to not buy a TS BDS5 but I probably should.
On the Companion, the head will remove from the base. The head sits on some polyurethane that is molded onto the base. That may give it some "cushion". The jaws on the head wrap around the kingpin when everything is hooked up. The Morryde pin box does a good job "cushioning" things while towing. I try to drive pretty conservatively, and don't notice any chucking.
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Both hitches work basically the same so I really don't see how one would be that much better than the other.
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Old 05-22-2022, 12:07 PM   #7
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You dont need the TS model unless your 5 r is super heavy . Up to 18 k for a bd3 somewhere in the twenties for a BD 5 . Had my BD 3 since 2011 60k towing with the Moryde pin it doesnt get any better . There is not a solid hitch out there that will beat it !
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Thanks all. The wife put the decision to rest tonight. Were going on a trip Memorial Day week. If shes ok with the ride of the 2600, were good. If not well get the TrailerSaver.
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Thanks all. The wife put the decision to rest tonight. Were going on a trip Memorial Day week. If shes ok with the ride of the 2600, were good. If not well get the TrailerSaver.
Good plan. I had a new B&W Patriot also with the poly bushings and my conclusion was it was little more than a solid hook up to the frame of the truck, albeit a nice one. We sold the Patriot after one trip and went with a TS. Best decision ever for the towing experience.
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Thanks all. The wife put the decision to rest tonight. Were going on a trip Memorial Day week. If shes ok with the ride of the 2600, were good. If not well get the TrailerSaver.
We made a trip from Denver to Granby for a four or five night stay. The good: the Denali DRW was an amazing truck. Very powerful, comfortable and stable. The bad: the Moryde pinbox helped a lot but there was still some noticeable movement that we could feel. So, Ive emailed the Hensley guy I talked with in April and told him Im ready to order the TS5. I need to measure my bed height to ensure the Retrax Pro will still operate.

The PR is going up for sale in the Denver area once the TS has been received.
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