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Old 10-20-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitches

I'm looking at fifth wheel hitches on etrailer and a local dealer, I'm noticing that the curt #25k with a #6200 TW is 700 and the B&W for #20k with a #5k TW, is 1000, why such a difference, in them.

I don't own one yet, I'm looking to buy the hitch and install it myself instead of having the dealer do it.

Are the Curt hitches any good? What should I really be looking for when buying the fifth wheel?
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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B&W made in USA. Not sure about Curt.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:55 PM   #3
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Curt Hitch

Curt is also made in the USA.
Cannot say anything bad about B&W. They have a great reputation, big, heavy but are more expensive with than the comparable Curt.

I ended up purchasing the Curt Q24 from a truck hitch dealer/installer that carried all the major brands. I previously owned a Husky 5th wheel hitch. The dealer suggested Curt as a more affordable alternative to the better known Reese and B&W Hitches he was showing me. Dealer said Curt started in 1993 (ball hitches) and has been steadily expanding it's products since. Lower price was a factor but the Curt integrated perfectly with my (then new) 2014 Ford's puck style flat bed mounts. I also liked the sleek low profile and fool proof (green/red indicator) king pin locking system that is designed for idiots. As a Army veteran...I like the "keep it simple-stupid" approach. So far, I am very satisfied with the Curt. Mated my rig's MORryde king pin along with a grease plate, noise and chucking is not an issue.

Talking with other 5th wheel owners, just about everyone seems satisfied with their hitches regardless of brand. I think it gets down to a matter of personal preference and then familiarity.

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Old 10-20-2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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My vote went with the B&W because of ease of putting in and taking out of the bed haveing 2 40 pound pieces is easier to horse around. An other plus to me was I can use the goose neck with a horse trailer and with in minutes be set up to tow a it wheel.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:31 PM   #5
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I am new to 5th wheels but on the advice of some experienced in-laws, we got the B&W hitch in the bed and an Anderson hitch that goes onto that. the Anderson hitch is easy to remove and is light. The B&W ball hitch that it fits onto is reversible and flips upside down. It gives me a clean bed to my truck. Nothing sticks up!
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Happy B&W owner here. Two piece design is much easier to take in and out when needed.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:08 PM   #7
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The curt A-20 poped up on etrailer when i purchased mine. I was looking at the b&w and curt Q hitches. But needed exactly a 16 inch hitch hieght for a level trailer. I figured why the overkill when I'm not towing over capacity anyway. Plus the A20 has lifetime warranty and curt Q does not. Really like the A20 and the hitching mechanism ,plus no chucking or any noise at all. I must of looked in the mirror over and over as i didn't even know the trailer was behind me all the way home.
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B&W made in USA. Not sure about Curt.


Curtís bumper pull stuff is made state side, but the FW hitches are Chinese. Good hitches though regardless.


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I went with the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel hitch. I've only pulled my NP about 40 miles thus far, but loving it and the weight savings!
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I went with the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel hitch. I've only pulled my NP about 40 miles thus far, but loving it and the weight savings!
Good choice. I've yet to read a negative comment on that setup.

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