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Old 12-28-2015, 08:51 PM   #21
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Not sure where you got your info, but I have the RAM Puck system on my 2014 RAM Laramie, and I have a 18K Superglide mounted on the PullRite Rail system that goes on and off of the pucks with ease. The hitch is heavy, but the rails come off with 8 pins, and in four rail pieces, so easily managed.



I'm rigging a hoist under my carport roof, so that I can raise the hitch, back the truck under it, and then lower and install it. Just the opposite to take it out.

I got my info from my research. Pull rite does not make a drop in auto slider for the ram pucks and had no plans on doing so when I spoke to them in March. As such, I would have had to have the picture frame adapter which raises the hitch height of the superglide since there is no height adjustment on the superglide aside from using different feet.

Numerous people on the cummins forum and Rv.net that have this hitch, with a 3500 ram, all reported nose high towing since the combo of picture frame adaptor and the fact that the 3500 ram bed rails are about 60 inches high from factory results in a nose high towing situation. One way around this was to custom weld a new picture frame adaptor where the superglide sat down inside it, thereby lowering it about 2 inches, but I didn't want to try all that.

I like the superglide, and if thy made a true drop in auto slider for ram (like they do ford) I likely would have got that vs the sidewinder/b&w combo I have now...but they didn't and don't to my knowledge.
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Now I understand! Mine is a 2500, and doesn't sit quite as high. So the picture frame wasn't a deal killer for me. Thank you for clarifying!
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:09 AM   #23
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No worries. I wish they had a drop in hitch for the ram, as I had to give up my mor ryde pinbox when I went with the sidewinder (sidewinder doesn't have a 19k fifth airborne hitch..only goes up to 16k). The superglide does work slick
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:47 AM   #24
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We have a basic 18k Pullrite. Sits slightly nose high but no issue. If I was doing it over again I would look seriously at the Anderson.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:37 PM   #25
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Congrats on the new truck! What trailer do you have? I'm also very interested in the Andersen hitch. I have read many great things about it and nothing negative. Feedback after you trip will be very much appreciated. Enjoy!

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Had an interesting revelation while installing the Andersen ultimate in my Ford truck with the factory Reese gooseneck ball and pucks. When the Ultimate is mounted on the goose ball, all of the pucks are covered by the frame of the Fifth wheel hitch!! I contacted Andersen by email about how to deal with situation. The pucks are where the safety chains should go. There response was that there was two ways to deal with the safety chains. Go to a frame shop and get other chain lugs put in the bed of my brand new truck. Or wrap the safety chains around main pedestal which is the post that locks onto the goose ball. Not particularly impressed by this situation!!
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Had an interesting revelation while installing the Andersen ultimate in my Ford truck with the factory Reese gooseneck ball and pucks. When the Ultimate is mounted on the goose ball, all of the pucks are covered by the frame of the Fifth wheel hitch!! I contacted Andersen by email about how to deal with situation. The pucks are where the safety chains should go. There response was that there was two ways to deal with the safety chains. Go to a frame shop and get other chain lugs put in the bed of my brand new truck. Or wrap the safety chains around main pedestal which is the post that locks onto the goose ball. Not particularly impressed by this situation!!
Well that stinks... If you have time take a pic of your setup in the truck. I found this pic online with the Aluminum Andersen.
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I didn't realize how close the pucks are to the gooseneck on the new fords! The last Pic I posted I'm thinking is in a Dodge.

I'm assuming this is what yours looks like? Nice job FORD!!



Here is the Andersen mounted in a Dodge with factory pucks.

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Well that stinks... If you have time take a pic of your setup in the truck. I found this pic online with the Aluminum Andersen.
What U are looking at are the pucks from a Dodge. For what ever reason, they use a different system. Dodge pucks are just wide enough for clearance. Not so with the Reese system used by Ford. I'll take a pic or two in the next day or two.
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Had an interesting revelation while installing the Andersen ultimate in my Ford truck with the factory Reese gooseneck ball and pucks. When the Ultimate is mounted on the goose ball, all of the pucks are covered by the frame of the Fifth wheel hitch!! I contacted Andersen by email about how to deal with situation. The pucks are where the safety chains should go. There response was that there was two ways to deal with the safety chains. Go to a frame shop and get other chain lugs put in the bed of my brand new truck. Or wrap the safety chains around main pedestal which is the post that locks onto the goose ball. Not particularly impressed by this situation!!
It too contacted Andersen about the same situation and the owners son in law said to drill holes into the side of the frame (of the hitch)and mount two eye nuts with a 3/4"x2" bolt there then to hook my chains to them well I did exactly what he said and it works! He also said that it would not void my warranty nor weaken the frame,pretty easy fix.good luck!
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It too contacted Andersen about the same situation and the owners son in law said to drill holes into the side of the frame (of the hitch)and mount two eye nuts with a 3/4"x2" bolt there then to hook my chains to them well I did exactly what he said and it works! He also said that it would not void my warranty nor weaken the frame,pretty easy fix.good luck!
The problem with that that is everything is still tied to the Goose neck ball. I understand that the gooseneck is a very stable and theoretically is extremely strong. But I wanted some kind of back up in the event Murphy's law kicks in!! I didn't want to drill more holes in the bed!! Defeats the whole purpose of getting a truck with the hitch built in!! What I did was put some short extensions on the safety chains and ran them back to the tie down hooks in the lower back corners of the truck bed. Granted, it is NOT attached at the frame of the truck which is preferred but it is independent of the gooseneck and fifth wheel frame. If there was sort of catastrophic failure in the gooseneck it would lock the trailer brakes and at least slow any violent action if the hitch disconnected. It's virtually impossible for the connection between the trailer and the hitch to fail unless the aluminum block connector split or you were involved in a major accident. My big concern was the gooseneck ball could have some sort of failure.
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