Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 428
Hitch Question

What after market hitch is adequate for a 39 foot 15k fifth wheel? We had a "Fifth Airbourne" on our Montana fiver but I need to make the most economical buy this time- I understand there are a number of manufacturers in the field- What is your experience with these hitches? All replies appreciated and respected- THANX for all replies in advance- DD
__________________

__________________
Fulltiming since July 1, 1999 currently with a 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 cc drw towing a 2007 Jayco Eagle 341RLQS
Diesel Donnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
DD - I don't have a lot of experience with 5er hitches, as my current one is my first, but it is a Reese 16K signature series. Performs very well, with no chucking at all. Very pleased with it. A lot of folks buy the expensive rubber mounted and air assisted, etc., but I decided to try a no-frills one to start with, and glad I did. FWIW.
__________________

__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
MikeNChelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 607
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie23 View Post
DD - I don't have a lot of experience with 5er hitches, as my current one is my first, but it is a Reese 16K signature series. Performs very well, with no chucking at all. Very pleased with it. A lot of folks buy the expensive rubber mounted and air assisted, etc., but I decided to try a no-frills one to start with, and glad I did. FWIW.
I have the same 16k in my Ford. I also have the Mor/Ryd hitch pin on the 5er. Tows like a DREAM, not a nightmare.
__________________

2016 Pinnacle 36REQS
2014 Ford F-350 6.7 4x4 CC LB Dually
Mike & Chelle, My kids when they decide to go with us.
MikeNChelle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,073
Same combo. Preforms flawlessly! Mor/Ryde and 16k DrawTite. Same as Reese.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Posts: 23
We also have the Reese 16K with Mor/Ryde pin box. Works great!
__________________
Dave, Linda, & Otis

2012 F350 DRW Diesel
2012 Pinnacle 35LKTS
dlkuhn573 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
taviking22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 266
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlkuhn573 View Post
We also have the Reese 16K with Mor/Ryde pin box. Works great!
Ditto!
__________________
taviking22

'06 2500 Silverado 4X4, Duramax LBZ Diesel, Firestone air bags
'08 Tracker Pro Guide V-16 Boat
'12 Pinnacle 31RLTS
taviking22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: "Where we Park It"
Posts: 1,070
We have a 16k Husky and the Moryde Pin Box on our 5th Wheel.

Works great, had the slider assembly with our short bed 2500HD and Eagle 5th Wheel, sold the slider part of the hitch and got the fixed mount for the Husky when we got our long bed 3500HD.
__________________
Robert & Bale the "Traveling Dog"
SOB
2012 GMC 3500HD DRW
Rob_Fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 141
I use a universal Ranch hitch adapter V19 certified for trailers up to 24,000lbs. Lot less stress on the truck frame, more mobility.
__________________

__________________
1998 Jayco Eagle 323 RKS Fifth Wheel
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab Dually long box Cummins HO
Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel to gooseneck flip ball hitch
b1mmuo27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.