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steelweels 06-23-2018 09:52 AM

Help,I need a hitch
 
We're trading our TT on a 28.5 RSTS and I know less than nothing about
fifth wheel hitches.We're towing with a 2016 chev 3500hd 6.5 ft. box.
Do I absolutely need a slider? my dealer suggested a pro-series 16k.
I'm thinking more like BW patriot 16k. any pros,cons.dos,donts or advice?

robkelly 06-23-2018 10:28 AM

I have a Reese Pro Series 20K and am happy with it. I had a RAM 2500 with a 6.5’ box when we had our Eagle, and though I had a slider, never needed it.

I’ve heard great things about the B&W hitches, and would strongly consider one if I ever had to replace the Reese

steelweels 06-23-2018 11:11 AM

Thanks for the input Robkelly,exactly the kind of real life experience I was hoping for.
They will install the patriot for $250 more than the pro-series.seems like the way to
go to me.

TxLoser 06-23-2018 06:06 PM

I've got the Patriot and have been very happy with it. Similar truck bed and trailer nose.

steelweels 06-23-2018 08:15 PM

Thanks Tex,any issues getting your camper level?

Kahoneys 06-24-2018 06:21 PM

Pullrite superglide. No worries about turns

Watsons 06-24-2018 08:00 PM

After trying Reese and Curt with a few different trailers over the years we went to a Patriot 18K and were amazed at the difference in quality of hitch and ride.
My vote...B&W hands down.

2nOZ 06-24-2018 09:18 PM

We tow our 28.5 RSTS with our F250. It has the 6.5’ bed and we don’t use a slider. So far, we haven’t encountered any place we couldn’t get into.

John7349 06-24-2018 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kahoneys (Post 655449)
Pullrite superglide. No worries about turns


If I didn't have this hitch, my cab would have been toast by now. :facepalm:
I can't judge the others, but this works really well or me.

jjsav 06-25-2018 06:01 AM

I use an Andersen Ultimate hitch and can easily make a 90 degree turn and not hit my cab. Weighs 40 lbs and pulls great, no chucking.

I have a 6.5 foot bed on my GMC.

RedHorse1 06-25-2018 08:41 AM

I have a B&W Companion (non-sliding) in our short bed Ford. My insurance co. Paid about $500 for me to learn a slider would have been a good idea. I still have that setup but use caution when making tight turns. I think the hitch is great and only blame myself for the broken rear window.

Papa Don 07-23-2018 08:34 PM

I have the B&w companion with manual slide in my 2500hd.Rarely have to use the slide. Love the hookup

havnfun 07-23-2018 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjsav (Post 655578)
I use an Andersen Ultimate hitch and can easily make a 90 degree turn and not hit my cab. Weighs 40 lbs and pulls great, no chucking.

I have a 6.5 foot bed on my GMC.

X2 on the Andersen Ultimate. Only weights 40 lbs. too!

Happy RVing,
Jeff


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