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Old 04-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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B&W Turnover Ball 5th Wheel Adapter

Just curious what you guys think of this? I have to have a gooseneck hitch in all my trucks to haul flatbeds and cattle. I don't have a 5th wheel, but if I did it seems I would be best off with this for the versatility. What do you guys think of it? Would it be a rough ride?
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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hmmmmm I dont like that idea ........
best bet is to get a removable 5th wheel hitch and remove it if you need your ball for gooseneck .
most of them are any way now a days . jmo !
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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Get the B&W companion. I have one and it works perfectly.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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How are most 5th wheels mounting? My B&W's bolt to my frame so I imagine having both a B&W and 5th wheel would not leave enough mounting room.

I had my eye on the Companion if I were to have a 5th wheel in my future.
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B & w companion is perfect.
I for some reason had it my head that you wanted to
Use the tube adapter.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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I looked at some fifth wheels today while my camper was getting warranty work. They said the B&W Companion wouldn't work with a 4 door short bed. To me that sounds crazy! They have to be wrong! They said my best option for needing to pull a gooseneck and a fifth wheel would be an Anderson hitch that looks like crap and very unsafe in my opinion.
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I have a B&W turnover ball and companion hitch in my 2500HD. It pulls fine but I am having chucking issues. I have contacted them and there is an upgraded turnover ball in the works as we speak. There is one on a freight truck on its way to me right now. It is supposed to be much stiffer. We shall see. Overall I do like the companion. Very easy to use.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #8
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I have one in my Dodge Mega Cab, it works great! No chucking issues here...
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I don't know why they say it won't work? I have it in a short bed Dodge Mega Cab and it works fine? Question for you though. From your avatar I see you pull a hitch pull trailer. How often do you get in a position you need to back up at 90 deg? Can't do it period with a hitch pull, what is the big deal you can't do it with a 5'r?? I got news for you, you get your 5'r on a 90deg angle to your truck in pulling or backing, you are no longer backing or pulling, you are dragging or shoving it, putting much unnecessary stress on the frame, axles, springs, tires of your trailer...

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I looked at some fifth wheels today while my camper was getting warranty work. They said the B&W Companion wouldn't work with a 4 door short bed. To me that sounds crazy! They have to be wrong! They said my best option for needing to pull a gooseneck and a fifth wheel would be an Anderson hitch that looks like crap and very unsafe in my opinion.
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Mine is in a 2500HD CCSB. I haven't needed to go full 90* just yet but haven't had any issues yet either. I just had to assemble the companion in its most rearward position. It has 4" of front to rear adjustment. I can speak to B&W's customer service though. It has been phenomenal so far. However, to the OP, I might wait a bit and see what the new upgrades are and how they perform.
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