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Old 08-23-2015, 01:22 PM   #11
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I've had two different regular fifth wheel hitches and hated them both. There are some newer hitches that incorporate shocks and airbags which make the towing experience much better. However, I'm not getting any younger, and have lower back issues so I didn't want another heavy fifth wheel hitch to take in and out of my truck.
Then I found the Reese Goosebox. Problem solved. B&W turnover ball in the truck, and a Goosebox on the 5er. Pulls like a dream as compared to previous hitches. I'm very happy with this setup. Plus, I have more room in the bed of the truck when towing, and when not towing, the ball flips over and I have the whole bed....even at the campground.
For me, the pluses outweigh a couple of minuses many times over.
2 minuses;
1. Have to add a little air to the Goosebox on occasion, but I carry a small compressor with me, so that's not a problem.
2. I cannot see the ball, so hitching up is a little more trouble, but usually my wife guides me back so I'm dead on when ready to hitch up.

Good luck with whichever choice you make.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:24 PM   #12
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Great Information!

Thanks much!! I'm leaning Reese.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #13
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I have the Reese Pro Series 15k in the truck (6.5ft. bed) and the Revolution/Sidewinder on my Flagstaff. I have never activated the Pivit point on the pinbox and have clearance enough. I don't have issues even backing 90 plus degrees into my driveway.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:37 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Computer Nerd;962044]I have a pullrite super glide. I love it. I never have to think about turning sharp or backing up.



Me too. Love it.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:01 PM   #15
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I use a B&W 12" slider in my pickups. Started in my 2007 Chevy and then was able to switch it to my 2015 very easily. I still have both trucks, and with the hitch removed the bed is flat. Both trucks also pull gooseneck trailers, so I like the flexibility of the B&W hitches.

I have only used the slider once and I pull a 42' 5th wheel plus a generator bike rack setup. Nice to know I can slide if needed
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #16
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I've pulled something like 60 or 70k miles with the SuperGlide Hitch and highly recommend it. GMC 2500HD 6.5' bed and a Montana 5th wheel which also has the cap indentations for a short bed. Fair number of time I would have gotten by with just the indentations, but I can think of at least 3 occasions when nothing short of a full 90 degree turn was absolutely necessary, and not doable without a slider. Wife had me get the fully automatic SuperGlide, a $1200 premium at the time, over a manual slider. She asked if we really wanted to spend $55k on a custom ordered coach and then risk it on an unanticipated, hasty and perhaps unavoidable turning maneuver.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:20 PM   #17
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I have the B&W companion hitch and love it. Has locking lever that swings instead of pulling in/out and a pin to lock the lever so I know it is latched. Have been surprised at how well the 5er pulls compared to our TT.
i agree the B&W hitch is the best made hitch !!!!!! This comes from a 40 year truck driver, very well made.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:24 PM   #18
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Thanks much!! I'm leaning Reese.
NO THAT IS A CHEEP HITCH ,look how they are MADE, you will chose B&W
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:23 PM   #19
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5th wheel hitch

I had 3 B&W sliders put in my f250 a and none of them worked like they should. B&W gave me a refund and I bought a Demco Hijacker slider and love it.
I have used a B&W hitch that didn't slide and it worked great.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:48 PM   #20
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Have a 2013 2500 HD . Pulling CC 36CKTS. Have Anderson Ultimate hitch. No slider required.
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