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Old 06-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Cost of a 5th wheel hitch

I've been tossing around the idea of selling the TT and going to a 5th wheel. Looked at a 14 Heritage Glen 356qbq today and its pretty nice. Dealer says trailer weighs about 12k as it sits now. I'm figuring ill be in the 16k weight hitch range. How much does one of these things cost to install. Dealer quoted me 1500 for a Reese 20k, or 1200 for the 16k. Installed.
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I've been tossing around the idea of selling the TT and going to a 5th wheel. Looked at a 14 Heritage Glen 356qbq today and its pretty nice. Dealer says trailer weighs about 12k as it sits now. I'm figuring ill be in the 16k weight hitch range. How much does one of these things cost to install. Dealer quoted me 1500 for a Reese 20k, or 1200 for the 16k. Installed.
I hope he kisses you if you go for either price.
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Lol. That's why I thought. Now what kind of ballpark is normal?
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Lol. That's why I thought. Now what kind of ballpark is normal?
Google both hitches and you will find prices from $300-$600 for non sliders. It took 1 guy about 1.5 hrs to install mine. At approx. $100/hr for most rv shops it shouldn't cost over $175-$200 labor. You might find a regular garage that can do it cheaper.
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Would I need a slider for an 8 ft bed?
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Would I need a slider for an 8 ft bed?
No. Now I did pay about that for my B&W Turnover and Companion hitch. But, it's more expensive than most.
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When we bought a fifth wheel a few months ago part of the negotiations was they would provide and install a fifth wheel in my truck. They agreed to that without hesitation.
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The dealer threw in the 16K Reese and the installation in the deal. No doubt I paid for it, but they hid it well.
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I tried to also get slider toppers, but couldn't make that deal.
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The dealer just called crying about how much I already beat them up. I told them I can't buy it without a hitch, otherwise I have no way if pulling it. I told them I'd sleep on it, see whether or not I wanted to do the deal. The financing is approved so I'm trying to beat them up for the hitch and install.
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