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Old 04-27-2016, 03:37 AM   #21
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Curt 5er hitches are not made in Wisconsin per any of the research I have done.... maybe I am wrong. I will mention the parts guy at the rv store I ordered my hitch from did say that he doesn't get alot of hitches back, but the only ones he has ever had returned were Curt hitches with broken jaws. They sell B&W and Curt 99% of the time.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:15 AM   #22
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A broken jaw on your 5th wheel is not good that's for sure.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:40 PM   #23
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X2 on the B&W Companion without a slider. I have one on my 2008 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax and couldn't be happier. My 40' 5er has rounded corners on the front, and I have never come close to hitting the cab. The Companion allows the 5er's hitch plate to lean either direction and also front to back, which I feel makes it easier to pull without yanking the truck around so bad.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:05 PM   #24
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B&W by all means

I have a Ford F350 with the factory Ford puck system and use a B&W Companion and I have never been happier. I have an 8 ft bed and pull a FR ultra light fifth wheel with the Reese Revolution pinbox. I use the wedge that was recommended the B&W folks and it does a fine job and is extremely easy to connect and disconnect. It is also in two pieces so I can install it and remove it by myself. Each piece weighs about 75 Lbs. I love that is is made in the USA. I had a Husky before and it was terrible. I can't even give it away. I tried to give it to the RV Dealer who installed my B&W and they said they couldn't give them away either. It is good that you are asking the question. I didn't and the dealer for the RV stuck me with the Husky. I paid a lot for it and the installation. If I had done my homework I could have saved about 1000 dollars. Anyway that is my 2 cents. Enjoy your RV and have a great camping summer.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:14 PM   #25
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I have a Reese slider in my 2016 F250 sb Never used the slider but should have once. 2 dimples in my cab
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:10 PM   #26
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May not work in your case, but I love my B&W ball over and Andersen Ultimate hitch. Very quiet, very light (32lb), no grease, solid and made in USA.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:17 PM   #27
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Smoothest hitch out there.

Hensely BD-3 air hitch. It just goes up and down over the bumps and my GMC sierra 1 ton just remains smooth as silk. Absolutely love this hitch. It floats around 7 inches above my rails on my 6.5 foot box. Haven't needed any slides at all.

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Old 04-27-2016, 06:34 PM   #28
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Demco Hijacker on my 2015 F350 OEM puck system. First hitch, first fiver so nothing to compare, but it seems fine thus far.


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Old 04-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #29
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I have been pulling 5th wheels for about 15 years with the same old Reese hitch that came with the first one I bought. I am wanting to upgrade a little, this one is getting difficult to disconnect...especially if a little bit un-level.

I was just wanting some feedback on some of the hitches out there today.

I am pulling (ok...hadn't made 1st trip yet!) a 2016 Sierra 41' 355RE with a 2003 Chevy 2500HD, a Duramax and 6.5' bed.

I am leaning toward the B&W Patriot (RV Dealer recommended), but recently have been seeing info. on the Curt line of hitches.

I also have heard some negatives on the slider hitches, even though I have the short bed.

Thanks for the input and have a great evening!

I have a Sierra 376BHOK 43' and 3500 dually I use a BW Companian works great easy to fix anything if that should happen I drove semi for 30 yrs this is the best that found I'm fulltimer
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:29 PM   #30
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First I've heard of a Companion hitch, and it sound and looks great looked at a couple of videos, it looks a little more challenging to hook up but nothing that can't handled.
I think I will be looking into getting one of those.
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