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Old 04-26-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
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Curt, Reese or B&W Fifth Wheel Hitches??

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!

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Pullright Superglide...
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:39 PM   #3
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IMO a short bed needs a slider, and here's why. I have Curt Q5 20K slider and pulled a Crossroads Cruiser and a FR Sandpiper for 4 years and never used it. Traded for a different brand and first time out crunched the driver's side of the cab backing into a site. At some point you may have other campers that don't have the turn radius of your current rig.
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Take a look at the Pullright Superglide...

Is that one difficult to hook up? Not that I can't line up, just something I heard from talking around. One man's opinion (and maybe he couldn't line up his rig with the hitch!!!)

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Just need to be fairly straight

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IMO a short bed needs a slider, and here's why. I have Curt Q5 20K slider and pulled a Crossroads Cruiser and a FR Sandpiper for 4 years and never used it. Traded for a different brand and first time out crunched the driver's side of the cab backing into a site. At some point you may have other campers that don't have the turn radius of your current rig.
Thanks for the feedback and Amazon has a pretty good price on the Curt with roller bar.
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I personally would stay with B&W or pullrite, as they are made I'm the USA. Curt is made in China.

I love my B&W Patriot!
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Pull rite superglide.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:32 PM   #10
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B&W now makes a Companion in a slider version!!! I drive a 15' RAM 2500 6.7 crew cab 4x4 short bed with the factory puck system and rolled the dice and installed the B&W Companion NON slider last summer (slider was not out yet) and have 0 clearance issues pulling a Puma Unleashed 351THSS 37' toy hauler. With all that said, the front cap of the Puma has corners that are cut way back therefore allowing a lot sharper turn radius w/o a slider 5th wheel hitch. I am able to get the truck 90* of trailer on uneven ground and still maintain a little cap to cab clearance. I do have my B&W adjusted all the way rearward and as low as it will go to keep the trailer as level as possible which still gives me 9" bed rail to trailer frame clearance. (I also have the pin adjusted as far up as possible in pin box to lower the nose of trailer to keep it level when towing).

The B&W is pricey, but rock solid and NEVER rattles whether hitched or not. The ease of hitching and un-hitching is stupid easy and completely effortless. Open the jaws with the lever and when everything stops, drop the lock pin in the lever, raise the landing gear and roll out.

Another great part about the B&W is I can be too far left or right and the plate will grab the pin and guide it right in the jaws. (I have a truck box in the bed of my truck and can't see what's going on and therefore have to rely on feel and common sense). LOL

Long story short, my $ will stay with B&W products as long as they keep up the quality they currently have.
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