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Old 02-12-2016, 03:34 PM   #21
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I put the B&W turnover ball hitch with the heavy duty Companion hitch in my 2012 F-350 long bed dually. Best hitch, and made in America!
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Old 02-12-2016, 04:17 PM   #22
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This is the hitch that I have been using... (click here)
It came with my truck years ago and it has served me well.

I also upgraded the pin box .....
Love it !!!
If your hitch has the air bags then this is redundant.

Hope this helps

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One other aspect of the Reese Goosebox is that there is nothing to put in or out of the bed except for the ball which weighs about 7 lbs. I about broke my back putting my old fifth hitch in and out. I'm just getting to old for the heavy lifting. According to Etrailer, the base of the companion is 131 lbs and the coupler weighs 75. Those are both to heavy for most older folks. Camping is to much fun to risk a back injury.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:11 PM   #24
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Congratulations! Can't help with the F series commentary. I will say, depending on your location, I have a nearly new B&W Companion for sale.

In any case, Congratulations!
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:15 PM   #25
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I have a 2010 F350 and have had the B&W companion from day one. Love it and IMHO the best on the market.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:18 PM   #26
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One other aspect of the Reese Goosebox is that there is nothing to put in or out of the bed except for the ball which weighs about 7 lbs. I about broke my back putting my old fifth hitch in and out. I'm just getting to old for the heavy lifting. According to Etrailer, the base of the companion is 131 lbs and the coupler weighs 75. Those are both to heavy for most older folks. Camping is to much fun to risk a back injury.
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Very good point. I always had a forklift, crane, or young employees to take mine out for me.
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Old 02-13-2016, 02:32 AM   #27
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Love my B&W Companion in my F350 dully. Like the ease of removal for a "clean" pick-up bed. Towing a 40' unit with 4100# pin weight.
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I have been seriously looking at air ride hitches. Mainly the BD1 and BD3 by TrailerSaver. I am looking for a hitch that is easier on the passengers and the RV. Everything I have read has been favorable. Of course most of that has been marketing materials.
Other than the initial cost, is there any downside to these hitches?
I currently have a Reese 16K and a Reese Revolution pin box.
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I have been seriously looking at air ride hitches. Mainly the BD1 and BD3 by TrailerSaver. I am looking for a hitch that is easier on the passengers and the RV. Everything I have read has been favorable. Of course most of that has been marketing materials.

Other than the initial cost, is there any downside to these hitches?

I currently have a Reese 16K and a Reese Revolution pin box.

Other than cost?
No downside at all.
I have the bd3, and its amazing to just watch the pin float, up and down. Not moving the truck.

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Old 02-13-2016, 09:04 AM   #30
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Just a FYI; from the B&W website for the non-slider Companion hitches.

"The Companion, with its single-point-attachment, utilizes the B&W Turnoverball under-bed mounting system. The Turnoverball works as a gooseneck hitch as well. Product Weight: Base 131 lbs, Coupler 75 lbs."

"The Companion OEM, designed to fit the new Ford OEM hitch platform, installs and removes easily with its two-piece design. Product Weight: Base 78 lbs, Coupler 75 lbs."

I knew the base unit of my setup weighed "the same" as the coupler unit so I was curious and checked. There are two different setups (not counting the RAM OEM).
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