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Old 05-09-2016, 10:14 PM   #1
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Hitch upgrade for New F350

I have a new F350 which has the hitch kit in the bed. I still have my old slider hitch and need to do something to upgrade. I would like to buy a new hitch but will have to save up. I found a Reese base that mounts the old rail style hitch to the base to the new pin style hitch rails. I also found out that Curt makes some side upright brackets that works with the hitch body but do not think the Curt pieces will work with the Reese hitch body. Any suggestions from anyone?
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:52 PM   #2
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Which hitch do you have? Once we know, there's possibly some way to convert the existing hitch to the new rail system.
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #3
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It is a 15000 Reese with a slide bar. It is a older hitch
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:19 PM   #4
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If you can, bite the bullet and get a new hitch. I found it wasn't economical to use my existing 16k Reese and I bought a Curt hitch specially made for my OEM factory hitch prep package. I paid a small fortune for it and of course, saw a used one on cragislist for 1/2 of what I paid for mine, a week after I bought mine new from etrailer.

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Old 05-12-2016, 12:33 PM   #5
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Get the B&W and don't look back.. we also have a new Ford 350 DRW..and B&W is what we installed..easy to install, looks great and works even better!
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:51 PM   #6
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Get the B&W and don't look back.. we also have a new Ford 350 DRW..and B&W is what we installed..easy to install, looks great and works even better!
X2 on the B&W. It works with the hitch mount, I believe.

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Old 05-12-2016, 01:17 PM   #7
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You can either buy a new hitch that plugs directly in the "pucks" or you can buy an adapter that allows you to use you existing hitch.

Is your bed long or short? If you need a slider, your options are limited (Reese only I believe) if you want a hitch that plugs directly into the pucks. With an adapter, you have many options. If you do not need a slider, you have more options for direct puck connection, and of course lots of options for adapter use.

I would analyze trailer height and truck height before deciding on adapter use. I know guts with high trucks (factory) that prevent a level ride when using the adapter. They can't lower the hitch enough and causes the trailer to ride nose-high.


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Old 05-15-2016, 03:14 PM   #8
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I have a comfort ride hitch with mount for in bed pucks. It works great! Comfort Ride Hitch and if you have questions call Rick directly and he is happy to talk to you.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:19 PM   #9
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If you want a slider the Demco hijacker is an autoslide that fits in the pucks.
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Be aware that there are "issues" with the Demco Autoslider...(i.e. Fussy locking jaw mechanism )


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