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Old 12-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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If you had a choice of a 5er hitch...

would you go with a Husky or a Reese?

And, if you go with the Reese (which is where we're leaning) which model would you prefer, taking in to consideration that the 5er will have the new Reese Revolution pin? (i.e. a non slider hitch)
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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Sigh, lost a reply to the ether.

I'll second what was mentioned in the other thread- the B&W brand hitch. It's a gooseneck hitch that has it's own Companion fifth wheel hitch. It's more expensive because of this, but the hitch is extremely well built and honestly, I can't figure out how you could high hitch or mishitch it in anyway. I won't use the term "foolproof", but it's as close as I can imagine.

It's fans are rabid cult-like fan boys.

http://www.turnoverball.com/products...th-wheel-hitch

What originally drew me to it was when you take it out of the truck, you're left with a perfectly flat bed. And it comes out in 2 manageable pieces instead of 1 heavy one.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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And it comes out in 2 manageable pieces instead of 1 heavy one.
My Reese separates also, with one large pin holding the two pieces together. Two Heavy pieces. Lol.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #4
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My Reese separates also, with one large pin holding the two pieces together. Two Heavy pieces. Lol.

Ha! I wasn't sure how many did that. The B&W Companion base isn't so much heavy as it is awkwardly sized. I generally lower it directly down to a furniture dolly and roll it around. The coupler top isn't very heavy.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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I leave mine hanging on the pin and drive out from under it.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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I purchased a Curt 16K and have used it one time to take the Wildcat in for service. I just ordered the Curt Q24 off of Amazon for $514 delivered.

Amazon.com: Curt 16245 Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch: Automotive

When I had my F550 Ranch style bed I used the BW Companion hitch simply because the truck came with the BW gooseneck installed. However I am one of those strange weird off the wall people who like having the hitch rails mounted in the bed of my truck. They offer extra tie down points should I ever need them for strapping down a load. Of course they also offer a trip over my big feet option also.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #7
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I have this one, works well, impossible to hi hitch, well almost, mine's older without the locking jaw.
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I have a crew cab with the short bed so I installed the aftermarket Reese sidewinder pin like your Revolution. Also went with the 16 K Reese with the double jaws and bed rails. I take the hitch out after each use and the head comes off with one large pin so I can remove it with only limited strain on my "older" body .
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I have the Reese R16K Slider and I like it. Had an issue with the isolator bushings which reese fixed. I also have the Reese Revolution on my unit and have not needed to use the slider yet. I agree that it is nice that it comes a part for easy removal. The slider part is awkward to take out.

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with a short bed truck, my pick would be Pullrite Superglide... no levers to throw just go..
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