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Old 12-03-2013, 08:45 AM   #31
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2014 2500 Ram has a new frame which is causing the problem .
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #32
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Yes, we did know that Ram had their own OEM but I've been told by every manufacturer of 5th wheels say I would have been worse off if I ordered it because it's not like fords that came out a few years ago. That being said , so many of you suggested B&W hitch and we think they have something called turnaround ball hitch. Then purchase the companion hitch. We are going to a dealer today to get more info.
For the B&W, you're essentially buying a gooseneck hitch called their Turnover Ball. It's a great setup because it leaves you with a perfectly empty bed when you remove it:


Then, like you said, you buy their Companion Fifth Wheel hitch that goes into the gooseneck hole. The new ones are pretty awesome in that they install without needing tools. The old ones were pretty simple- 2 U-Bolts and a drawdown bolt, but I'll admit- the green eyed monster has me wanting for the new one.

The Companion hitch comes apart in 2 pieces making it pretty easy to install/remove by yourself:


YES, I feel like a walking/talking B&W commercial. I like the hitch that much. But no, I don't get any compensation from them!

More info here - Turnover Ball & Companion and here - New Companion Hitch
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:05 AM   #33
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Yes, we did know that Ram had their own OEM but I've been told by every manufacturer of 5th wheels say I would have been worse off if I ordered it because it's not like fords that came out a few years ago. That being said , so many of you suggested B&W hitch and we think they have something called turnaround ball hitch. Then purchase the companion hitch. We are going to a dealer today to get more info.
Good to hear you might of found a solution. Please update if you did.
I have had no issues with this B&W set up. I'm pretty sure if you Google the reviews for it they will be favorable.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #34
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Not sure how the B&W is going to be a solution, if you can't get any mounting to the frame. The under bed mounting of a B&W is more intrusive, than a universal rail mount. I'm not knocking the B&W at all, but unless they have something made specifically for this new truck at this time, he's still in the same boat.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #35
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Well it looks like B&W solved our issue. Went to a dealer today. Just waiting for a call back for a date to install. He did ask one question that started us us thinking. This truck sits pretty high up and to make sure we had enough clearance on our side rails. Since our RV is all leveled up don't want to move it but measured our body I don't think that's an issue!
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That's good to hear!
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Good deal. Happy camping.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #38
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Well it looks like B&W solved our issue. Went to a dealer today. Just waiting for a call back for a date to install. He did ask one question that started us us thinking. This truck sits pretty high up and to make sure we had enough clearance on our side rails. Since our RV is all leveled up don't want to move it but measured our body I don't think that's an issue!
See if you can get the *new* companion instead of the old one. The new one is pretty rad.

Congrats!
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http://youtu.be/WQ84NdxKEo8 Here is a video on the installation of the B&W Turnoverball for the 2013 Dodge 2500, which was a new one piece design, the 2014 is also a one piece design. The new Turnoverball gooseneck hitch model for all 2014 RAM 2500 trucks with coil springs is GNRK1384. They said that it began shipping Monday, October 7th 2013 so it should be readily available by now. I really like the new and improved Companion 5th wheel hitch too, I was just a few months early....
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Thank you so much for that video. I love this forum everyone has been so helpful. :-)
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