Reese 15K Pro & 16K Pro slide bar latch concerns
I am new to 5th wheel hitches and I have concerns about the Reese 15K pro that the dealer is planning on selling me.
I am not concerned about the weight rating as it is sufficient for the 8528RSWS That I plan on buying, but I actually looked a 15K today and I do not like the design. It just has a flat slide bar that latches the king pin and it seems to me there would be a lot of movement within the head lock. Additionally the head plate has a very limited side to side rotation. Stepping up to the 16K Pro has better side to side rotation, but it still uses the flat slider bar latch.
The 20K Pro uses double locking jaws which seems to be a much better design, but 20K is a bit overkill.
A different dealer in the area has a B & W 16K Patriot with rails for $699. That seems to be a pretty good price and a seems to be a better head design.
I have search the forums, but not found any specifics addressing my concerns. Any thoughts from the experienced 5rs out there about the sliding bar latch?
2013 F-250 CrewCab 6.7 PowerStroke 4X4