Originally Posted by Paul J S
fordman, I also have the Patriot 16K hitch. I have not picked up new 5ver yet
I thought the Patriot looked like a good hitch. (My First 5th wheel) Do you think the rubber mounts under the head make it a smoother ride? Do you put any lube on those rubber mounts?? Did you need any special wedge on the siderwindwer?
This is my first 5th wheel, so I don't have anything to compare it to as far as a smooth ride. Overall, the ride is pretty good. I get some chucking on some rough pavement, but nothing major. I don't lube the rubber mounts at all. The instructions don't say they need to be greased.
There is a special wedge you need for the B&W hitches for the SideWinder. It is part #SWW-06, and is sometimes hard to come by. I had no problem getting mine, but someone on another forum said his was back ordered, and he checked everywhere he could find online. I got mine at etrailer.com: Linky
and it seems to be the lowest price. I had it a month before our trailer came in just to be sure I was ready.
As dunnnc pointed out, the dealership can hook it up for you quickly and have you on the road. Just grease the sides of the wedge so it slides into place nicely and hookup is a breeze!