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Old 12-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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TrailerMate 5th Wheel Hitch

Is anyone using or familiar with the TrailerMate fifth wheel hitch? I'm thinking about getting one because it's supposed to help with the ride of both the truck and trailer. Your input is appreciated.

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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I've never seen or heard of this brand before. After looking at it, it is one of the uglier hitches I've seen. However, if it works, sometimes ugly doesn't matter. A couple of other observations. It looks tall, meaning it looks like it would go over the top of my bed rails. Since I have a folding bed tonneau that goes over my hitch when I'm not using it, it doesn't look like it would work for that reason. Also, I don't see a slider version of this hitch. Even though my trailer (and most nowadays) say sliders are not necessary, for those who wish for peace of mind, a slider is still a good thing.

I would be interested in seeing feedback from someone who actually has one.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:09 AM   #3
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Looks industrial!
never heard of or seen before either.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with fifth wheel hitches but after reading several other's posts, I bought a B&W turnoverball w/companion hitch.
My pin box is a TrailAir Roto-Flex so I'm hoping it will be a good setup...

Now I just have to find an empty parking lot to practice my driving/backing technique. I haven't driven a fifth wheel vehicle in a 30+ years and that was a cabover semi.. Like riding a bike??
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #5
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May I ask why you are looking at fifth wheel hitches when you have a bumper-hitch camper?
And that really is an UGLY hitch. Yikes!
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Sorry for the confusion Crocus. My DW and I bought a new fifth wheel trailer and traded the Ram 1500 in for a Ram 3500 DRW. I should have mentioned that in my first post, or edited my profile.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:12 PM   #7
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I know this is an old thread but I have been looking at this hitch, which is now comfortride hitch I think. Somebody by now should have some experience with this hitch. They also have a mounting plate that works with both dodge and ford oem under bed prep kits. Also some brackets to move the hitch back a few inches instead of a slider. I am torn between a used airsafe Omni 25k hitch with the binkley head or this hitch.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
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I use the B&W Companion with the Ford puck mount. REAL easy to remove and install as the hitch is in two parts that quickly come apart. If it was a single unit, I would need a crane to lift it!
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