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Old 04-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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upgrade pinbox??

having never towed a 5th wheel before I am not sure if I should try stock pinbox on my cedar creek 36rlts or change it out to morride or trailaire I have Pullrite 18k hitch and have to have hitch-plate adapter welded to pinbox so should upgrade pinbox pay for welding once. or have plate welded for current setup and tow for awhile. Is the upgrade worth the $$
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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I have Pullrite 18k hitch and have to have hitch-plate adapter welded to pinbox so should upgrade pinbox pay for welding once. or have plate welded for current setup and tow for awhile. Is the upgrade worth the $$
Jon,
I have the 16k 3300 version of your hitch. there are several bolt on adapters that do not involve welding. In fact, there are several very good reasons to NOT weld on the "universal plate" IF a clip on version is not available for your box.

PullRite has a SAFER, STRONGER, BETTER designed hitch for you

http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/QCCP_Fit_Chart.pdf

If you ever break down while towing your camper, you will need two tow trucks, one for your TV and one for your camper. If you welded your adapter onto your pin plate instead of bolted it on, you might have to leave your camper abandoned on the side of the road until your TV is repaired. Pullrite sells an "unadapter" conversion hitch head, that YOU would have to buy, "just in case" you broke down.
http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/3336.pdf

Just in case folks did not know, they also now make a 3 inch riser kit for high sided pickups.
http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/4408.pdf
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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it is just the support brackets that need to be welded to the hitch head the plate will still be able to bolt and unbolt from the hitch head
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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it is just the support brackets that need to be welded to the hitch head the plate will still be able to bolt and unbolt from the hitch head
I see. Have you determined the manufacturer of the pin box on your unit? My dealer was making noises about installing the universal one when I had them check FR to see if a Lippert could be installed and FR did at no charge. I could then use the clip on plate.

http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/QCCP%20_1screw.pdf
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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Ok thanks to herk7769 I reviewed chart for capture plate I had the universal plate but now will order correct plate for my hitch no welding required. as to upgrading to moreride or trailaire I will see how she feels first then decide if I should
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