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Old 08-30-2016, 10:49 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the great info guys. It is very much appreciated!

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:14 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by donniedu View Post
Squat? Dont worry about it until you actually get the trailer home and loaded for a trip. BTW, gooseneck? Does the trailer mfg know this? Using one could void your trailers frame warrenty. Generally speaking fifth wheel frames are not designed or strengthened sufficiently to support a gooseneck setup. Second, does this fiver have sufficient cut to allow for tight turns without hitting the truck? I think you have way more to worry about than squat.
The Andersen Ultimate is a great choice. I have been using for two seasons and have no problems. It is not a gooseneck hitch. It is a fifth wheel hitch and attaches at the pin just like all 5th wheel hitches. At 32 pounds it also increases your ability to carry more gear.

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:18 PM   #13
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Another vote for the B&W Companion, I had one in my 2012 F-350 SRW short bed, didn't even opt for the slider and had no issues on clearance with a Palomino 32bhok, I added Timbrem SES bumper stops before I picked up the trailer so don't know what it would have looked like without them, advertised hitch weight is 1872 lbs. empty.

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:48 PM   #14
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More great info, thanks again all.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:08 PM   #15
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Have an Anderson Ultimate hitch on GMC 2500HD and now on a 3500HD. Some squat on the 2500 but hardly any on the 3500. Nice and quiet towing . Very light hitch to remove and install.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:45 PM   #16
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Have used the Andersen hitch this year, no issues. I am pulling with a GMC 2500 HD I put Sumo Springs on mine and are very happy with them. No air, no brackets, just install and go. Helps with rebound after hitting a bump or a Kia.


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