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Old 08-29-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Upgrading from TT to 5er

The big question is,...what have I not considered???

I have a 2015 F350 SRW super crew 4wd short bed (6ft 8 inches) that I take in Wednesday morning to get the B&W turnover gooseneck and wiring harness installed. I will be ordering the Anderson Ultimate hitch here shortly, unless you guys talk me into something else. I've chosen a 5er that at max gross wt will keep me under max combined, and max pin (at 25%). What I don't know is how much squat I will get with 3k pin weight. Will airbags be needed to level the truck? Never having owned a fifth wheel, what have I not considered?
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:56 PM   #3
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Upgrading from TT to 5er

With the Anderson it will clear, and ,...





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There were some reports of the Andersen Alloy hitch having some problems with cracking welds/metal.

I have not seen if it has been corrected.

I would get the B&W Companion to go with the turnover.
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I'll research that.


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There were some reports of the Andersen Alloy hitch having some problems with cracking welds/metal.

I have not seen if it has been corrected.

I would get the B&W Companion to go with the turnover.

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I have a 2016 F350 SW with a trailer that has close to 3K pin weight and the truck sits level.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:35 PM   #8
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Good to know. Thanks.


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I have a 2016 F350 SW with a trailer that has close to 3K pin weight and the truck sits level.
2016 F350 swd 4x4 with a little over 2800 on the pin and the drop is not noticed.
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I have 2015 F350 Diesel 3180 pin and the truck sit perfectly level. Mine is about 1/4 inch from the overload springs contacting the stops and I have found if you hit a bump you get rebound off of the overload springs. I installed airbags not get level but to keep the truck from contacting the over load springs. Try it first and see what you get.
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