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Old 05-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Which 5th Wheel Hitch???

We can't decide and have to pretty quick. Hijacker, Husky or Reese? We are looking at a 16K "double pivot".

Our dry hitch weight is 1134lbs, GVWR is 9134lbs pulling a 2011 Rockwood 8280WS. Pulling it with a GMC 2500HD Duramax. We don't need a slider as the trailer is coming with a Reese Sidewinder.

Any thoughts? Remember we are first timers.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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I just purchased a B&W Patriot...looks like a great hitch, and all the feedback I have seen so far is great! They say it will work with the Sidewinder. We have a Flagstaff on order and it is coming with the Sidewinder. We are first-time fivers as well.

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Just went through the same thing as we just purchased our first 5th. Actually delayed our tacking the 5th home by 4 days because by the time I decided on the hitch, and they order it I had to wait for the delivery and install. Seems like picking the hitch was the hardest part of the whole deal.

Anyway, we decided on the Pull-rite over the choices you have listed, I looked at all of those plus the Hensley, it actually came down to Pull-rite and Hensley when I could not get a local dealer for Hensley I went Pull-rite.

Relevant or not I wanted a system that has a single wrap closure around the pin, just felt better visually to me when I check that I hitched it correct, I also wanted a system with a under-bed system so that my truck bed could be clear when I did not have the hitch in it and wanted to haul something.

Also our 5th has a GVWR over 14000, but I decided that at the cost of a hitch I'd rather match it to the truck than the trailer so I purchased a 20.5K Pull-rite super 5. You should consider this as well unless you never plan upgrading campers.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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I use a 15k Hidden Hitch (Reese). I believe in the "K.I.S.S." principle.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Reese/Drawtight signature or elite series. Best one in my opinion. With hitch removed bed is clear.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #7
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Just went through the same thing as we just purchased our first 5th. Actually delayed our tacking the 5th home by 4 days because by the time I decided on the hitch, and they order it I had to wait for the delivery and install. Seems like picking the hitch was the hardest part of the whole deal.

Anyway, we decided on the Pull-rite over the choices you have listed, I looked at all of those plus the Hensley, it actually came down to Pull-rite and Hensley when I could not get a local dealer for Hensley I went Pull-rite.

Relevant or not I wanted a system that has a single wrap closure around the pin, just felt better visually to me when I check that I hitched it correct, I also wanted a system with a under-bed system so that my truck bed could be clear when I did not have the hitch in it and wanted to haul something.

Also our 5th has a GVWR over 14000, but I decided that at the cost of a hitch I'd rather match it to the truck than the trailer so I purchased a 20.5K Pull-rite super 5. You should consider this as well unless you never plan upgrading campers.
I have the same Pullrite 20.5K. Great hitch! Look at one, then look at a Reese. Much stronger looking. Also, pullrite has fully removable rails available. When I take them out, the bed is totally flat.

I am VERY happy with my Pullrite!

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