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Old 02-18-2016, 07:52 PM   #41
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Not sure what the difference is. The B&W Companion leaves the entire bed free when it's removed.

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PM Me if you need. I sure would like to know full scoop, cause I haven't bought the hitch yet!

I have to be able to lift it and get it out of truck bed..............
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:20 PM   #42
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I love my b&w companion in my long bed GMC. One 3-4" socket it all that is needed. Guess tool-less would be nice, but I always have a tool box in my truck anyways. After my fiver rollover last year, I was sold on the quality and safety of the companion.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:51 PM   #43
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Guess its all preference but look into the Resse I've had both and B&W paid me to send there hitch back it just wasn't correct at the time i bought my truck, that was 2010 my truck is a '11 , the hitch didn't sit rite it damaged the bed, heck they had a rep look at the truck and had no answer they even paid to have a spray in liner installed, they are a GREAT company no dought it was just the hitch that didn't work out, in 2011 GM changed the frame and it could've just been a glich with engineering on B&W side but like i said that were good to me, however the Reese hitch is a better hitch imo much easier to remove and install and yea I have my full bed there are 4 pods in the floor, google it the hitch is nice, just my 2 cents
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:59 PM   #44
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Pods?
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:33 PM   #45
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I have a B&W and love it besides it made in my home state. I have heard that some Chevy trucks had problems with the B&W hitch because the bed wasn't flat from front to rear and had like a 3/8 dip in the middle. When you install the hitch it would put dents in the bed. Check you bed with straight edge before ordering one.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:47 PM   #46
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Yes it has 4 pods in the floor of bed, like twist cams , think bout the only thing Ford is doing right is using this hitch from factory, ha! If you google the hitch you'll see what I'm talking about
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:08 PM   #47
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I see, but I don't have a Ford, so it makes no difference.......can't use 'pods'.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:56 AM   #48
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I don't know what else to tell ya, you have to look it up online google Reese Signature Series 5th wheel hitch, then determine what's best , just saying there's no way I'd put that B&W in my truck but that's me ,good luck !!
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:06 AM   #49
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Around here allot of the folks have converted to goosenecks on their 5th wheel trailers and use the turn over ball so the bed is flat and clear without any tools they tell me it is easier on the trailer and truck. These same trucks pull heavy stock trailers. This is only an observation and not personal experience on my part.
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I have a Silverado 2012 3500 SRW and I like the B&W. When I get ready to lift mine out I just loosen the bolts and leave the hitch attached to the pin box and use my level-up to lift the hitch out of the truck bed. The B&W is a great hitch, one time I didn't tighten the last bolt up and I pulled the camper 10,000 miles like that and never a problem


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