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Old 02-19-2016, 09:11 AM   #51
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I appreciate ALL the input. I don't want to make a mistake.

I have googled the Reese Signature 24K. I see it on the Reese site, but I can't find any site that sells it to find a price. I'm sure I could call around. However, it doesn't appear that I have the setup to install this one. Seems a Ford truck with some kind of pre-installed something or other is needed....(??).... I also can't find out how heavy it is to lift it out of bed.

I realize the B&W is two pieces, and the head is light enough to lift out by myself, and the base is probably too heavy. I just want something I can remove at a campsite (Or if I use the truck to go fishing locally, or go hunting and pull my ATV, instead of pulling the 5er) to keep it from walking off.

B&W for Chevy is 18K.........which is not much more than the loaded trailer....which makes me think.

This is just one more thing that I need to educate myself on. I do not want to use a Gooseneck..........lots of reasons. But the B&W convertible with Companion would work fine. I like the idea of leaving bed 'clean' if needed, or leaving base only in if needed. I just wish it were higher capacity.

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:26 AM   #52
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Congrats on your new truck. It seems just by looks that you made the right choice!

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Old 02-20-2016, 09:11 AM   #53
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The Reese comes apart in 2 pieces as well ,you can remove it yourself with no tools and bolts. Don't forget you always can leave it connected to the pin and use the Jacks on trailer to lift hitch outta bed, but that's tricky to re connect. I could try and send some pics of my hitch but not sure how just yet, but like i said before i had both and I'm sold on the Reese imo just alot more solid hitch if your towing heavy , my pin is 3350 trailer was 19k and i know I've been heavier at times that's another reason why i went with the 24k hitch, imo that hitch in the event of an accident could hold my entire trailer if needed, if some fancy lawyer tried to sue me all of my equipment is with in or over the weight im towing, hitch ,truck, ratchet straps, everthing is up to spec. Just a thing to consider when going down the road
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:54 AM   #54
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Congratulations on the truck. By the way, the new B&W hitches are 20k and have redesigned the base. I just got a new base and love it! Check it out. I believe the new one is RVK3500 IIRC.

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