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Old 06-23-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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CURT Q24 or B&W Companion

So I am removing the flatbed from my truck and am thus in need of a new hitch. I will be starting with a clean slate so the sky is the limit. I have narrowed my choices down to the CURT Q24 or the B&W Companion. My XLR has a GVWR of 21k which is just over the companion's 20k rating, but I do not expect to exceed 20k so I do not anticipate that to be an issue. I do not have a B&W turnover which so that would be an added cost.

Expense wise I am looking at $620 for the CURT Q24 and necessary rails vs. $1300 for the B&W turnover ball and companion. I will be doing the install myself so the above numbers are just the equipment.

So, those of you out there pulling the heavy toyhaulers, which hitch are you using and why did you choose it? Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:56 PM   #2
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I have a Curt Q20 and it has been great. B&W is a very good hitch, but I don't thinks it's worth twice the cost
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:56 PM   #3
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It really comes down to: do you need to have your truck bed available at other times? If you need the truck bed to be flat and empty at times, then go with the B&W. If you're OK with the hitch permanently living in the bed of your truck, then go with the Curt. Good luck!
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If you're OK with the hitch permanently living in the bed of your truck, then go with the Curt.
Why would the Curt be permanent? I've had mine in 2 different trucks. No problem to take out.
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It really comes down to: do you need to have your truck bed available at other times? If you need the truck bed to be flat and empty at times, then go with the B&W. If you're OK with the hitch permanently living in the bed of your truck, then go with the Curt. Good luck!
This will be a mute point for me, in the near term at least, as I will not have a bed on the truck for a while. Tempted not to bother with replacing the flatbed with anything as I only use the truck to tow the RV but time will tell how long that lasts.
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I bought a Curt Q24 although my truck maxes out at 16k for towing. I needed the extra weight of the Q24 to smooth out my truck's ride when unloaded.

I love the Q24 and recommend it especially since it is more affordable than the BW hitch.
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:10 AM   #7
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Curt Q20 has done a great job for us for the past 3 years. Also have the slide which I have not used.


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Old 06-24-2016, 08:26 AM   #8
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Didn't know the Curt was easily removable. And if you don't have a bed to start with, it sounds like the benefit of the B&W is unnecessary in your case (and not worth the extra cost.). I'd do the Curt for sure.

Unless you need to pull a gooseneck trailer at any point...then the B&W offers you both options in one package.
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On hitches go bigger I have the Curt24 k and my RV is also max 21k
But I would rather have to much instead of just enough.


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Old 06-24-2016, 01:51 PM   #10
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The B&W won't work without a flat bed of some kind. It's only attachment point is the drop bar into the vertical receiver. What would you allow the Companion feet to sit on?
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