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Old 09-20-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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Moving up to a 5th wheel.

Just ordered a 2017 F350 4x4 diesel with all the new camera goodies (360 camera, rear trailer camera, etc.) and the 5th wheel prep package. Now rated 20,600 5th wheel tow rating for SRW (wow I know right!). Selling the 29hfs and moving up to a big 5th wheel. Looking through the Spartan, XLR, Cyclone and haven't decided yet (thoughts?). But want to find out recommendations on the right 5th wheel hitch. REESE is sold buy Ford to go with their prep package, or are there better recommendations? OK, let me have it, what is the best out there, don't want to leave any hitch choices unexplored?
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:01 AM   #2
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If your prep package includes a gooseneck receiver then I would suggest looking at the B&W Companion hitch. The hitch mounts into the gooseneck receiver thereby eliminating the need for bed-mounted rails.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Moving up to a 5th wheel.

B&W makes a hitch that fits the Ford puck system. It's American made and a great hitch and favored by many.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:37 AM   #4
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Bed length? Sure you don't need a slider?
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:57 AM   #5
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Congrats on the new truck. I've been reading where Ford's 2017 SD capacities are higher due to the aluminum body and beefing up the frame. Check the GVWR and cargo capacity on the yellow sticker located in the driver's side door frame. I'm sure those numbers are higher too, but will still probably be ones that are exceeded first.
The caps on the newer 5'ers are usually contoured and may eliminate the need for a slider hitch. I'm not sure about the ones you mentioned, but I have Crusader 5'er and a 6.5' bed without a slider hitch. I can come close to 90 degrees.
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B&W, hands down one of the best hitches on the market. They make one for the pucks on a Ford. You can't beat it with a stick (unless you go for an air hitch).
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For a big fiver you would probably wind up happier with a dually. SRW trucks are still limited by tire, rear axle ratings and you could end up overloaded with a big fiver.
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For a big fiver you would probably wind up happier with a dually. SRW trucks are still limited by tire, rear axle ratings and you could end up overloaded with a big fiver.


I agree with ^^^.



In addition, the last time I checked, Reese was the only option for a slider that fit the Ford (Reese) pucs. For non-slider, as others have said, there are more options.
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I agree with ^^^.



In addition, the last time I checked, Reese was the only option for a slider that fit the Ford (Reese) pucs. For non-slider, as others have said, there are more options.
I also agree but it looks like the OP already ordered the truck.
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If you went with a Reese R-31056 you can use any conventional hitch. When I moved my hitch into my new F350 that is the route I went. That said if you are buying new go with one that will fit the puc system.
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