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Old 01-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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For those who hate the ugly holes in their bed when the Superrails are removed:

Ford Pickup Part Number 17D754 Rear Bumper Hitch Cover for just about any model year standard style will cover the bed hole and snap into the removable mount socket.

This tip came from a "Scott," a Pullrite tech who is just happens to be our local area rep. Awesome dude I met at a local RV show who talked me through my install in 2008.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #22
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Do all you b&w guys have the hidden hitch? For the money of installing a turnover ball that I would never use I thought this looked like a good option:

B&W Patriot 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch - On Sale Now!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #23
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I have had the turnover balls in my trucks for years pulling goosenecks. Plus I don't know anybody around with a 5th wheel hitch, but everybody has turnover balls, so if I ever breakdown I can use my top on someone elses truck.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:31 PM   #24
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Do all you b&w guys have the hidden hitch? For the money of installing a turnover ball that I would never use I thought this looked like a good option:

B&W Patriot 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch - On Sale Now!

That is the hitch another site I frequent has pointed me to. I'm seriuosly considering that one vs Reese 15k.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #25
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Do all you b&w guys have the hidden hitch? For the money of installing a turnover ball that I would never use I thought this looked like a good option:

B&W Patriot 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch - On Sale Now!
I didn't want rails in my truck. I like that the hidden hitch gave me a completely empty truck bed at the end of the day.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #26
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Looking at the Reese 15K…anyone using one….
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #27
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I have an older 15K with no pivot. Works fine with my Crusader. No need for a slider and I have a swb F250.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #28
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I didn't want rails in my truck. I like that the hidden hitch gave me a completely empty truck bed at the end of the day.
Emptier than this?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #29
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The other good thing bout b&w, no holes are ever drilled in the frame. Holes void any manuf. warranty, and weakens the frame, and have not to date seen anything but the turnover/ companion that complied with this.
Ps. You are also not supose to weld on or on some makes even heat the frame for more than 2 minutes at 1200-1300°
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I have a new F150 FX4 Super cab 6.5 bed. I am looking for a “no slide” 5th wheel hitch. I had a pullrite superglide 12K hitch and hated it. Was looking at the Reese 15K standard hitch. I have a Primetime 270ret Crusader 5th wheel. I should have no problem clearing the cab of the truck with the 5th wheel. I have talked to three other people with the same trailer/truck set up. One was the owner of a RV dealership. He said that he has never used a slide hitch , and has always had a 6.6 bed. He was the one that recommended the Reese 15K hitch.
Hey Crusader. What was it about the superglide you did not like? I just installed a 4100 Superglide but have not picked up my trailer yet so I have never pulled with it. In fact this will be my first fiver and I am a bit nervous about it all. I am curious what I need to be looking out for. Everyone I know tells me I'll never go back to a bumper pull once I hook on to my new trailer.
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