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Old 03-10-2016, 12:54 PM   #21
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My suggestion; B&W Turnover ball on the truck, and a Reese Goosebox on the fiver. No heavy hitches to be lifting in and out of the truck, the chucking goes away, and the truck bed is clear.
Even when towing, I now have more bed space than before.
Little John, we also have the Reese Goose Box and have grown to really like it. It is an approved hitch for CC trailers and replaces the pinbox on the front of the trailer. We did ours as part of the deal when we bought the trailer (BTW the dealer did not torque the hitch to spec).

I need the bed when I'm not towing and had no desire to lug a 100+lb hitch in and out every time we connected or disconnected. The Andersen was our 2nd choice but the simplicity and suspension of the GB made it the best choice for us.

There have been some issues with them holding pressure (which we had also). It was hard to air up so I put in a new valve core and it solved the problem. I put 55-60 PSI in it and the pop off valve settles at about 50 and it will stay there for weeks now.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:05 PM   #22
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What are you going to tow? How often, full time or a few summers and weekends. Will the truck be used for other tasks?

I'm an Andersen Ultimate user. 12,000 towing miles and still happy.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:19 PM   #23
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If you had a short bed I would say Pullrite Super Glide for sure. Any of the ones listed are solid units and should work for you.
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:27 PM   #24
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Just using our truck for pulling our CC, still working for say two more years then wish to do some full timing ! This being said we got in 68 nights last year!


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Old 03-10-2016, 02:03 PM   #25
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Pullrite makes a great unit, no issues in 5 years
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:17 PM   #26
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As DKritter stated, with the Goosebox, There are zero components to connect in the bed other than the hitch ball itself. Once the ball is taken out, the bed is completely clear. This fact become more and more important as we get older. Most fiver hitches weigh in excess of a hundred pounds, and you still have to store that sucker somewhere. I had to take my old Reese slider apart and remove it in pieces because of the awkward weight. Then over time, unless you have a place to store it out of the weather, the hitch will require cleaning and painting from time to time. I love the simplicity of the Goosebox, and the fact that all I need to worry about is putting 50 psi of air in it.
I suggest that you go to the Reese website and check out the Goosebox. Best hitch I've ever owned, and I never have to handle anything. The make the Goosebox in a 16,000 lb and a 20,000 pound version.
Good luck whatever choice you make.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:33 PM   #27
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B&W all the way!
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:25 PM   #28
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The Andersen aluminum is a great choice.
I have never heard anyone who actually uses one not love the performance.
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Well this is always an interesting subject! I use the B&W Ball over with the Andersen Ultimate Aluminum hitch, and it's the best pull you can imagine. Very easy and fast to hook up, quiet, no chucking, weighs approx 36 lbs., so easy to remove, no grease no mess, and that is as good as it gets.
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Congratulations on your "new" truck Little John. I have the B&W Companion Slider for my 6 1/2 foot bed. Works great. Easy to remove the single point system with a hoist for a clean bed. Couldn't be happier with this Made in USA brand. With an 8 foot bed you won't need the slider, but the principle is the same. The under bed frame and Turnoverball system leaves a clean bed when removed. I didn't go for the goose neck attachment on my fiver. I read somewhere that the side torque may not be suitable for all trailers.
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