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Old 03-11-2016, 12:40 PM   #41
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:59 PM   #42
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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.
How is chucking with the Goose Box compared with the 5th wheel hitches?
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:18 PM   #43
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Sorry Joe, this is our first 5th wheel and therefore I don't have a reference for you.

I can say the ride pulling a 15K 5'r is very easy and stepping up from a TT has been a night and day difference.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:45 AM   #44
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Sorry Joe, this is our first 5th wheel and therefore I don't have a reference for you.

I can say the ride pulling a 15K 5'r is very easy and stepping up from a TT has been a night and day difference.
Yup. Pulling a 5er is a lot better than a bumper pull. Some roads cause "chucking" which is the truck and 5er bouncing at a different frequency and feels like the truck and 5er are having a tug of war.

Good luck and safe travels with your new 5th wheel!
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:35 PM   #45
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Thanks to everyone for the great replies and info!
Rightly or wrongly just dropped off our truck and will be picking it up next week(Tuesday,if we don't get the snow they are talking about) with a Pullrite system!
Take care and be well!
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Another vote for B&W.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:16 PM   #47
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Thanks to everyone for the great replies and info!
Rightly or wrongly just dropped off our truck and will be picking it up next week(Tuesday,if we don't get the snow they are talking about) with a Pullrite system!
Take care and be well!
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:17 AM   #48
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Consider the PIN BOX. I have had 2 fifth wheels, cross all road conditions. One a standard pinbox; chucking, bouncing and stuff in rv jarring all over. New fifth wheel; 37ft, has best TRAIL AIR, with inflatable cushion. Thousands of miles. NOTHING MOVES. NOTHING. BOTH RV's using same Curt hitch and SAME TRUCK. Both rv's were similar in length and weight. Only switched fivers to a rear living for more long term stay comfort as retirees. Went FROM Keystone to FR.
DO RESEARCH ON YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND PLANS.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:04 AM   #50
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Thanks to everyone for the great replies and info!
Rightly or wrongly just dropped off our truck and will be picking it up next week(Tuesday,if we don't get the snow they are talking about) with a Pullrite system!
The Pullrite is a solid hitch. Once I saw how it captures the pin I was sold. The only downside (more of an upside really in the big picture) is that it is built to tighter tolerances than other hitches (as in, an extra decimal place). That, combined with the way the pin is locked in with the rotating plate instead of the jaws, can lead to some frustrations for the first few couple/uncouple cycles. I had to give it a good bump to get it to lock on the first couple of trips. And to get it to unlock it is imperative to make sure you have pressure reversing against the hitch when you pull the handle. Basically, after you've dropped the landing gear and unloaded the weight off the truck, get back in and reverse against the trailer, set the parking brake, and then put it in park. The hitch will release easily with a finger tug. Try to unlock it with any load pulling on the rotating plate and it will not move. It can be frustrating at first, but when you consider that it just means there is less slop in the coupling it becomes a good thing.
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