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Old 05-01-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Help on Hitch selection

We are in the process of purchasing a 2014 Cedar Creek 36CKTS fifth wheel with the TrailAir double air bag pin box which sticks down further than some so wondering if the B&W hitch at minimum of 16 3/4" would be too tall in the 8 ft. bed of our 2013 Ford F-350 SRW truck. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:22 PM   #2
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My ram, is a fair bit higher than the F350 it replaced.
I am going to remove the spacers under the springs. That will drop it 1.5".

If you had too, you could swap out the 4" blocks on your 350, for a set of 2" blocks.


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Old 05-01-2016, 08:11 PM   #3
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Hitch I have had for about 7 years. Used this on 2 Chevrolet 3500 HD's and now on my 2016 F350 Dually Crew Cab. This has been an awesome hitch and fit directly into the pre built F 350 in the bed.




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Old 05-01-2016, 08:12 PM   #4
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Hitch I have had for about 7 years. Used this on 2 Chevrolet 3500 HD's and now on my 2016 F350 Dually Crew Cab. This has been an awesome hitch and fit directly into the pre built F 350 in the bed.




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Old 05-02-2016, 08:40 PM   #5
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Ultimate hitch for 36ckts with trail air.

I purchased the BD-3 hitch by Hensley. It works like butter with the Trail Air on my 2016 36ckts. Absolutely seamless in the truck. No bounce, bump or sound even over rough rail road tracks. I could not be happier with this hitch. It hooks up in a jiff and clicks lock on with huge jaws that surround the pin. Double air bags float up and down and your trail air absorbs all the chucking. Perfect as it floats about 7 inches above my rails on my 2015 Sierra Denali one ton. We are having soo much fun seeing this country's National Parks. Too bad some of the interstates are not in better shape. Enjoy...
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:14 AM   #6
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Scottie,

I have a Hensley TS-3, which means little relative to your question. So I'll get to the point. The TS-3 is 17 3/4 inches tall. The pin box on our Trilogy is adjusted to the highest setting, and we have no issues with clearance on our rig. Our tow, has a Retrax-Pro cover, adding about 5/16 inch to the height of the bed rail, and still, no issues. All that said, our tow is a Silverado 3500. Our bed rails are 22 inches tall. Hope this is helpful.


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Old 05-03-2016, 09:22 AM   #7
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I have about the same set-up as you I just changed from the Reese to the Demco Hitchiker slider love it as I have a short box just came home 3600 miles and it was Great!
But go to Utube and watch the video.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:42 PM   #8
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Help On Hitch Selection

The best investment I ever done was getting a Goosebox from Reese to replace the fifth wheel head and I got a gooseneck ball hitch from B&W. SO easy yto hook up and park and you can hook up at nearly any angle and when I don't need the ball, I simply pull the lever underneath and flip the ball over and I have a nice flat bed to use.

These are extremely popular out West as many RVers have horse trailers also.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #10
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Just remember when you start dropping or changing truck height you are also changing drive shaft angle
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