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Old 05-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
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If you already have a goose neck receiver installed on your truck just buy a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. Goes in and comes out with ease so you end up with the best of both worlds No warranties voided. IMHO Chris
I have the B&W FLAT BED Companion, and it's even easier to install and remove than the standard Companion.

I loosen ONE bolt (torqued to 40 ft-lbs) and pull it out. I believe the standard Companion has several bolts that must be loosened.

The Flat Bed version requires that you have a thick reinforced bed on which to sit the hitch.



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Old 05-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #12
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My Companion has three bolts to loosen before pulling out of gooseneck hitch receiver. Chris
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:13 PM   #13
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Yep- 2 U-bolts (80 pound torque) and 1 draw-down bolt (40 pound torque).

I'll admit- I'm jealous of the flat bed companion's difference in installing and removing it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #14
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Yep- 2 U-bolts (80 pound torque) and 1 draw-down bolt (40 pound torque).

I'll admit- I'm jealous of the flat bed companion's difference in installing and removing it.
But it's still easier to return to a flat pick up bed compared to regular 5th wheel hitch styles. Since I use my truck for hauling feed and hay, I need all the space I can get. Chris
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I have no comparison, but I do love the ease of removing it.
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Thank you all very much. I appreciate the help.
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