Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1
Will be gettin my first 5th wheel next week and have a question

I am getting the Heritage Glen 356qbq. I need to have a 5th wheel plate/hitch installed and was wondering if anyone has recommendations of what to install? I will have the short box on a F-250. Money is not a real concern. I want something that I can install and uninstall easy and give me the best ride and handling possible. TIA Tommy
__________________

__________________
tommyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,760
Install/uninstall easily- my money is on the B&W turnoverball and companion hitch. If you want to go the slider route, you can get their slider. It's a manual slider but it weighs in a ton less than the Pullrite Superglide (automatic slider hitch).

If you get the Pullrite, look at engine hoists so that you're not moving the hitch by hand.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyu View Post
I am getting the Heritage Glen 356qbq. I need to have a 5th wheel plate/hitch installed and was wondering if anyone has recommendations of what to install? I will have the short box on a F-250. Money is not a real concern. I want something that I can install and uninstall easy and give me the best ride and handling possible. TIA Tommy
Does your Ford have the factory 5th wheel mounts?
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 107
I'm partial to the Pullrite Superglide for my short bed pickup because I like not having to worry about hitting the truck if I have to make a sharp turn since it has the auto-slide feature. Probably don't need the slider with today's front caps on the trailers, but better safe than sorry.

But like ependydad said, it's not light. So a hoist, winch, young back, or tractor will be your best friend in getting it out.
__________________
2012 Palomino Sabre 32BHTS
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 4x4 Duramax
clange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 519
Had a pullrite superglide and loved it. It's the only one I would use. You have to install a capture plate on the 5er though. Once installed your 5er can only be towed with the superglide. I think they make an adaptor plate so it can be towed with an ordinary 5er hitch for service or breakdown. Just something to be aware of.
__________________
jwedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #6
Camper Less Camping
 
Cajun Po-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW
Posts: 3,642
If you want an autoslider...PullRite Superglide Hitch

If you want a fixed hitch...B&W Companion Hitch
__________________
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
Cajun Po-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 08:33 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Chewie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 600
Welcome to the 356qbq family! B&W are good, although I use a Curt q20. No complaints. I believe they make a slider version too. Post up some pics when you get it.
__________________

__________________
I used to have a really nice motorhome
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Chewie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5th wheel, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 PM.