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Old 03-21-2016, 09:41 PM   #11
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:19 PM   #12
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Put shocks on the trailer and take the slop out of the hitch legs.
OC, What do you mean by "take the slop out of the hitch legs"?
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:50 PM   #13
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IMO, one of the best hitches on the market are the B&W hitches. Empty bed when not towing, easy installation/removal, and no slop in the hitch. I've yet to figure out how to mis-hitch it to be able to drop my fifth wheel (not that I want to- but I'm a big dummy and worry about that).
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:24 PM   #14
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I have had 4 different hitch's in the last 38 years, and have a B&W hitch now and like it the best, I have had it for the last 10yrs. You pull it out of the truck and there is no rails or pins or anything, and you have the turn over ball to haul a stock trailer if you need too.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:08 AM   #15
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X3 on the B&W. I pulled it out of my F350 and dropped it into my new GMC 3500 Dually. It's a fantastic hitch made by a great company.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:57 AM   #16
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The b&w guys need to try the Hensley.
Besides the flat floor, there's no difference between b&w and the rest of the solid hitches.

What could be better, than air bags and shocks on the hitch head?
The trailer just floats.
No jerking, chucking, banging...


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Old 03-22-2016, 05:59 AM   #17
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The biggest advantage to the bw, is the flat floor.
Although, with the newer fifth wheel prep pucks, you can have a flat floor too!


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Old 03-22-2016, 12:40 PM   #18
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For me it's the B&W ball over paired with Andersen Ultimate Aluminum hitch. Weigh 32#, rated to tow almost any 5er, no chucking, no slop, no grease, a complete system. Easy to adjust height, priced around $600 for hitch, around 800 for ball over. The ball and receiver have low friction coating, so no grease, did I say 32#.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:44 PM   #19
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I know that is huge pin weight. He has been running with a 4K slide in camper for years (big pig, need's it own wheels and motor).

He tells me the 5th wheel weight loaded is 20K.
If the unit gross is 20K my thinking is not to get a hitch rated less than 24k.
Never hurts to be safe.
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For me it's the B&W ball over paired with Andersen Ultimate Aluminum hitch. Weigh 32#, rated to tow almost any 5er, no chucking, no slop, no grease, a complete system. Easy to adjust height, priced around $600 for hitch, around 800 for ball over. The ball and receiver have low friction coating, so no grease, did I say 32#.
This is what I got as well. Rated for 4500 pin weight and 24k total trailer weight.
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