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Old 03-22-2016, 12:54 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Elkhounds View Post
This is what I got as well. Rated for 4500 pin weight and 24k total trailer weight.
It provides the best pull ever.

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Old 03-22-2016, 02:46 PM   #22
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Well to start with even since it it is 3500 dually dose not make the end all of all TV", you still need to watch your pin weight/axle weight as if you go with a BIG toy hauler he can still be over weight, then since we are talking toy hauler you will still need to to go to a scale house as toy haulers are known to be MUCH heavier then there tag weight so the whole TV?TT could be over weight.
Now for the hitch and $1600 while this sounds like he likes to throw money around, it is not hard for a top of the line air hitch, and while it will make the travel much smoother it still needs to be right for the whole package.

I tow with a goose style not a 5er type as i need my bed from time to time and are unable to move or store a big 5er hitch, I am looking at the newer type air goose from resse ( i here they are on back order) but not only will it make for a much smoother ride it will also be better for the frame on my coach.
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:05 PM   #23
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I have a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. I like the way it mounts and unmounts into the gooseneck receptacle.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:07 PM   #24
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Same hitch pulling 11K with 1890 on the pin. Pulls smooth and no chucking -- F250 diesel
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:17 PM   #25
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OC, What do you mean by "take the slop out of the hitch legs"?
On my Reese there was clearance between the legs and the bed channels so you could insert the pins easily. This allowed the hitch to bang. I cut 0.075thk shims (rusty shims under legs) and inserted between the legs and the channel which eliminated the bang on acceleration and braking.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #26
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My B&W DOSE NOT BANG. I don't get any chucking, it rides smooth.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:33 PM   #27
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My B&W DOSE NOT BANG. I don't get any chucking, it rides smooth.
My Reese doesn't bang anymore either and the trailer rides smooth because I put shocks on it.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:38 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by ccsvolsfan View Post
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#.
I also have the B&W Turnover Ball base and an Andersen Ultimate although I was an early adapter and bought the steel pyramid before the aluminum version was marketed. My pyramid and connector block weigh a total of 75 lbs. Even as an old guy, I can remove it from the truck easily to leave a flat, open bed. I paid $440 for it. As you say... "no chucking, no slop, no grease, a complete system." I remain impressed.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:36 PM   #29
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An update from my buddy.

Your input has been most enlightening for the both of us. Thank you soo much. My buddy and I did not even know or understand about "chucking" and the other things to consider. I have shared your input and he is leaning towards a Reese hitch.

My buddy is an impulse buyer not a tire-kicker. He and the wife were pre-approved yesterday by the dealer, to buy this big 2016 TH. They planned leaving early tomorrow morning for a 6 hour ride to the OH dealership.

This morning while speaking to the sales person about things he wanted in addition, he was asked if he could be called right back. He was called back and informed that another sales person had taken a down payment on it and his effort was now void.

He went thru the dealer financing dance only to have the door slammed on him after approval. I guess stuff happens when management is not managing. I get the money down first wins thing but he was taken down the path.

I gotta' gig him and ask him, if they asked him to put money down. Maybe in a week or two when he comes back down.

At this hour, he is at a STL dealer tonight to negotiate the same model to pickup tomorrow.

Thank you all for your insight.


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