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Old 06-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #11
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I like the Reese with 4 pucks, latches in with levers. The floor is clear for use when not towing.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:09 PM   #12
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Has anyone had trouble putting the hitch in the truck.


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We have a Reese 16K. Pull out 4 super-duty cotter pins and out the KP hitch comes. I would guess it weighs 70-ish pounds. I can lift it easily and I turn 60 this year.

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:29 PM   #13
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I have the Hensley BD3, it weighs in around 130# + but it will come apart if necessary. It's been in the bed of the truck for a couple of years now, not much need to take it out. I have had it out with the help of my 1/2 ton electric hoist in the garage. Pull four pins, wrap a strap around the hitch, lift and drive the truck out from under it. Let it down on a four wheel dolly and push it off into a corner.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #14
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Do you have the ram factory 5th wheel prep? When I was researching trucks I read about 5ers hitch issues in arms. I forget where i saw it but I remember reading something about needing custom bed rails and having trouble finding hitches that fit it properly. I wish I could remember where I saw it and what they used to fit it.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:21 PM   #15
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I have the Curt Q20, standard rail mount. RV dealer installed. No issues so far.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:32 AM   #16
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I have the factory hitch prep package and had a difficult time finding the picture frame base plate and Mopar hitch, which is a Curts with Mopar stickers. I have over 6000 miles towing with the combination and like the setup. It takes me 10 minutes to remove the assembly out of the truck for a clean looking truck bed when not towing.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:09 AM   #17
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Do you have the ram factory 5th wheel prep? When I was researching trucks I read about 5ers hitch issues in arms. I forget where i saw it but I remember reading something about needing custom bed rails and having trouble finding hitches that fit it properly. I wish I could remember where I saw it and what they used to fit it.
If I recall correctly, the option for the factory 5th wheel prep didn't show up until the 2013s. I don't think it was an option when I ordered my 2012.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:03 PM   #18
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I have a 2012 ram 3500 crew 4x4 with air bags and use the B&W turnover and the companion and absolutely love this hitch...easy to remove takes about 10 minutes to take out or put in....we pull a Sandpiper 360 PDEK loaded down at 15,380 on a cat scale so we know the weight is accurate and it pulls like a dream.....Click image for larger version

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