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Old 03-18-2018, 09:53 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel hitch.

Looking at going to a 5er from a TT. Need to install a hitch in my 2011 f350 6 1/2 box, srw. Looking at the Curt A16 with the R16 roller. Anybody using this hitch. If so I could use some pros and cons. I'm guessing the new 5er will be between 11 to 14k.
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Looking at going to a 5er from a TT. Need to install a hitch in my 2011 f350 6 1/2 box, srw. Looking at the Curt A16 with the R16 roller. Anybody using this hitch. If so I could use some pros and cons. I'm guessing the new 5er will be between 11 to 14k.
I have the Curt Q20 slider hitch in my '11 F-250 shortbed. Have had no issues with it, other than it is one heavy bugger. I don't even remove it anymore unless I have one of my sons around. It has been in the back of my truck for a few years now. Just too heavy to remove. I have had it since 2010 though, and put many a mile on it.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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Slider hitches are heavy and expensive. I would not own another hitch after using my Anderson ultimate. The perfect hitch for short bed trucks and 5th wheels. inexpensive light weight and removes easy if you need your bed back.
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I have a Curt 20k sliding hitch. Never had any issues to date. Yes it is heavy. I remove it after every trip. About every 2-3 weeks. I have factory puck system but if you have rails you could remove it the same way I remove mine. I leave the hitch attached to the trailer king pin. Disconnect the base from the truck and raise it out of the bed using the landing gear on the 5th wheel. Leave it attached there until next use. I have found that if I release the slide it makes it easier to reinstall you can slide it and rotate it instead of climbing in and out of the truck to move that 1/4 inch several times.
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I also have a slide hitch and use just about every time. Do I really need it...prolly not most of the time, but it takes much of the worry out. I have dents from before I got it.

I bought mine for about $150 on Craigslist if you havenít already thought of that.
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Just a thought as I'm looking at maybe going that way in a year or two...all the new models are coming with those Revolution pin boxes. Should remove the need for a slider in most cases. I've seen where people either like them or don't (about 50/50), but it's something to look into.
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Slider hitches are heavy and expensive. I would not own another hitch after using my Anderson ultimate. The perfect hitch for short bed trucks and 5th wheels. inexpensive light weight and removes easy if you need your bed back.
Looked on Amazon and only saw this hitch for a goose neck hookup. Is that what you use?
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Looked on Amazon and only saw this hitch for a goose neck hookup. Is that what you use?
No I have rails in my truck. Skip amazon and go straight to a towing source like etrailer.com
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Looking at going to a 5er from a TT. Need to install a hitch in my 2011 f350 6 1/2 box, srw. Looking at the Curt A16 with the R16 roller. Anybody using this hitch. If so I could use some pros and cons. I'm guessing the new 5er will be between 11 to 14k.
I bought a used R16 with the E16 head last night for a friend of my son - the price was right.
The base looks right to me but I wondered about the head, so I looked up the difference between the models on etrailer https://www.etrailer.com/question-107687.html.
IMHO, go with the A16 head if Curt is what you want. Don't worry about the weight to much, it is manageable. I owned a Q24 years ago which is a whole other animal, this is the one that will break your back.
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I have that A16, with the R16 roller slider in my 2017 Chevy 3500 with the puck system. Works great. I like it better then the 16K Reese that I had in my 2011 2500. If anyone needs a 16K Reese 5th wheel, I still have it.
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