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Old 09-10-2020, 08:05 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendations Needed

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I just bought my first fifth wheel trailer, a 33' Flagstaff Super Lite. It has the Turning Point Pin Box. I'll be towing with a Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab with the standard box. My question is:

What is the best hitch for this set-up? I've spoken to 2 dealers and they offered 2 different recommendations so I wanted to hear from the "community" since you ladies/gentleman have real road experience. Thanks!
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What were the two dealer recommendations? I don't think I can help much since I don't know much about that pinbox, but it would be good to know the two recommendations by the different dealers
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What were the two dealer recommendations? I don't think I can help much since I don't know much about that pinbox, but it would be good to know the two recommendations by the different dealers
I'd hate to make a recommendation without knowing anything about that pin box, either.
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From what I have read, the turning point pin box is similar to the sidewinder and the revolution. I have the revolution and have had it activated using the wedge since we have owned our Rockwood. We use a Curt A16 hitch with the proper wedge and it works great. Have made some very tight turns both forward and in reverse with no issues of contact between the fifth wheel and the cab on our Ram 2500.
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How long is the box in your Ram?
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Also, the Curt you mentioned is a slider hitch. I've been told that a slider hitch is not needed with the Turning Point pin box. This is why I'm confused and asking the question.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:37 PM   #7
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We have the Bighorn crew cab with the short box.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:40 PM   #8
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Sorry, still forgot the length. It is 6'4".
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Our Curt hitch is not a slider hitch and it works great.
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This is our second hitch with the Reece Revolution. I sold the old hitch we had due to it having the slide bar mechanism instead of the jaws that the Curt has to lock around the pin. We have experienced a lot less play using the jaw type versus the slide bar.
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Thank you for the info. I looked up the Curt model you listed and the website said "slider hitch (see: https://www.etrailer.com/Fifth-Wheel...hoCU_cQAvD_BwE)

In any case, that's good to know you have good luck with it and I think the base of my question is really do I need a slider hitch or not....sounds like not.
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Sorry for the confusion, our hitch model is C16120. It's not the most expensive one out there but it has worked great for us for the past two years. When we took delivery of our fifth wheel the revolution was not activated. After watching many you tube videos and reading about the revolution I decided to get the wedge and give it a try. Have not changed it back to a regular pin box since.
Congrats on your new rig. Enjoy the adventures to come and be safe.
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We have the Anderson Ultimate hitch mostly because the dealer sweetened the deal with it. I have to say, it is real easy to use and it weighs just 35 lbs. It I s also so easy to remove so that I can use the whole bed. Many happy trail to you in your new 5th wheel.
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I've had both the B&W Turnover Ball with the Companion 5th wheel and now a Reese puck system. And frankly....I don't like the Reese system and hope to one day save coins to replace the Reese with a B&W puck system. B&W is much heavier/solid.
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5th Wheel hitch

B&W Companion, US made and breaks down into 2-75 lb. pieces. Solid and well made. Easier to latch and disconnect from previous Curt. I like the puck version.
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The forum is a great way to get educated. I saw the Andersen Ultimate recommended by Grouch and agree it is a great hitch. Just a word of caution. If you go with the Andersen you will need to lock the Turning Point Pin box. There can only be one pivot point with a 5th wheel. If you look in the manual on the turning point instructions are provided on how to lock the hitch. My F-250 bed length is 6'9' and I have plenty of clearance with the Andersen. The biggest advantage to the Andersen is the ease of removal as I use my truck for other applications and need to be able to easily remove the hitch. There is also no chucking like you can get with some 5th wheel hitches.

But, at the end of the day, I would say research as you are doing, review the recommendations and pick what you think is right for you.

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B&W. Get the Companion if you have the puck system. Get the 18K Patriot if you have to use rails.
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I also am using the curt a16 hitch. And the "custom" wedge sold by curt for use with a reese revolution or turning point hitch. I purchased it for 3 reasons. 1st being the dual locking jaws, second was the price, and third was the ability to articulate not only front to back, but side to side. I am using it on a 2016 F250 with the "short bed" towing a 8299bs. I have made extremely tight turns. Without ever having to worry about the trailer contacting the cab of the truck. I have nothing but good things to say about it. I would recommend it.
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X2 on the Andersen Ultimate Hitch.
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B&W 18K great hitch, worked perfect when I had my Ram 1500 and Rockwood with the Turning Point. Still using it with my Ram 3500, https://www.etrailer.com/Fifth-Wheel...BWRVK3255.html ... I still have the matching wedge I will let go 1/2 price....
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