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Old 03-09-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitch and brands?

Looking to install a hitch into a "New to us truck" , a 2013 GMC 3500 dully (8ft.box) and looking for some thoughts from the group?
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:16 PM   #2
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B&W well made in the USA !!! link below:

http://www.turnoverball.com/products/fifth-wheel-towing
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs B and W Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters BWRVK3500

Good hitch gives you both fifth wheel and goose neck towing.

Best part is no rails in the bed so it is wide open for hauling what ever.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:43 PM   #4
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Interesting...I've been looking at Curtis and Pullrite...


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Old 03-09-2016, 06:52 PM   #5
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My suggestion; B&W Turnover ball on the truck, and a Reese Goosebox on the fiver. No heavy hitches to be lifting in and out of the truck, the chucking goes away, and the truck bed is clear.
Even when towing, I now have more bedspace than before.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:57 PM   #6
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I have a Curt Q20 k and have no issues with it at all and it is cheaper than most other brands.


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Old 03-09-2016, 07:09 PM   #7
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I have a Curt 20K from Ram. No problems here .


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Old 03-09-2016, 07:39 PM   #8
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True about the pricing R&R...the Curtis comes in around 1,300 the Pullrite is over 1,800...


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Old 03-09-2016, 08:19 PM   #9
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Have used this hitch since 2007. Been very happy. Feels like it is welded to the vehicle with this mounting system. Have pulled three different fifth wheels with no issues.


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Old 03-09-2016, 08:33 PM   #10
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Congrats on the new truck LittleJohn. I have the Rees Pro 20K which seems to work fine form my CC. I only got this one because it came 'free' when I bought the 5er. Otherwise I would have been looking at the Andersen 5th wheel set up. That is much lighter to set up and can easily be removed from the bed of the truck when not required.
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I love my B&W Companion with Turnover Ball. No chucking. Do your self a favor and look through B&W website.
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sold my Curt Q16...stay away from that cheap one.
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Curt Q20 ... sturdy and has a near fool proof color coded release arm arrangement. Some people have issues with the jaws not closing around the pin when hooking up. Spray WD40 or Lithium grease once a month on the jaws and springs inside the horseshoe plate and that issue will go away. There are OEM grease zerks as well.
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Curt Q20 has been serving me well for a few years now.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:51 AM   #15
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We have a Curt Q20 in our 2013 Chevy dually. It works great for us. It does leave the rails on the truck bed when I take it out but that's not really an issue for me.
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Congrats on the new truck LittleJohn. I have the Rees Pro 20K which seems to work fine form my CC. I only got this one because it came 'free' when I bought the 5er. Otherwise I would have been looking at the Andersen 5th wheel set up. That is much lighter to set up and can easily be removed from the bed of the truck when not required.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:33 AM   #17
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X10,000,000 on the Curt Q20 too! No issues and a QUIET pull.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:38 AM   #18
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Morning all!
Thanks for the replies so far!
Not looking good for the PULLRITE so far...interesting!


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Old 03-10-2016, 09:46 AM   #19
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I've always used Reese kwik slide but I've also always used the short box Chevrolet. I've heard B&W also have really good hitches. So I guess it depends on the pocket book and how much you want to spend.
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I have a Pullrite 16K have had no problems 1 year and 12,000 miles towing.
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