Hey everyone. New to the 5th wheel game. looking for opnions on hitches. Debating between a Valley 16k wrap around from a local hicth shop and a Husky 16K wrap jaw style the dealer is trying to promote. About $500 difference between the two. Was also looking at a Reese 16k until the guy at the shop advised me to stay away due to all the complaints and issues they have been having since Reese started making them in China. Any thoughts and comments are appreciated. Cheers everone.
$500 difference between local hitch shop $ dealer......let me guess, Dealer higher........RUN!
Husky & Valley are the same......Husky owns Valley.
I know pricing is higher in Canada but that 16K Husky (Valley) Double-Pivot Head is roughly $800 and rail kit is $111
We FT have the 16K Husky.....the side to side pivot action sure is nice when truck/trailer are not sitting square. I like the visual tab that sticks out when jaw closes/locks......also very easy to look at jaw and see that it has wrapped around king pin.
Been using it for past 5 yrs......no problems.
Are you planning on a slider hitch for a short bed truck? I did that for our first fiver, I was terrified of making any turns with it in the forward position for fear that it would hit the cab. Once i got used to it, I never moved it back again. My next hitch, for any length box, would not be a slider.
Thanks for all the great info everyone. Actually messed up the price difference in my original post.Was 500$ more for the husky 16k slide jaw ,another 300$ for wrap jaw style. in the end 1250$ installed for the valley and 2100$ for the husky. Think I'll go the Valley way. with the difference I can still get a 5th wheel tailgate and still come in ahead. Don't think I would have gone wrong either way though. Thanks again everyone. Happy trails