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My truck has a B&W turnover gooseneck hitch. I had always planned on buying the Companion 5er hitch when I bought a new trailer. Problem is the B&W Companion is only rated at 18K, and the 5er we are looking at has GVWR of 19K. Is there another manufacturer that makes a 5er hitch rated for that big of a trailer? Am I going to have to remove the B&W to put in rails and a 5er hitch?


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Normaly you would have to put in rails to get a hitch with greater than 18k rating.

Or get a gooseneck adaptor for the fiver. They are rated at 30k. But good luck getting the manufacture to approve that!

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I've got the Colibert Free Ride hitch for my B&W set-up. Mine is an 18K but they might make higher rated hitches. Search Colibert on the web and see. Good luck


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TAS wrote:

I've got the Colibert Free Ride hitch for my B&W set-up. Mine is an 18K but they might make higher rated hitches. Search Colibert on the web and see. Good luck


The Colibert's only go up to 18k, and have a very light 3500lb vert load limit.

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Thanks, thats what I figured. I just hope I can figure out how to mount rails without having to remove the B&W.
Any recomendations on which hitch to get? The dealer stocks a 20K pullrite and wants $1000 for it. Installation is an extra $500. Seems steep to me.

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Here is what I bought for that exact situation which is rated for 20k lbs. You put this in your B&W hitch and I used my 20K hitch I already had.

http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Curt/16310.html

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oliver 550 wrote:

Here is what I bought for that exact situation which is rated for 20k lbs. You put this in your B&W hitch and I used my 20K hitch I already had.

http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Curt/16310.html


That's the ticket right there.

Then just buy a 20 rated hitch and bingo!

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That is EXACTLY what I need! Thank you!
Do you drill holes in the bed and bolt the 4 corners down too? Got any pics of it installed?
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Looks completely removable and not permanent just like the companion. I don't believe you have to bolt anything as it says no drilling required. Probably just has a wider stance than the companion to spread the extra force over a larger area.

I will keep using my Companion. Don't think I will ever load my TH up to the 19,000 lb max.


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oliver 550 wrote:

Here is what I bought for that exact situation which is rated for 20k lbs. You put this in your B&W hitch and I used my 20K hitch I already had.

http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Curt/16310.html


Then get the Curt Q20 - 20,0000# hitch. They make a great hitch and all their products are good. I'm using a Q20 in my truck.
By the way, Amazon has the Q20 for around $500.00 if your interested.


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