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Posted: 07/22/12 09:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good Day:
All of the other responses you got are great, follow them and you should haved no problem. However, check and make sure the hitch has clip that will hold the arm in place for safty reason. ( It should )But I use a lock every time I pull my fifth wheel. I have heard and seen results of some one who just happens to pull the arm open, truck unattended, and the owner drive's off. Unfortunely, now they have a big problem to contend with. Yes it does happen, sorry to say. Juat an added extra safty thought.


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I have used Pullrite slider and B&W.
Short bed use slider-long bed use B&W(super hitch)


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Be careful about the advice that you have to have a slider for a short bed. In most cases that is urban legend. do a search and read until you fall to sleep on the subject.

Try going to etrailer.com and look up the install kit for your truck, possibly they will have a video on how to, they did for mine.

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I've used the B&W hitch on my last two short beds. Really like it.


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No slider needed with a long bed truck.

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FiverDragger wrote:

I'm not sure they make a slider 15k pro model.


They do - I have one


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Just my 02 cents, but I prefer one that has a four way swivel head and is completely removable.


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Posted: 07/23/12 05:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is some info that may help assess your needs.

http://gotnarcosis.com/brucewittmeier/technical/FifthWheelHitchComments.html


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dlturner00 wrote:

I love my B&W Companion so far but its the only one I've ever had.


X2 and I love the completely empty bed after removing it.


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houstonstroker wrote:

Just my 02 cents, but I prefer one that has a four way swivel head and is completely removable.


OK, never saw that one before.. what hitch is it?

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