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RE: which gooseneck ball?

The B&W turnover ball system would be my choice, if actually using the ball for a heavy gooseneck trailer. If you just want to fasten an aluminum tubular hitch to it, any of the ball systems above will be solid enough. I know you dislike/don't want rails. They are a much more solid attachment, than any single point hitch. You would have many more options for a hitch, and if you want an Andersen hitch, the steel one that Cummins 2014 has, is a more solid version. Jerry
MFL 12/01/21 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Good one! I agree, especially if chucking is a concern. :E
MFL 11/30/21 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Yes, if you are short (less than 6'3"s) you will need reach enhancement. That B&W for Ram pucks has a heavy base for sure. The grease on the bushings, only needs to be a light layer. If oozing out, you're using too much, maybe wrong grease? No experience with the Curt, but it would likely be lighter. Jerry (B&W fan club member)
MFL 11/30/21 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I get a new hitch in my new truck

you can get decent cash for the Pullrite... I did this 2 years ago when my 2020 long bed Ford was due to hit... I Sold the perfectly good circa 2006 Pullrite for $400.00 and put that money towards a Brand Spanking New B & W Companion and am thrilled I did..... Testament to my statement above "who doesn't want a new hitch in their new truck"! Good advice here! Jerry I didn't, the Reese Signature hitch I had at the time was just fine . Plus getting the adapter at that time ,gave me plenty of options. Also accommodated my steel Andersen later on ,which IMO can't be beat for simplicity easy of hitching etc etc etc . But if I had that Superglide , I would dump it ,after seeing the issues I have seen with them . Most times Sons are more spoiled, than their Dad! Did your Son get a new hitch yet, for that Super new truck he just got? Since he got the best truck, hoping he got the best drop in hitch too! :C Hope he is enjoying all! Jerry
MFL 11/30/21 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I get a new hitch in my new truck

The Patriot has the same urethane bushing setup the Companion has which some refer to as shock absorbers, they aren't. The Patriot has the same bushings, but no shock absorber, like the Companion has. This shock does not correct chucking. No one mentioned chucking, until you described your severe issue above. No, the Companion would not fix that, but a $3,000 bandaid should not be necessary! Even that, likely did not correct the PROBLEM, but only removed/masked the jarring feel in the truck. If you, and especially your wife are happy with that hitch, and resulting ride in the truck, that is great. :) While many, towing FWs, experience various level of chucking, on certain roads, most can be corrected, by either speeding up a bit/slowing down a bit, if rig is properly set up. Works for me, on the rare occasions I've experienced this, with several FWs, and hitch brands. For the OP, I stand by my recommendation...get the puck system, and a quality hitch that fits direct to pucks. Jerry
MFL 11/30/21 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Cause and effect?

Thanks for letting us know that the problem has been solved. Great follow up, including pics! I suspected that the valve was needed, even though propane guy (that should know) said not. Now we all know it is. Jerry
MFL 11/30/21 08:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I get a new hitch in my new truck

The FW prep added to Ford from factory, should not be nearly $1,000? It is a no-brainer to add this option! Yes, who doesn't want a new hitch, in their new truck? :) No you don't need a heavy slider in a standard bed Ford. Sell yours, get a new 3300 from B&W to drop right in the pucks. This hitch will absorb shock, adjust ahead/back, and is VERY user friendly. Easy to hitch/unhitch, any angle. Two pieces, head 75 lbs, base 78 lbs. High quality hitch design, fit, and finish! Jerry You seem to be wanting my title as "President of the B&W HeavyWeight FanBoy Club" :B Title...nope, had those in the past. It's the $$$, that go with a title! So MAYBE...hard times, require desperate measures. :W Jerry
MFL 11/30/21 05:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I get a new hitch in my new truck

A Companion is a fine hitch but is considered a solid hitch and absorbing shock is an overstatement. The most comfortable hitch to tow with would be a Trailer Saver TS3. Unfortunately, it does not come factory equipped to fit a Ford puck system without an adapter. You mention the hitch might stay in the truck so bed rails could be an option saving you some money over the puck system. New truck, might as well protect it with a highly effective shock absorbing, comfortable towing, hitch. I've had a B&W Patriot and a TS3, not in the same league. Not sure if you are joking.:R Comparing a $600 Patriot to a $3,000 air ride hitch, plus rail cost/installation cost, plus $600 adapter needed, if using the pucks.:S If you NEED a TS3, you may have other issues! I agree the TS3 is a great hitch. Since the Companion has a shock absorber, and absorbs shock, with no banging or clunking, what was wrong in my statement? Jerry
MFL 11/30/21 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I get a new hitch in my new truck

you can get decent cash for the Pullrite... I did this 2 years ago when my 2020 long bed Ford was due to hit... I Sold the perfectly good circa 2006 Pullrite for $400.00 and put that money towards a Brand Spanking New B & W Companion and am thrilled I did..... Testament to my statement above "who doesn't want a new hitch in their new truck"! Good advice here! Jerry
MFL 11/29/21 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I get a new hitch in my new truck

The FW prep added to Ford from factory, should not be nearly $1,000? It is a no-brainer to add this option! Yes, who doesn't want a new hitch, in their new truck? :) No you don't need a heavy slider in a standard bed Ford. Sell yours, get a new 3300 from B&W to drop right in the pucks. This hitch will absorb shock, adjust ahead/back, and is VERY user friendly. Easy to hitch/unhitch, any angle. Two pieces, head 75 lbs, base 78 lbs. High quality hitch design, fit, and finish! Jerry
MFL 11/29/21 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Champion Generator

Champion has great customer service, and many places for repair, if ever needed. Now add in the great price, and what's not to like? I do wish my 2K 100565 would have 3,500W, but stay the same weight, size, and shape. I know...the more you get, the more you want! Jerry
MFL 11/29/21 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

^^ I'm thinking this is what OPs dealer has in mind. Hope not, but would explain the use of rail style hitch. Jerry
MFL 11/29/21 05:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

Guys...are you reading the OP? Reading comprehension is important in most cases, especially this one! :) Jerry Agreed! I looked too quickly at the Patriot thinking it could be a slider. Wasn't really referring to you, some thought OP was ordering the truck. The Patriot is available in an 18K slider, but I don't think for pucks, unless recent development. Agree with you, OP does not want to use an adapter. Direct fit to pucks, best option! Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford Gas 6.2 vs 7.3

^I remember that the F250s went to the lighter duty 6 speed trans. Now the 350s as well? That’s a turn off for getting the 6.2 even if one doesn’t “need” the 7.3. I’d get the big motor anyway. Still waiting to hear someone say, in ernest, man I wish I had less power! But the way your boy in the WH keeps driving fuel prices up one maybe saying, man I wish my truck burns less fuel. Grit's boy? Never woulda guessed that! Anyway Grit...no need to ask for less power, computers got that covered, saves drivetrain warranty, and tires. No freedom of choice, until out of warranty. Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

Guys...are you reading the OP? Reading comprehension is important in most cases, especially this one! :) Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Reese hitch; confused about unhitching.

You are not giving the exact model Reese hitch. I am not familiar with Reese hitch operation, but seems like you are understanding the instructions. You can normally go to E-trailer site, with hitch model, and watch a video, that explains things, while showing operation. Hope you enjoy your new hitch! Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who is using swivel wheel/Idaho Tote type carriers ?

From experience I can tell you my Kendon MC trailer tracks outside the 5er. I was parked along side parallel to a curb. I needed to turn around so I cranked the wheel hard to the left and started rolling four lanes plus a turn lane. As I was part way I looked back to see the MC trailer jump over the curb with the curb side tire. Maybe it was the conditions but I was shocked to see the MC violently move side to side. I stopped down the road a bit and tightened up the straps! In this instance, I can understand, as the trailer tracks true, to rear of FW, where it is hitched. If your a$$ end swung well over curb, due to pulling away, 2nd trailer would follow. Sounds like a COWBOY maneuver from the git/go!:W Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 12:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

I think you will need the B&W Companion slider, for a direct fit to Ford OEM underbed puck system. ICBW, haven't followed updates. :) Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

The Ford OEM puck system is available from Ford Accessories, and the Patriot is a great hitch, can easily handle your Fw wt. Mine is not a slider, but very well built, very easy to use, and no worries (is it hitched, or not). Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who is using swivel wheel/Idaho Tote type carriers ?

These bar holding straps (Canyon Dancer brand) need not be super snug to do a good job of securing. They are designed to secure sport bikes, which are normally hard to secure, due to body parts being in the way. You can get different sizes to fit most any bike. I used normal MC straps on the rear of street bike, using the frame for attachment, sitting on seat, while cinching snug. Worked well for me, even adding an off road bike, facing backward on each side, that I secured with normal MC straps. https://i.imgur.com/WILv2swl.jpg I was confident, even with no rear camera on FW. If really rough, bumps, or road construction, I would add human observer to a rear swiver chair, to communicate with. Jerry
MFL 11/28/21 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
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