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azdryheat

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Posted: 04/13/19 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be careful with that Trailair hitch. I had the Trailair/Triglide and two of those three rollers on mine broke their welds leaving one roller to keep the trailer attached to the hitch. Those hitches aren't sold any more.

BTW, I'm very satisfied with my CURT hitch.


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You can always rebuild your hitch, they sell replacement jaws and springs from eTrailer for your dual jaw Reese. I’m sure you can also buy the fixed legs for your Reese and take the Slider assembly off. That should make things a little more quiet.

My dad has a Curt 20k slider and never had a single chucking issue. I suspect that there were other factors at play for some who had chucking with the Curt’s that chuck.

B&W makes a great product and you can’t go wrong with them.

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azdryheat wrote:

Be careful with that Trailair hitch. I had the Trailair/Triglide and two of those three rollers on mine broke their welds leaving one roller to keep the trailer attached to the hitch. Those hitches aren't sold any more.

BTW, I'm very satisfied with my CURT hitch.


TRUE the TriGlide is no longer. Mine is "rated" at 21k and I have towed 23k behind mine since day one. When towing doubles I am at 25k.

I am sure YOU greased "ALL 9 Zerks" but many did knot have a clue about the 3 hidden ones.

I grease mine with AMZ/OIL Synthetic and so far so good. If it takes a **** I will weld it solid.


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twinstick wrote:

I think if I did slide it, it would get into the tailgate.


Many do when slid back. In case you keep your slider, there are things you can do for this. I have two chains and carabiners that hold my gate open a few inches to keep it out of the way when slid back. Keeping in mind I'm not traveling and great distances or at high speeds.

I found out the hard way my 5th didn't clear the gate when turned. It sure looked like it was going to [emoticon]

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After 14 years with a Reese 16K Select I got a B&W for the new truck with the factory mounts It was money well spent.


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jaycocamprs wrote:

After 14 years with a Reese 16K Select I got a B&W for the new truck with the factory mounts It was money well spent.


I assume you thought the REESE was good until you experienced using the B&W.

I felt that way going from a RBW to B&W. No comparison!

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Bought a used Reese 16k from dealer cuz it had the 4-way swivel head when we had a '03 F250 SD. When we got our '15 F350, it was a off the lot purchase and it didn't have the puck system, so went w/ Reese rails and brackets. Wasn't too bad and did what it was supposed to do. Then we got the new coach, it was much heavier than the old one, so decided to upgrade the hitch, yet still use same rails and frame brackets. B&W 18K Patriot was had and YES this thing is beefy. Had to enlarge 1 hole in rail cuz it didn't fit 100%. Hitch was day and night ahead of the Reese. Last year we upgraded truck, again, off the lot and no puck system, so went w/ B&W rails and brackets. OMG they are soo much more heft to them than the Reese was. In short, the B&W IS a much more weighty hitch, but man-o-man am COMPLETELY happy I went with B&W.


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Another vote for the B&W.


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I mentioned ease of use, in earlier post, to elaborate, it has a cam style operation of the jaws, by use of a rotating handle. This allows very easy hook up/unhook of the king pin at any angle, even with truck uneven to trailer. A visual look test, jaws closed around the pin, handle closed, locking pin in place, it will not open, you are ready to tow.

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MFL wrote:

I mentioned ease of use, in earlier post, to elaborate, it has a cam style operation of the jaws, by use of a rotating handle. This allows very easy hook up/unhook of the king pin at any angle, even with truck uneven to trailer. A visual look test, jaws closed around the pin, handle closed, locking pin in place, it will not open, you are ready to tow.

Jerry


True Dat!!!

I never do a pull test I do a "VISUAL" test with my B&W. Handle locked in place and jaws closed around kingpin good to go!

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