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sljohnson1938

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ok - I currently do not have a 5th wheel. we sold the last one several years ago and later I sold the reese 15k pro series hitch and rails.

The 5th wheel was a Wildcat, do not remember the length, but probably in the mid 20 ft range. Had a rear kitchen which the wife really liked.

we are thinking of returning to a 5th wheel. small one - mid 20 ft range. about same size as the one we had before. there is only the 2 of us, so we do not need a bigger one.

question is - I have been looking at the same Reese 15K pro series hitch. But I have also saw a similar Curtis series hitch. The difference is about $100 less for the Curtis.

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Both Chinese Made. Look at Pullrite, Andersen, B&W along with the few other USMade hitches.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Both Chinese Made. Look at Pullrite, Andersen, B&W along with the few other USMade hitches.


Ditto on that, tho I am still not a fan of the Anderson. But avoid Reese.


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For a tiny 5th wheel, any hitch will be fine. I use a pullrite.

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I have a Reese 15K Pro that I had to replace after 5 years, but is was covered by a 10 year warranty. If I had to do over again I would have requested a B&W be installed when I purchased my first fiver. Live and learn.


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agesilaus wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Both Chinese Made. Look at Pullrite, Andersen, B&W along with the few other USMade hitches.


Ditto on that, tho I am still not a fan of the Anderson. But avoid Reese.



I am not either but for a lighter weight RV they would be fine.

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amxpress wrote:

I have a Reese 15K Pro that I had to replace after 5 years, but is was covered by a 10 year warranty. If I had to do over again I would have requested a B&W be installed when I purchased my first fiver. Live and learn.


If you appreciate quality there is nothing close in a non air ride hitch.

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We have a 24' Mobile Scout (Sunnybrook) with a dry weight of 5429 lbs. We tow with a rail mount Andersen hitch. We are both in our late 70s with our health not so good, so the light weight, 43 lbs, was the reason we chose the Andersen. We've been very happy with it.

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sljohnson1938 wrote:



Any comments?

If comments are what you want, you've come to the right place!

I'll stop short of saying anything about any hitch in particular. But as I've gotten older (and theoretically wiser), I've learned that a few hundred dollars savings on a product of this nature should have little impact on my decision making. It's like the other thread going about leveling blocks...spend $25K on a RV but try to save $5 or $10 on an accessory? Spend the money now instead of getting a cheaper product that you'll end up being unhappy with and/or replacing down the road.


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so what is wrong with a Reese 15K?.. I been running one with the 10K fifth wheel for eons.

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