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"but I just =might= consider the Andersen, since I don't ever plan on having a FW much > 12k GVW, if that. Despite Andersen's claims, I just don't trust it for what I'd consider a "heavy" FW, i.e. > 12k GVW."

YUP, 12k for an Andersen would be my limit also. Bed deflection and folding hitches are not good! Their compression test is NOT real world, where is their fore and aft test?



Yes there were some with bed deflection ,cured the same way as the B&W bed deflection. Also there were no folding hitches that I am aware of, there were a couple that the tubes bent , and a redesign was made . There were no reports, again that I read where there were any damage to truck ,and trailer, other then the one panic stop, and was rear ended.


I'm seeing more Andersen in my travels than B&W. Both are great hitches.

Funny he brings up the Andersen folding but he never brings up the B&W hitch where the head was ripped off (documented on this forum) from a sudden maneuver. [emoticon]

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"Huh?! In the 11+ years I've been on this forum, I can't recall one single instance of a broken pinbox"

Does this count???

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Can't tell what that is. Broken bolt or pin?

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It's a fine thread 1/2" bolt that the head popped off! I happened to look into the bed and thought a bolt head fell off my B&W but then noticed where it came from. Drill bit, EZ out and a nice US Made grade 8 bolt and back on the road!


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Well, we settled on a B&W Patriot 16,000 non-slider.

Good price, good reviews. Having never used a 5th wheel hitch before, I have no idea how good it is, but it seems to have a good reputation. I'll be pulling a 5th wheel with GVWR under 10,500lbs.

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bobbyg123 wrote:

Well, we settled on a B&W Patriot 16,000 non-slider.

Good price, good reviews. Having never used a 5th wheel hitch before, I have no idea how good it is, but it seems to have a good reputation. I'll be pulling a 5th wheel with GVWR under 10,500lbs.

Thanks.


Although a good choice, the Andersen would have been ideal for you in many ways . Happy fifth wheeling .

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bobbyg123 wrote:

Well, we settled on a B&W Patriot 16,000 non-slider.

Good price, good reviews. Having never used a 5th wheel hitch before, I have no idea how good it is, but it seems to have a good reputation. I'll be pulling a 5th wheel with GVWR under 10,500lbs.

Thanks.


Congrats on your new Patriot!! IMO, from actual use, the best rail hitch available for the dollars spent. You will be very happy with that hitch!!

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

laknox wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Huh?! In the 11+ years I've been on this forum, I can't recall one single instance of a broken pinbox"

Does this count???

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Can't tell what that is. Broken bolt or pin?

Lyle


It's a fine thread 1/2" bolt that the head popped off! I happened to look into the bed and thought a bolt head fell off my B&W but then noticed where it came from. Drill bit, EZ out and a nice US Made grade 8 bolt and back on the road!


Yeah, NOT a broken pinbox. [emoticon]

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bobbyg123 wrote:

Well, we settled on a B&W Patriot 16,000 non-slider.

Good price, good reviews. Having never used a 5th wheel hitch before, I have no idea how good it is, but it seems to have a good reputation. I'll be pulling a 5th wheel with GVWR under 10,500lbs.

Thanks.


Excellent choice! Dead simple to operate and B&W is a great company to work with...assuming you ever need to even call them! [emoticon] Always ready to answer questions, too.

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Thanks everyone. Glad to hear it's a decent hitch. I'm sure I'll find a way to mess something up. [emoticon]

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bobbyg123 wrote:

Thanks everyone. Glad to hear it's a decent hitch. I'm sure I'll find a way to mess something up. [emoticon]


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MFL wrote:

bobbyg123 wrote:

Well, we settled on a B&W Patriot 16,000 non-slider.

Good price, good reviews. Having never used a 5th wheel hitch before, I have no idea how good it is, but it seems to have a good reputation. I'll be pulling a 5th wheel with GVWR under 10,500lbs.

Thanks.


Congrats on your new Patriot!! IMO, from actual use, the best rail hitch available for the dollars spent. You will be very happy with that hitch!!

Jerry



Congrats! It's a good hitch for sure this is the one I have.
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