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Posted: 08/02/19 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You won't need a one ton DRW to tow a pop up trailer. Same with 5th wheel hitches. There are several heavy 5th wheel rv type hitches out here and its been my experience one isn't needed for that lighter weight trailer.

Now if your pulling heavy weight trailers then the heavier hitch systems may be required.


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bobbyg123 wrote:

Thanks. I suspect the Companion 3500 will be more than enough for my 10,500lb 5th wheel, no?


Yep, it'll be more than enough. Great hitch choice.


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OK,great. So my next question....I'm hijacking my own thread.

I currently have a dual liner bedliner in my truck, but I'm not comfortable installing a hitch over the rubber mat, nor do I want to deal with the hassle of cutting around the mat. Given that, I'm going to have linex sprayed. I suspect it would be best to have the dealer pre-install the hitch by drilling the holes PRIOR to getting the bed sprayed.


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Six of one! Get it lined and if concerned pain on some primer on the hole edges.

Good call on getting rid of the bed liner.


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B&W RVK3600 for me and I carry it on a hand dolly and pick the base up with a habor frieght hoist and once I get it in I can move it in the puck.
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Big1, welcome to the Club!

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Long live REESE, [emoticon] that is all this ole country boy ever used.

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Dave H M wrote:

Long live REESE, [emoticon] that is all this ole country boy ever used.


The original US Made ones or recent years CHINESE Made units?

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If you're already sporting a long bed, I'd definitely look closely into the gen2 Goosebox. If you've got an OEM gooseball / puck system, the only thing in your bed is the gooseball. Compared to a traditional hitch, you'll save ~150+ pounds of payload.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

Long live REESE, [emoticon] that is all this ole country boy ever used.


The original US Made ones or recent years CHINESE Made units?


And would it make a difference , like Sailun tires believe it or not there are standards to build too. The US is not the only country that builds quality products . Are you going to tell us now Reese is no good ??

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