RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
smithrjd

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/15/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/11/19 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I moved my old rails over, but used new bolts and sandblasted and painted the old rails. 5 years now no issues.

4x4ord

Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 12/23/2010

View Profile



Posted: 08/11/19 05:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think Ford GM and Ram have all offered puck systems since about 2015.


2017 F350 SRW Platinum short box 4x4.
B&W Companion
2008 Citation Platinum XL 34.5

belairbrian

Alabama

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/11/19 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know if it's illegal, but I have had dealers say no to a used hitch. When we went from TT to 5er, the dealer wouldn't take the TT hitch. This was a full load leveling system with anti-sway. Ended up selling it used on CL.

Might be more of a lawyer/liability thing.

As far as moving rails, I still have the ones installed in 05, 3 trucks later.


TV 2007 Chevy 2500 Long Box Vortec 8.1/Allison
2009 Chaparral 278DS
Reese 16K Slider Hitch, Prodigy 3 BC
USAF Retired
WAR EAGLE

RAS43

Littleton,CO

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/12/19 05:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Reese hitch is presently in it's 3rd truck with the original rails. A dealer moved it to truck #2 without a problem. A hitch dealer moved it to truck #3. Hitch is now 23 years old and still serviceable. I doubt that I will replace the present truck but if I do I would replace the hitch.

allen8106

Burrton. KS

Senior Member

Joined: 01/31/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

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

I took my rails out and moved them to my new truck. actually my local RV shop did it but they recommended a new bolt set, which I agreed with.


2010 Eagle Super Lite 315RLDS
2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD 6.6L Duramax

2010 Nights 45
2011 Nights 70
2012 Nights 144
2013 Nights 46
2014 Nights 49
2015 Nights 57
2016 Nights 73
2017 Nights 40
2018 Nights 56
2019 Nights 76


Me Again

Sunbird(Wa)/snowbird(Az)

Senior Member

Joined: 09/26/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/12/19 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

humblerb wrote:

take out the rails and use on the new vehicle?
Or do you replace on the new vehicle?
I'm in my first Fifth Wheel and 2500 tow vehicle.
Just curious what most people do.
At this point in my life, I'm paying someone else to do the installation.


Seems you have a new RAM 2500. If it does not have the factory pucks, get them installed. Then you can get a hitch that uses them or a picture frame and use your exist hitch. I use the Demco picture frame as I feel it is better than the Reese/Ram one. Chris


2015 RAM 3500 CC SB SRW Our Rig New 2017 Bighorn 3575el. Commuter trailer 2019 Laredo 225MK. Retired and enjoying it!


rhagfo

Portland, OR

Senior Member

Joined: 07/06/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/12/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me Again wrote:

humblerb wrote:

take out the rails and use on the new vehicle?
Or do you replace on the new vehicle?
I'm in my first Fifth Wheel and 2500 tow vehicle.
Just curious what most people do.
At this point in my life, I'm paying someone else to do the installation.


Seems you have a new RAM 2500. If it does not have the factory pucks, get them installed. Then you can get a hitch that uses them or a picture frame and use your exist hitch. I use the Demco picture frame as I feel it is better than the Reese/Ram one. Chris


X2
One item I was looking for in used TV got it in the 2016 Ram, otherwise I would have done like Chris (AKA Me Again) and bought the kit and installed myself on the truck and not had the rails.


Russ & Paula the Beagle Belle.
2016 Ram Laramie 3500 Aisin DRW 4X4 Long bed.
2005 Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS, 32' GVWR 12,360#

"Visit and Enjoy Oregon State Parks"


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS