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Posted: 08/11/21 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Turning point swivel pin box doesn't need a sliding hitch. The pivot point is at the trailer end, they use a key behind the kingpin much like a Superglide. B&W also recommends the puck mount system, not the single point Companion. The swivel can be locked out if not needed
The OP just needs a hitch to fit his truck. I'd recommend the B&W RVK3600. I got my B&W from Etrailer. They aren't the cheapest hitch, but I don't think you'll find one better made


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All these compromises because of a short bed instead of a no compromise LongBed.

Friends stayed at our place that have a SB MegaCab and PullRite Auto slide. I looked the hitch over and it looks to be of very high US Made quality. Only real negative I see is he couldn't back into hitch at an angle that would have allowed him to pull straight out.


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GMH wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Andersen hitch all the way , with your setup it’s a no brainer .Quietest , lightest hitch on the market . Ideal for short beds , no need for those heavy manual or automatic sliding hitches .

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the Turning point swivel pin box that the OP’s trailer has requires a conventional hitch?


That’s possible , I missed his post on the pin box. Plus him having a 5.5 bed instead of the 6.4. Sounds like just a fixed hitch with that weight , and pin box ?

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The main reason I chose B&W over Curt is that the B&W is made in the USA. Curt 5th wheel hitches are made in China.

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GMH wrote:

The main reason I chose B&W over Curt is that the B&W is made in the USA. Curt 5th wheel hitches are made in China.


RIGHT ON BROTHER!!!!!!!

To be clear their tow behind receiver hitches are US Made.

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We have the Pullrite Slider. Works perfectly pulling a 37' with an F250 Short Bed. Can take the rails out as well so you have a flat bed if need be when not in use. 3 Years no issues.


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