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Another sometimes overlooked option, when considering anything to do with B&W installation, is your phone. B&W does install their hitches in all type vehicles, and can give first hand info, regarding any complication that could arise. If the person answering the phone cannot answer your question, they will quickly hook you up with the right person.

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good point on the widebody ....I got one coming in a few weeks....will have to recheck my clearance with my Jayco Pinnacle.


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Yep, hard to beat the old 8' bed.
My driveway grade goes down hill from the street and thats what got it.

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MFL wrote:

OP...You should be in great shape at 39.5"s of tow position clearance. It does make a difference having a wide body FW, and I'm sure you know that. The front cap shape also makes a difference, mine has what manufacturer labeled EZ-Turn for standard bed trucks.

Good you got the slider. The time may come when you will be more comfortable using it. I'm sure you will check for pinbox/tailgate/bedrail clearance when trailer is home, and first hookup.

FW on your sig page looks to be a great, quality built trailer. I looked it up.[emoticon]

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Yes, I will definitely need to experiment when I get the trailer home and I will report back. I'm now wondering if clearance to the tailgate will be an issue; that will be interesting to see.

Yes, the fiver is definitely a great trailer; they were somewhat overbuilt with respect to frame and running gear with 8k lbs axles. It has a full winter package good to -30C that is also great in the heat. They were made in Oliver, BC, but unfortunately didn't survive the 2008/2009 recession. We are on our second one, which replaced a 30' single slide unit that we bought new.

With respect to the long bed, that was a no go for me because the truck would have been too long to fit in my garage. I was willing to sacrifice a bit of bed space in order to have the truck inside.


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MFL wrote:

^ Good point Gary! That is where bed length can make a difference. My Ford standard bed is 6' 9"s.

With OP's arms in full rear position, and like you 6' 4" bed length, an adjustment may be needed, for hitch to fully slide. Again, pin box design, bed rail clearance, can differ. Pin box support can be trimmed, or in your case, a FW gate works for you.

Jerry


Thinking about this a bit further, my fiver has an extended Morryde pin box, so yes clearance to the tailgate may be an issue. Then again, maybe with the arms in the rear position, the slider won't be required. I'll need to check this out carefully when I get the fiver home.

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I joined the B&W club back in '17 with their Patriot non slider model and won't look back. Best thing I did. At the time, had a SB F350 which got traded for a DRW in '18 but same hitch as the '18 didn't have the puck system option (off the lot buy). I can simply just reverse the whole top half to move the king pin back/gain more room between cab window/5er as well as front compartment/bumper of truck. Granted the DRW is a LB, still the B&W works flawlessly. And yes, the Pres of the B&W club was consulted 1st! LOL


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"And yes, the Pres of the B&W club was consulted 1st! LOL"



I think it's high time your "HeavyWeight" standing is upgraded!!! [emoticon]


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Because I have a B&W hitch sitting in our garage am I a fan club member also???


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^ Yes, even if you owned a B&W and sold it, the membership and memorable experience is forever!

Jerry

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larry barnhart wrote:

Because I have a B&W hitch sitting in our garage am I a fan club member also???


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For sure!!!

You need to put that on Craigs List in June.

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