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Old 02-25-2021, 08:07 AM   #41
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I've pulled trailers for a long time, horse, cattle, boat and RV's. Some bumper pull, some goose neck and for the last 15 years or so mostly fithwheels.

Up until 5 years ago I was stuck on Reese hitches, a buddy talked me into trying a Curt hitch and I loved it. Easy to hook up to, and service. Holds tight with little to any play.

For the money they can't be beat.
 
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:28 AM   #42
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We're new to this. Bought an '03 3255RLLL last month. It's parked in KY 'til our '02 Dodge 3500 has upgraded brakes and a hitch. We'd like to follow your experiences, issues, resolutions, and get a woman's perspective. My health is deteriorating, debilitating. Wife does increasingly more.
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Old 01-14-2022, 09:27 AM   #43
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We're new to this. Bought an '03 3255RLLL last month. It's parked in KY 'til our '02 Dodge 3500 has upgraded brakes and a hitch. We'd like to follow your experiences, issues, resolutions, and get a woman's perspective. My health is deteriorating, debilitating. Wife does increasingly more.
Welcome to the forum, and sorry to hear that your health is deteriorating.
If you are ok leaving the hitch in your bed, then a traditional 5th wheel hitch will be fine. But, if you are thinking that you may want to use your bed for hauling at times, then I would recommend the setup we now have.
It's the Reese Goosebox, and instead of being a hitch, it replaces the pinbox on the trailer. Then all you have in the box is a gooseneck ball that can easily be removed if needed - no hitch at all in the bed!
We really like how well it works; it has air suspension and shocks built in, so it really smooths out the ride. The downside is that it is trickier to connect truck to trailer, as you need to position the pinbox right over top of the ball.

Here is a link . But note you will need to chat with someone to make sure you get the right part number that fits the pinbox of your year and model of your trailer.

Hope that helps!
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Old 01-14-2022, 10:31 AM   #44
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Anderson Ultimate hitch

You can search this forum for all of the discussions on this hitch, but I love it. Here is why.
It attaches to either a ball in your bed, or rails. I have a flip ball, so my bed is flat when not using the hitch.
It only weights 30 lbs and installs in minutes.
You don't have to change out your pinion. You use an adapter which installs in minutes.
Height adjustments are as simple as pulling a pin and moving the ball up or down.
You don't feel as much of the trailers movement because it rides on the ball as opposed to being locked into a conventional 5th wheel hitch that is locked solid to your truck.
I think hitching and unhitching are easier. Back under ball, lower trailer onto ball, lock the mechanism.
Andersons customer service has always been beyond excellent.

I have pull 7 different 5th wheels with the same hitch. From 28 to 37'. Never had a problem.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:19 AM   #45
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You can search this forum for all of the discussions on this hitch, but I love it. Here is why.
It attaches to either a ball in your bed, or rails. I have a flip ball, so my bed is flat when not using the hitch.
It only weights 30 lbs and installs in minutes.
You don't have to change out your pinion. You use an adapter which installs in minutes.
Height adjustments are as simple as pulling a pin and moving the ball up or down.
You don't feel as much of the trailers movement because it rides on the ball as opposed to being locked into a conventional 5th wheel hitch that is locked solid to your truck.
I think hitching and unhitching are easier. Back under ball, lower trailer onto ball, lock the mechanism.
Andersons customer service has always been beyond excellent.

I have pull 7 different 5th wheels with the same hitch. From 28 to 37'. Never had a problem.
Yes, we used an AUH on a couple rigs for ~30,000 miles and love the hitch too. We moved away from it due to the warranty concerns on a new rig; doesn't apply to the OP, so I agree it would be worth considering for sure.

I would disagree with the easier hitching though. After a few times it gets easier, but I do not think it's as easy as backing onto a regular 5th wheel hitch. With those you just back up until you feel a clunk - you definitely don't want to do that with the AUH!!!

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Old 01-14-2022, 01:05 PM   #46
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I agree with the above about the B&W hitch. This is my second one. My first was a slider and took 2 of us to get out of the truck, I donít need a slider now so I bought the standard one. 25,000 pound I can remove it by myself. The head comes off and then the base is easy to remove. Excellent hitch.
I really donít know the weight of your new 5er but I would suggest not getting a SRW. I had one and it did fine but, if you have an accident your probably going to be over weight. I have a dually 350 and itís my every day driver too. Never a problem and the payload is 5,400 lbs.
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