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I take my Reese hitch out by hand. I dead lift it and walk it back to the tailgate and put it on a car that is level with the tail gate. Got to get your work out somehow.
 
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Originally Posted by 2009kr View Post
My B&W companion (BWRVK3300) easily separates into two 75# parts - no engine lift needed.

Yep but us old guys do it the easy way, wrap a chain, push button, gone. Why lift when it can be done for you? Spent a lot of years using my back till I could afford some creature comforts in a big shop.
 
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I take my Reese hitch out by hand. I dead lift it and walk it back to the tailgate and put it on a car that is level with the tail gate. Got to get your work out somehow.
Scott, you will regret this in the future. Listen to someone who KNOWS !

 
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Originally Posted by senix View Post
I take my Reese hitch out by hand. I dead lift it and walk it back to the tailgate and put it on a car that is level with the tail gate. Got to get your work out somehow.
I do this too, after taking the head assembly off first.

Except I put it on the edge of the tailgate, then lift it off.

But I am a power lifter and routinely lift hundreds of pounds many times per week.
 
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When I take my Resse 20K out of the truck I brake it down into it's 3 pieces, the head, saddle and base and set it on the tailgate before moving it out of the truck, no problem even for a old fart.
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And I just converted my 5er to a goosebox, so all I have to lift out of the bed is a 5 pound ball!
 
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Originally Posted by 99150 View Post
And I just converted my 5er to a goosebox, so all I have to lift out of the bed is a 5 pound ball!
My Goosebox was delivered fri, tried a slider, Andersen and currently using a Curt Q20. Looking forward to a better ride and rid of the rails in the bed.
 
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When I take my Resse 20K out of the truck I brake it down into it's 3 pieces, the head, saddle and base and set it on the tailgate before moving it out of the truck, no problem even for a old fart.
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Or a Anderson Ultimate. One piece, 40 or so lbs.
 
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Originally Posted by Alleydog View Post
Or a Anderson Ultimate. One piece, 40 or so lbs.
We travel all over the US and stayed in numerous CGs and in the last 5 years I've seen maybe 6 Anderson hitches, so I don't thinking experienced RVers are a pretty good judge of what hitches worked the best and don't fail when someone pulls on them a little to hard. I've had the brake away switch get pulled on my 16K trailer when moving and the only thing that happened to my 20K Reese hitch was nothing, the trailer brakes locked and stopped the truck and life when on. I'll take the extra weight and piece of mind.

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I'll take the extra weight of a proven solid steel BW hitch hands down..
 
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Originally Posted by 7591250sd View Post
I'll take the extra weight of a proven solid steel BW hitch hands down..

It defies my thinking why so many feel that a B&W is so heavy. On a puck style, each piece weighs 65 pounds and takes me about 15 minutes to install or remove, with much of that time removing the four locks. It gets put on the tail gateuntil I get off the bed then put on a dolly to be slid under my work bench. Guys, get a grip! That is not much weight for anyoe is any sort of physical condition. Heck, I'm in my 70s and even now it's not much (none!)of a prob;em. As far as an Anderson, besides being teally tier of hearing about how great it is, I still prefer a design that's been proven by OTR truckers along with physical robustness. It is your choice but make sure that you do your homework well ( oh and how many have I seen - a coupe in 5 years of being aware of the Anderson)
 
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I.C., it defies my logic why people equate heavier with better, nowadays manufacturers are intentionally going lighter/ stronger. To me, several pieces of 65# vs a single 40# is a no brainer.
New items generally take awhile to gain acceptance, the AUH is no different.

Originally I too was skeptical, then I tried it; I like it.
 
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Just to be ornery, I can't wait for the Anderson folks to come out with one made of composites, only 12# and never needs maintenance.
 
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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
It defies my thinking why so many feel that a B&W is so heavy. On a puck style, each piece weighs 65 pounds and takes me about 15 minutes to install or remove, with much of that time removing the four locks. It gets put on the tail gateuntil I get off the bed then put on a dolly to be slid under my work bench. Guys, get a grip! That is not much weight for anyoe is any sort of physical condition. Heck, I'm in my 70s and even now it's not much (none!)of a prob;em. As far as an Anderson, besides being teally tier of hearing about how great it is, I still prefer a design that's been proven by OTR truckers along with physical robustness. It is your choice but make sure that you do your homework well ( oh and how many have I seen - a coupe in 5 years of being aware of the Anderson)
My purpose was not to blame BW for being overly heavy, just that a more pounds is worth it for the greatly added strength. I lift my Patriot out easily in 2 pieces myself.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
It defies my thinking why so many feel that a B&W is so heavy. On a puck style, each piece weighs 65 pounds and takes me about 15 minutes to install or remove, with much of that time removing the four locks. It gets put on the tail gateuntil I get off the bed then put on a dolly to be slid under my work bench. Guys, get a grip! That is not much weight for anyoe is any sort of physical condition. Heck, I'm in my 70s and even now it's not much (none!)of a prob;em. As far as an Anderson, besides being teally tier of hearing about how great it is, I still prefer a design that's been proven by OTR truckers along with physical robustness. It is your choice but make sure that you do your homework well ( oh and how many have I seen - a coupe in 5 years of being aware of the Anderson)
And my back is old, (in my 70ís also) it hurts most of the time, I find the 5th wheel hitches not so terribly heavy but awkward to lift along with the weight involved. The B&W is a great system. But the 5lb. Gooseball is much easier to handle. And I like the air ride of the Goosebox. The only downside is that it is a little more of a pain to hook up.
I know nothing about the Anderson system.
 

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