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Old 02-19-2018, 12:33 PM
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Favorite Fifth Wheel Hitch using Ford Puck System

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New truck on order...2018 F350 Lariat DRW - Metallic

This is my third F350 and had a 15 with the puck system for towing...I have a Curt Q24 hitch, it was good, but could be tempermental when hitching and getting the pin to lock.

Whats your favorite hitch using the puck system?
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:57 PM
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Man I love my Curt Q16 - keep it lubed its a happy camper. Cheap, light, quiet....

My biggest complaint is I have the ISR version and had to adapt it.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:01 PM
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I have the B&W Companion. I had it in my 2015 and now my 2017, I adjusted it to the top setting on the new truck to keep the same box side clearance as the old truck. It has been great and I have never had a problem hooking up or unhooking anywhere. We do a fair amount of off road camping.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:13 PM
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same as above - B&W Companion on factory puck system. Easily breaks into 2 approx. 60 lb pieces if you need to remove it for bed space when not towing also.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:44 PM
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Another vote for B&W Companion hitch.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:58 PM
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Thanks Guys

I do like that you can easily break the companion down to two parts...easier on the back to remove/install
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:02 PM
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B&W. Never had to lube or adjust or pry off RV. It just works.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueJeansF350 View Post
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I do like that you can easily break the companion down to two parts...easier on the back to remove/install
leave it hooked to the camper. I leave mine hooked, unlock the pucks and raise the camper legs up lifting the hitch out. Then just drive away...
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:24 PM
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Purchased F350 SCLB dually last fall in anticipation of trading the TT in for a fifth wheel this spring. Now trying to decide which hitch to buy. I do want some vertical damping, so am looking at either the B&W hitch combined with a Trailair Flex air pin box (or 5th Airborne), or a Hensley BD3 Trailersaver hitch. Any feedback from folks out there with either of these would be much appreciated.


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Old 02-19-2018, 06:38 PM
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Purchased F350 SCLB dually last fall in anticipation of trading the TT in for a fifth wheel this spring. Now trying to decide which hitch to buy. I do want some vertical damping, so am looking at either the B&W hitch combined with a Trailair Flex air pin box (or 5th Airborne), or a Hensley BD3 Trailersaver hitch. Any feedback from folks out there with either of these would be much appreciated.


Thanks in advance
The B&W with the Trail Air Flex is exactly what I have and have been very happy with. If you go this route I would highly recommend having your own air compressor, I full-time and move about every 2 weeks and every time I hook up I need to add air to the airbag, it might be a minor amount, but always need a bit to top it up it seems.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by b-foster View Post
The B&W with the Trail Air Flex is exactly what I have and have been very happy with. If you go this route I would highly recommend having your own air compressor, I full-time and move about every 2 weeks and every time I hook up I need to add air to the airbag, it might be a minor amount, but always need a bit to top it up it seems.

Thanks. So it does seem to help? I've never pulled a 5th wheel so don't really have anything to base it on. It just seems like a good idea to have some cushioning. I do have an air compressor so I can check that box off. One other criteria is that it must fit under my Bakflip cover. From what I have read, the B&W should fit ok.


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Old 02-19-2018, 06:54 PM
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it will fit fine - I have a Revolver X2 on mine and there is plenty of clearance and I am on the tallest setting on the B&W.

I felt the same way you do, it must help since any cushioning is better than nothing, and I feel it does. I have caught a view of it a few times when going down some of the Interstates across OK & TX and it is certainly is doing it's job flexing back there. Between the airbag, and the shock it is a pretty cushy ride with little to no chucking going on.
 
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No problems with my Curt Q20...3 grease fittings to shoot some in once in awhile and thats about it. Keep mine covered with my BakFlip.
 
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it will fit fine - I have a Revolver X2 on mine and there is plenty of clearance and I am on the tallest setting on the B&W.

I felt the same way you do, it must help since any cushioning is better than nothing, and I feel it does. I have caught a view of it a few times when going down some of the Interstates across OK & TX and it is certainly is doing it's job flexing back there. Between the airbag, and the shock it is a pretty cushy ride with little to no chucking going on.

I don't have air bags yet, but sounds like they help out too? I thought they were mainly for leveling. May have to add them to my growing list.


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B&W. Never had to lube or adjust or pry off RV. It just works.
The B&W has a zerk fitting for lubing the center shaft. They didnít put it there because they had too much money.
 
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