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Old 09-30-2018, 02:58 PM
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Hey Denny I like those saddle boxes(?) did you make them yourself?
 
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Hey Denny I like those saddle boxes(?) did you make them yourself?
I found them on ebay about 10 years ago, they were the only ones I could find that open from the front.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Truck-Tool-B...483c8f8a5a:g:G
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With the new truck I would look into the B&W Companion Hitch. It is by far the easiest to unhitch I have used. I have had a Reese like that pictured, A 26K Husky rail mount, and bought the B&W when I up graded to a newer truck. The puck system works amazing, zero slop in the rails so no banging or clunking.
I also have the puck mount B&W, but haven't towed very far yet. Leaving Friday with about a 3 hour drive to campsite. Should know more then.
 
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Love my B&W Companion with the Ford puck system. Excellent hitch and because it can the taken out in two pieces is manageable for one person.
 
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As shown: you'll need two hands to move the Anderson Ultimate Hitch.
 
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As shown: you'll need two hands to move the Anderson Ultimate Hitch.
That's funny.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:37 PM
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With the Andersen Ultimate, you will need only a Reese Goose Ball to drop into your center puck. You will not need a slider as the Andersen moves the fiver further from the cab. I have a 2015 with puck system and 6'9" bed. It works great.
 
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When I first purchased my 5th wheel I got a Reese 20K slider mounted on bed rails for my 2015 f250. Never had to use the slider function as the nose of mine, and almost all new ones, are rounded enough to not hit the cab. But be careful about that. Not a big fan of the traditional 5th wheel hitches mainly because of weight but there is the noise and chucking issues also. Couple of years into RVing I got the rail mounted steel Anderson Ultimate and loved it.
When I got my current f350 I got the prep package and now use the aluminum Anderson. Highly recommend taking a close look at the Anderson.
 
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When I first purchased my 5th wheel I got a Reese 20K slider mounted on bed rails for my 2015 f250. Never had to use the slider function as the nose of mine, and almost all new ones, are rounded enough to not hit the cab. But be careful about that. Not a big fan of the traditional 5th wheel hitches mainly because of weight but there is the noise and chucking issues also. Couple of years into RVing I got the rail mounted steel Anderson Ultimate and loved it.
When I got my current f350 I got the prep package and now use the aluminum Anderson. Highly recommend taking a close look at the Anderson.
I would suggest the Reese GooseBox and the B&W ball. From what Iíve read, the Reese GooseBox is the only gooseneck hitch that doesnít void your frame warranty.
 

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...and what's the MSRP on that ? Bet it's lots more than the Andersen.
 
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" I would suggest the Reese GooseBox and the B&W ball. From what I’ve read, the Reese GooseBox is the only gooseneck hitch that doesn’t void your frame warranty."

I believe that to be an incorrect claim. The Anderson pulls straight from the pin, not from a lever that's 2 feel lower; that leverage is where 5vr frames (may) get bent.
 
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" I would suggest the Reese GooseBox and the B&W ball. From what Iíve read, the Reese GooseBox is the only gooseneck hitch that doesnít void your frame warranty."

I believe that to be an incorrect claim. The Anderson pulls straight from the pin, not from a lever that's 2 feel lower; that leverage is where 5vr frames (may) get bent.
Yeah, Iím not 100% on witch ones are covered or not. I just know that the GooseBox is.
 
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...and what's the MSRP on that ? Bet it's lots more than the Andersen.
Itís about the same price as a B&W companion.
 
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Yeah, Iím not 100% on witch ones are covered or not. I just know that the GooseBox is.
My memory is a bit fuzzy on this but I recall reading that one trailer manufacturer said the GooseBox didn't violate the warranty. It was later found that their statement was likely because their parent company owned the company that makes the GooseBox.
 
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If you are having a lot of clunking and banging noise out of your hitch take a look at how your trailer brake controller is set or your trailer brakes. If your trailer brakes aren't braking enough the trailer will slide forward in the hitch giving you the bang and then when you take back off again it will bang agian.
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