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Old 03-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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What hitch are you folks using? I'll be towing with a DRW CC long bed so I wont need a slider looking for something in the 21,000 to 25,000 pound range. Air or 4 way pivot head. My hitch need's to be able to be removed so I can use the truck bed.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:12 AM   #2
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I use a Reese 20k with a slick plate installed on the head (so I don't have to use the the little round ones) the head pivots in 4 directions. I my self prefer the hitch to be a non air ride but I do have air ride on the truck and I ordered my redwood with trailair air ride pin box, I will olso be adding air ride to the trailer.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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I went with a PullRite Super 5th, 20.5K hitch with a 5125 Lbs payload rating. The hitch gives me plenty of margin for our Redwood 36RL.



I like the PullRite hitch design because of the way the locking mechanism wraps around the king pin. It completely removes from the bed for normal truck use leaving only four, 1 7/8 inch holes in the bed which can be capped. The hitchis easy to remove and re-mount into the truck bed by myself. When I am not towing the 5th wheel, I mount a Leer cap on the truck bed.



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Old 03-04-2012, 05:36 AM   #4
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I use a B&W hitch with the companion you can remove it
also or you can use for a goose neck
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:57 AM   #5
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KR2011,



What type of air ride system are you going to install on your unit? will it make the suspention stiffer.



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Old 03-04-2012, 07:22 AM   #6
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I use a B&amp;W hitch with the companion you can remove it
also or you can use for a goose neck
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This is the kind I'm getting with my trailer...are you happy with it?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Lilly I am going to use the Trailair center point system it uses the stock springs but replaces the center pivot point with a horizontal air bag to remove all of the road shock and chucking. It sells for around 1100 dollars and installs easily in a few hours. This combined with the air ride pin box and air ride truck will be like floating on air. I would like to go with a full air ride setup but I feel for the money this is the way to go. There are a couple full air systems out there but they are very expensive and you have a lot of labor to install it.
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I use a B&amp;W hitch with the companion you can remove it
also or you can use for a goose neck


This is the kind I'm getting with my trailer...are you happy with it?


I like it lot, even thro I have never taken it off but is
easy to do or used it for goose neck. One thing you might want to check on is I
think when you get the top part (Companion) you can get it for use in truck
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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I would really like only to have to buy 1 hitch in the next 10 years. I really like the Air Safe Omni 25 hitch. Yes they are a little pricey but I'm only hoping to only do this once. Are the air hitches really that much better and are they as reliable. My other choice was the 4 way pivoting hitch that pivots Front to back &amp; left to right. I'm hearing alot of good about the B&amp;W hitch. Am I just reaching to high for a hitch.
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Thanks "Ipull" I'm going to getting the whole 18k set-up. I worked it into the deal with the trailer
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