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Leafpeeper123

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Posted: 01/29/14 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best ideas for a fifth wheel hitch for my Ram 2500 short bed? I'm ok with manual operation. Thanks.

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Posted: 01/29/14 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recommend the Curt. Not sure how much your fifth wheel weighs, but I like my Curt. Bought mine on Amazon. I don't have a slider, but here is a link you can check.
http://www.amazon.com/Curt-16516-Fifth-Wheel-Roller/dp/B001GMX15C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1391041701&sr=8-4&keywords=curt+fifth+wheel+hitch


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Posted: 01/29/14 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LINK Trailersaver TS3 Air ride hitch. We have had excellent success with this hitch. Call Aaron and he will set you up. This is an expensive hitch, but worth every penny.

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Posted: 01/29/14 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Reese 15K Pro with a manual slider.
It's a basic hitch which has served me well. Nothing fancy.


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Posted: 01/29/14 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

amxpress wrote:

I have a Reese 15K Pro with a manual slider.
It's a basic hitch which has served me well. Nothing fancy.


X2 had mine 4 yrs now. Works great. Weight of fiver 12000.


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Posted: 01/29/14 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've got the Curt 20K with the slide mounted in my Dodge Ram 3500 short-bed. Had it for 3 years now. Works great... almost idiot-proof hook-up... very quiet / smooth when towing. I'd recommend it...

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Posted: 01/30/14 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went with the Pullrite Superglide so I could drive just like it was a long bed truck and never have to think about it. I had a Reese manual slider with an older fifth wheel and it would sometimes stick and be difficult. Once the Superglide is in and you are using it, you will be happy. Love mine.

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Posted: 01/30/14 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Either go with the Trailersaver air hitch like suggested above or go with a airsafe hitch. If you want to keep the strain off your truck and trailer. This is the way to go. They are not cheap but your 5th wheel wasn't either. Make a one time buy and be happy.

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Posted: 02/01/14 12:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The TrailAir and similar ones will make a very big difference in ride comfort as they have both an air bag and a shock absorbers that isolate a lot of the trailer motion. Talk to the people at etrailer.com as they are very knowledgeable in this area.

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I have a Curt in the truck right now, and it is the biggest POS I have ever seen. There is no way to lock it closed so it will work itself open while driving down the road. I have gotten to where I use a ratchet strap on the lever to keep it secure. As soon as the cold breaks I will be ordering a new B&W Patriot to replace it. All reading on this hitch have been positive, and I can get it wholesale for $350.


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