Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Pullrite Super 5th VS B & W Companion
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Pullrite Super 5th VS B & W Companion

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
juzplanekrazy

San Tan Valley AZ.

Senior Member

Joined: 02/18/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/12/21 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm a few days away from picking up our 2021 Dodge 5th wheel prep dually. That being said. I'm a huge fan of Pullrite hitch's. I've had 4 of them over the last 15 years. The bad part is the hitch I want/need is like out of stock everywhere from AZ to Ca. I've search the internet as well.
So I'm looking at the B & W Companion 25K and It's a nice looking hitch and has great reviews. I just really like the auto hitch locking system Pullrite has. It's a no brainer. Back into it, when it slams shut your good to go.
I don't think I want to carry around a ladder to climb over the dually fender to latch it up, drop in the pin, put on the locking clip. reverse when unhooking...etc.
Not trying to start a war here. Is it that big a deal? I'm spoiled with how the Pullrite works, but willing to switch If I have too.


2021 Dodge Ram Longhorn 4x4 Dually
2019 KZ Durango Gold 371
B & W Companion 25K

MFL

Midwest

Senior Member

Joined: 11/28/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 03/12/21 02:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have no experience with Pullrite hitches, but understand they are of good quality! I am sure you will appreciate the quality design, and fit/finish of the 3600 B&W. It is solid, quiet, very user friendly. Well except that reach to the pin in handle! I'm kind of kidding, it is a great hitch, that you will happily overlook that small inconvenience!! I use a small step stool anyway to put other things in/out of truck bed, so no extra bother.

Jerry





fj12ryder

Platte City, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 03/12/21 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They sound like they work similarly. The B&W also is basically an auto hitch locking system. Open the arm, back in until the handle latches back, put the pin in and you're good to go. Then reverse to unhitch: pull the pin, open the latching arm, pull away. Tough to get much easier. An excellent hitch.


Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"

garyp4951

TN

Senior Member

Joined: 12/06/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/12/21 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've heard of people forgetting to pin the handle on the B&W, and it never came loose.

ford truck guy

Pennsylvania

Senior Member

Joined: 03/22/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/12/21 06:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a Pullrite for many years on 3 separate 5ers..... I now use the B&W Companion..

I will say that the Pullrite was an awesome hitch ! ! BUT, the B&W is just as awesome in different ways !.. Like Jerry, I keep a little plastic step stool and a telescoping magnet pointer in a small bin in the back.... I just use the telescoping tool to grad the locking pin.. easy Peasy


Me-Her-the kids
2020 Ford F350 SD 6.7
2020 Redwood 3991RD Garnet


camp-n-family

London, Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 07/26/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/13/21 06:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Small side note. You didn’t buy a Dodge, they stopped building trucks in 2008. Dodge builds small suvs and mini vans. Ram builds trucks. You bought a Ram.

* This post was edited 03/13/21 06:59am by camp-n-family *


'17 Ram 2500 Crewcab Laramie CTD
'13 Keystone Bullet Premier 310BHPR
Hitched by Hensley


fj12ryder

Platte City, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 03/13/21 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garyp4951 wrote:

I've heard of people forgetting to pin the handle on the B&W, and it never came loose.
BTDT

ACZL

UPstate,NY

Senior Member

Joined: 10/09/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/13/21 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got sold on B&W when we got our new coach in '17. At that time, we had our DS with us and he being a little taller than me was the one I designated to put the in in out, unlatching of the hitch. Then we got the DRW and tho he could still reach it, was lil more difficult. Upon the advice from here, got a collapsible step that goes over the tires. When done, simply fold up and toss/rest inside box (kinda near the fuel door area). As for the hitch tho, I wouldn't go with anything else. Lots of adjustments, Made in USA, solid and once hooked/latched.....it's hooked and latched.

Member of the B&W fan club! LOL


2017 F350 DRW XLT, CC, 4x4, 6.7
2018 Big Country 3560 SS
"The best part of RVing and Snowmobiling is spending time with family and friends"
"Catin' in the Winter"

juzplanekrazy

San Tan Valley AZ.

Senior Member

Joined: 02/18/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/13/21 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

camp-n-family wrote:

Small side note. You didn’t buy a Dodge, they stopped building trucks in 2008. Dodge builds small suvs and mini vans. Ram builds trucks. You bought a Ram.


I stand corrected. Hence the big "RAM" on the front hood. [emoticon]
Just hard to break some habits.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/13/21 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"You didn’t buy a Dodge, they stopped building trucks in 2008"

NOT true. They were still legally Dodge thru model year 2012. 2013 they legally became RAM.

Legally they had to say Dodge one place thru 2012. My 11 and my Dad's 12 both said "DODGE" in the small sunglass tray above the center screen. My 15 now says "RAM" in that same location.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Pullrite Super 5th VS B & W Companion
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.