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ksss

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Posted: 06/13/21 11:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

curt12914 wrote:

I'm sure the Companion is a great hitch, but I love my 24K CURT


As do I.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

curt12914 wrote:

I have never had a B&W, but I hear good things about them.

I had a Reese 16k slider before I bought my 2016 F-350 with the pucks. It was new in 1998 and a good hitch. The guy I sold it to is still using it.

I don't know why you would say the CURT is not user friendly. I love the fact that I can pull the head off it in seconds and lift it in and out of the truck in two pieces. I also love the color coding that shows if the hitch is locked. Actually, there is nothing about it that I don't like.


So you like the fact it's made in China? As I mentioned it can be a PITA to unhitch.

Oh and then there is the fact the Curt can cause chucking with the pivot point being several inches below the kingpin connection.

Head easy to remove, I don't have experience with that but I pull two pins and simply lift my head off.

Compare the pivot points and you will understand the chucking issue.

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LOL... And cummins12V98 is worried about a hitch made in China but never reports his Ram is made in Mexico by a French owned company.


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I have an almost new B&W hitch for a ford that was given to me when we bought a fifth from this ford couple. I feel it would be awesome but not wanting to change to a ford when we have our air hitch that is so smooth. chevman


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Posted: 06/13/21 05:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I cant get the photos to post. I will be happy to send them to someone who can lol

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blt2ski wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I really appreciate my B&W but I think if I was getting a new hitch for a heavy trailer I’d also look at air ride hitches such as the Hensley Trailer Saver.


Save your self having a HEAVY hitch that requires air and simply get a nice new RAM with factory Rear Air Ride to put a B&W into. [emoticon]

See photo above, truly nice ride.


Air ride trucks are nice. BUT with that said, depending upon said trucks usage, springs alone are the better suspension vs an air ride. Likewise, there are times an air ride is the better option.
Same with hitches. Or potentially, having both being air ride is best.
There are many designs of hitches, suspensions,. Motors transmission etc to suit a final users end needs, to just say as you go cummins, mines best because that's what I have!
Let's ALL keep in mind, there is more than one way to skin a cat per say.

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HMMMM, don't think I said "mines best" Just gave an example of what I have and works well.

It's not the first setup I have owned, and some were not good at all that's why I don't talk about them.

So please tell me what is good and bad about the rear air ride that RAM offers? I have had plenty of standard suspensions and one with air bags that was the best I had owned until this air assist setup. I can't find a thing wrong with it.


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larry barnhart wrote:

I have an almost new B&W hitch for a ford that was given to me when we bought a fifth from this ford couple. I feel it would be awesome but not wanting to change to a ford when we have our air hitch that is so smooth. chevman


Larry, keep what you have!!!

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"LOL... And cummins12V98 is worried about a hitch made in China but never reports his Ram is made in Mexico by a French owned company."

Yes this is true. It is assembled in Mexico with mostly US Made parts including the engine. Do I wish it were Made in USA? YEP but the alternative that you own with an engine that is Made in Mexico cancels that out.

Everyone should do their best NOT to buy Made in China products when possible. I am sure many have no idea that's where their 5er hitches are made as Curt is VERY deceiving on their website about where they manufacture all their parts. I have a Curt ball coupler that is US Made and of good quality.

I don't just say don't buy a Curt, I give good reasons why they are not the best option.

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Posted: 06/13/21 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm starting to remember why I stopped being as proactive on this forum, People kept getting off topic ETC. Moderator you can close this post!

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Congrats on the truck, OP. You're going to love it! [emoticon]

And a real bonus is that they went back to the tried and true CP3 injection pump!

Please let us know how it is after you tow with it! [emoticon]


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Posted: 06/13/21 06:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ksss wrote:

curt12914 wrote:

I'm sure the Companion is a great hitch, but I love my 24K CURT


As do I.


I've got the 20K sliding Ram hitch which is a Curt as well and it has been trouble free for the past 7 years. It is by far the heaviest hitch I have had, though...

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