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Cummins12V98

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curt12914 wrote:

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


You should give a B&W a try. I have tried the Chinese Made Curt. It’s definitely not user friendly. My in-law disliked his Ram/Curt.


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Posted: 06/12/21 09:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

curt12914 wrote:

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


You should give a B&W a try. I have tried the Chinese Made Curt. It’s definitely not user friendly. My in-law disliked his Ram/Curt.


My Curt was very user friendly. No issues what so ever.

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[image]I have used the 30K Mopar By Curt that came with my truck with the max tow package. Matter of fact, I have 2 of these hitches, I need to get rid of one of them, hint, hint.


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curt12914

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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.


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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.


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Steve76eb wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

curt12914 wrote:

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


You should give a B&W a try. I have tried the Chinese Made Curt. It’s definitely not user friendly. My in-law disliked his Ram/Curt.


My Curt was very user friendly. No issues what so ever.


Truck and trailer not on the same plane can make it difficult to unhitch. Plus the flimsy latching mechanism........

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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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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.

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Congrats on the new rig Willis6.4!


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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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