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MFL

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Any good quality standard hitch, designed for direct fit to pucks will work. I'd suggest a 16K rated, or higher rated hitch. A 16K rated hitch will handle any FW your truck is capable of carrying, or pulling.

The B&W 3600 is a good hitch for the OEM Ram puck system, and looks similar to the Ford version pictured.

Single point attachment hitches are normally not recommended with the rotating pin boxes. These are the ones that attach to the center ball.

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Short box I would go with a auto slider. I've had 3 mega cabs and used the Pullrite Auto Slide. Yes it is heavy but you never have to worry about hitting your cab in a turn. No matter how much room you have, there will be a time when the cards will be right and it will happen. Just piece of mind.


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We have a Hensley TrailerSaver BD3 and have since we got our FW back in 2010. We travel backroads and forest service roads to boondock, so this hitch has done us well.

**Note: we used to have this hitch in a short bed with a slider adaptor. Never needed the adaptor.

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Andersen hitch all the way , with your setup it’s a no brainer .Quietest , lightest hitch on the market . Ideal for short beds , no need for those manual or automatic sliding hitches

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cummins2014 wrote:

Andersen hitch all the way , with your setup it’s a no brainer .Quietest , lightest hitch on the market . Ideal for short beds , no need for those heavy manual or automatic sliding hitches .

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the Turning point swivel pin box that the OP’s trailer is equipped with requires a conventional hitch?

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cummins2014 wrote:

Andersen hitch all the way , with your setup it’s a no brainer .Quietest , lightest hitch on the market . Ideal for short beds , no need for those heavy manual or automatic sliding hitches .


X2 So thankful I did not go with the slider.

To the OP do your research and decide for yourself.


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GMH wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Andersen hitch all the way , with your setup it’s a no brainer .Quietest , lightest hitch on the market . Ideal for short beds , no need for those heavy manual or automatic sliding hitches .

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the Turning point swivel pin box that the OP’s trailer has requires a conventional hitch?


You could be correct. The Andersen does not work with some pinboxes

The Andersen site would have that information

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Strongly recommend you consider an autoslider. I’ve used the Pullrite for 7+ years and am very happy with it. It is heavy, and isn’t cheap, but it WORKS. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve turned tight (going forward or backwards) and watched it just move the trailer out of the way as it glided past the rear corner of my cab. Nor can I tell you the number of shortbed users I’ve seen than have banged up the corner of their cab or punched out the rear window - 2 just in the last week


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Posted: 08/11/21 03:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pullrite Superglide here. Used it for the last 5 years with no problems on my shot bed Ford


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FYI: Lippert clearly states that the hitch manufacturer should be consulted to establish compatibility with their “Turning Point swivel pin box”.
Quote: “Failure to consult with hitch manufacturer to verify compatibility may result in death, serious personal injury or severe product and/or property damage.”

https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws.com/manuals/towing/ccd-0001724.pdf

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