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Posted: 11/28/21 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have only the 5th wheel prep done at the factory. then you can buy your B&W Companion anywhere. I just bought/received my B&W Companion for my GMC that is going to be built the first of the year w/ the 5th wheel prep package


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Guys...are you reading the OP? Reading comprehension is important in most cases, especially this one! [emoticon]

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MNRon wrote:

Why would you cancel the 5er package on a new truck? I believe it comes with in-bed 7pin and some other things. I also ordered an F350 within the last month and can’t imagine not getting the 5er package.


Actually found/bought a F250 with 6.75 bed that came into the dealership the previous night but it does not have the puck system. I'm trying to decide on a hitch but I do NOT want rails permanently mounted in the bed. The dealer quoted the Patriot but I did not realize it required the rails when I wrote the check.

It appears that I will need a rail adapter that can be easily removed. Still searching!!


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I stand corrected!!!

SELL your Patriot!!! Buy the Companion slider puck hitch. Install the pucks your self.

Do NOT try to cobble the B&W together.


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MFL wrote:

Guys...are you reading the OP? Reading comprehension is important in most cases, especially this one! [emoticon]

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Agreed! I looked too quickly at the Patriot thinking it could be a slider.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

MFL wrote:

Guys...are you reading the OP? Reading comprehension is important in most cases, especially this one! [emoticon]

Jerry


Agreed! I looked too quickly at the Patriot thinking it could be a slider.


Wasn't really referring to you, some thought OP was ordering the truck.

The Patriot is available in an 18K slider, but I don't think for pucks, unless recent development.

Agree with you, OP does not want to use an adapter. Direct fit to pucks, best option!

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The other alternative would be to get a B&W Turnover ball hitch installed, then put a Industry Standard Rail with a square shank to go in the turnover ball. Easy to install and remove.


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^^ I'm thinking this is what OPs dealer has in mind. Hope not, but would explain the use of rail style hitch.

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riltri wrote:

MNRon wrote:

Why would you cancel the 5er package on a new truck? I believe it comes with in-bed 7pin and some other things. I also ordered an F350 within the last month and can’t imagine not getting the 5er package.


Actually found/bought a F250 with 6.75 bed that came into the dealership the previous night but it does not have the puck system. I'm trying to decide on a hitch but I do NOT want rails permanently mounted in the bed. The dealer quoted the Patriot but I did not realize it required the rails when I wrote the check.

It appears that I will need a rail adapter that can be easily removed. Still searching!!


Its not a bad way to go if you have the puck system, the adapter. But direct fit to the pucks is the more simple way , it eliminates the additional cost of the adapter ,and removal when not needed.

At the time I bought my present truck with the fifth prep ,there were not a lot of choices on hitches that fit the pucks, plus I wanted to stay with my existing manual sliding hitch, so I went the adapter . Although I can remove the adapter I very seldom do. I have since went to the steel Andersen that also fits on the adapter .

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"The Patriot is available in an 18K slider, but I don't think for pucks, unless recent development."



YES the pic I saw at first showing the Patriot slider did have the rails but I looked too quick. Further investigation the Patriot slider is only available in rail form not puck. So the OP needs the higher rated Companion PUCK slider. Agreed the puck system is the best for many reasons. The Patriot line riding on rails are great if you don't mind the the rails.

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