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Gimpy
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PostSubject: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySat Nov 23, 2013 5:42 pm

Thought I would give you all some pics of how I load my B&W Companion into my pick up without blowing another disc in my back, like I did years ago.

I use this dolly from Harbor Freight.  It has a steel frame under the plastic and rubber.

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This is the hitch setting on the dolly.  I can just roll it around in the barn and put it out of the way.  No carrying it.

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I mounted this electric hoist in the trusses of the barn.  I bought one of the heavier duty ones from Harbor Freight.

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I reinforced the trusses

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The hitch is now lifted, by the yellow remote and ready for the truck to back under it.  I have a piece of string on the yellow remote to lift it up to the trusses when I want it out of the way.  See the second pic on how I wind the string on the 6"x6" post.

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Now the truck is backed in and under the hitch and I just lower it into the B&W frame mount system's hole.  I have a vehicle parking pad that is on the floor of the barn that stops my truck when I back up.  Mine is yellow, not like the black on in the pic.  I think I got it at Wal-Mart years back.

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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySat Nov 23, 2013 6:59 pm

Necessity is the mother of invention:thatsright: 
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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySat Nov 23, 2013 7:35 pm

Good thinking!!!  I would probably brake my back before I thought of that.

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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySat Nov 23, 2013 8:29 pm

I followed your advice Les and used the winch on my 4 wheeler and did the same thing under my shed where I park my truck. Slick!
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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySat Nov 23, 2013 11:04 pm

did u ever consider a gooseneck adapter...instead of using that heavy ass 5 th wheel.just curious
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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySun Nov 24, 2013 4:50 am

nice
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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySun Nov 24, 2013 10:06 am

RedNeckRanger wrote:
did u ever consider a gooseneck adapter...instead of using that heavy ass 5 th wheel.just curious
I used a 5th wheel adaptor on the last 4 trailers I had.  The last one was a 35 footer with about 9,000 lb rated dry weight.  I am towing a 38 footer with about 14,000 lbs Max now.  I found out, from another site, that others who had used the adaptor had issues when they went to a heavier trailer.  Also some commented on when they broke loose from the adaptor their insurance denied their claims due to the adaptor not being a manufacture's part on the trailer.  Then I was faced with knowing I had a bad back and could not lift another 5th wheel into the bed.  I already had the B&W hitch on the truck and found out from friends that the Companion was easy to use.  Then I created the lift system I have.  Piece of cake  now!
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PostSubject: Re: This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck   This is how I load my 5th wheel hitch in my truck EmptySun Nov 24, 2013 3:01 pm

Makes since ...I had a small 5th wheel before...a friend of mine built a whole new box to replace the 5th wheel and made it an factory goose....looked factory with no adapter ...worked well ....sounds like u got working for you
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You can order a new pin box from the factory that has the goose neck on it. Cost is probably double of what you can by anywhere else.
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i have been running an adapter on mine for 3 years now with no problems. im only around 13000lb loaded but pull 2.5 miles of rough dirt road to the house . but if i had to do over i think i would go with the b&w Companion also. just cost around 100$ more than the adapter.

the real test is mark (orangecrush) with the adapter on his toy hauler.

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Randy Lane has one on his 40'+ Toyhauler too. I just did not want to chance it on this trailer and with the insurance company if anything happened.
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