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PostSubject: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:44 am

Since we out grew our our current Bumper pull Toy Hauler, I have been looking at buying a Wolfpack 325P13 with 13' garage fifth wheel. Going to be pulling with a2016 F350 SRW with a 6.75 bed.

For you 5ver guys with short beds, are using slider hitches? I was looking at Demco auto slider and B&W manual slider.

Let me know your thoughts.

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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:01 am

Eric,

I just bought the same camper about 2 weeks ago and I am pulling it with a 2017 F250 crew cab. I am using a B&W companion hitch along with the B&W turn over ball system. So far it works great.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:18 am

I've got a 2013 f250 crew short bed with a Reese 18k manual slider. I have not had to use the slider yet. However I've come close. From what I understand you only need it on uneven terrain and tight turns. I would get a slider again just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:01 am

Thanks guys.

Chad, Would it be possible to stop by tonight or tomorrow to look at yours?  Give me a call or text. 859-948-8167

Stopping by Line X later this morning to get prices. Have prices steady from etrailers and Big Daddy's but want to save some cash if possible as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:39 am

Eric,

I will have it hooked to the camper tonight getting ready to head out to Windrock tomorrow afternoon so you can come by anytime after 530. Just give me a call or text me 502-262-2936
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:08 am

Chad, will do. Maybe sealing the deal this afternoon on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:41 pm

I have only used the B&W flip over ball system with the Companion (non slider) hitch on all of my trucks.  Most of the newer 5th wheels trailers have the sides on the front cut/tapered so you can fully turn.  I turn mine around in a 60 wide drive area with no problems.  The B&W is the best system I have used.  Be careful not to put a gooseneck adapter on the trailer and try to use the ball, unless the dealer installs a factory approved head.  I have seen some tear off the adapters and the insurance does not pay for non factory approved mods.

My truck is a short bed.



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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 pm

I have the b&w companion. I like it but I kind of wish I got the Reese goose box just so I wouldn't have to remove the hitch to use the bed.

http://www.reeseprod.com/products/pin-boxes/goose-box/uW9rVuV4JAj75t!ZHQnotJoVbxIFMqvl

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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:48 pm

Thanks guys for the input. Ended up getting a B&W Companion Slider. Going in on Friday as well as getting the bed Line-X coated. Hopefully it will be a good set up and this camper will last a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:25 pm

I learned after blowing my first disc in my back lifting a Reese 5th wheel hitch out. I have reinforced my rafters of my pole barn where I park. I put and electric lift in with wired remote, use 2 straps and lift mine out, put it on a steel reinforced dolly. That is some of the rare good stuff I got from Harbor Freight.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Gimpy wrote:
I learned after blowing my first disc in my back lifting a Reese 5th wheel hitch out.  I have reinforced my rafters of my pole barn where I park.  I put and electric lift in with wired remote, use 2 straps and lift mine out, put it on a steel reinforced dolly.  That is some of the rare good stuff I got from Harbor Freight.


Although I don't have a pole barn at my home, I do have a baby Kubota with front end loader with clamp on forks. I opted not to buy a 1000 XP last year and put it towards the tractor so that will be my preferred method to unload. A wasted back doesn't make for fun times.

However, I'll most likely be building either a steel rv port or pole structure at home to keep this rv in. The weather really took a toll on my other TH. Only thing keeping me from the pole structure is the exposed wood rafters. Damn wood bees have become a menace the last few years. The traps catch a decent amount but the red head wood peckers destroy most everything trying to get to the bees.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Reeko wrote:
Gimpy wrote:
I learned after blowing my first disc in my back lifting a Reese 5th wheel hitch out.  I have reinforced my rafters of my pole barn where I park.  I put and electric lift in with wired remote, use 2 straps and lift mine out, put it on a steel reinforced dolly.  That is some of the rare good stuff I got from Harbor Freight.


Although I don't have a pole barn at my home, I do have a baby Kubota with front end loader with clamp on forks. I opted not to buy a 1000 XP last year and put it towards the tractor so that will be my preferred method to unload.  A wasted back doesn't make for fun times.

However, I'll most likely be building either a steel rv port or pole structure at home to keep this rv in. The weather really took a toll on my other TH.  Only thing keeping me from the pole structure is the exposed wood rafters.  Damn wood bees have become a menace the last few years. The traps catch a decent amount but the red head wood peckers destroy most everything trying to get to the bees.


Those damn woodpeckers pretty much destroyed my deck railing and 6x6 posts last year. I don't know how in the hell they find those bee holes so fast.
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PostSubject: Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch Suggestions   Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:11 pm

Ontrack wrote:
Reeko wrote:
Gimpy wrote:
I learned after blowing my first disc in my back lifting a Reese 5th wheel hitch out.  I have reinforced my rafters of my pole barn where I park.  I put and electric lift in with wired remote, use 2 straps and lift mine out, put it on a steel reinforced dolly.  That is some of the rare good stuff I got from Harbor Freight.


Although I don't have a pole barn at my home, I do have a baby Kubota with front end loader with clamp on forks. I opted not to buy a 1000 XP last year and put it towards the tractor so that will be my preferred method to unload.  A wasted back doesn't make for fun times.

However, I'll most likely be building either a steel rv port or pole structure at home to keep this rv in. The weather really took a toll on my other TH.  Only thing keeping me from the pole structure is the exposed wood rafters.  Damn wood bees have become a menace the last few years. The traps catch a decent amount but the red head wood peckers destroy most everything trying to get to the bees.




Those damn woodpeckers pretty much destroyed my deck railing and 6x6 posts last year. I don't know how in the hell they find those bee holes so fast.

Agreed. Got home from camping with my girls and mowed the grass today. In the last week those damn bees started on a new post and the wood peckers soon followed. It's fun to watch them but they are destroying too much.
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