Originally Posted by ReagentGrade
Nathan, that sounds great! When the hitch is out, you have a flat floor on your truck bed.
My rails are not perfect, but they are ok. In any case, any way you roll it, the Ultimate is a dandy hitch!
I was a little leery of the Andersen Ultimate at first, thinking the traditional 5th wheel hitch was somehow better. But the flat bed and the positive impact on payload won out.
The only downside we have found is that to hookup most effectively (which means as fast as possible so as not to stay past checkout time
), 2 people need to be part of the process. It functions in that manner pretty much exactly as a tow behind.
I've heard that one person can connect a traditional 5th wheel hitch without help or guidance. If you do that with the Andersen, it requires you to hop out, look, back up, hop out, swear, pull forward and re-angle and try again. Not that its that hard, once you get the alignment correct.