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Old 01-30-2016, 09:51 AM   #11
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How do you attach the trailer to the ball? Is there an attachment? Maybe that is what the video showed, converting the kingpin male to a female attachment to accept the bed ball?
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:04 AM   #12
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Jim, when I was looking at the 5ta I as considering the Reese hidden 5th wheel hitch. No rails in the bed, you have a "Puck" style attachment. Nice looking hitch if you want to use your truck bed for hauling and not have the rails.
Keeping a clean bed when not towing was important to me, thus the reason I installed a gooseneck hitch, as when the ball is turned over, there are no protrusions into the bed. Then an additional bonus of using the Anderson is the light weight of it making installation and removal easy.

My B&W Turnoverball gooseneck weighs 88 lbs, and the Anderson Ultimate 32 lbs also makes the overall weight somewhat less than most fifth wheel hitches. If one was to use rails to mount the Anderson (not sure of the weight), you could likely save around 50 lbs in weight if that was important.
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Pullrite is in the game, might be overkill and at a quick glance you may have to use rails. :ISR Series SuperLite 20K | PullRite Hitches

Edit, never mind just watched the video and rails are required.

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Old 01-30-2016, 02:51 PM   #14
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How do you attach the trailer to the ball? Is there an attachment? Maybe that is what the video showed, converting the kingpin male to a female attachment to accept the bed ball?
There is a coupler that attaches to the king pin, its made a aluminum and is very easy to install. It comes with the hitch. If you'd like, I'll get you some photos.
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Let me get this straight....I already have turnover ball hidden hitch on my truck so the Anderson ultimate 5 wheel hitch tower will work there? Does the hitch offer the same amount of tilt/play that a good flat plate 5 wheel hitch does?
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Let me get this straight....I already have turnover ball hidden hitch on my truck so the Anderson ultimate 5 wheel hitch tower will work there? Does the hitch offer the same amount of tilt/play that a good flat plate 5 wheel hitch does?
Yes it will work, and yes that there is good movement allowed by the ball connection.
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:28 PM   #17
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How do you attach the trailer to the ball? Is there an attachment? Maybe that is what the video showed, converting the kingpin male to a female attachment to accept the bed ball?
Coupler for King Pin on the Andersen Ultimate bed rail version.
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Does ETI install the Andersen?
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Does ETI install the Andersen?
Their installer (Trademasters) installed my bed rails for my original Reese slider hitch, I don't see why they would not do the same for you. ETI arranged for the installation the day of pick up, you can ask them about doing the same for you. The Ultimate bed rail version will fit any standard bed rail. I installed the coupler myself, but I do know of a another 5.0 TA owner that had ETI install the coupler. The locking handle will mount on either side of the trailer. I installed mine on the driver side, the same side as the landing gear switches for convenience.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:07 PM   #20
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So Trademasters install the rails and if I stop in Idaho and pick up the Ultimate hitch at Andersen then I'd be all set? That way the rails will fit the hitch perfectly, no? Do you have rear air bags on your ram to keep the rear up?
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