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Old 09-29-2015, 05:43 PM   #21
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I'm afraid I still don't get it. could someone post a specific link of what I would need? It would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-29-2015, 06:15 PM   #22
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I have a B&W turnover hitch in my Silverado 2500 hd. I bought aa 5th wheel comanion from B&W that uses the ball mount to hold the hitch in the truck. I love the hitch, no noise from movement of the pin in hitch. I bought it used locally. I contacted B&W about replacing the shock absorber, did not mind buying it. They sent it to me no charge . The truck has a 6.5' bed and there no clearance problems.

I use a shop crane to lift my hitch in and out, I can lift it on my own, but the rubber bands in my back are not what they use to be.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:25 PM   #23
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I'm afraid I still don't get it. could someone post a specific link of what I would need? It would be greatly appreciated!

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Frank, I am not sure what setup you wish to go with. Did you want to do a gooseneck mount, or a rail mount?

With the gooseneck mount you have less options for a hitch to connect with the king pin on the 5.0, but you have the benefit of removing it and having a smooth bed.

With the rail mount, you have way more options for hitches, but even with removal, the rails stay on the bottom of the bed. Rails cost about $500 less than a gooseneck hitch.

The Andersen Ultimate comes in two models, one for each type connection. If you Google the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection, you will get lots of videos.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=fifth...ndow=1&tbm=vid
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I have a B&W turnover hitch in my Silverado 2500 hd. I bought aa 5th wheel comanion from B&W that uses the ball mount to hold the hitch in the truck. I love the hitch, no noise from movement of the pin in hitch. I bought it used locally. I contacted B&W about replacing the shock absorber, did not mind buying it. They sent it to me no charge . The truck has a 6.5' bed and there no clearance problems.

I use a shop crane to lift my hitch in and out, I can lift it on my own, but the rubber bands in my back are not what they use to be.
I have looked at that hitch too. It certainly looks good, but is quite heavy at 75 lbs for the coupler, and 131 lbs for the base. I can easily lift that now, but in 15-20 years, it might be a challenge.
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When you get to that point the hitch in the truck bed will not be in you way. As you will not be doing as much. Like i said earler I use a shop crane to lift mine out and in, takes a little longer but I walk more upright after doing it that way.
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This is true. In not too far into the future, I might just be able to leave it in there.
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This is the goose neck option with hitch attached to it. The bed is completely flat when hitch is removed.
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I'll try and check this out tomorrow some more. I still don't get it, but just got home from an evening meeting and am tired. In general, less money with more choices is better.

Thanks all. More tomorrow!

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One consideration to make, is payload weight. If one is getting close with the combined pin weight, occupants and cargo, to save 150 lbs of cargo weight, the Anderson Ultimate could be a prime consideration.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:22 AM   #30
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One consideration to make, is payload weight. If one is getting close with the combined pin weight, occupants and cargo, to save 150 lbs of cargo weight, the Anderson Ultimate could be a prime consideration.
Jim, do you mean this one:

https://www.etrailer.com/Gooseneck-a...FYuRHwodXWkHKA

Then I would still need the hitch mounted under the bed with a ball in the bed?

Links would be real helpful here folks, but I have plenty of time before we get a 5.0TA, and maybe by then a different truck...

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