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Old 09-30-2015, 08:50 AM   #31
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I also have the B&W Patriot, not as big as the Companion. Solid connection, easy to use.
RV 5th Fifth Wheel Hitch | B & W Trailer Hitches

Here's the link to the installation of the rails, you'd need to figure out how much distance you have between the hitch center and the cab to see your turning ability. It says to use the same tailgate to hitch center measurement for all 3 F150 bed lengths. It uses a set of existing holes in the frame so to use their vehicle specific brackets you have to use their measurements.
http://www.turnoverball.com/sites/de...01_21_2011.pdf

I don't have a garage so I have to gorilla the hitch around when I need to truck bed. At 150lbs total, I have to do so by pulling it apart, the head is 50 and the base is 100. I agree with Jim, it's not something I want to be doing when I get older, or even now for that matter.

I have an 8' bed so pictures would do you no good. I have my doubts as to it's suitability for the short bed but it does work great.

The brackets and rails add another 50 or so lbs, so use 200 lbs as the hitch weight when figuring if your truck has the payload capacity.

Just took another look, I do NOT see the 2015 and up F150's listed on the application page, you'd have to call and ask.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:55 AM   #32
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Frank, that is the one with the gooseneck adapter, and does require adding a gooseneck mount under your bed, if you don't already have one.

In post #3 on this thread I did provide this link to Andersen's page with their 5th wheel hitches, which shows how they work.
https://www.andersenhitches.com/Cata...onnection.aspx

The rail mount version is cheaper, and a bit easier to install. You are just left with the rails in the bed all the time.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:58 AM   #33
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So this one, right? B&W Patriot 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch - On Sale Now!

My bed is 6.5 feet, only 1.5 feet away from 8. I have an engine hoist that rolls, so lifting stuff out of the truck is not a problem, even at my age and numerous physical limitations!

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Frank, that is the one with the gooseneck adapter, and does require adding a gooseneck mount under your bed, if you don't already have one.

In post #3 on this thread I did provide this link to Andersen's page with their 5th wheel hitches, which shows how they work.
https://www.andersenhitches.com/Cata...onnection.aspx

The rail mount version is cheaper, and a bit easier to install. You are just left with the rails in the bed all the time.
Thanks Jim, I'm starting to get a handle on this stuff. Your help is much appreciated!

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Old 09-30-2015, 11:01 AM   #35
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I use reese 15k pro series, seems to work fine except for the clunk noise when u pull away from a stop.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:15 AM   #36
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So this one, right? B&W Patriot 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch - On Sale Now!

My bed is 6.5 feet, only 1.5 feet away from 8. I have an engine hoist that rolls, so lifting stuff out of the truck is not a problem, even at my age and numerous physical limitations!

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Yup, that's the one we use.
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Another vote for the B&W Patriot. We have a 6.5 bed and have not had any problems coming close to hitting the cab, even turns with steep inclines/declines. Search on the 5th wheel threads over in the Open Roads forum, many threads discussing the Anderson and the Patriot. Both fine hitches.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:25 PM   #38
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Another vote for the B&W Patriot. We have a 6.5 bed and have not had any problems coming close to hitting the cab, even turns with steep inclines/declines. Search on the 5th wheel threads over in the Open Roads forum, many threads discussing the Anderson and the Patriot. Both fine hitches.
There are a bunch of B&W Patriot model numbers. Any idea which one you have?

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Old 09-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #39
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Like this one?

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The Patriot does get great reviews, and a local hitch shop recommends them, but at 174 lbs more than the Andersen, it is quite a weight penalty. This is for the gooseneck model. The rail model is 50 lbs lighter.

Either way, I am almost certainly going with the B&W TurnOverBall.
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