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Old 01-25-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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Pull Rite 2400 Super Light hitch

Has anyone seen or used a Pull Rite 2400 Super Light hitches? Came across their web site and they look interesting. They work like an Andersen Ultimate only reversed, the ball is mounted to trailer. It seems they would be the equal of the Andersen but maybe easier to hitch.
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I know that pull-rite has always been considered one of the better hitch manufacturers, but I've not had one. Might try a search over on rv.net.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:10 PM   #3
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I have a short bed 5.5' F 150 so I like the offset of the Anderson Ultimate rail mount hitch. I can't tell from the picture that the Pull Rite has any offset so I wouldn't consider it.

Also, now that the Anderson has the cone attachment which comes with a new order, and can be ordered separately, I don't think there would be much of a difference in ease of use.

I haven't bought one yet but I am pretty much sold on the Anderson Ultimate Rail Mount version using the Reece rail kit. Waiting for spring/summer.
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Has anyone seen or used a Pull Rite 2400 Super Light hitches?
Yes... but I've only seen it online. Here's a link to an earlier discussion of the SuperLite in this forum:
SuperLite - Another 5.0TA hitch alternative

Since that thread, Andersen has added an alignment funnel to their Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection coupler, so the two alternatives are now even more similar.
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Guess it's pretty new, not much out there about it, looks like a sort of knock off of the Anderson. I did see a comment about it not being for short beds. If it were me I'd go for the Anderson just cause it's been around for a while and has the kinks worked out of it.

Don't see mention of safety chains in the manual which I think any ball and coupler require.
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I suppose loops could be welded onto the end of the adapter plate bolts to fasten safety chains, like the setup offered by Andersen for their Ultimate coupler. Proper eye bolts could also be used, although in the required size (1/2”-13 X 5-1/2”) they could be hard to find locally. Andersen does not provide any way to anchor safety chains at the truck end, so it would be no different for the SuperLite.
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I have the Andersen Ultimate rail version with the funnel and I love it! Hooking up the trailer is very easy, even for one person.
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Guess it's pretty new, not much out there about it, looks like a sort of knock off of the Anderson. I did see a comment about it not being for short beds. If it were me I'd go for the Anderson just cause it's been around for a while and has the kinks worked out of it.

Don't see mention of safety chains in the manual which I think any ball and coupler require.
A few months ago, I contacted Pull Rite, and they sent me an email stating they were developing a safety chain option:

"Thanks for inquiring about our new SuperLite 5th wheel hitch. We have thoroughly tested the product and don't believe that safety chains are necessary, as the towing system is still a 5th wheel hitch. However, We do understand that some state laws require the use of safety chains. As a result, we are working on a kit that will allow for safety chain loops to be attached directly to the rails in the bed of the truck."

A few weeks later, they sent me another email:

"You have requested to be notified when our safety chain loops for the 2400 SuperLite became available. They are now available. These are loops that pin into the base rail system. Chains are not supplied and an attaching point to the 5th wheel camper should be determined by the customer. The part # is 2441. If there are any additional questions feel free to contact us."

And the Pull Rite does have an offset......
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A few months ago, I contacted Pull Rite, and they sent me an email stating they were developing a safety chain option:

"Thanks for inquiring about our new SuperLite 5th wheel hitch. We have thoroughly tested the product and don't believe that safety chains are necessary, as the towing system is still a 5th wheel hitch. However, We do understand that some state laws require the use of safety chains. As a result, we are working on a kit that will allow for safety chain loops to be attached directly to the rails in the bed of the truck."
I believe that regulations which call for the use of safety chains with anything other than a fifth-wheel hitch intend "fifth-wheel" to mean a pin-and-plate mechanism, rather than a ball-and-socket like this.

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A few weeks later, they sent me another email:

"You have requested to be notified when our safety chain loops for the 2400 SuperLite became available. They are now available. These are loops that pin into the base rail system. Chains are not supplied and an attaching point to the 5th wheel camper should be determined by the customer. The part # is 2441. If there are any additional questions feel free to contact us."
Although that product and part number do not seem to appear yet on the PullRite web site, these sound like CURT 5th Wheel Safety Chain Loops #16000 or similar products from other manufacturers, which could be used with the SuperLite, Andersen Ultimate, or any of the other various rail-mounted ball hitches.
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And the Pull Rite does have an offset......
The king pin adapter (essentially equivalent to the Andersen Ultimate's coupler block) is offset, but that effectively just extends (or shrinks) the pin box; it does not change the location of the pivot point in the truck, which is the more significant factor.

Carl, are you saying that there is also an offset in the hitch base? The Andersen Ultimate has (if I recall correctly) 5.5" of offset, but the SuperLite appears to be completely symmetric, so the socket and ball end up directly above the centre of the mounting rails, regardless of which way the base is turned.
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