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Old 02-24-2016, 02:24 PM   #11
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If you like the Andersen Ultimate Hitch, you might want to look at the Pullrite Superlight hitch on Amazon or at Pullrites website. Looks like "precision" alignment is not as critical as with the Andersen.
I was looking at that system recently. I have started another thread dedicated to it:
SuperLite - Another 5.0TA hitch alternative
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:27 PM   #12
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I thought the idea of a fifth wheel hitch is that it is easy to hook up and unhook. Why bother with a ball?
The ball-and-socket systems (such as this Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection that Jim is planning to use and Jim Bennett has installed) are arguably no more difficult to hook up and unhook... except for the safety chains. This particular setup (the Andersen) is typically chosen for lighter weight of the hardware in the truck bed, which is helpful while towing and can be important while putting the hardware into the truck in preparation to tow, and when taking it back out.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:38 PM   #13
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I thought the idea of a fifth wheel hitch is that it is easy to hook up and unhook. Why bother with a ball?
To me the main reason for a fifth wheel is the trailer layout, then the improved feel when towing. Somewhere after that comes the easier hookups. But we're all different.
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Just got off the phone with Jason at Andersen re: Ultimate 5th wheel set up. The 4 hitch pins in the bed are 5/8" and Andersen sells locking pins (same as the locking pins in your conventional receiver set up) which can be used to secure your hitch in your truck bed. In addition they are working on a locking "Release pin" for the Ultimate to prevent accidental release of the pin. Maybe 2-3 months before that is released.
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