2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax Crew Cab 4x4 * Banks Monster Exhaust * B&W Turnover Ball with 5th Wheel Companion * 2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT Fifth Wheel * 1936 John Deere Model A * 62 Year International Flying Farmer Member
I had Reese, Husky, and now the B&W and I'm another won't use anything else. No more fighting and yanking the handle to get the jaws to release, it's now a one handed job just slide it forward and drive away.
2017 Durango Gold G353RKT 2015 F350 Lariat CC SRW 4X4FX
Post by midlotexan on Apr 22, 2020 16:49:12 GMT -5
I went to the Hershey RV show last fall, prior to buying our trailer. 3 out 5 people I spoke with said only get a B and W. I found a used Companion on face book marketplace that fit the Ford puck system, for about 40% of retail. That being said, I was ready to spend the full amount. So far it has been flawless. This is my first fifth wheel, and after 6 months I have no regrets with the hitch. Just my observation Kirt
2019 Durango Gold 366FBT, 2019 F350,CC,LWB,FX4,6.7L, B & W Companion
I have a Hensley Trailer Saver BD-3 18k air ride hitch (the name says it all). It was rated for 20 k, but for marketing purposes, it was re rated to 18k with a 3k pin weight (formerly rated at 4K) ... for the same reasons. It is pricey, but worth it.
I have B&W Companion slider. Have 61/2 foot bed and while my 96" trailer does not contact cab on flat ground it might if on uneven ground. I like the slider if I need to back in tight places it sure turns a lot quicker just drop the tailgate and pull the lever. Used to not have drop tail gate but dropped the hitch height to try to level my trailer more as I have 4WD 2500. Pick is with it dropped two holes.