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Old Yesterday, 08:32 AM   #21
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Just got the same truck. I purchased a PullRite 2500 series hitch. Easy in and out. Very easy to hook up to the trailer.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM   #22
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Safety chains with Gooseneck?

With varying requirements...maybe look at it from the other end of the dog.

Local LEO has the ability to stop you and prohibit your vehicle from being moved if he considers it to be unsafe. So if this happens, you get to pay the fine, then call someone, buy a set of safety chains and get them installed on the road before you can move your vehicle. Sounds like a good way to ruin your day.

When I bought my Ford gooseneck kit for the puck system, it included pucks for safety chains. Seems like pretty cheap insurance to get them now rather than potentially have to buy them on the road. It might be a bit more safe if involved in an accident with another vehicle and it is one less thing the lawyers will have to nail to you. IMHO
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 AM   #23
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I use the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel hitch and love it. It can removed/installed in 5 minutes. Very easy to connect and tows very smoothly. I use the chains as well.
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM   #24
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You might check on Curt fifth wheels. I have a Ram 2500 with the puck system. Purchased a Curt Q24. It was a little less expensive than the B&W brand. Just towed our Montana HC 37’ on a 800 mile round trip and it did great.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM   #25
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New hitch?

I skipped the bulky 5th hitch altogether and put a ball in the bed. I bought the Reese Goose Box and air bags. Rides like a dream and it has been challenged in the Rockies. Flip the ball over and you have your whole truck bed!
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 AM   #26
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I have a 2017 Ram and Had the dealer install The factory prep system for Gooseneck ball and got the Anderson aluminum set up and works beautiful no problems Nevada to Wisconsin and back Without a problem with a short bed.
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Old Yesterday, 10:57 AM   #27
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Brent,

Have you done any research on the requirement for chains with that system? In Michigan, if I'm reading the towing requirements properly, if there is a "ball hitch" (gooseneck or bumper connection) the trailer must be secured to the tow vehicle with safety chains. I don't see much enforcement (well, I haven't seen any enforcement) of the requirement, but then I'm not specifically looking either. I do know that in Traverse City last summer, a camper towing a fifth wheel with a gooseneck hitch pulled out of the state park campground, was involved in an accident (he pulled out in front of a car that didn't (couldn't??) stop) He was cited for causing the accident and was also cited for not having safety chains.

Just wondering if you've done any research in that area ???
I'm a bit late seeing your post John. But, yes I did some research, but that only involved calling PullRite. They told me there is no state that requires safety chains for their hitch. They said that quite confidently, for what that's worth. Either just before or just after I bought the hitch I bought a Curt gooseneck kit...safety chains and loops for the Ram pucks. My issue is connecting the chains to the pin box hitch. I think Andersen sells long shanked eye bolts for their hitch. I should call PullRite again and ask about metallurgy for eye bolts. There is the issue of say, desiring a grade 5 bolt so that it would bend rather than a grade 8 that would shear.
Yes I have sat in too many "Management of Change" meetings. LOL
If I had it to do all over I would go straight to a Reese Goosebox. I just saw one at the races in Charlotte that is 20K rated but 4K pin weight. I thought they were all 16K. That's a little light on pin weight for me. That gooseneck ball being the only thing in the bed between towing and a clean bed sure looks appealing.
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Old Yesterday, 12:05 PM   #28
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Have you looked into the Andersen Hitches. We have on our Ford and GMC. Work great
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Old Yesterday, 12:48 PM   #29
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One option, put a Reese goosebox on your 5r and you can use the OEM gooseneck prep. BW sells a kit that has a gooseneck ball and safety chain anchors that lock into the rear pucks. Awesome quality and light.

This is exactly what I did......love it. Nothing in the bed when not towing, except the ball that is easily removed and weighs about 2 pounds.

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Old Yesterday, 03:31 PM   #30
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I would look at Comfort Ride. They make a great hitch which eliminates chucking and has a baffle system to smooth out the ride. They are pricey but well worth the money. Love mine. Hope this helps
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Old Yesterday, 03:57 PM   #31
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I have a 2017 Ram and Had the dealer install The factory prep system for Gooseneck ball and got the Anderson aluminum set up and works beautiful no problems Nevada to Wisconsin and back Without a problem with a short bed.
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I skipped the bulky 5th hitch altogether and put a ball in the bed. I bought the Reese Goose Box and air bags. Rides like a dream and it has been challenged in the Rockies. Flip the ball over and you have your whole truck bed!
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I'd have to go with the Goose Box!
Never have been able to convince myself that that flimsy looking Anderson hitch would be up to task with 2500-4000 pounds of pin weight regardless of what everyone raves about! Especially the lightweight 1" aluminum model, just doesn't seem physically possible!!
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Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM   #32
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Adapter plate

If you want to keep your fifth wheel hitch that fits into the old industry standard rail (ISR) system, you can go with an ISR adapter plate for Dodge. It goes into the new puck system in the truck bed and enables old fifth wheel hitches to be installed. That's what I did with my new 2019 GMC 3500HD.

I am not recommending this Reese model, just linking it as an example of what is available. https://www.reesehitches.com/product...oaAmf_EALw_wcB
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 PM   #33
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Hello,

I just got a new 2019 Ram 2500, and my old fifth wheel won't fit the new fifth wheel prep package on the 2500. anyone have any suggestions on a new fifth wheel Hitch, I know Mopar makes one for it, I didn't know if there were any other compatible with the prep package.
I pull a Cougar 245 5th wheel with a 2007 GMC 2500HD Duramax using a gooseneck ball mounted in the bed and a Reese Goose Box on the trailer. It pulls quite smooth and I can use the pickup bed just by turning the ball over.
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Old Today, 04:02 AM   #34
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B&W Companion

i have a 2019 Ram 2500 Big Horn with the 5th whl prep (pucks) i bought the B&W Companion for the Ram pucks from eTrailer.com ... VERY hapy with this setup .... easy to hook and unhook level or not and off angle ... NO noise while driving ... pulling a Cougar 29RDB ... happy camper all around
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