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Old Today, 08:23 AM   #21
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Larryi, I pulled a sierra 371REBH with a Andersen Ultimate Hitch using an F-250 CCSB Lariat 4x4 for over 5000 miles since November of 2016. I put the B&W flip over gooseneck ball in the bed of the truck to make it easy to have a clean bed when everything was removed. It worked great. My only issue was the amount of porpoising I got from the F250 being somewhat overloaded. I added air bags, and upgraded the shocks to attempt to address this. Ultimately I went to an F350 Lariat Dually Crew Cab 4x4. I still use the same Andersen Hitch and have had no problems with it or with maneuvering in the short bed f250 or the long bed f350. My method of addressing Jowen's problem was to install the release handle for the pin in the coupler on the drivers side of my 5er where I can see it in the drivers side rearview mirror and can readily see if the handle is pushed in to lock the pin in place or if the handle is pulled out any at all. I did have one time that I got in the truck getting ready to take off and as always checked my mirrors and saw the handle sticking out, so I immediately remedied the problem.

With all that said, I am considering changing to the Reese Goose Box in an attempt to smooth the ride in the 5th wheel and keep from bouncing things around so badly on rough roads. On youtube, Big Truck Big RV has reviewed both the Andersen and also the Goose box if you want to see video's of both, his reviews are usually pretty straight forward and informative.

Hope you enjoy the 5er when you get it.

2015 sierra 371REBH
2016 F-350 CC DRW 4x4 Lariat with 6.7L Turbo Diesel
2015 Xpress H20 PFC with VMAX SHO 150
A wife, A Daughter, A Granddaughter, and two Great Danes that all love to camp.
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Old Today, 08:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Auggie Waterman View Post
I have B&W standard rails and their Patriot 18k hitch, cut my Ram rubber bedliner for the rails and they don't stick up above it. The Anderson looks like the best if you want to install and remove a hitch a lot though, but one question: How do you remove the ball that sticks up into the bed after you remove the Anderson? Just a pin? Also the Anderson doesn't offer height adjustment.
B&W or other turnover ball in the bed gives you a completely clean bed (regardless of which goose neck ball to 5th wheel system you choose).

Andersen does offer height adjustment, as the (upper) ball has 3 height adjustments: 16-3/4" lower position, 17-7/8" middle position and 19-1/8" upper position (from bed of truck to top of ball mount)

I see that Andersen now offers 2 different height Ultimate Hitches as well.

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