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Old 09-05-2017, 03:30 PM   #11
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A buddy runs an Andersen in his shortbed F350 and doesn't have an issue. Your box may be shorter, but a 90 degree turn isn't desirable anyway. There's good height adjustment on the Andersen.

If it fits dimensionally, you're really going to like the hitch.
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I guess doing a 90 is not important, I just want a lot of clearance. I am about as attentive as a puppy chasing a butterfly, and do not want to get into a bind due to clearance problems
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:17 PM   #12
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Just remember to leave a margin for error. Adequate clearance on a nice level parking lot is not necessarily going remain that way when trying to back and turn up or down an incline since that will will further reduce cleareances between cab and trailer and/or bedrail and trailer.

Also watch the pin placement. You really don't ever want the pin to be anywhere behind the axle particularly if you are at or near capacity as this will translate into poor handling characteristics and lifting of the front end.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:31 PM   #13
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Picked up the Cougar 24RKS today.
I got the Andersen Ultimate hitch in, and installed it in about 10 minutes, including a 5 minute break
So easy to install
Hooked it up to the Titan, rechecked the torque on the bolts, and pulled it out checked the clearance all around, and away we went.

90 mile trip home, no complaints. Plenty of power, and a decent ride, a little bit of chucking, over larger bumps in the road, but no big deal. took the big hills easily.
Averaged 13.4 per gallon, including a stop at a big church parking lot for parking practice...

In spite of naysayers, the Titan XD and Cummins combination performed flawlessly. I put the cruise on 63mph, and enjoyed the ride.
I did not even notice when the big trucks, and bus passed me. Not a bit of sway.
The things I was most worried about, were a waste of time to worry about.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:25 AM   #14
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Glad it worked for you. Enjoy your new rig.

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Old 09-10-2017, 08:03 PM   #15
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Looks like the setup worked out well. Enjoy it! Here's our guy doing some camping. Looks like yours has a few pounds on ours.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:52 AM   #16
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Just bought a new 2017 Cougar Xlite RKS.
Because my Tow Vehicle is a TitanXD, 6.5' bed, Cummins, with a factory GooseNeck hitch, the salesman recommended just putting the Reese GooseBox in, which I like the idea of. He said it would work for a 90 degree turn, and we got it in writing that it would work.
Still stressing that it might not work, and have no plan B yet.

I had just assumed I would use the Andersen Ultimate Hitch, which I liked, as I use my bed for carrying stuff, and do not want a heavy fifth wheel hitch back there that I can't remove by myself
The Gooseneck seems even better.
Has anyone used a Reese Goosebox, with a newer Xlite, and a 6.5 foot bed?
How did that work out?
Any Clearance issues?

Jerry, we bought the Nissan Titan 2016 Cummins Diesel, because we had a Chevy Silverado, and were pulling a SGS 28 fifth wheel. The towing capacity was ok on the Chevy, it just wasn't as great as we wanted. Unknown to us, when we bought it, the fifth wheel hitch would not fit. At the time no one made one, had adapters for, etc. It was early in the model year. Our only option, and still be within the "warranty of Lippert" for the frame, was to use the Reese Goosebox. I will tell you it's heavy. Taking the fifth wheel off the wing was not that hard at all, but needed a couple hefty friends help us get and hold the goose box in place, while I got the bolts in. Once that task was done it has been a breeze. I did add the chain set to it and rarely remove the goose ball and anchors from the bed. The turning on this scared me the first time or two, but have had no issues. The only negative thing I have on the goose box is the air bag system seems to not hold air for very long, but hold enough to get us where we want to go for the day to go camping. On longer trips I would have to check it and fill with my portable air comp. We talked about exchanging the valve on it but just have not. Hope this helps. Also it pulls like a dream, even on pretty steep hills.
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