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Riggins

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What hitch would you recommend for a 5th Wheel? We are going to buy a GMC Sierra 2500 or equivalent and wanted to make sure we buy a great quality hitch. The GD dealer was quoting about $3K for the hitch which seems quite expensive based on what I found on the GMC website
 

TonyL

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We have the BW companion that fits the prep kit on our F350, it was supplied with the fifth wheel we bought as part of the package. It is heavy but I reckon you could pull a tank with it.
You best check what weight you can safely tow with a 2500 before you buy it. Most Fifth wheels need a 350 or 3500.
TonyL
 

steveblonde

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Curt
Ive sold 1000s in my day. If you havent bought the truck yet look at 3500s in your search and one with a puck system it makes life easier. Go with a 20k minimum. I just bought another 5er so i bought a new hitch A25 from a Q20 and one of my friends did the same thing because he bought a new truck. The A stands for articulating, super smooth very quiet. It you ever lookin the box of a transport co most times you will find a Curt
Curtmfg.com
 

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rbrdriver

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Kinda what I was thinking, that whatever hitch he goes with would "look" a whole lot better in the back of a 3500 as opposed to a 2500...............
 

scottydl

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x3 on the 3500 (1 ton) truck if you plan to go with a fifth wheel. That's why I bought my Duramax dually last year. For now it's doing awesome with our TT, but we plan to go 5er in the next few years.

Hitch wise, I'd buy whatever I could find in decent used condition on Cragslist or Facebook Marketplace, that will safely pull the trailer I plan to own. ;) Just like any other vehicle accessory, something new that costs $3k at a dealer you can probably find used for half that (or less) if you search around enough. I'm a big fan of letting others take the depreciation hit. Yes there are plenty of highly rated makes/models out there, and some are heavier/lighter/louder/quieter than others... but they all accomplish the same task for pulling the trailer down the road.
 

steveblonde

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My new Curt i bought online after doing some research $1300 canadian which is about $20 USD LOL
On line shopping and this interweeeb thing is a great tool
 

Bill Nourse

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I have an Anderson 20,000# that fits in the rail system. Only weighs about 40#. Can be configured several different ways for clearance. I can get about 80 degrees with a standard bed Chev. Duramax.
 

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Rob&Deryl

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I have it as well with a reese puck to rails adapter. I can get to about 90 degrees with a standard bed Ram.

As I type this, I am out doing errands and the dump. I pulled the 40lb hitch part out in 2 minutes and one hand.
 
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