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Old 12-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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New hitch

I have the B&W Companion right now and at over 200 pounds for the two pieces it's starting to get old removing and installing. I use my truck for work so it can't remain in the truck, I'm looking into the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel connection. What say you?
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Shane, I can't wrestle my hitch around either.
If you have a building, you can do what I did. I mounted a boat wench on the wall, ran two ropes up to the ceiling, used a couple pulleys to get it over form the wall. Now I can handle the hitch with ease all by my self.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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Mine connects in my gooseneck receiver so it binds when I try to hoist it out so I have to climb in the bed to wiggle it free. That gets old.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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Some people leave it on the King Pin, release it from the PU bed and raise it with landing gear. Then they lock it so it can't be released. I have never done it myself.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Holy flying hitches batman, why didn't I think of that. That makes to much since!
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Let us know how it works out.
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Shane,
If you try that would you let us know if it works for you.

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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The wife just said " there's no way you'll get that shaft lined up with that hole" she may be right.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:36 AM   #9
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Your just going to have to prove your DW wrong! You can lower the hitch to a support structure when stored to reduce any stress. As far as reconnecting, with guidance I bet you will get it done. There may be a thread on this on RVnet.com. I read about it somewhere. I do obviously have a selfish interest. Good luck let us know what you decide.
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Hitch

If anyone finds a link or anywhere that someone has done this I would be very interested to see it.

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