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Discussion in '6.4L PowerStroke Power & Performance' started by tom engle, Jan 8, 2014.

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    The rule is you want to go 1/3 more then you total trailer load weight towing. It sound like your right at the max of that 5th wheel hitch can take. Look on e-bay and craigslist. I picked up a slide for a short bed with a 5ther hitch for 200 bucks. There's deals out there.
     
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    I found out that we have one half of a B&W hitch system already installed on my new truck. So we have decided to just get the top fifth wheel companion hitch rated at 20K and sell the Reese.
     
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    I would and your not buying the mount, just the hitch so it should be a lot cheaper. Plus with the 20K you should have more hitch then you need for later updates in towing.
     
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    Exactly. Even the DW agreed! Woot!! LOL
     
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    Yep, the companion hitch rated at 20K, is not cheap, but is a good hitch from what I have heard. I found one used one a few weeks back in Mesquite TX for $600.00 but I bet it's gone by now.
    Good Luck finding one.
    Doug
     
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    We are looking at the Redwood trailers. The ones we have seen are very nice. I like the front living room model more than I should....LOL Maybe in five years.
     
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    Yea, Redwoods are not cheep. We look at one here at the RV show. It started at about 90K on sell and went up from there. I think list was 125K. Way to much money for a camper used for weekends and for one and two week trips. If your a full time maybe.... but still.
     
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    Yes we are full timing and when it is your only home you need it to be really well made and insulated. The Heartland we are in is nice but there are some things I wish it did better.
     

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