PullRite 5th Wheel Hitches
Because of the hydro-formed frame used
on the 3rd generation (2003 and later) RAM trucks, Dodge recommends a no-drill
5th wheel hitch installations on their trucks. After some research
of the available 5th wheel hitch options, I narrowed my choices to two
The first is the B&W
Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch with Companion
5th Wheel Hitch. The B&W system installs a gooseneck hitch
frame to the underside of the truck bed without drilling the truck frame.
The only part of the hitch visible above the box is the gooseneck ball,
which can be removed or inverted, leaving a clean truck bed. The
high quality B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch attaches to the gooseneck
ball. Reports from owners of the B&W system are very positive,
but since I never tow a gooseneck trailer, this solution seemed like the
wrong approach for me.
||With the advice of TDR and irv2.com forum
members, I looked into the PullRite 5th wheel hitch system. The PullRite
products appear to be very high quality, precision made components.
PullRite has done their homework on these hitches, providing three methods
of attaching the hitch rails to the truck. The first, and least expensive,
is a set of simple universal "L" brackets, which attach the rails in a
conventional way. The permanently mounted hitch rails are bolted
to the "L" brackets through the truck bed.
|The second option is the PullRite SuperBrackets,
which are custom designed for each model truck, and are attached to the
truck frame using existing holes in the frame, allowing for a no-drill
installation per Dodge's recommendations. The permanently mounted
hitch rails are bolted to the SuperBrackets through the truck bed.
||The third mounting option are the PullRite
SuperRails, which attach the SuperBrackets with four posts, and can be
removed from the truck without tools when the hitch is not in use, leaving
a clean bed. The design of this solution appealed to me as the best
solution for a high quality "clean bed" 5th wheel hitch installation.
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15K Super 5th
15,500 lb. Towing Capacity
Pin Weight Capacity 3,875 lbs.
Side-to-side pivot feature.
Strong, space-saving base design.
Vertical adjustment from 14-1/2"
Jaw cradles the king pin for
Quick removal for full truck
Security tabs on the plate may
For Short Bed Trucks
16,000 lb. Towing Capacity
Pin Weight Capacity - 4,000
The only automatically adjusting
Choice of Mounting Systems
Side-to-side pivot feature
Powder Coated Finish