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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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5th Wheel Prep Reviews

Does anyone have any reviews on the factory 5th wheel prep package? I wonder how their layout has been working for you (I'll only be using a gooseneck with upper pucks), if the plastic covers have been a pain or not, would you get it again if you had the choice?

I don't see that B&W has come out with their version for the 2020's, and I'm debating on whether or not to just get the factory installed version.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:14 AM
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A friend of mine uses the puck system for his B&W 5th wheel hitch. It added about 1" more in hitch height than what he had. He was already pretty high at the highest point on his RV so an inch he didn't really want/need. I think he's around 13'5" now.

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I like mine but with my Anderson hitch I only use the goose neck ball and not the rest of the puck holes for towing. Already lost one of the small covers, haven't seen anything worth paying to replace it with yet but I'm not worried about it.


For me it was a must have at the time, I drove four hours away to get my new truck and we had a camping trip reserved the following weekend so I needed a truck ready to tow. Didn't have the time or extra cash to have a truck without the prep pkg set up to tow my fifth wheel.

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My current truck does not have it, new truck will.
It is much less expensive to have the factory setup, than to install a GOOD aftermarket ISR rail kit

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The 2020 trucks have a new pattern so previous gen fifth wheel hitches not drop in. I believe the 2020 pattern follows SAE with should be common with Ford. 2020 and previous goosenecks kits are compatible.

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Does anyone have any reviews on the factory 5th wheel prep package? I wonder how their layout has been working for you (I'll only be using a gooseneck with upper pucks), if the plastic covers have been a pain or not, would you get it again if you had the choice?

I don't see that B&W has come out with their version for the 2020's, and I'm debating on whether or not to just get the factory installed version.
I have the puck system on my 2018 and I really like it, it's easy to take in & out and seems to be really solid while towing my fifth wheel. I had the B&W Companion setup on my last truck and it was nice as well, the only complaint with the B&W Companion is it's heavy and it's a load to put it in and to take it out of the bed. I have the B&W puck fifth wheel hitch on this truck and it's quite a bit lighter. The gooseneck ball works nice as well.

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The 2020 trucks have a new pattern so previous gen fifth wheel hitches not drop in. I believe the 2020 pattern follows SAE with should be common with Ford. 2020 and previous goosenecks kits are compatible.

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Really??? WTF
Why would they change the pattern, I expect my 2020 just before departing on a 1300mi journey with my 5th wheel. want to have my ducks in a row before truck arrives......

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Does anyone have the measurements of the 2020 5th wheel prep? Distance side to side and for and aft of the puck holes.
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I measured the truck I'm driving. I went to the outside of each hole. I got about 23.25 wide and 14.5 inches in fore/aft.
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I measured the truck I'm driving. I went to the outside of each hole. I got about 23.25 wide and 14.5 inches in fore/aft.
Thank You for your measurements. It would help if we know what truck you have and if it has the factory system.

It is my understanding the 2020 will be different than the earlier trucks.
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