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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 03:15 AM
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I wonder if Lippert would void a warranty if you used an Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel RAIL MOUNT hitch?
It seems that as soon as somebody says the word "Gooseneck" everybody goes off the deep end. The B&W companion uses the gooseneck (read Turnover Ball) method of attachment to the tow vehicle.
Anderson uses the Turnover Ball method of attachment to the tow vehicle also. It's just that the Anderson secures to the Turnover Ball, whereas the Companion removes the Turnover Ball, and drops into the underbed.
You should do some research to discover what constitutes a "gooseneck" hitch. In very elementary terms, it is a straight piece of pipe that directly connects the tow vehicle to the trailer. While you are correct in your statement of how the B&W companion connects to the tow vehicle it is NOT a gooseneck hitch.

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I am a little confused. My 2011 Sierra has a B&W turnover that was installed by a previous owner. I was planning on getting the Companion for when we do upgrade to a 5th wheel. Are the B&W Companions approved, or will the warranty on a 5th wheel be void by this? I don't see why it would. As it is right now, my turnover ball has been in the storage position for so long that it is stuck and the entire thing may need to be removed or replaced. I don't really ever see myself towing with a gooseneck, but since I already have the hole for it, I figured I would get the Companion instead of having rails installed. I also like having a flat bed.
The companion is a great hitch and no RV company nor Lippert will void your warranty due to its' use. Contrary to what is being stated in this thread, the B&W Turnover Ball used with the Companion Hitch is NOT a gooseneck hitch.
If you research the Companion Hitch you will find that it is one of the better hitches out there.

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post #42 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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If you like having the flat bed look at the Reese Goose Box.(you tube it) I use my truck bed for work every day, we go camping twice a month. I did not want to work around the “Rails” that come with a lot of 5er hitches.
I did not like the weight of the B&W Companion Slider. Usually hooking up by myself.
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post #43 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 03:03 PM
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Below is the hitch Im running in my 3500. I had a Reese slider in my 2012 2500 GMC. I really like the slider in my 12 however, I only used the slide feature once in 3 years of constant travel.

I use this one and love it. Pulled my camper around the country for a year.

https://www.etrailer.com/Fifth-Wheel...leid=201865881
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post #44 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 07:07 AM
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here is my setup in the 2020, also used the hitch in my '18
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here is my setup in the 2020, also used the hitch in my '18
Nice looking setup.
Looks somewhat like my Andersen setup which works very well for me as well.

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This is what I use B&W puck system hitch has been a great hitch.

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Just got to Daytona yesterday, very enjoyable tow with the 2020, handles the bridge joints much better than the '18.
Fuel mileage is 1.1 lower than my Derringer equipped '18, same trailer same route. 9.9 av for 1350mi at 25160# combined.
I think GM should have left the rear gear alone. But mileage is better empty.......
10 spd performs fantastic, never dropped lower than 7th, 10th is the norm on flat ground.
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post #48 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 08:30 PM
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The B&W companion is a nice one. The head can be removed by pulling 2 pins which is about 60# of the weight. Makes it easier to handle but still quite a bit of weight when removing / installing.
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