Once recently i got in a bind that only pictures would portray the severity of. A situation that would make you purchase a companion in a heart beat. I was doing a tight left turn in the forest with my 5'er on wet cambered dirt hair pin bend and the 5'er slid into the center and sank in a nasty hole. A hole so deep that the inside wheels were not touching the ground. Being in the middle of nowhere and fearing the bill of a 300 mile trip of a BIG tow truck I reluctantly decided that a bend in the side of the truck would be cheaper., I locked her in low reverse and floored it on full left hand down in the hope I would get released. I did and amazingly only suffered less than a 1/4" '5th wheel buckle' in the bed. Returning home I had the hitch inspected and although the system twisted a little in place it straightened after loosening the bolts. The technician said I must have got in a real pickle to shift the system but absolutely no damage at all. If only he knew. I only wish I was in the state of mind to get pictures. You never know when you need a LOT OF METAL to get you "out of a hole". SPEND THE MONEY! It was CHEAP insurance for me!!Mac, I see you have a B&W like me? I've been looking at removing my gooseneck adapter and purchasing a companion. Is it worth the coins??? I currently feel a spring affect when towing with my adapter.