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post #1 of 16 Old 06-10-2012, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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B&w companion

Got my b&w 5th wheel companion yesterday. What a neat hitch it is. Quality is all I can say.


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I've been using one for about 4 years now. Never looked back. Will likely never own another brand of hitch again.

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I just don't like how it's not at "easy" to install/remove as they make it out to be.



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I can have mine out by myself in less than five minutes including scaring up my socket wrenches.

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I've been using one for about 4 years now. Never looked back. Will likely never own another brand of hitch again.
Exactly my thoughts.

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I was just under the 'assumption' I guess that all you had to do is pull the pin, drop it in, and then pin it from the side and you're good.



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I was just under the 'assumption' I guess that all you had to do is pull the pin, drop it in, and then pin it from the side and you're good.
yea that's what i thought too before i got mine, but it's only 5 bolts you gotta tighten, not bad at all. and that makes it harder to steal too

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I will say this: the install kit is wonderful. Everything fits great (I've only done two Dodges) and is, of course, the best quality.



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I agree with all above. I thought it would've easier, but even still, it's better than rails. Towed with it yesterday, it was great! But my truck overheated for a second. Then as soon as I pulled over it went back to normal. Any ideas what it was? Think my head gaskets?


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Chrome Pkg All Stock 185,000 miles
B&W Turnover Gooseneck w/ 5th wheel companion
ScanguageII High idle mod On board air
2011 Jumpseat Gutted Cat Mikeymod muffler
EGR delete CCV mod EC1 coolant Zoodad mod

2000 F-250 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed 7.3 Diesel ***STOLEN*** 11/19/2011
4" Rancho Lift
215,000 miles
afe intake
4"turbo-back
IAH delete
Foil Delete
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Do you have a monitoring system? What overheated? Puking from degas bottle? We need more info. What were your ECTs and EOTs at the time?
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