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Old 07-29-2013, 11:16 PM   #457 (permalink)
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I'm currently in the market for a new 2013 3500 SRW megacab 4X4 and wanted to know if the gooseneck / 5th wheel prep package was available on the megacab platform with the 6.4 bed or only on the 8 foot bed. I asked the dealer I stopped at on the way home from work tonight and they were unsure on the answer.
Yes it is, I have it on my 2013 3500 DRW Mega Cab.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #458 (permalink)
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Well I found the perfect truck with all the options I'm looking for but the fifth wheel gooseneck prep package. Does anyone know if this can be added at the dealership?
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #459 (permalink)
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No, but you can add a ball and/or rails just like you did in the past. I would NOT let it stop me if that is the truck you want.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #460 (permalink)
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You can get the B&W turnover installed for $600. If that is he only hiccup, I would get the truck.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:56 PM   #461 (permalink)
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It's more of the fifth wheel hook up then the goose neck. I use the fifth wheel hitch to pull the travel trailer a couple weekends out of the month, and would like to have a flat bed in the truck. The current setup have the rails and it would be really nice to get away from them.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #462 (permalink)
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It's more of the fifth wheel hook up then the goose neck. I use the fifth wheel hitch to pull the travel trailer a couple weekends out of the month, and would like to have a flat bed in the truck. The current setup have the rails and it would be really nice to get away from them.
BW turnover ball and Anderson or companion hitch!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #463 (permalink)
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It's more of the fifth wheel hook up then the goose neck. I use the fifth wheel hitch to pull the travel trailer a couple weekends out of the month, and would like to have a flat bed in the truck. The current setup have the rails and it would be really nice to get away from them.
I have the Pullrite removeable rails. They act essentially the same as the RAM package, except the two rails are separate, instead of one piece. Much lighter that way too. Remove the 4 pins that are 1/4 turn, and remove it all. Bed is now smooth.

But, if I was starting all over, and did not already own a 5th wheel hitch, I would go with the Anderson hitch with a B&W ball. Looks good to me, with good reports on here.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #464 (permalink)
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Mpierce, that Pullrite system wont work will it? The spacing is wrong and the rails will be too far apart for a fifth wheel hitch wont they?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #465 (permalink)
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Mpierce, that Pullrite system wont work will it? The spacing is wrong and the rails will be too far apart for a fifth wheel hitch wont they?
That is true for the OEM 2013 factory 5th wheel prep package. However, in post #458, silver posted that he found the perfect truck, but it did NOT have the OEM 5th prep package.

So, without the prep package, you can get the ball mounted, and go with the Anderson. Or, if you want clean bed for 5th, get the Pullrite removeable rails.

Just like pre 2013 trucks.

If I did not have a hitch already, I think I would put in the B&W ball, and then use the Anderson, like you did.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Well, I finally got to tow with my truck, after having it for more than 3 months!

Thanks to RancherTX, I bought a gooseneck ball and the Andersen hitch, and made the "conversion" to my Voltage (est empty wt 14.5K, and GVW of 19K.) I took it out yesterday for a whopping 15 mile tow (from one campground to the next) and had NO issues. I'm still not completely comfortable with it (just a personal comfort level), but it definately performs! It feels a little different, and is more of a pain to physically hook up. I've not towed with a GN type hitch before, so I had fun lining up the holes, although I did manage to get lined up in less than 5 minutes.

I think the biggest "problems" I had were: 1) how high I had to lift the rig to hook up, and 2) stressing out about the pinbox hitting the sides of the bed in a tight turn. Thankfully, neither concern had any major justification, and the only issues I ran into were due to my towing ability/skills.

Just like ranchertx, I stand ready to answer your questions about this hitch, and my towing experiences with it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #467 (permalink)
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We just returned from a week-long trip to Montana (from Seattle area), our third and longest tow with the Reese drop in ball and the Andersen Ultimate hitch. The hitch system worked flawlessly. As stated before the hitching process is a bit more cumbersome but using the IBall wireless camera system helps a lot.
I have the "picture frame adaptor" sitting in the box next to my Hijacker Ultraslide hitch out on the patio to do a comparison (some day).

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Old 08-08-2013, 03:46 PM   #468 (permalink)
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just got the call from dealership that my "picture frame" adapter is ready for pick up. Trying to put my pullrite superglide on it. Will let you all know how it goes.
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