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Posted: 09/02/17 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought a 2017 F-350 to upgrade from my 2008.
Now my 5th wheel hitch won't work unless I buy a complete new style.
I'm not real happy to find this out and I'm sure others fill the same.
I've used Pullrite for years, Sliders, and up to 20.5K hitch's.
But they can't be adapted to these new style trucks.
You have to buy a truck with (5th Wheel Prep, or buy the frame adapters and drill the box like my last one.
I almost went to a Reese if they weren't built in (another country).
Now I have a spare outdated or Obsolete hitch.


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sale it on craiglist hitches sale fast there

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Thanks Newman.
I got it on ebay, and I'm sure it will sell for few bucks.
It's the fact they worked it the way they did.
They could have build a frame rail kit that's fits a 2017. But what moneys in that ?
I want to see what other hitch makers did the same thing.

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Posted: 09/02/17 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like how the new beds don't have the frame rails in them.
Let us know how that aluminum bed works out for ya.


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Posted: 09/03/17 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just upgraded to a 5th wheel and new truck. I love the new puck system. I can turn 4 cams and pull the hitch leaving the bed clean.


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juzplanekrazy wrote:

I just bought a 2017 F-350 to upgrade from my 2008.
Now my 5th wheel hitch won't work unless I buy a complete new style.
I'm not real happy to find this out and I'm sure others fill the same.
I've used Pullrite for years, Sliders, and up to 20.5K hitch's.
But they can't be adapted to these new style trucks.
You have to buy a truck with (5th Wheel Prep, or buy the frame adapters and drill the box like my last one.
I almost went to a Reese if they weren't built in (another country).
Now I have a spare outdated or Obsolete hitch.


So you opted to not get the puck system in yours? Loved that system in my Ram. I used my old hitch by purchasing the new style legs. There was also the picture frame adapter you could buy to use the old style hitch. Sounds like not opting for the puck system could end up costing a lot more in the long run.

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The new truck is Fifth Wheel Prep'. Is that what you call "puck system"?
And the new hitch I got is made for Ford Fifth Wheel Prep Only.
On the 2008 Truck and hitch, I installed brackets to the frame and drilled holes in the bed. Very same kind of idea to these new ones.
I dropped in a pin, turned it a 1/4 turn and then installed the rails for the hitch to hook to.
Thats why the old hitch won't work, they don't make a frame bracket kit for these newer trucks. Ford,Chevy, or Dodge.
I'm sure they could have came up with something but it's easyier to just make everybody buy a complete new hitch.

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