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post #1 of 13 Old 06-14-2017, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Titan XD towing

Ok, we finally bought the 2017 Titan XD. It came with the regular Reese hitch and the gooseneck hitch. We want to tow a fifth wheel. However, I have read so much I am confused as to what we need to tow it. Any advise/help would be appreciated.
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So there are a few options.


If you want a traditional fifth wheel plate, there are several manufactures that make them, but only a couple that have the slides to bolt down the mechanism. Curt is one. Downsides is the hitch plates are heavy, often taking some time to install, and a couple people to lift and remove. Generally they live in the bed boxes, occupying space, even when not in use.


Another is to replace the entire fifth wheel pin box on the trailer with a reese goosebox. This will enable you to use your factory gooseneck hitch; all you need is a ball for the truck. The goosebox is nice as it is endorsed by major manufacturer Lippert, who makes a good majority of trailer frames. It is a heavy unit though, but includes an airbag to adjust the ride. Expensive as well.


By far the most popular option if seen here, and use myself, is the Anderson ultimate connection. Its a frame that uses your existing factory gooseneck hitch ball, bolts to the ball itself, and spreads the weight over a large surface area in the box. It includes a kingpin adapter, and is also greaseless. Can be installed and removed in less than 2 minutes. Not endorsed for warranty by anyone, but Anderson has something like a million dollar warranty if it every caused any damage. In all my research, Ive never seen a single case, because it uses the fifth wheel original equipment, and the loads transferred to the trailer are still the same as any plate style hitch. The big bonus to this hitch, is the ability to remove it in 2 minutes, with one person, weighing at less than 50lbs.


There are some using random adapters from farm stores, but again, are hard to line up when backing up, and put stress on the trailer frame due to their design. The Anderson hitch however does not.


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I will second the Anderson Ultimate Hitch. I use it on my 11,000 pound fifth wheel with nary a problem.

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Here's the option I've been looking at. It's also pricey, but I like some of the options, such as the slider function that is potentially useful with our 6.5' boxes. I think Anderson is also a good option, but I like that the Blue OX attaches to the trailer like a normal 5th wheel instead of using an adapter like the Anderson.
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Here's the option I've been looking at. It's also pricey, but I like some of the options, such as the slider function that is potentially useful with our 6.5' boxes. I think Anderson is also a good option, but I like that the Blue OX attaches to the trailer like a normal 5th wheel instead of using an adapter like the Anderson.
Thanks for that, thinking of trading up to a 5th wheel Toy Hauler next year and that's exactly what I was looking for.

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I subscribe to several RV forums. Probably 75% of the people discussing hitches with sliders never use the function. You are just adding a whole lot more weight for nothing and a lot more money. To each their own. The adapter for the Anderson is just a solid block of metal with two bolts, 4 set screws, and a locking mechanism The simpler something is the harder it is for it to break. But that is what is great about all the different choices, everyone can use what fits their needs best.

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I will second the Anderson Ultimate Hitch. I use it on my 11,000 pound fifth wheel with nary a problem.
Have you got a link for this anderson hitch?and it hooks up to the gooseneck hitch in the box as a 5th wheel adapter?
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This is version I have.

https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Hitc...th+wheel+hitch

There is also an aluminum version that is more expensive but a little lighter.

https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Hitc...th+wheel+hitch

I got the steel on as paying $200 more to save 10 pounds did not make sense.

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A slider is kinda like having 4wd, you might only use it a few times but it's can be life saver when needed.
I not really sold on the whole Anderson thing, I don't like adapters, ect. I personally like the 5th setup the way it was designed to be.
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