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jerem0621

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Posted: 01/29/20 07:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"B&W makes a great hitch. They all make a DOT approved hitches."

I have a Friend that says to me "prove it" when I claim something. I have searched this statement every way possible with ZERO hits.

So I am respectfully asking you to prove your statement.


Good call Cummins12V98.

Since you didn't specify, I will address both parts of my statement that you quoted.

Respectfully, I can't substantiate the statement that B&W makes a great hitch. I don't use them as they are pretty expensive and my regular not B&W hitches work just fine and I see no need to upgrade my equipment at this time.

I was mostly going off your copious testimonies about how wonderful they are, and I believe YOU and many other B&W users that I know both online and off.

As to the DOT reference, you are correct. I can't find one either. Think before you post kinda thing I suppose. Sorry about that, my bad.

I can't even find a standard for build quality on ANY hitch in the US that a regular consumer would use. Admittedly, I didn't delve into the world of commercial trucks.

No argument from me I was wrong.

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Thank you for the reply! I was referring to the DOT part. I should have specified.

I believe I have read somewhere CURT has some sort of standard, SAE possibly?


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If you don't have to remove your hitch often, the Trailer Saver BD-5 is the Rolls Royce of all hitches . This is just my humble opinion.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Thank you for the reply! I was referring to the DOT part. I should have specified.

I believe I have read somewhere CURT has some sort of standard, SAE possibly?


This is interesting. I just couldn’t let it go. It seems there is an actual voluntary SAE standard for hitching called J2638.

Here is a neat webpage from Pullrite talking about the standard.

https://www.pullrite.com/J2638

I’m going to start researching this some more. Pretty interesting. They have to subject the hitch to 300,000 cycles at weights in excess of what the hitch will be rated in three different directions for a total of 900,000 cycles. Whew...

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Thank you for the reply! I was referring to the DOT part. I should have specified.

I believe I have read somewhere CURT has some sort of standard, SAE possibly?


Curt tests to SAE J2638.


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I checked on the Reese Goose Box. It says made to CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and SAE J2638 standards. Good to know. Thanks for pointing this out.


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If you don't have to remove your hitch often, the Trailer Saver BD-5 is the Rolls Royce of all hitches . This is just my humble opinion


I love my BD3 and would never go back to a standard hitch again.



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Travlingman wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Thank you for the reply! I was referring to the DOT part. I should have specified.

I believe I have read somewhere CURT has some sort of standard, SAE possibly?


Curt tests to SAE J2638.


Thanks, knew I read something about that.

I wonder of the testing is in China. [emoticon]

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Someone suggested getting the hitch that's available locally - Etrailer.com will drop ship your B&W companion directly to your house - for free.


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Posted: 01/30/20 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had both the B&W Companion (2 of them actually, upgraded from an older one to a newer one).

I only got rid of the B&W because my toy hauler was heavier than mine was rated for (20k for the post-mount version that mates up to their Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch).

I have nothing bad to say about my B&W. I had it from 2012-2018 and put many thousands of miles on it.


After getting rid of it, it took me 2 tries to end up with the Trailersaver TS3.

The good:
- the ride with the Trailersaver is awesome.
- the customer service is amazing.

The bad:
- the cost was pert near $3,000 for a new hitch.
- it's stupidly heavy at 300 lbs. but TS said it was fine for me to hang it from the kingpin.

The comparison - if our last move is pulling forward, it's not uncommon for the pin to be bound up against the head. We've had a tad bit of difficulty unhitching a couple of times now. I never experienced this with the B&W regardless of what my last move was - forward, backwards, using a crane and going sideways (ok, I didn't do that last one).

The ride is a bit better with the TS3 than the B&W but surprisingly not incredibly so.


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