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    Question Upgrading to 5th Wheel

    Newbie question.......I have owned a bumper pull GD Imagine for the past few years and upgrading to a 2022 Reflection 295RL. My TV is an F350 diesel with 8' bed and in the process of installing a gooseneck with B&W Companion hitch. My question is does anyone else have a similar setup and have thoughts on if air bags are needed with this configuration? I have never towed a 5th wheel and since I don't even take delivery of the Reflection for another week I have yet to experience how this setup feels.
    Thanks in advance!

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    You don't mention what year the truck is, and whether it's a dually or not. Is the B&W hitch a puck mount, rails, or turnover ball? Or whether it's a diesel? My initial thought would be that you'll likely be okay. The GVWR of the trailer is about 10,000 lbs. so you should be okay at that weight, even if it's a SRW. But more information is always better than less.
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    You won't need airbags with an F350 and a 150 series Reflection. Pin weight is pretty light on that one, around 1600-1700 loaded.
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    Thank you for the reply! My truck is a 2019 diesel SRW and hitch is a turnover ball mount.

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    Thank you! This was my thinking too but wanted to get some veterans opinions as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdecandia View Post
    Thank you for the reply! My truck is a 2019 diesel SRW and hitch is a turnover ball mount.
    Quote Originally Posted by cdecandia View Post
    Thank you! This was my thinking too but wanted to get some veterans opinions as well.
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    Welcome aboard.

    It sounds like you will be fine without air bags. I have them on my truck. But I also have a heavier 5ver.

    Sometimes they help with the ride, sometimes not; it is highly dependent on the roads. They do bring it back up to level but since I don't drive at night much with the RV attached that isn't a big deal for me as it doesn't squat too much.
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