Lots of questions!
Okay, the new 5th wheel hitch is an air ride hitch that can be taken out in two pieces. Go to our TrailerSaver
website for more info.
Enough fiver talk. The Cub is essentially the same as the Arrow, so the performance will be identical. The size is the same, of course. The limiting factor is the base plate. By cutting it from 1/2" to 1/4", we have to keep the spring bars at 550lbs. The spring bars put a tremendous amount of force into the area around the hitch ball. The ball is welded to that base plate, thus the reason to stay with lighter trailers.
There's no advantage over the Arrow with the exception of the ultra-light hitch bar. For those of us with occasional back problems, it's a nice feature.
The advice I would give is this: if you think you'll be towing the Bambi forever, go with the Cub
. If there's any chance you'll want a larger trailer later, go with the Arrow. You can just transfer it over, as many of you have.
I think I covered it. Talk to y'all later.