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Old 10-17-2020, 06:24 PM   #1
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Pullrite hitches?

I don't see much discussion of these anymore. 15 years ago, I had an E350 Econoline and a 28' SOB trailer and used a Pullrite hitch. I felt it had all of the advantages of a Hensley or PP, without the hassles and was a little more than half the price. Are they just unfashionable now, or has something happened in the intervening years that I don't know about?


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Old 10-17-2020, 06:26 PM   #2
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I believe they discontinued the model years ago, and only make 5th wheel hitches.

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Old 10-17-2020, 06:39 PM   #3
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If you can afford the payload and price (over 400 lbs and IIR about $3K) I think they are just about the best. The tradeoffs are losing over 400 lbs of payload and losing a place for the TV spare tire. Also exhaust modification is required. Pull Rite still offers them as a special order.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:05 PM   #5
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:32 AM   #6
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My Dad had one.

As a kid in the late 70's and 80's, I remember clearly my dad shifting from a conventional hitch to a Pullrite (can't remember exactly when probably in the 80's) and talking about how much of a huge improvement it was. He towed with a Ford Econoline Van with a diesel engine. We towed a 27 foot Airstream. I think the spare tire was on the back door but I can't remember for sure. I didn't quite get it at the time... the longer turning radius, how far it stuck out the back. But now I totally understand what my dad was accomplishing. I have towed heavy horses with gooseneck trailers and it is a pleasure. My sense is for those who want one, it is still a good choice for the price.

Now that I have recently purchased a 2019 25FB Flying Cloud, I am wondering if a ProPride would be my best choice to replicate my experience towing gooseneck.
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