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Comparing B&W Companion 20K and 25K 5th Wheel Hitches for 2020 Ford F-450 with OEM Pucks


I have a 2019 F-450 with OEM puck system. My trailer is a little over 16K lbs and a TW of under 4K. Besides price, what is the benefit or drawback between the BandW 3300 vs the 3305 for my situation? I know either will suffice for my load requirements but if there is no disadvantage of the 25k over the 20k then I would get the beefier model with the thought it will hold up longer and allow me to carry a heavier load if the need ever arises. Is there also a big difference in the weight of the unit itself that could pose more difficulties in removing and installing the hitch when its not needed?


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There actually are no drawbacks to using the 25K B&W Companion # BWRVK3305 instead of the 20K B&W Companion # BWRVK3300.

The price is higher, yes, but the 25K only has a shipping weight that is 10 more pounds than the 20K. The hitch head is actually very easy to remove which just the weight of the hitch in about half making it little easier to install/remove.

Since both fit the OEM puck system on your 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty I recommend going with the 25K for the exact reasons that you mentioned; it gives you more capacity so the hitch doesn't have to work as hard, plus it allows you to tow a heavier load if needed.

I've attached a video on it for you to check out.

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