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rmalikone

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I have a B&W Companion hitch in my F350 PSD DW Long Bed, problem is that I have to get into the bed to attach emergency break away and to lock jaws. I'm really not short at 5'8" but at 60 don't want to keep doing this. Ideas?

 

 

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I also considered this but realized that if you wanted/needed to reposition your truck before finished with it you would have to remove it and replace it after truck was moved. My little $15 stool just sits there by the truck until someone steps on it.

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My suggestion is to have a cable with hooks on both ends. You can just leave the cable hooked up to truck, just tuck it away to the side or something. When you hook up camper the breakaway switch is easy to get to. Hook it up there.

The breakaway switch is not the only item of interest the OP mentioned.

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We have wheel to wheel step rail for just this reason :P My brother saw our wheel to wheel from the factory and has been searching for an after market wheel to wheel, everyone tells him it doesn't exist. I know they do from factory, but unsure in after market.

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We used a step on the tire like previous posters had mentioned but you can extend the handle on the hitch to make it easier to reach. Then just change the location that you hook up the breakaway switch to an easier to reach location. We used a stake pocket on the bed side.

Dave

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If I remember correctly that B&M has a pin you have to pull out and reinsert also. Still got to get in bed. A Brinkley head would be easier. It has a spring loaded pin. A small chain or cable could be attached to it and a piece of pipe slipped over handle would do. Would have to change head though.

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We love ours. So much simpler. I can even see to back up. do get a trough for hitch though. They do make low height hitches also. A flat bed will always be higher than a factory box bed. Just keep this in mind and figure on a different hitch or a bed with a trough for yours.

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