I've been using the B&W ball for a year now, as the 08 had it installed in the bed. So far, I really like it, which is why I speced out the new truck with one. I tow a trailer with GVWR of 24,500lbs and the hitch I have installed is rated for 30,000lbs. I would recommend that hitch to anyone. I'm going to get another one on the next F450 I buy next year.