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Old 02-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Anyone tow a Pinnacle with a GM 3500 or 2500 6.5" bed?

I have a 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD Duramax, crew cab, single rear wheel, with a standard 6.5" bed (not 8" long bed).

Does anyone tow a Jayco Pinnacle 5th wheel with a standard bed like mine?

What 5th wheel hitch do you use? Do you have an automatic sliding hitch like the Pullrite Superglide? Manual slide? No slide?

I would prefer a completely removable rail system like the Pullrite SuperRails or B&W Companion hitch.

I just got the truck and do not have a 5th wheel hitch? I am seriously looking at Jayco Pinnacle trailers.

I don't have a problem buying a Pullrite Superglide, if I need one. On the other hand, there are lots of toys I could buy with the ca$h I'd save if I do not need the Superglide.

I want to get the hitch soon. I want to get the hitch installed before having Line-X Premium sprayed in the bed so the holes will have the edges covered.

Thanks for you advise.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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I have a Dodge 2500 s/b. with a Valley 16k manual slide hitch. I have not had to use the slide since I have owned the 5er, about 2 years. IMHO, save your money and buy a manual slide hitch.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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We pull our Pinnacle with a 2500 HD 6.5 Ft bed Chevy DuraMax

We still use the Husky 16K Slider that we got when we had our 05 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel. It is a standard hitch with Rails in the bed and we have a tool chest in the front of the bed.

The 05 Eagle did not have a rounded nose cap like the Pinnacle does.
We had the Eagle for 6 years and used the Slider on the Hitch one time, not sure we really needed to then but had to make a tight turn around in a dead end parking lot we got stuck in once and just wanted to be sure.

With the Pinnacle I doubt we will ever use the slider function on the hitch.

We also had the spray in liner done after the hitch holes were drilled.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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I had the hitch vs Line-x conversation when I bought my new truck. The bed is galvanized on mine. The Line-x people advised me to apply the line-x first because under the rails would not be Line-X'ed. I took their advise.

My first truck had the rails mounted when I had it done and I was never happy with the look, even though they taped over the rails before spraying.

Only other option is to remove the rails after installing. That seems like over kill.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Same here...line-x then hitch.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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Line-X then B&W Companion and 6.5' bed. No problems at all.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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I use a Pull-Rite super glide on my 2500 short bed

2012 Eagle Super Lite 30.5 RLS
2008 Silverado HD LTZ 6.0\Tow Package 3.79 Rear
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