My 2014 Ram Laramie 3500 Megacab should be here within a few weeks (ordered it 6 weeks ago) and I think I have finally settled on a Jayco Eagle Touring 28.5BHDS fifth for the camper (after flip flopping so many times I have lost count!). My Ram will have the factory fifth wheel/gooseneck connections when I get it (for those that are not familiar, it is similar to the new Fords...has a gooseneck puck and then 4 pucks in a square pattern around it).
So, for those towing with a newer 3/4 or 1T with a 6'4" bed, how are the new Jayco Eagle Tourings (or eagle, etc) with regards to turning sharply? Can they do almost 90 degrees? Do you all use a sliding hitch....if so which one? There are only a few drop in hitches available for the new Ram factory mounting pucks (B&W and Curt). There is a picture frame adapter I can get and then install any hitch (sliding or otherwise) onto the adapter. I really like the Superglide, but I understand they do not make a capture plate for the new Jayco (have to use a universal one I think). Do I need a slider??
I like the idea of a Mor/Ryde pinbox, but can a person put Sidewinder pinbox on a new Jayco? That might be another option as it moves the pivot point backwards and should give plenty of room....just not sure if a Sidewinder can be installed on a Jayco?
The simplest solution would be to get a B&W Companion drop in hitch (non slider as they dont make the slider to fit the Ram factory system) and be done with it...install would take literally 1 minute...but I am scared that I need another option (either sliding hitch or a Sidewinder type pin box). Any thoughts and experiences is greatly appreciated as I need to get things lined up here before too long