Originally Posted by dpi7800
Do you plan on ever taking the hitch out to use the truck to hall other items other than the 5er? If so you would probably better served with something "like" a Reese Tiatan and the Reese Revelution 90 pin box.
I have a 2015 Ram 2500 that has a 6'4" bed and I pull a Eagle HT 29.5 that has the Reese Revelution 90 pin box in conjunction with the Reese 16k Tittan. I have no issues with turning 90 degrees with the Reese pin box. Also because I do put other items I'm the bed like my generator when I'm hitched up it is nice to not have to worry about the pin box piviting and grabbing anything. The hitch it self is easy to remove for one person where most sliders take 2 men and a boy to get out.
I have the exact truck you have and am considering a purchase of the exact 5th wheel you have. It sounds like your hitch setup is what I'm looking for. Up til now I thought the Pullrite SuperGlide would be my only foolproof option. I wasn't happy with the idea of the extra weight, cost, and lack of angle freedom while hitching. Would you mind clarifying a few things for me?
- Can you do a full lock u-turn with zero risk of hitting the cab with the trailer?
- Can you hookup at an angle or are you limited to +/- 10 degrees like with the Pullrite?
- Do you recall roughly the cost of this hitching setup?
- Does the trailer sit nose high with your RAM? Did you do any modifications to the trailer to account for a nose high situation?
- Do you know if regular maintenance is required for your hitch?
- Finally, just so I'm clear, your setup isn't a "sliding hitch" it's just that the pinbox keeps the cap of the trailer farther back?
I'm new to this and trying to educate myself before even talking with a dealer. Any additional information you can give me on your rig would be appreciated. Thanks!
Edit: Thought of one more question; is there any risk of damaging the tailgate with this setup? Any need for a cut-out tailgate?