Originally Posted by Stovepipe
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?
So it looks like you have found the answers to the majority of your questions. To start out no my hitch is not a slider.
I will tell you as of now my 5er does ride nose high. I am gong to have the Sprite gas lowered which will add about 2-21/2" of height. Also I plan on upgrading to 16" wheels and taller tires this spring. If I need more after that I will have to do some research and figure out what else I need to do.
As far as full lock turns, this last November I was out boondocking and was facing west, when I left I hooked up did a full wheel lock up on my TV and did a full u turn from a stopped position back around to face east with no risk to the truck. My only concern as the 15 gal water barrels with spouts attached, they came the closest to contacting the trailer. But to truck no issues.
Cost, I ordered my trailer so what ever the going cost is from jay of for the Reese pin box. As far as the hitch I ordered mine through e-trailer.com. Was about 750 free shipping and that as for a 16K Reese Titan.
Maintenance, as already mentioned is no big deal. Hit it with lithium great on a regular basis and you should be good.
My favorite part of the 16kTitan is it is easy to get in and out by my self. I sent a friend of mine a picture of me holding the head head in one hand the body in the other, with a message of bet you wish your hitch was this easy to move. My friend has a big slider that weighs a ton and it take the both of us and a couple beers to get the darn thing in and out of his truck.