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Old 05-11-2016, 08:25 PM   #11
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Which hitch ?

I also own a 350 short bed truck and I went with the Andersen ultimate aluminum hitch for various reasons #1 cost#2 weight#3 easy to use,I am glad I went with this set-up but it may not be for everyone some people don't think it's heavy duty enough(weight wise) just do your research on different hitches and read reviews about each hitch thru various forums and make your choice good luck!
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:13 PM   #12
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Andersen's Ultimate Fifth Wheel hitch on my short bed. No slider needed and I do 90 degree maneuvers with good cab clearance. Connects right to the Reese prep under the bed.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:57 PM   #13
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As you can see, the answers run from slider to no slider and sometimes a slider and from hit to no hit the cab.

My suggestion would be to pick your poison and then do some testing to confirm the expected performance envelope. The last thing you want is to find yourself in a bind somehow and need to do some serious maneuvering and hear a CRUNCH...

Kinda like measure twice, cut once...
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:21 AM   #14
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Also remember the width. Some are 8 ft and others 8 1/2 like my pinnacle
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:49 AM   #15
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Check out the Demco Hitch Hiker Auto Slide. Love mine and wouldn't be without it, ever. I have a set of Ford brackets, #6033 for $100.00 + shipping if you go with the Demco.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:14 AM   #16
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Any of you guys that have the Anderson Hitches have any pics, the wife and I went looking at some 5'er going to pick one up?
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:21 PM   #17
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I own a short bed truck too , with a slider and would not go without it. When I enter a campground I use the slider everytime. It takes less than 30 sec and I have the piece of mind that my back window will be allright. Do I always need it ? no. But when I do i'm very grateful. If you use mostly pull thru , you should be allright. Another thing that I like is most of the time when I use my bed for larger piece , I can move the hitch a little bit one way or another wich I prefer to a fixed one. I even use it to secure things back there when I don't have the trailer attached. I unlock it , put stuff in the front and then re lock in front so that it hold my stuff.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:59 PM   #18
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I have a 2015 Silverado 2500 HD with the short bed 6.5 ft. I tow a 2016 North Point. I had the dealer install the Pullrite Superglide auto sliding hitch and I love it. The first few times I made turns I was keeping a very close eye on the front cap and the cab of the truck. I could not imagine not having the sliding hitch. The possibility of hitting the truck cab with the front cap without a sliding hitch would scare the heck out of me.


X2 Superglide is the cats behind and love it. The only small issue is that it is heavy but I just stuck a electric winch in the garage rafters to lift it in and out of the truck and it works great. Highly suggest that you go with the Superglide for there are many many horror stories of folks that didn't have an autoslide and now have thousands of dollars of cab repairs to do on the truck.
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I have the superglide and love it! There will always be that time where you are maneuvering and something else is on your mind and you forget to pull the lever on a manual slide. We have a 2014 F-350 CCSB. The first whoops will pay for the extra cost of the hitch. We paid $1500 installed when we bought our fifth wheel.
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Old 07-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #20
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I have a new Jayco 2017 5th wheel and decided on the Reese Titan hitch product 30866 with the Reese 5th airborne sidewinder as I have a short bed truck. Long story short it was horrible to hook up and unhook! Reese told there is very little tolerance in the hitch. My dealer replaced it today with the 16 K hitch product 30047 and it is so easy to hook up.
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