I also have a Reese 16,000 lb dual pivot slider. It has been in 3 different trucks over the last 12 years. 2 were 6.5 ft beds and one was an 8 ft bed. All GM products. I have never yet, had to get out of the cab and release the lever to slide the plate back to be able to make a hard turn! Lucky? Probably. But, very glad I have that option! And, now that there is more travel in our future, there may come a time it will save my bacon.