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Old 12-07-2015, 05:04 PM   #11
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I'm brand new to 5'er, and I just used a new Pull-Rite Superglide to pull my Jayco North Point 377RLBH home. No problems at all with a sharp turn, backing it onto my side yard. Plenty of clearance. No "chucking" or bumping on 230 mile ride home from dealer.
Pullrite superglide is an excellent hitch!! My only reason for switching to something else is that I am a waiting delivery on a new Ford truck with the gooseneck assembly built in. The pullrite that I have is designed for rails which I Don't want to use on the new truck. My only beef with the pullrite is that it does require nearly straight hook up and it is also heavy. It remains to be seen if I will be happy with the Andersen hitch.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:27 PM   #12
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Overall accounts on the Pullrite are excellent. But...they are very heavy in both weight and $$$. If that is not a big concern, go for it. They do appear to be the best.

The "cheaper", and much lighter, option would be to consider a conventional hitch, and a Reese Sidewinder/Revolution. It's an extended pin box that moves the pivot point back.
I've gotten myself into some really hairy jackknives with it on my 6.5 box, and never any worries about hitting the cab - and nothing to remember to manually set.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:16 PM   #13
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Thanks for the input guys.. After doing some research I'm leaning towards the Pullrite Superglide with it's automatic slide .. One less thing to worry about.
I'm planning on doing the same. (PullRite SuperGlide)
I just ordered an Eagle 323LKTS on Saturday. The extra weight and money I can deal with easier over the slim chance I could put the 5vr into my cab. After reading several posts on the subject and talking to a coworker that has a manual slider and forgot to slide it back one day and put $1000 damage to the corner of his cab I think automatic is for me!
This will be our first 5vr and I'm going to be nervous enough just from the size of this new rig and getting it in a camping spot without putting a tree branch in the side of it. So what ever I can do, I just call it more insurance.

Like you said "One less thing to worry about".
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:05 PM   #14
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Regardless of which slider hitch you get, please make make sure that the pin box will clear the tailgate when it slides back. We have the B&W Companion sliding hitch and the pin box will not clear the top of the tailgate. We will now have to get a new one that has the V cut out. So far, we have no need to engage the slide feature, as we're currently getting about 75 degrees in a tight turn.

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Thanks for the input guys.. After doing some research I'm leaning towards the Pullrite Superglide with it's automatic slide .. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:39 AM   #15
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I debated between pull rite superglide and Reese revolution (with b&w ram hitch) and went with the latter. It works great and b&w locking jaws are the best out there imo. Bad thing business to give up my morbryde pinbox to do this
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:50 AM   #16
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I have been using a Pullrite Superglide for the last 9 years with our current 33' 5th, over 40,000 miles towing. I was in the same situation as you 9 years ago. When researching online, I saw way too many pictures of crushed cab corners and broken back windows, quite a few from people with manual sliders that got into a bit of a rush at zero dark thirty trying to set up in the middle of the night during a rain storm. All it takes is one occurrence to make you regret a decision. I knew that I would do this at some point. Many don't have slider hitches and don't ever use them or have a problem, so it goes back to you, your camping likes and how likely you are to forget to watch the corner along with everything else.

I have never had an issue being able to hook up within 10 degrees of straight. Unhooking is more likely to be a problem if you camp in tight areas. If this happens, you just pull the pins for the head of the hitch and run the landing gear up until you can drive out. You pull the head off the king pin and put it back on the hitch. A little inconvenient, but not a deal killer. I've done this twice in 9 years and we camp in a lot of tight places.

Just be warned, there is some maintenance on this hitch. Minor lube tasks every now and then. And once every year or two you should remove the slide tubes and clean them. I coat them with a graphite base spray paint, called slip plate. I generally do it every year.

I have had springs on the head rust and break. Called Pullrite and they sent a full rebuild kit out in the mail, no charge. This year, while letting my son hook up the camper, it high hitched and bent the self closing lever, which then broke when I was trying to bend it back. I called Pullrite to buy the lever, they sent it to me with no charge.

Nothing but good things to say. I'd buy one again in a second if I were getting a new one.

The only real downside that I have felt is that when others need help with fifth wheels, I am unable to help since the hitch won't work without a capture plate on the pin box. Again, not a deal breaker.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:17 PM   #17
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Thanks again for all the feedback guys. Can't wait for next years camping season!!
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We have a Pullrite but not the Superglide. It's automatic but is an in box hitch setup, not under frame like the Superglide. They work the same but the straight Pullrite is somewhat cheaper. The 10 degree angle issue has never been a problem for us but the unit is heavy. We have had some chucking issues but it can be adjusted to not do that. If I was starting from scratch I would look at the Anderson, but you won't go wrong with a Pullrite.
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I tried sending you a private msg but it didn't work. How old is the Pullrite you have, condition, and how much are you looking to get for it? Also you said that is uses the standard rails correct??
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I tried sending you a private msg but it didn't work. How old is the Pullrite you have, condition, and how much are you looking to get for it? Also you said that is uses the standard rails correct??
I am assuming that you were referring to me who is in the process of switching trucks. The pullrite superglide was bought new in the end of 2011 when we bought our Jayco fiver.Just removed it from the truck today. $400 here in Maryland is the price. Send me your email if you are interested. It uses standard rail setup.
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