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Old 04-05-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
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Help with hitch

I have a 2013 gmc 3500 crew cab single rear wheel with the standard box, I think it's 6 ft 5 inches. I have ordered a 36 fbts pinnacle and need some help on which hitch I should use. Do I have to use a slider, and which brand hitch is recommended . Any input would be very helpful.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new Pinnacle.

No you don't have to use a slider, but you should. I prefer the automatic sliders because it only takes once to forget and you have a problem. I have a Pullrite auto slider and it's great. The auto sliders are not cheap but neither is your trucks back window. You could go for a cheaper manual slider and the Reese is popular. There was a discussion earlier on the Anderson.

With the Pullrite you can either go with the Superglide, which is an under box mount, or with the "plain" Pullrite. Difference in price is significant. One of the issues that come with the Pullrite is their system is unique to Pullrite. Once your set up you will be only able to tow a fiver that has the Pullrite adapter plate and your trailer will only be able to be towed by a truck with a Pullrite hitch.

Good luck.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:53 PM   #3
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My insurance spent around $500 for me to learn that I shoulda bought a slider. Cannot make a full lock U turn without rear window repair. Still have the no-slide hitch but am real careful when backing or making a u turn.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:19 PM   #4
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I just purchased a Reese 18k Elite slider hitch. Looked at the auto slider but found the weight to be an issue. Some that have them have a winch setup in the garage to be able to lift them in and out but this wasn't an option for me. I'm hoping with a little workout time at the gym that i will be able to lift the Reese into and out of the truck myself.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:14 PM   #5
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I have a 2013 gmc 3500 crew cab single rear wheel with the standard box, I think it's 6 ft 5 inches. I have ordered a 36 fbts pinnacle and need some help on which hitch I should use. Do I have to use a slider, and which brand hitch is recommended . Any input would be very helpful.
Better safe than sorry. I had a Reese manual slider in my other other truck and will be putting one in my new one. Although it's not automatic, it also only takes a couple of minutes to slide it back. The main time you'll probably use it is when manuvering into a spot. Buy it you won't regret it.

We have a 36fbts on order also and cannot wait for the end of the month, good luck and enjoy
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:35 PM   #6
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We just picked up our 36 fbts last thursday.I already had the rails in my truck. It was an easy upgrade from my old Reese 15k pro series slider to the 20kelite series. Both are sliders and I wouldn't be without one. Better to have it and not use it than need it and not have it. Reese products.com had the best price but it was "unavailable". I ordered it from e trailer and it was here in two days. Yes it is heavy, 191lbs. I use the loader on my little tractor to get it in the bed of the truck and then muscle it in place. I then cover it with a gas grill cover and leave it until the end of the season.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #7
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X4 - love it.

I have a slider as well. If you go that route, plan on a winch as well. Most of use use a winch in the garage to lift the 180lb up into the bed
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Have had a manual slider for 5 years now. Have not had to use the "slider" yet.
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