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Old 06-26-2016, 11:12 AM   #1
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Slider hitch

I have a f250. I measured the bed and it was 6' 10". I'm looking to purchase a jayco Eagle 321 5th wheel. Will I need a slider hitch?
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:23 AM   #2
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Better safe than sorry. Some will say no but I believe most will say yes. I had the same truck, same bed. I bought a slider and didn't regret one penny of the money spent.

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Old 06-26-2016, 11:54 AM   #3
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Depends on which hitch you are looking at. If you are using an Andersen ultimate, there is no reasonable way that you could hit the cab with a fixed hitch. It would be a judgment call on the rest. The nose on the newer Jayco's are designed to give some relief and allow a short bed to tow without a slider. But to say that it is impossible to have contact under all conditions would untrue.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:18 PM   #4
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Agree with M109, better safe than sorry. I haven't needed my slider yet, but there were a couple of instances that I was very close to making contact. I'm running a Reese Pro-Series 20K.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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I'm looking for a companion for a B & W hitch
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:25 PM   #6
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I have the companion slider. Like everyone else says I thought it best to play it safe than risk damage somewhere down the line. I haven't had to use it YET, but I'm sure a time will come. I love mine...it's a heavy SOB tho!
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