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Old 02-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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I pulled my 5th wheel with a Chevy 2500 S/B with a 6.5 in bed and never had an issue. If you had a 5 or 5.5 ft bed you would need a slider. They are trying to sell you a slider because of the difference in price.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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The bed of my truck is actually 6ft 9 in which is not quite a real short bed of 5 ft. Now, I've had someone at the dealership tell me I don't need a sliding hitch. We are new to this & don't know which way to go!! We pick the trailer up march 12th. They were originally telling me that they could put a Reese sidewinder on it. What do everyone thinK? Suggestions?

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Check with Jayco before you get the side winder installed. They build more reinforcement into the 5er for it. Our 31.5 rlts came with a Reese Revolution and it is great. Only suggestion is get a double jaw hitch not a bar type hitch.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #13
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Check with Jayco before you get the side winder installed. They build more reinforcement into the 5er for it. Our 31.5 rlts came with a Reese Revolution and it is great. Only suggestion is get a double jaw hitch not a bar type hitch.
Lastone, what is the advantage to the "double jaw" over the "bar type" hitch?

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Old 02-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #14
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These Jaycos are built with what is called the Max Turn design which uses an extended pin box and cutaway front corners. They usually don't require a slider hitch at all. If concerned, get the Reese Revolution pinbox option instead.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #15
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We bought an f250 super duty crew cab to go alomg with a 5th wheel we are looking at. The 5th wheel is the jayco 30.5 RLS. It has a mor ryde pin. The dealer said we will need a sliding hitch. The bed of our truck is 6ft 9 in. Will this system work with my truck? How's it tow? We have never had a 5th wheel before so this is all new & I'm feeling like I'm learning a new language. Any help would be appreciated.

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We have a 2012 F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, 6.7L diesel... 81.8" box (the 6ft 9in you speak of)...pulling a 2012 31RLTS Jayco Pinnacle, using B/W companion hitch, not a slider. Not having an issue with turning, angle of approach, etc. Pulls, turns, just fine (did have to put air bags, air suspension on rear of truck... F250 rides nice without the load due to the soft rear springs... so, soft springs in back not all bad.. in that truck becomes your "go to the mall car for the wife" once you unhook. (Advantage of the air springs.. just deflate after pulling the 5th wheel... and have your "car" back!).

Good luck with the shopping.. lots of things to think about, work out... but worth it in the end.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #16
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We have a 2012 F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, 6.7L diesel... 81.8" box (the 6ft 9in you speak of)...pulling a 2012 31RLTS Jayco Pinnacle, using B/W companion hitch, not a slider. Not having an issue with turning, angle of approach, etc. Pulls, turns, just fine (did have to put air bags, air suspension on rear of truck... F250 rides nice without the load due to the soft rear springs... so, soft springs in back not all bad.. in that truck becomes your "go to the mall car for the wife" once you unhook. (Advantage of the air springs.. just deflate after pulling the 5th wheel... and have your "car" back!).

Good luck with the shopping.. lots of things to think about, work out... but worth it in the end.
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