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Old 10-16-2016, 04:58 PM   #11
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If you have a puck system or 5th wheel prep then go with one that matches up to your system for ease of install and removal.

If not then as mentioned there are many options out there. Do you have a Sidewinder/Revolution on your unit from the factory? If so then no need for the slider.

My hitch is a Reese Elite head which has a one piece cast iron jaw vs the plate system of the less expensive Reese heads. Reese makes a good product regardless of model, just opted for the upgraded head on mine. Since I have never used a slider I have no opinion or experience to share. Consider weight as well in your choice as you will have to move it.

Another thing I would suggest is a bed mounted pigtail. You can hang it over your tail gate, but I feel the bed mounted ones have less a chance of hangup.


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Old 10-16-2016, 05:50 PM   #12
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Yes...you will need a sliding hitch, if you are pulling with a short-bed. I use a Pull-rite sliding hitch...it's 10 years old and works great, never had a problem.

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Old 10-17-2016, 06:31 AM   #13
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Anderson Ultimate Hitch is the way to go if you like having a truck with a useful bed! I have a Short bed Silverado 2500HD and couldn't be happier with my ultimate hitch. No clanking at starts and stops (there's nowhere for slack to be formed), no grease plates and it weighs 60lbs if you want to remove it. The aluminum one is lighter, the website had a video of a little girl removing it from the back of the truck. Not one of these guys with the slider can use their truck bed within 5 minutes of unhooking their rigs without breaking a sweat and their backs. The Ultimate hitch has an offset for short beds built in, I can 90 degree jackknife and not hit the cab. Only complaint I have is I wish they would have come out with the aluminum one 2 months earlier so I could have bought that one instead of my steel one!!

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:53 AM   #14
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I have a 2012 Chevy 2500 LTZ crew cab short bed and have never had the need for a slider hitch we have a 2015 Jayco 5er with the front cap designed for shortbed trucks. Yours should have the same style of front cap that's not the old square corner cap that you had to have a slider to make a 90* turn. We have traveled all over pulling our 5er from Kansas to Florida and been in some really crappy tight turn campsites along the way with no problems. If you ever do get your self in a place where it's past 90* you probably shouldn't be doing what your doing and pull back out and try again. I have the complete B&W system and will never buy another brand of hitch. It's a lot money upfront since it two parts but it's Very easy to hook up and unhook, don't loose my truck bed and I can pull a stock trailer when not pulling the camper and it's made in the USA.

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