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Old 01-06-2019, 04:44 PM   #1
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Best 5th wheel hitch

*5th wheel newbies* We have a 2015 F250 lariat power stroke diesel shortbed and we really like the 2018 Jayco Eagle 30.5 mbok. Most important question is what 5th wheel hitch setup would be the best? Also, is anyone having any isssues or concerns we should watch out for? Thank you!

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Old 01-06-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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I have a short bed Ram and went with the Demco Auto Slide. She works great, no need to get out, pull slide lever etc..when getting ready to back into tight quarters. Picked up through E-Trailer at $1k free deliver in three days. My Ram as the puck system making the Demco an easy install. If you think it's worth $300 over a non-autoslide hitch would go the Demco route.

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Old 01-06-2019, 07:30 PM   #3
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Had a Curt slider. A16 I think. It was good but a little bit of slop both in the jaws and the slider mechanism. Sold it and purchased a B&W Patriot non sliding hitch. I really like this one. Super easy hitching/unhitching and zero slop, which equals a quiet ride with no chucking or clunking.
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:39 PM   #4
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I have a 2016 F250 powerstroke with a husky 16k hitch. I had a 2013 rlts and had no problems turning with a short bed. I now have a 2018 mbok that I ordered with a orbital hitch. And have had no problems turning.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:27 AM   #5
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I have a B&W Companion hitch with the slider, it come out it two pieces I put it in with a cherry picker that I bought from Harbor Fright. I put in my hitch doing the summer and when we are done camping I take it out it's a solid hitch.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:10 AM   #6
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I have a 2016 F250 screw short bed diesel and 2017 Eagle 321rsts. Using a pullrite superlite superglide auto slider. Using a reese isr to Ford puck adapter under the hitch. No issues with cab clearance, no slop. My hitch sits in box high enough to see the saddle in rear window with this setup. Makes hookups easy. With my trailer I would not think of using anything but an auto slider. Too much bubble over king pin. Only downside of the superglide is it is heavy. Combined with the adapter it is more than a two man lift. I rigged an electric winch in my garage to get it out set it on a roller cart. Bought hitch used. Adapter was new.

Just my 2 and 1/2 cent experience.

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Old 01-07-2019, 12:25 PM   #7
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X2 for pullrite Superglide. Little expensive but best slider on the market. I can pull a U turn with confidence that I wont do thousands in damage to my truck. Keep in mind with a short bed that on flat surface you probably fine with a fixed hitch. But when you are on rough or slanted surfaces it can effect how it close it is to your cab. The auto slide hitch is good insurance as a new cab to fix damage to your truck is ALOT more expensive. I have had my Pullrite for 5 years and it has been flawless.

Also it's a great company. Customer service is amazing. I will be honest I got my hitch as a demo unit (but not even a scratch on it) when they discontinued the model. I was in a tough place but we camp due to my sons disabilities he doesnt do well in hotels and weird places. I got on the phone with company to get a part number for brackets as I was looking at a used one on Craig lists. The guy on the phone was sales manager. He asked why I wont get a new one and I explain our situation between medical costs and bad economy of myself being a construction manager. He said he had to call me back with number. He called back and he decided to talk to the owner and they wanted to give me a whole setup including the extra parts to match my truck for JUST the cost of shipping. They wanted to help a family out and since they could tell I had no intention of looking for a handout. I'm a man but it brought tears my eyes. So again best product but also the best company behind it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:29 PM   #8
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I use the Curt Q20. 2016 RAM CCLB DRW, with a 2017 355 MBQS. mine is not a slider however you can get it as a slider and it has been issueless for the last year.

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Old 01-07-2019, 03:03 PM   #9
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I have a 2017 Chevy 2500 diesel pulling a 291rsts using a B&M companion. Works well, easy install, easy to get out.
My Son has a 2500 RAM with the B&M slider. It was a costly install because itís a 2017 RAM. The hitch works great but itís too heavy for him to get out of the truck himself.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:31 PM   #10
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I have a '16 Ram Cummins 3500 Dually with 8' bed. I pull a 2107 Northpoint with an Andersen Ultimate hitch. Hitch is aluminum an weighs 40 pounds. Easy install and removal. Gives me back my pickup bed


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