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Old 12-26-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel hitch choices??

Hello, I'm just curious what you guys are using for a fifth wheel hitch on your 6 3/4' beds?? With the new front cap on the Jayco HT models I wondering if I will I still need a slider hitch???
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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I couldn't get a definitive answer to this, so I bought the PullRite SuperGlide automatic slider. It's a but heavier than most, but it's completely automatic!
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I'm in the same position. Our 5ver is on order and I need to make a decision on a hitch. The service manager at the dealer explained to me that with the new 5vers you most likely will not need a slider except in the rare occasion that you would need to go 90 degrees. Since it's not a 100% sure thing that I will never go 90 degrees like you would trying to make a U turn or get in a gas station that's tight I'm leaning towards the #4100 Pullrite SuperGlide. Yes they are $$$ and heavy. But I don't want any chance of hitting the cab. There is enough to be watching without worrying about hitting the cab. There are also numerous posts on this subject in this forum.

(The Superglide Standard series are 15 1/2" tall where the ISR series are 22 1/2" tall which gives you more box clearance but puts you nose high)
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:29 PM   #4
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I bought the B&W to use the factory under bed mounts. Nice hitch.
My insurance company bought me a new rear window. I discovered that I couldn't make a full lock U turn without the cap contacting the cab.
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I have a Reese 20k with manual slide. Similar to RedHorse, I got an adapter from Reese so I could use the factory pucks. I can get to ~75' - 80' without contact, but wouldn't want to go any further.
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:46 PM   #6
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We went with the B&W with manual slider hitch. We found that we can do most forward turns, including u turns. But, we'll need the slider for anything tighter or backing into a tight space. If you do get a slider, make sure to check that the rear of the pin box will clear your tailgate when the hitch slides back.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:28 PM   #7
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Hello, I'm just curious what you guys are using for a fifth wheel hitch on your 6 3/4' beds?? With the new front cap on the Jayco HT models I wondering if I will I still need a slider hitch???
Thanks, Kevin
I just took delivery today of a new Ford with a 6 3/4 ft. bed. It has the factory installed gooseneck ball assembly. I have a Anderson ultimate waiting installation after I install a bed mat and cut the apropriate holes for the ball and safety chains. We are heading for Florida Sunday a week. I'll give a report on the need or lack of need for a slider after we have used it for a while.
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I just took delivery today of a new Ford with a 6 3/4 ft. bed. It has the factory installed gooseneck ball assembly. I have a Anderson ultimate waiting installation after I install a bed mat and cut the apropriate holes for the ball and safety chains. We are heading for Florida Sunday a week. I'll give a report on the need or lack of need for a slider after we have used it for a while.
Congrats on the new truck! What trailer do you have? I'm also very interested in the Andersen hitch. I have read many great things about it and nothing negative. Feedback after you trip will be very much appreciated. Enjoy!

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[QUOTE=Kevin O.;364065]Congrats on the new truck! What trailer do you have? I'm also very interested in the Andersen hitch. I have read many great things about it and nothing negative. Feedback after you trip will be very much appreciated. Enjoy!

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New tow vehicle' really

Just came across this while discussing 5 th wheel vs gooseneck hitches with my family over Christmas dinner
http://youtu.be/LHbaSekUUUU
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