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Old 10-09-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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I've got the MorRyde orbital pin box on my camper, so I was sold a 'standard' 5th wheel hitch with my camper. It works great, but I wonder, with the newer design of the Eagle HT (among other designs) do you need an orbital pin box or slider hitch with a short bed ?

I was tempted to block the pin box out and test drive it to check the fit, but I've ended up putting the 5th wheel away for the year before I had a chance. I measured the heck out of things and I *think* the nose of the camper would offer enough clearance. Just curious if anyone has some real world experience with it.

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:09 PM   #2
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I have 2016 26.5 by it will hit the fan with short bed. I have to turn sharper than I did with my travel trailer I had before the 5th wheel. My truck is a 2013 2500 chevy crewcab. I have only used slide twice in 3years. It will hit the cab on more than about 50 degrees of turn very rear to have to turn that much with short trailer

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:48 PM   #3
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Short bed question

There is another recent thread that has a lot of information with the same question. Title above. But I wouldn’t go without a slider.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:03 PM   #4
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I have a 2016 Eagle HT 27.5RLTS and pull it with a Ford F-250 with the 6 3/4” bed. I have a Husky 16K slider but haven’t really come close to hitting the cab. I’ve backed in sharp. Made u turns etc without any problems. It is comforting to have the slider if needed though.
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