Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Need a new hitch - help needed!

My new Jayco Eagle 30.5 DBSA fiver is on order and I need to purchase a hitch for my Chev Silverado 2500 HD D/A. After reading posts on this site I've decided to purchase a slider unit but don't want to go overboard with the cost. We are typically weekend campers with two week long trips each summer. Can you offer some of your favorite brands? I'm looking at the Curt Manufacturing 16616 E5 Fifth Wheel Head, R5 Roller and Mounting Rails. Is this a good choice for my Silverado 2500HD?
__________________

mdordahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
av8arkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 224
Dont know about the sliders but my Curt hitch (Q5) is awesome!
__________________

__________________
Stephen & Lori
Jordan (Our daughter)
Kitty & Elmore (Our 2 dumped cats)
Adopt a shelter pet!

2009 Jayco Designer 37RLQS
2011 GMC Denali 3500 Duramax Crew Cab 4X4 Dually
20K Curt Q5 hitch
av8arkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Denise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mostly the US
Posts: 10,004
Can't help ya with the hitch, but like to welcome you to the Jayco Owners Forum!
__________________
moderator
Denise, DH, grandkids, and two rescue pups
-2016 Jay Flight 29QBS Elite
-2016 Ford F-250 XLT 4x2, 6.2L EFI V8, 4.30 Elec Lock, Heavy duty Alt
Denise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
If you have a short box truck you definately need a slider hitch. It is real easy to turn to sharp and ding the cab of your truck. Husky is also a popular hitch company. You may also check out Craigs List and find a good price.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arizona in Winter, Nevada in Summer
Posts: 109
How long is your bed. Most of the fivers have an extended king pin hitch and if you have a 6.75 or 6.50 bed thats 6 and 3/4th foot or 6 and 1/2 foot bed then you could get by without a slider hitch unless you get in a real tight spot and have to make a really sharp turn. I bought a slider for my 6 1/2 foot bed and have never used the slider. I installed a reese 15K slider cost me $875 including installation and wiring. Most other places wanted $1200 plus, for other brand hitch and installation. If you have a real short bed and definatley need a slider then get a good one if you are going into tight places and doing sharp turns. They also have auto sliders but they run upwards of 2000 or more installed.
Just my 02 cents worth.
Mel
__________________
2007 Jayco Designer 31RLTS
2007 Ford F250 Lariat Super Duty CC
2WD 6.0 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
http://www.rvbloggersonline.blogspot.com
MHbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 07:47 AM   #6
Member
 
bbhoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 53
I have the Valley Industries (Husky and Valley are the same exact hitch) 20K slider. I am selling it since we sold our 5th wheel and went back to a travel trailer. The hitch was only used one season and is in excellent shape. PM me for more details.
__________________
2010 Jayco Jayflight G2 29BHS, Husky HB4500 power jack, Hunter 44260 Digital Thermostat, JT Strongarm stabilizers.
2007 Dodge 2500 5.9L diesel, twin turbos, Edge Juice w/attitude CTS w/backup camera, MBRP full exhaust, 48RE auto tranny (stock for now), Pacbrake exhaust brake, Riderite airbags.
bbhoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 05:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 134
You will get lots of advise on this topic. I chose the Reese Signature Series (non slider) Hitch , with a Sidewinder Pin Box (Reese Revolution Jayco Option). This is a really great set-up for many reasons, weight of hitch, clean bed when removed, no sliders levers to remember to pull.
__________________
2010 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 31.5 FBHS
08 Chevy 2500HD LTZ Duramax /CC/SB/4x4
glazier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 06:28 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 10
Thanks everyone! I ended up ordering a Valley 16K hitch with a manual slider for what I feel is a very economical price of $443.00. I appreciate everyone sharing their expertise and opinions.
mdordahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 01:44 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Camping AZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 18
MD~See my post under "Newbie Mistakes". Watch the back of the pinbox to the tailgate when engaging the slider. Ours missed by about an inch and I have now a U shaped tailgate. This after being told by the dealer that the tailgate should always be up when moving. I have now discovered unless we are going to jacknife the thing, the slider is not needed.

We also have a Curt slider. It "clanks" unacceptably. It even scared the snot out of the techs at our service center when I picked up the Jayco for the lift work. Not a safety thing, had it checked, it holds fine, just has a lot of slop in it. Think we could have done better for $995.
Camping AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arizona in Winter, Nevada in Summer
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camping AZ View Post
MD~See my post under "Newbie Mistakes". Watch the back of the pinbox to the tailgate when engaging the slider. Ours missed by about an inch and I have now a U shaped tailgate. This after being told by the dealer that the tailgate should always be up when moving. I have now discovered unless we are going to jacknife the thing, the slider is not needed.
Boy your post got me to thinking and I went out and measured my Pin box. although the slider only slides 10 Inches, it just may hit the tailgate when extended. I am going to hook up leave the tailgate down and extend the slider and then see if the tailgate hits when putting it up. If so, I will buy another 5th wheel tail gate so I will have the clearance. I ruined a Tailgate on a dodge a long time ago and bought a 5th wheel gate and never had anymore problems. I now have a ford diesel and would hate to ruin a tailgate as they are expensive. cheaper to buy a Stromberg 5th wheel tailgate with the cutout in the center. under $200. BTW you can't leave the tailgate down and turn, it would hit the front of the fiver under the overhang when turning.
Mel
__________________

__________________
2007 Jayco Designer 31RLTS
2007 Ford F250 Lariat Super Duty CC
2WD 6.0 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
http://www.rvbloggersonline.blogspot.com
MHbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.