I had the 5th airborne air ride / sidewinder (before Reese acquired them) on my 34' Cougar 5th wheel. It was great. Never had an issue with and it provided the clearance and ride I wanted with my shortbed truck. I also had a Reese slider hitch which I used so infrequently that I pretty much forgot I had the capability. And when I did use it prior to the sidewinder I found it to be a pain having to get out, slide, etc....
The airborne never had an issue and you don't have to remember to get out and move the slider. A plus in my book.
When I got my new 5th wheel I also had a new truck (long bed) so didn't need it anymore
2018 North Point 377RLBH, Roadmaster Comfort Ride, Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension, Flexair 21k Pinbox
2017 Ford F350 Lariat CC DRW LB 6.7, Air Lift 7500XL with Air Lift dual channel wireless