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Old 01-07-2014, 03:59 PM   #11
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Had a slider and never had to move it. Next was a non slider, never got into a position where I needed a slider. Now have another slider. Never had to move it. I guess I got this one for the just in case scenario. I feel better having one. Mine is a Hijacker. I bought it used and paid $250.00.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #12
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I have a 16K Reese hitch on a F250 short bed. I haven't had any problems pulling my new jayco. The dealer did do a test in his lot to make sure it would work(jackknifed it on level ground). I used this same hitch on a 02 2500 Chevy truck and a 30' wildcat 5th wheel for 11 years with no ill effects. The way I see it with these new curved front caps u would have to be on some very uneven ground and/or the hitch not be set up/installed correctly. I have seen some older 5th wheels that didn't have an extended pin box and those needed a slider hitch for sure!
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:09 PM   #13
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We bought the pullrite superslide. Cost was about $850 and it fit on standard rails. Took away the worry at a nominal cost. Well worth the money.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #14
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I can relate to the question. If you're first time buying, it's really hard to make the decision. You get conflicting advice, yet clearly hear of the risk from those that made a mistake, or know of someone else who did. Top end sliders cost a bunch, weigh more, and therefore are far less likely to leave the truck so you can use it for something else. Manual sliders are not so bad for cost and weight, but then they are manual - and you have to remember to use them. With the Reese option off the table, you're left with "Spend money/weight for something that you might never need or take an expensive risk that you should have"
Yamerhammer indicated the best solution (which I didn't think of when I bought mine last year) - have the dealer demonstrate the backing with the 5th you're interested in, using a standard hitch, in a bed the same length as yours. Especially if you verify how your truck will vary in measurement from the demo truck, you should have a much better basis for deciding whether to buy a slider or not.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #15
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I have a Reese slider hitch, old one bought in 2003, that we have moved to our newer 2012 GMC short-bed truck. Bought a new 2012 FW two years ago and haven't had to use the slider but did use it with my old 1993 Jayco Eagle 215SD, which was very square on the front, unlike the newer ones that are "rounded" off at the corners to make turning easier than before. I always know my slider is there if I decide I need it. It is a manual one so it wasn't that much more than the non-slider.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:10 PM   #16
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I have a dodge mega cab with a 6.5 ft bed. I purchased the pull rite auto slide - does what it says it will do. Full 90 degree turn, automatically sliding back as you begin the turn. Expensive, but worth it considering that one moment of forgetfulness can get you.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:05 AM   #17
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What he said ^^^. Got the 6.5 box and a superglide hitch, love it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:12 AM   #18
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We just purchased a Eagle Premier 361REQS and will pull it with a 2013 GMC 2500 standard bed truck with a Pullrite 16K slider hitch. We have pulled our Montana for several years. We used to pull with a Ford F350 short bed and only needed to use the slider when backing sharply on uneven ground. The box of the GMC is deeper than the Ford and we found we could hit the tailgate cap with the pin box when in the extended position even though we maintained the same bed rail spacing. When on uneven ground I would suggest leaving the tailgate down to prevent pin contact.
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I have slider and I have never used it. I haven't come close to a turn where I would need it. I would not purchase it again.
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X3 Pullrite SuperGlide on both my F150 and F250... no issues whatsoever.
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