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Old 02-27-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Slider or Sidewinder?

I think the title says it all. What's the opinions from the pros?


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Old 02-28-2013, 06:41 AM   #2
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I am definitely not a pro by any means, but we have just gone through the same question. We are picking up our 1st 5th wheel & have chosen to go with the sidewinder. Reasons we went with slider from all of the feedback we received on various forums: 1) sliders require more maintenance, 2) sliders often have more chunking 3) the most recommended slider to us weighs approx 200 lbs so is difficult to get out of your truck 4) sidewinder has really good reviews from owners who have it 5) sidewinder opens up more space in the truck bed for use, 5) didn't want a manual slider at all. 6) need the ability to take really sharp turns without hitting can & sidewinder can do that. We are newbies but these were some of our reasons for choosing the sidewinder. Hope this helps a little - good luck

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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Redhorse, I echo everything AZ said. Like you, I am new to the 5ers, this is my first. Before I purchased my 5th wheel, I did some research and made the determination the sidewider(Reese Revolution) was the thing for me. It can be use with a short or long bed, one can bolt it solid and utilize the regular pen, No manualling doing something at turns, no additional weight in the truck, more room in the bed of the truck, no actual movement within the bed, all pivot is above the bed sides. etc.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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I am a happy Sidewinder owner with a 5'7" bed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Only one suggestion - For your hitch do not purchase a bar type hitch only a double jaw hitch. Experienced the bar hitch and on curvey roads there is way too much side to side movement. It was sometime very scary
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