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Old 01-21-2015, 07:10 AM   #31
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Thank you Bobx2, you said what I was thinking. The question was NOT: Is my truck hoss enough to pull my camper?. The question WAS: What kind of hitch do I need?


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Old 01-21-2015, 02:23 PM   #32
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I'm beginning to see that I've drawn the ire of some of y'all; for that I'm sorry.

Once knowledgeable about what it takes for safe towing it's up to the owner. If they break it they pay for it. If after using it awhile and they decide to upgrade, well once again, it's their money.

Next time I'll offer this answer - he needed to look toward a bumper hitch.

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:44 AM   #33
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Ok, after reading most of this, I have to pipe in. We towed our 27.5 BHS just fine with a 2012 F150 XLT 6.5' bed EcoBoost but the truck had Max Tow and HD Payload. The cargo capacity was 2454 lbs. With a Pullrite SuperGlide 4100 (16k lbs), it was a good fit.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:27 AM   #34
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We have a 28.5BHDS. Look at my sig below.

We tow it with a Toyota Tundra 5.7L Crew Max. 5.5ft Short bed.

We have a Pullrite Superglide Hitch. Look at my sig below.

Yes, it can be done with a 1/2 ton truck. See my other threads involving double towing.

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We are stoked...We have taken the 5th Wheel plunge (from a travel trailer) and just bought our first Jayco (2015 - 29.5 BHDS)!

Now we need to gear up my truck for the 5th wheel hitch for when we take delivery in the Spring.

I have a 2014 F150 SuperCrew Ecoboost >> with 5.5ft box << the kicker!

Anyone have any experience with the F150 short box set up? What type of hitch do you have? Does it have Sliders? a Sidewinder?

From what i gather i have a couple of options (please correct me if i am wrong):

#1 - 16K Fixed Head (looking at Reese Pro) with BedRails and Sidewinder
#2 - Reese Elite Head (think its called Signature now!?) with only under bedrails (non visible in box) - not sure if i need sidewinder????
#3 - 16K Fixed head with Elite adapter plate which would allow bed undermount similar to Elite but maybe $400-$500 less of cost

My main question is do i need the sidewinder with the Reese Elite/Signature or can i do without in my 5.5 Short Box?

Anyone have this set up or seen it?!
Can you recommend any other set up?

Is it Spring yet? Thanks in advance for your help!
Much appreciated!
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:08 PM   #35
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I still ask, of the original posters F150, what is its empty payload capacity? What would be his typical cargo load weight before adding a FW? What is the pin weight of his trailer.

I like the F150s, and I'm speculating, but I suspect that he has too little truck for this cargo load; it's better he determines these points before attempting to hitch up and go.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:02 AM   #36
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To bring this topic back to life we are looking at the Jayco 23.5rbs. I have a 5.5ft box Super Crew cab.

The dealer stated to use the sidewinder and a basic hitch. When I do the math on the sidewinder site to make sure I have cab clearance for a 90 degree turn I do not. They state 4" is needed between the corner of the trailer and the cab. I have 1"

I see a lot of people listing the superglide but I'm not finding any measurements to make sure the cab won't hit the trailer. I also don't find anything talking about if the tailgate will get in the way when the hitch is slide back.

Right now this would be a weekend only type camper with 2 hrs or less each way of travel. The next truck I will upgrade to the F250 but we really like this floorplan and Jayco no longer makes it so we need to snag one of the last ones and use the F150 for 3-4 years before the F250 comes into the picture.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #37
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We have the same camper (2015 29.5BHDS) I have the Reese revolution with a Curt 16k standard hitch. My truck has a 6.5' bed and I can spin mine around on a dime and never have to worry about sliding a hitch. Not sure about the 5.5' bed.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:58 AM   #38
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We are picking up a 2016 29.5 BHDS on Thursday. I ordered it with the Reese 16k and the Reese Revolution. I have a 6.5 bed in my 2015 Tundra Dbl Cab. Have never towed a 5er with the Tundra, but I know it can do it
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:19 AM   #39
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If I had the 6.5' bed I would be good. The standard hitch and sidewinder is out. I have read about the superglide hitch but I don't know if that will allow a 90 degree turn.

Since the local places do not stock the hitch and the trailer I'm looking at is about 6 hrs away from me we will probably pass on it since I don't want to buy a trailer and find out I need a new truck today.

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