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Old 02-26-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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250 4x4 Diesel to pull a 31RK Cedar Creek Silverback ??

I am looking at an F250 4x4 Diesel to pull a 31RK Cedar Creek Silverback.
They weights seem fine for the F250 Diesel. Do you think I need to put a slider hitch in?The wheelbase is 156" which means the box is the medium sized (I think 6 1/2'. )
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:14 AM   #2
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I am looking at an F250 4x4 Diesel to pull a 31RK Cedar Creek Silverback.
They weights seem fine for the F250 Diesel. Do you think I need to put a slider hitch in?The wheelbase is 156" which means the box is the medium sized (I think 6 1/2'. )
Ford short beds are 6'9". That trailer has a contoured front cap to allow for short bed towing without a slider. You'll be fine with a standard hitch...
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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Anytime I have sold a fifth wheel to a customer without a 8 foot box I recommend having the slider attachment UNLESS the hitch is a Reese Revolution in which a sticker would be on the kingpin. If you value the cab of your truck, i would get the slider attachment.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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Anytime I have sold a fifth wheel to a customer without a 8 foot box I recommend having the slider attachment UNLESS the hitch is a Reese Revolution in which a sticker would be on the kingpin. If you value the cab of your truck, i would get the slider attachment.
I value my cab and never even came close to worrying about hitting it with a modern contoured cap RV. Most will net you 88 degree turns. People say, well 88 isn't 90. I guess they never towed a long travel trailer. I had a 36' unit a couple of rigs ago. I'd take a big 5ver with 88 degrees over that thing backing in any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I agree on the Reese Sidewinder though. If you were nervous and wanted extra insurance, I'd install a Sidewinder over buying a slider 100%. Nothing to forget. Install it and done...
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Also remember on a flat parking lot turn 88-90 deg is normally not a problem. When backing uphill or on a decreasing radius turn (think most CG trying to find your spot and you have never been there) yes to the slider. An auto slider would be best as it will work without having to think about it, in the rain, in the cold, etc.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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Also remember on a flat parking lot turn 88-90 deg is normally not a problem. When backing uphill or on a decreasing radius turn (think most CG trying to find your spot and you have never been there) yes to the slider. An auto slider would be best as it will work without having to think about it, in the rain, in the cold, etc.
Towed the last 40' rig over 10k miles and stayed in tiny sites all over New England and Canada. Never even came close to worrying. I guess it's the driver's level of confidence that dictates need as I certainly never "needed" one? They are made and sold for a reason though but like I said before, if you feel you need one, go Sidewinder...
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I have a sliding hitch in my truck, I have only used it once just to try it out. However having it there for that one time I might get in trouble. Priceless..
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I run the Pull Right with Morryde pin set up. I like it so I do not have to get out to slide it. It will do a 90 degree angle. Although, the first time I backed it sharp, DW was at the back guiding me back. I watched it do its movement with out any issues.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:38 PM   #9
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I have a F250 short bed and I just installed a Hijacker auto slide and man it has worked great.
They recently changed the sliding bar to lock the king pin to a wrap around lock. And the price was great.
I installed it myself.

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The silverbacks towing with at least 6.5 foot truck bed you will not need a slider. I never did
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