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Old 03-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #21
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We're doing lots of research before buying our first 5er. Same goes for the hitch. After much reading and talking with RV'ers at several campgrounds, I've decided upon the Pull Rite Super Glide. Yes, it's a bit pricey. But we're concerned with safety and the ease of parking as well.
I do believe all the majors are safe and exhibit the same ease of parking.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #22
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I do believe all the majors are safe and exhibit the same ease of parking.
Not if he has a short bed Pickup. The superglide is pretty awesome, has only four holes in the bed, easy to remove (but heavy). I'm sure there are plenty of other options that meet the requirements also.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:21 PM   #23
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Not if he has a short bed Pickup. The superglide is pretty awesome, has only four holes in the bed, easy to remove (but heavy). I'm sure there are plenty of other options that meet the requirements also.
Your implication being that if he has a short bed the major manufacturers hitchs are unsafe? I have a short bed, does that mean that the Reese 16K that I have is unsafe? Why go to a more expensive hitch like the superglide when a regular hitch will suffice? Most folks don't take the rails out anyway, just the hitch, which is 4 pins on mine.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #24
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Your implication being that if he has a short bed the major manufacturers hitchs are unsafe? I have a short bed, does that mean that the Reese 16K that I have is unsafe? Why go to a more expensive hitch like the superglide when a regular hitch will suffice? Most folks don't take the rails out anyway, just the hitch, which is 4 pins on mine.
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I am only implying that if you take a short bed truck and a conventional fifth wheel, you may put the rear window of your truck out in a steep turn or backing into a space. You need a slider or an extended pin box or a revolution or whatever, but without this caution the OP may have a problem.

OR AM I WRONG ABOUT THAT?
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I am only implying that if you take a short bed truck and a conventional fifth wheel, you may put the rear window of your truck out in a steep turn or backing into a space. You need a slider or an extended pin box or a revolution or whatever, but without this caution the OP may have a problem.

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You are correct in this statement, but the previous post was a bit misleading IMO.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #27
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I am only implying that if you take a short bed truck and a conventional fifth wheel, you may put the rear window of your truck out in a steep turn or backing into a space. You need a slider or an extended pin box or a revolution or whatever, but without this caution the OP may have a problem.

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IMO, partially correct. If one puts thereselves in an extreme condition, then yes. Recommend looking at the 5th wheel cap. Most manufacturers are designing them for tight radius turns. I have a short bed with a 15K Reese which I do not need a slider. IMO, the additional investment isn't needed in my case.
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I have put my rear window out in a previous lifetime (same truck and different camping situation) so I am pretty sensitive toward that.

If ALL the new units are ok then that is pretty cool.
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I would put it in the forward or middle position and all the way up. Then you can adjust it after you tow with it and see if she sits level or not. That way you can at least get her home without having to adjust the hitch before leaving and you shouldn't have any clearance issues that way.
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My superglide is not adjustable. So I don't worry.
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I just hooker er up and took off, didn't know I should be so worried.
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