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Old 06-23-2015, 07:09 PM   #21
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If your getting a Rockwood you don't need a slider. The Rockwood comes with a Reese revolution hitch with works with 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 size box. Look on you tube for a video on it.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:13 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Thanks for all your responses.....

I believe I'll be getting the Companion Slider unit. Hoping to have the new 29RE soon.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:21 PM   #23
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We don't have a slider. We use the Fifth Airborne with Sidewinder and Reese Elite in the truck bed. Pulling a Salem Hemisphere QBUD. No problems with this combo.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:23 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Jim34RL View Post
I always figured there are two type of truck owners who pull a 5er with a short bed box.

1. They have the slider hitch and use the slider hitch as needed in tight situation.

2. Those that don't have a slider hitch and wish they had one after they have damage the cab of the truck and trailer along with a failed rear window.

Your $$$ your choice. Enough said and I do have a slider hitch. I have had one since my first 5er purchase.
3 types, the two you list and those that have a Reese Revolution Sidewinder that don't need them.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:32 PM   #25
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I have a slider and never have needed to use it. See my sig.
Nice to know its there if I do though.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:46 PM   #26
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One last thing to consider here in this discussion. You can check the cab clearance in a nice level parking lot and maybe you get 90 degrees. But go to some campground where it is uphill to the camping stop or up and down and see what happens to the clearance. When the trailer is going up hill and the truck down your clearance goes way down. This is one of the few times you may need a slider, and of course if you do not have one you cannot use one, of course if you notice the problem you can always more to another campground. If you do not notice it you may have a breeze from where the back window used to be.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:34 AM   #27
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I pulled with a pull rite slider on a short bed ford it's done automatically so I didn't forget to set it. only used it for 2 years .it's 4sale if anyone is interested.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:09 AM   #28
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I have a '15 Sierra HD CC w/BW Companion without sliders and have no issues so far, however, limited use yet
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:06 AM   #29
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be careful when you back up and sharp turns
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:25 AM   #30
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I have a Dodge MegaCab, with the short bed. We have a motorhome now but, we bought the slider and never used it. Just be careful on sharp corners or backing up, it could and will hit the cab of your truck. I know from experience. A few inches over... I would have needed a new back window.


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