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Old 06-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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Question 6.5' bed towing 5th wheel without slider

I'm getting very close to buying a CC Silverback 29RE. It has the cut back front cap corners. My TV is a 2500HD, 6.5' bed, extended cab, 4x4. My question is concerning the purchase of the hitch with or without a slider. I've decided for sure on getting the B&W turnover ball system and then adding the Companion 5th wheel hitch.

I'm curious as to how many of the FR Forum members are towing without a slider using the 6.5' bed TV? I would appreciate your opinion on the slider issue now that you are currently towing without a slider. Thank You.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:14 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:21 PM   #3
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I have a slider in mine. I figured I would rather be safe than sorry. Having said that, in the last 6 years of towing a fiver, I have yet to use the slide.

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What avid said. However, I did have a long bed for about a year and a half. Still, I haven't had to use it yet.
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Read this recent thread SilverBack 331K & need for slider hitch
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:31 AM   #6
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I have a2500hd with the bw turn over/companion hitch, but not a silverback. We have a sierra 380bh5 and have not needed a slider, came close, but can get about 75-80deg turn. The biggest issue i see with the chevy and the bw is they have a new style base that sits up higher and allows for more room between bed rails and fifth wheel, i have the old style companion, which with our king pin box trail air rotoflex gets pretty close at times

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I have a 2008 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab short bed (6.5') and I also use the B&W turnover/companion hitch without a slider. I tow a 36BLE Forest River Cardinal and have had no issues. I will also add that I have the TrailAir package on the 5th Wheel Hitch which makes a huge difference in towing and keeping everything smooth.
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I'm getting very close to buying a CC Silverback 29RE. It has the cut back front cap corners. My TV is a 2500HD, 6.5' bed, extended cab, 4x4. My question is concerning the purchase of the hitch with or without a slider. I've decided for sure on getting the B&W turnover ball system and then adding the Companion 5th wheel hitch.

I'm curious as to how many of the FR Forum members are towing without a slider using the 6.5' bed TV? I would appreciate your opinion on the slider issue now that you are currently towing without a slider. Thank You.
We have a 29 RE and tow with a 08 Ram 2500 with 6.5' bed and no problems!
I have probably had it at 80 degrees with no problem and no slider.
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I have the B&W with a 6.5 bed. Have pulled for 2 years. I have not been in a place that I had to have a slider yet. They do now make a slider hitch if you want. I like having a flat bed and it is easy to remove. Some people say they are easy to hook & unhook compared to some other brands.
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as long as you only go straight it's ok I have a slider to sell if you are interested
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