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Old 01-14-2014, 01:23 PM   #21
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My wife and I are about to order our first 5th wheel, as we sold our travel trailer last summer. We are ordering the Sabre 36QBOK. My questions are centered around this:

My 2007 4 door F-350 4X4 came with the factory 20 inch wheels and its a short bed. It has the airlifter 5000 air bag kit on it and also the B&W Turnover ball

1. Will I have trouble with clearance due to the 20" wheels?

2. I can't decide on a hitch set up. My truck has the B&W Turnover Ball already installed, so I want to use it with what ever hitch I go with. I've read about the Pullrite superglide 16k that has a kit that will utilize the turnover ball. Some folks say to just buy the B&W companion and set it back 4" with the adjustments and you won't need a slider. There are just so many opinions on hitches I'm lost and don't know which way to turn.

Any advice you guys with short beds pulling Sabres could give me would be helpful.

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I don't think a second about where we pull in or out of campgrounds due to the autoslider ALWAYS doing it's job for ya!
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Put me down for the PullRite 18k. Because the QBOK grosses at 15,825, I decided to go up to the 18k in our 2012 F350 short bed quad cab. I'm not knocking anyone's opinions, however it does seem like the one's chiming in saying you'll never need a slider, are the one's who don't have them. I don't know about you, but after investing 80k in equipment, I think cheaping out on a hitch might bite you in the azz. I'll take the added "insurance". In any case, you'll love the camper. Enjoy and be safe on the road.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #26
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Put me down for the PullRite 18k. Because the QBOK grosses at 15,825, I decided to go up to the 18k in our 2012 F350 short bed quad cab. I'm not knocking anyone's opinions, however it does seem like the one's chiming in saying you'll never need a slider, are the one's who don't have them. I don't know about you, but after investing 80k in equipment, I think cheaping out on a hitch might bite you in the azz. I'll take the added "insurance". In any case, you'll love the camper. Enjoy and be safe on the road.
You are correct. I don't have one because I don't need it. I have never wished I had one either.
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Put me down for the PullRite 18k. Because the QBOK grosses at 15,825, I decided to go up to the 18k in our 2012 F350 short bed quad cab. I'm not knocking anyone's opinions, however it does seem like the one's chiming in saying you'll never need a slider, are the one's who don't have them. I don't know about you, but after investing 80k in equipment, I think cheaping out on a hitch might bite you in the azz. I'll take the added "insurance". In any case, you'll love the camper. Enjoy and be safe on the road.

How's your F-350 handle the camper. I'm towing the same tow vehicle just. A few years older?
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I did some measuring in my truck bed. From the back glass to the tailgate I'm right at 7 feet. From the back glass to the center of the turnover ball hole I'm 37 1/2 to 38 inches. How does this compare to others tow vehicles?

The ones of you using non sliding hitches without issue how's this compare and how much turning radius do you have.

If I'm not mistaken the sabre is 96" wide so half of that would be 48". My concern is how can i get clearance as 48 is more than 38 even if I were to set the b&w back to gain the extra 4". Or am I looking at this all wrong.

Again this is my first 5er. I've been pulling a 30ft travel trailer for years.

And I have at least 8 weeks to decide since I had to order my Sabre.
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I just measured mine from the glass to where the ball would be, it looks like 57 inches in the dark from the glass to the tailgate it is over 8 feet but I do not think that is the important number.

At or about a 20 inch difference from the glass to ball short vs long beds.
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