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Old 08-17-2015, 11:00 PM   #11
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What do you mean "Does not change geometry of pinbox..."
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:02 PM   #12
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5 1/4" is what the clearance is on this. The Autoslide ones go from 10" to 22".

I'd think the Anderson would be ok for a long bed truck.

Either way, it seems a Trailair Pin Box would help considerably.

All that without ever touching one!! ha.
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What do you mean "Does not change geometry of pinbox..."
There are pinbox extenders on the market that turn the 5th wheel pinbox into a regular gooseneck for mounting on the ball on the bottom of the truck bed (like a stock trailer), this setup changes the geometry of the pinbox and voids the trailer warranty.
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There are pinbox extenders on the market that turn the 5th wheel pinbox into a regular gooseneck for mounting on the ball on the bottom of the truck bed (like a stock trailer), this setup changes the geometry of the pinbox and voids the trailer warranty.
??? I thought it did not void the warranty... I'm so confused
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:30 PM   #15
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I have the same truck and bed. The Andersen Ultimate Aluminum is thecway to go. I have it and have towed my 11000# fiver across the plains and mountains for about 12,000 miles. No problems and easy tow. Get it and never look back.
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??? I thought it did not void the warranty... I'm so confused
This would very likely void the warranty.

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Different strokes for different folks, but i love my b&w companion for the simple fact they build the highest quality products you can buy. I also pull my 5r rv, 40' gooseneck flatbed, and i can still have a perfectly flat level bed if i need-no ISR rails for this guy, best of luck with whatever you decide

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B&W Companion slider for my 6.5' bed, and a TrailAir Tri Glide Air ride pin box seems to be the ultimate/ultimate..............

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Best Hitch?

We have a 2015 32 foot Rockwood fifth wheel with a Reese revolution hitch and pin box and tow it with a GMC 2500HD with the short box.

This hitch setup uses a wedge to eliminate the trailer from rotating from the hitch and shifts the rotation point to where the pin box attaches to the trailer. You can do tight turns without worry.

The downside is that hitching and unhitching can be difficult at first until you understand the process. Once you get the hang of it, easy as pie.
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