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Old 08-24-2015, 02:41 PM   #11
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I have the Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder. To me, it's worth it's weight in gold! Eliminates 70%-80% of the "chucking", improved ride and works wonders in tight spots.
Amazing what a closely guarded secret these hitches are. That would be the one I went for. I have the Reese Sidewinder, but didn't get the Airborne portion. Have had two with the Airborne on long bed and didn't need the sidewinder. Have shortbed now and forgot how much better the ride was with the Airborne type hitches. Got the sidewinder out of necessity. Didn't realize the backing and maneuvering benefits of it. The pivot being moved back 22 inches makes a hugh difference and I have pulled 5th wheels for many years. The pullrite accomplishes some of the clearance issues, but does nothing for the manuvering while backing and tracking benefits. My opinion and didn't realize it until I had one.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:59 PM   #12
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Pullrite SuperGlide is the way to go. No worries, no doubts, positive lock-up, beefy and strong.

I completely agree. I have a Pullrite superglide. It's a great hitch.


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Old 08-24-2015, 07:25 PM   #13
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I have a pullright superglide, it rides nice and don't have to worry about pulling in my driveway when we get home.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:49 PM   #14
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I have a 2015 Chevy HD and a PT Crusader fiver. The nose is tapered on each side to eliminate the need for a slider hitch with the 6-1/2' bed. My hitch is a B&W Turnover Ball and Companion hitch. My dealer split the additional cost of this hitch over a conventional hitch with bed rails. So glad I went with the Turnover Ball, clean bed with no rails and love the hitch. Go online and read about the Companion hitch. The most prevalent comment you will read is, "this is the last hitch you will ever buy". After pulling my fiver I could not agree more.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:16 PM   #15
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I have a 2015 Chevy HD and a PT Crusader fiver. The nose is tapered on each side to eliminate the need for a slider hitch with the 6-1/2' bed. My hitch is a B&W Turnover Ball and Companion hitch. My dealer split the additional cost of this hitch over a conventional hitch with bed rails. So glad I went with the Turnover Ball, clean bed with no rails and love the hitch. Go online and read about the Companion hitch. The most prevalent comment you will read is, "this is the last hitch you will ever buy". After pulling my fiver I could not agree more.
No doubt those are good hitches, but they do nothing to improve the clearance on cab strikes on trailers that don't have enough indention to clear the cab. Also won't help the rail strikes from the rear of the pinbox either. The one on my camper was tapered where the pinbox is mounted to the camper. This kept the back of pinbox off rail. Also had enough cut back on the front of camper to clear the back of cab and could turn almost 90 Degrees. Problem I had was backing into a camping spot and there was a dip between road and campsite and instant dent about 2 inches wide just above rear window in back of cab. The turnover Ball and Companion hitch would have had the same problem.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:08 AM   #16
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Pull Rite should be your choice

When I purchased my camper(from my cousin),he included everything, including the rails, Reese 16k 5th wheel, wineguard auto acquire satellite, etc. The camper had the OEM pin box on it and it was not an issue for him because he had a standard bed. I was not going to spend $800-$1300 for a 5th wheel when I just spent 20K on a toy hauler(with everything included). I used the OEM pin box for over a year and was careful when backing into the tight parking spot I have. I researched for about a month and decided to swap out my OEM pin box with the 5th airborne sidewinder. Personally, I made the right choice, will it be right for others? Maybe, maybe not but I can guarantee you if you have a slider with a ridged OEM pin box the ride will be horrible. If you have a standard 5th wheel with a 5th Airborne w/or without the sidewinder, your ride will improve dramatically, guaranteed!
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Amazing what a closely guarded secret these hitches are. That would be the one I went for. I have the Reese Sidewinder, but didn't get the Airborne portion. Have had two with the Airborne on long bed and didn't need the sidewinder. Have shortbed now and forgot how much better the ride was with the Airborne type hitches. Got the sidewinder out of necessity. Didn't realize the backing and maneuvering benefits of it. The pivot being moved back 22 inches makes a hugh difference and I have pulled 5th wheels for many years. The pullrite accomplishes some of the clearance issues, but does nothing for the manuvering while backing and tracking benefits. My opinion and didn't realize it until I had one.
It is somewhat of a pain to hook and unhook until you find the "sweet spot", which I have found. To me the 5 minutes of aggravation with hooking/unhooking is quickly diminished as soon as I get on these smooth roads we have in South Louisiana
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