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Old 01-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #11
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I have a 2010 tundra DC with 6.5' bed. Installed Reese 16k slider for my wildcat fiver, even after being told I wouldn't need it. Being a newby, I didn't want to risk it. I now tow a rockwood fiver and have never needed the slider with either. I think front cap shape played a lot in me not needing it with the wildcat and the rockwood has a Reese revolution (sidewinder).
Everyone I have ever talk to about this subject anyone with a 6.5 bed never needed or used their slider. The sliders are good for bed less then that. Most of the newer trailer designs have a rounded front compared to years ago.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:26 AM   #12
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Everyone I have ever talk to about this subject anyone with a 6.5 bed never needed or used their slider. The sliders are good for bed less then that. Most of the newer trailer designs have a rounded front compared to years ago.

This is what I am finding. But theres alot of info both ways. A freind of mine has a slider. Says he used it once, it was a pain to get it unlocked and rolled back and never used it again. The crusader has the super turn cap and extended pin box. I was hoping if I am mindful and careful when backing I would be fine with a fixed. Ive heard many people say they have the slider and never used it or they used it and werent sure if they even needed it.

Is there anyone with a round front trailer 6.5' bed that doesnt had it and wished they did?
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:52 AM   #13
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With the newer caps you can turn over 80 degrees. I do not understand why people say they have a problem with it. Unless it is just the hitch itself. I have a Husky slider 16k. You pull the handle and go forward and it locks in the slide position. I only used mine twice but was glad I had it. (THANK YOU GPS) took me down a wrong road. I still have the slider but now have a revolution pin. People say sliders are noisy and a lot of movement not on a Husky. Now I just keep it locked forward. But it did save my butt twice with my older Jayco square nose trailer. A lot of State Parks are hard to get in your space by just there lay outs. You just have to work your way in slowly without the slider. It will all work out to peace of mind verses cost, I prefer peace of mine anymore. What I have left of it.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:52 AM   #14
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I think they are more needed for the 5' beds rather than the 6.5' bed length
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:04 AM   #15
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A lot of people say that they would rather have a slider hitch and it is great peace of mind. As mentioned most people do not even use theirs and you still have to be aware, when backing, if the slider should be engaged. The only peace of mind I can see is if you engage it every time you back up which I never hear anyone doing. Even with a slider you have to beware of the distance between your truck and the trailer just has you have to beware of that tree next to your site. It all part of backing or driving forward, being aware.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:19 AM   #16
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I've got an f250 short box and pull a new crusader. I went with the pullrite auto slider.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:28 AM   #17
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It won't be long before someone comes out with a slider receiver for travel trailer so they can get 90* too....... LOL!
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:40 PM   #18
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My PullRite auto slide was just a "in case" thing. I know it moves and slides back when ever I back into my storage site. I know the front of my Columbus can get very close to the cab. I also know that a single contact, either by virtue of the site being backed into or the road approach, will cause $2-5k of damage to truck/rig. A few hundred bucks for piece of mind, not having to go out in the rain, in the early evening to release the slide, lock it place then maneuver the rig to it slot, then do it again is just not worth the hassle and the "I thought it would clear" statement and watching your rear window implode.
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My PullRite auto slide was just a "in case" thing. I know it moves and slides back when ever I back into my storage site. I know the front of my Columbus can get very close to the cab. I also know that a single contact, either by virtue of the site being backed into or the road approach, will cause $2-5k of damage to truck/rig. A few hundred bucks for piece of mind, not having to go out in the rain, in the early evening to release the slide, lock it place then maneuver the rig to it slot, then do it again is just not worth the hassle and the "I thought it would clear" statement and watching your rear window implode.
There ya go.
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There ya go.
Well put my friend.
And there ya go.

Two people admitting they can't drive.

This guy should have gotten a slider.........


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