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Old 04-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #11
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NO! You don't need a slider hitch for a 2011 Silverback. The dramatic front cap design that was introduced in '09 or '10 allows for a 90+ degree turn. When I owned a 2008 Wildcat I used my slider all the time. Since buying the Silverback over a year ago I haven't used it once.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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NO! You don't need a slider hitch for a 2011 Silverback. The dramatic front cap design that was introduced in '09 or '10 allows for a 90+ degree turn. When I owned a 2008 Wildcat I used my slider all the time. Since buying the Silverback over a year ago I haven't used it once.

Yours specifically says 90 deg, does his? The one's I saw on the web with OC model number did NOT have the dimple. So be careful what you recommend.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #13
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You are absolutely correct garbonz. My mistake and I stand corrected. Somehow I read that post as a Silverback and not a Cedar Creek. The Creeks don't have that radical front cap. I don't know if a slider hitch would be required for his model. My bad and I apologize.

Apparently I'm getting quite goofy in my old age.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for your input...I just got word back from the dealer that the user manual does indeed state that it is a 88 degree front cap design. The other nice thing with the 2011 and newer F350's is that the box is 6'9" so it gives you a little more "piece of mind" than the standard 6'6" box from Dodge and Chevy. As well, as this unit has the Trail Aire pinbox, which is 5-6" longer than the traditional pinbox and therefore pushes the trailer back away from the cab quite a bit.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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Thumbs up Off set Hitch

I use my Chevy 2500 DMX (6.5 box) to pull a gooseneck horse trailer so I installed an off set goose neck converversion on the king pin and killed 2 birds with one stone. The off set is about 7-8 inches back from cab.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies...I talked to the factory and since the Ford has a 6'9" box and the trailer has a TrailAire pin box, there shouldn't be a need for a slider 5th. Apparently the TrailAire pin sits forward around 5 - 6" as compared to "normal" pin boxes.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #17
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Owning a 2011 36RE....go for the slider hitch. I was talking with a guy last weekend who has a short box and already has 2 dents in the cab from tight turns. Most times you won't need it but those few you will be glad you bought it..!

If you have any other questions about the 36RE just ask, I hope I can help..! If not someone here can..!
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I put A PullRight in my bed it is automatic will slide back 14" and don;t have to get out of the truck or think about it. It is also removable by pulling 4 pins. But it is heavy have a hoist in my garage it lift out. They are expensive but worth the peace of mind.
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