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Old 07-08-2013, 06:40 AM   #21
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Bakken, Having towed with the Reese Revolution several thousand miles, I have not experienced any ill effects of the hitch nor have I heard of anyone have even a hint of a problem. Your theory may sound/look good on paper, but in practical experience it just does not hold true. Even with the 1/2T truck, there is no 'wag the dog' effect whatsoever and we've towed in some hellacious cross winds.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:31 AM   #22
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Simple physics.
End of discussion.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:04 AM   #23
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Bakken, Having towed with the Reese Revolution several thousand miles, I have not experienced any ill effects of the hitch nor have I heard of anyone have even a hint of a problem. Your theory may sound/look good on paper, but in practical experience it just does not hold true. Even with the 1/2T truck, there is no 'wag the dog' effect whatsoever and we've towed in some hellacious cross winds.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:10 AM   #24
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I use my slider every time I turn fwd, or back up. it sure is nice looking in the rearview and watching the cap move aft and never knowing I will hit the truck with it..
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #25
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Slider

I hd one in my F250 and used it a few times.. Did I need it?? Probably not but it did help in tight spots.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #26
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I hd one in my F250 and used it a few times.. Did I need it?? Probably not but it did help in tight spots.
Yep, peace of mind. Never have used mine but.... good to know its there just in case.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #27
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Most of the time you won't need it but when you do you really need it! A lot of newer 5ers are designed to give you extra turning radius which really helps but is not perfect. It is a great option to have and the automatics make your life easier. I have had to use my slider multiple times over the years and it has gotten me into some really tight places.
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I did mean hitch and not slide out. Sorry for any confusion caused. Thanks for the input also. I'm leaning toward a Husky 10 slider hitch just in case I ever do need to slide it. It looks like a good hitch. Never owned a 5th wheel before so I'm learning and doing the research so I get what I need and don't regret any expensive purchases. Thanks for all the input.
I have a 16k husky, great hitch very solid. My slide is manuel when I owned a Jayco with the older front caps. I think I had to use it twice but I was glad I had it some CG are not to friendly to back in. Now I have a reese revolution and never use it, but I sure wasn't going to buy a new hitch. If you need it you will have it, but I used it so infrequently the automatic slide would never be worth the extra money.( I mean come on it's not that hard to get out of the cab and pull the handle to make it slide back and lock)......
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I chose to get a slider mostely for the "Just in Case scenarios. And it actually did come in very handy a few weeks ago..not for trailer backing but for moving daughters stuff. Moving the hitch forward allows us to fit in a piece of funiture that otherwise would not have fit. Probaly not the justification you were looking for.
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I chose to get a slider mostely for the "Just in Case scenarios. And it actually did come in very handy a few weeks ago..not for trailer backing but for moving daughters stuff. Moving the hitch forward allows us to fit in a piece of funiture that otherwise would not have fit. Probaly not the justification you were looking for.
If I need the full bed, I just pull 4 pins and take the hitch out and leave it hanging on the pin box.
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