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Old 12-13-2015, 01:45 PM   #21
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Short Beds without sliders don't dent cabs....DRIVERS of Short Beds without sliders dent cabs.

In my opinion, the drivers abilities are far more relevant to whether or not you should have a slider than what truck/trailer you have.

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Old 12-13-2015, 02:49 PM   #22
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I have a B&W slider in my 2007 Chevy and now my 2015 Chevy, both with 6.5' beds. I have used the slider once. Pull a Sandpiper 365SAQ the is 42' long. Nice to have the option of a slider, but I could get along without it
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:55 PM   #23
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I have a short bed with puck system and use a comfort ride air cell hitch with no slider. You are not limited to just a few hitch systems. I got the puck mount system also by comfort ride that allows you to use the (fixed) hitch of your choice. I don't currently have one but I am also going to go with a sidewinder turret system. Comfort Ride Hitch
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:55 PM   #24
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You may be interested in an opinion from someone who owns a 2016 Cardinal 3850RL. We purchased this unit in July/2015 and immediately changed the tires to G-rated Goodyear G614s. We started with a pullrite autoslide but had to change it because it raised the trailer to 13' 9". The Pullrite has no vertical adjustment. Dealer was changing to the Demco your looking at and had all kinds of problems pulling the four bolts on the MorRyde pin box. (This is another story so I won"t go there). Anyway, I became so frustrated with the autoslide that I decided to go with a Husky 10-26K hitch. It is a composite slide manual slider (have not needed it yet) with a 26K hitch (two choices 16K or 26K). The slider works with either hitch. You can use the 16K looking at your GVW being around 14,400 Lbs, but I felt better with the 26K as my GVW is about 16,000. This had verticle adjustment, which I set at the lowest setting. This gave me 8" of clearance on the bed sides. Try to stay at the 13"6" height of your trailer. Interstates are designed with a minimum clearance of 14' at underpasses and most tractor trailers are at 13'6".

My truck is a 2015 Ford F250 4X4 King Ranch diesel short bed and I installed the Air Lift 5000/ with wireless compressor. The hitch is on bed rails, which is the only difference I see in our vehicles.

I pulled the Cardinal with the Pullrite and had a lot of chucking rechecked settings and no change. Never got to try the Demco. In the end the Husky has displayed none of the problems I experienced with the Pullrite - very happy with the Husky.

A big downside with a autoslide hitch installed is that only someone with a slider hitch can tow the trailer. This is because of the adapter plate that must be installed on the MorRyde. Behind the kingpin there is a puck welded to the plate that in effect operates the autoslide. The adapter plates are even different between pullrite and demco. So no-one with a standard hitch can tow your trailer and you cannot tow a standard pin box.

By the way - the price of the Pullrite 18K, Demco 18K, and Husky10-26K are about the same.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:08 PM   #25
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Not true about all sliders.

My slider works with any trailer.
My trailer works with and fifth hitch.


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Old 12-13-2015, 03:10 PM   #26
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I had the same thought as GreenImp when I made my post. However, on 2 of the 3 occasions I had no choice but to make a right angle turnaround. One that stands out is about 5 or 10 miles down a 2 lane gravel road in rural Kansas, farmland, no houses, no side roads, no cell phone service, ditches on both sides and a railroad crossing being rebuilt - but after hours and nobody home. Wife got out to watch tire verses ditch as I inched around to a full 90, rv tires at one ditch, my truck tires at the other, to make the turnaround. It wasn't a choice about damage, it was a choice about leaving the 5th wheel in the countryside while locating a tow vehicle to make the turn.

Another similar situation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Road closed apparently due to snow/ice but detour signs were not posted near turnouts or pullouts. Two lane road, no shoulders, do best you can or backup a couple miles!
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:18 PM   #27
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Another thought on auto slide.

Do you need it to slide on every single turn? Auto slides do that.

There's a lot less action with a manual.


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Old 12-13-2015, 03:23 PM   #28
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If you have corner interference you really should have an auto slider.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:41 PM   #29
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kenny you may have missed AUTO (autoslider)
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:41 PM   #30
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Just purchased a Cardinal 3250RL fifth wheel. I have a 2015 F250 4x4 SuperCrew, diesel, with a 6 1/2 box with the factory installed fifth wheel hitch prep (puchs system). I am considering the Demco 18k auto slider (only one I could find that fits the puchs) or the B&W Companion 20k fixed for the puchs system. My main question is "do I need a slider hitch "? Would appreciate comments from F250 owners with the puch system pulling a fifth wheel and what type of hitch they recommend? Thanks!
From online photos, looks like the 3250 has angled front corners, so a slider might not be essential.
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