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Old 03-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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My wife and I are purchasing 2005 Cardinal 29LE to be towed with a 2003 Ram 2500 diesel long bed. Seller is giving me a Reese 30051 "Kwik Slide" hitch,16000 lb rating. Any thoughts on how this hitch will perform in a long bed truck?
Have towed TT before but never a 5th wheel so am not real familiar with this type of hitch.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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You should have no need for a slider of any kind in a long bed truck. But you could always take it and sell it to help pay for a hitch you like.
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You should have no need for a slider of any kind in a long bed truck. But you could always take it and sell it to help pay for a hitch you like.
He is correct - we have a RAM 2500 3/4 ton Longhorn pulling a Silverback FW and do not need or have a slider hitch
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Keep it, install it. It will work. Or sell it on Craigslist for not much buck age and get what you want if you want something else.
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Check out B&W hitches.RV Hitch | B & W Trailer Hitches.they nearly have a 'cult' following1 I am one myself!! Have a variety to choose from. If you already have rails, they have one for that too!!! PLUS, they are 100% made in USA and have customer service second to none!!!
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Check out B&W hitches.RV Hitch | B & W Trailer Hitches.they nearly have a 'cult' following1 I am one myself!! Have a variety to choose from. If you already have rails, they have one for that too!!! PLUS, they are 100% made in USA and have customer service second to none!!!
I prefer to say that I'm a "fan boy".

But yes- B&W for me and I highly recommend it.
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I just installed a Patriot 16k, wrote to them with praise on how well built my hitch is....they sent me B&W hats!!!!!
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I just installed a Patriot 16k, wrote to them with praise on how well built my hitch is....they sent me B&W hats!!!!!
Now you are BRAGGING!!! They have a customer service department second to none, and like I never get tired of saying, they are 100% made in the USA!
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