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Old 03-11-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hitch for my truck

I am shopping for a Hitch for our truck for our new fifthweel. Some says we should buy a supergilde. We have a 6 foot 6 inches truckbed. Is it a good fit for a Crusader 260 rld or a regular slider would do the job.

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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I think you'll find the opinions here are pretty evenly split between getting a slider or non slider. Most newer fivers have rounded front caps that make it easier to make tight turns. We went with a slider for the piece of mind of not having to worry about getting into a jam when backing or turning sharply. Keep in mind that turning sharply, say a 90 degree turn, puts a lot of stress on your axles, wheels and tires too so regardless of the hitch you get you'll want to limit that kind of turning/backing if you can.

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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According to the Crusaders web site they have a 88 degree turning radius so you really don't need a slider. Alot of people get a slider for a just in case. That is up to you. My Silverback has a 90 degree turning radius and i was debating whether to get a slider or not also, I chose not not get a slider and got a Curt 20K hitch. I am sure others will also chime in.

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:53 PM   #4
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I have the crusader and went with the pull rite superglide. I don't wanna get myself jammed up somewhere so it was easy for me. Only complaint you will ever hear from the superglides is there heavy! Other than that they are one of the top three fiver hitches IMO. I don't think you will need a slider if you pay close attention and are aware of your surroundings all the time. If your cutting it 90 degrees your more than likely gonna hit or come close enough to scare the crap out of ya. I would pull forward and straighten out a few times before trying to cut it that hard. Choice is yours. Goodluck and post up
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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We just bought a crusader battled the same questions, after looking for days we went with a non slider, less weight, not really sure we would need it and decided to swap out the pin box for an air ride pin box. We already had a ball in the bed so for just a couple bucks more we got air ride, the turn out of the rv store was as tight as I could turn and it wasn't even close to contacting, I think we will be fine, my .02 worth. And before y'all start about the frame warranty, reese makes the only one that Lippert approves.
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