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Old 07-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Need help selecting 5th wheel hitch

Have just ordered a new SalemHemisphere 346QBUD and have purchased a GMC 3500HD Sierra Denali standard bed to pull it. We have Rhino lined the truck bed; that's as far as we've gotten. We're having a problem deciding on which hitch to install in the truck. Never towed a fiver before. So, do we go 16k Reese slider hitch, 16k PullRite super glide or should we consider going with a sidewinder set up. Help! Would like to here from the people already towing a fiver. Any druthers? Thanks, all info appreciated. The 346QBUD doesn't have the new carved out corners on the cap and the standard bed is only 6 1/1 ft.

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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If you're looking at the Sidewinder pinbox, you may consider upping to the 5th Airborne Sidewinder air loaded pinbox. Either will work with a basic, non-sliding hitch but with improved ride with the 5th Airborne.



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Old 07-02-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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If you are trying to decide between a manual slider and the Pullrite Superglide, it would be Superglide all the way.

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #4
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I pull my 360bhs with a 2013 Denali 2500 HD and I have the super glide. Very easy to pull. Wouldn't have anything else.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #5
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If you need a slider, Superglide is the only way to go...fully automatic & stout craftsmanship & made in the USA!
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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Dumb question, but is the slider so you can make sharper turns?
Is there a thread about the "best" hitch? I'd love to learn about them.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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We are getting the Pullrite Superslider as well. You may want rail caps. We also have the bi-fold, Extreme Encore Tonneau cover.
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Superglide all the way. I don't need it but I wanted the piece of mind on never hitting the cab ever....
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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Bought a manual slider with my first rig. Everyone I spoke to and research I did said I had to have it. It is only for making sharp turns when backing up or pulling out slowly. Never used it, always careful when making sharp turns.

As for needing a slider, IMO, not with the new design front of RV's that every one seems to sell.

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #10
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Ok, have gone with the 5th Airborne Reese hitch pin and a Reese hitch. Dave, blaming this on you. Since we're new to the 5th wheel world I figured to make this ride as easy/thought free as possible. Thank to all who responded. This forum great!

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