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Old 06-03-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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New fifth wheel hitch.

We are getting a short bed truck so we will need the sliding hitch. I was considering a Hensley air ride. Do they make a slide hitch that will work?
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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I like my super glide hitch for my standard bed F350. It is fully automatic so I do not worry when I am backing into a site or home base. Sharp turns are not a problem as well.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:51 PM   #3
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Does yours have air bags in it? Or is that even an option? If not do you experience "chunking"?
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:02 AM   #4
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What is your trailer and which TV? Have you considered an Andersen Ultimate Aluminum? I have one in a 6.6 ft std bed and its fine. No slider needed.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:03 AM   #5
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We just left our Reese Revolution pinbox and 16K Reese hitch to return to the PullRite 16K Superglide, with the Revolution in the fixed, or transportation, mode; and boy are we happy!
The SuperGlide on universal rails is an amazing hitch that we first came to use in 2008. I would suggest you consider it, carefully.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:09 AM   #6
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By the way, recent talks with 23 year and 14 year hitch installer specialists revealed that airbags (now suggested to never be lower than 5 pounds...or 3 pounds) when jumped on, immediately adjust themselves to 20 pounds. This means that the ride stays stiff at all times. We opted for low tech, but never overridden, extra leaf spring. Works great!
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:17 AM   #7
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No Fatty1 my truck is F350 I do not need airbags with my fifth and I have no chunking sounds at this point.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:52 AM   #8
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Simple solution, air pin box and then pick the slider hitch you think is the best for you. After 10 years I am still using the same non slider hitch that I originally bought. It still works just fine. With an adjustable jaw, I can take any slop out of the head in two minutes. I just do not see enough difference in hitches to justify the money on a new one.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:55 PM   #9
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I love my BD3. After breaking some front windows on a previous fifth wheel while driving on one of our concrete railroads, aka I-65 South from Louisville, I decided the cost would be worth it. I have the short bed but have never been in a place where I needed to use a slide.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:58 PM   #10
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I have a 4 door Toyota Tundra with Firestone Air Bags pulling a Crusader 290 RLT With a Husky Adjustable EZ Roller ---Changed the Hitch for a Reese Airborne---the difference is night and day ---Air bags do make a big difference.
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