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Old 06-24-2016, 10:00 AM   #11
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I assume your truck purchase is going to be a 3500? Otherwise your going to be overloaded before you even start.
By standard bed your referring to a 6.5 foot short bed? Get any of the slider hitches. They all work pretty much the same. Cost is the biggest difference
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:46 AM   #12
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I would not pull any 5er without some type of sliding hitch with a short box truck. I have always maintained that there are two types of people who pull a 5er with a short box truck without a slider hitch. Those that have hit the Cab and those that will hit the cab in the future. Which one will you be?
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There is another choice for SWB.... look at the Reese Sidewinder. We have used it on the last 2 rigs. We much prefer this setup over a slider. Cheaper and you never have to get out of the truck to lock/unlock. Also you can use a regular hitch as compared to a slider which takes up the whole bed of your truck.

Several of our friends have sliders and they seem to work great when everything is nice and level. But when you really need them in less than optimal situations they seem to bind or won't lock/unlock.

Ok... sorry if I stepped on all the sliders toes... bring it on
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:48 AM   #13
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Some slider hitches are automatic, some aren't....auto, in my opinion, is the only way to fly....

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Old 06-24-2016, 11:28 AM   #14
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Sidewinder also very good, as it pivots at the trailer, not the pin giving an additional 22" of trailer to cab clearance

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Old 06-24-2016, 11:30 AM   #15
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Pullrite Superglide.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:32 AM   #16
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X2...have over 15000 miles on one...

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Old 06-24-2016, 11:47 AM   #17
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You didn't mention if the truck has the underbed factory mount. That's what I have with the Reese "picture frame" adapter and the Pullrite Superglide hitch. You may or may not need a slider, I don't want to get into that debate. If you decide that you would be more comfortable with a slider then I highly recommend this one. I'd say the biggest downside is that you have to be within 15 degrees of straight ahead to hook or unhook. Isn't the end of the world but I have had times where I've whipped my trailer into a perfect spot but had to reposition because the hitch wouldn't let go. I've found Pullrite's customer service to be outstanding.
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Same with Sidewinder also....almost straight on. .

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If you go with a Full-time, you need to know which pin box you have, as you need the correct capture plate

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Pull-rite (spell checker takes over)...lol

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