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Old 01-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Do I need a super 5th pullrite or a super glide to tow a rockwood 8289ws? I have a Chevrolet Silverado Crewcab 2500. Anyone with experiences with these hitches? Thanks
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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Moved to towing, since this is primarily a hitch question.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Do I need a super 5th pullrite or a super glide to tow a rockwood 8289ws? I have a Chevrolet Silverado Crewcab 2500. Anyone with experiences with these hitches? Thanks
No experience yet..waiting for new trailer, BUT here's what I decided through research and much thought :
Check out "Compatibility of a Reese Revolution Pin Box With a SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch" on etrailer.com (Compatibility of a Reese Revolution Pin Box With a SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch | etrailer.com)
We have an 8289ws ordered for delivery in May..I have an '05 GMC 1500HD CC Quadrasteer w/6.5' bed. I thought about using the Superglide 15K for Industry Standard rails, but decided to go with a conventional hitch with slider (in case I need to pull a trailer with a regular pinbox instead of the Sidewinder, and also for resale value).
The post on etrailer states that Reese doesn't recommend using the Superglide because of possible interference w/ the bed when it slides back during turns, although I think their answer more likely addresses the aftermarket Sidewinder which hangs down lower because it bolts to the original pinbox bracket as opposed to a Sidewinder that is factory installed. With the Sidewinder and a conventional hitch, the pinbox extension will stay pointed straight to the rear, so I can pack stuff on either side of the hitch and directly behind it-with the Superglide you need to keep those areas somewhat clear because of the hitch moving back and on either side when you turn.
I decided to go with the Reese 20K 30084 w/slider because I wanted a hitch with a single hook jaw. It's rated for twice the load of the 8289ws, but I'd rather have too much hitch than not enough For what it's worth...
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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Hey thanks for the reply, I went with the Pro Series 15000 no slider. I was worried at first if the fifth wheel was gonna hit my cab. So far so good, I have enough room for turning and backing. The only thing with the 8289ws is that it has two valves one for black/gray tank and one separate galley tank. So you would have to switch the sewer hose to empty all tanks.
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