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Old 08-23-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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reese sidewinder vs pullrite super glide

I have a 2012 2500hd with a pullrite superglide i have my trailer sitting level but i only have 4.5 inches of clearance between my tonneu cover rails and have on occasion have hit when turning on unlevel ground and was talking to a another at goshen with same truck and hitch that had the same problem so looking at a reese sidewinder as the king pin wold not turn looking for others to chime in with opions and views as i,m weighing my option's
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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Having a F 150 and clearance problems the Revolution pin box saved me many times. Now with the F 250 I have 7 to 8 inches, longer box and still use the revolution.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:45 AM   #3
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The revolution will certainly give you more cab clearance, but will not increase the side to side tilt clearance if you only have 4.5".
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:55 AM   #4
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i understand that, but the only time or part that hit the rails is the kingpin hitch itself when making corners on unlevel ground
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:05 PM   #5
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Check the pin box on the 5th wheel to see if it is in the lowest set of mounting holes. I say this because mine is not, but my clearance is okay. Also check the PullRite web site to see if their 3" lift kit is applicable to your hitch. I looked at these options when considering a newer tow vehicle with taller beds.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:37 PM   #6
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Reese sidewinder vs Pullrite super glide

I have used the Pullrite extensively and had two issues with the low clearance between the coach and the truck bed, an F-350 short bed. At the time, Pullrite did not make or advocate raising the hitch. Now they have a kit available. See if it will work on your application.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:18 PM   #7
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I have the Reese sidewinder on my RV. I use standard Reese type hitch in bed. I also have it on a 12 2500 Ram shortbed and have used it on 15 F250 Short bed and it works great. As far as the pinbox interference with the bed is not going to happen. It also lets you turn around at full lock on the steering wheel. Another advantage I found is the camper tracks the truck much closer. It doesn't swing the rear out as much as it did and the wheels track much closer to the truck track when turning onto a side road. I find it much easier to back up as the pivot point is no longer over the center of the rear axle and changes direction of the camper much faster. I used to have to pull up 20 foot or so to move the trailer wheels over couple of inches. The only drawback is it is harder to hook up as you not only have to line the pin and hitch opening up but you can't be off with the alignment of the truck and the centerline of the hitch. Don't have a camera on the cargo light which would do the trick. I also didn't have any issues with the camper trying to sway or push the truck around like a TT will.
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Well, our experience with the Revolution pin box was not good, since the bolt that is welded inside the box and is the pivot point broke. This left us with a dangerous situation. We were stranded. Moved the bolts to transport position, a traditional position for a regular pinbox, and invested in a new Pullrite. We have been very happy with the new hitch. No plastic parts, like the Reese and much easier to hitch up.
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Well, our experience with the Revolution pin box was not good, since the bolt that is welded inside the box and is the pivot point broke. This left us with a dangerous situation. We were stranded. Moved the bolts to transport position, a traditional position for a regular pinbox, and invested in a new Pullrite. We have been very happy with the new hitch. No plastic parts, like the Reese and much easier to hitch up.
Yours must have been different from mine, I have no plastic parts and have towed over 40k miles with no problems. Love it! I tow with the entire bed covered with a tonneau cover too!
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No plastic parts in mine either,and not a single complaint about it.


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