View Poll Results: What method are you towing your 5W camper with your Short-Bed TV?
Slider Hitch 34 57.63%
Pivoting type hitch (Reese Revolution/Sidewinder) 21 35.59%
Other (Such as a tow hog?) 4 6.78%
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #31
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I don't believe anyone wants to turn 90 degrees but have the ability to do so safely
With or without a slider .
Gotcha!
I guess I just don't want to.
I cringed everytime my spread axle combos scrubbed the tires in a sharp turn. You know, I guess the owner or o/o worries about that stuff more.
Carry on fellas!

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:57 PM   #32
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B&W non slider with a Ram 6 1/2' box. I've never wished for a slider or revolution.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:01 AM   #33
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My point is, I don't worry about putting it anywhere because if it will go with a slider it will go without one if you learn to back the rig instead of taking the easy way out.

If you are good putting un-needed stress on your your trailers frame and axle, then good on you. I prefer not having to worry about breaking an axle or spring or wheel far from home. I've seen far more front fenders messed up on tv's than back windows taken out. Maybe someone should invent a 5er hitch that mounts to the hood so people can see the front of their tv and see to back the trailer too.



I can make it home without a back window but it will be hard to drag the 5er with a broken axle.

"...taking the easy way out"...come on man!?

If your seeing front fenders bashed in on TV's...what type of hitch discussion is the least of your concerns with your fellow camping folks in your area ,)
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:46 AM   #34
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If you can put it in there with a slider then you can do it without one.
Then you come up to my house and show me how to do it then. You have never been to my home and make assumptions it is possible. I hold a CDL with doubles here in MI and I think I know how to drive even thoe I don't do it for a living
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:54 AM   #35
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Then you come up to my house and show me how to do it then. You have never been to my home and make assumptions it is possible. I hold a CDL with doubles here in MI and I think I know how to drive even thoe I don't do it for a living
I almost made comment and yet I refrain..... whats this world coming to?




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Old 04-10-2014, 11:06 AM   #36
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:21 AM   #37
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Then you come up to my house and show me how to do it then. You have never been to my home and make assumptions it is possible. I hold a CDL with doubles here in MI and I think I know how to drive even thoe I don't do it for a living
Holding a CDL with doubles don't hold any credit. Have you seen some of the "professional "drivers that are on the roads now days? It's easier to get a CDL than it is to get a job at Lowes. I have them also. I pull doubles every time I'm towing my RV and I also don't need a slider to put my RV in a tight hole. You can't recover from a 90* back-in so you are going to have to pull up. Without a slider you just might have to do it more than once but it can be done.

I don't have to come to your house to prove you just need more practice.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:38 AM   #38
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I dislike the strain on axles, tires, and suspention on a loaded trailer when turning even close to 70-80, ill just add a couple more points to my turns!
To each thier own!

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I use the B&W OEM hitch, in a 6 1/2 ft bed, no slider. I tested to see just how sharp I could turn without hitting the cab. It was really sharp, but when I
looked at my wheels I was shocked, they were splayed so much I thought I broke something. When I straightened up, the wheels went back vertical; whew. If at all possible I will not ever make that sharp of a turn again, it puts tremendous strain on the wheels and axle.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:04 PM   #39
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Turbs, Your Cheby has a 6.5' box / non-slider hitch and the Sabre makes great turns with this set up? Wildcat Chris told me that this set would work for me. I've get a Husky 16k hitch bought with my Wildcat, but they think I should get a slider for $500 more. I think NOT!
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:05 PM   #40
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I don't have to come to your house to prove you just need more practice.
Like I said come on up and give it a try... you have no idea the layout of the approach, how narrow the street is, how close the 4ft ditches are to the edge of The street, the narrow approach is at the end of my driveway lined with huge oaks and pines, and my ditches next to my drive. Plus how far I have to swing the tail around to miss the trees after the aft axle is in the drive. It seems all your post always correct people and we have no idea what we are doing. If I can back the 29ft trailer, with the spread and the pup I can do something as easy as my personal truck and trailer..
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