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 04-10-2014, 12:24 PM   #41
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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!
True 6'.5" box
False I do in fact have a reese pro slide 16k

Pictures I posted at the start of thread shows my max turing radius without engaging slider hitch.

I can go beyond 90 with slider engaged.

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Old 04-10-2014, 12:28 PM   #42
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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..
SOME people know it all and have done it all.

Online I can back my sabre 6 miles down pikes peak without using my mirrors, while downing coors light tall boys all the while posting on frf and reading 50 shades of grey without even breaking a sweat.


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Old 04-10-2014, 12:46 PM   #43
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SOME people know it all and have done it all.

Online I can back my sabre 6 miles down pikes peak without using my mirrors, while downing coors light tall boys all the while posting on frf and reading 50 shades of grey without even breaking a sweat.


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my father in law brought his 39ft designer jayco over before I got my hitch, I wanted to see if it was possible to just get a reg hitch like he has. His truck is the same as mine but with the GMC badge, he also is a full timer the last 15 years and pulls that monster about 40k a year he tried and could not make the turn. So I went with the autoslide and not worry about it..
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #44
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Jevanb, if I can use your truck and trailer, I'll come give it a shot! sounds like some tree trimming and driveway work is in order. I usually don't have the patience when getting back home.

Now, more about turbs enjoying 50 shades of grey...is he colorblind or something??

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Old 04-10-2014, 01:07 PM   #45
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2500 CCSB / B&W 3500 Companion (for you fans of this hitch, that sucker's heavy!)/ Piper355. Haven't needed slider yet, and I've got bad turns at home! I've decided to keep straight!
And, everyone's situation is different!
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:09 PM   #46
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Isn't this thread supposed to be about short bed trucks? A 6.5' bed is not a short bed IMO. It's the standard these days. My 5.5' bed is a short bed (with a 145" wheelbase). An 8' bed is rare in my area.
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Jevanb, if I can use your truck and trailer, I'll come give it a shot! sounds like some tree trimming and driveway work is in order. I usually don't have the patience when getting back home.



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if you use the truck it has the auto slider, but I do have a lockout bar I can use. the driveway work is out of the question, as I should of put in longer pipe when I built the driveway, I thought of putting in a longer pipe, but I would need a excavator to dig her up (under 6 feet of fill) but we are entertaining the idea of putting in another approach and making a u at the house, and the trees stay per the wife. I wanted to clear the entire 10 acres but the wife said only enough for the house and she is the boss if I let her
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SOME people know it all and have done it all.

Online I can back my sabre 6 miles down pikes peak without using my mirrors, while downing coors light tall boys all the while posting on frf and reading 50 shades of grey without even breaking a sweat.


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Can you do that drinking Fat Tires? I think not.

It's a Dodge 2500 CTD and a B&W Patriot set on the rear setting. No problems, plenty of room.
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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..
You're right , it can't be done.

If I'm ever up there I'll come show you how. I put mine in places just like that at the State campgrounds on the lakes around here. I'll see if I can get some video the next time I'm in one of these places. So far no bookings yet. They are all at bigger sites.
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