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Old 05-05-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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Slider 5th wheel hitch

Are slider 5th wheel hitches really necessary for 6.5 foot bed?
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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That would depend on your 5th wheel, if it is designed for short box trucks probably not. However personally I would rather have one and not need it then need it and not have it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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That would depend on your 5th wheel, if it is designed for short box trucks probably not. However personally I would rather have one and not need it then need it and not have it.
I agree completely !
I bought a slider incase I did need it.
I haven't used it yet.....
Hmmmm, wonder if it works?

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Old 05-05-2015, 02:01 PM   #4
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If you get a Rockwood or Flagstaff with the Reese Revolution Sidewinder pin box, you don't need a slider. I just pulled a older model Rockwood without the RRS pin box and it was close when I backed it into the site, but luckily I didn't have to jack knife it altho it would have just barely cleared the cab according to measurements.
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We have a slider (see signature) with a 6.5' bed. IIRC any turn greater then 18* it will start to slide. To date the most I have seen it slide is about 5".
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:09 PM   #6
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Ok, thanks for your responses.
Pro Series 15K with ST Slider kit by Reese is what the dealer said I need in my truck since my bed is only 6.5' in length. Installed they want $650. Sound ok to me.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:18 PM   #7
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Btw this is how far I can turn without activating the slider.

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I see. Much more and you gotta get out the bandaids.
Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:55 PM   #9
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I can do a 90deg in my 6.6' std. bed with the Andersen Ultimate adjusted properly. For me, sliders were so heavy that they ate into my payload more than I wanted. To each his own I say ;-)
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depends on the shape of you front cap. a new sliding rear window start at 300 dollars.....I know from experience, the power ones are even more......Why take the chance?
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