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Old 05-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Slider Hitch or not?

With the new rounded front cap on the wildcat, do I really need a sliding hitch for a 6.5' box. I know it is recomended, but will I really need it. I had one with my old trailer and never used it, and it had a square front nose. I am looking at the undermounted rails and reese elite hitch. It's about $1000 more for the slider, and I'm wondering if I should even bother.

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Hate to see you put the cap thru your rear window. Can you have the slider installed AFTER the solid mounted hitch using the same mounting holes if needed? Try some slow tight turns with the non-slider and see if it makes you nervous. I have a friend that had a Chevy 6.5 ft box that had an older Reese 15k slider that never had to use it until that one time trying to cut his fiver sharp backing up his driveway and CRUNCH. It was all over but the shouting.
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