Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2014, 08:51 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Forbes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 703
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lloydg View Post
You might want to call Reese direct at 877-509-0719. I called them on a completely unrelated issue and they were very good to talk with and followed up with me via email.
Great idea, they will help you for sure. I did download the instructions again for the bed rails for the Reese Tube Slider and also double checked my measurements, don't know if you got a bad set of instructions or what but they call for 32 1/2 to 32 5/8 from back of bed edge to the edge of back rail, the 24 1/2 is from the head of the box to the front rail.
__________________

__________________
Forbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
Member
 
mikier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 74
here is the instructions I followed ( 24 1/2" from the rear of the truck to the beginning of the rear rail (see link)
Trailer Hitch Instructions For DrawTite, Reese, Hidden Hitch & More - etrailer.com

[QUOTE=Forbes;630401]
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikier View Post
I just double checked the rails in the truck, they are 24 1/2" from the back of the truck, also checked instructions and that is what they state(reese rail RP56001-53)
I think the 24 1/2 is from the back of the box to the front rail, that is my distance on the front rail. The rail at the back of bed should be around 32 1/2 from edge of bed. 24 1/2 is about 8 or 9" off axle placement, you look at it and it appears over the axle but its not. I placed the rail at the back in first and then set the slider hitch in place giving me the location of the railing towards the front of the truck. It should never come in contact with the tail gate, you should be able to run with tail gate closed and never have to worry about it. I also went to etrailer and watched a couple of the videos about installing the Reese bed rails and went with the custom mounting unit.
__________________

__________________
Mike,Patty & Sampson
2015 Chevy 2500 4x4 Diesel
2014 Puma 230FBS
2003 Four Winns 245 Sundowner
mikier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #13
Member
 
mikier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 74
I just found the back page of the slider instructions(reese 50008) and it states a long king pin extention could hit the tailgate on late model gmc/chevys. the only options could be a notched tailgate or a web style tailgate. I guess I'll go back to the dealer. wish me luck
__________________
Mike,Patty & Sampson
2015 Chevy 2500 4x4 Diesel
2014 Puma 230FBS
2003 Four Winns 245 Sundowner
mikier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 09:20 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Todouble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 849
How about a pic? We could prob spot if ur not setup right with one.
__________________
Todouble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Forbes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 703
That is nothing like the instructions I got with mine, you might want to call them and make sure they got you the right instructions.
__________________
Forbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikier View Post
I just found the back page of the slider instructions(reese 50008) and it states a long king pin extention could hit the tailgate on late model gmc/chevys. the only options could be a notched tailgate or a web style tailgate. I guess I'll go back to the dealer. wish me luck
RTFM!

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 09:45 PM   #17
Member
 
mikier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 74
what does RTFM mean?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
RTFM!

__________________
Mike,Patty & Sampson
2015 Chevy 2500 4x4 Diesel
2014 Puma 230FBS
2003 Four Winns 245 Sundowner
mikier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 10:03 PM   #18
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikier View Post
what does RTFM mean?

Read The "Fantastic" Manual. (it's geek speak)
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 10:15 PM   #19
Member
 
mikier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 74
WOW read the F ing manual. That is the response you give when a person asks for help. I believed this was a place where both experienced and inexperienced people could go for help. Is this what this website is all about, I think people like this "Ford Idaho" should not be allowed to join
__________________
Mike,Patty & Sampson
2015 Chevy 2500 4x4 Diesel
2014 Puma 230FBS
2003 Four Winns 245 Sundowner
mikier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 10:28 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
jevanb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,441
does you pin box hit the side of the bed when greater then say 80 degrees? mine is about 1 inch away from it when at 90 degrees I have the factory pin box but a different hitch (superglide)
__________________

__________________
2012 Wildcat 344QB

06 LBZ ,CC 4x
lots of mods
Superglide
jevanb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slide

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.