Originally Posted by Crusadernoob
Hey guys/gals, new to the forum and fifth wheels. Sorry if this has been talked about but not sure of salesman answers. We are going to pick up a 14 crusader285ret and it does have the molded front cover which is supposed to be for short box trucks, my question is how many of you guys pull with a fixed fifth wheel? How close is it and would we be ok or should we spend the extra money on a slider? Thanks in advance for any input. Tow vehicle is a 2006 2500HD
When I purchased my first 5th wheel I bought the sliding hitch.
I had and still do have a, well what was called a short box back then.
I used the slide the very first time when I was putting the new
5th wheel in its camping spot.
Haven't used the slide since.........lol.
But, if I ever really do need to use it someday I will have it.
I don't spend my money foolishly but I dont like shutting doors behind me either, and the cost differencwe wasn't that bad at the time.
Really you probably don't need it but for a few extra bucks atleast you know you'll have it if you ever need it.