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Old 02-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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hitch suggestions anyone?

We bought a real truck, now we're looking for some advice regarding hitches for a 5er. Seems as though a claw is almost a necessity. I know some of you have sliding hitches, others have something on the pin that moves, allowing for easier backing.

Ok, anyone who'd like to put their two cents in, now's the time!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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The Rockwood/Flagstaff 5W come with a Reese Revolution pinbox when activated, moves the pivot point from the king pin 20" back to where the pinbox is attached to the camper.

Most new 5W also have a front cap design that allow tight turns with a short box (6.5') trucks making a sliding hitch unnecessary.

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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The Rockwood/Flagstaff 5W come with a Reese Revolution pinbox when activated, moves the pivot point from the king pin 20" back to where the pinbox is attached to the camper.

Most new 5W also have a front cap design that allow tight turns with a short box (6.5') trucks making a sliding hitch unnecessary.

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I have the Reese revolution on my rock wood. Like it. Never have to use my slider hitch.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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If I had a short bed, I'd likely have a Reese Revolution pinbox.

If you can use any fifth wheel hitch with it (I don't know as I don't have one), I'm a huge B&W fanboy and highly recommend them.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #5
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And my standard answer, I have a Curt 20K slider hitch. As noted above, I rarely use the slider, but I have it "for peace of mind". Other than it being very heavy, I've had no issues with it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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Depending on your budget we installed a Super glide auto sliding hitch in my dads 2012 ram 2500 mega cab to pull a Columbus 365. The hitch had me weary at first, I had my doubts. After getting to really look at it this is the perfect hitch for him! Takes out any and all guess work as it slides back when need and comes back to over center of the axle when straight again. The thing is very easy to hook up to and have no complaints on it!

We did need to install a 3" lift kit to the hitch (which they sell) to raise it up to give him clearance between the bed rails and the pin box of the trailer.

This hitch setup uses a capture plate that gets mounted to the pin box of the camper with a wedge behind the king pin that mates with the hitch head to lock them together. Since the head is locked in place with the camper the head pivots with the camper rather than the pin spinning in the jaw. When the head spins a simple gear and track design is what slides the hitch backwards and forwards.

With this setup my father is able to make just over a 90 degree turn without even thinking, very much peace of mind!

if you want pictures or anything let me know and I can get some, or if you want help researching this farther, will gladly help!
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