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Old 09-14-2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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What hitch do I need

just put a deposit on a 315vrl have a 15 f250 with 6.5 bed do I need a slider hitch
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:45 AM   #2
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just put a deposit on a 315vrl have a 15 f250 with 6.5 bed do I need a slider hitch

I would. Seen a couple back windows popped out when getting jack-knifed.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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If you already have a reg hitch you can hook up and see how it goes, then add a slide mechanism if needed. I just took the slide mechanism out if my hitch. Reese 16 k.
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I put a slider in my F350 and like you may never need it, however for that one time you do you will be glad you did. Also by the time you figure out you need one it may be too late.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:08 AM   #5
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I don't have one and have a 6.5. My trailer had cut corners. All the people i talked to with 6.5 foot beds state they never needed or used their slider. Depending on your trailer, most of the newer ones have rounded corners and with a 6.5 foot bed odds have it you will not need one
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:46 AM   #6
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Most units can turn 80 to 85 degrees, but there is always that wrong turn or tight back in space at a CW. Why take the chance even if you don't use it, but you will be kicking yourself when you get caught without one. What's more important piece of mind or a few extra dollars?
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #7
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:59 PM   #8
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thank you sounds like a slider would be the way to go trading in our 2014 27rlws flagstaff eram edd for a vcross 315vrl platinum 5er will pick up next week
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:27 PM   #9
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Sorry I can't help, I have a longbed, 2011 F250, CC, diesel, RWD to tow my
2012 V-Cross 275. I got the longbed so that I would not even think about a slider hitch and the bed holds more.
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thank you sounds like a slider would be the way to go trading in our 2014 27rlws flagstaff eram edd for a vcross 315vrl platinum 5er will pick up next week
A good solid hitch for the money is a Husky 16 k-s. It is a manual slider, meaning you have to get out and pull the handle to engage it, but it will then lock in as you pull forward 1'. to go back to tow position you pull the handle out again and back up a foot. No big deal the automatic sliders will cost you twice the money. Some people say they don't like the slider because it bangs around. My Husky will not bang around at all. Also Husky is a bullet proof hitch, the draw back which I don't care is they have to mount rails across your bed. Still you have 4 pins to pull and you can take it out but rails stay in place. Hope that helps you. You may never need it so why buy an automatic?.....You will have the same bed space with either.
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