Originally Posted by Mieujhur
Hi, well my '98 Dodge diesel got totalled by an idiot hit and run. We just bought a 2004 Ford 350 King Ranch and went from an 8ft bed to a 6.75. So, standard hitch, sidewinder, slider?? What are folks using out there? We are just starting to research and could use the opinions of folks who are using them. With a 2015 Crusader does the newer front design allow us to stay with the same standard type hitch or?? Comments appreciated.
We have used a Hijacker Autoslide hitch
since 2011. We just got a new one last year (the first one got damage in a logging truck wrestling match).
I have nothing but good things to say about our hitch. By the time I have made a 90 degree turn the hitch assembly has moved back 14 inches all by itself. It does work like a charm.
There are two draw backs:
1. The price is higher then other hitches
2. You can only be off 15 degrees when hooking or un-hooking.
The 15 degrees has never been an issue for us.
Here is a video of the hitch in action.
Our hitch is under bed mount and to remove the hitch, I just turn 4 pins and it comes right out and the truck box is free to use with nothing in the road.
Hijacker was originally built and manufactured in Victoria, BC. Demco bought up Hijacker about 4 years ago and they are super helpful and the service is fantastic. We also bought a glide ride pin box
(also from Demco) a year ago and I wish I would have done that earlier.
If you want to talk to someone at Demco about the hitch and or the glide ride pinbox, send me a message and I can give you some contact people, phone numbers an email addresses.
We do not baby our equipment (but look after them well), they have to work every where. Right now we are on the Baja Mexico and have been boondocking on the beach and traveled some pretty rough roads. Both the hitch and the pinbox works just fine.
Cortes Island, BC. Canada
Pony: 2008 Dodge 3500 Laramie, 4x4, Quad Cab
Harness: Hijacker 24-AS-18 Autoslide, Demco Glide Ride Pin Box
Chuckwagon: 2011 Rockwood 8265WS