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Old 01-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitch

I have a new F150 FX4 Super cab 6.5 bed. I am looking for a “no slide” 5th wheel hitch. I had a pullrite superglide 12K hitch and hated it. Was looking at the Reese 15K standard hitch. I have a Primetime 270ret Crusader 5th wheel. I should have no problem clearing the cab of the truck with the 5th wheel. I have talked to three other people with the same trailer/truck set up. One was the owner of a RV dealership. He said that he has never used a slide hitch , and has always had a 6.6 bed. He was the one that recommended the Reese 15K hitch.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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I haven't had any experience except with my Curt. I have the slider, and have really never had a "need" for it, but I have used it, and I feel better having it, just in case.
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I'm using the Reese R16 with my 2012 F-150 and think it works great. I'm a "newbie" with a 5th, so ease of use was important. The R16 has a good control handle, tilts to easily accept the connection on uneven ground and the green pin indicator insures things are seated correctly before you try to lock it down. Removing the head from the bracket, the two sections are light enough for 1 person to lift in or out of the truck bed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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The first time the camper tries to pass you in a panic stop you will wish you had a SuperGlide automatic sliding hitch.

Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitches and accessories from tweetys.com

The superglide will keep your camper from crushing your cab if the worst happens by automatically moving the camper's king pin aft to make room.

The unique pin latch positively retains the king pin and is easily check for engagement.

I know it is expensive, but well worth the money and their support after the sale is "best in category" in my opinion.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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I'm using the Reese R16 with my 2012 F-150 and think it works great. I'm a "newbie" with a 5th, so ease of use was important. The R16 has a good control handle, tilts to easily accept the connection on uneven ground and the green pin indicator insures things are seated correctly before you try to lock it down. Removing the head from the bracket, the two sections are light enough for 1 person to lift in or out of the truck bed.
If I didn't buy my Pullrite (works awesome) this is the only fixed Reese hitch I was going to buy...appears to be a nice product.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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I'm using the Reese R16 with my 2012 F-150 and think it works great. I'm a "newbie" with a 5th, so ease of use was important. The R16 has a good control handle, tilts to easily accept the connection on uneven ground and the green pin indicator insures things are seated correctly before you try to lock it down. Removing the head from the bracket, the two sections are light enough for 1 person to lift in or out of the truck bed.
That’s what I have read about Reese. That’s what I am looking for " ease of use". The Pullrite, I have has to many moving parts and weighs a ton. What bed size do you have ?
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That’s what I have read about Reese. That’s what I am looking for " ease of use". The Pullrite, I have has to many moving parts and weighs a ton. What bed size do you have ?
If this was for me it is in my signature block.
A short bed (6.5 feet) 2500 (3/4 ton class)
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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If this was for me it is in my signature block.
A short bed (6.5 feet) 2500 (3/4 ton class)
X2...don't get any easier than Pullrite...

Back into hitch, here jaw latch, handle draws/locks in automatically...your done.
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How about the B & W hitches? My buddy bought the companion because his truck already had the gooseneck ball in it but I see they make a standard rail mount unit as well. The jaws on his look pretty beefy and he said its easy too hook up to.
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How about the B & W hitches? My buddy bought the companion because his truck already had the gooseneck ball in it but I see they make a standard rail mount unit as well. The jaws on his look pretty beefy and he said its easy too hook up to.
Also great fixed hitch
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