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Old 01-25-2015, 12:37 AM   #1
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Crusader 325RES 5th Wheel

Hi, we are new to the site and have been looking to buy a 2014 Crusader 325RES 5th Wheel. Looking for any recommendations/suggestions if you have any. Also have a F350 long box and am looking as switching over to a short box. Any problems towing with a short box? Thanks

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Old 01-25-2015, 06:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from the top side land of Lincoln !
Im sure some Crusader 325RES owners will start chiming in soon!

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Old 01-25-2015, 06:15 AM   #3
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I have a crusader and a short bed f250. No problems with the short bed. I believe all the crusaders are setup to work with a short bed pickup.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:44 AM   #4
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We have the same rig with a 2500HD short bed - we have a slider hitch also but have not used it - works fine as is
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:56 AM   #5
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We also have a Crusader and tow with a short bed F250. No issues so far, I have a slider hitch and have yet to use it. Just remember, if you have a regular tool box on the truck you may need to go to a slim top or in the bed box type.

You are probably going to want to get some airbags or something similar if you go to an F250. We have one of the shorter Crusaders and it really made the truck squat pretty bad.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:10 PM   #6
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We have a 2014 Crusader which I tow with a F250 short box.
I have a Pullrite sliding hitch which does the sliding by itself as you turn.
We are at 90 degrees when parking at home. No problem.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #7
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I have a 325 as well. No slider needed in my situation as well. towing with a 2015 GMC 3500HD standard bed.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:42 PM   #8
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I also have a 325RES, with a GMC2500, no problem at all, it'a long box, but I have a Toolbox installed.

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Old 01-25-2015, 12:53 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your quick replies. Very interesting you don't need a slide for a short box and no problems with towing.
Thanks PrettyBoy
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:53 AM   #10
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We have a 2014 325res that we are selling. Its an excellent 5er we just dont get to use it as much as we would like. Let me know if you are interested.


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