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Old 05-13-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Extended pin box on Crusader 270 RET?

How do I tell if my 270 RET has an extended pin box to help with clearance on a 6.5 ft box?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
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All crusaders have the extended pin box and rounded front cap for 88degree turn radius.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:31 AM   #3
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Almost every current production 5th wheel right now has an extended pinbox.

Still doesn't give everyone the clearance they need though...
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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I'm more worried about the clearance from the bumper back than in the front. I just traded for a F-250, been pulling it with an F-150 with the 5.5ft bed. I used a PullRite slider with it. Problem is that slider will not work in the new rig. Trying to decide what hitch to go with...it just looks pretty tight to me.
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I don' see how the bumper could ever be a problem, short box or not, unless they put the rear axle really far forward. I would think a short box would tend to have more clearance from rear axle to rear bumper than the regular long bed.

Am I missing something?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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I guess that's why I'm asking, I can't believe it would be a problem, it just looks close to me. Never worried about it with the slider because it move away from the bumper. Thought maybe some one with the 250 and short box would say "Hey red neck! Quit worrying about it and go enjoy the darn thing".
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The tailgate drops OK with inches to spare on our 295RST/F250 combo. Unless I have backed in perfectly straight; however, the battery compartment door will not open all the way without hitting the tailgate.

It raises enough for me to squeeze in to get the power cable, chocks etc. that I store there, but it is inconvenient. Another inch of clearance and it would be fine...
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I'm more worried about the clearance from the bumper back than in the front. I just traded for a F-250, been pulling it with an F-150 with the 5.5ft bed. I used a PullRite slider with it. Problem is that slider will not work in the new rig. Trying to decide what hitch to go with...it just looks pretty tight to me.
I had a PullRite installed in my F250 6 foot box for my 295RST. Why won't it work? It is great
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Takes a different slider unit 250 vs 150.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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Takes a different slider unit 250 vs 150.

I can see it taking different mounts, 150 to 250, but the upper in bed unit would be the same.

Wouldn't it?
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Takes a different slider unit 250 vs 150.
I never knew that I was told the unit fits any industry standard rails so I naturally assumed sorry
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I can see it taking different mounts, 150 to 250, but the upper in bed unit would be the same.

Wouldn't it?
The 12K model 3100 is made for a 1/2 pickup and there is not a bracket to fit a 3/4 ton anything. You have to go to the 24K model 3600 with a 3/4 ton F-250. According the the Pull Rite web site.
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I learned something today! Thanks
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I learned something today! Thanks
Yea, I know! I was not pleased to find out I needed to buy another unit. I assumed all I would need was the brackets, nope! Now I either have a huge paper weight or I need t find a buyer...
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