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Old 03-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #21
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Hockey Dad,
I have a 2008 F-250 CC pulling a 298 BHD with a B&W hitch, and haven’t hit the cab yet. That B&W set up is nice, and doesn’t make a mess of your bed with rails. The only thing you have to be careful of is when you connect to the pin. With the tail gate down, it really comes close, you have to hit the pin pretty much straight on. If not, I think you gate will hit the trailer.
Advise pulling a 5th wheels for the first time, Be aware of the tail of a trailer that long is going to swing, so give your self PLEANTY of room when taking turns, and give yourself some extra time before taking a 90 degree leaving a site. The reason why is, it not like a big rig trailer that has the axles positioned at the end of the trailer. Your trailer will have the axles mounted in the middle of the trailer, leaving tail to swing.
Just be careful, and take it slow, and you will be fine.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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For what its worth, we tow a Crusader 295RST hitched with a B&W 16K Patriot to our F250 CC short bed. No problems. None...
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #23
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I am pulling a 298BHD with a GMC 3/4 ton cc, 6'6" bed. I have the B&W with the ball centered over the rear axle. The companion for the turnover ball has 3 settings for height and 3 settings for front/rear. I have mine set at mid height and front most adjustment. I have pulled many places including forest service roads in the Bighorn mountains and the only issue i have had is the bed rails getting close to the camper. Family guy is right the tailgate comes pretty close to the camper when hitching with it down.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:45 PM   #24
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OP here, I see my thread came back.... UPDATE: we ended up buying the Crusader 335BHS and I installed a Superglide 15k ISR w/ a custom install kit from Etrailer. Installing the rails was pretty simple - just drilling those holes in the truck was a bit . I've only pulled the Crusader once, about 10 miles from the dealer to the storage lot - but, it pulled great and knowing I didn't have to worry about taking out the back window with a tight turn was nice. In fact, the first turn getting it out of the dealer's lot was close to 90 degrees! Anyway, glad I spent the $$ on the Superglide and love the 335BHS! Now, if spring EVER gets here - looking forward to actually using it!

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Old 04-05-2013, 06:11 AM   #25
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For what its worth, we tow a Crusader 295RST hitched with a B&W 16K Patriot to our F250 CC short bed. No problems. None...
Hi Scratch. Mike here. You may remember we purchased a 295RST last week. I looked at an F250 8 foot bed on Monday and decided against it as it just seemed too big. Hopefully I will find the right 6 foot bed this weekend. My question is your B&W 16K. I cant tell if that is stationery or a slider?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #26
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Hi Scratch. Mike here. You may remember we purchased a 295RST last week. I looked at an F250 8 foot bed on Monday and decided against it as it just seemed too big. Hopefully I will find the right 6 foot bed this weekend. My question is your B&W 16K. I cant tell if that is stationery or a slider?
My B&W is stationary. No turning difficulties.

The only issues are that:

1. The truck tailgate, when down, comes within 3" or so of the unit. I pay close attention to backing in straight as I can. Doesn't really bother me any...

2. We can't raise the forward bay door all the way when hitched. (I can still use it; just can't latch it fully up). I would imagine with a slider, that might not be an issue...

Looking forward to some pictures!
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My B&W is stationary. No turning difficulties.

The only issues are that:

1. The truck tailgate, when down, comes within 3" or so of the unit. I pay close attention to backing in straight as I can. Doesn't really bother me any...

2. We can't raise the forward bay door all the way when hitched. (I can still use it; just can't latch it fully up). I would imagine with a slider, that might not be an issue...

Looking forward to some pictures!
This is great info. Thank. I will post pics soon!
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #28
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Just picked up our new crusader 360 and we have a pull rite superglide. It was very easy to tow. I would recommend the slider. Never even had to think about it being back there. My tow vehicle is a 2012 GMC 2500 HD crew cab w duramax and Allison transmission
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:41 AM   #29
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Just purchased a new 2012 Ford F250 XLT short bed with integrated brake controller for our NEW 295RST. Now, on to deciding on a hitch. I really appreciate reading all your comments above. I installed a small hitch on a Jeep Wrangler a few years ago but not sure I want to take the chance with this. I have dealt with our RV dealer for some time now and unless he really kills me on the price I will have them install it.


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Old 04-25-2013, 06:27 PM   #30
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Getting excited! We pick up our 295RST Champagne a week from this Saturday. We will drop off our F250 short bed at the dealer on Tuesday to have the Pull Rite Slider installed. We will be moving it up to our seasonal site in Sussex County NJ on that Saturday and we plan a 10 day trip this summer to the Berkshires, The New Hampshire White Mountains, the Baseball Hall Of fame on the way back. Can't wait
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