Originally Posted by Bogey3025
Newbie, and female... What type of situation would call for a slider? We are in a similar situation...our SB 29RE arrives next week, the dealership discouraged the purchase of a slider hitch...after research we felt it might be good insurance to have one. Now... not so sure...might just be a waste of money. I do have a question though....what does "dropping" the trailer mean, and does having a slider prevent that....saw some postings on another forum and someone stated having a slider prevented damage to the truck?!?
My husband's truck is a Dodge Ram 2010 2500 HD Diesel Laramie.
Do you have a short bed truck?
If so that would be the reason for a slider hitch.
I have a slider in my 08 Silverado sb and in two years have not used it.
But there will come a day that the slider will come in handy .
What it does is allows the the hitch to move back in the bed to allow for slow speed tight turning maneuvers and not allow the front of the fifth wheel camper to hit the cab of your truck.
Dropping the camper off the fifth wheel hitch is something entirely different and is no way associated with a slider.
Hope this helps.