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Old 09-15-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Cedar Creek Turning Radius

I'm new to 5th wheels and hear a lot about using sliders hitches or you will take out your back window.

So my question is with the Cedar Creek Hathaway rounded front end, and not the cut back like the silverback, how tight of a turn, backing up, can you make?

My truck will be a short bed SRW, using a Curt 24k non slider.

I don't plan on pushing it to the limit every time, but would like to know it is possible if needed.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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Without the cutback cap I would think you are putting yourself at a 85% risk of doing damage, I have a Silverback with 6'6" box I do not have a slider (my choice) and find it does not come close to hitting anything but when I look out I'd say it only misses because of the cut back. Hope this is a help to you.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:37 AM   #3
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30 degrees is about all you can expect.
Personally I wouls be more worried about weights
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:22 AM   #4
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Well there is a saying those who tow with a short bed truck. When not using a slider hitch will either have hit the cab or will hit the cab in the future! It is just a matter of time. I have had three 5TH wheels trailers all being towed with a short bed truck, and I've have had the slider hitch being used in the truck. My wife still checks the clearance when we back up sometimes with our Cedar Creek, the trailer gets awful close to the cab with the hitch extended when backing up sometimes.
Just my $0.02.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:42 PM   #5
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Don't push your luck .get a slider on short bed truck or get a long bed truck
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:38 PM   #6
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I think it's pay me now for a slider or pay me later for a new window!
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:28 PM   #7
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I think it's pay me now for a slider or pay me later for a new window!
....and a new slider!
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:47 PM   #8
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SilverbackMel had a 36 ft 2012, Keystone. Made a TIGHT U TURN.
Hit my wallet; $650!!

It had a rounded cap.

Same truck.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:49 PM   #9
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Cedar Creek Turning Radius

I have dents to prove you need one on an 05 SB Dodge... Maiden voyage...tight spot and rookie driver. Now I slide and don't have to worry. I even use backing in driveway. Could I get by without one now that I have a tiny bit more experience? Prolly, but I did then and it just takes the worry out. Trust me if you don't and you need one it will haunt you. If the spot isn't level then the odds are even worse.

BTW. I got mine on CL for $150 and it's a 16k REESE.


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Old 09-15-2016, 07:01 PM   #10
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Cedar Creek 36CKTS

If you are getting a Cedar Creek 36CKTS it weighs 8 tons. When I specked out the truck SRW it was only rated for 17,000 lbs. that does not give you much leeway. I went with dual rear wheels, and I got the long bed.
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