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Old 03-19-2016, 12:44 PM   #11
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Question, I don't have a truck or fifrh wheel. Don't know anything about towing such but want to learn since it could be in our future. What exactly is a slider and how does it help in certain situations?
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:49 PM   #12
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Good point. Lots of learnin' going on in Mayberry!
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:00 PM   #13
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A lot depends on how you drive! If you come out a truck stop one time with a steep exit and a tight turn just a hair to fast or too sharp, you will have spent a lot more than the cost of a slider. I have one never, used it, and also came out of a truck stop a little too fast and to sharp.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:00 PM   #14
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We have a slider and use it every time we return home from a weekend out. We have a long curvy driveway that hubby has to back down. He says it really helps him. I agree that it is better to have and not use regularly instead of needing it and not having it...resulting in damage to your camper and/or truck.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:02 PM   #15
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I've been towing a 5th wheel with a pullrite superglide since 2007. That's when I downsized from a LWB 1 ton dually to a SWB SRW 3/4 ton PU. Only "had to have it" a couple of times, but worry free driving and turning has been priceless. I wouldn't consider anything less that a fully automatic slider with a SWB truck!
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:28 PM   #16
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I would definitely recommend an automatic slider like the Superglide.

Short bed pickups usually have cab to trailer interference in tight turns. It will bite you sooner or later and that will cost you more than the hitch price difference. Better to have the piece of mind.

I bought mind after several close calls.

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Old 03-19-2016, 01:42 PM   #17
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:56 PM   #18
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It all depends on what's on your trailer. I have a Revolution on the trailer, a Reese Titan 16K in the bed and a 6.5' box. I have turned this puppy 90 degrees with no problems. It turns under the trailer and not in the box. It is like having a slider.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:57 PM   #19
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Just my 2 cents worth.. I see you're going to pull this 5 ver with a 3/4 ton pickup. Added weight is your enemy, I know, look at my badge, I have the same RV. I looked at the Pullrite and it along with the collar you have to add to your 5ver pin weigh about 300lbs. That is about 150lbs more than the unit you are looking at. Trust me, you will be towing heavy so 150 lbs is a big deal.

I ended up going with a 16K Reese slider. About 150lbs, manual slide when I need it, so far I have not. If in doubt, pull it out. Hitch works well, no chuckle and easy to use...
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Old 03-19-2016, 02:02 PM   #20
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If you mount the hitch on your tailgate, you will have plenty of room to turn, plus the bed of your truck will be usable. Course, trying to close the tailgate maybe a different story.
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