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Old 06-10-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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SilverBack 331K & need for slider hitch

Looking at the SilverBack 331K. Truck will be a F250 CC with the 6 3/4' bed. Looking at the front of the SilverBack, I am wondering if a slider hitch is required. Any info from someone with this setup would be appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:13 PM   #2
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I would get one rather be safe than sorry
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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I have a F350 CC that I use to tow my 3850RL Cardinal and I have the super glide hitch that is automatic slide. I love the way that it moves when I am backing or in a tight turn and I do not have to remember to get out and throw levers and such. It is not cheap but seems like everything we buy to camp and enjoy life is not cheap.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:37 PM   #4
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I have one.
Need it yet ? Nope.
Will I ? Maybe!

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Old 06-10-2015, 03:42 PM   #5
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Although the corners of the front cap on the newer Silverbacks isn’t cut inward as dramatically as mine, I don’t think I’d bother buying a slider hitch. If you do decide to buy a slider I’d get a manual one because chances are you won’t use it very often.

BTW, I have a slider hitch because with my previous 2008 Wildcat I needed it. Since buying the Silverback in 2012 I have never used the slider.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:22 PM   #6
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I have a Dodge 1 ton short wheelbase with a regular hitch for my 33IK only pulled it one time so far. You can turn that truck almost 90 degrees with no problem.
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I was in your same predicament. I have a 2015 Ram SRW Mega Cab with 6' 4" bed. Trailer is Sandpiper 371REBH. No need for a slider. Turns 88 degrees. Looks like the tires are going to pull off the rims before I would have cab contact. If you need to turn that sharp you probably shouldn't be there.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:47 AM   #8
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I would spend the extra few $100 and get a slider. That way you will never have to worry about it. Dark, cold, rainy night and you need to turn sharp and back into tight campsite. That would be when you might get in trouble without a slider.


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Although the corners of the front cap on the newer Silverbacks isnít cut inward as dramatically as mine, I donít think Iíd bother buying a slider hitch. If you do decide to buy a slider Iíd get a manual one because chances are you wonít use it very often.

BTW, I have a slider hitch because with my previous 2008 Wildcat I needed it. Since buying the Silverback in 2012 I have never used the slider.
X2 especially the way the Silverback is designed. No matter what newer model brand of trailer everyone I have talked with that has at least a 6.5 foot bed never used or needed a slider. Most of mishap stories you will hear about has some extreme condition like backing up a steep grade or pushing the 90 degree radius a few more degrees. You will love the Silverback!
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2015 Silverback 33rl; 2008; 2500 Dodge short bed. Don't need it. Have it because of my previous 2011 Keystone cap design.
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