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Old 05-11-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Boys, the new 344QB is here, checked over, and ready to roll. Also, just picked up a 2011 F250 Superduty Supercrew (diesel) with 6 foot box. The previous owner had it to tow 5ers, and the bottom rails are all installed and bolted to the frame. All I need is a hitch. Going on first trip this coming weekend and will order a hitch tomorrow AM. Before I do, anyone with similar set up have any suggestions? (trailer weighs 11000lb dry and pin weight is 1700lbs dry.)
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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B&W Patriot hitch if you don't need a slider.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks, looked it up, it has the side to side and front to back sway for hooking and unhooking on uneven ground. That just might work. Is the Reese R16 comparable or are there any real world differences.
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Thanks, looked it up, it has the side to side and front to back sway for hooking and unhooking on uneven ground. That just might work. Is the Reese R16 comparable or are there any real world differences.
I have a Reese 16K and have no gripes. As long as you don't need a slider.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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If you need or want a auto slider...can't beat the Pullrite Superlide...works flawlessly
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Boys, the new 344QB is here, checked over, and ready to roll. Also, just picked up a 2011 F250 Superduty Supercrew (diesel) with 6 foot box. The previous owner had it to tow 5ers, and the bottom rails are all installed and bolted to the frame. All I need is a hitch. Going on first trip this coming weekend and will order a hitch tomorrow AM. Before I do, anyone with similar set up have any suggestions? (trailer weighs 11000lb dry and pin weight is 1700lbs dry.)
You will find that whatever hitch a person has is the best one. You just have to read the comments as I doubt anyone would have anything negative to say about the one the own, but will down play what someone else has. Just human nature I guess.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
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since mine is the same trailer, your pin will be a lot higher like in the 2400# range with the hitch installed and everything else in the trailer, I have a superglide and love it. but my hitch weighs in around 250lbs
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Thanks boys, With the 6.5 foot box will a slider be necessary? If so, no worries. But if I don't require it I won't bother. I will be making some tight turns with this girl.
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Thanks boys, With the 6.5 foot box will a slider be necessary? If so, no worries. But if I don't require it I won't bother. I will be making some tight turns with this girl.
If you're going to make tight turns and you have a short bed, you will definitely want a slider hitch. I just put a SuperGlide in my truck and absolutely love the auto-slide feature. You just go and don't worry about it that way, it's really nice
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I dont think you will need a slider with our cap. but borrow a hitch and see how far you can go, the dealer in your area should have one you can try...
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