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Old 09-16-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
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Wildcat Hitch Help

Looking to upgrade to the Wildcat F262RGX. This will be our first time pulling a fifth wheel and we are looking for some advice as to the best hitch for this size unit. We have a Husky Centerline WDH bumper pull now and have been pleased with that product. We "plan" on this being our long term TT solution so we'd like to buy the right hitch the first time.
Our TV has a 6.5' bed so a slider may be needed. Again, we're not sure if this is necessary or not.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions and ideas
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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It's difficult to know if you will need a slider because the corner cutouts of each FW are different. I can get near 90 degrees with my setup (also a 6-1/2' bed) but more if I slide. I chose to get a manual slider installed, just in case.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:25 PM   #3
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We got the Curt Q16 with the R16 slider. It has worked flawlessly for us. It has the cushioned head and dual jaws.

One reason I bought it was the 12" slide as opposed to the 10" slide of most units in that range.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:46 PM   #4
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I have a 2014 Wildcat 327ck and my GMC with 6'-6" box. I use a Husky 16K non slider that makes about 90 degrees without touching the cab. But on uneven ground while turning I have touched the edge of the box. Would a slider help? Maybe!
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Many OPINIONS here. I didn't have a slide...now I have a dent. IMHO get a slider and you have it. I use mine each time I expect to need it...now I don't have to worry. I bought mine used from Craig's list. I got it for a couple hundred. You can find a great deal on a good slider or better yet an automatic.


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Old 09-16-2015, 02:07 PM   #6
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We have a 327CK attached to a Curt Q20 non-slider. Last hitch was a slider and in 6 years, never used it.

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Ohhh. One other thing you will want..
A safety catch from butches if it isn't incorporated in your hitch. More peace of mind.


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Old 09-18-2015, 11:21 PM   #8
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The Wildcat dealer is including a 16k Husky slider and a frame welded receiver for the bike rack in the price. This could be the end of a great relationship with our Wildwood. Still trying to convince myself to part with the cash as well as nervous about pulling such a large TT. Met the Wildcat rep for our region at the show. He was most convincing about why the Wildcat is the right choice.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:13 AM   #9
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"Canonman"........

The hitch that the dealer is installing sound just fine for your needs.

However, I highly recommend improving your towing experience by investing in an upgrade to the 'pin-box'.

I installed a TrailAir Tri-Glide and "LOVE" it !

No more chucking, the jerk-pulling- back and forth between 5th wheel and truck over miles of roads..... and the airbag absorbs those nasty sudden dips and bumps, the ones that jar your teeth...not to mention saving stress on TV and 5th wheel frame.

Link >click here<

Hope this helps

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Old 09-28-2015, 06:02 PM   #10
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Thanks Iskander
Just one more thing to consider that we didn't consider. That's why we ask for advise on this forum.
We much appreciate the feed-back and real life suggestions.
BTW,
Went camping this past weekend looking for some fall color to shoot.
Came up empty. Damed drought
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