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Old 01-27-2016, 01:16 PM   #11
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I put a hold on the regular hitch and ordered the slider this morning. This video convinced me. Look at the 1:00 mark.
https://youtu.be/f2JjHwssJos
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:17 PM   #12
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I put a hold on the regular hitch and ordered the slider this morning. This video convinced me. Look at the 1:00 mark.
https://youtu.be/f2JjHwssJos
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:26 PM   #13
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I put a hold on the regular hitch and ordered the slider this morning. This video convinced me. Look at the 1:00 mark.
https://youtu.be/f2JjHwssJos
In all ideal conditions, the Revolution will give you 90 clearance on a short bed truck (5.5) but as you referenced in the video at the 1:00 mark, if either the 5th wheel or the truck are on any kind of uneven surface, it will likely hit.

You may never use the slider (I have one and have not had to use it) but you will appreciate having it should you ever encounter a situation where you do.

Sliders are slightly heavier to load in and out of the truck bed but dents to the cab and busted glass can be expensive.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #14
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ok, thanks....it looks like i should not need the slider....that video is my model Flagstaff and a 5.5 ft bed.......?????
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:52 PM   #15
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From what I see in the video, if the truck and trailer are perfectly parallel you should be okay.
If on the other hand the front of the truck or the rear of the trailer are even slightly raised there will be contact.
I can't say I've ever been to a perfectly flat, level campsite.
I'm not taking any chances.
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:07 PM   #16
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F150, 5.5' bed - How close does your trailer get to your cab?

I know you wanted your comments based on a f150 and a Reese revolution which I have neither, however I have a shortbed gm and a 5th wheel with a slider and in 6 years towing this way I've never used the slider and this is the farthest I can turn with out engaging.


If you need more then that then there's something wrong.

In many cases a pull up and re back is needed.

A camping friend has towed a flagstaff 5er with a Reese revolution without a slider and f150 as well for 6 years and not had a problem.

Imo the whole point of the revolution is to not need a slider.

I think your wasting money.



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Old 01-27-2016, 02:22 PM   #17
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I hear what you're saying TURBS.
My street is pretty narrow and the back in is sharp but still, I may never need to go that tight. However in this case I'm lucky to work in the parts industry and the warehouse cost price difference is only a couple hundred bucks. For the peace of mind alone I think it's worth it. And, this is what sold me on the slider...
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:03 PM   #20
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Get the slider because you will be situations where you will probably need, then it's too late. I wouldn't leave home without a super glide
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