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Old 07-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #21
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It's alway a good idea to check your camper to truck clearance in a parking lot. Try turning full lock going forward and see how much clearance you have. Hopefully you still have some.

Backing up you can potentially get even closer to the cab, but at least your looking in that direction and see when you get too close.

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #22
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Its all good, what kind of trailer were you towing? what year? did it have the "new" rounded aerodynamic fronts that were designed for shortbeds? I thought I was close a few times to rubbing the cab but when I looked I was still 3 inches off. I know I cant go 90 degrees but I have made some pretty tight corners and backing into campground spots with no issues. Not saying ever wont or anyone else will or wont, just my .02
I was towing a Copper Canyon 29BH??, had towed it numerous times previously with no issues, just tried to cut it too hard forcing it in a site that was really tight, should have pulled up and cut one more time but didn't and it bit me, more pissed at myself for doing it that the fact it happened.... happy camping!
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #23
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Mine came with the Sidewinder. It was sitting on the lot. I think they all come with the Sidewinders now.
Guess I should have did some more checking before buying a slider
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #24
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Should not be a problem because you can always use a silder. Your problem is the 1/2 ton pick! A 30 foot 5er will be to much for the truck.
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Should not be a problem because you can always use a silder. Your problem is the 1/2 ton pick! A 30 foot 5er will be to much for the truck.
As someone else posted, rather that get into a lengthy discussion I will just say "I disagree"
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #26
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As someone else posted, rather that get into a lengthy discussion I will just say "I disagree"

And I have to agree with you. I'm pulling my flagstaff with a 1/2 ton Ram. I'm happy. I got the itch now to look at motorhomes though.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #27
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The Ultra lightweight---------

The Rockwood / Flagstaff Ultra lightweight come with the Reese slider for short bed. I was just at the factory two weeks ago, the Rockwoods were being equipped with a slider that will work with just about any 5 th wheel
hitch. It is a brand new design by Reese, will work as a slider or stationary
hitch with a 5"6" short bed. There is a short video about the hitch from Reese on Utube.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Xer_5x9NY&NR=1

I have a F-150 5'6" bed with a PulRite auto slider hitch. Sure wish the Reese was out January 2011 when I bought the PulRite!!!!!!

I have no problem turning 90, pulling or backing with the hitch I have with the Rockwood 8285 WS.

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #28
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And I have to agree with you. I'm pulling my flagstaff with a 1/2 ton Ram. I'm happy. I got the itch now to look at motorhomes though.
Ditto, pulling (jayco eagle HT 23.5) 5th wheel with 1500 Ram and no problem. Do I want a 3/4 ton? It would be nice. Do I Need it? Not unless I want a bigger 5th wheel
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And I have to agree with you. I'm pulling my flagstaff with a 1/2 ton Ram. I'm happy. I got the itch now to look at motorhomes though.
What size engine do you have?
What kind of MPG (honest- no guessing) do you get when towing?
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The Rockwood / Flagstaff Ultra lightweight come with the Reese slider for short bed. I was just at the factory two weeks ago, the Rockwoods were being equipped with a slider that will work with just about any 5 th wheel
hitch. It is a brand new design by Reese, will work as a slider or stationary
hitch with a 5"6" short bed. There is a short video about the hitch from Reese on Utube...
I think the terminology might be in error, I think they are called the Reese Revolution Sidewinder and they DO NOT SLIDE, they can be made to pivot at the hitch pin or by removing 2 bolts in the rear and installing the wedge behind the hitchpin, they will pivot back 22" from the hitchpin, but they won't slide.
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