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Old 10-05-2014, 08:32 AM   #11
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I have a V-Cross and have a slider hitch. Have never used the slider but someday if I upgrade, maybe I will.

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Old 10-05-2014, 09:01 AM   #12
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There are many threads on this where this has been discussed. My experience after talking to people with at least a 6'6" bed they never use their slider or needed one. I don't have one and never needed one with my FF TW combination. Not only the cost of a sliders is a consideration but you do a times get a clunking sound when you start and stop when you have a slider. But if you trailer has cut corners and you have a 6'6" bed you will never need it.
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:02 PM   #13
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #14
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I think the rule is...

Half the width of the tailer+4 inches distance from cab.

I didn't have a slide...first trip out got the cab. I have really only needed it once since. Worth the money to me.


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Old 10-05-2014, 04:17 PM   #15
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I am confused, my slider hitch is automatic and slides back on every turn I make,it's more than a 90į turn into my driveway since I have to swing it into the other lane, it paid for itself first trip imo.
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:22 PM   #16
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Forgot to put aren't they all automatic?
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:42 PM   #17
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No they are not all automatic. There is a manual slider which I have in my 2014 Ram 2500. We have a Chaparral 5er with the front cap designed for short bed trucks. To date have never used the slider but it is good to have it just in case.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:54 PM   #18
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Forgot to put aren't they all automatic?
No they're not. I had a Pullrite Superglide in a previous TV (F350 SB)/5th wheel. They are not cheap, but they are fully automatic and move the hitch to the rear of the truck bed when the truck and trailer are not in a straight line. Once the truck and trailer return to a straight line, the hitch moves forward toward the cab.

The problem with non-automatic sliders is that when you need them the most you're probably in a high stress situation already and are more likely to forget to activate the slide. I honestly don't know if my Pullrite ever prevented damage because it always works every time. That peace of mind was worth the cost to me. IMO, you invest $100K +/- in the truck and trailer, so $2k for the hitch is cheap.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:50 PM   #19
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Ok good to know there not all automatic, that's what I have pulrite superglide and wouldn't be without
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:55 PM   #20
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so $2k for the hitch is cheap.
I bought my superglide off craiglist for 500 , it included everything except the bolts and it looked almost brand new, seems their are lots of superglides in my area for sale between 500 and 750.oo
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