Originally Posted by themounties
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.