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Old 10-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Slider hitch needed?

We are about to get a new fifth wheel. The salesman and the brochure literature claim that it's not needed due to the front cap design that is made for short beds. Do I need one or not? Anyone have a fifth wheel with the cap that claims "short bed" friendly and tow without a slider?


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Old 10-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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I tow a sabre with a sb f250 with the original companion 5th wheel hitch, no slider needed yet.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #5
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I was advised I may never need a slider, however I elected to install one. I would much rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:48 PM   #6
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I was advised I may never need a slider, however I elected to install one. I would much rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

That was my thought as well. But, if I never need it why pay the extra $$?


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That was my thought as well. But, if I never need it why pay the extra $$?


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I figured if I never needed it great, however if I ever got into a situation whether it was due to terrain, severe backing angle or anything which might cause a severe angle I would have the ability to prevent any damage to my 5th wheel and truck. Just my way of thinking.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:25 PM   #8
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This my question about a slider. I have a 2014 GMC 2500 with a 6'6" box and can jack it to 88 degrees with my Wildcat 327ck. But my last trip to our cottage I was pulling uphill and turning onto the road, the 5er corner touched and pushed the corner into the front edge of the box. It's a small wrinkle on the top of the box and the tonneau covers it. It was caused because of the terrain but something to think about.
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I just traded my short bed 3/4 ton for a long bed 1 ton last month. I used my B&W Companion slider once this year. It was worth every penny. To each his own though.


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We have a new Sabre 33CKTS and I put a slider in my Ram with the 6'6" box. Haven't used it yet but have come close to the cab a couple of times. It wasn't that much extra so I have it if I need it.
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