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Old 02-13-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hello,

We pulled the trigger and are moving from TT to 5th Wheel. Columbus RS arrives in three weeks. My DW I love to camp with the six dogs. We are out of W. NC.

Question: The GVWR of the Columbus is 14K. I am looking at the Superglide 16K, but the dealer is suggestion the 20K. Your thoughts? Also, is the lift kit a good idea out of the gate. We are going to use the super rails.

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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I would have no issue with a 16k hitch- especially the SuperGlide. It's a nice hitch!
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:14 PM   #3
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I found that with my 3300 with rails worked 99% of the time. The 1% caused some damage in a turn while descending into a steep campground. I also could not use my hard cover (not enough room) so I had to buy a soft cover.

I just bought the 3 inch kit and plan on using it this year so I can put my hard cover back on.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new Columbus RS.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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Congrats on moving up to the fifth wheel...you'll ask yourself why I waited so long!
16K Super glide will be fine for that rig...make sure to browse the web for the best price on that hitch...how I found a great deal on ours...Enjoy!
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I found that with my 3300 with rails worked 99% of the time. The 1% caused some damage in a turn while descending into a steep campground. I also could not use my hard cover (not enough room) so I had to buy a soft cover.

I just bought the 3 inch kit and plan on using it this year so I can put my hard cover back on.
If you use the Reese Revolution, you can use the hard cover even while towing. I've even seen one.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
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check out www.hitchanything.com. I got a great deal on a Curt 16k a few weeks ago. They are on sale right now and free shipping.
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