Originally Posted by Cag2515
Hi everyone picking up my 38 CK Cedar Creek 5th wheeler on Tuesday I have a ram 2500 what is six and a half foot bed I was told I do not need a slider fifth wheel can somebody give me a little info on that thank you
Hi; and welcome to the form!
I too pull with a 2500 Ram Mega Cab 4X4 6.7L 6 speed auto and the bed length is 6’.5” long. I have a CC34RL with the Trailair pin box on the trailer. I also have a 16K Reese manual slider hitch in the truck bed. Do I use this? Yes; every trip when I put the camper in the driveway at home and sometimes in camp grounds with narrow roads. To me it is just one less thing to worry about when trying to maneuver the 5er around engage the maneuver position and forget about the front hitting the cab. By the time the 5er gets close enough to hit the cab it will be too late.
I even hit the cab of the truck just once with my old 318SAB Cougar in a parking lot trying to maneuver between a tree and the opposite side curb. I did not extend the hitch and I just barely hi the cab but there is a small dent. The Cougar had the 88 degree corners on it which most of the time I could maneuver more than I can with the Cedar Creek.
I also have also always stated there are two types of users who tow a 5er with a short bed truck! Those that have hit the cab and those that will someday; stuff happens.
It is also better to have than not have a slider when needed.