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Old 03-25-2014, 07:49 AM   #11
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On my old 2006 Rockwood 8290SS I had the Sidewinder. I liked the fact that if I had to park in a tight spot at a weird angle hooking back up was much easier. I could just move the Sidewinder to line up with my hitch.

That's a good point on the Sidewinder option. The Superglide requires you to be pretty much straight when you connect or disconnect. But then again...I figure if I have to be at that much of an angle to get connected, then I probably don't need to be there in the first place.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:57 AM   #12
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If your just a weekend warrior camper...an auto slider or for the same money a cheap fix hitch with sidewinder pinbox.
If you like easy & forget about it type of things... the Pullrite slider is sweet.

If I was to full time it...I'd consider the expensive air bag style pinbox setup and a quality hitch.

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Old 03-25-2014, 04:20 PM   #13
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I can only comment on the hitch as I have a pickup similar to yours. I have a Pullrite Superglide automatic slider and absolutely love it. Our pin box is the standard pin box from the factory.
I just bought the Pullrite 16K for my F150 s-crew. I read a lot about the hitches and found that the one piece "wrap-around the pin" design of the Pullrite makes a tighter connection than the Reese "split-jaw(two piece). The Pullrite one piece design prevents "chucking" between truck and fifth wheel, in stop/ go or decel/ accel driving conditions. I bought it through Amazon.com'
I can't tell you how it works yet because we are still waiting for our new fifth wheel, on order... can't wait! Hope this helps you...good luck!
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:31 PM   #14
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Reese 16K manual slider for my combo. I can't complain, it has been fine. I don't have a comparison from personal experience since it is my first 5'r. No major issues, simple design, virtually no maintenance etc. I have friends that have the pullrite and they seem to like them.

Totally up to you of course, do the research and pick one; hitch up and GO! You have mentioned that you are not adverse to buying a larger hitch for a potential future upgrade; that should at least factor into your decision since you have mentioned a future upgrade. It'll probably happen at some point. What is it about RV's and 2 foot-itis...
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:37 PM   #15
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Best fifth wheel and pin box combination

Thanks for all the replies! A lot of great points. Obviously this a new experience for me and my family. Growing up I went to camp....didn't bring camp with me lol. I certainly appreciate the help.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:52 PM   #16
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I have a pull rite superglide 18k and it works phenomenally but extremely expensive but in my truck (short bed) sloped driveway and 90 degree turn that's what I needed. I think it's case dependent and customer need. Tell a Chevy guy he needs a ford and ford guy says you need a Chevy. Seems to be the same round here with hitches.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:58 PM   #17
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I just bought the Pullrite 16K for my F150 s-crew. I read a lot about the hitches and found that the one piece "wrap-around the pin" design of the Pullrite makes a tighter connection than the Reese "split-jaw(two piece). The Pullrite one piece design prevents "chucking" between truck and fifth wheel, in stop/ go or decel/ accel driving conditions. I bought it through Amazon.com'
I can't tell you how it works yet because we are still waiting for our new fifth wheel, on order... can't wait! Hope this helps you...good luck!
So how do you know it prevents "chucking" if you don't have the 5er? I have the Reese 16K and it doesn't "chuck". Advertising propaganda I suspect. Regardless, I'll keep my 'el cheapo' as I like running with the tonneau cover on.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:13 PM   #18
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I have a 20k super glide auto slide hitch that I no longer use. I am interested in selling. Let me know if you can use it.
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So how do you know it prevents "chucking" if you don't have the 5er? I have the Reese 16K and it doesn't "chuck". Advertising propaganda I suspect. Regardless, I'll keep my 'el cheapo' as I like running with the tonneau cover on.
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As I said in my post, I did a lot of reading , but I also asked a lot of 5'ers at a recent Camping show. I also talked to 3 different hitch installation outfits, one at the show, and 2 in my area here. I don't like to jump into a purchase... Reese is probably good for you, though.

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Old 03-26-2014, 07:05 AM   #20
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I have Reese 16 k with ez slide (and don't need it) with revolution pin.

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