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Old 11-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hello from Montreal, Quebec

Iíve been reading posts on this form for about one month now and finally took the plunge and bought a 2011 Flagstaff 8528RLWS with atrium slide yesterday afternoon. Now my wife and I have to wait four or five months before we can take our maiden trip. Living in Montreal it will take that long before the weather is good enough to start our weekend camping adventures. This is our first trailer and both of use work fulltime so weekends and maybe a week here and there will be the extent of our camping for now.
I do have a question on the type of hitch required for a F250 6-1/2 foot bed. I thought I would need a slider but the salesman told me that a standard fifth wheel hitch would work. Can anyone tell me if a standard hitch would work and not damage the truck or trailer in a 90 degree position?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new camper. How frustrating to have just purchased it and have to wait so long to use it for the first time!

I can't say for sure about your exact situation, but I would not be able to turn 90 degrees without a slider with my Dodge Power Wagon and Rockwood 8281SS.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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Well the hitch was thrown in as part of my deal. The dealer uses a F150 6 1/2 foot bed to deliver and pickup fifth wheels. He had just come back from Indiana with an 8528CKWS with no problem. I was curious if someone here has the same setup as me F250 6 1/2 bed no side.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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Well the hitch was thrown in as part of my deal. The dealer uses a F150 6 1/2 foot bed to deliver and pickup fifth wheels. He had just come back from Indiana with an 8528CKWS with no problem. I was curious if someone here has the same setup as me F250 6 1/2 bed no side.

I have the 8528CKWS towed with a short box 6'4" Dodge. The fifth wheel hitch was also "thrown in", but the dealer included a slider at the same price as the fixed hitch. I do not use the slider function. My Fifth wheel came with the Reese Revolution King Pin. This completely negates the need for a slider. I am very happy with this setup and if possible, I would go that route, because you won't have to get in and out of the truck to engage and disenage the sliding function.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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I saw the Revolution on some of the other trailers on the lot but mine didnít come with it. What I would like to do when I pick it up in spring is see if he would swap my king pin with the Revolution. That the ideal scenario for me.
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