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Old 06-30-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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New to 5er in Community w/ Shortbed

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Greetings from Northern California! I am on the cusp of buying a 2012 Sabre BHOK which I will be towing with a 2008 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab. I think I have solved my shortbed problems with a hitch called a "Pullrite Superglide." Any thoughts?
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Very good choice. I have a similar truck. Just a 2006. I have the reese manuel slider but still works great. With the extended pin box i never have to slide. Just use it in case. The truck pulss great and that slider is great.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike. I appreciate the input. It will be a step up from my 27 ft ultralite tt.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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Their may be other people that will differ with me but pulling a 5th wheel is alot easier. I have towed alot of different stuff from a 18' enclosed trailer toa 21' open deck and the 5th wheel pulled great and backed up so easy.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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I have the new Pullrite 15K Superglide on a shortbed (6.5ft) Tundra and it works great. Never have to worry about the 5er (2011 Rockwood 8280WS) during a turn. The 15K is cheaper (I paid $800) and works on standard hitch bed rails.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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Really? Outstanding. How does the mechanism know when to slide and do its thing?
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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I have a manual slider. The auto that your talking about from what i have read somehow senses a turn and starts to slide. It has a gear mechanism in it and a special plate that goes on the pin box and automatically slides back and forth as needed. Somebody else may chime in and give you a better understanding of it.

I had a Ford F350 before with the resse manual and only had to slide it once because it was a tight spot. I havent had to slide it in my new mega cab yet. I know their will be times that it is needed but i just watch on turns and backing in and I have been fine. I also have a backrack on my truck and have to issues.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #8
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This site is great. RV folks are some of the best folks I have ever met.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:48 AM   #9
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I have the Pull-rite Super Glide 3300 (16k hitch). More hitch than I needed with the Ultra-lite I pull, but if I ever get a bigger camper I know the hitch can handle it. Here is the manual and some pictures to show how it works.
I got mine used with all the rails and the 2500HD mounts even before I ordered my truck.

The capture plate locks the plate to the camper so when the camper tries to pivot on the king pin, it forces the whole hitch head to rotate. There is a cam under the plate that starts to move the whole assembly rearward after about 15 degrees of turn and is 18 inches back at 90 degrees of turn.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:19 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum! The PullRite SuperGlide is an excellent choice, you won't be disappointed. I have the same model 3300 16K hitch which Lou posted.

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