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Old 03-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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34TBOK and Shortbed Question

Anybody here towing a Sabre 34TBOK with a shortbed truck? I'm trying to decide whether or not I am going to need a slider hitch or not.

I know the nose of the tbok is pretty rounded, will I have any issues making near 90 degree turns? I know the pinbox sticks out pretty good, so that would push it away from the truck a bit more too.

Just wondering what everybody's consensus is.

I have a 2008 GMC 2500HD w/ 6.5' bed option
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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Anybody here towing a Sabre 34TBOK with a shortbed truck? I'm trying to decide whether or not I am going to need a slider hitch or not.

I know the nose of the tbok is pretty rounded, will I have any issues making near 90 degree turns? I know the pinbox sticks out pretty good, so that would push it away from the truck a bit more too.

Just wondering what everybody's consensus is.

I have a 2008 GMC 2500HD w/ 6.5' bed option
I have same vehicle and a sabre 32bhok.
I have a slider and have not needed it yet.
But alas I will and I'll be glad I did.


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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What's that old phrase...
It's better to have and not need then need and not have.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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What's that old phrase...
It's better to have and not need then need and not have.
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Yea, this has been my thought too... couple friends insisting that I shouldn't need it, but I don't want to become a viral youtube video either.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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...but I don't want to become a viral youtube video either.
LOL, exactly.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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I do not have that trailer but have talked to a lot of short bed owners. People with short beds of at least 6.5 feet said they never used a slider hitch. People with less then 6.5 feet said they used theirs.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:54 AM   #7
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I just bought a 34tbok a couple weeks ago and towed it home to Nebraska from Ohio with my sb F250. No problems. I would like a slider, but wanted the bw companion hitch since i have the turnover ball system. When they finally introduce there slider version, i may get that base. For now, three times of pulling into a campground and then leaving, never a worry with the non slider. But like the others said, better to have one and not need it....i asked several others this same question, and had no one in my area suggest a slider, and only one had ever saw anyone pop their rear glass....i just plan to take it slow and either have dw watch carefully, or get out and look if in doubt.
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You can get by without one due to the great nose design on these Sabre's but I got a slider as everyone mentioned above!



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You can get by without one due to the great nose design on these Sabre's but I got a slider as everyone mentioned above!
Mine in fact will not clear back cab glass in a tight situation. 30 degrees short of 90.

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thanks everybody.

I think I will bite the bullet and go with a slider just to be on the safe side. think I'll probably choose the PullRite Super Glide auto slider, they seem to be an awesome setup
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thanks everybody.

I think I will bite the bullet and go with a slider just to be on the safe side. think I'll probably choose the PullRite Super Glide auto slider, they seem to be an awesome setup
X2...FYI, shop around on the net & you'll find great deals on the Pullrite.



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X2...FYI, shop around on the net & you'll find great deals on the Pullrite.
Thanks, I have a friend who works at an RV dealer and will be selling me at their cost or barely marked up. I will compare online prices to what he quotes me for sure tho, but I'm pretty sure he'll come in below. That's how I got my Sabre to begin with.
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Thanks, I have a friend who works at an RV dealer and will be selling me at their cost or barely marked up. I will compare online prices to what he quotes me for sure tho, but I'm pretty sure he'll come in below. That's how I got my Sabre to begin with.
May I ask where u purchased your sabre ?
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my father inlaw has the same truck as me (diff 5er) and he has popped his window, I do not think I could go beyond 75-80 degrees If did not have a superglide, I will hook up friday after I get my hitch back from work where I am cleaning it up and take pictures of the truck sitting at 90 and tape measure..
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #15
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as you can see I am not back all the way and , if it was a 90 degree front it would be a lot closer
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While you are shopping around, look at the Hijacker auto-sliding hitch. Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitches You don't see many of these but so far no problems in over two years. First for my 30' Denali now for my 35' Crusader.
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2011 2500HD and 2013 34TBOK with B&W companion. No issues at all. Have made tight turns, just HAVE to pay attention and anticipate any entry. Pulls well too.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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2011 2500HD and 2013 34TBOK with B&W companion. No issues at all. Have made tight turns, just HAVE to pay attention and anticipate any entry. Pulls well too.
glad to hear it pulls well... have you thought about helper springs at all with your towing? I was looking into the possibility of them this afternoon

although, you have a higher gvwr and stronger frame than my truck
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #19
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For ease of mind, I self installed Firestone ride-rite bags. Reduced the chugging feeling and smoothed out bumps. Keep them around 55 psi when loaded and 20 unloaded.
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thanks everybody.

I think I will bite the bullet and go with a slider just to be on the safe side. think I'll probably choose the PullRite Super Glide auto slider, they seem to be an awesome setup
Good choice. If only for peace of mind.

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