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Old 07-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a Columbus using a Superglide slider

I recently ordered a new Columbus with a Trailaire Rot flex Pin Box. Is there anyone using a SuperGlide Slide hitch with this combination?? Are there Any height or adjustments issues I should be concerned with??
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:53 AM   #2
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I have this setup for my Columbus 340RK. It is an easy hitch/unhitch process along with drive-ability. To my knowledge there were no adjustments required.
This the first fifth wheel I've owned and will never go back to a Class A MH.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
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I do.

If you are talking about the Roto Flex without all the shocks on it that is what I have with a 2900 SuperGlide. Just need to make sure you stay within the spec of (I think 10 degrees of center for hitching and unhitching) A few times I had to pull the head pins and raise the head out of the Superglide and than release. No big deal, I love the Superglide. Keep it lubed.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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You are correct David. That is exactly the set-up I will have. After reading some reviews was that the 2900 super-glide has no height adjustment so When installed in my RAM, it sits 20 inches high! My concern was not having enough adjustment at the pin box to get the right trailer height.
Do you also pull a Columbus FW??
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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I am pulling a Palomino Sabre 32RCTS. I clear just fine with my 2013 F-350. Let me know if I can take any measurements. Maybe top of hitch plate to top of bed rails? Than you can compare to your rig. We are out camping in the girl right now so if I can be of any help, let me know.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #6
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It is going to be high depending on the truck. I have a 1 ton F350 4x4, and the trailer sits about 8 inches high. You can get about 5 inches of drop by adjusting the kingpin box and getting the shorty legs for the Pullrite. If your trailer axles spring are under the axles, you can move the axles under the springs and get 4-5" of rise at the axles (my trailer was already setup that way).
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I just got a 325rl and first 5th wheel. I equipped my 2003 250 with it. I just drove to Charleston sc from sw VA. The GPS took a God forsaken way it was a fine setup. My question is to other super glide owners is that lifting the rig to get it a bit off the 5th wheel it raises the truck. Is this normal?
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #8
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I am pulling a Palomino Sabre 32RCTS. I clear just fine with my 2013 F-350. Let me know if I can take any measurements. Maybe top of hitch plate to top of bed rails? Than you can compare to your rig. We are out camping in the girl right now so if I can be of any help, let me know.
David
Thank you for your reply. I did send you some questions via e-mail I hope you receive them. I was wondering if hitch sits as high as your bed rails?? And how much clearance you have between your bed rails and FW when hitched. You also probably use the same capture plate that I will need, do you know what PN you are using??
Thanks again for your time.
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My question is to other super glide owners is that lifting the rig to get it a bit off the 5th wheel it raises the truck. Is this normal?

On my superglide setup as I drop my front landing gear my truck comes up about 2 inches which is from te pin weight squatting it. As soon as the pin weight is off the truck the pin box seperates from hitch about 1/2". I then pull out slowly and never had it hang up and lift my truck up. I do spray the plate and rails with wd40 everytime I hitch up as recommended by pullrite. Some people I've heard of using slip plate on the plate. Hope this helps


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Dah, sometimes you overthink things and have other things going on that you overlook the obvious...thanks for bringing me back to reality
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