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Old 12-31-2018, 01:52 PM   #1
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Columbus 5th Wheel Towing with Short Bed

Anybody out there towing a Columbus 5th wheel with a Short Bed TV no slider. Strongly considering the Andersen Ultimate (payload reasons). So if anybody is specifically using that hitch great like to hear from you. I would have posted this in the towing forum but i am hoping to keep responses limited to those pulling Columbus 5th wheels with short bed trucks without slider hitch. Do you have cab clearance issues and what type of turns can you make. Ever been in a situation you needed the slider?? Specifics on your setup greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-31-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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love my Anderson. would never own an expensive heavy slider. I can go full 90 degrees with my short bad ram 2500 with no issues.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks. Are you pulling a Columbus? I hear the shape of the nose makes a huge difference. I have the Ford puck system so I will be prevented from using any offset devices.

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Old 12-31-2018, 02:00 PM   #4
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I have the Pullrite Superlite hitch (same idea as the Anderson). My Crusader has the tapered front so I can turn almost 90 degrees but I never get close to that. I sometimes go with two kayaks on the roof rack that stick out about 2 feet into the bed. Still no issues with turns.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:12 PM   #5
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Thanks. Are you pulling a Columbus? I hear the shape of the nose makes a huge difference. I have the Ford puck system so I will be prevented from using any offset devices.

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The Anderson pyramid it self is off set. don't understand how a few inches makes a difference but it does. I don't have a colombus but I don't have the cut outs in my cap either for tighter turns.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:49 PM   #6
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I pull a 320RS with a 2013 F-250 6.7 Diesel. I have a B&W turn over ball mounted under the bed. I have a Companion Slider mounted into the turn over ball hitch
Cost was more than most would want to spend but I wanted the option to have the bed empty or to be able to pull a gooseneck trailer. I have been very pleased with the setup and have over 11K miles of pulling with it.
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:48 PM   #7
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We have a 2015 Columbus 295RL pulled with a 2014 Ram 3500 dually short bed. The hitch is a Ram Mopar. The curve on the front of the 5th wheel makes the clearance a piece of cake, no problems with turning sharp.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:45 PM   #8
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Columbus 5th Wheel Towing with Short Bed

I have a GMC 3500 Duramax short bed & a 20K Reese slider system pulling a Columbus 340RK...so far so good.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:49 PM   #9
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I have the Andersen hitch and pull with a short bed 6'8", and have a 2019 Cedar Creek 36ck2 . We can turn almost 90į but don't like to , hard on tires, suspension.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:56 PM   #10
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If it matters, I towed with an Andersen for 4 months before getting rid of it. The ride with my toy hauler (not a Columbus) was harsh and jarring in the truck.
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