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Old 10-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Do I need a slider hitch for a Palomino Sabre 32RCTS?

I'm getting ready to purchase a 2012 Palomino Sabre 32RCTS and would like to know if I have to install a slider hitch or will a standard hitch suffice? I have a 2012 Ford F250 6' 3/4" bed. What do those of you that have a short bed use?

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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I would pay the money and get the slider. It will save you money at the body shop.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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x2. But consider an auto slider like the Pullrite Superglide. We got one when we bought our Sabre last regrets.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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The new 5th wheels have rounded lower corners on the front cap that shouldn't be an issue with the Ford shortbed. Our Rockwood isn't as rounded, yet I've never used the hitch slide when manuevering. May want a manual slider in the event that you need to back into a very tight spot. Personally, I wouldn't go the extra expense of an auto-slider when it's for peace of mind.


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Old 10-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #5
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We tow our 32 RCTS using a RAM 2500 with a 6' 4" bed. The dealer did not think we needed it a slider with the 32 RCTS, but, for the price diff we decided to get one anyway just to be on the safe side.

We chose this Curt 16k with the non binding rolling mount.

So far we have not needed it, but I did try it once , just to make sure I know how to use it. It is manual but it rolled back and forth very easily.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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x2. But consider an auto slider like the Pullrite Superglide. We got one when we bought our Sabre last regrets.
Times 3. Love mine and made for a pilot.

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Get the removable rails; worth the extra money to have nothing in the bed when the hitch is removed, IMO.

PS: Not my truck; but it looks like that when the hitch is out.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:29 AM   #7
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X4 Superglide the way to go. Extra $ for piece of mind..
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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X5...Superglide Hitch

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #9
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X6...Superglide hitch.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #10
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X7 with Pull rite super glide. Watched the video on what can happen with a manual when you forget to do it and didn't want to take the chance- kind of like insurance - you may never need it, but if you use it only once, it's worth every penny. We found that it really didn't cost much more than the other kind.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #11
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I would certainly recommend a slider!!! The Pull Rite is a great hitch, and my Reese 16K slider is good also.

The issue is more than just at the corners of your truck cab: a slider will also provide you with more clearance over the rear top 'corners' of your truck box for those times when you're on the up&down bumps you sometimes encounter going into or out of some of the more rustic camps and parks.

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