Originally Posted by DavidAndDonna
Looking for pro's and con's from folks who use and pull their 5th wheels with short bed trucks.
we're looking at trading trucks and pulling our 5th wheel with a short bed (6'-4") with a diesel.
1) how does the short bed handle with a 5th wheel?
2) do you use a slider 5th wheel hitch?
3) how often do use actually use the slider?
anything else you care to add?
OK your question has a key point, even though it is a short bed it is 6'4", for clarity some of the newer trucks with the crew cabs (full size 4 doors) have a bed that is only 5'5", the 5'5" beds must use a slider, I had a Chevy 2500 with the 6'6" bed that had plenty of bed room for my 5th wheel for me to negotiate tight radius turns. Confirming that your 5th wheel has tight radios abilities will also help your cause, most newer one will. I currently have a 3500 with an 8'bed and in regards to towing I feel no difference, I do occasionally feel the length when trying to back into tighter campsites, the extra length on the wheel base truly effects your turning radius.