The nose is definatly different as you stated. no cutouts in it like the Silverback, which A lot of manufacturers are using for turning clearance. That being said. 1 time jacking that CKTS into A tight spot with A shortbed and you might be needing A new back window in the TV. A slider hitch would be worth the cost. There are A lot of people using sliders that had never relesed them to slide when backing in, But it is good insurance if needed. You should be able to buy A slider that will mount to your current mountings.
A friend of ours has A 2012 CKTS and the loaded pinweight on cat scales is 2675 lbs. Both of us are loaded pretty good. He does have A washer drier in his though. Ours has the W/D in the back so it dosnt add to the pin. But we have A 2013 38FL with A loaded pinweight of 3100 lbs. Lot more steel in the front compared to the Aluminum in his and most other Cedar Creeks.
He pulls his with A 2012 Dodge 3500 srw. But he did pull it with A GMC 2500 short bed for A while before moving to the Dodge.
You dont really need A new TV. Others will disagree but thats why we all have our own opinions.
Kirk, Carol& Nicholas (Grandson)
2013 Cedar Creek 38FL, RV Cams rearview cam
2012 Ram 3500 DRW
CAUTION behind this truck is A contagious disease!!!
Its called Camping!!!