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Old 01-26-2020, 10:50 AM   #21
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I bought a B&W slider before I picked up my trailer and it turns out that I have plenty of clearance and could have done without it. However, the big bonus for me is that in the rear slide position I can see the hitch and pin in my mirror. It makes hooking up a breeze. I'd buy it again just for that.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:42 PM   #22
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I have a 2020 Hathaway 34IK which is towed by a 2019 F350 SB SW using a B&W 3300 hitch. Ive encountered no problems at all with height (B&W set at lowest height) or hitting the cab. I always remain conscious when backing to ensure no impact to cab and readjust backup as needed with help of DW. Putting too much stress on the trailer tire sidewalls with extreme turns while backing is NOT good. I figure the current setup I have helps keep me in check by not even tempting me to make such turns. Therefore, no slider needed and have no plans to get one. Honestly, I would probably take a look at the sidewinder pin box as opposed to a slider - if I ever felt I needed the extra clearance. The reason being I would prefer not to add the extra weight to my truck bed which often comes with sliders. This approach has worked for me - JMHO.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:39 PM   #23
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I have a 2017 Cedar Creek 38EL. I just bought a 2020 Silverado 3500 High Country SRW Duramax. The 2020 with my B&W Companion hitch gives about 5 additional inches between the cab and 5th wheel over my 2017 Silverado 3500 High Country SRW Duramax.
I have done an 80 degree turn with about 5 inches of clearance. Both were Crew Cabs. The bed itself is longer on the 2020 but I think the puck mounts for the hitch are a bit further back also. I think there is no issue with this setup. I think the Hathaway may be similar to mine in the front.

I will say the 10 speed makes this truck seem like a half ton and makes all the difference in the world. Just feels like it has much more power.

You might try a test drive if you haven't purchased already unless you just don't like GM for reason.
Good luck!
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:12 PM   #24
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Get an auto slide, then no worries.
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Old 01-31-2020, 10:21 AM   #25
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... It's why I'm now on a quest for a better GPS that can provide routes that are trucker and RV friendly.
I would encourage you to investigate the Garman dezl GPS. it is height, width, length and weight aware. Make sure to read the reviews comparing this Garman and the RV GPS available.

Also phone applications are great when Cell service is available. if you travel up north Or in rural areas, cell service can be spotty.
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:23 PM   #26
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Hitch and truck

We have a 2020 cedar creek champagne and pull with a 2019 GMC duramax 3500 short bed. The hitch we use is a pullrite slider , and it works great. The height is 13.9.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:50 PM   #27
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I have a 2019 F250 CC/SB, and a 2020 Flagstaff 529RBS 5th wheel. The camper came with a Turning Point pin box, so I opted for a fixed Companion Hitch because I didn't want bed rails left in the bed when I removed the hitch. I also put Timbren's in the rear end, not so much for sag, but just to eliminate the squishy ride. Once it is hitched up and settled in, the bottom of the camper sits about 5 inches off the top of the bed rails. I can spin it over 90 degrees with the TP hitch and the corners stay a good foot off the cab. The only time clearance between the camper and truck has been a concern, was when I was making a 90' turn off an incline, onto a level road. Since the camper was both turned tiled downwards off the side, while the truck was pointing upwards, the bedrail nearest the cab came within an inch of the top of the rail. But that was only once, and during a very tight maneuver, from one grade to another.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:57 PM   #28
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Follow up - we went with a B & W Companion RVK 3370 slider hitch in our brand new F350 Super Duty. Hitched it up today - approximately 6 inches of clearance in our 139 door opening and 6 + clearance between bottom of camper and the truck bed. Thanks to all who responded. We are all set & ready to camp! Happy camping everyone!
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