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Old 10-17-2004, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been looking at sliding hitches for towing with a short bed. Have heard alot of good things about the Pullrite 16K Superglide which is an automatic sliding hitch. Is it worth the extra money or are manually sliding hitches just as good (If of course you remember to manually slide them back in a tight spot).

Main concern, is not whether I remember to unlock a manual sliding hitch in a tight spot, but do you think the Pullrite is a SAFER hitch when towing? In an emergency situation would the Pullrite have the advantage?
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In 3 years of towing a fifth wheel with a shortbed I have not once had to slide my manual sliding hitch from its forward position. Edited by: Max Power
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Old 10-17-2004, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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as long as youer pin is ahead of youer bulkhead you should not need a slide hitch if it comes down bofore youer bulkhead which some do you would need a sliding hitch
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the super glide and love it... I tow a weekend warrior 32 footer with an 04 HD short bed and when I saw how well it performed on a tight turn I am sure glade I got it. The hitch did its job really well and missed the back cab by inches, no guess work and I dont have to worry about it.


The best part only you can tow with it it only works with pull rite hitcjes the special plate is great. Great for theft prevention.


Only down side is that you will need to call a couple of friends when you need to remove it. Its a ball buster...


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I have a Husky 16k dual pivot with slider. I always used the
slider in the beginning..... Than stopped. The slider is
nice to have in a tight area. If you camp (I presume) in state
parks or lesser campgrounds, the sliding hitch is good. Stick to
reputable (poor choice of words) campgrounds, a slider won't be
neccesary.





Mine I take out in two pieces (only once on my own) A friend
helped the other time. Both out of shape and had no problems
lifting.



Ultimately get a reputable hitch. Reese, Pullright, Hijacker....


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Old 10-20-2004, 10:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for all the replys. Back in '96 I had a Chev short box and towed the 5th wheel without a slider hitch, however the new Dodge short bed is not as long as previous shortbeds and makes me a little nervous towing w/o a slider hitch. What to do, hate spending the xtra $$ for a slider hitch, but I guess it only takes one bad experience. I have really been impressed with the Pullrite from what I have and read.


Uplink - I have heard there is a plate available through Pullrite which you can put on the Pullrite plate that is mounted to the kingpin, which allows others to tow your 5th wheel in a pinch. Do you know anything about this?
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I have the Reese 18K signature series in my '03 Dodge SB, as others have said when I first got it I used the slide, then I realized I did not need it 99% of the time, but when you do it is worth the extra bucks. The signature series is pretty new, it has a one piece jaw instead of two like the other Reese hitches, the install was knid of a pain, fishing the bolts through the frame through a hole 2 feet from where the bolt had to go was quite tricky, but the kit comes with a pretty neat wire to do it. It has a 7 year warrantee as well, 2 years more than the regular Reese.
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On Dodge you have to fish the bolts through the frame but on a GM you don't.
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Tschwab



The only plate that I have heard about is the dealer plate, this allows
dealers a to hook up a non plated king pin to be used with a pullrite
hitch. It screws on but its a temp fix.



The guy who installed my hitch told me they can pick up the 5er if need
be but I had Giant RV install the plate but a guy down south installed
the hitch, did a nice clean job. PM me if you need more info.


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Old 10-29-2004, 11:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had an extended cab, short bed and with my 25' Terry I needed the
slide in tight turns, putting the trailor at 90 degrees would have
taken out my rear window. I now have a crew cab, short bed and with the
same Terry I assume a slide hitch is also needed (getting a signature
18K hitch), it seems to depend on the trailor more than the short
bed. I forgot to move the hitch to the forward position once,
only got 1/2 mile down the road before I noticed, electric slide would
be cool but not worth the extra $$ to me since I never had an issue.
I'm only getting the new signature series because the rails mount under
the bed rather than on top like my existing hitch. My .02
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