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Old 04-23-2007, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fifth wheel slider hitch??

I need to get a fifth wheel hitch i have a 2007.5 2500 cc short box LLM on the way I have never had a fifth wheel hitch and need some info on what kind of hitch i should buy. I assume that i will need a slider with short box but is it nessasary to get a fully automatic one or can i make do with a manual slider? I really dont want to drop $2k for a hitch. But if it is going to save me from damaging my truck i will. Just wanted some feed back from some people that have experience with different kinds of hitches. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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when they put mine in about a month ago, the rv dealer suggested a Reese dual pivot slider. It si rated for 16k and said that unless you are going to unpinning an pavement all the time it would be the best one. I've already had to use the slider on it an dit is simple to operate. He also mentioned that they put the rails in cross wise in the box because in the next year or so any that running lengthwise will have to be changed due to dot regs. I'm not sure if that goes for the US as well. The reese dual pivot was about 1200 bucks. Jope this he;ps.

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My rv salesman recommended uhaul. I got mine put in there because if something ever happens, uhauls are everywhere. I dropped right at 1100 on mine installed with trailer brake. Mine is a valley https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/gar...?do=big&p=2064
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I just installed the Pullrite SuperGlide 16K auto slide hitch in my new short bed LMM. The installation was a snap, check my garage for pics of the hitch. I bought the hitch used from a local guy who advertised it on Craigslist.com and he even delivered the hitch to my house for $800. The under the bed rails came with the hitch but they were from a Dodge truck. I sent them back to Pullrite and they sent me brand new Chevy brackets at N/C. Pullrite couldnt be easier to deal with . They also have a custom made pin box adapter for the 5er which goes over the pin and mounts with set screws on my Lippert 1621 pin box. No more drilling or welding of the pin box is needed. The true advantage of the SuperGlide is that you can never froget to slide the hitch when backing. On the manual hitches, you have to get out of the truck and slide the hitch before completing your tight turn. I have a friend that has a 37 ft Montana with a short bed and no slider. His 5er has beveled corners on the RV so they never come in contact with the rear window of the truck. With his previously owned 5er, he actually blew out his rear window out when backing up.
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I had a Reese manual slider (appears to be the same as Waggie) installed a year ago and have no complaints. I've only really needed to slide it maybe once, but I've gotten in the habit of sliding it whenever I'm backing up. For me, I don't see the need to spend the extra money on an automatic sliding hitch.
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I run the BW hitch with the companion 5th wheel attachment. No slider,no problems. Pull a 30' Artic Fox, hitch is solid as a rock.
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I highly recommend the Superglide automatic hitch. I have over 15,000 miles towing my 5th wheel with this hitch and love it. The cost of the hitch is far cheaper than repairing the front of your coach and the back of your truck. Just my two cents worth....
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I found a used pullrite super glide 16k with mounting hardware from a 2003 GMC 2500HD will that hardware work on my new body style 2007.5 LMM?
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I have a Reese 16k slider and bought it new for around 900 bucks. I have an extended pin box on my fifth wheel and have not had to use the slide feature.
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Originally Posted by Waggie;1738785;
when they put mine in about a month ago, the rv dealer suggested a Reese dual pivot slider. It si rated for 16k and said that unless you are going to unpinning an pavement all the time it would be the best one. I've already had to use the slider on it an dit is simple to operate. He also mentioned that they put the rails in cross wise in the box because in the next year or so any that running lengthwise will have to be changed due to dot regs. I'm not sure if that goes for the US as well. The reese dual pivot was about 1200 bucks. Jope this he;ps.
Never have seen rails mounted longways. Anyway, just about every truck I have seen with smashed bed rails had a reese hitch, I just do not like the the way they lock.

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Originally Posted by dmaxfan;1738993;
My rv salesman recommended uhaul. I got mine put in there because if something ever happens, uhauls are everywhere. I dropped right at 1100 on mine installed with trailer brake. Mine is a valley https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/gar...?do=big&p=2064
After seeing how there mechanics maintain there equipment, I'll pass on having them touch my truck.

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I had a Reese manual slider (appears to be the same as Waggie) installed a year ago and have no complaints. I've only really needed to slide it maybe once, but I've gotten in the habit of sliding it whenever I'm backing up. For me, I don't see the need to spend the extra money on an automatic sliding hitch.
First time you forget, you will.

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I highly recommend the Superglide automatic hitch. I have over 15,000 miles towing my 5th wheel with this hitch and love it. The cost of the hitch is far cheaper than repairing the front of your coach and the back of your truck. Just my two cents worth....
BEST WAY TO GO!!!

I run a Husky (same as valley) 24k. Paid $900 otd installed.

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