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Old 02-12-2019, 11:07 AM   #21
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I'm using the Andersen hitch and really like it. The truck is a short bed GMC. We live at end of a cul-de-sac so have to make a tight U turn every time we pack unit at our house. The fiver comes close to cab but does go behind cab but does not hit. Had a Pullrite slider for previous 2500 Chevy and it worked fine. Had put winch in garage in order to remove it when not traveling. Even with that hitch I hit my bed rails a couple times because of having to back over hilly terrain with some swales.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:49 AM   #22
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The bottom is all sealed up with no place to attach the tie down straps. Any one install them? How did you attach them and where did you place them? I think there should be one lt. and rt. off King pin location, 4 on lt. side and 4 on rt. of unit. Any suggestions?

We have the site rented for the whole year and don't have to move it. We are considered rented 6 months+1 day. It stays on the site. Also, do you install a humidistat to control the humidity or use Damp Rid placed through out the unit? Which is the best and why.

Guess you can tell this is my first time leaving the unit on site in FLORIDA for the summer. Any suggestions? I'm on a concert pad. I looked at the straps in Home Depo. I would have to purchase a Hammer Drill to set the anchors.

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Old 02-13-2019, 02:24 PM   #23
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I have a 2016 340BH too and I use my slider quite a bit on my F250. I've gotten pretty good at the routine of moving it and it just makes tight spots easier to manage.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:59 PM   #24
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My question is, is your truck a short bed or long bed? Long bed should not be an issue.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:01 PM   #25
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look at the superlite 20k hitch. I have been using ours for over 2yrs now, with our Ford f250 SB nd 331rl. Works get for us.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:36 PM   #26
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You need to take a tape measure and measure from the king pin to the corner of the cap. Then measure from the center of the hitch to the cab and make sure you have clearance to a couple points on the cab not just the corner. You need 3 to 6 inches to clear the cab. My B&W hitch had to move it back one hole. I did some u turns with mine and never had a problem but one time I tried this move I ran out of luck. A slider would halved helped I guess but I probably wouldn't get out and slide the hitch back and I was on a hill so that probably not able to do anyway. I do however watch when I make sharp turns. I wouldn't purchase a slider. The B&W has adjustments to move the hitch back to compassionate for this.
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 AM   #27
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Towing without a slider hitch

Originally Posted by mhs4771 View Post
Keep reading and you'll even find folks with a slider, who thought they would be careful enough not to have to use the slider and then found out that on uneven ground with the RV tilting one way and the RV the other it's still easy to knock out the back window.
One day I thought I could be careful enough to back the fiver without sliding the hitch. It was an easy back in site but there was a curbing or gutter in front the site. As I backed in at an angle the trailer pitched to one side and just that quick the damage was done. So from that time on I have always worked the slider hitch so that it slides anytime I am backing,

The last hitch I bought was an automatic sliding hitch. The Pulrite Superglide. It's an amazing hitch. It's not cheap but you never have to worry about your camper hitting the cab of the truck. In bad weather you don't have to get out of the truck to activate the manual sliding hitch by pulling a lever. There are some draw backs to the hitch such as you need to be on level ground to hook and unhook and to release the locking pin you have to back into the hitch to unhook. Once you learn the perks of the hitch it is a good product.
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Old Yesterday, 12:37 PM   #28
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Towing without a slider hitch

There will come a day when towing without a slider hitch on a shortbed truck will catch up with you. No matter how careful you are there is always the unexpected. I was backing into a driveway, no big deal right, when the camper went into the gutter of the street it tilted to one side and the damage was done.

I now have a Pullrite 4400 20K SuperGlide hitch. I don't have to get out to pull a lever to make the hitch slide as it does it automatically. There are some draw back to the hitch but once you learn it little perks it is a great hitch.
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM   #29
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I have an F350 with the 6’9” box. When on a flat and being careful it’s not an issue. I tested it in the cul de sac, all good. Sadly on our first trip out with the new rig, I was on a incline with the trailer and truck at different angles.

The short version is the rig got damaged and I needed to replace the back window of the truck. Not fun.

I then switched to a slider and have used it about 10% of the time but I am so glad to have the option. I had considered getting it originally, and I should have for the ~400 dollar difference. It cost me 5 times that to learn the hard way.

And my wife regularly reminds me of the experience.
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Old Yesterday, 11:35 PM   #30
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I'm with Dixie. We have GMC regular bed (6.5 ft) and decided at the outset to install an automatic slider hitch. We chose the Pullrite SuperGlide and haven't looked back. I don't like the idea of pulling into a shopping center and worry about pulling a lever or whatever for the slider. It does it automatically when you turn more than 18 degrees off straight. It's heavy, maybe 300 lbs, and I have a winch lift in my garage to take it out in 10 minutes. I wouldn't be without it. As said before, just one time when RV meets back of t;ruck and the hitch is paid for!
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Old Today, 08:04 AM   #31
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They are just not for backing up pulled into a parking lot and had to make a sharp U-turn pulling forward caught the edge of the cab of the truck $526 damage to camper
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Old Today, 08:15 AM   #32
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Still recommend looking at the Pullrite superlite 20k, with the ball in the forward position. Can make a 90 without hitting the cab.

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