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Old 05-03-2021, 10:44 PM   #1
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2011 3400RL & Reese Box w/F350SD Short Bed

Hello,
New to the group and wondering if anyone is using the Reese Goose Box Gen 2 with a 3400RL and F350 SD Short Bed?

We just purchased our new to us Montana and trying to decide how to tow it. If the Reese Goose Box is not a good option in your opinion, what is the preference? This is our first fifth wheel and looking for ideas.

Specifically looking for input from anyone that has a similar model and is using the Reese Box with a short bed.

Input on concerns with ride and turning angle appreciated.

Thank you for the help.

Edit: I guess I should add that the pin box was upgraded at some point to a MORryde RPB72-1716. Doesn’t look like that changes much in the overall dimensions though.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:05 AM   #2
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We just had a neighbor in the park we are in right now who has the Anderson setup with a different brand fiver and short bed Ford and he can not back in to many of the sites here because he can not back in due to not having a slider. With our rig and the slider we can get into any site even on the narrow streets here. This would be no different from having the Reese Box. Just a thought that it depends on where you intend to go with your rig.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:20 AM   #3
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I have had my 15 F250 SB and I never had a slider. I have been to more than 50 different cities across the country and Never needed a slider. I have the B&W companion hitch in my truck. There is lots of adjustments built into the B&W. It may be heavy but not as heavy as a slider Its a much nicer looking hitch than most of the rest. I still have the stock pin box on my 03 3280RL
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:25 PM   #4
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Thank you for the response.

What angle are you able to accomplish in your turns? Do you try to get into tighter spots or choose those with easy access?
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:28 PM   #5
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Thank you for the response. How tight were the spots he could not get into? How tight can he turn? Did the overhang of the trailer rake back on the corners?
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:51 PM   #6
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We had a 2011 f-250 - 6.5 foot bed, pulling a Montana High country HC353 (38 ft oal) and pulled with the Goosebox. We could turn almost 90 degrees with the 5er. Never had issues. Plus the Goosebox has some suspension (shocks and an air bag) to help chucking. Pull now with a 350 LB Duelly and no issues. Still love the Goosebox. A little more messing around when hooking up but it is great to take the gooseneck ball out and have a wide open bed. Good luck!
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:56 AM   #7
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Slider 5th wheel hitches.

My opinion, is ALL short bed trucks should have a slider hitch. Some brands say they design their front caps in order to make tighter turns? I have seen many short bed trucks trying to may a 90 degree, turn into a RV site, who have literally knocked out their rear window on the Truck. It is your choice. I would not tow a 5th wheel with out a slider. Good luck.

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Old 05-16-2021, 01:43 PM   #8
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Pulled our 3750fl with a Ram 3500 maga cab short bed with absolutely no problems.
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