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Old 01-26-2021, 05:59 PM   #41
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I have an F350 SB and a B&W manual slider. The only time I use the slider is when hooking up and occasionally if I need to get in the forward/battery compartment.
I doubt that I ever turn more than 45 deg. I just don't want to put that much stress on the suspension. On our previous 5er about the size of your HC we had an F250 and the same hitch you have and never had an issue. Once I did have to turn 90 Deg to make an extreme u-turn. That was very early in my fifth wheel career and I got into an area that required that sharp U to get out of. Fortunately I was on grass and when I saw how the wheels tore the grass up I learned a good lesson. I've been careful since to not repeat that stunt.

Rest easy and enjoy your new HC.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:47 PM   #42
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We're relatively new to the 5th wheel camper and have a lot to learn. Didn't use it much in '20 due to the pandemic. But, in a parking lot, we did check the limits of turning so we would know.
Maybe I'm missing something obvious. I was totally focused on when the trailer cap would get close to the truck rear window. THANKFULLY my spotter (DW) noticed the pin box would hit the inside of the box rail before the window would get hit. Is there something wrong with our set-up?

We were having the same issue, but it's actually the structure of the trailer frame that the pin box bolt to that needs to be modified, not the pin box. Regardless, this will not weaken the structure if you don't cut the angle iron that is vertical into the frame. This is where I cut the metal to obtain clearance from the side rails of the truck bed, and just used a right able grinder with thin metal cutting abrasive blade to do the cut.
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:01 PM   #43
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We have short bed and an auto- slider Pullrite superglide. Works great
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