If I was not towing with a long bed, I would have a slider hitch "better safe than sorry" rationale. You see plenty of folks towing without one, but occasionally I will spot a dented cab or broken rear window and figure there was an tight situation that caused an 'oops".
Mike and Lorraine
2002 3655 FL, 2005 3650RK
2010 3665RE, 2015 3910FB
F350 crew cab dually 6.7
I speak from first hand experience. With a 2015 310RET I had forgotten to bring the slider back and dented my truck, broke the back window and put a good scratch in my rig...and that was at the Montana Fall Rally.
With a short bed, I would highly recommend a slider hitch.
Congratulations on the new 310RE! May you have many happy camping memories.
John & Laura___Shelby & Bentley (the labs)
2017 Montana 3950BR
2015 GMC Sierra Denali Dually
I have a Pullrite and would not pull a short bed without one. You can pull it without one but if you forget and cut too hard that is where you get in trouble. I like the Pullrite because everything is automatic. The new ones don't use grease anymore just a little WD40 every now and then.
Dennis & Linda Ward
Montana 3735MK Legacy Edition
1200 watts of Solar