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cummins2014

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BugsRLB wrote:

Back in April we turned to sharp and broke the rear window out of the truck. 2018 Ford F350 Short Bed https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fusea........d/tid/29872183/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm

Have since sold the Reese hitch and are looking for an auto-slide hitch. Think we have narrowed it down to Pullrite and Demco.

Pullrite seems to have hitch/unhitching issues, needs separate plate on kingpin, can't tow other 5vr's without plate.

Demco seems to have chucking issues.

What are your recommendations or thoughts? [emoticon]



My thoughts, you sound like you have done your homework. I too entertained the idea of the auto slide hitches. Too much baggage with them , can't hitch or unhitch at certain angles , capture plates, heavy etc etc.

Neighbor ,and friend went with the Superglide finally has enough of the temperamental unhitching if at an angle . Prior to that he had the Reese manual slider, and if anyone that has a manual slider , thats a process also. I have a Reese slider, great hitch if you use it.

All that being said, I now have the rail mount Andersen hitch . Two things I already had the Reese manual slider mounted to my bedrails on my previous truck , and wanted to continue with that hitch with my Ram truck with the fifth wheel prep. So I went with picture frame adapter, and my Reese manual slider. Since then I decided I wanted the Andersen, so having the the adapter went with the rail mount Andersen.

You have a couple options ,if you wanted to go the steel rail mount Andersen , go with the adapter to fit your pucks. Option two the aluminum andersen attached to the gooseneck ball.
IMO the steel rail mount is the only way to go, but many like the aluminum .

Again IMO anyone with a short bed truck, the steel mount Andersen with either bed rails or the adapter is the only way to go. It eliminates a slider. Before the Andersen, I had to slide my Reese hitch back to back into my RV pad beside my house , tight fit. With the Andersen , no need, and no clearance problem with the cab with the configuration I have the hitch mounted, as well as the king pin adapter.

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Thanx for the info folks!

It sounds like most of the people using auto-sliders prefer the PullRite auto-slider.

Some people have mentioned manual sliders and that they work, "if you get out and use it"!

Well, we didn't have any type of slider and we probably pulled 6000 miles before we had an issue. Now I am gun shy and keep looking back, and keep looking back and keep looking back whenever we turn. You get the idea.

Time to bite the bullet and get an auto-slider for a Ford puck type system. Ka-ching $$$$$! [emoticon]


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I went with pullrite up front (first hitch, first 5er).

Have been very happy thus far.

No issues hooking up, have not had a problem with off-angle hookups, although admittedly, I probably don't go where no man has gone before....

As far as ability to tow other people's 5er, I suppose that would be an issue with the Pullrite, but I have yet to run into a situation where I needed to pull someone else's rig.

Which kinda begs the question, for those of you who have owned a 5er for a long time, have you ever had to pull someone else's rig for them?

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BugsRLB wrote:

Thanx for the info folks!

It sounds like most of the people using auto-sliders prefer the PullRite auto-slider.

Some people have mentioned manual sliders and that they work, "if you get out and use it"!

Well, we didn't have any type of slider and we probably pulled 6000 miles before we had an issue. Now I am gun shy and keep looking back, and keep looking back and keep looking back whenever we turn. You get the idea.

Time to bite the bullet and get an auto-slider for a Ford puck type system. Ka-ching $$$$$! [emoticon]


You won't be dissappointed. There customer service is excellent. My older model did not have a castle nut at the pivot point. Called them and one was shipped free. The nylon bolt stop for my capture plate cracked. They sent me 2 at no charge.

I see on their website that they now have model numbers for the various puck systems for each brand.

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I wouldn't have a problem ponying up for a Superglide again.
I had 2 of them, one in a 2006 Dodge Magacab.
With the new Ford puck system you'll like it. It's not cheap, but worth every penny. I stayed with Pullrite and got there 24K Super 5th in my 2017 F350 DRW.
I like there hitch system. It's a nobrainer.
Best price I saw was PPL at $1500 +/- plus the capture plate

* This post was edited 07/15/19 05:45pm by juzplanekrazy *


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I have had my Demco for almost three years now and no issues at all. Both hitches you are looking at seem to be well liked by the owners. What I really like about mine is that when the jaws are closed, it is locked in. No worries about it coming undone or anything.


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I did go with the Demco. Got it from eTrailer. Just waiting for Estes Trucking Company to deliver it to the house. Supposed to be tomorrow!

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It is heavy...but in the winter it acts like extra weight in the bed...dont need sandbags or anything...win win

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I've used the Pullrite SuperGlide for about 15 years now. Can't say enough good things about it. Of course I took it completely apart once to have it powder coated again! It has all of the same parts as original minus the rubber yellow sleeve on the handle and 1 set of Supergilde color adhesive stickers. You can buy an extra plate that you can use on others people trailers is you ever need to move other people rigs. I welded my plate to the pin box just to make it a non issue.


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