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cummins2014

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"Pullrite. It works very slick and you can jackknife easily to get into those tight spots BUT when hooking up or unhooking you pretty much need to be in a straight line (truck and trailer) - the Pullrite manual says you have an allowance of 10 degrees which isn’t very much. I have on 2 occasions been just outside these limits and got stuck. That is could not unhook nor rehook. It took a lot of maneuvering to get unhooked at which point the trailer dropped. It would have crunched the box but luckily the kingpin landed on the frame of the hitch."

PullRite make quality products, BUT the straight on thingy is a NO BUENO to me!!!

"IF" I had a SB I would be running the B&W manual hitch.



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Of the two offered if I had to choose I would use the ANDERSEN steel version. Still "IF" I had a SB Truck I would want a slider for that 1 in 100 chance of needing it.


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Of the two offered if I had to choose I would use the ANDERSEN steel version. Still "IF" I had a SB Truck I would want a slider for that 1 in 100 chance of needing it.


You don't know what you are missing short bed Ram 3500 and the steel Andersen [emoticon]

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Of the two offered if I had to choose I would use the ANDERSEN steel version. Still "IF" I had a SB Truck I would want a slider for that 1 in 100 chance of needing it.


You don't know what you are missing short bed Ram 3500 and the steel Andersen [emoticon]



Or a short bed Ford with a Pullrite Superglide ! [emoticon]


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cummins2014 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Of the two offered if I had to choose I would use the ANDERSEN steel version. Still "IF" I had a SB Truck I would want a slider for that 1 in 100 chance of needing it.


You don't know what you are missing short bed Ram 3500 and the steel Andersen [emoticon]



Or a short bed Ford with a Pullrite Superglide ! [emoticon]


That would be a great second choice [emoticon]

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So, the steel Andersen is a top choice with the RAM 3500 short bed? And, that's attached with rails to the factory pucks? No worries about clearance in very tight turns?


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So, the steel Andersen is a top choice with the RAM 3500 short bed? And, that's attached with rails to the factory pucks? No worries about clearance in very tight turns?


I’m pretty sure I went over this with you . I don’t know if it’s the top choice , it’s a good choice . Yes picture frame adapter attached to the pucks with the steel Andersen mounted to that. It’s the setup that I have , and I have no clearance issues in a tight turn . With that being said, there is a limit to how tight you can go , as with many setups.

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DesertDogs wrote:

So, the steel Andersen is a top choice with the RAM 3500 short bed? And, that's attached with rails to the factory pucks? No worries about clearance in very tight turns?


I’m pretty sure I went over this with you . I don’t know if it’s the top choice , it’s a good choice . Yes picture frame adapter attached to the pucks with the steel Andersen mounted to that. It’s the setup that I have , and I have no clearance issues in a tight turn . With that being said, there is a limit to how tight you can go , as with many setups.


c2014... what pinbox on your 5th wheel? And do you have the pin adaptor which is reversible to give more or less rear-ward placement on the hitch? Lastly, any clearance issues between the pinbox with the sides of the bed?

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cummins2014 wrote:

DesertDogs wrote:

So, the steel Andersen is a top choice with the RAM 3500 short bed? And, that's attached with rails to the factory pucks? No worries about clearance in very tight turns?


I’m pretty sure I went over this with you . I don’t know if it’s the top choice , it’s a good choice . Yes picture frame adapter attached to the pucks with the steel Andersen mounted to that. It’s the setup that I have , and I have no clearance issues in a tight turn . With that being said, there is a limit to how tight you can go , as with many setups.


c2014... what pinbox on your 5th wheel? And do you have the pin adaptor which is reversible to give more or less rear-ward placement on the hitch? Lastly, any clearance issues between the pinbox with the sides of the bed?


I have the MorRyde pin box. Yes I have the reversible pin box adaptor. I have it in the rearward position, more clearance with the cab. No clearance issues with the bed . If you got a pin box that’s not going to clear the sides of the bed , then it’s not going to make any difference what hitch , it’s going to hit. Now the tailgate is another story , the further back you go there is a chance hitting the tailgate, it all depends on the style of pin box. MorRyde is not an issue. As said before some pin boxes have had to have the back corners cut off at an angle to clear.

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"As said before some pin boxes have had to have the back corners cut off at an angle to clear." It is not the pin box, it is the mounting flanges on the trailer that hang down and can contact the tailgate or bed side rails. Chris


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