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5thwheeltowboy

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Posted: 08/04/20 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello I have a 2016 dodge ram with cummins diesel and short bed towing a 35rlts Jayco somewhere I have contacted the cab on the left side never heard it hit have been towing this trailer and truck since 2017 and never had a problem but somewhere I have contacted the cab so I need to correct the problem with a slider hitch want to know which one to purchase.

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I'll recommend an auto-slider. Especially since you don't know when you did it. It could have been turning into or maneuvering around in a tight gas station. With an auto-slider it becomes a non-issue at all times. I've been using a PullRite Superglide for 10 years with no issues. If I were looking today I would check out a few of the newer brands that have come out over the years.


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Posted: 08/05/20 05:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pullrite auto slider has worked for us for 10 yrs. Heavy but piece of mind. Look for a good used one they go for less the half price of a new one.


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Posted: 08/05/20 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the trailer GVWR. Length and brand doesn't tell us much.

IMO PullRite Superglide is at the top of the heap in auto sliders.

I have a '03 2500 Dodge/Cummins short bed and use a old 16K Reese manual slider since the truck was new. My trailer is a old '97 model 32' long with flat square front corner profile.
My hitch is set up zero over the trucks rear axle so I get the full 11" of travel aft with the hitch.
I don't need it around fuel stops.
However when I pull into the camp ground and come to the first stop I flip the slide lever handle. The pin slides 11" behind the truck rear axle which creates less steering input while backing.


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Posted: 08/05/20 07:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pullrite and Demco seem to be the top 2 automatic sliders. I have the Demco and it's been great.
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JKJavelin wrote:

Pullrite and Demco seem to be the top 2 automatic sliders. I have the Demco and it's been great.
JK


My DEMCO Hijacker 18K experienced a major failure when 30 months old. I had to replace about 75% of the hitch's components (1000 miles from home).

DEMCO was great as they over-nighted all parts to me at no cost even though it was out of warranty. However, I think the failure may have been a result of a design deficiency, and would not buy another one. A single major failure was enough for me to move on to another brand if I should ever need a new hitch.


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Posted: 08/05/20 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used my Pullrite Superglide for 12+ flawless years..

Anyone NEEDING a slider should look at how they operate, pricey, but worth every penny.... In my Eyes, at least


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I do not own a fiver now, but am looking at options as we are considering upgrading in the near future. The way I look at it. The cost of the Pullrite over manual sliders is the cost substantially less than a cab and rear window repair if you forget to unlatch a manual slider, or are forced to I tighter turn than you realized. Better to be prepared for the likelihood you’ll probably forget to unlatch a manual.


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I don't own a 5er yet but it is the plan. Anyway I personally ALWAYS look at the spot where I'll be backing into with my trailer. What is so hard about unlatching a manual lever on a slider when you get out to look over your intended spot?
I had to get out of my truck to lock the manual hubs for 30+ years. Unfortunately we as a society have gotten so lazy we can't even have manual levers for our transfer cases anymore or adjust our mirrors by hand either.

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