Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

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    Default Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    Does anyone out there have an 'automatic' sliding hitch on a Crew Max ?

    I would prefer to tow a small ( 28-30' ) 5th wheel , rather than a TT ,

    but most people ( Including some RV Dealers ) recommend towing a TT

    because of the short bed. I would rather have the 5th wheel because of

    the basement storage and the better handling of a 5th wheel. I am looking

    at the Cougar 291 RLS.

    Thanks -

    Wingr

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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    They do make a sliding hitch for the crewmax,I believe it is manual though. I have a manual slider in my dc and love it, use it all the time.
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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    IMO, go with PullRite 5th Wheel Hitch
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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    Check will Pullrite.
    They make the best, hands down.
    I have the 14K Superglide in my DC.

    Check out their website. PullRite has a SAFER, STRONGER, BETTER designed hitch for you

    They have a 12K hitch to fit your truck. It's fully automatic.
    http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/2008%20...0Chart%201.pdf

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    I use PullRite 14K SuperGlide....for us short bed users....it slides 14 inches....and is automatic no getting out of truck to manually extend. One thing to
    keep in mind is that on my 2007 Tundra the bed side rail height is higher, which is common on most of the new trucks. I had to modify the hitch to accommodate this, yet maintain the strength of the hitch. I also had to drop the king pin box down. Works great with no problems. I also have at least 8 inch clearance from rail to bottom of 5th wheel. The link below is where I obtained mine and had free shipping. Good luck.

    http://bigdiscountrv.com/fifthwheel_pullrite.htm
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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    We have the Pullrite 18K hitch on our 2007 Double Cab.Plenty of clearance on the top rails and easy hitch up. We tow a 2008 Cougar 28ft fifth wheel with it.
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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    I love my pullrite. here it is with a 7200lb trailer 2300lbs of race car / spares food inside

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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    just bought a sundance 2900MK 31ft 5er dont need slider have 88degree turning

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    Cool Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hepburn View Post
    Does anyone out there have an 'automatic' sliding hitch on a Crew Max ?

    I would prefer to tow a small ( 28-30' ) 5th wheel , rather than a TT ,

    but most people ( Including some RV Dealers ) recommend towing a TT

    because of the short bed. I would rather have the 5th wheel because of

    the basement storage and the better handling of a 5th wheel. I am looking

    at the Cougar 291 RLS.

    Thanks -

    Wingr

    Hey, if you want to save thousands and have the hitch that will work right, look into the sidewinder it will work great, thats what i am looking into. i will also be putting firestone ride rit air bags under the rear for leveling the truck and camper with the touch of a button you can add air or take out. it should work great.

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    Default Re: Short Bed Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch...Anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by d100bear View Post
    just bought a sundance 2900MK 31ft 5er dont need slider have 88degree turning
    Maybe so, but that 5er has an 1875 lb pin weight and you will be grossly overloaded on a Tundra before you even get in the truck or add gear etc. To stay safely under the payload rating of the truck you need a pin weight below 1200 or so.

    The Cougar 291 RLS pin is 1435 dry. That will most likely overload the Tundra as well.

    Lots of people overload their truck but I sure wouldn't want try to explain that to the insurance co. or the cops if there was an accident. And yes, they do look for that in an accident investigation.

    I liked the Sidewinder concept when I first saw it but many have raised questions about the extra torque it puts on the pin box and whether the trailer mfg will honor the warranty. The Sidewinder moves the load point (and pivot point) back a good distance. This means that the force on the original hitch in the truck bed is no longer straight down from the pin box, but through a long "lever". This torques the pin box much more than it would otherwise be. I would get a written approval from the trailer mfg before buying one.
    Last edited by quarque; 09-11-2008 at 06:41 PM.


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