We just purchased a 2006 Chevy Sliverado 2500HD 4x4 short bed pickup truck. (Love it! Diesel and all! :0) It even came with crinkled C posts where the past owner hit it on both sides with a 5ver!
We bought a 1997 250RK Starcraft Shimera. We were talked into buying the accompanying 5th wheel hitch, (Reese) for $300. Model #30026. (Not too sure it was such a good deal. It came with the rails but not any bolts). Thinking of selling it as we are thinking of using a different hitch. It comes with some sort of glued on pad?
My son-in-law has a gooseneck hitch that flips over when not in use so that there aren't any rails left in the way. The company that makes this hitch, (B&W), also sells a "companion hitch" that will allow the hitch to pull the 5ver. We own a 2004 Winnebago Minnie 31' MH, but wanted a 2nd camper for our 4 married children to be able to use. (We have 6 children, 2 at home).
We have ordered the flip-over type hitch, (B&W), and the companion type hitch and the truck is do to go in for it's operation this week sometime. BUT I
would like to know if we need a slider type hitch? My son-in-law and my DH both tell me that it will be just fine they will just have to be careful when backing up and turning. Are they right? I am SURE
that after I have posted about our truck coming with crinkles in the C posts that someone will point out ...See? You NEED a slider and that is why!... But does anyone agree with my DH and DS-I-L?
This having been said ... when we cut open our truck for the turnover hitch, and add the companion hitch .. is it a done deal and no slider can be attached? Or if MY thoughts that a slider is really needed come true, (hope I'm wrong!), can one just be added?
Thank you for any and all responses.