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Old 08-08-2015, 08:57 AM   #1
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I am looking at getting a Forest River Wildcat 312BHX fifth wheel trailer and was hoping to get some recommendations on a type of hitch to get installed in my truck. 2008 GMC Sierra Duramax. I don't have the long bed.
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I would say take a look at the auto sliders if they are within your budget and if not a manual would suffice as well....sliders may not always be required but are a safe bet...
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If you have a 6-1\2" bed you might not need a slider if the FW has the new style corner cutouts. The problem is you'll almost never know for sure until you are hooked up and testing. I have a Reese 16 manual slider in my Ford 6-1/2" bed and I can get almost 90 degrees without sliding.
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I have a Wildcat and a Duramax. After much research I chose the Andersen Ultimate Aluminum Fifth wheel hitch. Towed about 10,000 miles so far on the Interstates and in the mountains. No regrets, I'd buy it again.
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I have a Wildcat and a Duramax. After much research I chose the Andersen Ultimate Aluminum Fifth wheel hitch. Towed about 10,000 miles so far on the Interstates and in the mountains. No regrets, I'd buy it again.
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If you have a 6-1\2" bed you might not need a slider if the FW has the new style corner cutouts. The problem is you'll almost never know for sure until you are hooked up and testing. I have a Reese 16 manual slider in my Ford 6-1/2" bed and I can get almost 90 degrees without sliding.
Most people don't realize that a ford 250/350 has a 6 ft 9 in bed not a 6 ft 6 in bed 6 and 3/4 versus 6 and 1/2. That extra 3 inches may not sound like much but when it comes to crunch time that is the same as a mile!
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