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Old 04-19-2016, 08:25 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Hitch Again

Need some pros and cons. 2015 GMC 3500 short bed SRW and a 38' fifth wheel with a trail air pin box. I've looked at B&W companion, Pullrite slider, Hensley air. I'm not sure how much I'll use the slide but I know I want it. Will the trail air pin box extend the hitch pin? If I'm only going to slide once in a while I'll go with the B&W. If its going to be quite a bite, I think I'd like the auto slide pullrite. But I hate the part that the pullrite forces you to pretty close to being lined up straight in order to hook. Please shed some light on this.

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Old 04-19-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
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I also found the pullrite difficult to hook up. Started with a BW and it was a pleasure. I had the 18k rerated to 20k and its bolts broke out. got rid of it.

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Old 04-20-2016, 08:03 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by hartk1 View Post
I think I'd like the auto slide pullrite. But I hate the part that the pullrite forces you to pretty close to being lined up straight in order to hook. Please shed some light on this.

I've been using a 16K Super Glide for 13 years.

First 10 pulling a 35' Cardinal.

Last 3 pulling a 40' Cedar Creek.

I have yet to experience a hookup or unhook problem.

If needed you can unhook at 90 degrees by keeping the plate assembly hitched to your pin box, unpin the plate assembly and raise off the hitch.

IMHO I got it right by buying the best the first time.

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Old 04-21-2016, 09:35 AM   #4
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One of many opinions you will get but hands down best slider hitch made. Glad I bought it. No worries...
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:24 AM   #5
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i had a pullrite super glide in my 3/4 ton 6.6 ft bed and used it all the time due to the turn around in my side lot.
loved it,and i never had any problems hooking or unhooking
with it
better to have and not need it than need it and not have it
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:43 PM   #6
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B&W will put a smile on your face!
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:04 PM   #7
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yep ok

I think the my hitch is best types are forgetting he has a short bed and a big camper. I have the same set up and a super glide and I see it in action just pulling into Cracker Barrel`s parking lot let alone tight camp grounds. Personally can`t imagine being with out it, really why go thru the worry every time you pull in somewhere. As far as aligned when hooking up when I park the 5`er my last maneuver is backing straight up into the spot, always so not sure how you guys do it to get cockeyed so that is not a problem.

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