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Old 10-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #15
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I just sold my 15k Reese Slider hitch back to the dealer I bought it from. $165 I paid him 875 for it originally. I had tried selling it on Craigslist for $350. It was like brand new. Even the shop guys told me it looked unused. I had to get a larger hitch and stayed with Reese. But I can tell you that there were 3-5 fifth wheel hitches on Craigslist any given day. I also found a place in Missouri who had a large supply of used hitches. Just a thought you might check your area for a good used hitch. That price you quoted seemed high for labor rate and as for the electrical I am sure you can get a better price if you check around. There are some good You Tube vidios of self installs on the hitch if you get a bud to give you a hand there is some extra savings.

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Alright...After searching Craigslist this morning, I found someone selling new Curt 16616 (16k, slider, rails) for $599. After calling around town to a few others, they unwillingly matched that price.

So, I am having it installed on Saturday with electrical wired intot he bed as well for $1,094.93 (incl. 7% sales tax).

That should be sufficient for the RV, and I am ok with the pricing for a new hitch. I appreciate that it is on the "low end", but you gotta start somewhere.

Ya'll's advice is and was GREATLY appreciated!!

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Old 10-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #17
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You will love the Curt hitch. I have the Q20 ( 20 000 lb.) and it is a great hitch.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:22 PM   #18
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I paid $1,300 to have a fullTime SuperGlide install in my truck. And that was with the removable mount set up
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:18 AM   #19
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That's the hitch dealers used to give you and install for "free" if you bought an RV from them. lol lol Yeah I know it was never really free. I would spend a few extra dollars and get a hitch with the jaws. As said the bar will start to wear and flatten out to where you will get a lot of banging when you stop and pull out. In about a year you will be looking to upgrade. I have one of those hitchs you can have for a hundred bucks, tried to sell it but seems no one wants it....
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #20
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just make sure you get a moryde or an air bag hitch pin box it will make towing much better or if you got the bucks you can go with a bd 3 air ride hitch for about 2300 bucks. I had a solid hitch and put a bd3 on and it was like day and nite. also chuck the factory susp links if you can and put mor ryde 4000 adds 4 inch of vertical travel to your suspension. I am convinced that if you don't skimp on your suspension and hitch set you 5er will see a lot less problems down the road.

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