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Old 01-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Ordering new RV - advice needed

I'm ordering a new Jayco Eagle Super Lite 30.5 DBSA. An option available is to order the factory installed Reese Revolution pin box (identical to the Sidewinder). With my 6 1/2 foot box, is this really necessary?

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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It isn't necessary if you never forget and turn too sharply. Very expensive if you do forget. Even if you don't want a SuperGlide, there's an instructive video at PullRite has a SAFER, STRONGER, BETTER designed hitch for you.

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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I have a short box. It was 1500.00 mistake. Now have a slider hitch.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:12 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mdordahl View Post
I'm ordering a new Jayco Eagle Super Lite 30.5 DBSA. An option available is to order the factory installed Reese Revolution pin box (identical to the Sidewinder). With my 6 1/2 foot box, is this really necessary?
I would look at this option of a pinbox and Sidewinder. Air Ride Sidewinder Fifth Wheel Pin Box by Fifth Airborne

I have a sliding hitch and so I installed the Trailair pinbox on my 5er to eliminate chucking. We had an extreme amount of chucking on some of the interstates, as we towed back east last year. My DW got a extreme headache in West Virginal last year, so I installed one in the fall. It did help tremendously when we pull up to Door County in WI.
Since you are asking about just adding the sidewinder go all the way and be better of for it.
Just my humble opinion and $0.02

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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I only had short bed trucks and never a problem. I do have a slider hitch but not used it on the new fiver only a couple of times with the old fiver. I think you will find the Jaco is made for short bed trucks. I am sure if you try hard enought you can hit the truck with the fiver. Our Carriage would really have have to be in a very sharp turn to do it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #6
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If you are anything like me it is amazing how on every trip I forget at least one thing. With my Pullrite I won't have to worry about forgetting not to turn sharply. I have done some near 90 backups and love the hitch. I've rigged up a winch in my garage and can have the hitch in or out in 10 minutes.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
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Get the Revolution (i.e. Sidewinder) as a factory installed option. If you are getting a good discount off MSRP, this is such cheap insurance and it works without any thought or effort on your part.

I personally have used short bed trucks since 1989, back when manual sliders, auto sliders, the Sidewinder or notched fiver caps had not even been developed. Now I have a manual slider that I never use. So, none of these improvements are required if you are careful. But again, the factory installed Revolution is such an inexpensive option and it also offers a small improvement in turning and backing characteristics. Maintenance is minimal, less than a manual or auto slider. Pivots out of the way when not in use and also pivots for hookup at sharp angles.

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