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Old 02-27-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Please help with hitch advice

My new Jayco Eagle 30.5 DBSA fiver is on order and I need to purchase a hitch for my Chev Silverado 2500 HD D/A. After some research I've decided to purchase a slider unit but don't want to go overboard with the cost. We are typically weekend campers with two week long trips each summer. Can you offer some of your favorite brands? I'm looking at the Curt Manufacturing 16616 E5 Fifth Wheel Head, R5 Roller and Mounting Rails. Is this a good choice for my Silverado 2500HD?
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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That could work, just make sure that it has two locking jaws and not a single bar that will lock on to the king pin. I have this hitch that was installed by my dealer when I purchased my first 5er. I had it moved to my present TV for just the labor cost to install from the same dealer. He provided the mounting brackets free on my new TV.
http://tweetys.com/reese-pro-16k-slider.aspx
You might be able to have some of the cost or installation done for free since you have not bought the 5er yet, from the dealer. Did you try?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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The Pullrite SuperGlide is the Cadillac of sliders IMHO. I found a never-used 16K on Craigslist with SuperRail mounts and brackets to fit my truck for $850. I drove from Denver to Grand Junction to pick it up and installed it myself.

There are deals to be found. Just be patient and keep looking.

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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KTM Guy,

I've been researching Fifth Wheel hitches and had a question about the PullRite you use. Have you ever had a problem with disconnecting due to the camper being at a certain vertical angle (beyond level) compared to the tow vehicle? I read a forum comment where someone warned that due to unlevel campsites, PullRite owners can have a problem disconnecting? Just wondering your experiences?

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I too have a Pullrite Superglide (18K model); the first few times hitching and unhitching were a little tight/stubborn. However, once this new hitch married itself with my kingpin (Mor/ryde) it has been smooth ever since. At the start of this season (6+ inches of snow on the ground) I was able to hitch up at an awkward angle (nothing too extreme like 90 degrees, but, not straight on either) and it went in fine. Not 100% certain if all models have a pivoting head like the 18K model. Good luck with your selection...
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When we had our Cougar5-r & a short-bed Chevy2500HD, we had a Huskey hitch with the slider accessory. It's been too long for me to remember price, but I do remember the hitch with the slider accessory was less than PullRite's hitch. It wasn't automatic like the PullRite one is, but, then, we only used the slider once & that was just to test it. Even with our short-bed truck, we never encountered a situation where we had to engage the slide (lucky, I guess).

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I too recommend perusing the internet for a used slider hitch. Nearly all RVing forums have a classified section. Have you checked ours yet?
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I bought a 16K Reese tilt side / side for my 2004 Silverado HD, to pull a 1995 Nomad Mid profile 26 1/2' 5er. I mounted it in the 6' box and have had no trouble with it. It is not a slider. This is the second vehicle I've had it in. I really like this hitch. I bought it from a guy who was getting out of RVing. I have seen them on CL, ebay and even in our little local paper here. Call a local dealer they sometimes have used hitches for sale also.
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I've never been in a place where the hitching-up angle was a problem with my SuperGlide. But it's certainly something to keep in mind when choosing a campsite.
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I have a Reese 16K slider in our Chevy 1/2 ton CC. Works great.I havent had to use the slider yet except to test it, but I would rather have it and not need it,then need it,and not have it.I bought a few years ago used for $350 w/rails. It was only used 3 times.Have you checked Craigs list? Good luck.
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There was a Husky 16K slider for sale yesterday on RI craigslist for $400. Seems like a common item that appears...

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There was a Husky 16K slider for sale yesterday on RI craigslist for $400. Seems like a common item that appears...

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I checked the posting again, it is a Reese 16K with slider for $400

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