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Old 09-24-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hi, it's me again. I'm just trying to cover all the bases before I purchase a 5th wheel. I've posted a couple of times and have recieved great advise. Now my question is.... what is the best hitch to buy. I will be pulling with a 3/4 ton short bed.
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Old 09-24-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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Hi, it's me again. I'm just trying to cover all the bases before I purchase a 5th wheel. I've posted a couple of times and have recieved great advise. Now my question is.... what is the best hitch to buy. I will be pulling with a 3/4 ton short bed.
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Old 09-24-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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With a short bed truck you will want to look at a "slider" hitch. This is because the front of the RV sits so close to the cab of the truck.
Try looking at the Reese, B&W, Hitch-Rite sites for a start. They are all quality hitches.
Just a tip. Get the biggest capacity hitch that you can afford. It will come in handy when you upgrade.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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Pullrite Superglide if you are looking for the best. You will never worry about hitting the cab as this hitch automatically slides the pin back as you turn.

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Old 10-11-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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well i always use a air ride hitch, they are the best ride you will ever have , they keep from braking up your trailer,

i have had many short beds and i use one now and i have never had to use a slider hitch,
they are noisey and not needed .

i like the easy rider air ride hitch for the little light weight stuff 30,000 lbs and under .

and the holland for the big stuff 60,000 and up .

once you use an air ride hitch you will never tow without it.

the trail air is not even close ,
and the rubber pin box is kinda a joke.
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You did say Shortbed. It is costly but well worth the money in my opinion.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:53 AM   #7
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If cost is an issue, which it is for many of us, using a slider is no big deal. I have a Hidden Hitch and it takes about fifteen seconds to slide the hitch back to the parking position, and an equal amount of time to put it back in towing position. The Pullrite is also exclusive, you cannot have your trailer towed with any other type of hitch. I dinged the cab on my previous truck when I didn't slide the hitch but that was on my first trip out when I didn't realize how easy it is to slide.
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:55 AM   #8
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your unit should be set up to not hit.

if your using a slider ,
they are set up way foward and if you don't have an extended pin box ( or even if you do )
they will hit.

your way better off to run an air ride hitch and set it up so you wont hit.

you would not believe the better ride , the safer braking and less strain on your trailer and belongings and no more pounding or see sawing on your truck.

the auto pull right is just not even close to an air ride hitch ,

in fact it stops you from hooking on any other unit but a pullright.

you buy the air ride one time and you can hook up on anything ,

you can set your height while driving down the road and enjoy the best ride of all.

i just can't believe all the ridged hitches that people ust to ruin their truck and trailer.

the things ride so bad and tear up your stuff.
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