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Old 07-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #15
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That slider replaces the 2 mounting legs. On a side note, the bottom of that overhang looks awfully close to the truck bed. That'll be the next thing that gets damaged.
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That slider replaces the 2 mounting legs. On a side note, the bottom of that overhang looks awfully close to the truck bed. That'll be the next thing that gets damaged.
Im gonna look for an extended pin. Gives 10" of back space and 3" lift
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Be aware - Jayco did NOT supply or approve extended pin boxes for a number of their older 5th wheels. Our 2000 Jayco Designer XL 3610RLTS was one of these. It came with a straight vertical pin box such as your Jayco has, and Jayco would not approve the use of an extended pin box as an aftermarket modification. This was the case with a lot of 5th wheels of that era - the frames were not designed to handle the cantilever load imposed by the extended pin box.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #18
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Im gonna look for an extended pin. Gives 10" of back space and 3" lift
I would layout your dimensions on the ground and grab a rope and do a swing test before buy the extended king pin. You need to have more than 4' of clearance from the hitch jaws to the back of the cab. When the front of the 5'er swings around it needs 4'1" min to clear the back of your cab. Just extending the king pin 10" won't work. The hitch is centered side to side in the truck bed. You truck bed is apr 5'+ wide as is the cab. You would need 2'-6+" from the front of the 5'er to the pin in order to rotate out past the cab.

8' bed or slider is your only option.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #19
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I bought mine from 5th Wheel Pin Boxes - Atwood Mobile.

This was in '84 and Atwood carried a 24" extended pin box back then.
If you have a slider installed insist the pin is zero over the trucks rear axle. That way you get the full benefit of the slider or extension. Most pro shop are doing this anyway.

Another option is the Reese Sidewinder Pin Boxes - Reese
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http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...ion/N30047.pdf
If the back of the back rail is 32 1/2" from the back of your bed, it's installed right.
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http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...ion/N30047.pdf
If the back of the back rail is 32 1/2" from the back of your bed, it's installed right.
Its 32.5" looks like I need to find a used slider
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Its 32.5" looks like I need to find a used slider
Amazon has the 30048 for $309.
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Amazon has the 30048 for $309.
Found a used reese for $150
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As with anything mechanical keep it clean and lube it.
My '97 16K Reese manual square tube slider works like a hot knife through butter. I keep it clean and nothing but a hd spray on lube for the slider/rollers portion.
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Heres the hitch I found. Waiting til payday. Does anyone know if this will mount into my current rails? I have a Reese with universal rails. Thanks for all the help!


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Some careful measuring will tell you if that hitch will fit Reese rails. I bought a new 20K Reese hitch and used the old rails in my bed. Even using the same brand I had to dremel out the slots a bit so the new hitch would fit without forcing it into the rails.
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Some careful measuring will tell you if that hitch will fit Reese rails. I bought a new 20K Reese hitch and used the old rails in my bed. Even using the same brand I had to dremel out the slots a bit so the new hitch would fit without forcing it into the rails.
Measurements are the same. Already thought of that. haha
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After looking at my hitch i can raise it about 2" and I can raise the pinbox almost 4". Would an additional 6" of clearance save me?
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