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Old 01-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Question Need Help with Sidewinder or Pullrite

I have a 2009 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Short Box (5'8"). I am looking at buying a Jayco Light Fifth Wheel. What is the best hitch, a Sidewinder or the Pullrite? I am being told by my dealer to buy the Sidewinder since it is less money and just as good. How does it really work? Cant tell by the video online.


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Old 01-06-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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Can't advise on either of those. I've had a Lil rocker and a Reese slider. I have liked both of these. If you have a short box. I would recommend a slider. Did damage to our short box cab. Love having the slider now.

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Old 01-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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As I understand it, the Sidewinder puts the pivot point to the rear of the hitch centerpoint over the axle--but I would surely like to see it in action in person before getting one. I can't have but think the leverage force on the hitch/truck would be increased in straight-line traveling. But, people say they work. The Pullrite is a proven product, but I believe it has some hitching problems when the truck and trailer are at extreme angles, and it is a lot of money.
Since I don't have either one, I probably don't know what I am talking about.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
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I have a 16K Superglide by Pullrite and I love it. The first time I backed a fiver in to my laneway I just about croaked seeing the nose coming at the back of my cab but it never even came close. The pullrite worked as advertised and I highly recommend it. I have a shortbed (6 1/2 ft) chev and I just don't worry about hitting my cab. Also probably one of the best if not the best pin capture mechanisms on the market. Well worth the money just for the peace of mind.

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