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Old 09-19-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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Howdy All,

I've been away a long time. We bought a TT, then decided we needed more space, so hope to trade for a nice 5er.

Step 1:
We bought a sweet used 06 F250, super crew, 6.0 PSD, 6.75' box.

Step 2:
I need advice on a hitch. I don't like the idea of getting out to slide the hitch before trying to park because I'm not perfect (afraid I'll forget). However, although I've not questioned I do sense some resistance from my dealer about any sort of automatic slider like the Pull Rite hitch. Input please?

Thanks,
Ralph
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
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Howdy All,

I've been away a long time. We bought a TT, then decided we needed more space, so hope to trade for a nice 5er.

Step 1:
We bought a sweet used 06 F250, super crew, 6.0 PSD, 6.75' box.

Step 2:
I need advice on a hitch. I don't like the idea of getting out to slide the hitch before trying to park because I'm not perfect (afraid I'll forget). However, although I've not questioned I do sense some resistance from my dealer about any sort of automatic slider like the Pull Rite hitch. Input please?

Thanks,
Ralph
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RSmoak:
However, although I've not questioned I do sense some resistance from my dealer about any sort of automatic slider like the Pull Rite hitch. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The only reasons I would know of for your dealer to be reluctant would be:

1. If you made the hitch part of the deal. The PullRite SuperGlide is significantly more costly than a standard 5th wheel hitch - thus, the dealer's profit would be impacted.

2. The PullRite SuperGlide requires the installation of a cam plate on the 5th wheel's pinbox. Perhaps the dealer is concerned that he does not have experienced/qualified personnel to handle the installation.

Otherwise, I would think the dealer would be thrilled with your selection of the PullRite SuperGlide. It's the foolproof solution to the 5th wheel/short bed potential interference problem.

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I'd agree with Rusty's two reasons why the dealer might be reluctant about this hitch, because it's certainly can't be due to quality. If we had a short bed truck, that's the only fifth wheel hitch I'd consider.

You might ask him/her *why* s/he's relucant. If it's for Rusty's Reason #2, I'd find a qualified hitch installer who was familiar with this particular hitch and have it installed there...I wouldn't want the dealer *experimenting* on installing something so important to your safety!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:55 AM   #5
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Thanks.

Talked to their hitch technican. He believes in them. Said he's still trying to educate the sales folks. He even gave me the installed prices.

Thanks again for your input.

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The bonus with the PulRite is the head itself with it's gear rack wrap around jaw, can't beat it for fool-proof latching.
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