Originally Posted by Kozzy
I saw that one and would love to use it, but I need the slide hitch, I have a short bed pickup. .
The one linked to in post 11 claims to be:
"REESE Elite 30160 Fifth Wheel 25000 lb Load Capacity with Slider
But then the fine print says
"Direct fit for RAM trucks with OE tow package
• Rated for 20,000 lbs. capacity / 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity
So it's rated 25k gross trailer weight in a Ford, but 20k in a Ram with the factory 5er prep kit.
However, I suspect that listing is an error. The Reese 30160 does not include a slider per ReeseProd.com. The 18k Reese Elite with slider costs over $2000, so I suspect that 20k with slider cannot be had for less than $900.
The reese I have been looking at is the reese 20K Elite with the slide. Same head, just on the kwick slide.
No can do and plug into the Ram 5er prep kit, per the Reese website.
Reese - Square Tube Slider
Note that the Kwic Slide requires rail kits 30035 or 30095. Both of those are in-bed rails, not the Elite under-bed rails. So you would still have to use an adapter of some sort to use your Ram's factory Elite-series prep kit. So double-check with your installer and be certain he knows what he's doing.
Someone mentioned that the pull rite can be separated into 2 pieces to be removed, is that a one person job or do you still need to people to lift the pieces in and out of the truck?
Those puppies are HEAVY
. Per the SuperGlide FAQ:
5. How much does my SuperGlide weigh?
16k #2700 -- 194 lbs.
18k #2900 -- 224 lbs.
24k #2300 -- 270 lbs.
Yeah, it's relatively easy to remove just the FIFTH WHEEL PLATE ASSEMBLY and ROCKER ARM, but that still leaves too much weight for an old man like me to remove by simply lifting it out of the bed. But there is a work-around in the FAQ of the Owner' Guide:
Originally Posted by SuperGlide FAQ
6. Can I leave the hitch attached to my trailer and use the trailer jacks to lift the hitch out of the truck?
Yes, you can use the trailer jacks to lift the hitch out of the truck. The hitch should not however be left hanging from the king pin. Once you have the hitch lifted out of the truck you should have a stand available to lower the hitch onto for storage.
I would make a stand out of construction lumber with a heavy plywood top and about four feet wide, and make it just exactly the right height so you'd need to lower the suspended hitch only a couple of inches to get it onto the stand. Then leave it on the stand but disconnect the hitch from the kingpin and raise the trailer back up a hair so there is no weight on the kingpin.
Just be sure the stand is on solid ground so it won't turn over too easily.
Then when you want to hook it back up, lower the kingpin back into the hitch and connect it. Move the stand out of the way, then back the tow vehicle back under the hitch to install the hitch back into the truck.