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Old 01-02-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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I bought a Keystone Raptor 3612ds. I have a 6' bed. Do I need a slider or will the standard hitch work?


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Old 01-02-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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With a 6' bed (a standard short bed is 6-1/2'), I would think it would almost certainly require a sliding 5th wheel hitch.


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We have a Dodge with a standard bed and put a slide hitch in it. If you have to back in and try to turn tight depending on the design of your 5th wheel you will hit your cab. Your Raptor is flat like our Dune Chaser so it would hit.. We have the super slide and I don't worry or have to get out and unlatch it if i need it to work its automatic. It requires a special plate but they offer a adapter if you need to use a different hitch to tow the trailer.
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Thanks guys.
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I bought a slider.
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manual slider?

i had one it worked great, i was a Husky 16K,

it worked so good at allowing my small bed truck to cruise thru tight parking lots that i started to get a little too brave at how good a driver i was,
... while showing off how good i was at navigating a 5'r thru that crowded parking lot I didn't set the slider back intentionaly, and yea yea yea i crinkled the rear part of the cab a wee bit,

the laughs were on me, and it cost $800 to fix, not bad at all

the moral of the story:
just because the slider works so good, that doesn't mean you've become any better of a driver, it just means the slider works good
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I'll remember to be extra careful.
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Here is some information that should help you decide what to do.

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I would really like to read the above link about sliders, (Wittmeba), unfortunately it doesn't take me to anything readable. Perhaps a broken link? Can anyone help? Thanks!

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