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Posted: 02/28/12 07:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got hung up at a gas station and was trying to get out of the spot I got myself into and forgot to use the slider on my six foot bed and nailed the cab near the window real good. I didn't break the rear window but really screwed up the corner of the cab. I had to take the hitch and brackets out for the body shop to move the bed to repair the cab and I dont think I'm going to put that hitch back in. now what about these automatic sliders are they any good and what should I go with.

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Posted: 02/28/12 07:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your hitch probably would have worked fine, if you had used it? The automatics do work without any input by you, but your also going to really pay for that service.


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Sorry to hear that.

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Sorry to hear about your cab. I've got a short bed truck as well and I have a pullrite automatic slide hitch installed. It works just as advertised. I never need to remember to set the slide. Is it more expensive, you bet. But, so is repair to your truck. I would rather pay a bit more money for the piece of mind the automatic slide provides.

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with my superglide I have to be I believe its 15 degrees or less from straight to connect and disconnect. big disadvantage. I can not tow another 5th without a capture plate. and others can not tow my 5th unless I remove the capture plate. It never makes a mistake as I turn and it slides back though. just some ideas.


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Posted: 02/28/12 07:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my "oops" was $1100 but I only paid the deductible and sent it through insurance. I had turned it that tight before... but that time the trailer wheels jumped a curb and tilted it into the cab.

My current setup can go 100 degrees or more now (long bed).


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Posted: 02/28/12 08:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As far as I know, there 2 automatic sliding fiver hitches on the market; the Pullrite and the HiJacker. The Pullrite is the more popular one and requires a capture plate. The HiJacker does not require a capture plate.

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Been there, done that. We have a slider but it is next to impossible to move with the trailer hooked up. We will be upgrading with the newer trailer I hope to have this spring.

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2 words
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I have a 15k Pullrite Superglide and it works great no problems !!


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