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Posted: 02/29/12 12:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

8 ft. bed stops all this they are made for towing.


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I have a short bed truck, superglide hitch and LOVE it !! I can not imagine having one screw hold the capture plate but... Mine has 10 screws in it to hold the plate to the hitch. I would say maybe it would take 10 min to get them all out if that. You need at least the 10 and possibly 12 screws to hold the capture plate on but I have the older type circa 2002.
Well worth the $ about $1500 or more but safety is worth every cent. I have not had a problem getting it to be in 17 degrees of straight to unhook but hooking up there is a little harder to get the angle right but do it.


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RVER wrote:

I have a short bed truck, superglide hitch and LOVE it !! I can not imagine having one screw hold the capture plate but... Mine has 10 screws in it to hold the plate to the hitch. I would say maybe it would take 10 min to get them all out if that. You need at least the 10 and possibly 12 screws to hold the capture plate on but I have the older type circa 2002.
Well worth the $ about $1500 or more but safety is worth every cent. I have not had a problem getting it to be in 17 degrees of straight to unhook but hooking up there is a little harder to get the angle right but do it.


the one that use 0ne screw have welded plates on the sides that do not allow the plate to rotate with adjustable shims to fill any gaps. Mine has the 10 or more recessed screws and I plan to weld short pieces around the perimeter and use one screw in the recess of the alignment raised piece on the plate.


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oldbiker7 wrote:

You might consider the Reese Sidewinder KingPin, then you don't need to worry about a slider.


I have the same. Reese sidewinder it works great never have to worry about clearing the cab again.


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I have a short bed and intend to keep it since its one of the last 5.9 cummins made (2007). i bought it when i had a tag trailer and see no need to waste $ when it only has 60k miles.. No need to buy a new truck. So far I love my super glide. I've only ran into one issue. I went to the sand dunes recently and the hitch got full of sand. Due to the WD40 that was on it as a lubricant the sand stuck.. Fortunatly it was strait freeway most of the way home so the rails didnt get "sanded". I ended up having to take the hitch out and high pressure washing it to get all the sand out.

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Sort of depends on the trailer too I think. I have a short bed with a manual slider, and never used it (the slider part). I can't turn 90 degrees, but probably 88 due to the curved front of the fiver. Usually when I'm turned that tight, I'm doing something wrong. I'd love to have a long box, but with 3 kids I need the crew cab, and living in Canada, it really sucks to have to find a parking spot a million miles from the grocery store in winter.


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Segel10 wrote:

I hear your pain. After many years and many close calls, I made the $800 mistake that required a new rear window. Did not fix the small dimple on the right from the close call or the larger dimple on the left that broke the window, but ordered the "Superglide 15K - Fits Industry Standard Mounting Rails" from Tweetys when we got home. Liked the fact that it fit the existing rails. GREAT peace of mind! I think it even is easier to back up with this hitch.
Good Luck with what ever you get.


X2 Great hitch! Got mine from Tweetys $812.00 to the door. I think they have gone up about $8 bucks. You would have been $1200.00 ahead at this point.


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To all of those who think that you need a slider, I would recommend that you look at any RV sold by Heartland.

Standard bed, no slider...... no problems!


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Hi folks! Just wanted to echo what many has stated. I have owned two short box trucks and two superglides. I have to jack-knife my 5er in my drive-way each time I bring it home and have never had any issues. The current 18K superglide I have, I purchase slightly used from my RV dealer...saved about 500 bucks by doing so. It appeared as though it only had been used about 5 times as the original price sticker was still attached to the 5th wheel plate. The most important aspect of the slider is to ensure proper maintenace is performed to prevent premature wear and to ensure smooth operation.

I too like long beds, but chose the Ram 3500 MG for various reasons...but have had no issues with the superglide!

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