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Jeepin Jim

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Posted: 09/13/02 09:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My dealer is recommending the Valley Power Roller 5th Wheel Hitch for my 2500HD short bed. He says it's the best because you simply push a buttom to move the hitch forward and backwards.

Sounds neat, but... I have learned in life and re-affirmed on this forum - that you can never trust a dealer.

I would really appreciate some thoughts, experiences and advice from all the folks out there. Thanks so much.


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Posted: 09/14/02 07:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never heard of a button operated. I think before I would spend the money on an electric model, I would buy the SuperGlide (automatic no electrical involved) first. A button operated would require a motor and more could go wrong.

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It puzzles me how the Valley (based on what you have indicated) could be 1/2 the cost. Thats approaching the cost of a good manual slider. Id be curious to know or see a website link to investigate...now Im curious.

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Posted: 09/15/02 08:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have searched for this hitch and unable to identify what it is. Anyone know about Valley Power Roller 5th Wheel Hitch? A link perhaps?

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Thanks, Wittmeba:
I recommend the Pullrite to my dealer based on info from this forum (frankly, mostly you - thank you very much) - but his thinking is that this system is better than the Pullrite.

I don't exactly see how - the Pullrite is completely automatic, and does not require any motors, electricity or anything. The only thing I can think of is perhaps the price. The Valley hitch is, I believe, 1/2 the cost.

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wittmeba,
I was figuring that the Pullrite would cost about $3000. I believe the Valley costs in the neighborhood of $1700. These numbers are for comparison use only, the actual numbers may vary.

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Posted: 09/16/02 04:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5thwheeler

I agree...looks interesting.

Viewing the instructions, I do like the large 'J' hook used around the king pin (this may be Valley's standard).

Perhaps if nothing else, it will bring competition to Pull-rites SuperGlide and bring down the pricing. I think I would still rather have something automatic and without more stuff (motor, gear/screw mechanism, wiring, the weight) to deal with. But who knows...

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Interesting sliding hitch to say the least. It appears to have a large dc motor drive mechanism, that is fully enclosed, or possibly just covered. I can see where it would provide a smooth transition without the banging and clanging most of us get when we change slider positions while hitched. I wonder if it comes with a manual crank as a backup?




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Had the 16K Pullrite installed for about $2K, didn't need the 20K.

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wittmeba,

Here is a link: http://www.valleyindustries.com

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