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Posted: 07/14/19 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the pullrite as well. It does the job. May not need it since the front cap on my bighorn is cut for turning but my friend’s rig was too and he hit the cab. Better safe than sorry. That said, there are is a lot of slop in the slide, and between the slide and ram puck adapter plate, there is 250 lbs to deal with. I built a lift out of a $50 HF winch and some scrap metal. Works like a charm. I would imagine it’s a Ford vs Chevy thing since all the hitches do the job well. I’m not comfortable with the Anderson conversion so I’ll stick with the pullrite.


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If you do not mind manually sliding, B&W now makes a manual slider for the Ford puck system.

https://www.suspensionconnection.com/rvk3370-companion.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvN2K2Pq14wIVB7vsCh3CygPwEAQYAyABEgJVB_D_BwE

I have one of their manual sliders and always slide it back at check in and back to tow position after straightening out on the exit road. Never a problem in normal towing going forward. Chris


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Posted: 07/15/19 04:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed the Pullrite Superslide 16K with the removable flush mount bed system. My truck did not have the "puck system" but came set up to pull a TT in the camper package. Took me about 5 hours to put it in. I measured three times before I drilled a hole and watched a couple youtube videos on it. Great hitch I like it. TV is a F250 SB CC


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Posted: 07/15/19 04:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been using the Demco autoslide for 4 seasons now. No issues. No need for a capture plate unless you are using the Mor/Ryde pinbox. I do have that pinbox, and the capture plate is no big deal.

that said, my next truck will be a long bed, mostly for the larger fuel tank, so I would be switching hitches to a B&W at that point.


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Posted: 07/15/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the Pullrite 2700 and with the last 2 5th wheels I have had...…..not one problem at all. I have a short bed Ford and never get any chucking at all.


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Posted: 07/15/19 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pullrite for me also. 10 years and never had a problem hitching or unhitching. Read and understand the manual! Many on here will tell you the "proper way to hook and unhook". Their proper way does not always match the manufacturers proper way. Trust the manufacturers manual and you will not have any problems.
Also note: you can not turn the superglide past 90 degrees! Well you can, but something will break. Says so, right in the manual.


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Me Again wrote:

If you do not mind manually sliding, B&W now makes a manual slider for the Ford puck system.

https://www.suspensionconnection.com/rvk3370-companion.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvN2K2Pq14wIVB7vsCh3CygPwEAQYAyABEgJVB_D_BwE

I have one of their manual sliders and always slide it back at check in and back to tow position after straightening out on the exit road. Never a problem in normal towing going forward. Chris



I think his whole point is the automatic slider, sounds like he had a manual slider ,but failed to use it, so your hitch wouldn't do him any good if he doesn't use it . Or he thought he could get by without a slider.

It makes no difference what manual slider he has , I have a manual 18K Signature Reese hitch, works great if you use it.

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"my next truck will be a long bed, mostly for the larger fuel tank, so I would be switching hitches to a B&W at that point."

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BugsRLB wrote:




Pullrite seems to have hitch/unhitching issues, needs separate plate on kingpin, can't tow other 5vr's without plate.



What are your recommendations or thoughts? [emoticon]



Been towing with Pullrite 16K Superglide for 16 years.


I have not had a problem hooking up or unhooking.

I modified my wedge plate so it is removable in minutes so any 5th wheel hitch can be used to tow my unit..


Two bolts in wedge plate holds plate on pin box.

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Pin holds plate in front.

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Pullrite now makes wedge plates that are easily removed.

With these new plates it isn't even an issue anymore.


As far as pulling someone else's unit without wedge plate on their pin box.

I use this.

Slides in between base rails.

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Tightened in and jam nutted to keep slid from moving.

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With slide disabled I can tow any 5th wheel.


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I have had both the Pullrite Superglide and the Reese Sidewinder, which doesn't appear to be on your list. Either will work well for you.

Since you're specifically asking about the Pullrite, it works great and is a fairly smooth ride. It's very heavy and a pain to remove. I'd probably consider one again, as it handles more predictably than the Sidewinder in certain situations. I've since moved to a long bed.

The benefit to the Sidewinder over the Superglide was that we could pack stuff behind the hitch because you use a standard fixed hitch that does not move in the bed of the truck. You can use (almost) any hitch, including ones that break down into multiple pieces for easy removal. It requires more maintenance and can feel uncomfortable (but not unsafe) during fast changes in direction, but tracks well otherwise.

I never had any issues hitching or unhitching with either - those stories are inflated, or the people using them are doing something wrong.

* This post was edited 07/15/19 09:30am by jshupe *


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