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I recently replaced my Truck and decided it's time to upgrade my hitch at the same time.

I've narrowed my decision down to two Hitches. Demco Autoslide or B&W Companion slider.

One of my biggest complaints in my old receiver was the lack of lateral gimble from side to side.

The B&W seems to have almost no side to side movement - where as the Demco seems to have enough to align the pin to jaws without binding.

Any thoughts on either? I know the Demco I have to adjust the side guide bars each time I connect to the 5er - but that extra work will be worth it because of the lateral gimble.

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Don't know about the hitches your looking at but we have the Pullrite Super Glide on our short bed Ram. The auto slide has been trouble free for many years and never have to think about tight turns and hitting the cab


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Posted: 11/09/19 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been running the demco autoslide now for 4 seasons. Works good, no issues.


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You are incorrect about adjusting the guide bars each time. Only if you're hitching up a different pinbox and they're different widths. I've towed with the Demco for 25,000 miles and it's a nice hitch.
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You never hear anyone wish they didn't buy a B&W, most will say I wish I bought it sooner.

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If I was going to buy a slider again, it would be the auto's . The manuals are a pain to use. You will most likely find that although you do have a slider, it does not come into play often ,if at all.
I would get the Demco long before the B&W , just for the fact mentioned, its a manual slider.

Of course with the Auto, it doesn't matter what situation you are in ,they just do their thing. ALMOST no worries making contact with the truck, there is always that chance.

Some may pop up and mention Andersen, its worth looking into. I will leave it at that.

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southernsky wrote:

Don't know about the hitches your looking at but we have the Pullrite Super Glide on our short bed Ram. The auto slide has been trouble free for many years and never have to think about tight turns and hitting the cab


I think that is a true statement to a point, but rather misleading for the inexperienced . You can hit the cab with any hitch. I always cringe a bit when I read these statements ," NEVER have to think about tight turns and hitting the cab" Thats a recipe for disaster .

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You are comparing two totally different hitches. The Demco is auto slide, and there is nothing to do to engage the slide feature. It is quite heavy, and I use a chain hoist in the fall and spring to lift it in and out of the truck bed. B&W slider is a manual slider. You have to get out, engage the slide mechanism. The problem is that you don't know you need to slide until it is almost too late.

If you are set on a slider hitch, get the Demco, or Pull right auto slides. If you dont need a slider, then get the B&W standard hitch. My next truck will be a long bed, and a B&W will go in then, and the Demco will be history.

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There are hitching issues with the PullRite, not sure if that's the case with the Demco???

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

There are hitching issues with the PullRite, not sure if that's the case with the Demco???


I think MeAgain should comment on the B&W as he has one.

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