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SO, if I'm reading this right, the rail-mount Anderson would be a good choice, only if the 5th wheel front cap is rounded enough to not impact the truck rear window? Is the rail-mount a manual slider?

But, if the front cap is rounded enough to prevent impact in tight turns, a slider wouldn't be needed anyway, right?



No the rail mount is not a slider . I have looked at your fifth wheel online , and the corners are round like many are. The rail mount Andersen is designed along with the adapter , to be run in different positions for a short bed or long bed . You will not be hitting your window if its ran like mine is with my Megacab. But you can if you work at it ,and not pay attention ,you can do the same thing with a long bed . If worried get an auto slide hitch, pretty sure I posted what you can do there also, a lot more money ,but still a good choice . To answer your question many tow without a slider, but you can't think because those corners are rounded off ,you can't hit, you can.

I have towed many miles with that Andersen, as many have also. Its your choice.

There are three bedrail adapters , I call them picture frames that can be bought to attach the Andersen or another rail mount hitch too. The adapter mounts to your OE puck system on that Ram . There are many out there manual sliders ,auto sliders ,the Andersen . The list goes on .

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So In a NUT SHELL - - -

SOME are passionate about their B & W
SOME are passionate about their Anderson
SOME are passionate about their Superglide - ( ME ! ! )

It does NOT make any of them better than the other, it's all personal Preference..That is if used correctly.


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Another vote for the Pullrite Auto Slider OE Puck mount. Pricey, but worth it in my opinion. I love mine, and don't ever have to wonder if it will or will not hit the cab of the truck. Only thing I wish is that the capture plate mounted to the hitch, like the Demco and not to the Kingpin. But that's not a big deal really.

It's a heavy hitch... 300lbs, but worth it in my opinion.

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ford truck guy wrote:

So In a NUT SHELL - - -

SOME are passionate about their B & W
SOME are passionate about their Anderson
SOME are passionate about their Superglide - ( ME ! ! )

It does NOT make any of them better than the other, it's all personal Preference..That is if used correctly.



In a NUT SHELL . Not sure I am passionate about a hitch. [emoticon] What I am passionate about is stating the facts ,and not just throwing stuff out there .

Personal preference the Reese 18k manual slider that I also tow with. Got the Andersen for just a Montana trip in the summer to remove easily. Those sliders are heavy, the Andersen eliminates messing with having to take apart or get help taking that Reese out. Rest of my trips I prefer the Reese.

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Walaby wrote:

Another vote for the Pullrite Auto Slider OE Puck mount. Pricey, but worth it in my opinion. I love mine, and don't ever have to wonder if it will or will not hit the cab of the truck. Only thing I wish is that the capture plate mounted to the hitch, like the Demco and not to the Kingpin. But that's not a big deal really.

It's a heavy hitch... 300lbs, but worth it in my opinion.

Mike



Great way to go. Although I have a friend that got a bit tired of messing with it, they are a bit fussy about that angle you are at getting then hooked up ,and unhooked. They don't don't come undone he said at too much of an angle. He went to the Andersen rail mount seems to be a bit more happy with that.

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SO, with the Anderson rail mount, you can set the mount to some determined (but adjustable) distance back from the truck rear window, which pretty much ensures that the front cap won't hit the rear window in tight turns?

Is it light weight enough that someone who isn't "superman" can remove it from the truck, and re-install without requiring help?


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Andersen Ultimate weighs about 40 lbs

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DesertDogs wrote:

SO, with the Anderson rail mount, you can set the mount to some determined (but adjustable) distance back from the truck rear window, which pretty much ensures that the front cap won't hit the rear window in tight turns?

Is it light weight enough that someone who isn't "superman" can remove it from the truck, and re-install without requiring help?


Yes, easily removed with one person , pull four pins and lift out.

The rail mount can be installed in two different positions , as well as the adapter , so basIcally four different adjustments . I run the adapter and hitch in the positions that allow the fifth wheel furthest from the cab. As far as hitting the cab on my Megacab , have never come close , I have no idea what degree I can back , but I haven’t been in a position that was a problem .

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Walaby wrote:

Another vote for the Pullrite Auto Slider OE Puck mount. Pricey, but worth it in my opinion. I love mine, and don't ever have to wonder if it will or will not hit the cab of the truck. Only thing I wish is that the capture plate mounted to the hitch, like the Demco and not to the Kingpin. But that's not a big deal really.

It's a heavy hitch... 300lbs, but worth it in my opinion.

Mike



Great way to go. Although I have a friend that got a bit tired of messing with it, they are a bit fussy about that angle you are at getting then hooked up ,and unhooked. They don't don't come undone he said at too much of an angle. He went to the Andersen rail mount seems to be a bit more happy with that.

I've heard that, but haven't experienced it personally yet
Admittedly not as easy to pull out of the truck as other hitches. But, I lift mine out (as necessary), by just leaving it hooked up to the king pin. Then, I lower it down onto a rolling table and roll it into my garage.

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DesertDogs wrote:

Sounds to me like the Anderson is far from the best choices out there?


For your use, no not the best choice. Also, Andersen does not make a direct fit to the puck system. The best Andersen hitch uses the rail mount system, with 4-point attachment.

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