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Raptormom02

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Posted: 07/01/20 11:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at getting a 2020 GMC 2500 standard box and I was wondering what kind of hitch people are using? We love our superglide but what other self gliding hitches are there?

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Posted: 07/02/20 02:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know people do but I would never pull a 5th wheel trailer with a short box truck. A long box truck will pull better, back better, and has a larger fuel tank.


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Posted: 07/02/20 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

corvettekent wrote:

I know people do but I would never pull a 5th wheel trailer with a short box truck. A long box truck will pull better, back better, and has a larger fuel tank.


I woldn't own a long bed or a dually, too big of a truck for everyday. Plus longer truck means wider turning radius for backing into tight spots. Just my opinion. I'll be replacing my 2016 Duramax with a 2021 in the fall. Crew cab "standard" bed is my preference.

The new trailers have much more rounded corners and offset pin boxes that I've only used my sliding hitch twice since 2006, once didn't even need to but wanted to try it.


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Since you posted in the Toy Hauler section, if your getting a new truck, why not a 3500? If I could replace my 2500 right now, it would be a 3500. I've looked at lots of trailers that are just too heavy for a 2500. Toy Haulers tend to be out of spec for a 2500.

As for your slider question, I don't have a slider for my 5th wheel hitch. Have to be careful when backing, but doesn't effect me when driving forward.

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Thermoguy wrote:

Since you posted in the Toy Hauler section, if your getting a new truck, why not a 3500? If I could replace my 2500 right now, it would be a 3500. I've looked at lots of trailers that are just too heavy for a 2500. Toy Haulers tend to be out of spec for a 2500.

As for your slider question, I don't have a slider for my 5th wheel hitch. Have to be careful when backing, but doesn't effect me when driving forward.


We pull with a 2002 2500HD right now and it pulls our TH fine, just looking to upgrade to a new truck. We live in CA and the registration on a 2500 is expensive and the 3500 is even more. The small tow difference between the 2500 and 3500 (2800lbs) on the Chevy/GMC probably wont even be noticed. Our TH is 10500 so either would work.

We have a supreglide hitch for our 2002 and love it. Just wondering what options are available that have automatic slides for the 2020 GMC/Chevy.

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Posted: 07/06/20 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're 2002 tows your current trailer fine you'll be totally blown away with a new one, TONS more power and the transmissions are now 10 speeds and reportedly very reliable (my mechanic said they "split" the gears). My first Duramax was a 2005, then 2012 to 2013 (lemoned the 2012). LOVE my 2013 but it will be replaced with a 2021 soon. The inventory in So Cal for 2020's is very poor right now.

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Posted: 07/07/20 05:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The need of a slider hitch depends on the location of the pin and the width of the trailer.

We towed a Puma Unleashed toy hauler with a standard bed 2002 GMC for several years and worked just fine. The trailer was 96” wide and the pin was slightly forward of the trailer cap. Never had to use the slider.

Our current trailer (Jayco Talon) is 102” wide and the pin is under the cap. Now if I need to do an extreme angles backing maneuver, I need to extend the slider.

Check those two trailer conditions to see if a slider hitch is necessary. We have a B&W Companion. Heavy as hell but a nice hitch. Don’t know about any other hitches.


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corvettekent wrote:

I know people do but I would never pull a 5th wheel trailer with a short box truck. A long box truck will pull better, back better, and has a larger fuel tank.


False, false, false... Nothing but “old school” thought here.


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nayther wrote:

I woldn't own a long bed or a dually, too big of a truck for everyday.


I don't know about that. [emoticon]


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dedmiston wrote:

nayther wrote:

I woldn't own a long bed or a dually, too big of a truck for everyday.


I don't know about that. [emoticon]


yea, you have the monster truck. But you commute via Metrolink correct? My truck is my company truck, need to park in parking garages and surface lots in downtown L.A. at times, or squeeze into tight spots at Space X. Even single wheel long bed won't cut it.

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