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Posted: 11/27/20 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Going to get our first fifth wheel rig we are looking at has a GVWR of 11,250 and a GCWR of 14,250. Have a 2012 Dodge 3500 DSL Dually with the megacab. Would like a automatic slider since we have the 6.5 ft bed

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djcjc wrote:

Going to get our first fifth wheel rig we are looking at has a GVWR of 11,250 and a GCWR of 14,250. Have a 2012 Dodge 3500 DSL Dually with the megacab. Would like a automatic slider since we have the 6.5 ft bed


You sure you don’t mean UVW of 11,250 and GVWR of 14,250?


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Posted: 11/27/20 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tow with a short box and have no interest in getting any kind of sliding hitch but if you're worried about cab to trailer contact, I think you're wise going to an automatic slider.


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Posted: 11/27/20 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like the Anderson but I grew up on a farm and am more familiar with gooseneck type setups. I have a short bed and with it flipped back, I've not had any issues.


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Well, the 2 most common autoslides are the Pullrite and the Demco. I have the Demco 18k and have had no issues. My trailer is about 11.5k- 12k loaded and have over 30k miles of towing on this hitch in 3.5 years. I just replaced the pivot pin for the jaws because it had a little wear spot on it. That's it.
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Posted: 12/02/20 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

camp-n-family wrote:

djcjc wrote:

Going to get our first fifth wheel rig we are looking at has a GVWR of 11,250 and a GCWR of 14,250. Have a 2012 Dodge 3500 DSL Dually with the megacab. Would like a automatic slider since we have the 6.5 ft bed


You sure you don’t mean UVW of 11,250 and GVWR of 14,250?

Yeah...5th wheel trailers don't have a GCWR number.

Top of the heap of auto sliders is the Pullrite Superglide.

A newer model 5th wheel trailer can have the rounded/notched front corners made for short bed trucks you may not need a slider.


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Posted: 12/02/20 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Google Blue Ox Super Ride hitch. Not a slider but will articulate rearwards when you need additional clearance. This hitch checks a lot of boxes.

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