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We have just committed to buying a new to us 37' Montana and GMC short bed pickup. We currently own the same model truck and a 30 Durango using a Reese manual slider. The new rig has a PullRite SuperGlide and I am totally unfamiliar with it's operation.
Is there any big difference in backing up with the PullRite? Other than automatically sliding to the rear, does it create any difference in how the trailer backs up?
Thanks for your thoughts.....

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Mine backs up fine. Hooking up is different. Can not be more then 15 degrees from straight on.


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Have pulled with a SuperGlide for 6-7yrs and >50k miles and am very happy with it. You will not notice any difference pulling or backing up other than when backing into a tight uphill spot without thinking you'll have a feeling of relief when the 5er doesn't punch out your back window.

You do need to be fairly straight hitching and unhitching (within 15deg) but we haven't found that to be an issue, just something to be aware of.

More importantly, make sure the pin box rides up onto the hitch a little when hooking up. If the truck doesn't *lift* the 5er a little you run the risk of 'high hitching' where the pin is too high in your hitch and the jaws won't automatically wrap. If this happens you'll know it right away, correcting it can be an issue. I've actually had to pull two pins on the hitch to release the top head to be able to fully unhitch and then do it correctly.

Enjoy your new rig and hitch!


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Two friends have Superglides and they work as advertised. No issues backing up.


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Thank you. PullRite's just work so differently. We are picking up the truck and trailer Monday and I don't like surprises!

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It sounds like the truck and trailer are coming from the same party. If not, you will need a capture plate for the trailer's pin box which are not all the same.

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Durb wrote:

It sounds like the truck and trailer are coming from the same party. If not, you will need a capture plate for the trailer's pin box which are not all the same.

They are being bought from the same party so no worries there.
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Pullrite has changes lubrication types over the years so make sure it gets lubed per PullRite specs for that year model hitch. Don't do it like my buddy...he was spraying his SG hitch with WD-40 some on his brand trailer forum told him to use. It galled the slide portion really bad. PullRite directed him to go back to the PullRite dealer where he purchased the hitch and gave him a new one fresh out of the box. Good company to deal with.


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Interesting JIMLIN because PullRite recommends WD40.

Page 6 of users manual

When storing the SuperGlide hitch, you should be sure that the Fifth Wheel Plate parts and Way Tubes are lubricated with WD-40 to ****** the formation of rust. Cover the entire assembly to prevent accumulation of dirt, grime, or rust.

To protect against rust and to enhance the ease of turning on the Way Tubes,
a light oil (WD-40 or a 3-in-1 oil) should be applied to the Way Tubes’ top and inward facing sides and between the front and rear openings in the Plastic Wear Plates positioned around the Turntable/Cam Arm Shaft.

The PullRite Superglide is my first, and currently only, 5er hitch, and I love it. It's pretty **** heavy though.

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Interesting JIMLIN because PullRite recommends WD40.

Page 6 of users manual

Hi Mike....thats true for your owners manual but as I mentioned in some years PullRite recommended other lubes lubri-plate spray on lube? I think was the name. If I remember correct this was the lube PullRite told my buddy he should have been using. The incident was some time back in the mid '00 era.

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