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I am planning to trade in my 2008 F250 for a 2021 or 2022 model. Back in 2008 I was told I needed a slider for my standard bed truck, so I went with a Pull-rite Superglide. So far I haven’t had any significant issues with my Superglide but on a couple of occasions I had to adjust my landing jacks to get the hitch jaws to release. I also want to stay with a standard bed truck. I do not believe a slider is necessary for modern radial front fivers. I am also one who believes that it pays in the long run to have a good quality hitch.

So my options (as I see it) are:
Have my 13 year old Superglide moved to the new truck, perhaps refurbished;
Take the opportunity to change out the hitch for a model that absorbs some shock, like a comfort ride.:

Follow up question, the big 3 HD truck manufacturers all offer a fifth wheel prep package priced around $1000. Is that worthwhile? I rarely use the bed of my truck for hauling anything besides my fiver.


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The FW prep added to Ford from factory, should not be nearly $1,000? It is a no-brainer to add this option!

Yes, who doesn't want a new hitch, in their new truck? [emoticon]

No you don't need a heavy slider in a standard bed Ford. Sell yours, get a new 3300 from B&W to drop right in the pucks. This hitch will absorb shock, adjust ahead/back, and is VERY user friendly. Easy to hitch/unhitch, any angle. Two pieces, head 75 lbs, base 78 lbs. High quality hitch design, fit, and finish!

Jerry





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I had the same type slider hitch as you, and I loved the way it hooked and unhooked with ease, also liked the way the jaws rapped around the pin. So i bought a long bed in 2008, The rv dealer bought the slider mechanism from me, then i used the same head then bought the rails and base to match my truck. 7 years later i had to buy another long bed truck, so what i did i just bought the frame brackets to match model year of truck for the Pullrite hitch. One thing i will say about the puck system, you are limited to certain brands for pucks with out puck broad range. Hope that helps, for all trucks that is a long story.

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Why would anyone need a slider in an 8 foot (standard) truck bed?

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Posted: 11/29/21 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

Why would anyone need a slider in an 8 foot (standard) truck bed?



I believe they refer to the short beds now as a standard bed . Long beds I believe are referred to as extended or long beds .

Short beds 5.5'
standard beds 6.5'
long beds 8'

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you can get decent cash for the Pullrite... I did this 2 years ago when my 2020 long bed Ford was due to hit... I Sold the perfectly good circa 2006 Pullrite for $400.00 and put that money towards a Brand Spanking New B & W Companion and am thrilled I did.....


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ford truck guy wrote:

you can get decent cash for the Pullrite... I did this 2 years ago when my 2020 long bed Ford was due to hit... I Sold the perfectly good circa 2006 Pullrite for $400.00 and put that money towards a Brand Spanking New B & W Companion and am thrilled I did.....


Testament to my statement above "who doesn't want a new hitch in their new truck"!

Good advice here!

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Why don’t ya see what you end up with for a truck first and then if it has 5th wheel prep, decide whether to get a new hitch or mount up the old one. Would stink to sell a perfectly good hitch and then end up with a truck without the 5ver pucks AND have to buy a new traditional hitch.
Plus I believe you can get a new frame for puck mounts for most popular hitches. Maybe another option.


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MFL wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

you can get decent cash for the Pullrite... I did this 2 years ago when my 2020 long bed Ford was due to hit... I Sold the perfectly good circa 2006 Pullrite for $400.00 and put that money towards a Brand Spanking New B & W Companion and am thrilled I did.....


Testament to my statement above "who doesn't want a new hitch in their new truck"!

Good advice here!

Jerry


True that Jerry..... on 1 hand there is a 13 year old hitch with a bunch of maintenance ... On the other hand there is the creme de la creme of hitches ... It was easy to decide for me

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MFL wrote:

The FW prep added to Ford from factory, should not be nearly $1,000? It is a no-brainer to add this option!

Yes, who doesn't want a new hitch, in their new truck? [emoticon]

No you don't need a heavy slider in a standard bed Ford. Sell yours, get a new 3300 from B&W to drop right in the pucks. This hitch will absorb shock, adjust ahead/back, and is VERY user friendly. Easy to hitch/unhitch, any angle. Two pieces, head 75 lbs, base 78 lbs. High quality hitch design, fit, and finish!

Jerry


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