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Old 07-21-2018, 05:41 PM   #11
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We have a short bed 2015 Dodge Larmie Larado dually, we have been using Pullrite sliding hitches for 15 years, bought conversation rails to install my old hitch in our new Dodge when we purchased it 3 years ago. You can purchase rails that will install in your ford. We have never had a problem with our hitch and its been pulling our current Redwood for over 120k miles
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:37 PM   #12
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We have a short bed 2015 Dodge Larmie Larado dually, we have been using Pullrite sliding hitches for 15 years, bought conversation rails to install my old hitch in our new Dodge when we purchased it 3 years ago. You can purchase rails that will install in your ford. We have never had a problem with our hitch and its been pulling our current Redwood for over 120k miles
120,000 miles on your Redwood ??? That is simply amazing !!
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:05 AM   #13
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We have a theory, since we are retired, are paying for the Redwood, might as well see the country that I defended for over 40 years.
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:11 AM   #14
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Thank you for your service Colonel!


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Old 07-22-2018, 08:55 PM   #15
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5th wheel touching tow truck when turning short.

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Hi,
This is truly a newbie Question!
With the 2018 3901WB which we are proud owners of will I need a sliding hitch in a Ford short bed or will the trailer allow for the use of a stationary hitch.
I welcome any advice.
Thanks!

I have a 2014 36re and a 2010 Dodge Mega Cab short bed with a manual slider but previously had a stationary one. Without the slider at sometime you will get into the back of the cab, I know because I did but I saw what was happening and stopped just in time. It only scrubbed the very corner of my truck but if I had not stopped to check there would have been a total different story.
My 2014 36re has only been pulled about 3000 miles but due to health I am needing to sell it. Anyone interested please contact me. It has been stored under a complete shed since new.


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Old 07-23-2018, 04:10 AM   #16
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No slider here. Reese factory from Ford. 28k works great.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:17 PM   #17
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short boxes

There are several hitch options for short boxes. We chose the clean bed technology and preferred the full weight of the hitch over the C/L of my axle. I don't believe going aft of the center line is desirable for any sustained period of time. I also prefer the auto sliding ability of a hitch. To my knowledge, that leaves Demco and PullRite as the only true auto-sliders. Although, both use a gear system, I believe the PullRite is in a league of it's own and is also on the higher end of costs. There is always adequate space when making even the tightest of turns and plenty of clearance over the rails. Our whole unit is removable leaving the truck bed clean and having no rails. We also have a Trail-Aire hitch pin with an air-bag helping to cushion the bumps and bridge approaches. I also had MorRyde install their IS and disc braking system and installed 17.5 inch rims and Goodyear G-114 tires. The fact is, road hazards are everywhere and tight turns inevitable, yet despite the most well equipped hitches, best tires, pin boxes, suspensions, etc., nothing will guarantee outcomes. Much of it still has to do with your comfort level and your ability to exercise good judgement, and that includes your weight and speed traveled.
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We have a GMC with a standard (6.5') bed and are hauling 3901 WB
We installed the demco auto slide and love it.. no getting in or out of the truck, and better yet, no "chucking".. I think a minor advantage to the demco is that if you get your rig where you want it and your truck and coach aren't perfectly straight, you can back off the "capture rails" on the hitch and pull away..
But.. I much as I like the unit, I don't think it's necessary. The nose of the unit is radiused enough so I believe there would be no contact with a fixed hitch.. so, you really don't need the auto slide .
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