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Old 01-25-2016, 05:45 AM   #1
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Sliding Hitch

Will take delivery shortly of our new truck.
A 2016 Denali 3500 SRW Diesel 6'6" box.

We are about to order a 2016 36RL loaded with besides the nice things like Gen -3 Airs - Toppers - Dishwasher and so on. We added 8000 lb axles with "H" tires along with the disk brakes. Cause of all the these extras I felt we would be up there in basic weight.

My question is what is the best "auto sliding" 5th wheel (hitch) out there. I feel I will need at least a 20,000 lb rated unit. Also I would like a unit that is easily removed and leaves the bed clean when not needed. We plan as of fall 2016 to be about 8 months a year in the unit

All suggestions will be a great help. and thanks in advance
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:31 PM   #2
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I had a Pullrite superglide. It is an automatic slider, 20k available. I used a garage, ceiling mounted winch to remove it. I highly suggest an automatic slider.....too many folks with the manual dent the truck and pop out the rear window.

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Old 01-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #3
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congratulations and welcome to the group. Your new Rl is going to be pin heavy. Mine is 4280LBs with gen, washer dryer etc. You may want to check your load rating on your rear tires and rims. I got rid of the same truck because I was overloaded on the rear and bought a dually. The long box dually rides better than the SRW shortbox. go figure. Good Luck
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:41 PM   #4
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I, like Shane also traded in my F350 SRW as it didn't have enough payload capacity to handle the Redwood. It was 1000 lbs overweight.

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Old 01-25-2016, 02:03 PM   #5
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If you are near DFW Texas - I'm just saying that I have a pullrite in the garage towed the 38gk just fine.
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:26 PM   #6
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I'm with others, having had a 36RL the pin weight on them runs 4K +/- depending on what's loaded in the basement and if you're carrying anything in the holding tanks.
I would highly suggest seeing if you could change to a Dually before taking delivery of that new truck.
Also, a good move on the 8K axles and 17.5" wheels, BUT did you include the Disc Brakes?? They are a life saver pulling that much weight.
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:43 PM   #7
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Regardless if you overload the truck payload, you are most likely going to be running over the Max load pressure on those rear tires.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:42 PM   #8
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I'm one on these forums who have towed our 36RL with both a SRW and DRW and the reason we traded a perfectly good F350 SRW for a F350 DRW was the rear axle and tire overload, even though we didn't carry water or full waste tanks, and didn't have the onboard generator. The ride sometimes seemed squirrely, but after I weighed we traded trucks. The difference in the feel of the tow with this truck is amazing.
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All I can say is nice redwood dangerous truck

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All I can say is nice redwood dangerous truck

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