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Fifth Wheel Hitch options

New to towing 5th wheels. I have a F250 6.4 SB. I know that I will need to get a slider hitch since I have a SB.

What is the opinion of the PullRite SuperGlide hitch? Any others that are better? Or just settle for a manual slide?

What about wiring harness? Just get a long extension and attach it to the 7 pin at the bumper?

What kind of 5th wheel weights are people pulling with their F250's?

Thanks for any input.

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I have a slightly used pull rite hitch i can sell you. I used it about 7 times.

I'm in the DFW area if your interested. PM me if you need more details.

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As far as the plug: Valley Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness with 7-Pole - GM, Ford, Dodge, Nissan with Factory T Wiring V30133 this one just plugs into the existing wiring, all you need to do is drill a hole in the side of the bed. I've tried the longer lead and it rubbed the tailgate.

I have a manual slider and have used it once in 6 years, that was to make sure I knew how it worked. I went with the manual for two reasons; The Super Glide is heavy to take in and out, if your leaving it in not a problem. 2nd is I did not like having the capture plate on the 5th wheel, if something does happen to your truck it takes another Super Glide to pull your trailer.

I have a couple friends with the Super Glides and they like them, me, I'm happy with what I have.
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Do you have any reason to tow a gooseneck? If so you could use the B & W turnover ball and their 5th wheel to mount on the gooseneck. I have heard good things about this and it installs in 10 minutes.

I have towed 30k with a tag a long trailer with my 250. I am getting a gooseneck tomorrow and I plan to tow 15k+ with it.


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The B&W solution looks real good. I am just concerned with the short bed when towing the fifth wheel and tight turns, since it doesn't slide from what I can tell. I guess it all depends on where the king pin is located on the trailer.

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Here is another option for a short bed, change the pin box Fifth Airborne Sidewinder 5th Wheel Trailer/Camper Pin Box 16k - ..
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I use the Valley glider. Works awesome. I have a set of the Valley rails in my '97 F250. Its nice being able to swap the 5th wheel from truck to truck. The slider is easy for me to release but the wife can't get it. I don't slide it back very often anymore. I'm more worried about leaving the tailgate down while backing up these days. The '08 tailgates aren't cheap.

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I have a B&W turnover gooseneck hitch and I am pleased with the quality. It took about 2 1/2 hours to install with a friend. It was tight but didn't need to take the bed off. The B&W fifth wheel has 4" of adjustment front to back and fits into the same hole as the gooseneck ball. I have an 08 F250 CC SB and I pull a 12' gooesneck. The nose of the trailer is wide but it won't hit the cab on tight turns. I do have to be careful backing up though. Here is a link to an 09 Ford Towing Guide. http://www.fordvehicles.com/assets/p...ailerGuide.pdf
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I have a manual slider on my short bed, but I have a distinct advantage over most. I have an extended pinbox, which allows me to turn to about 75-80 degrees (way more than I have ever needed).

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Do youself a favour and go with the Pullrite slider, I have one and it works great, can do 90 degree turns with no worries. You can just plug the 7 pin in over your tailgate or tap in another 7 pin and mount it in your box that is what I did. Enjoy your travels.


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