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You didn't say what you are pulling. These newer 5th wheel RVs have better front cap design so you can turn a little more than the older equipment could, , , , but they are not perfect yet.
My 2012 Fusion has a very nice front cap and I could turn it pretty good with my 2011 F250 short bed. I had to use a 10 inch slider to go 90 degrees though.
You can get by with the Reese Elite in the factory prep package, or any fixed hitch, if you watch very closely when you are maneuvering. Straight down the road is no problem.
I think after you do some measuring and thinking, you may end up spending a little more now for a slider and have the peace of mind??
And YES, those rails in the bed suck!! If you go that way, be sure to come back and re-torque the rail bolts after each use until they stay tight. The rails will continue crushing the bed corrugation until it gets flat. I had 3200 lbs of pin weight and it took four trips to get them smashed so the bolts stayed tight. A co-worker did not check his bolts and lost more than half the nuts off them before he discovered his hitch was loose!!!
2012 F450 Ultimate Lariat pkg, 4X4, FX4, 5th wheel prep, camper pkg, 40console40 seat, Ingot Silver and Black guts
Reese Elite 18k 5th wheel
DuraFlap flaps all 4 corners
60 gal aux tank in bed
7.4 mpg as shown @ 70mph and 25740 lbs gross!!
2012 Fuzion FZ310 Monster Edition Toy Hauler 12,500 dry 16,500 loaded to play. 3100/3500 pin weight
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