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Old 02-05-2018, 01:49 PM   #1
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Does Long Bed need a slider

I currently have a short bed Ram 3500 pulling a CF-305-SKP and a Pull-Rite self sliding hitch. We are going to a new 3500 long bed and I'm wondering if I still should have a sliding hitch, or if the long bed eliminates that need?

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Old 02-05-2018, 02:02 PM   #2
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Nope. Not if the hitch is installed correctly, pin should be 1" - 2" in front of rear axle.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:36 PM   #3
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Nope it doesn't eliminate the need for a sliding hitch, or nope you don't need a sliding hitch......I'm confused (perpetually)
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:30 PM   #4
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Long beds DO NOT need sliders.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:21 PM   #5
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With the newer 5ers notched corners most short beds don't need sliders either.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:47 AM   #6
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Don’t need if but if you already have it and want to use it to save some money then it won’t hurt anything.
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I can see some advantage as in real tight places it would move your pivot back and improve the responsiveness of your adjustments, however, you'll give up all that bed space behind your normal hitch.
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If you are getting a long box and going to keep it...You can sell your expensive slider for good bucks and buy a regular hitch for less and pocket cash.....
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I can see some advantage as in real tight places it would move your pivot back and improve the responsiveness of your adjustments, however, you'll give up all that bed space behind your normal hitch.
Exactly. A good reason to keep it if working in tight spaces regularly.
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