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Old 03-05-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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Is anyone using a Reese or DrawTite sliding hitch with a 5 1/2 ft. box? I have a Nissan Titan crew cab and my dealer is telling me that I need a special automatic slider with a cost of $4500....seems a little steep to me. Scheduled to pick up the 27RL on Sat. and then get this thrown at me....any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 03-05-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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I use a reese slider hitch. I don't see the necessity of an automatic slider? Am I missing something?
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I use a Reese 16K slider hitch on my 61/2 foot bed....cost $600.00 -$700.00

Ask the dealer why you NEED an automatic slider hitch.

$4500.00 sure will increase his profit margin.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:16 AM   #4
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I use a reese slider hitch. I don't see the necessity of an automatic slider? Am I missing something?
With a 5 1/2 ft bed he may not be able to make normal turns without the automatic. Will depend on the trailer. With my 6 1/2 foot bed I have had times i parking lots where I was concerned and had to stop and make sure.
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You do need the auto slider with the 5&1/2 ft box. sorry.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:03 AM   #6
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We have the Super Glide on our 5-1/2 bed truck. Love it and wouldn't be without it. Cost was $3000. a little steep but worth it.
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Shop around, a friend of ours got a SuperGlide installed for under $2k.
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You don't need it as long as your careful with every turn you make... But the bed is to tight to make tighter turns. I have dinged the back window on my 6ft bed turning around in a large parking lot. _popupControl();

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Take a look at the sidewinder pin box. It may work for you and it is much cheaper than a new autoslider. Try the search under sidewinder. It has been discussed on this forum several times.
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Hmmm.....guess I stand corrected, although I am presently sitting.Edited by: seabee
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