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Old 11-29-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Andersen Ultimate and Sunset Trail/ Short Bed

I have a 2015 Crossroads Hill Country 33RL (same as Sunset Trail Reserve but with a regional package) and a 2015 Chevrolet 2500HD Crew CCSB. I'm interested in changing from my Superglide to the rail-mounted Andersen, but am worried about the trailer hitting the cab of the truck during sharp turns. Has anybody used the Andersen with a Crossroads Sunset Trail and a short bed? The caps and pinboxes look the same across the entire the series, so that should give me a pretty good idea whether it's going to work.

Also, if anybody has pulled with both the Superglide and the Andersen, I'd love to hear your comparison of the two.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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GM has the longest distance from the cab to the rear axle (CA) compared to Ford or Ram. I've owned 4 different GM short beds and 5 different fifth wheels including 2 Crossroads. All of the fifth wheels prior to my current unit did not have contoured front caps. I started with a fixed hitch, then a manual slider that was never used. Now with a contoured front cap, I have switched back to a fixed hitch. The Andersen Ultimate should work fine if you pay attention when backing or making forward turns at full lock in excess of about 120 degrees. For me, a little extra jockeying back and forth or not keeping the steering wheel at full lock has worked since '89.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:29 AM   #3
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I have a 2015 Sunset Trail SF32RL and a 03 Ram SB with the slider and have not had to use it yet. The contoured nose has plenty of clearance for 90% of the turns you'll make. Just keep an eye on the corners when backing up into tight spots.
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