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
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.
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();
After running with a reese that I had to get out and release to make a tight corner, and after hitting the back of the cab twice (i'm a hard headed swede) I finally got a super glide. Now I don't have to think about releasing the hitch I just go. No more damage. The cost $2500 installed was well spent.
Thanks for everone's info, as it turned out I had to go with the sidwinder. All the hitches we look at were specific about a Titan, it would work as long as the trailer was no more than 90" wide, the Crusier is 96". Well when all the experts finished giving their opinions we decided to go with the Reese slider and the sidewinder. I may not need the slider with the sidewinder but the piece of mind that I have it just in case is worh it. The sidewinder will be in in a week so will let you all know wow it works out. Got a trip planned for March 28th so.........