I have a 16 K Pullrite Super Glide with the super rails. Don't know if you are up to speed on those items or not but I like the setup a whole lot! I don't ever have to worry about hitting the cab with the trailer. Second time out I was backing the trailer into a spot in a RV park that was a tight fit. Wife was spotting for me and a "helpful" guy came up in a hurry saying "he's going to hit the cab!" My wife just calmly replied "I don't think so", knowing full well that it was impossible. I have the sort box and it is very very nice knowing that hitch is going to do the sliding for you. Also the super rail mounts allow the bed to be flat and flush in case you want to haul plywood or anything else that requires a smooth bed. I highly reccomend the set up even though it is expensive.
Thats the part you probably don't want to hear about. I bought the hitch off the internet from Big discount RV and I paid $1,256 for the 16K superglide hitch. There are three different mounting rails and I decided if I was crazy enough to shell out big bucks for the hitch I would do it up right and go with the "super rail" mounts because when they are not in use you simply pull 4 pins and the bed is flat with nothing showing above flush. At the time I was using the truck as a work pickup and that appealed to me. The super rails are the most expensive mounts and I think I paid a little over $500 for them; so guts, feathers and all I laid out about $1,750.
Expensive? You darn right, but I have this thing about seeing something that I judge to be head and shoulders above other products and it fills a need that I have (a short box truck with no danger of hitting the cab) I just go for it. Thats a decision everyone has to make on their own; I personally am quite happy with the decision. Once you put it in you just don't give a thought to your fifth wheel hitting the truck cab. Ain't gonna happen!
Incidently I installed it myself and its not that difficult. Just measure, re-measure, and then go get a cup of coffee and measure again. It's hard to screw it up if you follow their instructions. Hope this helps!
"ANY" angle is a pretty broad statement. You need to be pretty straight to hook up. I think Pullrite says you need to be within 16 degrees of straight on. Un-hooking I think you could get by with a little more angle than that. If you understand how the Pullrite works then you will understand why you need to be fairly straight. They have a free video available from thier website at http://www.pullrite.com/superglide.htm
That is exactly why I asked the question. It's a great concept, but I know I have backed in some tight spots with my 5er that the truck and trailer were not able to be straight on when I got in it's final spot. Just something for a potential buyer to consider.....
The heavy part is not the super rail kit. The heavy part is the sliding mechanism hitch itself. By the way you can easily take the hitch/super rail apart into three seperate peices; the rails have four pins that seperate them from the hitch sliding assembly and the head of the hitch comes off with just two pins. As far as it taking two people to install it; I install it and remove it by myself but I also have an overhead hoist and I made a small lifting 'jig' that makes a good place to attach the hook on a hoist. It then let the hoist down and set the whole assembly on a small dolly (like a furniture dolly) and roll it around to where ever I want it. Becuase I have the hoist I don't take anything apart but just pull the four pins that attach it to the truck frame and lift it all out at the same time.
That sounds just like the way I remove my hitch. Sure is a lot easier on the back. Put my hitch in the truck this morning and gonna get the 5er out of storage on my way home. Kinda early for Michigan weather but I just can't wait anymore!
I'm scheduled to have a 16K PullRite SuperGlide installed Thursday of next week $2500.00 installed with Super Rail Kit. Another $150.00 for electrical in bed 7 plug. What do you all think? Did I get raped? I live in Fl I guess they thought I was a Snow Bird. I will remove it with my tractor front end loader, the whole thing at one time.Appreciate your post! Hayman4353
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