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Thanks All! Best part is I get it by end of this month! Not beginning of July.

That is fine news. Now you can take the last spot at the G2G in Dells. Site 75 is still open waiting for one last FTE'r to lock in on the trip...
 
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Thanks Rodney. Is it Labor day weekend? If so, unfortunately we are already booked, oddly enough in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Maybe would have to take a day trip at least and stop in.
 
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Nope, the week of the 4th of July. You're out of excuses...
 
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Congrats Dave........

That will be a darn nice rig.......

We are at Sherwood Forest ......Dells, Wisconsin.......5 - 11 July.

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So, the dealer says I should really get a slider hitch. Who am I to argue? I dont want to do the wrong thing, and all you long-timers are comfortable with all this.

Looking at this one:2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty Fifth Wheel - Demco RV

What do you think?

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Originally Posted by djousma View Post
So, the dealer says I should really get a slider hitch. Who am I to argue? I dont want to do the wrong thing, and all you long-timers are comfortable with all this.

Looking at this one:2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty Fifth Wheel - Demco RV

What do you think?

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I do not know........I have always had Long Box trucks. The dealer may be giving good advice......
Ya don't want an "AW Chit" making a hard turn......
 
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I do not know........I have always had Long Box trucks. The dealer may be giving good advice......
Ya don't want an "AW Chit" making a hard turn......
Exactly, especially from a newbie moment... He's also big on the Curt brand, but theirs looks like a manual slider.
 
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Exactly, especially from a newbie moment... He's also big on the Curt brand, but theirs looks like a manual slider.
I've always been Very happy with the B&W brand......
 
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Yea, no doubt, B&W makes a nice hitch. I was all set to buy their 20K model that plugs into the pucks. I looked at that slider, but I've also read about guys having some trouble with that model using the turnover ball. To me, the hitches that utilize the 4 point ford installed pucks "seems" stronger than just the single point.
 
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The only downside with the Demco is the sheer weight of the thing. Shipping weight is 321 pounds. I dont know how I would easily remove it when in off season, or if I need to use the bed to haul something. Need some kind of a hoist or something. Do you guys know how others handle this?
 
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Originally Posted by djousma View Post
The only downside with the Demco is the sheer weight of the thing. Shipping weight is 321 pounds. I dont know how I would easily remove it when in off season, or if I need to use the bed to haul something. Need some kind of a hoist or something. Do you guys know how others handle this?
Maybe it removes in pieces.......

What about the curt.......is it a puck system and slider......??

I agree, the puck system is very nice. I have it on this truck.....

Had the underbed companion with my last truck... Great system, but not as easy to get in and out.
 
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Maybe it removes in pieces.......

What about the curt.......is it a puck system and slider......??

I agree, the puck system is very nice. I have it on this truck.....

Had the underbed companion with my last truck... Great system, but not as easy to get in and out.
Curt does fit the pucks, but looks to be a manual slider. The Demco does come apart in pieces. The hitch head comes off first, so maybe manageable.
 
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I have a B&W Patriot, which mounts on traditional rails. When I sold my Reese and bought this thing, I was not prepared for how much better it would be. I was shocked at how much better it made my towing experience. I had read all of the people talking them up, but I didn't believe there could be that much difference. Everything is so tight, smooth and easy to operate.
When I bought mine, they didn't offer a slider, so I decided to try life without that capability (since I never needed to used the slider on my Reese). I haven't regretted that decision, and I turn in some pretty tight spots.
 
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I have a B&W Patriot, which mounts on traditional rails. When I sold my Reese and bought this thing, I was not prepared for how much better it would be. I was shocked at how much better it made my towing experience. I had read all of the people talking them up, but I didn't believe there could be that much difference. Everything is so tight, smooth and easy to operate.
When I bought mine, they didn't offer a slider, so I decided to try life without that capability (since I never needed to used the slider on my Reese). I haven't regretted that decision, and I turn in some pretty tight spots.
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