They make an 18k auto slide which mounts to the standard universal rails. Came out a couple years ago. :thumbsup:
I'm fixin on getting back in an RV... I posted this on an RV forum... KATOOM is right... the ISR (Industry Standard Rail) System is the way to go if you have that in you rig already as I do .... I will be getting the 18K (for those 17,000 lbs 35+' 5'er's)
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Well it looks like I may need to be getting back into a 5'er, and travel on the road for work (lineman). I am going to try to give lots of pics so there is no confusion.
A few years ago, I pulled my "03 42' Holliday Rambler Presidential all over Texas, then up to N. Idaho for my wedding and back to Texas... Crossed the Continental divide 7x, and through the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone
So that is just a little on my experience with pulling a 5'er... I pulled that trailer with this POS (Not a fan of this hitch)
Now, as much as I did not like getting out of the truck in the middle of streets and having it bind up and the big thud when/if it locks in place... but I NEEDED the slider because of my headache rack on my truck (cab dent where there when I bought the truck... Long rodeo nights if you catch my drift), and even then it was CLOSE
, and inch along on any turn with an incline.
So... for the long and longer of it. Here are the two options I'm looking at.
1) The 18k Pullrite Supergluide ISR (Industry Standard Rail... which is what is in my truck now)
From what I have heard/read about this hitch it has a few pros and cons for me
Pros... ISR system, Pullrite brand (hear they are the best auto slider), and with in my budget.
Cons... I hear that it is "too tall" for some people rigs. My truck is not lifted but it is a 4x4 and a little high. I don't want to be worried about turning on incline again. They also seem to be heavy... but honestly... all sliders are heavy, my last one was well over 200 lbs (not too worried about that)
My second choice is this Reese 18K Sidewinder Kin Pin with turret.
Pros... it 22" back (Compared to the 14" on the Pullrite),
Cons.... have to buy that AND a hitch, not sure on the turning clearance, and not sure on ride quality.
So I was wondering what y'all thought of my options, who has pulled with them, and if there is better option that i don't know about.
More info y'all may want to know... I'll be living in one of the 5 mountain states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and or Utah. So cold and snow will be a factor, as will mountains and wind.