May 26, 2009I''ll be tradeing in my 06 ram for a 09 CTD 2500 with a 6.5 bed. I know I''ll need to install a sliding hitch in the bed (It will be on a flat bed). I have never towed with a 5th wheel before so I''m asking to see if anyone has any thoughts *or* tips that might help me. Are there any problems with a sliding hitch? I''ll be towing a camping trailer with it. A long bed is not an options as I do a lot of snow plowing during the winter and need a shorter wheel base to do that. Any help would be welcome.
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May 27, 2009I dont have a 5th wheel yet but I have towed a friend''s 38'' Toyhauler with a Dodge 3500. Fifth wheels tow much better in my opinion. They also allow you to turn sharper which is nice (As long as your slider is set right) They''re also safer. They are the only type of trailer where it''s legal to have passengers inside while it''s going down the road as long as you have 2 way communications (Handie Talkies, etc) I also have a shortbed 2500 CTD, mine is an 2008. From what I understand as long as you have a slider hitch you''re good to go!
2008 Ram 2500 QCSB TRX4 Off-Road. 6.7 Cummins, 6 Speed Auto, 6" Lift, 35" BFG KM2 Mud Terrains
June 4, 2009Im going to buy a new fifth wheel this weekend. I have a long bed so dont need the slider. If you need a hitch and slider go to rvexit.com they have the best prices i have found. I will try to post some pics of hitch and new 5-ver.
June 17, 2009Heres my rig i pul it with an 06 ctd 2500. no problems at all have slider use it very little..no need to use it in most cases. have been towing fifth wheel 39 footer for 4 years now.
June 19, 2009Thanks for your reply JFF. Thats the kind of info I'm looking for.
March 21, 2010JRP you can go alot of places with that rig. They make a hitch that turns it self on the go..About $ 2500 if i remember right , With the money you have in that rig you should look into it.I`m sorry i don;t remenber the name but if you call Camping Wourd they would tell you. That hitch even moves when backing no worries You have a nice Rig Jim
March 21, 2010You may be fine with out a slider. If it is a small camper with an extended pin box it may clear. You can mount the hitch behind centerline of the axle too. Hitch placement affects handling, so you may have to play with that some. Mine was about 8 inches behind center and towed awesome.