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Old 06-09-2018, 10:47 PM   #11
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I bought the Demco Auto Slide for my 2013 F350. You initially have to shim the sides to align with the puck holes when first mounting. Otherwise it makes the latches hard to turn when installing or removing. That baby weighs close to 300 lbs so I opted for the lifting attachment so I could use my overhead crane. Now itís easy to swing in or out.

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Old 06-09-2018, 10:48 PM   #12
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What he said ^^^^^35 lbs and the wife can even install or remove. Anderson!

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Old 06-09-2018, 10:53 PM   #13
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Cool Ford 5th wheel hitch

I've owned several hitches, because I like shortbed pickups, which require a slide type hitch in order to make tight turns. The Fifth Airborne hitch mated with a Reese was a poorly designed hitch that almost cost me the whole ball of wax. Then I had a Pullrite, which was also very expensive and heavy, and both used rails that took up most of my cargo space. When I bought my 2015 F350, I found the Andersen Ultimate hitch that uses the stock bed center ball. This is just as advertised, the Ultimate 5th wheel hitch, much less expensive, ($600) weighs about 30 lbs. so even my wife can remove it and the ball, and tows so much better with less chucking and twisting of the truck. Can't say enough about this combo as it has pulled our '44 Voltage Toyhauler from coast to coast with over 55,000 miles and no hitch issues. (Can't say the same for the trailer itself, but that's another story.)
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:08 PM   #14
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As I had a couple year old Curt 20k 5th wheel hitch. I just bought the adaptor from Reese that went into the Ford factory bed option. I know have it for sale as I sold my Voltage & F-350 Super Duty

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