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Old 09-21-2015, 06:50 AM   #1
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Towing Denali 280 lbs 5th wheel with shortbed/toolbox

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I have a 2013 Ford F350 shortbed with factory Ford toolbox, looking to install a Hensley trailersaver BD1 fifth wheel hitch on a ford prep package...We will be towing a 2015 Dutchmen Denali 280lbs, our question is whether it will all line up ok....pinch points? turning radius?
Does anyone have any wisdom to offer.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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Don't know that Hitch, but any short bed truck better have a slider hitch, so when your going to make a sharp turn where the front of the RV may come in contact with the Truck cab…..My other 5th wheel, I had a short bed truck and a slider, but I never came that close on a turn…I think you would need to use the slider on backing into a space, etc.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:52 PM   #3
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I don't have personal knowledge of your set-up. With the way new 5th wheels are designed it shouldn't be a problem. Here are two 5th wheels I towed with a Ford SB and didn't have a problem.
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I did pay attention when backing or trying to make a u-turn.
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Look how square these trailer fronts were. Yours will have more room but that doesn't mean it wouldn't hit if turning too tight.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:07 PM   #4
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280lbs, heck I could tow that with my gator.....

Oh wait, thats a model number not weight..... never mind
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:47 AM   #5
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Thank you for all the feedback

Thank you for all the feedback. Ordered the trailersaver BD1 today, Aaron from Hensley is very knowledgeable. I'm going to take it easy to find out the capabilities of turning and pivot points. Given the front of the coaches they are creating these days...I'd say they have shortbed applications in mind.
Will update soon with the outcome.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:59 AM   #6
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We love our 2014 280lbs. I can't answer your question though. I don't buy short box pickups. Can't haul enough junk in them.
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