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Has anyone heard of a crew cab set up with a sliding fifth wheeler manual or automatic? I needed the room for the boys so the crew cab was needed. Now I want a trailer for the little crazy guys and am stuck on the fifth wheels cuz of my size, tall with some insulation.

Got the big tow with my 06 Crew cab, getting alot of the "Be cautious" stuff with the fifth wheels from most people even some dealers but I just wanted to see is any one has attempted it?

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I saw a used Titan on the stealership lot with a fifth wheel in the bed when I was shopping for my Titan. I know it can be done. Also check JCWhitney.com. I have the mag in front of me now, they have fifth wheel hitches, there is a 16K lb. slider kit fifth wheel part number MU514790FE for $599 and there is a gooseneck hitch that mounts onto fifth wheel rails with a 25k lb. capacity part # MU514681 for $199. The gooseneck will fit 6 and 8ft. beds, the 16k LB. slider says it fits long and short bed pickups, it has a 12" slider on it. Hope that helps a little.

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It's an uphill battle but possible... Pullrite brand seems to come up a lot when the subject of sliding hitches is mentioned. I was on their website this morning and they have a good diagram and some info that you should look over. In particular, they talk about the bed of a supercrew f150 having high rails and how this might cause a problem. I'd imagine it's similar for the Titan since the body styles are really pretty similar.
 

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hunterman said:
Has anyone heard of a crew cab set up with a sliding fifth wheeler manual or automatic? I needed the room for the boys so the crew cab was needed. Now I want a trailer for the little crazy guys and am stuck on the fifth wheels cuz of my size, tall with some insulation.

Got the big tow with my 06 Crew cab, getting alot of the "Be cautious" stuff with the fifth wheels from most people even some dealers but I just wanted to see is any one has attempted it?

Thanks
I have an 07' Cougar 278RKS and the pull-rite 12k super glide. It works great but you cannot go 90 deg with the crew cab. You can however get into tighter spaces than a TT. I do have the firestone airbags which I consider a must. I will not go back to a TT after the fiver as it tows like a dream.Here is a link to my thread http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-towing-hauling/56525-new-5er-set-up.html. I hope this helps.
 

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Some 5th wheel manufactures are building trailers with this in mind with smaller or double over hangs to lessen the front impact. It can be done but the option is expensive. Both the sliders and 5'ers are pricey.

 

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I have an 06 CC and I am pulling a 28 foot 5th wheel... I had to have a glide-ride hitch put in and I can go 90 degrees... havent had any problems yet... but I have only had the trailer about 4 months... I am interested to see how the engine holds up after a few years with the extra strain...
 

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I have an 06 CC and I am pulling a 28 foot 5th wheel... I had to have a glide-ride hitch put in and I can go 90 degrees... havent had any problems yet... but I have only had the trailer about 4 months... I am interested to see how the engine holds up after a few years with the extra strain...
Simply curious, which came first? The 5th Wheel Trailer, or the Titan? How much does the Trailer weigh? Thanks.

No, not buying a trailer, really just curious...:)
 

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It sounds to me as if he bought his Titan and is now wanting a Fifth Wheeler. Yes, yes, yes it can be and has been done and there are trailer manufacturers with short boxes in mind now, just do your homework before jumping into it. That is going to be my next camper most likely, a 5er.
 

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Simply curious, which came first? The 5th Wheel Trailer, or the Titan? How much does the Trailer weigh? Thanks.

No, not buying a trailer, really just curious...:)
The titan was first.. then I researched a bunch before I decided I could pull the trailer with the titan.. the trailer is 6800 pounds dry, so I figure with water and gear I am pulling about 8000 pounds... I have installed a brake controller and airbags and they both help.. the brake controlled was a must...
 

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when getting a trailer into a storage space it can sometimes be necessary to jack-knife it to get it in the desired spot, not to an extreme where front of trailer hits the actual body panel or anything, but to where it can knock out a back window due to the shortness of the distance from our rear axle to the back window- just a precaution because i have seen it done in my dad's old supercrew!
 

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ChosenFew36 said:
when getting a trailer into a storage space it can sometimes be necessary to jack-knife it to get it in the desired spot, not to an extreme where front of trailer hits the actual body panel or anything, but to where it can knock out a back window due to the shortness of the distance from our rear axle to the back window- just a precaution because i have seen it done in my dad's old supercrew!
Thats precisely what they invented the "slider hitches" for. Guys like us with the short boxes. Some are even automatic sliders, nothing to forget.
 
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