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Can A Reese Sidewinder Be Used with a Pullrite Super Glide

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I am considering putting this on a Jayco 30 TT with a Leland king pin box. Will the sidewinder work with a pullrite super glide on a dodge short bed

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In most cases, a Sidewinder does not need to be used with a slider fifth wheel. If I recall correctly the Pullrite Super Glide is the slider that automatically unlocks and slides rearward. This would be a problem with a Sidewinder. A Sidewinder can be used with sliding fifth wheels that are locked in the towing position and cannot slide out on their own. If they did, the pin weight is moved so far behind the rear axle that it could cause the truck to lift off the front wheels.

If you have a 6 foot bed the Pullrite should be sufficient. Sidewinders are not typically needed unless the bed length is under 6 foot in length. There are a few rare cases with extremely wide trailers where a Sidewinder may be needed with a 6 foot bed.

If in your case the Pullrite does not provide enough clearance and you can lock the Pullrite into the towing position you could probably use a Sidewinder. I would need to know which model of Leland pin box you have to find which Sidewinder will fit.

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