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Old 11-14-2018, 01:26 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pointers and yes it is a place, yes the wind does blow :-))
Welcome to the forum from Radium Hot Springs BC.
We have stayed in Hurricane on 5 different occasions. 3 times at Willowind RV park and twice at Sand Hollow State park. You live in a nice area of Utah.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:26 PM   #12
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If you have a dually, most likely you have an eight foot bed. If that is the case, you don't need a slider hitch.
I don't necessarily agree with the above statement. We have a 2017 F350 DRW with an 8' box; we pull a Raptor 3712TS. When hitched, the generator box door will not open fully to access the front generator. (You may need access to check oil, set the altitude setting on the carburetor, reset breakers, etc.) To resolve this, I added a slider to my Reese hitch - after we park, my first step in set-up is to put the hitch in "maneuvering" position which gives me room to get full access to the generator. That also gives me easier access to drop the tailgate and get access to the truck bed. As the last step of leaving, I put it back into "tow" position before we leave.

IMO, with a dually you may not need a slider to "tow and maneuver", but you might want it for better access to both the tailgate area and the front of the trailer.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:59 PM   #13
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Is there a factory fifth wheel set up in the bed ? The trailer seems very close to the truck bed.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:05 PM   #14
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Yes, Im using the factory pucks with an off-the-shelf Reese hitch.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:41 AM   #15
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I have a slider with a short bed anchored into the "puck system". A necessity I know,but I agree with LewisB,it is nice to have some room in the "maneuvering" position to open the front compartment. And when hitching up it allows more room between the tailgate and the trailer especially if you have to approach from an angle.

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Old 11-20-2018, 07:41 AM   #16
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I don't necessarily agree with the above statement. We have a 2017 F350 DRW with an 8' box; we pull a Raptor 3712TS. When hitched, the generator box door will not open fully to access the front generator. (You may need access to check oil, set the altitude setting on the carburetor, reset breakers, etc.) To resolve this, I added a slider to my Reese hitch - after we park, my first step in set-up is to put the hitch in "maneuvering" position which gives me room to get full access to the generator. That also gives me easier access to drop the tailgate and get access to the truck bed. As the last step of leaving, I put it back into "tow" position before we leave.

IMO, with a dually you may not need a slider to "tow and maneuver", but you might want it for better access to both the tailgate area and the front of the trailer.
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That's strange. I can have my tailgate down and hitch up to the trailer with a few inches to spare. I believe I can open my generator door too when hitched. Similar setup, setup in sig.
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