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Old 09-29-2015, 03:33 PM   #11
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Hitches for the towing the 5.0 TA

This is our set up in our new truck. We have the Reese 16K slider. It is easily lifted in and out with a rope hoist in my garage.

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Old 09-29-2015, 04:30 PM   #12
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This is our set up in our new truck. We have the Reese 16K slider. It is easily lifted in and out with a rope hoist in my garage.
You can drive into your garage? WOW!!!

Why did you go with a slider? Is your box not long enough for a fixed hitch?

I see you have a tool box, and a roll up tonneau. I am planning to do this too, but would want something hard, like a quad fold. I really like the Fold-a-Cover tonneau cover, with a large suspended tool caddy that leaves room under it for long things in the bed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=126&v=SIyuPRpJ6EA
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:37 PM   #13
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Jim I went with the slider as I got for the same price as a fixed one.
And yes I can drive into my heated garage. I had a Extang Trifold tonneau before but it was a pain if I needed the whole box and with the roll up I can easily open my box.

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I had looked at the Extang Encore, which looks nice, has a forward folding hatch which could access a large tool box, but I worried that folded up it would interfere with the hitch. There will be no issue with that four panel I linked to, and I really like the aluminum box that you can get, the only problem is how expensive it will be to buy and ship, especially with the exchange.

Everything is a compromise.
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"easily lifted with a rope and a hoist" sounds incongruous, like Army intelligence....
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Compromise, what's that?
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Compromise, what's that?
Something I learned being married.
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"easily lifted with a rope and a hoist" sounds incongruous, like Army intelligence....
I was kinda wondering the same thing.

Whatever I do end up getting will be something I can lift out, without mechanical aid, myself.
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I lifted mine in by myself. I just like the easy way of doing things.
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I lifted mine in by myself. I just like the easy way of doing things.
Hi: PGDriver... I've seen some behemoth 5th wheel owners who pull the 4 rail pins and lift the trailer with the hitch attached to remove it from the truck. Don't know if I have enough nerve to do it that way.
Be my luck to tip the 5.0TA on its nose!!! Alf
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