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Old 01-05-2011, 08:02 AM
SnowChief SnowChief is offline
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The one large disadvantage with a slide hitch receiver is that you will also need an adaptor permamently mounted on the trailer hitch. Once the adapter is mounted, your tralier cannot be towed with any other receiver without buying other hitch adaptors (I am not sure these adaptors fit all hitches - talk to you hitch expert). Thus, if your trailer needs to be towed by another vehicle that is set-up with a receiver different than yours, you are out of luck. In additon, they are more expensive and larger and heavier than a fixed receiver.

Also, like anything with moving parts, there is more that can go wrong. I have a 41' trailer that I tow with a short bed with a fixed hitch, no problems as the front of the trailer easily clears the cab in all directions and circumstances. The trailer is a 2011. The older trailers do not have the turning radius of some of the newer ones.

Good luck.
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