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Old 04-01-2019, 07:34 PM   #6
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Its been a long time but I towed a cardinal with a short bed ford.. I got to buy a new rear window and was lucky I didn't bend any metal. I was in a truck stop heading for a refuel and did not slide the hitch back. I was turning and the 5er wheels went up on one of those humps where they fill the tanks. The trailer leaned in during the turn and got the window. My point is that you may be able to get away without a slider if you drive on straight and level streets and stay in level camp grounds and are very careful backing up. But in real world situations which you almost surely will encounter it is pretty easy to take out a window or worse bend the metal. Get the slider and use it. Slide back anytime you are off the straight and level or backing,.
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