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Thread: Can you tow a Reflection 303rls in a 6..75 foot bed without a slider hitch?

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    Can you tow a Reflection 303rls in a 6..75 foot bed without a slider hitch?

    I'm looking at the Reflection 303rls and it will require a new tow vehicle. I'm looking at a Ford F250 Crew Cab with a 6.75 box. Can you tow a Reflection 303rls in a 6.75 foot bed without a slider hitch?

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    We tow a 323bhs with a 2012 f250 short bed. Have not had any issue with it as of yet.
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    We tow a Solitude 369 with a short bed Ford. I do have a slider but only because it was from my previous rig. We've been in many towing and parking situations in the almost 2 years we've owned it and I've never been in a situation where I needed the slider.
    Andy & Julie
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    See the discussion about towing a Reflection with an F150 Ecoboost for a picture of the 303RLS hitched to a crew cab with 6.75 foot bed. I chose a slider, because I couldn't find a definitive answer to exactly your question. The turning radius in the forward (towing) position is better than I thought it would be . . . but, the centreline of the rear axle (and thus the towing pin position) is only 38" behind the back of the cab. In the rear (maneuvering) position, this opens up to 48" which is half the width of the trailer, so near 90 degrees turning capability. I have found other benefits to the slider. I hook up the trailer with the hitch in the rear position, because I can see the hitch out the back window of the crew cab. Also, this leaves lots of room between the tailgate or back of truck and the trailer, to open and get at all the things I store in the forward compartment. Our last step is to slide the hitch forward and we are ready to go.
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    We also have a short bed ford without a slider. My wife who is only 5 foot 3 can see the hitch for hooking up. She does have to stretch as little to do it though. We have 2 big bins in front of the hitch for storage. They stay put though because they don't come out easily. I have the truxedo deux cover so I have a large door at that end that opens easily for access to them.
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    I tow a 369RL with my 2014 F250 6.7 diesel and have put 8000 miles on it since March without out any problems. I have the factory installed tow system and I have a 6.75 bed. I am using a B&W puck. I did not know that a Solitude only has a 77 degree turning radius so I have to watch it when I back into a tight spot. I was told that a Reflection has a 88 degree. So far I have not had any problem towing my trailer.

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