#3100 Traditional Series SuperGlide 12K Fifth Wheel Hitch for Super Short (5-1/2') Truck Beds
The 12K SuperGlide is designed specifically for the new "shorter than a short bed" trucks - like modern 1/2 ton trucks with beds shorter than 6 feet. It moves up to 22-¾" while turning.
SuperGlide automatically moves the trailer away from the cab while making turns - allowing up to 90° turning without stopping, slowing down or even thinking about the space between the truck & trailer - and then automatically returns the hitch and trailer to the safe towing position over the truck axle when the turn is completed.
A Capture Plate is a required component of the SuperGlide fifth wheel towing system. This plate is attached to your trailer's skid plate. When you're hooked up into your SuperGlide hitch and ready to tow, it isolates the rotation of your trailer's king pin in the hitch. Movement and rotation is then transferred to the automatic cam action of your SuperGlide hitch, moving it away from the cab along its rails to prevent the trailer from contacting the cab of your truck! Most applications slip over the king pin and are held in place by a set screw; quick install and removal for your convenience. Visit the Quick Connect Capture Plate Fit Chart to find which is needed for your trailer/hitch combination.
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Do you own a horse, cargo, stock or gooseneck trailer? Tired of moving your hitch from a gooseneck to a fifth wheel? We have the solution for you! The #4424 Horse Trailer Adapter is a quick and easy solution! Swap out your trailer's coupler with the #4424 adapter and you quickly convert your gooseneck to a fifth wheel. Works with all ISR Series Super 5th and #3900 Single Point Super 5th. Features a removable wedge for use with all SuperGlide hitches too!
The following pieces of information will assist in determining compatibility of your trailer:
- TRAILER WIDTH: Simply measure the distance from one side of the trailer to the other.
- PLACEMENT OF KING PIN: if you were to drop two plumb bobs off the front corners of the trailer and then tie a string between them, what is the distance from the string to the center of the king pin? Is the king pin sticking out in front of the trailer or is it recessed under the trailer?
- TRAILER CORNERS: Are the corners of the trailer rounded or squared off?
- 12,000 lbs. max gross trailer weight towing capacity
- 3,000 lbs. max trailer pin weight capacity
- 22-3/4" of fully automatic slide
- A Capture Plate is required to activate the sliding cam arm
- Dual articulating head moves side-to-side and front-to-back during towing for a smoother ride
- Hitch head easily removable with pins and clips...no tools needed
- Locking jaw closes automatically around king pin
- Latch handle locks automatically when locking jaws are engaged
- No secondary locking devices to engage means no reaching over high-sided truck beds to get dirty
- Extended handle keeps you out of the bed
- Precision, laser cut jaw components cradle the trailer's king pin 140º for a secure, tight fit
- Tight fitting parts give you the best ride possible
- Adjustable tension bolt prevents bumping or chucking
- Hitch comes fully assembled
- #4424 Gooseneck/Horse Trailer Adapter available
- SAE J2638 tested
- Made in the USA
A towing system includes each vehicle and component involved in towing. Each item in your towing system has a capacity or weight rating. You trailer has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR. Your truck has a tow capacity, payload capacity, and possibly more. In addition, your fifth wheel hitch has a weight rating. This weight rating must be at, or above, the GVWR of your trailer for you to tow safely. In addition, if your truck can tow larger loads (has a larger capacity) than the rating of your hitch, your system is only safe to tow loads at the lower rating, that of the hitch.
Your mounting kit also has a weight rating, just like your fifth wheel hitch. Many times, these rating are designed to match. But, this is not always the case. Your mounting kit may be higher rated then your fifth wheel hitch, but it also could be lower depending on the components involved. The lowest rating of any one component in the system becomes the rating of the entire system. If your mounting kit is rated to 18,000 lbs., and your hitch is rated at 24,000 lbs., the weight rating of the entire system will not be above 18,000 lbs. Other components in the system could lower the actual system rating further.
It is the end users responsibility to ensure a safe towing experience. To this end, it is your responsibility to ensure that the truck, trailer, hitching components, and all other items involved are rated or have a capacity sufficient for the loads involved.