Specially designed for heavy-duty towing with medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-style trucks, this low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers 3" of height adjustment and mounts directly to your truck's frame - no rails required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese Fifth Wheel part number RP30054 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs

Reese Fifth Wheel

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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30054

Specially designed for heavy-duty towing with medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-style trucks, this low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers 3" of height adjustment and mounts directly to your truck's frame - no rails required.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch engineered for medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-type trucks
    • Hitch mounts directly to frame - no rails needed
      • Welding and moderate fabrication may be required for installation
  • Low-profile design permits trailering just above truck deck
    • 3" Height adjustment fits multiple applications
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than slide-bar models
    • Less rattle
    • Greater security
  • Side tilt creates smooth ride and reduces stress on truck frame
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Readily accessible, lockable handle has comfort grip
  • Easily removable hitch head and low-profile legs allow use of folding gooseneck hitches from Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 30,000 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of your vehicle
  • Vertical load limit: 7,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 9-1/2" - 12-1/2"
  • Bolt hole spacing (for mounting): 15" front to back
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Heavy-Duty Towing

Specially designed for the serious tower, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch mounts directly to your medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-style truck for absolute stability and maximum towing capacity. This hitch is not intended for light-duty pickup trucks, and its towing capacity will be limited to the gross towing weight rating of your vehicle. Installation of the Reese low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch may require welding and moderate fabrication to ensure that the hitch is connected either directly to your vehicle's frame or to a substantial steel support structure that connects to the frame. Do not fasten to your truck's floor only.



Reese Double Jaw

Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Unlike the more economical slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.





30054 Reese Low-Profile Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs







Video of Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs


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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30054 Review

Today we're going to review part number RP30054. This is the Reese 30,000 lbs. Low Profile FifthWheel Trailer Hitch. Now this fifth wheel hitch is engineered for your medium duty and your cabinchassis type trucks. The hitch will mount directly to the truck frame; there are no base rails needed.Now, when this is installed, welding and fabrication may be required for installation. The design ofthis hitch has a low profile design which will permit trailering just above the truck deck.

Thesebrackets on the side here that that center mounts to has three sets of holes, so it will give you a 3range of height adjustment to fit multiple applications. Right now I have it bolted into the very topset of holes, so that would give you the maximum trailer hitch height which is 12 , basically, fromyour truck bed to your hitch. Now if you dropped it down to the very bottom set of holes, that wouldbe you lowest. That would be 9 . So from the truck bed to the hitch height would be 9 , sotheres a range of 3.Now this hitch does have a dual jaw design and thatll provide more jaw to kingpin contact than yourslide bar models.

This will give you less rattle, greater security. Basically I just want to show you howthe jaws operate. You just lift up on this safety latch. That will allow the handle to move in and out.So, basically, if you just pull out This handles a nice, readily accessible, lockable handle which has acomfort grip. So, basically, we just pull out on that.

You'll see the jaws open. When you pull it out farenough theres a notch there that it would lock into place so the jaws stay open, and the hitch is nowready for the kingpin to install into the hitch head. So, basically, if you back up, the kingpin wouldslide in. Once its in, just release your handle. The dual jaws would close and wrap around thekingpin.

Once its all installed, if you flip this latch down, that would keep the handle from moving inand out.Another little feature is this latch will have a hole drilled right here and theres a tab on the hitchhead with a hole, so when you push that latch to close, those holes would line up and you can put apin and clip through there, or you could even put a padlock for additional security. That would besold separately. Now also, this hitch head will move front to back, and the other nice feature is itdoes have a side tilt, and thatll create a smooth ride and reduce stress on the truck frame. If I canshow you that. Basically you'll be able to see it goes side to side. Without it connected to a trailer,its hard to move, but basically the way thats able to do that is this hitch head is mounted to thisrocker plate. The rocker plate has an arc design to it, so when you set that whole head and rockerplate into the hitch mount, on each side of this plate in the middle here there are two rollers overhere and two rollers over there, so when you drop that arced plate onto those rollers, you put thesebig pins through with the clips. Thatll keep in place and it allows that rocker plate to rock back andforth over those rollers, so it gives you a nice side-tilt motion.Now this hitch head is a black powder coat finish, which will help resist corrosion. And again, as I wasmentioning, you can actually pull these clips, pull these long pins out, and you can actually pick upand remove the rocker plate and the hitch head; its all one unit. Just move it to the side and thenyou have access through your mounting bracket for if you have a folding goose-neck hitch in yourtruck, that can still be used if its underneath your hitch mount here. Now this part is made in theUSA. It does have a gross towing weight capacity of 30,000 lbs thats on the hitch. The capacity, ofcourse, can be limited to that of the vehicle you'd be installing it in. It does have a vertical load limitor pin weight of 7,500 lbs. Again, we mentioned the hitch height, anywhere from 9 to 12 .It does come with a five year limited warranty. And I just want to give you a couple of measurementshere. These mounting brackets have square holes drilled in them for mounting to your truck frame.The distance from the center, back, front to back, centre to center on these mounting holes is 15,and the distance side to side from the mounting holes on this bracket to the mounting holes overhere is going to be about 25.That should do it for the review on part number RP30054. This is the Reece 30,000 lbs. Low ProfileFifth Wheel Trailer Hitch. .


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Customer Reviews

Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs - RP30054

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed for heavy-duty towing with medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-style trucks, this low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers 3" of height adjustment and mounts directly to your truck's frame - no rails required.


- RP30054

by: chad w.11/05/2014


This is the second 5th wheel my company has bought for hauling cars in two years and both are the same model. They are working great and won't buy any other one for my company. 159506






- RP30054

by: Brian07/28/2015


FYI Y'all need to get the dimensions right the base plate is not 20 1/4 inches center to center left to right it's 19 1/4 inches with the brackets flipped in and 15" on center front to back. Brackets flipped out would be 22 1/2 inches on center with brackets out. 215080




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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 3500 Dually Long Bed w/ Factory Tow Prep Package
  • The Reese # RP30054 hitch you mentioned is intended to be bolted directly to the frame of a cab and chassis truck, so it wouldn't be a good choice for your Ram 3500 with the OEM tow prep kit. Curt and B&W both offer hitches that will drop right into the existing factory pucks in your truck bed. The Curt # C16545-16021 has a 24,000 lb capacity, while the B&W # BWRVK3600 offers a 25,000 lb capacity. Either hitch would be an excellent choice for you, but I'd give the B&W product a slight...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Options for a Flat Bed Truck with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The only option that does not require removing the gooseneck hitch would possibly be the Hi-Rise, # 9480. If the gooseneck trailer hitch is a B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw-Tite or Reese or Under-Bed by Bulldog then you can use the Hi-Rise. Otherwise you would need to remove the gooseneck hitch then have a 1/2 inch steel plate welded to the frame by a qualified professional. Then you could use the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054. I have included a link to a video review and...
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  • High Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch Options for 2014 Ram 3500 With OEM 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Hitch you referenced, part # RP30054 is meant for flat bed or cab and chassis trucks only, and would not be a good choice for your 2014 Ram with the OE prep package. I suppose if you were willing to go through enough modification and fabrication work, the hitch could work, but you would be on your own to do the engineering and fab work, I would have no specific advice on that. At this time, there is not a fifth wheel hitch available that will drop directly...
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  • Dimensions of Reese Low Profile Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I spoke with Reese about the dimensions for the Reese Low Profile Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054. The brackets on this hitch can be mounted facing either out or in. When facing out, the distance from the center of the left-hand hole to the center of the right-hand hole is 25-1/16 inches. The distance from the center of the hole to the center of the hole front-to-back is 15-1/16 inches. The overall width is 28 inches, and the overall length is 17 inches. When the brackets are...
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  • 30,000 lb 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30054, is the only fifth-wheel trailer hitch we carry at this time that is capable of towing up to 30,000 lbs total trailer weight. This hitch is compliant with V5 and SAE regulations when used within the limits set by the hitch manufacturer. This hitch has not been tested to meet DOT commercial regulations, and if used in a commercial application there may be warranty limits set by the manufacturer. You should also consult the owners manual...
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  • Options for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a Flatbed Truck with Gooseneck Hitch
  • It would take a very custom install that would require a qualified fabricator to come up with a way to attach the rails to the frame of your truck. Typically for flat bed trucks we recommend the Reese Low Profile Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30054 that you referenced as it is lower in height and works well on flat bed trucks but also requires a custom install. Check out the install instructions I attached for this hitch to the right as well. A much easier solution would be a gooseneck...
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  • What are the Mounting Hole Spacing Measurements for the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and I have the following dimensions for you for the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30054. First, the mounting holes front to back are 15 inches apart on center. From side to side with the brackets turned out, the hole spacing is 25 inches apart on center. From side to side with the brackets facing in, the hole spacing is approximately 22 inches on center. And the overall width with the brackets turned out is approximately 28 inches. I...
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  • Recommendation for Installing a Fifth Wheel Hitch in a Flatbed Truck
  • There's really no easy way to install the fifth wheel hitch and rails you have currently into the bed of your truck that now has an aluminum flat bed. It would take a very custom install that would require a qualified fabricator to come up with a way to attach the rails to the frame of your truck. Typically for flat bed trucks we recommend the Reese Low Profile Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30054 that you referenced as it is lower in height and works well on flat bed trucks but also requires...
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  • Is it Possible to Tow a Fifth Wheel Using a Flat Bed Cab and Chassis Truck
  • You could certainly attach a fifth wheel hitch. Usually, you'll see them attached directly to the flat bed, like part # RP30054. This would indeed be a custom installation, as there aren't any install kits available for this application. The exact install procedure would depend on the nature of the truck bed as well the opinion of the installer. Be sure to use a professional welder who's experienced in trailer and towing work. The hitch would usually install so that the king pin would...
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  • Positioning a Fifth Wheel Hitch on a GMC 3500 Cab and Chasis with Flatbed
  • Depending on the weight of the Fifth Wheel Trailer, this could pose a major problem. You want a Fifth Wheel directly over the rear axle, or just forward of the rear axle. Putting it behind the rear axle would put too much weight on the tail of the truck causing the nose of the truck to lift. This can result in poor steering control, excessive wear on the rear tires, and potentially bottom out the rear of the truck. I would suggest using a Sidewinder in conjunction with the Fifth Wheel....
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on an International 4300 Truck with a Utility Service Bed
  • It is possible to install a 5th wheel hitch in a truck that has a service bed depending on the type of service bed. If the service bed is the type that has all the doors and storage on the sides and is much larger than a regular side rails on a truck bed, you will not be able to install a 5th wheel hitch. If the service bed is more like a flat bed, it is possible to install a hitch. It would be a custom installation that would have to be performed by a qualified professional. The hitch...
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  • Can a Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Installed in a Flatbed Truck
  • In order to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch on a flat bed, there are some alternate installation methods that must be followed. It will be a complete custom install that will need to be done by a qualified professional with experience doing these types of installations. The rails will need to be bolted and welded to a 1/2 inch steel plate. The hardware will need to reach through the rails, the plate above the bed, through the bed, and then through a second 1/2 inch thick steel plate...
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  • How Does the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install
  • Installation of the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054 is a custom installation that requires a qualified professional welder to install a 1/2 inch thick steel plate under the bed. The plate needs to be welded and bolted on. I have linked the instructions for you to view. This hitch is designed for flat bed trucks that set on cab and chassis frames. If you have a regular bed then there are better options. If you have a pickup bed, because the Low Profile hitch sits rather low, you would...
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  • Can a Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Installed in a Truck with a Utility Bed
  • It is possible to install a 5th wheel hitch in a truck that has a service bed depending on the type of service bed. If the service bed is the type that has all the doors and storage on the sides and is much larger than a regular side rails on a truck bed, you will not be able to install a 5th wheel hitch. If the service bed is more like a flat bed, it is possible to install a hitch. It would be a custom installation that would have to be performed by a qualified professional. The hitch...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 Cab and Chassis
  • The Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160 that you referenced is only designed to fit the hitch prep package of the Ram trucks. It would not fit a cab and chassis truck without considerable modification that I can't really recommend safely. Typically for cab and chassis trucks we recommend Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054 which is designed to mount directly to truck frames. Installation of the Reese low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch may require welding and moderate...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails to Fit 2015 F-550 Cab and Chassis With Custom-Made Service Body
  • Your 2015 F-550 cab and chassis with custom service body will be challenging to fit with 5th wheel base rails and a 5th wheel hitch due to the limited clearance you have for both the base rails themselves and for the hitch/pin box at the tops of your side boxes. All 5th wheel install kits are engineered for and tested on the standard OEM configurations for vehicles like your F-550. If you take a look at the linked diagram you will see the recommended minimum clearances for 5th wheel...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Volvo HLN
  • I believe I have a solution for you, but there is no way to use the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 on a semi truck like your Volvo HLN as it is only designed for lighter duty trucks with gooseneck hitches installed. The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer # RP30054 might be an option that would work for you as it could be installed on your Volvo with a bit of fabrication. This hitch has a 30k capacity as well. The hitch height is adjustable between 9-1/2 and 12-1/2 inches...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty with Western Hauler Bed and Air Ride
  • Since your 2008 Ford F-550 is a medium duty truck there are no custom underbed installation kits that will fit. You would have to have a custom installation performed by a qualified fabricator. These means that one of the other kits, such as # RP30073, would have to be modified which will void the warranty. A better option is to use the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054. This hitch will also require a custom installation but you would not have to worry about voiding any warranties because...
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  • Why is There not a Fifth Wheel or Gooseneck Hitch Available for My Ford F350 Cab/Chassis?
  • A front mounted receiver is only available for your F-350 if your truck has a 34 inch span between frame members, measured from outside to outside. If you have the frame with the 34 inch measurement, you can use the Front Mounted Receiver Hitch, part # 65022. A vehicle specific fifth wheel hitch is not offered because of the different configurations caused by modifications after the vehicle leaves the factory. For a fifth wheel hitch, the 30K Fifth Wheel by Reese, part # 30054 would...
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  • Options for Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer w/ Flat Bed Truck and Recessed Gooseneck Ball
  • As long as the recessed area in the bed measures at least 12 x 12 inches or so, most of the adapters we offer would work just fine for you. The best practice is to use a fifth wheel hitch for a fifth wheel, but in your case that isn't practical. Many adapters can be rough on the fifth wheel's frame, and some frame warranties will even state that an adapter shouldn't be used for that very reason. The Reese Goosebox is an exception. Because it includes an air ride component that exerts...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation on Flatbed Diesel Pickup with Wood Deck
  • Reese does offer a specialized 5th wheel hitch, their dual-jaw Low-Profile # RP30054, that can be used in flatbed applications on a wooden deck. As you noted, you will have to have a qualified welder install a 1/2-inch thick steel plate under the wood deck to serve as an attachment point. You also need to use tubular steel spacers around the mounting hardware to prevent the pressure from that hardware from crushing the wood (as this would cause the hitch to become loose if the wood were...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Ford F-450 Dually Flatbed
  • The only option for your flatbed 2011 Ford F-450 is Reese hitch # RP30054. It does not have a cushioned feature but does have everything else you are looking for. This hitch requires a 1/2 inch steel plate bolted and welded to the truck frame rails. This requires a custom installation by a qualified professional. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. To get a cushioned ride you may be able to replace the trailer pin box with an air ride pin box. I would need...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2014 or 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For either the 2014 or 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed you can use Reese custom installation kit # RP50064-58. On a bed shorter than 6 feet long you would have to use a fixed hitch and a Sidewinder replacement pin box on the trailer. This is because a slider hitch does not offer enough clearance to make tight turns without hitting the truck and trailer together. Sidewinders only fit certain model pin boxes so I would need to know the manufacturer and model number of...
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  • What are the Mounting Dimensions for the 30K Fifth Wheel # 30054 for my 9200 Series International
  • The mounting holes in the side plates, number 29 in the instructions, (see link) are spaced 25 inches on center apart side to side in the truck bed. Front to back spacing of the mounting holes is 15 inches on center.
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  • Low Profile Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a Heavy Duty Truck with Flat Bed
  • For your setup you are going to have to find someone local to you fabricate a hitch for the vehicle. We don't offer gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch fits for the F-450 or F-550 so nothing we offer would be a direct bolt on, nor do we have anything that would fit the flatbed without major modification. Since most likely the bed of the truck sits up higher than a standard bed truck you would want the low profile fifth wheel hitch part # RP30054 as it is about 5 inches shorter than most fifth...
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  • Highest Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty.
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs, item # RP30054, is designed for installation on medium duty truck applications such as Freightliner or Ford F-650. It is NOT intended for light duty pick-up trucks. At this time there are no fifth-wheel hitches available over 18,000 pounds that will work with a gooseneck setup. The highest rated Reese fifth-wheel hitch that we have for your truck at this time is the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Wiring Harness - 22,000...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on a Truck with a Flat Bed
  • There is one option that will allow you to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch on a truck with a flat bed. You will need to use the Reese low-profile hitch, # RP30054. This requires a custom installation using a 1/2 inch steel plate. I have included a link to the installation details to the right. The issue is that given the location of your rear axle relative to the end of the flat bed you would have very little clearance to turn. Most likely, the trailer would make contact with the truck bed.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep Package
  • We do offer Reese fifth wheel hitches that will fit the under bed hitch prep package of your 2015 Ford F-350, but the Low Profile hitch part # RP30054 is not one of them. Instead you would want the part # RP30871 as this is a 26.5k capacity fifth wheel hitch confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer Using Flatbed Truck
  • It sounds like you're wanting to use the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3225 and bolt it directly to the bed, rather than connecting it with a gooseneck ball. Is that correct? If that's the case, I cannot recommend installing the # AM3225 in any other way than what's been recommend by the manufacturer, which is connecting it to a gooseneck ball in the truck bed. If you wanted to install a gooseneck hitch in the flatbed, you could certainly do so but you would need to do...
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  • Gooseneck To Fifth Wheel Adapter For 2003 Freightliner Sportchassis With Gooseneck Ball Plate
  • From the description you gave it sounds like the gooseneck ball is attached to the plate installed on the bed of your Freightliner. I recommend the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, part # AM3100. This attaches to any standard 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball and allows you to be able to tow a fifth-wheel trailer with the gooseneck hitch. This adapter has a 24,000 lb towing capacity and a 6,000 lb tongue weight capacity. This adapter requires no drilling into...
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