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  • Difference Between Reese Elite and B&W Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Ford F-450
  • The B and W Hitch part # BWRVK3300 that fits the factory rail kit of your 2012 Ford F-450 actually has a 20k capacity vs. the Reese # RP30143 which is also a fit but does have a 25k capacity. These are both two of the nicest hitches on the market and either would work great. If you need the higher capacity though the winner is the Reese.
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  • Will Lowering Nose of Fifth Wheel Trailer to Level it Cause Truck to Squat
  • There would not be a significant enough change in pin weight when lowering the nose of your trailer level to cause the suspension to squat more. You really want the trailer sitting as level as possible to prevent any ride issues and/or tire wear issues.
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fit 2015 Ford Hitch Prep Package with Spray In Bed Liner
  • A spray in bed liner would not interfere with Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550024 from fitting the factory rail kit of your 2015 Ford F-250.
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  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 with Short Bed
  • Since your truck has a short bed you are going to need a slider hitch to allow you to make sharp turns without cab interference. Slider hitches do require you to get out and activate them when you get to sharp turns so my favorite slider hitch to recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550035 which will automatically slide as you make tight turns to give you the needed clearance. You will need the Ram rail kit adapter part # DM6099 as well so that the hitch can fit the rail kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Since your truck has a short bed it will require a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. Since getting out and activating a slider can be somewhat of a hassle I would recommend an auto-slider. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 will automatically slide as you make tight turns so it would be what I recommend. For a rail kit you would want the custom fit rail kit part # DM8552025-71. This will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Short Bed with Rails Installed
  • For towing a 20k fifth wheel hitch with your 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 short bed you are going to need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. Because of that I would recommend the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550035 which will automatically slide as you make tight turns which prevents you from having to get out and manually activate the slider everytime you get to a parking lot. This hitch also fits the industry standard fifth wheel rails you...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with Factory Prep Package
  • We have both sliding 5th wheel hitches for your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with factory prep package if it is a short bed, and also fixed 5th wheel hitches if it is a long bed. I have included links to the pages for both hitch types. The best options in an American-made 5th wheel hitch come from B&W. The slider version # BWRVK3370 offers 12-inches of travel and is rated for 20K. The fixed hitch version for a long bed, part # BWRVK3300, shares the same 20K rating and double jaw system....
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  • Recommended Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch For 2013 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed & Factory Prep Package
  • We have two Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitches that are compatible with the factory rail kit. This means you don't need an adapter like the Reese # RP30156 to use it. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide is an excellent choice for your 2013 Ford F-250 Platinum with crew cab and 6-3/4 foot bed. This autoslide makes it easy for you to navigate turns as it automatically moves the pivot point of the trailer as you turn to provide the clearance needed. There are two different sizes available...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For 2016 Ram 2500 With Factory Rail Kit And 6 Foot Bed
  • For your 2016 Ram 2500 with Factory prep package and 6 foot bed, I recommend the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16536 along with the Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package # C16022 to specifically fit your factory pucks. This will give you a clean hitch system that will allow you to have an integrated system designed to work together. It is easy to install this hitch and allow it to function with the short...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I confirmed that the Curt Universal Rail Kit # C16100 will work with your 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew. This will give you industry standard rails in your truck bed to install a fifth wheel hitch. With a 5-1/2 foot bed you're going to have clearance issues between the truck's cab and the trailer when making turns. Usually a sliding hitch will fix this. The problem with such a short bed is many sliding hitches will make contact with the truck's tail gate. Because of this the best solution...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch And Installation Kit for 2015 Ford F-250 With Short Bed
  • With a 6-3/4 bed in your 2015 F-250, you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch. The Pro Series part # PS30857 hitch can be removed form the base rails when you are not towing for more bed access. The # PS30857 features 10-inches of front to back travel so you can execute turns. I recommend using the custom installation kit, part # RP50026-58 as it is much easier to install and takes half the time for installation that the universal kit, part # RP30035. If you want to have full access...
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  • What Is The Weight Of The Head And Base Individually For B&W Companion
  • The weight of the Companion # BWRVK3300 at 148 lbs is a bit much to handle by yourself but you are right in thinking the head and base are manageable. The base weighs about 75-lbs and the head weighs right around 70-lbs. Those weights are much easier to handle than the total weight of the Companion. The # BWRVK3300 Companion will work great with the factory rail kit on your 2017 F-350. If you need a 7-way in the bed of your truck for your trailer I recommend part # 20110.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel hitch part # C16545-16025 is the correct fifth wheel hitch to fit the factory rail kit of your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500. This is a stationary hitch though and you have a short bed truck so you would want a slider to give you the needed turning clearance. For that you would need the adapter part # C16023 and then the Curt slider hitch part # C16546. I would recommend returning the hitch you have for this setup.
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  • Air Bag Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails
  • The Firestone air bag kit part # F2528 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 and is designed to be compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck rail kits so it would be a great option.
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  • Companion Hitch Availability for 2017 Ford F-150
  • If you somehow had the Ford factory rail kit installed in your 2017 Ford F-150 the B&W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3300 would fit it. If instead you had the B and W Turnoverball Hitch part # BWGNRK1115-5W installed in your truck bed you would be able to install the Companion # BWRVK3500. This is the stationary hitch. Since your truck is a short bed you would most likely need the slider version part # BWRVK3400-5W.
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  • Is the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider
  • The Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch, # RP30047, can be used on either the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider, # RP30092, or the Reese, # RP30048, slider. The difference between the two sliders is that the Reese slider has a 6 rollers and the Pro Series slider uses a 4 roller design. The larger number of rollers on the Reese slider will allow for smoother travel when engaging the slider. However, the Pro Series slider you referenced will operate the same as the Reese model and is more economically...
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  • Do I Have to Have a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch in a Short Bed Truck
  • You do not have to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch in a short bed truck. In many cases, truck beds shorter than 8 ft do not have enough clearance between the trailer and truck to execute sharp turns. This is why sliding hitches were invented. Due to the popularity of short bed trucks, trailer manufacturers started making more 5th wheel trailers with angled or indented noses so they do not contact your truck cab when turning such as the Highland Ridge Light 5th wheel trailer. The downside...
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  • Recommended Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2016 Ram 3500 With Factory Puck System
  • Yes, we have a great option for you to use an autosliding 5th wheel hitch with your 2016 Ram 3500. Demco has their Hijacker series Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitches which will work perfect for your application.The Hijacker that I recommend for you, part # DM8550034, is rated for 18,000 lbs. This 5th wheel hitch will use the bed rails, part # DM6099 which is compatible with your factory puck system. This is my favorite 5th wheel hitch in the sliding category not just because of the autosliding...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch For 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6.5 foot bed, I recommend using a sliding hitch unless you want to use a Sidewinder pin box to replace your factory pin box. To get the correct sidewinder you will need to know the pin box number for your trailer. This will allow you to use a non-sliding hitch with a short bed truck because it has a rotating turret that moves the pivot point back 22 inches for greater turning clearance. Without a sidewinder, you will need a sliding hitch to have...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Slider Compatible With 2016 GMC 2500 Or Hitch Compatible With Sidewinder
  • For your 2016 GMC 2500 With 6-1/2 foot bed, because you have the factory puck system, I recommend using the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16521, along with the Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16023. This will be compatible with your truck and your 2002 Glendale Titanium trailer. If you want to use a sidewinder, then I recommend using the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • The Curt 5th Wheel Hitch, part # C16536, and the Base Rails, part # C16411-204, that you referenced are confirmed fits for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Even though Curt does produce very good products, I have a few other suggestions that I think you will like more. The next step up for a sliding 5th Wheel Hitch would be the Reese Titan 20 # RP30870. This hitch has the sliding feature and the 360 jaw contact with the king pin as well, but the big difference with this 5th wheel...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch Compatible With Nissan 5th Wheel Adapter For 2016 Titan XD
  • For your 2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel, I haven't seen the 5th wheel adapter yet. That is a factory only option that I assume will give you standard rails so you can use the majority of 5th wheel hitches available. Since you loved your B&W Companion, and this new truck has a shorter bed with a 6-1/2 foot length, I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs # BWRVK3270. This will give you the clearance you need for turning and will give you a very...
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  • Recommended 18k and 20k 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • The two 5th wheel hitches that I recommend using on your 2017 Ford F-350 are both made by Reese. The first one, part # RP30144, is rated for 18,000 lbs and is an excellent manual 5th wheel hitch. This hitch will fit right into your factory tow package so that you don't have to use an adapter, and it also comes with a 7-Way wiring harness that you can install in the bed of your truck if you don't have that feature already.. If you are wanting to install a 5th wheel hitch that is rated...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep package, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16520-16021. This will allow you to have a clean bed when not in use and easily install this hitch that is capable of pulling your 13000 lb loaded trailer with MORyde pin box. You may also be interested in the 5th Wheel wiring harness # C56000, to put a second 7 way in the bed of your truck for easy accessibility. If you have...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 3500 long bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500 with factory rail kit and long bed I would highly recommend the B&W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600. Many refer to the Companion as the nicest hitch on the market so we can guarantee this will give you a great towing experience. It also is setup to directly fit the rail kit of your truck without needing any type of adapter. It also will work well with your Mor/Ryde pin box.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch that Fits in Above the Bed Industry Standard 5th Wheel Rails
  • If you have industry standard above the bed rails (like those in kit # RP30035 ) then we have several options to add a gooseneck hitch. I have included a link to the options for you but the most popular option is Curt gooseneck plate # 16055. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch For 2015 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Yes. For your 2015 Ford F-250 short bed, you will need a sliding 5th wheel hit for your Keystone Cougar 27RKS. If you don't have the factory fails, then I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50026-58. This is a no frame drill installation that will give you standard rails that are compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley 5th wheel hitches. I recommend a sliding hitch like the...
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  • Can Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Be installed In 2016 Ram 2500
  • Unfortunately, there is no option to install the Signature fifth wheel hitch on your 2016 Ram 2500. If you are looking for an underbed system for your Ram we do carry the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3500-5W with a custom underbed installation kit. The installation kit is part # BWGNRK1384-5W. This kit doubles as a gooseneck hitch and includes the rails, hitch head, safety loops and hitch ball. You can just remove the hitch ball and the Companion fits right...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 with Rail Kit that Automatically Slides
  • We have just what you would want. The Demco Hijacker Auto Slide part # DM8550038 fits directly to the rail kit of your 2017 Ford F-350 and automatically slides as you make tight turns. Since you have a Mor/Ride pin box you would need the adapter part # DM6025.
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 with Rail Kit
  • For a 20k Curt slider hitch confirmed to fit the factory rail kit of your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 you would want the Curt Q24 part # C16536 and the rail kit part # C16023. The Q series of fifth wheel hitches are great and have an excellent jaw system that provides great king pin contact. This would work well towing a trailer that weighs right at 12k.
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  • Underbed Demco Hijacker Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For your 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed the Demco Hijacker hitch part # DM8550022 will fit and work great but you will need to install the underbed rail kit part # DM8551002 which is a confirmed fit for your truck. No additional parts would be needed. These two products would be all that you would need. The hitch you mentioned is an 18k hitch. If instead you need a 21k hitch you would want the part # DM8550037.
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  • How to Determine Hitch Height for Companion Hitch for Ford Rail Kit in 2016 Ford F-350
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit the B&W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3300 would be the correct fitting hitch and would be an excellent option as many view the Companion hitches as the nicest hitches around. Unless you can get the dealer to give you the distance from the pin box platform down to the ground on the trailer you would have to wait till the trailer shows up to determine what height setting you would need to use with the hitch. The other measurement needed...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Hitch RP30081 Fit the Factory Prep Package in a 2017 Ford F-350
  • Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30081 is designed to fit in industry standard above the bed rails and will only fit the factory prep package in your 2017 Ford F-350 if you use adapter # RP30156. For a 20K hitch that is nearly the same price and that will fit directly in the prep package without the need of an adapter I recommend the Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16017. This hitch also features a cushioned head for improved ride quality when towing. I have linked a video review of this hitch...
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  • Is Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Required with Reese Revolution Pin Box on 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Reese Revolution Pin Box on your 5th wheel trailer should offer enough extra clearance for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 and trailer without the need for a sliding fifth wheel hitch. In order to confirm this, there are some measurements we can take using the rail kit instructions on a compatible 5th Wheel Hitch. For a fixed fifth wheel, I recommend the Reese # RP30047, along with the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50140-58. This system has a 16,000 lbs gross towing weight...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2017 Ram 5500 Cab/Chassis
  • The Curt Q24 is not a fit for your 2017 Ram 5500 cab/chassis. The only option we have for your cab/chassis is the Reese Low Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30054. This hitch has a 30,000-lb gross towing capacity. Installation of this hitch requires it to be installed directly through a 1/2 inch steel plate under the deck. The late must be welded to brackets that are bolted to the truck frame and should be done by a qualified professional.
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  • Can 1998 GMC K1500 with Load Range C Tires Safely Pull 6000lb Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The weight capacity of your vehicle will ultimately be limited by the setup's weakest component. I took at look at the owner's manual for your 1998 GMC K1500 and there are more than a few possible towing capacities for your vehicle depending on the type of engine that you have. I recommend checking your manual to see exactly what this number is, as this will most likely be the limiting factor. The LT33x12.50R15 tires on your truck each have a maximum load of 2,205 lbs at 35 PSI. The...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Long Bed
  • Slider hitches can slide back towards the tailgate of the truck which allows for more clearance between the trailer and the truck cab when making turns. Short bed trucks pretty much require a slider for most 5th wheel towing applications because the distance between the centerline of the hitch and the back of the truck cab is so short. If you have a long bed truck then you don't have to worry about clearance and you can use a fixed 5th wheel hitch. For your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 long bed...
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  • Can 2014 Ram 2500 With 20-Inch Wheels Have Clearance Issues Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • This is a common issue with folks who want to tow a fifth wheel trailer. There are a couple things you can do to make sure you have everything set up correctly. You will want the hitch to be set at the height that 1) allows the trailer to be level, and 2) allows you a minimum of 6 inches between the bottom of the trailer loft and the top of the bed rails. Fifth wheel hitches offer several inches of up and down adjustment to help accomplish this. Many pin boxes are also height adjustable...
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  • Cover Availability for Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Demco offers the head cover part # DM14844 which would fit the Demco Hitch part # DM6076P-UL-16K that you referenced. Demco doesn't have a diagram or grease schedule but in the manual of the Hijacker it says to keep all moving parts greased and be sure to torque the bolts every 2,000 miles. I attached a picture that I took from the instructions that may be helpful.
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  • How Many Bolts Come with the Demco Fifth Wheel Hitch part # DM8550032
  • I pulled up the instructions and the Demco Hitch part # DM8550032 does come with 20 mounting bolts. I attached a picture I took from those instructions and pointed out where it shows the quantity of included bolts. I apologize if our pictures were misleading.
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  • Availability of B and W Hitch that Fits 2016 Ram 2500 Factory Rail Kit and Works with Sidewinder
  • Yes, the B and W Companion hitch you are looking for is the part # BWRVK3600. This hitch fits your 2016 Ram 2500 and is compatible with a Sidewinder pin box. The Companion hitches that attach at the four corners of the hitch are compatible with the Sidewinders. It's the ones that only use the center gooseneck post for attachment that aren't. The wedge you would need is # SWW-06 which is designed for the Companion hitches.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch to Reduce Chucking and Jarring for a 2005 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty
  • We have some excellent 5th wheel hitch options that will help to reduce the chucking and jarring with your 2005 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty. I have a Curt, a Reese, and one other option for you to consider from Demco. The Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch, part # C16521, is a very good slider option that uses the 2-jaw system which provides a 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. This will help keep the king pin snug and secure to the 5th wheel hitch. It has a 4 inch height adjustment and is rated...
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  • Recommendation on a Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch That is Compatible With a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I have a solution for you. The Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550043, is a lightweight above the bed mounted hitch that is rated a 21K. The total weight of this hitch is 100 lbs. The Demco Recon will mount to the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 using standard bedrails, like the Demco Universal Bed Rails, # DM6071. If your Ram has the OEM 5th Wheel Towing Pre Package, you can us the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, to mount the Demco Recon to your vehicle. The Reese adapter will sit...
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  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 Short Bed with Hitch Prep
  • You will need a slider hitch to allow your 2017 Ford F-350 to make tight turns while towing your fifth wheel trailer. For that I would recommend the Curt fifth wheel slider hitch # C16545-16020 which will fit the rail kit of your truck directly and allow you to might tight turns when slid back. If you wanted to email me a picture of your air ride setup feel free, but I would be very surprised if there was an issue.
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • I have an automatic sliding hitch I can recommend for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed, but B and W does not have any automatic sliding hitches. They only offer manual sliders. What you would want is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide part # DM8550034 which will slide as you make tight turns. And then for a rail kit you would want the custom install kit part # DM8552016-71 which is confirmed to fit your vehicle. If you needed to be able to tow a gooseneck hitch you could then use the...
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  • Comparing The Curt Q24 And Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitches For 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • For your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty, either of the options you mentioned of the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 or the Reese Elite # RP30142 are outstanding. It really comes down to preferences and your specific requirements. The Curt hitch has a higher rated capacity, is a little heavier, has the 2 piece overlapping jaw, and has a height adjustment between 13 and 17 inches. The Curt hitch also has a lockable handle that is a nice feature, but the head can be removed as you stated. The...
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  • Will Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Work With Older Bed Rails
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # PS30093 you came from is designed to fit Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails. I have attached a photo of Reese bed rails you can check out. The dimensions are shown on the photo you can compare to the bed rails you have installed on your truck. If you want to let me know what truck you have and what bed rails you have installed I can do some more research to see if they are compatible.
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  • 20k Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep for Smooth Ride
  • The hitch I would highly recommend is the Reese part # RP30160. This fits directly to the rail kit of your 2015 Ram 3500 and has a 20k capacity. To prevent chucking/noise this hitch uses a hook which grabs the king pin and holds it tightly which reduces movement. Air bag kits don't make the ride quality softer. They are intended to give the suspension additional support so they wouldn't be what you are looking for.
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  • Experiencing Chucking on 5th Wheel Trailer and Husky Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The noise you hear when braking your 2016 Ford F-150 and your 5th wheel trailer could be coming from a couple places on your Husky # HT31326-32220-59 hitch. With slider hitches, you will sometimes experience some movement will stopping and starting that you would not feel on a standard 5th wheel hitch. You might want to check to make sure that all bolt connections are secure and have not come lose since installation of your hitch and that you slider is securely locked. However, what...
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  • Will a Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Husky Rails in a 2008 Ford F-450
  • Yes, the Curt Q-Series of 5th wheel trailer hitches including # C16245 will fit the Husky rails you have in your truck. The rails are what are known as industry standard rails and the Curt hitches will fit the industry standard rail mount slot spacing. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Height for Clearance Between Bed Rails and Underside of Trailer
  • It sounds to me like you're right about your trailer not sitting level. And you'll have about 7 inches of clearance between the truck's bed rails and the underside of your trailer. If you go with a hitch that sits lower, like the Curt # C16049 a minimum height of 14 inches, you still can only gain about an inch before you start to sacrifice clearance because you'll want about 6 inches. Unfortunately, there isn't a great option for you to have your trailer level and keep the trailer...
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  • 20K Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that Will Fit Husky Rails in a 2008 Ford F-450
  • The Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142 or any of the other Elite Series hitches only fit in underbed puck systems such as the factory one from Ford. It sounds like your 2008 Ford F-450 has above the bed Husky rails so an Elite Series hitch would not fit but there are hitches that will fit. For a 20K Reese hitch you can use # RP30081 which has the same head as the Elite Series or the Titan # RP30867 which has a cast head and serrated jaw. I have linked videos of these hitches for you.
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  • Can 5th Wheel Hitch Rails be Installed on a 2009 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis with a Flat Bed
  • Fifth wheel rails are not designed to be installed on a flat bed truck but there is a hitch made for this application. It is hitch # RP30054. It is a more expensive option though and it does require a custom installation. Basically a 1/2 inch thick steel plate will have to be welded to the truck frame and the hitch would then bolt through the flat bed to that plate. I have linked some instructions for you. Theoretically you could bolt rails to a steel plate as well but no where is this...
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  • Will B&W Patriot Hitch Fit Valley Fifth Wheel Rails
  • The B and W Patriot part # BWRVK3270 that you referenced is designed to fit Valley fifth wheel rails like what you have so it would work well for you.
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  • How to Determine If Narrow Nose Trailer Could be Towed with 5.5 ft Bed Truck without Slider
  • If your truck bed is really 5-1/2 feet in length you are going to have to use the one slider hitch we offer that can slide back 22-1/2 inches, # DM8550040, or replace the pin box of the trailer with a Sidewinder. However there is a formula you can use that will tell you the final answer on whether or not you can use a stationary hitch. But it requires you taking a few measurements. You'll need to know the distance from the axle center of your truck (that's where the king pin will be)...
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  • Recommendation on a 5th Wheel Hitch for a Truck With a 6-1/2 Bed
  • The decision to use a standard or sliding 5th wheel hitch comes down to how comfortable you are in making certain turns with your rig. With short bed vehicles, the clearance between the cab of the truck and your 5th wheel trailer can be an issue if you are trying to make 90-degree plus turns. Most people find using the slider hitch reinsures them that they can make these turns without having any contact between the cab of your vehicle and the trailer. With this in mind, I researched...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with Universal Base Rail Installation in 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • ISRs, or industry-standard rails, will accept any 5th wheel hitch, slider or fixed, from any major brand so long as it is intended for normal base rail installation. You can refer to the linked image of base rails that shows their three compatible mounting leg distances: 10-, 20-1/2- and 29-inches. Front-to-back spacing is standardized at 22-inches between rail centers. For a wiring harness for the truck bed you can use # 20110.
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  • Adapter Needed to Use Reese 16K Hitch in Ford Factory Prep System
  • An industry-standard 5th wheel hitch like Reese 16K Slider # RP30051 can be used in the Ford factory under-bed prep setup by using adapter # RP30156. The adapter simply drops into the pucks in the under-bed setup and provides the equivalent of 5th wheel rails. Note this adapter adds 2-inches of height to the hitch. Please refer to the linked videos for more information on features and installation.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck you are going to have to use a slider hitch to allow you the ability to make tight turns. Since getting out and activating a slider everytime you enter and leave a parking lot can be a bit of a hassle (especially in inclement weather), I would highly recommend a hitch that automatically slides as you make tight turns. For that I would recommend the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide part # DM8550034. This 18k hitch will work great for you and I would highly recommend...
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  • Height of Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch C16521 When Used with Adapter in Bed of 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • I believe you are referring to the hitch height of the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16521 that has a height range of 17-1/2 inches to 21-1/2 inches. Since your 2017 Chevy Silverado has the factory puck system you would have had to use the adapter part # C16023 as well which will add height to the hitch and would be why your hitch seems to be taller. We have found that this adapter adds an additional 1-3/8 inches above what the standard fifth wheel rails will add.
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  • Is A Sidewinder Compatible With My 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck?
  • A Sidewinder can be used with most non-moving hitches in your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty. A Sidewinder is a great addition to any 5th wheel allowing you greater turning clearance by moving the pivot point back 22 inches. If you need a hitch to go with your Sidewinder, I recommend the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs, # RP30867. This can be used with a custom rail kit like the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th...
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  • Will B&W Companion Fit a 2011 Ram 3500 with a Plastic Duraline Bed Liner
  • We have talked to B&W before and they recommend either removing the plastic bed liner or cutting out the bed liner where the Companion Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W will rest so the hitch has the best surface to set on. Also the weight of a coupled trailer could damage the bed liner and it is possible that the bed liner would prevent the hitch from dropping down far enough to secure in the gooseneck ball hole.
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  • Does 2017 Heartland Sundance XLT 5th Wheel Require Slider Hitch When being Towed
  • The 2017 Heartland Sundance XLT that you just bought is a great trailer in that you would not need to use a slider hitch. A stationary hitch like the Reese Titan 16 (formerly known as R16), # RP30866 would be a great option for the reasons you mentioned. It's cushioned and head and wrap around jaw system will give you a smooth ride quality.
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  • Custom Base Rails for Reese 5th Wheel Hitch on 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Reese 20K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30033 that you have is compatible with Reese above-bed rails and can be used with the Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50066-58 on your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. The custom kit will minimize drilling and measuring, cutting the installation time in half. Since your Chevrolet Silverado has a shorter 6-1/2 foot bed, I do recommend a Sliding Fifth Wheel hitch like the Reese 20K # RP30083 as opposed to the Fixed Reese System...
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  • Recommended Demco Highjacker Autoslide For 2017 Ram 3500 With Base Rails In Truck Bed
  • If the above-bed base rails that are installed in the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 are standard base rails from B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, or Valley, then the Demco Hijacker Autoslide will work great for you. We offer three models of the Hijacker that will work for you. If you need a 13,000-lb hitch I recommend part # DM8550040. For an 18,000-lb hitch you can use part # DM8550034, and for a 21,000-lb Hijacker I recommend part # DM8550035. If you do not...
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  • Durability and Theft Prevention of Reese Titan 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • The new Reese Titan 5th wheel trailer hitches including # RP30869 have a cast steel head rather than plate steel like other hitches. Cast steel is used to make hydroelectric turbine wheels, mining machines, gears, railroad truck frames and other heavy duty applications. So they are tough for sure. No one has really commented on theft of the head on these hitches. Probably because it is not obvious how the hitch head comes off. But for piece of mind you could use a Toylok # LC337120 and...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • We are going to have the correct 5th wheel that will work for you. Now, it's recommended that on short bed vehicles that a slider 5th wheel hitch should be used to ensure you will have enough clearance between your trailer and the cab of your 2017 Ford F-250 when making sharp turns. I recommend that Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel, like # DM8550035 for the hitch and # DM8552031-71 for the bed rails and custom installation kit. The Demco Autoslide is rated at a 21K lbs capacity and...
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  • Will My B&W 5th Wheel Hitch Sit in the Same Location on Different Chevy Trucks?
  • The hitch ball location on the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1067 that you mentioned was 44-1/4 inches when measuring from the back of your bed towards the cab. The center of the pucks for the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30868 is 39-1/8 inches, which is about where your 5th wheel hitch head is going to sit. Even though that is a difference of 5-1/8 inches, the head location on the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 is adjustable so there...
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  • Will Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit the Factory Puck System in a 2012 Ford F-250 SHort Bed
  • In order to use the Curt E16 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16115 with the factory installed prep package on a 2012 Ford F-250 you would need to use an adapter, # RP30156. Also, since you have a short bed truck, you would need the slider version, # 16516. But there is a version of this hitch that will fit directly in the factory puck system. It is # C16515-16020. That way you would not have to use an adapter so it is one less step when installing/removing the hitch from the truck.
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  • Recommendation on Which Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ford F-350
  • On your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty and your Raptor 352TS Toy Hauler you could use either Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch. Looking at all the information that you supplied, it looks like the total gross trailer weight of your trailer will be the shipping weight and the carrying capacity added together. In this case, the total gross trailer weight will be 16,840 lbs. This number will be the trailer fully load to its capacity. At 16,840 lbs, the Demco Hijacker, # DM8550024 rated a 18,000...
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  • Available 5th Wheel Slider for 16k Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, the Reese 5th Wheel Hitch, part # RP30047, will work on the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider # RP30092. The slider will offer 10 inches of travel from front to back and is designed for trucks with beds larger than 5-1/2 feet but smaller than 8 feet. This slider is also compatible with 15k 5th wheel hitches, like part # PS30094, and 20k 5th wheel hitches, like part # RP30867. If you let me know what the make, model, and year is of your truck I can recommend a 7-Way wiring harness...
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  • Will Using the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter Raise the Height of the 5th Wheel Hitch
  • You are correct, if you use the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, with the Pro Series 20K 5th Wheel Hitch, # PS30119, you will raise the hitch height 2 inches. We do offer a few 5th wheel hitch models that do not need the use of the Reese adapter. Curt has the Q20 Hitch set up for the Ram Tow Prep Package, # C16530-16021. The Q24 has a 20K weight capacity and will fit the factory-installed tow prep package on you 2014 Ram 3500. B&W has the Companion 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3600....
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed and Eco-Diesel
  • Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16116 includes a universal installation kit but that kit is not listed as a fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 with the Eco-Diesel. I do have a solution for you but you mentioned that the truck has a 5-1/2 foot bed. In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer and not have the trailer hit the truck cab when turning you will need either the Demco 13K HiJacker # DM8550040 or a fixed hitch and a Sidewinder pin box for the trailer. Since you will need a hitch either way the...
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  • 16k Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
  • I attached a link that has all of the 15 and 16k fifth wheel and rail options we carry that are a confirmed fit for your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a short bed. A very popular option that would work well is the Reese 16k Slider hitch part # RP30051 and the custom rail kit part # RP50064-58. This slider hitch has a great jaw design that will allow for great king pin contact and the rail kit is a custom fit kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize...
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  • How Easy is it to Remove Demco Hijacker Autosliding Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch from Truck
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 installs onto industry standard rails. The only issue with removing the hitch from your truck is that it's heavy. The head itself is approximately 40 pounds and base is around 200 pounds. So the issue with removal is strictly weight. To install the Hijacker in your 2016 GMC 2500 you can use the Installation Kit # DM8552011-71. Also, if you'd like to install a 7-way connector inside the bed of your truck to make it...
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  • Demco Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility With Trailair Rota-Flex Pin Box
  • For your 2015 Ford F-350 6-3/4 foot bed without Factory Rail Kit, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Underbed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550022 with the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit # DM8551000 is a confirmed fit. There is no need for a different capture plate for using the Trailair Rota-flex Pin Box. It will be compatible with the hitch. The only pin box that is not compatible is the Revolution pin box or the aftermarket Reese Sidewinder because...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with 5.3-liter V8 Engine
  • The best place to confirm the towing capacity of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with 5.3-liter V8 engine is the printed owner's manual. This will reflect the capacity of your specific pickup with the particular mix of equipment installed on it at the factory, including the 3.42 differential. I reviewed the online trailering guide on the Chevrolet website and at most a properly-equipped 1500 can tow 12,000-lbs. But your 5.3L V8 crew cab 4x4 with 3.42 differential is shown...
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  • Will Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch Sit Below Truck Rails on 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16621 you referenced in your question will work with your 2012 GMC Sierra. The height of this 5th Wheel Hitch can range between 17-1/2 inches to 21-1/2 inches. I did some research and found that the depth of the truck bed on your 2012 GMC Sierra is 21 inches. To be sure the hitch will fit under your Tonneau Cover when it is closed, you can measure from your truck bed floor to the underside of the Tonneau Cover. As long as this provides at least 22...
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  • Will Demco HiJacker 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-250 Prep Package be Centered Over the Rear Axle
  • Once installed the Demco HiJacker # DM8550038 for the prep package on your 2017 Ford F-250 will be just about dead center over the rear axle. In other words the center of the hitch head will be right in the middle between the rear and front pucks of the prep package.
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  • Compatibility of the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider With The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 16,000 Lbs
  • According to the installation instructions for the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider With Rollers, # RP30092, as long as your bed rails are 21-15/16 inches apart from center line to center line of the rails and the rails are properly installed, the Pro Series hitch will work for your application. The head of your current Reese 5th wheel can be installed on the Pro Series sider. Once, installed the Pro Series slider will give you 10 inches of travel from front to back on your 5th wheel hitch. A...
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  • Can Short Bed 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 Use Stationary Hitch
  • Unless you install a Sidewinder in place of the pin box on your fifth wheel trailer or have a trailer that has a tapered nose designed for short bed truck clearance you will have to use a slider hitch. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer. Once you figure out...
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  • Is Adapter Plate Needed for Towing Mor Ryde Pin Box Trailer with 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • To tow your 5th Wheel Trailer on your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with Factory Rail Kit, I recommend the Curt A16 Slider Hitch # C16521 along with adapter rails # C16023. The Demco Hijacker # DM6076P-UL-16K you referenced in your question is not compatible with the factory rail kit on your vehicle. The Curt A16 is a 16,000 lb capacity sliding trailer hitch with an interlocking 2-jaw system that will help create a quieter ride and the adapter rails are custom fit to work with the factory rails...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt Q24 5th Wheel and the Q25 5th Wheel for a 2015 Ford F-350
  • The Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch # C16545-16017 head and legs are rated for 24,000 lbs. The Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch # C16039, however, has the head rated for 25,000 lbs and the legs rated for 24,000 lbs. When you are towing you are always limited by your least rated piece of equipment. Since the Q25 is paired with legs rated for 24,000 lbs, that whole 5th Wheel Hitch is rated for 24,000 lbs. The legs for Ram and Chevy trucks are rated for 25,000 lbs so unless you plan on buying a Ram...
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  • Can a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500HD Tow an 11,500 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • If your 2013 Chevy Silverado has the 4.10 rear end gear ratio then it will have enough capacity to tow an 11,500 pound 5th wheel trailer. There are no less than 139 configurations of the 2013 Chevy Silverado (including the 1500s) so for your exact towing capacity please refer to the towing section of your owners manual. If your truck is a long bed you can use a fixed hitch such as # RP30081 and custom installation kit # RP50066-58. If you have a short bed you would need the slider version...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch on 2013 Ford F-250
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 will work great on your 2013 Ford F-250 if it has the factory rail kit already installed. The Hijacker will mount right onto your factory rail kit so you will not need to purchase an additional base rail. The automatic slider will give you an additional 14 inches of clearance when making tight turns. This has a gross towing weight capacity of 18,000 lbs, so just confirm that this will be compatible with the weight of your 5th wheel...
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch DM8550024 Require Locking Plate DM6036
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024. This auto-sliding hitch will require locking plate # DM6036 for use with a Demco Glide Ride pin box. This is a simple bolt-on installation.
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  • Recommended Demco Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 with Factory Prep Kit
  • I recommend using a 5th wheel slider hitch with as much travel as possible to increase your turning clearance and minimize risk of contact between the trailer overhang and your headache rack/boat. The Demco installation kit for your 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 with factory prep package is part # DM6099 and with it I suggest the Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550040 which provides automatic sliding and 22-1/2-inches of travel for additional turning clearance.
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing Camper on 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup w/ Short Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550034 will work great for towing your camper with your 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup. The 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch is compatible with your Husky base rails so you will not need a new rail kit. The built in slider will give you an additional 14 inches of clearance when turning so this should offset the foot difference in your new, bigger camper. The Hijacker Autoslide has a weight capacity of 18,000 lbs so you will just want to assure...
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  • Underbed Mount and Auto-Slider 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Short Bed
  • Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30051 is a manual slider hitch. For an auto-sliding hitch I recommend the Demco HiJacker # DM8550022. It can be installed on a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed with air bags using custom under bed installation kit # DM8551005. The frame brackets of this kit are narrow enough to not interfere with air bag mounting brackets. You mentioned adapter # RP30156 which is an adapter for Ford trucks with the factory 5th wheel prep package. It does not fit the 2006...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch And Rails To Be Used With Revolution Pin Box On 2016 GMC Sierra 1500SLE
  • For your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500SLE, I recommend using the Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # RP30866. This hitch has a serrated dual-jaw design for superior hold, a built-in vibration-isolator system, and a easy-to-see king pin indicator. These unique systems ensure a smooth ride with minimal jarring and chucking. For a custom fit rail kit, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches...
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  • B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Prep Package Compatible With Reese Aftermarket Rail Kit
  • If you have the aftermarket underbed kit for Ford's OEM puck system, the dimensions of your pucks should be 30 inches side to side and 13 inches front to back. If this is the measurement, then the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3300, will be compatible with your vehicle's puck system. Reese made that aftermarket underbed system # RP30073, that is a confirmed fit for your 2001 Ford F-350.
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  • B&W Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch to Fit 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Sliding B&W Companion Hitch for your 2016 Ram 3500 that has the factory puck system is # BWRVK3670.
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  • Which Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch Fits 2017 Ford F-250 Factory Rail Kit
  • Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550038 that you referenced is the hitch that is designed to fit the Ford factory rail kits like what your 2017 Ford F-250 has. This is the higher capacity hitch which is rated for 21,000 lbs.
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  • Current Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility With 2017 Ford F-250 OEM Towing Prep Package
  • Yes. For your Curt A16 5th wheel hitch, # C16120, you can use the head with the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package - 24,000 lbs, # C16017. This combination will fit the Factory Towing Prep Package of the 2017 Ford F-250.
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  • Sliding B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Factory Prep Package
  • The B&W Companion Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ford OEM Prep Package # BWRVK3370 is available. This the sliding fifth wheel hitch that will fit into Ford's factory kit in short bed trucks. It's a 20,000 pound hitch with 12 inches of travel. The # BWRVK3270 is not available for the Ford factory kit at this time.
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  • Availability of a B&W Slider Hitch That Will Fit a 2017 Ford F-350 With OEM Puck System
  • Yes, B&W does make a slider hitch that fits the OEM Ford puck system. The B&W Companion OEM Slider, # BWRVK3370, is a 20K rated slider 5th wheel hitch that will fit into the OEM puck system of your 2017 Ford F-350. This B&W Companion Slider will has a travel distance of 12 inches from front to back when the slider is engaged. The hitch will have three vertical adjustable from 17 to 19 inches. The hitch will include the 1 inch thick wrap-around jaws that will provide a secure fit...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 with Rail Kit for Use with Sidewinder
  • You will want the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600. This will fit directly to the fifth wheel rail kit of your 2016 Ram 2500 short bed, is considered by most to be the nicest fifth wheel hitch around, and will work well with a Sidewinder pin box. You will want to also use the wedge part # SWW-06. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Slider Hitches be Used on Long Bed Trucks
  • Slider hitches can be used on long bed trucks. There's really no reason that it wouldn't work. Typically we try to avoid recommended slider hitches when not needed as they are heavier and have quite a bit more movement due to additional moving parts. Most popular option we have is the Reese Titan part # RP30869 which is a 16k cushioned head hitch with a round tube slider. Round tube sliders tend to be much smoother in operation.
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  • Where Is The Curt Q20 Hitch Made And Where Is The Steel From?
  • The Curt 5th wheel hitches like # C16530-16017 are made overseas in Asia with steel from that region, but they are tested to meet US standards. Unless you are using a Sidewinder or have a Revolution pin box, I highly recommend you use a sliding 5th wheel hitch like # C16530-16020 or the Reese Elite Slider # RP30144 which is made in Mexico. Reese makes an adapter for the OEM Underbed Rails # RP30156, to allow the use of standard sliding hitches with the factory puck system, which greatly...
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  • Recommended Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • The fifth wheel I recommend for your 2016 Silverado 2500 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550022. With your 6-1/2 ft bed this slider offers 14-inches of travel front to back so you can execute tight turns. The great thing about this hitch is you don't have to get out of the truck, as this hitch head automatically slides when you are turning and then returns when you straighten out. The underbed installation kit you need for this hitch is part # DM8551002....
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