Just ordered a Dodge RAM 3500 6.7L with 4:1 rear axle, non-dually 8 foot bed truck to pull our current 5th wheel Cedar creek 38foot Model 36RLTS and are planning to move up to a 2012 Dynamix now Forest River owned 414inch model 3800 D3 Trilogy fifth wheel that weighs in at roughly 14,850 dry weight. I assume that this hitch would mesh readily for the trailer we use. Which installation kit and other accessories would you recommend? Any advice or comment would be appreciated.
asked by: Rodney A
The new Dodge you plan on getting would be an excellent choice to tow a 5th wheel trailer. For an installation kit on a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, you can use installation kit # RP30035-186. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
The hitch you have selected, # RP30081, is a good choice. The 20K capacity will handle either trailer you mentioned and you will have enough capacity should you decide to upgrade to something heavier in the future. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you to view.
For a lube plate, you can use # RP83001. For in-bed wiring to connect the 5th wheel trailers to the truck, you can use # 51-97-410.
expert reply by: Michael H
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