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Fifth Wheel Recommendation For 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty With Gooseneck Prep Kit

Question:

I just bought a new 2012 super duty long bed that has the 5th wheel and gooseneck prep kit already installed. What hitch do I need to buy to fit this prep kit? Also is it required to get the above the bed rails with this kit?

asked by: Caleb C


Expert Reply:

After speaking with my source at Reese, I have found the Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel # PS30093 will work for your 2012 Ford F-250 with an existing gooseneck prep kit. The hitch you referenced would require the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 for installation, but is still a very economical way to go. I have included links to the installation instructions for the adapter kit and a video review of the hitch.

If you would prefer a fifth wheel that requires no adapter, I recommend the Reese Elite Series # RP30142. It has a weight capacity of 18,000 lbs with a vertical load limit of 4500 lbs and features a 4-way pivoting head and self-latching jaw. It arrives fully assembled and comes with a 7-year limited warranty. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this item.

If you need a fifth wheel with a higher weight capacity, you might be interested in the # RP30143, a product with a 25,000 lb weight capacity and a 6250 lb vertical load limit. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch as well.

expert reply by: Brandon M




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Products Referenced in This Question

Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs


Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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22 reviews

RP30142

Retail: $1,463.52

Price:  $1,268.39

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
4500 lbs TW
18000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
Double Pivot
14 - 18 Inch Tall


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Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 25,000 lbs


Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 25,000 lbs

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22 reviews

RP30143

Retail: $1,847.42

Price:  $1,601.10

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
6250 lbs TW
25000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
Double Pivot
14 - 16-1/2 Inch Tall


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Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs


Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs

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28 reviews

RP30156

Retail: $490.58

Price:  $359.95

Product Summary:

Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
Accessories

Product Specs:

Mounting Bracket


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Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 15,000 lbs


Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 15,000 lbs

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PS30093

Retail: $408.81

Price:  $289.96

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
3750 lbs TW
15000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
Double Pivot
13 - 17 Inch Tall


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