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Best Way to Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer With 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 With Factory Tow Prep Package

Question:

I am purchasing a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 8ft bed with this towing prep. I have a fifth wheel trailer. What would I use as a hitch set up that will be easily removed from the truck showing a flat bed. No rails left in the bed I also noted you offer a conversion package to bolt to my trailer that will allow me to use the gooseneck set up. which would you recommend?

asked by: Michael D


Expert Reply:

In my opinion, the best way to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with the OEM fifth wheel prep package is to use a fifth wheel hitch that fits the in-bed pucks in your truck bed. You have several hitch options that will work, but my favorite is the B&W Companion 25K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3600. This hitch will drop right into the pucks in the truck bed and once it is removed, you will have full access to your bed.

Curt also makes fifth wheel hitches for the OEM Ram prep package, they are listed below:

Q24 24K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16545-16021
Q20 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16530-16021
Q16 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16520-16021
E16 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16515-16021 (economy model)

Another option would be to use the Reese Ram OEM 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, # RP30154. This is an adapter that uses the in-bed pucks and provides attachment points for fifth wheel hitches that use the traditional above-bed base rails like the Reese 20K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30081. This is a good option that will definitely get the job done, but it adds another piece to the towing setup.

I would recommend either of these setups before using a fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck adapter. Adapters such as the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Adapter, # CAB-C5G, will work, but they put additional stress on the trailer frame and some fifth wheel trailer manufacturers say these adapters void the warranty. If you decide to use this type of adapter, I recommend checking with your trailer manufacturer for potential problems.

expert reply by: Lori W




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B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs


B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs


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BWRVK3600

Retail: $1,224.95

Price:  $1,159.00

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
3-3/4 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
6500 lbs TW
25000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Standard - Double Jaw
Double Pivot
17 - 19 Inch Tall


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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs


Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

C16515-16021

Retail: $1,230.56

Price:  $689.90

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
4000 lbs TW
16000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
Double Pivot


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Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs


Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs


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C16520-16021

Retail: $1,482.55

Price:  $859.90

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
4000 lbs TW
16000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Standard - Double Jaw
Cushioned 360-Degree
13 - 17 Inch Tall


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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs


Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs


6 reviews

C16530-16021

Retail: $1,666.62

Price:  $969.90

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
6000 lbs TW
20000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Standard - Double Jaw
Cushioned 360-Degree
13 - 17 Inch Tall


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Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs


Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs


2 reviews

C16545-16021

Retail: $1,690.53

Price:  $979.90

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
6000 lbs TW
24000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Standard - Double Jaw
Cushioned 360-Degree
13 - 17 Inch Tall


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Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs


Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs


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CAB-C5G

Retail: $538.38

Price:  $444.95

Product Summary:

Adapts Trailer
Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
No Offset
20000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Adjustable Height
Bolts Over King Pin
King Pin Adapters


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Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs


Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs


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RP30154

Retail: $494.96

Price:  $369.95

Product Summary:

Semi-Custom
Below the Bed


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Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs


Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs


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RP30081

Retail: $1,389.49

Price:  $739.95

Product Summary:

Fixed Fifth Wheel
Hitch Only
5000 lbs TW
20000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
Double Pivot
14 - 16 Inch Tall


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