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Big trucks require big hitches! We offer high quality Reese, B&W, Draw-Tite, Husky, and Curt fifth wheel hitches that are the perfect fit for your heavy duty towing needs. From standard 5th wheel hitches to slider systems for short bed trucks, we have an application for you. From our Pro Series fifth wheel to Reese's top-of-the-line Signature Series, you can find the perfect fifth wheel for your payload while staying within your budget.

We offer custom rail kits for many of the most popular vehicles including Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, and Toyota. Choose a Signature Series hitch and rails to retain full use of your truck bed while not towing. Find the custom installation kit for your vehicle by entering the year, make, and model to the left.

Add a fifth wheel lube plate, pull pin lock plates, and in-bed wiring to round out your fifth wheel towing setup.




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Demco RV Fifth Wheel DM8550038 Review

Today we're going to review part number DM8550038. This is the Demco 21,000 Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ford OEM Towing Prep Packages. This Hijacker Autoslides an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch. It is designed for Ford Trucks with the factory towing prep package to give you additional clearance between the truck's cab and the trailer during turning maneuvers. It also eliminates the need to get in and out of the truck, pull a pin and manually slide the hitch like on some hitches. This will automatically slide by using the rack and pin and gear technology in the base of the hitch and it'll give you up to 14 inches of travel to get in and out of those tight spots. Normally a fifth wheel trailer will turn or pivot in the jaw when the king pin's connected to the hitch head. Once you install your pin box a normal fifth wheel hitch pin box rotates on the head.



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Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers

  • What is the Best Truck for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You are doing the right thing by doing the research first. There is a lot of conflicting information out there so let me break it down for you. Basically, if you want to tow a 5th wheel trailer, the best trucks are going to be long bed 3/4 or 1 tons like a Ford F-250/F-350, Chevy/GMC 2500/3500, or Ram 2500/3500. Half ton trucks could work but are not nearly as capable as the larger trucks. A long bed for sure is something you will want. Having a long bed means that you will not need...
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  • Minimum Truck Bed Length for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Without Cab and Loft Clearance Issues
  • The minimum bed length for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a standard fifth-wheel hitch, see link, is 8 feet. A 6-1/2 inch bed like the Silverado Extended Cab you mentioned can be used along with a slider style fifth-wheel hitch, see link, that requires you to remember to get out of the truck and move a handle to slide the hitch rearward when tight parking and campground situations are encountered. Once ready to go back out on the road the hitch will need to be moved forward, requiring...
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  • Best Way to Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer With 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 With Factory Tow Prep Package
  • 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...
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  • Tips for Choosing the Best Truck to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Staring with the truck series itself, I would go with a 3/4 ton or 1 ton. Ultimately a 1-ton would be better. Between gas and diesel I would choose a diesel if it were me. They are capable of more power and torque than gas motors. The cab style does not matter all that much but the bed size does. You will want to avoid a step side bed and a Dodge model that has a Rambox feature because they cannot have a 5th wheel hitch installed. Long beds are the way to go. A short bed can cause issues...
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  • Differences Between Pro Series and Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitches for Towing 15,800 Lb Trailer
  • The Pro Series Dual-Jaw 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # PS30855, is a standard duty 5th wheel intended for 6-foot and longer truck beds (except flareside and stepside types). It is rated for 16K gross towing weight and 4000-lb tongue weight. The similarly-rated Reese R16 Serrated Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Hitch, part # RP30866, provides several worthwhile upgrades including dual serrated jaws for 360-degree king pin contact, a vibration isolation system for reduced jarring and chucking,...
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  • How Do I Install Fifth Wheel Rails in The Bed of My Pickup
  • The rails in the bed of your pickup are installed so that the king pin will be just forward of the rear axle when hitched. The mounting location is vehicle specific and if you would like to provide your trucks year, make, model bed length and cab style I would be glad to get instructions to you and make a recommendation for an installation kit for your truck. When mounting a fifth wheel hitch the first measurement you use is the distance from the farthest back part of the bed, tailgate...
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  • What Size Truck is Recommended for Towing a 16,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • While there is not a specific truck size required, to maximize towing capacity and minimize wear and tear on the drive train of the truck, I would recommend a full size, 3/4 ton truck like the Ford F-250, Chevy or GMC 2500, or Dodge Ram 2500 Series. I would recommend a truck with the 8 foot bed if possible, which would eliminate the need for a sliding hitch or a replacement pin box for the fifth wheel. That is not to say that other trucks are incapable so you will need to check the...
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  • Adjusting Height of Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The head portion of the Reese 18K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch is height adjustable from 14 to 18 inches above the floor of the truck bed. To raise the head, remove the bolts that attach it to the support legs of the hitch, and reattach using the upper holes. For safety, you will need at least 6 inches of clearance between the top of the truck side rails and the bottom of the trailer loft. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Comparing Reese, Pro Series, and CURT 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • We can look at four 5th wheel hitches to compare. The Reese Hitch, # RP30047, is the highest priced of the 4 fixed 16K 5th wheel trailer hitches. Reese is a leader in the towing industry and we sell more Reese hitches than any other brand. It is height adjustable from 14-1/2 to 18 inches. The jaw on the Reese hitch is a double jaw style. This is a safe and secure style. Only the single hook is considered to be better. It has a double pivot head. The next step down in price is the Pro...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed Hitch Prep
  • I attached a link to the right that shows all of the confirmed 5th wheel hitch fits for your 2015 Ram 2500 short bed with a hitch prep package. Since you have a short bed you will need a slider hitch to let you make tight turns. For that I would recommend the # RP30075. For a rail kit to fit your underbed rail kit you will need the # RP30154.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed With Factory Tow Prep Package
  • The 2012 Ford Super Duty trucks with the Ford factory tow prep package are using the Reese Elite Series rails. These rails can only be used with the Reese Elite Series hitches. The fifth wheel hitch that is designed to fit the hitch prep package on your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 6-3/4 foot bed is the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness, part # RP30144. This is a slider hitch with a gross towing weight capacity of 18,000 lbs. I am including a link to...
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  • Comparing 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Jaw Designs for a Hitch on a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • There are a few different jaw types on a 5th wheel hitch. A slide bar can be found on the less expensive hitches like a Pro Series # PS30094. A slide bar, while secure, is going to provide the least snug fit and you will notice the king pin making some noise. Next are double jaws and are much more secure and cut down quite a bit on the movement and noise of the king pin. Many Reese, Curt, and other brand mid-level and higher end hitches have the double locking jaw design like # RP30075. The...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For a 5th wheel hitch that fits directly into the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2015 Ram 3500 you will need B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. Or you can use Reese hitch # RP30160. Since neither of these hitches are sliders you would want to add a Sidewinder pin box to the trailer to be able to make tight turns. Sidewinders only fit specific pin boxes so I would need to know the manufacturer and model of the pin box itself to determine if there is one that will fit. This information is...
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  • What is a Safe Distance Between Truck Bed Rails and the Underside of a 5th Wheel Camper Trailer Loft
  • Our recommendation for safe towing, no damage to truck bed rails or underside of trailer loft is 6 inches. If you have at least 6 inches of clearance with the trailer level you should be alright in all but the most severe pitch and roll situations, like entering a steep drive or going through a deep dip. If your fifth-wheel hitch does not have enough rise to accommodate 6 inches of clearance, then you might be interested in a hitch that can be adjusted to 18 inches above the truck bed,...
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  • Will the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package fit a 2014 Ram Hitch Prep Package
  • Yes, the 20K Reese OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ram Hitch Prep Package part # RP30160 has been confirmed to fit the hitch prep package of your 2014 Dodge Ram. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well. If you instead wanted to install the Reese Titan 20k Hitch part # RP30867 that used to be known as the R20 hitch you would also need the adapter part # RP30154.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • The only way you can tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a bed length shorter than 6 feet is to use a Sidewinder pin box replacement on the trailer to give you the needed clearance to make sharp turns. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have know 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...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup With Shortbed
  • The Curt Fifth Wheel, part # 16516, is a fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup with a 6 ft 4 inch bed. This slider has a 4-way pivoting head and has a 16000 lb maximum trailer weight, and 4000 lb vertical load weight limit. This hitch also has 3 height settings from 15 to 17 inches, and the slider moves the hitch head 12 inches. Another note is If using a slider, this hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting. This hitch will not work in trucks with Flareside/Stepside beds For...
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  • Tips on Lubricating a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Hitching Up to a Trailer
  • The grease fitting that is on top of the head unit on your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30084, is used to lubricate the pivot points of the jaws. Using a lithium grease, # L11350, is acceptable. You will also want to lubricate the jaw itself, and the skid plate. For the skid place, if you want you can use a Lube Plate, # RP83001, or use automotive grade chassis grease like # L11316. The hitch should be lubricated and checked for proper function before each trip. If the jaws are...
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  • 20K Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • There are no slider hitches that fit directly into the factory 5th wheel prep package for your 2014 Ram 3500. What you can do though is use # RP30154 and then a slider hitch in it, # PS30121. This will get you under the dealers price. I have included a couple of video reviews of these parts for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 Dual Rear Wheel Pickup
  • If your 2013 Ram 3500 has an 8-foot bed with the Factory Rail Kit you can use one of the three 5th wheel hitches shown on the link provided. All are rated for 20K and all require use of the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, part # RP30154, in order to work with the RAM OEM under-bed rail kit. Please note that none of these hitches can be used in trucks with a flare-side or step-side bed. The three hitches differ in their features. The ProSeries # PS30119 is a good entry-level hitch that...
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