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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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Curt Fifth Wheel C16545-16025 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel trailer hitch for the Chevrolet GMC towing prep package. The dual jaw design has a 24,000 pound weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the Chevy and GMC trucks that have the factory installed towing prep packaging staring in the year 2016. The legs right here are designed to drop right into the openings of the OEM under bed hitch platform. Now on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application. Now I have attached it all together, the head I attached to the legs just to show you what this would look like all assembled. This does use the two jaw locking system which will provide a 360 degree jaw to king pin contact.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16530-16025 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch for the Chevrolet GMC towing prep package. This is a dual jaw design hitch. Has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the Chevrolet GMC trucks with the factory installed towing prep package starting in the year 2016. I have assembled this, so I've attached the hitch head to the legs.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16520-16025 Review

Today we're going to look at the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for the Chevrolet GMC towing prep package. This hitch has a dual jaw design and a 16000 lbs weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part. It it designed to fit the Chevrolet GMC trucks that have the factory installed towing prep package starting in the year 2016. Now I have assembled the hitch head to the legs and these legs are designed to drop right into the openings of the OEM under bed hitch platform. Now the hitch head itself uses a two-jaw locking system. This will provide a nice 360 degree jaw-to-king pin contact because of that it will give you less rattle, more security than the sliding door models.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16515-16025 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt E16 5th wheel trailer hitch for the Chevy and GMC towing prep packages. Has a slide bar jaw design and a 16,000 pound weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part, it does comes with these custom legs that are designed to fit the Chevrolet and GMC trucks that have the factory installed towing prep packaging starting in 2016. This hitch head features an auto locking slide bar jaw mechanism to provide superior security, has a rear tension bar right back there that'll work this this slide bar to help clamp around your king pin, to help minimize your rattle and your movement. The head is a dual pivoting head, has a 10 degree lateral movement for nice simple hook up. The head does use permalube pivot pushing to increase the hitch life and reduce maintenance. The other nice thing, if you see these pins and clips right here, these two pins, if you remove the clips and the two pins, that'll allow you to take out the head from the cross member and it makes it easy for one person to remove the complete hitch from the truck bed. The skid plate is an anti-rattle skid plate, provides a nice smooth quiet ride.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16545-16020 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with the slider for the Ford towing prep package and it has a 24,000 lb weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks that have the 6 3/4 ft bed and the factory installed towing prep package on it. Now on a custom fit part I always would recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application. Now this 5th wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your 5th wheel trailer. Now the part I'm describing here would be the hitch head and the slider that it's on. For demonstration purposes I have it installed on a display stand that has the under-bed rails attached to it that are used in your Ford truck. This gives you an idea of what it would look like installed on your truck bed. The slider right here, this built-in slider, provides the clearance that's required for your short bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16530-16020 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q20 fifth wheel trailer hitch with the slider for the Ford towing prep package and a 20,000 lb weight capacity. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford F250 and F350 super duty trucks with the six and three quarter foot bed and the factory installed towing prep package. Now, on any custom fit part, we always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application. Now, this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed, so you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. Now, I have it set up here. The hitch head and the slider is what we're describing. What I have done is mounted it onto this display stand. It has the under-bed rails mounted on it just to show you how it installs to the rails and gives you an idea of what this would look like in the bed of your truck. Now, it has a built in slider and the slider will provide the clearance that's required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds.


Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Replacement Head Unit Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Q16 fifth-wheel hitch. Now this is available in a couple different configurations. If you need just the replacement head that part number is C16520. If you're looking for a long bed truck that has rails, you got part number C16120. Then we've also got it with the slider option here for use in the short bed trucks. This is part number C16521. Now all of our configurations are going to offer a 16,000 pound gross trailer weight rating and a 4,000 pound vertical load limit.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16520-16020 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with the slider for the Ford towing prep package and this has a 16,000 pound weight capacity. This is a custom fit part and is designed to fit the Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty Trucks with the 6-3/4' bed and the factory rail kit starting with the years 2011. On any custom fit part, what I always like to recommend is to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it will show you if this will work for your application. This 5th Wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your 5th Wheel Trailer. The part that I'm describing would be the hitch head on the slider. Basically what I'm demonstrating is I'm putting it on this display stand that has the under bed rails that would be on your Ford truck just to show you how it installs, how this would look. This is how it would look in the truck bed of your vehicle. The built-in slider, right down here, this will provide the clearance that's required for your short bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds.


Curt Fifth Wheel C16515-16020 Review

Today we're going to review the Curt E16 fifth wheel trailer hitch with the slider for the Ford towing prep package vehicles. It has a 16,000 lbs. weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the Ford F-250 and F-350 super duty trucks with the 6-3/4' bed, and have the factory rail kit in them. This is for years of vehicles starting in 2011.


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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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  • Tips for Choosing the Best Truck to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Starting 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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  • 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 or 1 ton truck like the Ford F-250 or F350, Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra 2500 or 3500, or Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 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...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Adjust 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, in case you no longer have them.
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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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  • Does Demco Rail Kit Require Drilling Truck Frame When Installing On 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Demco Hijacker Underbed Rail, part # DM8551002, does not require drilling into the frame when installing. The bracket for the underbed rails are attached by fishing the bolt plates and carriage bolts through an access hole in the frame of your Silverado. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide, part # DM8550037 will work great in your truck with the 6-1/2 ft bed. This fifth wheel features a single, wraparound jaw that gives you less rattle, and the pivoting head helps to limit chucking. This...
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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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  • Comparing Reese, Pro Series, and CURT 16K Fifth 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 is the Pro Series hitch, # PS30855. This is a very economical hitch aimed at the first-time 5th wheel trailer owner. It is height adjustable from 13 inches to 17 inches...
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  • Some Guidelines for Choosing Fifth Wheel Hitch for Fifth Wheel Camper with 9000 lb Dry Weight
  • I would recommend choosing a fifth wheel hitch with your future needs in mind. All fifth wheel hitches do the same thing, retain the trailer king pin. The differences between hitches amount to their weight capacities, the features offered or the method of mounting to the truck. The lowest capacity hitch we offer is a 15K, like the Pro Series, part # PS30093 (or RP30094 for a 6-1/2 foot bed truck.) Either hitch would work for you as your trailer is unlikely to weigh more than that when...
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  • Recommended Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ford F250 With Ford Factory Fifth Wheel Prep Package
  • There are two available alternatives. You can use a 5th wheel hitch that's designed to drop right into the pucks, or you can use an adapter that sits in the pucks and provides industry standard bed rails for a standard 5th wheel hitch to attach to. First the puck mounts. If you have the short bed, you'll want to use a sliding hitch, like the Reese Elite Series Slider, part # RP30144 which will drop right into the pucks. The hitch has an 18K capacity. For a long bed truck, use the stationary...
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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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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 3500 Dually Long Bed w/ Factory Tow Prep Package
  • The Reese # RP30054 hitch you mentioned is intended to be bolted directly to the frame of a cab and chassis truck, so it wouldn't be a good choice for your Ram 3500 with the OEM tow prep kit. Curt and B&W both offer hitches that will drop right into the existing factory pucks in your truck bed. The Curt # C16545-16021 has a 24,000 lb capacity, while the B&W # BWRVK3600 offers a 25,000 lb capacity. Either hitch would be an excellent choice for you, but I'd give the B&W product a slight...
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  • Suitability of Older Trucks for Towing Fifth Wheels
  • Due to the myriad of different equipment packages GM offered, finding the towing capacity of a given vehicle is not as easy as you would think. I did some research on the towing capacities of those mid 80's GM trucks. I found that as a general rule, the K series 4wd trucks has lower capacities than the C series 2wd models. I saw several references stating that a C series could tow up to 12,000 lbs or maybe more, depending how it was equipped. The best way to determine the towing capacity...
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  • Is a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Necessary for Towing 5th Wheel - 2015 Ram 2500 w/ OEM Tow Prep Package
  • For a truck with a 6-1/2 foot bed, there are two ways to gain extra clearance between the front of the fifth wheel and the back of the truck cab. You could use a sliding fifth wheel hitch, like the Curt Q24 # C16546 sliding hitch along with the # C16022 adapter. This solution would provide 12 inches of additional clearance, which could be enough for a 90 degree turn if your fifth wheel is no more than 88 inches wide, which is pretty narrow. The better option that would provide a greater...
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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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  • Installation Instructions for Reese RP30051 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he informed me that there is nothing you can adjust on the slider that will allow you to remove that play. He did say to make sure that the pull pins that attach the slider to the rails are in correctly. You will want to make sure that they are facing out of the slider and are not underneath it. Otherwise you can get some strange noises and movement from it. I attached installation instructions for the Reese Square Tube Slider for Fifth Wheel Hitch,...
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  • Concerns About Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 Equipped with a Goose Neck Hitch
  • There are several ways to adapt a 5th wheel trailer to enable it to be towed with a truck that has a goose neck hitch installed. The best choice for you will depend on how often you need to change between trailer types. Some of the adapters that allow this flexibility will put more stress on the trailer frame than other types. Options are still somewhat limited for newer vehicles like your 2014 Ram. The best method is to replace the pin box on your 5th wheel with a compatible goose box...
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