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2013 Ram 2500 Questions and Answers


  • Can the Firestone Heavy Duty Air Compressor Fill a Flat Tire
  • The heavy duty Firestone compressor can inflate tires but you would also need a tank. Firestone does make a remote filling station, # F2239, that has the tank, compressor, gauges, lines and other accessories. The Level Command kit # F2097 is not set up for tire inflation as it comes.
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  • Comparison Between Draw-Tite and Curt Front Hitch for 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch you referenced, part # 65063, does indeed protrude through the bumper. Based on your email stating the use of a winch, and ground clearance concerns, my recommendation would be this hitch. I spoke with my source at Draw-Tite and found that when installed, the end of the receiver protruding through the bumper is 6-3/4 inches from the face of the mounting plate. I have included an illustration showing this information. As per the included installation instructions,...
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  • Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • I have a ladder rack and tonneau cover combination that will work for your 2013 Ram 2500, however, TracRac discontinued tonneau cover option for the TracRac ladder racks. Instead, I recommend looking at the Adarac Ladder Rack by Access, # A70480. This ladder was designed to fit the short bed models of the 2013 Ram 2500 and it is compatible with inside-the-rail tonneau covers. For an inside-the-rail tonneau covers, I recommend looking at either the Access Vanish Soft, Roll-Up Tonneau...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • Since the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 that you referenced does not move the pivot point further back you really do not gain much clearance for tight turns with a short bed truck. Also, if you use an offset adapter like this you can not use an additional offset adapter like the B and W extender you referenced. This would cause too much leverage on the trailer. Do you have a hitch in the bed of your truck? If not I would recommend you install...
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  • Will Curt Friction Style Sway Control System Fit Curt 1400 Pound Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, you can use sway control # 17200 with Curt weight distribution hitch # C17007. But if the trailer gross weight is between 6,000 lbs and 10,000 lbs, you will need two sway-control units, one on either side of the trailer. You will also want to use two units if your trailer is 26 feet or longer. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • I do have a solution for your 2013 Ram 2500 short bed, however the Husky Fifth Wheel Install Kit, # HT31415-686, that you referenced was designed to fit GM trucks. Instead, I recommend looking at the Reese Quick-Install Kit, # RP56011-53. This kit includes the frame brackets and the base rails and is compatible with any fifth wheel hitch that uses the industry standard above bed base rails. If you do not have a hitch, I have attached a link to all of our fifth wheel hitches that...
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  • Will the Diversi-Tech Locking Hitch Pin # DT31005 Fit a 2-1/2 Inch Hitch on a 2013 Ram 2500
  • You should have no problem using the Diversi-Tech Locking Hitch Pin, # DT31005. Unfortunately, we have not had the chance to test this lock with a 2-1/2 inch hitch on a 2013 Ram 2500, but I can tell you that we have not had any reported issues with this lock and Dodge vehicles. If you would like to verify that this lock will fit, you can simply measure the outer width of your trailer hitch receiver at the hitch pin hole. As long as the width at the hitch pin hole is less than 3-1/4...
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  • Will the Reese R16 Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, you can use the Reese R16 5th wheel trailer hitch, # RP30869, on your 2013 Ram 2500 short bed. For an installation kit the best option to fit the hitch and for ease of installation use # RP56011-53. You can also use installation kit # C16426-204. These are both custom installation kits that require less drilling and install time compared to universal installation kits. The hitch has 11 inches of travel. To make sure this is enough for you to safely make 90 degree turns without hitting...
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  • 2014 Ram 2500 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
  • Curt offers a fifth wheel install kit for your truck, part # C16427-204. This kit is compatible with your truck unless it has the Ramboxes. Fifth wheel towing with a Ram truck that is equipped with the Rambox option is not a recommended practice. The Ramboxes make the interior of the bed much narrower than the standard bed, which means that the fifth wheel pin box can strike the bed side during turns. Theoretically, using a Reese Sidewinder (see provided FAQ link) and a standard hitch will...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Husky Slider Hitch
  • For your 2013 Ram 2500 and Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch you will need to use installation kit # HT32084-686. This is a custom installation kit that requires only minimal drilling for installation. Custom installation kits require less installation time compared to universal kits because of the custom fit brackets and less drilling involved.
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  • Can Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags be Installed on 2013 Ram 2500 with B and W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • It looks like the brackets on the B and W gooseneck trailer hitch # BWGNRK1313 fit on the outboard side of the frame rails on your 2013 Ram 2500. The brackets for the Firestone air bags, # F2299, install on the bottoms and inboard sides of the frame rails. This means there should be no interference and you can use both products. You will want to take a look at the installation video and instructions I have linked for the Firestone system and compare them to the available are on your...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500
  • Both the Draw Tite Hitch # 9464-57 and the B and W hitch # BWGNRK1313 that are confirmed for your 2013 Ram 2500 would be an excellent choice. The U-bolt install of the # 9464-57 would make the install simpler than having to fishwire installation bolts like the B and W. The U-bolts will be very secure as well. Since you mentioned twice that you did not like the idea of cutting a bigger hole in the bed I believe the # 9464-57 would be the better choice for you as well.
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  • Hide-A-Gooseneck Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 with a 6 ft Bed
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 9464-57 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2013 Ram 2500 with a 6 foot 4 inch bed and is made here in the USA. For a fifth wheel wiring adapter to add a 7-way to the bed of your truck I would recommend the Hopkins Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness # 41157.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch and Install Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500
  • There are confirmed gooseneck hitches that will work on your 2013 Ram 2500, but the 30K Under-Bed Gooseneck Hitch # 9470-39 that you referenced is designed for older model Rams and would not work for you. I attached a page that will allow you to select your bed and cab style. Once you select your vehicle style you will see the available hitches that are confirmed to fit your vehicle. If you have the factory hitch prep package all you would need is the Reese Gooseneck Hitch Ball part...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount that Can be Used with Friction Sway Control
  • You can use sway control only with an adjustable ball mount in one of two ways. First, you could use sway control bracket # RP26003 which will fit a ball mount platform up to 2.610 inches wide. It also has a 1 inch diameter hitch ball hole. The other option is to weld on a sway control bracket # 3442. Welding should be performed by a qualified professional welder. For an adjustable ball mount that already has a sway control portion on it we have # 7390. It is rated for 6,000 pounds...
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  • How to Determine where to Mount the Cables on Trailer Ramp for a Gorilla Lift
  • First, the cable from the Gorilla Lift, # GL1, attaches to a trailer ramp using a bolt and nuts. I have included a picture showing this. The place where the cable will attach to the ramp depends on its size and design. I have included a picture showing the chart used to determine cable placement for you. We do not currently have a video showing installation.
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  • Will Installing BAK Roll-X Tonneau in Bed of 2013 Ram 2500 Interfere with 5th Wheel
  • According to my contact at BAK Industries, their Roll-X Hard Tonneau # BAK36207 for the 2009-2013 Ram with the 5-1/2 foot box is about 7 inches tall when rolled up. If you to to the front lip of the truck bed, measure 7 inches rearward and 7 inches up, it will show you where the closest portion of the tonneau will be to the trailer pin box. You can hitch up your fifth wheel, and check if any portion of the pin box or underside of the trailer loft gets within 7 inches of the top of the...
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  • Will a B and W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose in a 2013 Ram 2500
  • No, the B and W Companion hitch # BWRVK3400-5W and the Hide-A-Goose hitch # 9464-57 do not use the same installation kit. They are specific to their respective hitches. For the B and W hitch you will want to get installation kit and gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1313-5W for your 2013 Ram 2500 diesel. Once the installation kit is installed the Companion hitch does fit into the gooseneck ball hole and locks into place the same way the gooseneck ball does. I have included links to the installation...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • For a short bed truck like your 2013 Ram 2500 I recommend a slider hitch that has 12 inches of travel so you will be able to make tighter turns without hitting the truck cab and trailer together. For a 16K hitch I recommend the Curt Q16, # C16521. It offers a secure dual jaw, 360 degree cushioned head for easy hook up and a smooth ride, and the slider base offers 12 inches of travel. For a 20K hitch we have the Curt Q20, # C16536. It has the same features as the Q16 but with a higher...
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  • Front Suspension Enhancement for a 2013 Ram 2500HD Using a Snowplow
  • There are several products that you could use to enhance the front suspension on your 2013 Ram 2500. You could use SumoSprings, # SSF-302, for 4 wheel drive or # SSF-301 for 2 wheel drive. These springs are great for people who use snowplows. The more they are compressed the more resistance they offer so there should not be any bouncing problem like you are having with the air bags. Also, if you have a 4wheel drive version, we have SuperCoils, # SSC-22 rated for 2,600 pounds or # SSC-23...
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  • Timbren Springs and Firestone Ride-Rite Comparison for a 2013 Ram 2500 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There are a few things to consider when purchasing suspension enhancement for towing a fifth wheel trailer. The Bilstein shocks will certainly help, but it also does not hurt to add suspension enhancement like Timbren springs or Firestone air bags either. They will reduce sag, improve stability and prolong the life of your stock suspension. Timbren and Firestone make excellent products. We use Timbren springs on our Ram 2500 when towing our fifth wheel trailer and they do an excellent...
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  • Adapter to Use Pullrite ISR SuperGlide in a 2013 Ram Mega Cab with OEM 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • So it looks like you have the ISR (industry standard rail) version of the SuperGlide. When trying to adapt that to a 2013 or 2014 Ram with the factory installed 5th wheel prep package, you are going to have to use an adapter. If the feet on the hitch are 20-1/2 inches or 29 inches apart on center, side to side, and 22 inches apart on center front to back then you can use adapter # RP30154.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ram 2500 Diesel Short Bed
  • I measured some Curt rails, the same as those used in installation kit # C16426-204 and they are 1-1/4 inches tall if you measure from the top of the bed corrugations. The bolts do go through the outer parts of the rails so the bolt head height would not be an issue. I have linked a video showing installation of this kit on a 2013 Ram. The Reese options for your truck are the new taller rails that would not work for you. On short bed trucks it is recommended to use a slider hitch...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Gooseneck # 8339-4457 Include Installation Rails
  • The Draw-Tite Fold-Down Gooseneck Hitch you referenced, part # 8339-4457 does indeed include the mounting rails. I have confirmed that the hitch and install rails are a fit for your truck. To provide a trailer connector in your truck bed, you might also be interested in part # 41157. I have linked you to an installation video for the trailer connector.
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  • Can Extang Tonneau Cover for 2013 Ram 2500 with Rambox Fit with DeeZee Chest Toolbox Installed
  • Measure the inside width of the bed at the front where the box will set. The width of toolbox # DZ8556 is 56 inches. The height when you factor in the lid is just under 17 inches. Measure from the top of the bed corrugations to the top of the bed sides to determine fit. Some parts of tonneau cover # EX56426 will hang below the tops of the bed on the underside of the cover but they should be off to the sides where the cover attaches to the bed. Given the width at 56 inches for the box...
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  • Installation Recommendation For Hopkins Wiring Harness # 41157 In 2013 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Hopkins Endurance 90-Degree Wiring Harness, part # 41157, is designed to plug into the existing wiring on your 2013 Dodge Ram 2500, and still retain the use of the 7-pole connector at the bumper. Normal installation would be accomplished by drilling through the bed liner, and mounting the connector through the bed liner in a convenient place that has enough clearance, usually behind the wheel well on the driver side of the truck bed. I have attached a link to a video that shows the...
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  • Will Reese Goose Box Fit B&W Gooseneck Ball in a 2013 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4x4
  • The B&W gooseneck ball is a standard 2-5/16 inch ball so a Reese Goose Box such as # RP94622 will work with it. However, the Goose Box only fits certain 5th wheel trailer pin boxes. Goose Box # RP94622 will fit Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD pin boxes as well as Fabex PB-600 Series pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds. Goose Box # RP94622-61301 will fit Lippert 0115, 1116 and 1716 pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds. Goose Box # RP94623 will fit Lippert 1621 and 1716 pin...
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  • Locks Needed For 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver And Coupler On Trailer
  • I was unable to find a combination system that would work to lock both the coupler on your trailer and also the hitch receiver on your 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 2-1/2 receiver. For a simple system to secure your coupler I recommend the Blaylock EZ Lock Trailer Coupler Lock, part # BLTL-33-40D. This lock simply inserts into the the coupler and uses a 3/4 inch pin to secure the lock to the coupler. A keyed Master Lock is included that is inserted through the pin on the lock. For...
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  • Reese Extension/Reducer # RP45292 Compatibility with Class V Factory Hitch on 2013 Ram 2500
  • The Reese Titan Extension/Reducer you referenced, part # RP45292 would work great with the 2-1/2 inch Class V hitch on your Ram. As you mentioned, the extension has a 8K capacity when cut down to the 24 inch length, that will provide a 2 inch receiver on the other end you can attach a ball mount or weight distribution system to.
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  • Blue Ox Bed Saver Recommendation for a Reese Elite Slider 18k Hitch
  • We have exactly what you need, but the # BXR4105 that you referenced will not work on the slider Elite hitches. Instead you would want the part # BXR4110 that is specifically designed to fit the Slider Elite hitches.
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