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Fifth Wheel Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed, well be installing the Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch, part number PS30094, along with the mounting rail kit part number RP50064-58. We've already gone ahead and remove the rear wheels and lower the spare tire. This will make installing our side brackets much easier as we get to that point. Our first step for the install is going to be measuring from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of our front rail. We'll want a total 47-1/2 inches. Let's go ahead and do that now.



Fifth Wheel Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 series long bed, we will be installing Reese custom base, rails, and brackets part number RP50066-58. Before we get started we want to lower the spare tire, and bring it down out of our way so we have more working room. With that removed we want to go into the bed and measure out and mark the rear rail. The measurements are provided in the installation instructions are going to be from the end of the bed, to the rear edge of the rear rail. We also want to take and make sure the rear rail is centered in between the wheel wells. :36



Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series we will be installing the fifth wheel to gooseneck wiring harness from Pollak part number PK11893-11932. The 5th wheel wiring harness that we are going to be installing today actually comes in two separate pieces here. The one end has these two connected ports that are going to plug into the backside of our existing 7 pole on the truck. There are open pins here on the other end, what we are going to do is wire that into the connector, and that is what is going to mount inside the bed. :37



Fifth Wheel Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Today on this 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD we are going to install part number P50064-58. The first thing we want to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire. In this case we will remove the rear wheel well. You do not have to do this, but it makes things a lot easier to get accomplished. While under the truck we will remove this section of the heat shield which we are going to need the wrench to access the bolts that are on the second rail. After that we will go ahead and start with the bed itself. :32



Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series, 6 foot bed, we will be installing the Signature Series rails and brackets part number 30061. We are going to do a couple of things in preparation to installing our Signature Series rails and brackets. First, we will need to lower the spare tire out of the way, and next we will need to remove the heat shield over here on the passenger side. We are going to remove this section, just forward of this cross member here, all the way back to the rear of the vehicle. :27



Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Pickup we are going to install part number 50061-6008 from towing products. First thing we need to do is get the truck ready to install the 5 th wheel. Lower the spare tire, also in this case the vehicle has a factory brake controller which you need to take the sensor off the inside of the frame rail and get that out of the way so we can install the hardware.





Chevrolet Silverado Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers


  • Was B and W 5th Wheel That Was Installed on 2014 Chevy Silverado Done Correctly
  • Typically, a gooseneck hitch is installed centered over or slightly forward of the rear axle. The installation point is forward of the rear axle because gooseneck hitches have such high tow and tongue weight capacities that the weight needs to be over the bed of the truck for it to be able to carry the load. According to B and W, the gooseneck hitch that fits your vehicle is part # BWGNRK1007. This unit installs 49 inches forward from the tailgate end of the truck bed. This measurement...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Options for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 4-Door Short Bed
  • For your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed, there are a few options for 5th wheel trailer hitch mounting kits, both custom and universal. For starters, there are 2 custom fit options that I think would work best for your truck. First we have kit # RP50066-58. This kit has custom brackets that will install on the outsides of the frame rails of the truck which you can see in the installation instructions I have linked for you. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation. The...
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Required for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • You will likely need a slider hitch unless you have a very narrow 5th wheel trailer. To determine if you need the clearance offered by a slider you can do a little measuring and some math. When installed, the center of the gooseneck ball hole for installation kit # BWGNRK1012-5W will be approximately 44-3/4 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed (not tailgate). Measure from that point to the back of the truck cab. Then measure the width of the 5th wheel overhang and divide...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • If you have the universal installation kit will L-shaped brackets, # RP30035, then you can re-use the brackets and rails but will need to replace the hardware with # 58164. The hardware is meant for one-time use only and should not be reused. If you want to go with a custom installation kit I recommend # RP50066-58. The custom kit requires less drilling so it installs faster and easier when compared to the universal kit. Both kits will fit short or long beds. I have linked instructions...
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  • How Hard is Installation of a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Dually
  • Installation of a 5th wheel trailer hitch takes the better part of the day and probably a couple of friends and a case of your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. It also depends on which installation kit you choose. There are custom kits and universal kits. The difference is that a custom kit requires far less drilling and time to install when compared to a universal kit. For your 2013 Chevy Silverado I recommend custom installation kit # RP50066-58. It is the custom kit that we like to...
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  • Reese Elite Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • Yes, as long as you have an Under-Bed rail system like the part # RP30868 installed in the bed of your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD then the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30144 that you referenced would install and work well for you. If you have a 6 foot bed you will need a slider hitch to make tight turns with out cab interference. For that you would want a Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # RP30144 instead. I attached an FAQ article...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2013 Chevy Silverado with 6 Inch Lift
  • You might be able to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2013 Chevy Silverado with the 6 inch lift. If it is a body lift meaning the bed is further away from the frame than a stuck truck then no. If it is a suspension lift where the frame and bed are still the same distance apart then it is possible. You will likely have to raise/lower the 5th wheel hitch height and pin box height on the trailer as needed to compensate for the lift. And if that is not enough to tow the trailer with 5 inches...
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  • Can a Pro Series 15k 5th Wheel Hitch be Converted to a Slider Hitch
  • Yes, you could install a Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head # PS30099 from a Pro Series 15k hitch onto a Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers for 15K and 16K Head # RP30092 and you would be ready to tow a fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado HD
  • I would recommend you go with a custom installation kit part # RP50066 for your 2013 Chevy Silverado. Custom installation kits will install in about half the time as universal kits and will minimize drilling. If you also need the hardware for attaching your rails to the underbed brackets you would want a Replacement Hardware Kit # RP58430.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Bracket Kit is Best for 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab Short Bed
  • If you want to re-use your existing base rails in the 5th wheel set up in your new 2013 Silverado 2500HD you will want to use Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50066. This will work with your existing base rails. The other bracket kit you were reviewing, Reese # RP56001, is intended for extended-length base rails such as Reese # RP30153. Your existing base rails will not fit these brackets. The Reese Custom Bracket Kit # RP50066 includes hardware for installation on the frame...
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  • 20k Reese Select Plug Hitch Recommendation for Trailer that Weight 16,500 lbs
  • You would need to replace the entire hitch. The Reese Select Plus hitch part # RP30081 would be a great choice that would give you plenty of capacity and would work well with your Sidewinder. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Installation Tip for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit
  • The Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit # PS30132 comes with the Reese universal installation kit # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the kit for you to view. Additionally I have linked our FAQ article on 5th wheel trailers, hitches, and installation tips for you. The best personal advice I can give you is to have an assistant or two to help you with the installation. While you could perform the installation by yourself, having another...
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  • Will Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16245 Fit Universal Rails on 2013 Silverado Dually
  • Yes, the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16245, fits industry standard above bed rails so it will work with the universal rails in your 2013 Silverado Dually. The legs on this hitch, measured center to center, are 29" side to side and 22" front to back.
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  • Will the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in PullRite Industry Standard Rails
  • Typically we recommend keeping the rail manufacturer and hitch manufacturer the same, but the Reese R20 part # RP30867 that you referenced is designed to fit in industry standard rails like the Pullrite ISR rails so it should work well for you. Check out the review video I attached for this hitch as well.
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  • Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • I will be happy to help you select a 5th wheel sliding hitch for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed. First you will need an installation kit. I recommend a custom installation kit because you will not have to drill into the truck frame for installation so it does not take as long to install and installation will be easier overall. The most popular custom install kit is # C16413-204. I have included links to the instructions and a video showing installation for you. For your...
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  • Troubleshooting Husky 16k Single Jaw 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I would start by making sure you are pulling out the handle of the Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # HT31326-31314, far enough to completely disengage the king pin. See the photograph at right which shows how much of the jaw should be visible when the handle is completely disengaged. There are a few other things that could make the hitch difficult to unhook from your trailer. If the king pin is resting against the latch preventing it from sliding open you will...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendations for a 2013 Chevy Silverado with a Short Bed
  • Depends on how short of a bed you have on your 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500. If you have a truck bed that is 6 feet or longer than yes, the Husky Slider Hitch part # HT31326-31196 that you referenced would work for you. If your truck bed is shorter than 6 feet you will instead need to use a stationary hitch and a Sidewinder Pin Box on the trailer you plan to tow so that you have enough clearance to make sharp turns. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what...
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  • Will the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Installation Kit # PS30128
  • Yes, I did some checking and the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # PS30128 that you referenced will work on your 2013 Chevy Silverado with an 8 foot bed. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Compatibility of Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch with 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
  • With the correct installation kit like the Reese # RP50066-58, the Reese R20 fifth wheel hitch can certainly be installed on your 2013 Silverado 2500HD. I have linked you to a product demonstration video featuring the Reese R20 hitch, as well as a video showing the install kit being installed on a 2012 GMC Sierra, the same procedure would apply on your Silverado. If you do not already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in your truck bed, I would recommend the Bargman # 54701-003. ...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit for a 2013 Silverado 2500 HD and an RBW Lil Rocker 15K
  • For a custom install fifth wheel rail installation kit that is confirmed to fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6-1/2 foot bed and will accept your RBW 15k Lil Rocker hitch you will want the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50066-58. I attached an installation video for this kit for you to check out also.
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For an underbed rail system confirmed to fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 long bed I would recommend you first start with the Reese Elite Underbed Rail Kit # RP30868. This is the only underbed rail kit available for your truck at this time. Now for a hitch you have two options. There is an 18k option and a 25k option. If you determine you only 18k of capacity you would want the Reese Elite Fifth Wheel # RP30142. If you need 25k capacity you would want the Reese Elite Hitch # RP30143. I...
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  • Rails for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550037 in 2013 Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • The recommended rails to install the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # DM8550037, on your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD with 6-1/2 ft bed is the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit, # DM8551002. The no-drill frame brackets provide an easier installation and with the rails mounted under the truck bed, once the hitch is removed, you have an empty bed. No rails to work around when loading anything into the bed of the truck.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Towing Setup Recommendation for 2013 Chevy Silverado 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • For a fifth wheel hitch for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed we have exactly what you need. But since the bed of your truck is so short you will also need to use a Sidewinder pin box. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado to Install Reese Hitch
  • Yes, the correct fifth wheel installation kit for your 2013 Chevy Silverado is the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # RP50066-58. This install kit is also compatible with your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047. I attached an install video for the rail kit for you to check out also.
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  • How to Remove Curt Q16 Head from Center Section
  • No need to worry, Typically it's harder to remove the head after use. I double checked the instructions that I've linked for your convenience, and they state it is only the lynch pin and large pivot pin that need to be removed to remove the head. They do recommend the head and legs be removed as one unit and say that if there is binding they recommend loosening the four 14mm leg mounting bolts to release them from the rails.
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The towing capacity for a vehicle does include braking, BUT you will need a brake controller so that you can stop effectively with a trailer that heavy. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Install Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Reese Titan 16k Hitch part # RP30866 is a great hitch, but since you have a short bed truck you would need the slider version of this hitch to allow you to make tight turns. For that you would want the part # RP30869 as this is basically just the same hitch with a round tube slider as the base. For a fifth wheel rail install kit you would want a custom install kit like part # RP50066-58 as it will minimize drilling to install and will cut install time by about half. I attached...
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  • How to Eliminate Chucking with a 2013 Silverado 3500 and a Sierra 346RET using a Curt E16 Hitch
  • Since you already have the Trailair Tri-Glide pin box on your Sierra 346RET, I would definitely fault the Curt E16 hitch for any additional chucking your are experiencing. The E16 hitch uses a slide-bar jaw which provides a fairly loose grip around the king pin frequently creating chucking and a noisy ride. Upgrading your fifth wheel hitch will would be my recommendation for a smoother ride. The B and W Companion, BWRVK3500-5W, is an excellent hitch, but you will have to remove your...
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  • Will a 5th Wheel Hitch Install in a Truck with a Spray-On Bedliner
  • There is no problem installing a fifth wheel hitch if you have a spray-on bed liner as long as the bed liner is fully cured. If you are looking into adding a spray-on bed liner to your truck, then you will want to check with the installer regarding cure time and make sure it has fully cured before you install a fifth wheel hitch or bed rails. We do not recommend installing a fifth wheel hitch on plastic bed liners because it will crush the bed liner when under a load and a plastic bed...
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  • Compatibility of Husky Silver Series Fifth Wheel Hitch # HT31318-31325 with Reese Bed Rails
  • The Husky Silver Series # HT31318-31325 hitch is indeed fully compatible with the Reese bed rails used with your existing # RP30035 Reese Universal Install Kit. Your existing bed rails will NOT need to be removed and repositioned. We actually have one of the Husky Silver Series Hitches assembled, and if you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the dimensions of the mounting tabs that insert in the bed rails. You can measure the mounting holes in your bed rails to confirm,...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • For a 16K 5th wheel hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed, my top choice is the same hitch you referenced, # RP30075. This hitch uses the round tube slider which offers 12 inches of travel, the most of any slider, for more clearance between truck and trailer. This hitch has been described by my contact at Reese as their workhorse. It has been around for a while and is a very popular hitch. It has a 4 -Way pivoting head and dual jaw design for a secure connection. For...
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  • Can the Curt Knurled Bolts Work with the L-Brackets on a Reese Universal Base Rails
  • Yes, the Curt fifth wheel knurled mounting bolts # C16103 you referenced will work with the Reese universal base rails L-brackets in the installation kit # RP30035. They are both a 1/2 inch in diameter and 1-1/2 inches from end of the bolt up to the base of the knurled area. It's a grade 5 bolt. The fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 will work with all the Reese install kits, including # RP30035. The Reese replacement 1/2 inch knurled bolt # 55055 is an available option but the...
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  • Where is a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Positioned in the Bed of a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The center of the hitch jaws for trailer hitch # RP30081 will be centered over the rear axle on your 2012 Chevy 2500HD when using installation kit # RP50066-58. I have included a link to the installation kit instructions for you to view. 5th Wheel trailer hitches are normally positioned centered over the rear axle or within a few inches forward of it. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • How to Prevent the Pin Box from Hitting the Bed Rails on a 2012 Chevrolet 3500 Dually
  • Your best option is to adjust the height of the fifth wheel hitch if possible. The Curt Q24 fifth wheel hitch is height adjustable from 13 inches to 17 inches. If you can raise the height of the fifth wheel hitch, try that first. There are other fifth wheel hitches on the market with a greater height adjustability such as the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869, or the Husky Silver Series 26K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # HT31318-31325. The R20 hitch can be raised to 18 inches and the Husky...
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  • Rough Ride Quality Towing Jayco 5th Wheel with ProSeries 16K Slider Hitch # PS30857
  • I was not able to find any order history for you, however the ProSeries entry-level 5th wheel hitch # PS30857 that you referenced is intended to deliver good basic performance at a cost-effective price point. We do offer other 16K-rated hitches that include additional features for better ride quality and these include the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869. This hitch, shown in the linked video, incorporates a serrated dual-jaw design for better king pin contact...
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  • How to Determine Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Works Best on a 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • If you happen to have an 8 foot long bed, I recommend the Reese fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 because of the 2-jaw latching system. The gross towing weight is 16,000 pounds and tongue weight is 4,000 pounds. If you happen to need a rail kit, you can use the custom kit # RP50064-58. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed, the sliding hitch # RP30051 will provide 10-inches front to back travel for better turning clearance. It will also have the 2-jay latching system providing you more jaw...
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  • Pin Weight Rating of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Part # RP30047
  • The Reese fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 that you referenced will have the same pin weight capacity of 4,000 pounds, just like the Reese fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30051. You can find the towing and pin weight specs for all of our fifth wheel hitches on the product pages. Please note that the terms vertical load limit, tongue weight and pin weight are used interchangeably with fifth wheel hitches.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit for 2012 Silverado 2500HD and RBW 'Lil Rocker
  • We can help you with a 5th wheel base rail kit to use with your RBW 'Lil Rocker hitch that fits into industry-standard base rails. I recommend a custom-fit base rail kit for your 2012 Silverado 2500HD to reduce your installation time. A good cost-effective option is Curt # C16413-204 which includes all mounting hardware. The linked video shows installation in a 2013 Silverado. For a set of hitch pins you can use # 6014. If you care to lock the hitch you can substitute Tow Ready Base...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado with Air Suspension Enhancement
  • Since you have an air suspension system on your 2012 Chevy Silverado you will need to compare how that system installs before you pick out an install kit for a fifth wheel hitch. The custom install kits like the # C16413-204 that you referenced mount to the outside of the frame near the factory jounce like in the picture I attached. You will need to compare this picture to how your air system installs to determine if a custom kit could work. In most cases you would need to go with...
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  • Will the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Transfer from a Dodge Ram to a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Reese 16K Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30075, and base rails will transfer from your Dodge Ram to your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado as long as your base rails are Reese rails. The only components that may not transfer are the frame brackets. To determine if your frame brackets will transfer, we will need to know what type of frame brackets you were using to determine if they will fit on the Silverado. If you were using a universal install kit like part # RP30035, then the frame brackets...
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  • Will 25K Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Mount Directly Into Pucks on 2012 Silverado Used for 18K Hitch
  • Yes, the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30143, and the 18K Reese Elite Hitch, # RP30142, both use the same under bed rail system so the new hitch will mount directly into the pucks on your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado that were previously used for the 18K hitch. Just remove your 18K hitch, lock in the 25K hitch and you are ready to go.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch in a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck the best option would be to go with a slider. The Hi-Rise hitch, # 9480, is a fixed hitch and would not offer clearance in a short bed truck to make tight turns when towing the 5th wheel trailer. However there are no adapters that will allow you to use a slider and that fit the Hide-A-Goose that you have. But there is an adapter that does offer some offset. Take a look at the Andersen Ultimate Connection, # AM3225. This is the only adapter that moves...
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement and Compressor Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2430 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado and would not interfere with the fifth wheel rails. This would be a great way to provide additional support for your rear suspension while towing your trailer. For a compressor kit with an in-cab controller check out the part # F2178. This will allow you to monitor and control the air pressure in the bags from inside your vehicle.
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  • Will the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16115 Fit a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • Assuming that your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has an 8 foot bed, the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16115, will work for you. If your truck isn't already equipped with compatible 5th wheel rails, I recommend going with the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16413-204. These custom fit brackets mount to existing holes in your Chevrolet Silverado's frame to minimize drilling which nearly cuts your installation time in half when compared to installing a universal bracket system.
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  • Which is Better the Reese # RP30081 20K 5th Wheel Hitch or the Pro Series # PS30119 Hitch
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, item # RP30081, has a longer warranty and added features like a larger 9 inch wide funnel and and higher height adjustment for faster, easier hookup, and a single piece self latching jaw to ensure proper connection to the trailers king pin. Other than that, the hitches are very similar, and they are both capable of towing up to 20,000 pounds if your Silverado is rated for a trailer that large. I would go with the Reese, # RP30081, hitch for the added...
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  • Will Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider Fit a Short Bed 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • The Reese R16, # RP30869 can be used in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. It also fits the standard above the bed rails. If your truck is a 1500, use custom installation kit # RP50064-58. If it is a 2500 or 3500, use # RP50066-58. I have included link to the installation instructions and videos for each kit for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, 2011 Forest River Sierra
  • We have numerous 5th wheel trailer hitches for the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. The best hitch for your truck and trailer combination is largely dependent on the bed length of the truck. Short bed trucks require a sliding hitch or, in some cases, a sidewinder will need to be added. Long bed trucks can use a standard hitch. If you have a short bed truck, I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, # RP30075. The round tube slider offers 12 inches of travel to...
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  • Rail Position for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • There are a couple of 5th wheel installation kits that use L-shaped angle brackets that also fit the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500. First there is # RP30095. On it the measurement from the rear edge of the bed to the back of the rear most rails is 25-3/16 inches. The rails will be spaced approximately 21-13/16 inches apart on center so the total to the back of the front rail will be approximately 47 inches from the rear edge of the bed. I have linked instructions for you. The other installation...
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  • Are the Bolts in the Middle of Rails Needed for Installation of 5th Wheel Rails on a 2011 Chevy 3500
  • The Bolts in the center of both rails were originally added to keep the above bed rails from bowing, especially with a slider hitch. The bolts also help with keeping the hitch from moving in the bed and capacity, so it is a very good idea to have these bolts installed. This is true no matter which installation kit you are using, Universal, item # RP30035, or a custom install kit, item # RP50066-58. I have linked instructions for both of these installation kits for you to review. Both...
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  • Will the Wiring Harness from the # RP30142 Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The wiring harness that comes with the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 18,000 lbs, part # RP30142, that you referenced will work on GM, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, and Nissan trucks. You will not need to designate the brand of your truck when ordering a # RP30142. The wiring harness is Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck 90 Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Connector, part # 50-97-410. I checked with Reese and it will work on your 2011 Chevrolet 2500HD....
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